And just like that, it was over - our streak of 432 straight days (14 months, 4 days) without accumulating snowfall has officially ended. The National Weather Service reported an official amount of 0.2" of snow in Evansville earlier this afternoon. Scattered snowfall will continue to affect the region on and off throughout the remainder of the evening and even into our weekend ahead. After peaking at 43° earlier today, temperatures will dip to 31° overnight before only bouncing back to 37° tomorrow afternoon. While snow chances will linger Saturday, showers won't be quite as widespread as they were Friday.
Isolated flurries will hang on for Sunday as well, but by then the main story will be the wind. In fact, both Saturday and Sunday, wind gusts will top out near 20 mph or 25 mph keeping wind chill values from climbing above the upper 20s for about 36 hours over the weekend. Sunday's high of 38° under overcast conditions will give way to some clearing skies and a bitterly cold start to Martin Luther King Jr. Day - despite a morning low of 26°, we'll still reach back up into the upper 30s and low 40s that day (the mostly sunny skies will help).
We won't have that long of a break from the precip chances unfortunately, Tuesday (while warmer) looks like lit will bring about our next chance for rainfall and wintry mixture. A front stalling just south of the Ohio will continue to generate chances for rain and a wintry mix into our Wednesday and even Thursday next week. If there's any silver lining here, it's the fact that temperatures will finally rebound and jump back up into the upper 40s and low 50s toward the end of next week.
Wear Your Mask.