Snow for Now, Warmth Comes Later

Our second round of snow this week will give way to warmer temperatures down the road.

Posted: Feb 17, 2021 6:03 PM

The National Weather Service has placed nearly the whole region under either a Winter Storm Warning or Winter Weather Advisory through the rest of our Wednesday and into Thursday. Our next round of snowfall will spread northeastward across the Tri-State through the evening and linger though the overnight hours and into tomorrow morning's commute. Fortunately, it's expected that for most of us, this system will not be as significant as Sunday and Monday's round of snowfall. Though, the most greatly impacted by this winter weather will be those Kentuckian communiites that only received between 1" and 3" of snow earlier in the week.

Speaking of which, the areas south of a Marion to Hartford, KY line will receive between 2" and 4" of accumulation between this evening and Thursday morning; residents north of that line, but south of Evansville will likely see around 1" or 2" of snowfall. Less than an inch of snowfall accumulation is expected for the northern half of the viewing area. This system is also expected to be relatively short-lived; after seeing the snow expand across the Ohio Valley this evening, the last of the snow will exit east of the area between 10AM and 11AM Thursday.

After seeing temperatures peak near 27° tomorrow afternoon, clear skies and northerly winds will pair for yet another bitterly cold night to follow - the mercury will dip to 8° during the predawn hours Friday. We'll wrap the work week on a bit of a brighter note; Friday will be mostly sunny, but temperatures will fail to surpass the mid 20s for most of us. Saturday, on the other hand, may end up being a cause for celebration - that afternoon, temperatures are expected to reach 32°! I know that doesn't sound all that significant, but if that forecast holds, it'll mark the first time in 12 days (since February 8th) that the River City will find itself at or above the freezing mark. Better yet, afternoon high temperatures are currently forecast to reach the mid to low 50s by next Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Early-morning fog will be possible by daybreak tomorrow. Clouds will increase from the south through midday. Scattered showers and storms will develop by the evening and increase in coverage after sunset. Expect highs to approach the low-80s.
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