Storms Exit, Cool Air Arrives

Cool, fall-like conditions finally reach the Tri-State following a passing cold front.

Posted: Oct 15, 2021 6:37 PM

The cold front has come and gone and with it our threat for Severe Weather. However, scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue to affect portions of the Tri-State through the remainder of the evening ahead. In fact, there is a possibility that some of the thunderstorms we see between now and 9PM or so could produce small hail and wind gusts in excess of 40 mph. Anyone planning on attending a football game this evening should make sure an umbrella or poncho is on hand to keep you dry and should anticipate at least some rain delays to occur. The rain should finally exit east of the Tri-State between 10PM and 12AM; it's around that time that wind speeds will again pick up some steam - our northwesterly winds are expected to gust as high as 35 mph at times overnight.

The strong northwesterly winds will plummet temperatures across the region, allowing the mercury to fall more than 30° over an 18-hour period! After seeing 79° on Friday afternoon in Evansville, we'll kick off our Saturday with a morning low near 48°. If you think that sounds cool just wait, because we're about to get downright chilly. The Canadian air mass settling in over the Ohio Valley will make for a particularly cool day across the Tri-State; tomorrow's anticipated high of 64° will mark our coolest afternoon in more than three weeks. The clear skies and (still breezy) northwesterly winds will push temperatures even lower late Saturday night and Sunday morning; the latest model data suggests that we'll wake up to a morning low of 42° in Evansville Sunday morning - if that forecast holds, not only would it be our coolest temperature of the season thus far, but it would also represent our coldest recorded temperature in more than 5 months!

The good times just keep rolling for the Tri-State as we head into the end of the weekend and early next week. Higher pressure keeping the skies above the area crystal clear on Saturday and Sunday will kick to our east by next Monday before stalling out over the southeastern quarter of the country Tuesday. That core of high pressure will then begin to push southerly winds back into the Ohio Valley. Normally, this would leave us with a resurgence of heat and oppressive humidity across the Tri-State, but next week looks nothing short of perfect. After seeing a high near 68° on Sunday, we'll reach up toward 72° with plenty of sunshine Monday before tipping the scales at 74° and 75° on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively under, you guessed it, crystal clear skies.

Evansville
Mostly Cloudy
41° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 41°
Owensboro
Partly Cloudy
41° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 41°
Princeton
Cloudy
41° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 41°
Madisonville
Partly Cloudy
41° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 41°
Jasper
Cloudy
38° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 38°
Temperatures were a heck of a lot more bearable earlier this afternoon - despite our northwesterly winds, temperatures peaked at 54° in Evansville earlier on and are expected to remain quite comfortable as we head into the evening hours. Expect temperatures ranging from 48° to 41° between 7 PM and 10 PM; though the added cloud cover over the coming hours will only allow temperatures to fall as low as 38° by early Wednesday morning. It's not all good news however, it looks as though some of us (especially those north of the Ohio River) could see periods of scattered rainfall throughout our Wednesday morning.
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