A line of thunderstorms rolling through the Tri-State earlier this evening generated wind gusts in excess of 40 mph, left many without power and dropped more than 0.50" of rainfall in some spots, but the storms have come and gone and now drier, calmer weather is expected to roll back in over the Tri-State this evening and overnight. After seeing afternoon highs peak in the mid to low 80s earlier on, the rainfall dropped the mercury 9° in the matter of a half of an hour - overnight lows will level out in the upper 50s early Tuesday morning. Tomorrow morning's low of 58° will not only mark our coolest start to a day this month, but also set the stage for what will be an absolutely gorgeous afternoon.
While sunshine and a breezy southwesterly wind will make for yet another warmer-than-average day across the Ohio Valley, Tuesday's peak temperatures will be our coolest since this past Thursday; we'll hit 78° in Evansville tomorrow afternoon. It should be a perfect day to spend outdoors however - feel free to grab lunch outdoors (our temperature around noon will be a comfortable 74°) or fire up that grill for dinnertime (temperatures will remain in the mid to low 70s tomorrow evening). Increasing cloud cover late tomorrow evening will reach the Tri-State ahead of our next round of anticipated rainfall, expected to arrive Wednesday.
The first of our midweek rain chances should arrive during that late morning/early afternoon as a warm front swings through the Mississippi and Ohio Valleys. An associated cold front will prolong those chances of rain as it slowly inches eastward across the Midwest. Scattered rainfall will likely linger through the remainder of our Wednesday and into Thursday. Once the first finally passes, an additional cold front is expected to settle into our region by Friday, before eventually exiting east of the Tri-State later that day. The latest model data suggests that by the time the last of the rains fall across Tri-State, some portions of the region could see upwards of 1.25" of total precipitation. At leats the weekend ahead looks as though it will remain dry - current data indicates that highs will remain in the mid to upper 60s on Saturday and Sunday under mostly sunny skies.