Isolated rainfall made its way across the Tri-State earlier this afternoon, but the evening ahead looks as though it'll be a dry one. After seeing temperatures near 77° at dinnertime, we'll fall to 73° by 10PM before bottoming out near 67° by sunrise Thursday. Southerly winds and increasing cloud cover will make for a particularly mild start to the day; our Thursday, much like our midweek, will be a primarily dry dry - we may even see more sunshine at times tomorrow. The dry weather tomorrow afternoon paired with the peeks of sunshine will allow the mercury to top out near 84° along the Ohio. The latest model data suggests that we may see chances of rainfall spread across the region late tomorrow afternoon or early Thursday evening. A cold front stalling out over the Mississippi Valley could produce scattered rainfall though the overnight hours into early Friday.
Friday looks as though it'll be an active one. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to push across the Tri-State that morning, making for a damp start to the last day of our work week. Current data indicates that we may see a break from the rainfall around midday before seeing a resurgence of shower and thunderstorm activity as the late afternoon rolls into the early evening. Some of these strom may produce wind gusts in excess of 50 mph and small hail - as a result, the Storm Prediction has placed the majority of the Tri-State under a "1" on the Threat Index for Friday afternoon and evening. Obviously, the timing of these storms may also impact those high school football games on Friday night - something to keep in mind if you plan on attending one of those games.
The cold front responsible for Friday's potentially strong to Severe storms will pass to our east late Friday night and allow a cooler Canadian air mass to set up shop across the Tri-State for the upcoming weekend. The combination of breezy northerly winds and that cool, dry air will only allow Evansville to reach 65° on Saturday afternoon under mostly sunny skies, marking our coolest day since September 22nd. The mercury will continue to tumble as we head into Saturday evening and overnight; as of right now, it looks like we'll fall to 44° in the River City early Sunday morning. If that forecast holds, it will be our coldest start to a day in four and a hlaf months! Sunday looks just as nice; expect a high of 69° under crystal clear skies as we wrap up the weekend.