Thursday was our warmest day in over a month! We tipped the scales at 85° earlier this afternoon, marking our highest temperature recorded since April 9th. If you were a fan of the heat today, you're going to absolutely love the next four to five days and for good measure, this evening as well - we'll dip to a dinnertime temperature of 81° before falling to just 71° around 10PM. Southerly winds will again help keep temperatures overnight around 5° warmer than average for this time of the year; we'll wake up to a morning low of 63° in Evansville, setting the stage for yet another hot day ahead.
Higher pressure camped out over the Carolinas and Virginias will slowly push westward through the weekend, maintaining the clear skies above the Tri-State and our southerly wind flow at the surface. That consistent combination will gradually drive our temperatures higher over the next few days, eventually leaving us with our hottest weather in nine months! As for our Friday, it will bring about the warmest weather the Tri-State has seen since September 10th of last year; our mostly sunny skies and high temperatures near 87° will make for a nearly flawless Friday evening, perfect for welcoming back Owensboro's Friday After 5 for the first time in nearly two years! The mercury will be right around 84° when that event kicks off before droping to just 79° by the time the Baha men take the stage. Yes, THOSE Baha Men.
We'll continue to see pleasant, albeit hot, weather linger into our Saturday and Sunday; in fact, Saturday will mark the first time reaching 90° in Evansville in about eight and a half months before jumping even higher on Sunday. We'll wrap up the weekend ahead on a hot note, Sunday's anticipated afternoon high temperature of 91° will be our hottest since August 25th of last year! The 90s are even expected to stick around for the start of the next work week - current model data suggests we'll reach 91° and 90° on Monday and Tuesday respectively. Cooler temperatures aren't expected to return to the Ohio Valley until at least next Wednesday, that's when our next round of organized rainfall should arrive.