Summer-Like Heat and Humidity Returning

Summer just won't give up...

Posted: Aug 21, 2020 5:56 PM

Afternoon highs trended slightly cooler this afternoon - the added cloud cover and moisture in the lower atmosphere helped keep our temperature in the River City a bearable 81°, though you could feel the added humidity in the air earlier on. A few isolated showers and storms remain possible through the dinner hours, but drier weather should settle in late tonight and linger into our Saturday morning.

Additional pop-up shower and thunderstorm development appears as though it will be most likely between the hours of 1PM and 7PM Saturday. Afternoon highs will again remain below the norm, but don't get too attached to these cooler-than-average temperatures, summer-like heat and humidity is seemingly never too far off from the Tri-State. Sunday looks drier and sunny - expect an afternoon high temperature near 87° with heat indices north of 90°.

Unfortunately, the mercury will continue to climb early next week; after reaching 89° (Heat Index: 94°) on Monday, Tuesday will hit 90° (Heat Index: 95°) and Wednesday should tip the scales at 92°, but could feel as hot as 97° at times with the heat index. Do your best to stay cool!

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Hi: 33° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 24°
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Hi: 36° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 25°
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Hi: 30° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 22°
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Hi: 40° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 31°
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Hi: 31° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 28°
Our Tuesday was nothing short of chilly, gloomy, gray and wintry throughout the Tri-State; afternoon high temperatures only reached as high as the middle to low 30s throughout the region. Our peak temperature of 32° in Evansville was 16° below the norm for this time of the year. As for the evening ahead, cloud cover and cool air will linger - additionally, there have been reports of sporadic flurries on and off throughout the day and some portions in the Lower Ohio Valley may continue to see brief snow showers through 10 o’clock this evening. Our winds will shift southward overnight tonight into early Wednesday morning and while it won’t necessarily drive temperatures higher for the predawn hours, It will help keep temperatures from falling much further than where they currently stand. Extract the morning low temperature near 29° in Evansville as we kick off our midweek.
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