We woke up to a bitterly cold morning across the Tri-State. As clouds exited the area, our temperatures dropped into the mid 20s. The worst part about it all was the wind chill factor. It was one of those mornings where it felt like the air just slapped you in the face as you stepped out the door. Some of our communities felt as cold as 15° this morning due to the northwesterly winds. However, there are improving conditions as we head into the afternoon.
As high pressure moves across the Mid-South, we will turn more seasonable and sunny. Dry conditions will remain, but as winds shift out of the south later today our temperatures will warm into the low to mid 40s. The River City is expected to reach a high of 43°. A transition in the weather pattern will begin tonight. Areas south of the Ohio will see increasing cloud cover, with a chances of isolated showers after Midnight.
Those rain shower chances will be clear of the Tri-State, Thursday morning. All eyes are on a cold front coming out of the northern Rockies tomorrow afternoon. No worries, we'll still see the lower 50s with plenty of sunshine before the front passes. Cloud cover will thicken Thursday night into Friday morning, but the real aftermath of the front will come Friday afternoon into Saturday. Temperatures are going to be on the struggle bus Friday, with highs only reaching the upper-30s.