The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the southern half of the Tri-State through Thursday at 7AM. The reason? Periods of heavy rainfall will remain a possibility this evening and overnight. While many of us will fail to see much more than a few showers over the next few hours, it's possible that others will receive more than 1" of additional precipitation between now and late Thursday morning.
Fortunately, our Thursday looks as though it will be a drier day overall; following a few lingering showers tomorrow morning, one can expect afternoon highs near 85° with gradually decreasing cloud cover. Tomorrow evening will bring about our next passing cold front - this will not only clear the skies above the Tri-State, but usher a cooler, more comfortable air mass into the region, setting you up for an absolutely gorgeous holiday weekend ahead.
Despite our mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies Friday, a northerly breeze flowing in behind the aforementioned cold front will help keep temperatures from climbing much higher than the mid to upper 70s that afternoon; dew point values in the mid 50s will mean that Friday will be nothing short of beautiful. Saturday looks just as nice - 81° and mostly sunny and the same can be said for Sunday, though things look slightly warmer that day. We'll reach a high of 84° in Evansville as we head into our Labor Day. It looks as though we'll have to wait until Monday for our next bout of rainfall; shower and thunderstorm activity is expected to put a damper on your holiday plans.
What I find most intriguing about the forecast ahead isn't necessarily the stunning holiday weekend forecast, but the significant and prolonged cool dawn that may follow it. Both long range model data and the Climate Prediction Center are indicating that by late next week, the Tri-State could be dealing with its coolest weather since early May! Before you get excited, there's still a lot that can change between now and then, but with each passing day the likelihood grows that we may see peak temperatures in the mid 60s and even overnight lows in the low 40s!
Now that's sweater weather.
Wear Your Mask.