If you happen to be a fan of summer-like temperatures then you're going to want to stop reading this immediately; virtually everything beyond this point will just disappoint you. If you've decided to read on despite my warnings, then I have no sympathy for you; at least you saw high temperatures reach back into the mid 80s earlier this afternoon. However, a passing cold front this morning and ensuing northerly wind flow will not only help drive temperatures once again in the mid 50s overnight, but also keep temperatures Friday afternoon well below average for this time of the year.
In fact, Friday's anticipated high of 71° will mark the River City's coolest since the afternoon of May 20th. If you think that sounds a little too cool for you, you may want to grab a blanket, because things are about to get downright chilly. After only seeing the upper 60s and low 70s on Friday afternoon, the mercury will plummet into the mid 40s early Saturday morning! We'll fall to 45° on Saturday morning and even 44° during the predawn hours Sunday morning! The latter of the two represents what will be our coldest temperature in Evansville in over 4 months - we last dipped to 44° on the morning of May 12th!
Despite the (dare I say it?) cold temperatures during the early morning hours on Saturday and Sunday, both days are expected to be nothing short of perfect. One can expect afternoon highs to reach the mid to low 70s under clear skies both days. I honestly cannot recall a weekend this nice in recent memory. Fortunately, it looks as though the pleasant and cooler-than-average weather will linger into the beginning of the next work week as well. As the Autumnal Equinox officially kicks off the fall season on Tuesday, temperatures will reach back up toward 78° and we may even see the mid to low 80s return as early as Thursday or Friday of next week.
Wear Your Mask.