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The Oppressive Heat Inches Closer

Temperatures are expected to surge as we head into the weekend.

Posted: Jul 20, 2021 6:22 PM

Wildfire smoke carried in over the eastern half of the United States may have made for another hazy day throughout the Tri-State, but pleasant conditions persisted for our Tuesday; afternoon highs climbed back into the mid 80s, though our breezy northeasterly wind flow kept conditions comfortable. After seeing temperatures around dinnertime in the low 80s, we'll dip to 75° by 10PM before tumbling back into the mid 60s early Wednesday morning. Our clear skies and northerly winds, weak as they will be (0-5 mph), will help set the stage for a clear and even cool morning in spots. Expect a morning low temperature of 67° in Evansville.

A stalled cold front atop the Tri-State may produce some cloud cover Wednesday afternoon, but little else; the Ohio Valley will remain dry tomorrow. Temperatures will push higher for our midweek - the mercury will reach 88° in Evansville as dew point values inch closer to 70°; the combination of the two could boost those "feels like" temperatures into the low 90s at times Wednesday afternoon. The sun will continue to shine come Thursday; we'll hit 89° under partly cloudy skies with heat indices surpassing 90° across the entirety of the region - we'll feel like 93° that afternoon.

The weekend looks as though it will be even worse. Friday's anticipated high of 90° will be our hottest in more than a week and Saturday's 91° peak temperature will be our highest in nearly three! Unfortunately, the mercury isn't expected to stop its ascension toward the triple digits on Sunday. While current model indicates that actual temperatures will fall quite short of reaching 100° that day, our heat indices will not; in fact, many of us could see "feels like" temperatures near 105° on Sunday afternoon! If there's any silver lining here, it's that a few stray showers could help cool some of us off as we wrap up the weekend ahead.

Evansville
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 75°
Feels Like: 90°
Owensboro
Partly Cloudy
82° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 90°
Princeton
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 90°
Madisonville
Partly Cloudy
° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: °
Jasper
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 90°
The sunshine and heat will be abundant through the Tri State for this week. Temperatures will be on the rise into the low to mid 90s each afternoon this week. Dry skies are expected to stay with us until the end of the work week.
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