It's hard to believe that it was 75° and sunny yesterday when today has been anything but. Cool and mainly cloudy conditions have made for a chilly midweek throughout the Tri-State. Unfortunately, the lingering blustery and chilly weather will only push us further from those idyllic Tuesday conditions - the combination of northerly winds and clear skies overnight will help plunge temperatures to their lowest point since the morning of March 7th; we'll match that morning's low of 29° in Evansville.
As a result of Thursday morning's anticipated temperature dive, the National Weather Service has placed the entire Tri-State under a Freeze Warning beginning at 1AM Thursday and lasting through our morning commute. You'll most certainly want that winter jacket as you head out the door early tomorrow and honestly, you'll want to keep it handy for at least the ensuing 24 to 36 hours.
While sunny, Thursday will be breezy - enough so that temperatures will fail to reach 45° in Evansville for the first time since March 20th. April 1st's afternoon high of 43° will be 20° below the norm for this time of the year - no fooling. Worse yet, temperatures are expected to plunge even further following the first sunset of April 2021. Overnight lows are expected to fall into the mid to low 20s area-wide (25° in Evansville), prompting the National Weather Service to again place the entirety of the Ohio Valley under a Freeze Warning for the early morning hours Friday.
At least we can all look ahead to a warmer weekend - after seeing temperatures reach back toward the 50° mark Friday afternoon, the 60s will make their return come Saturday. As for Easter Sunday, the pairing of sunshine and southerly winds will allow the mercury to finally climb back into the low 70s across the Tri-State. We'll actually find ourselves waiting sometime for another round of rainfall - current model data suggests that our next rain chances won't arrive until next Thursday.