The Ups and Downs of Our Forecast

From highs near 80° to lows in the upper 30s, it's going to be a wild ride this next week.

Posted: Sep 29, 2020 6:43 PM

It was another abnormally cool afternoon across the Tri-State - after seeing temperatures dip to their lowest point in over a week earlier this morning (46°), we only reached 67° earlier this afternoon; this marked our coolest afternoon since May 20th! There is however, warmer weather in the forecast; a breezy southerly wind flow returning early tomorrow morning (just as temperatures bottom out around 50°) will make for a much warmer day overall. Afternoon highs bolstered by the combination of sunshine and wind gusts clocking in at 25 mph will help drive the mercury back up to 77° in the River City on Wednesday.

And then the cold front arrives. Yes, another cold front swinging in from the Great Pains will make quite the dent in our temperatures come Thursday. High temperatures that day will likely remain 7° below the norm, leaving us with a peak temperature of just 68°. It'll be a crisp 68° at that; winds will gust from the northwest as high as 20 mph at times, so you'll want to have that jacket handy on Thursday - especially that night. The cool Canadian air mass following on the coattails of that passing cold front will drop temperatures across the Ohio Valley to their lowest point in nearly five months!

Friday morning's low temperature of just 41° will be the coldest it's been in Evansville since the morning of May 11th; some of us that morning may even see the upper 30s! The bitterly cool start to the day will certainly stunt any significant heating through the afternoon - we'll only reach an afternoon high near 62°. If you plan on attending any of the high school football games throughout our Hoosier or Kentuckian communities that evening, I'll warn you now, you better bundle up. Kickoff temperatures near 58° will make for a particularly cool evening in those stands.

While temperatures through the remainder of the weekend will likely remain below average, there'll be one day in particular that you'll want to make the most of. Saturday looks clear and comfortable - afternoon peak temperatures will fall on the right side of 65° for many of us and winds will remain calm under a mostly sunny sky. Sunday on the other hand, looks anything but comfortable; a passing core of low pressure and associated cold front will pass overhead, supplying the region with breezy conditions, more cloud cover and scattered rainfall. So, if you plan on maybe getting out to an apple orchard or pumpkin patch over the weekend, make sure it's on Saturday.

48° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 44°
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Hi: 80° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 45°
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Hi: 81° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 41°
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Hi: 80° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 51°
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Hi: 77° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 43°
We could be looking at our last breath of summer.
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