Today marked our coolest afternoon in Evansville in over 4 months; today's overcast skies only allowed afternoon highs to peak in the upper 60s and low 70s across the Tri-State - we only reached 70° in the River City. In addition to the cloud cover, isolated rainfall lifting northward from the tropical system that was once Tropical Strom Beta may affect the region late tonight and into early Thursday. Fortunately, that rain is expected to be quite sporadic and isolated during that period.
While you may need an umbrella as you head out the door early Thursday, the afternoon appears as though it will be a dry one. It'll be another cloudy and cooler-than-average afternoon on Thursday; expect a high temperature near 73° tomorrow. Friday on the other hand, looks like it'll be a bit more seasonal - mostly sunny skies and highs around 79° or 80° will give way to temperatures near 73° by kickoff for those high school football games that evening.
The mercury will continue to climb as we head into the weekend. Saturday will be mostly sunny and 83° and we'll even reach 85° on Sunday, but that comes at a price. The first of two potent anticipated cold fronts will pass through the Ohio Valley on Sunday. In addition to generating showers and storms that afternoon and evening, temperatures will begin to fall. After seeing 78° on Monday and just 70° next Tuesday, another passing cold front Tuesday night will drive afternoon highs into the upper 50s and low 60s by next Wednesday and Thursday! Cooler yet, overnight lows may actually dip into the mid 30s during the second half of next week! Stay warm.
Wear Your Mask.