Grey, gloomy and altogether unpleasant - Our Tuesday was less than great; the day's high temperature of 51° marked our coolest measured in Evansville since the afternoon of April 14th (that's six and a half months ago!) If there's any silver lining here, it's that the rain has exited the region and drier weather will persist though the overnight hours and into Wednesday morning. Though, I want to temper expectations now, this period of dry weather isn't to last long.
We're keeping a close eye on a core of low pressure currently situated over South Texas. This low, bolstered by Zeta, will make a b-line for the Ohio Valley over the next 48 hours. The advancing low will usher rainfall back into the Tri-State during the late afternoon and early evening Wednesday. From there, the rain simply won't let up - sustained rain chances punctuated by periods of heavy precipitation are expected to linger through at least Thursday night.
The latest model data suggests that by the time it's all said and done Friday morning, some of us may be left with more than 3" of rainfall! If these projections hold, we're talking about localized flooding, water covered roadways, flooded basements, etc. on Thursday and Friday morning. Fortunately, the forecast makes the flip from rain to sun as we wrap the work week up. Clear, dry conditions aren't only expected to return for our Friday, but for the reminder of the extended forecast.
Longer range forecasts continue to push the narrative that a stubborn core of high pressure will make camp over the southeastern United States beginning this weekend. It will continue to keep conditions both here at home and a good chuck of the eastern half of the country dry though the latter part of next week. In fact, we're not expected to see any additional rainfall until next Thursday at the earliest.
Wear Your Mask.