Yesterday evening's passing cold front certainly made for a far more pleasant Tuesday. Despite our endless supply of sunshine and southerly wind flow, the cool Canadian airmass settling in behind the aforementioned cold front only allowed temperatures to climb back into the mid 70s area-wide. From 75° earlier this afternoon to 45° overnight, the lack of cloud cover paired with that cool, dry air will account for the 30° swing in just over a 12 hour period. Wednesday however, does indeed look warmer.
Blustery southerly winds gusting as high as 25 mph may help some of us reach the 80° come Wednesday afternoon, though we're expected to climb back up to 78° in the River City. Thursday on the other hand, will bring about, not only our next round of rainfall, but also our next cold front. The cold front pushing southeastward across the Tri-State is expected to generate a line of rainfall that will push out of the region by early Friday morning.
What follows may end up being our coolest day in the Tri-State in over 5 months! Our current forecast high for Friday is 58°. If that forecast holds, it will mark Evansville's coolest afternoon since May 13th. A breezy northwesterly wind and clear skies will make for a particularly crisp and fall-like end to the work week. That being said, it remains unlikely that Friday will be our coolest day overall during the extended forecast. Believe it or not, another cold front will pass across the Ohio Valley on Sunday and while it will generate additional rainfall that day, it's main effects won't be felt until Monday and Tuesday of next week.
Obviously, once you go beyond 4 or 5 days in an extended forecast, things tend to get a little murky, but more general trends tend to stick beginning a week or so out - the trend for next Monday and Tuesday? Our coolest weather in months! Both days look as though they'll be quite sunny, however afternoon highs will likely stick around the low 50s as we kick off the next work week and we certainly could dip into the upper 40s by Tuesday. It's possible that parts of the Tri-State could see our coldest afternoons in 6 or even 7 months! Unfortunately, that's without even mentioning our overnight lows in the upper 20s during that stretch.
Wear Your Mask.