We woke up to mostly cloudy skies with temperatures around 30° across the Tri-State, Evansville even dipped into the upper 20s. While we saw a little bit of sunshine, the brutal wind chills made it feel bitterly cold. Most of our communities felt more like the lower 20s.
We’ll start to see some changes as we head into the afternoon. Increasing cloud cover and wind gusts up to 25 mph will be likely through the afternoon. It’s going to make it really difficult for high temperatures to reach the low 40s as overcast skies will take over. We’re already seeing signs of snow and rain just south of the viewing area, but it will become more widespread late afternoon/early evening. Most of the precipitation should start off as rainfall because we will mostly likely be in the upper 30s. Most of the precipitation has a good chance of transitioning over to snow between the hours of 9:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m., but this will be highly dependent on temperatures decreasing.
Right now, the model data isn’t showing a big amount of snowfall accumulation. By the time we all wake up Friday, most areas south of the Ohio will be looking at a dusting to .5" of snow. Temperatures will be in the low 30s, which could make for a slick commute across the Tri-State. Flurries have a possibility of sticking around for much of the morning, but clearing out by the afternoon. Temperatures will be cooler - upper 30s with mostly cloudy skies.