Another round of snow has come and gone and now the Tri-State braces for its latest dose of arctic-chilled air. After only seeing afternoon highs reach the mid to upper 20s, temperatures are expected to plunge back into the single digits areawide; expect a morning low of 6° in Evansville early Friday morning. Wind chill values could dive well below 0° in spots as well. Despite the lack of additional snow in the forecast, our morning commute could prove to be a slick one - pairing temperatures as cold as tomorrow morning's with so much slush and snow left on roadways, parking lots and sidewalks, we're looking at a recipe for black ice. Use extra caution when hitting the roads tomorrow - make sure to give yourself extra time to make it to your destination.
Mostly cloudy skies early will give way to some partial clearing by the afternoon, but the added sunshine won't do much for temperatures; highs tomorrow are only expected to peak in the mid 20s - both our morning low and afternoon high will be more than 20° below the norm for this time of year. Fortunately, warmer weather will finally begin to return to the Tri-State over the weekend ahead. In fact, it's expected that Evansville will reach 32° at 1PM on Saturday - that'll be the first time the River City will find itself at or above the freeing mark since 4PM on February 8th. That's 12 long, cold days (285 hours straight) without temperatures above 32°; we'll reach 36° Saturday afternoon.
Sunday looks even warmer - we'll top out at 44° that day, but a passing core of low pressure and associated cold front will supply the Ohio Valley with its next chances of rain. Current projections indicate that the rain will only last into the predawn hours Monday, leaving your morning commute that day dry. Speaking of next week, I have a feeling you're going to absolutely love the forecast - it'll be 45° Monday, 53° Tuesday and 54° next Wednesday (our warmest day since January 14th). Unfortunately, the highest temperatures in nearly a month and a half will be accompanied by another round of rainfall.
Wear Your Mask.