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Warmer Weather is Finally Returning

Find out how much longer we'll have to wait before our warmer temperatures return.

Posted: Feb 19, 2021 9:35 PM
Updated: Feb 22, 2021 9:40 AM

For the fourth and final time this week, the mercury will again plunge into the single digits for many Tri-Staters overnight and early tomorrow; we'll bottom out at 7° in Evansville early Saturday morning - if there's any silver lining here, it's that winds will be virtually nonexistent early tomorrow so there will be no need to worry about wind chills near or below 0°. Despite the bitter cold start to our Saturday, temperatures that afternoon will climb back to and above the freezing mark for the first time in nearly two weeks; the last time that Evansville was at or above 32° was at 4PM on February 8th - we'll finally surpass that mark by 2PM tomorrow. Almost more exciting, overnight lows tomorrow night will only dip into the low 20s.

As for Sunday afternoon, temperatures will leap back into the mid 40s areawide, but the added warmth comes at a cost. Scattered rainfall is expected to move in over the Tri-State late Sunday evening - the passing cold front responsible for the rainfall will pass east of the Tri-State along with any precip chances during the predawn hours Monday, leaving us with a dry morning commute. Even with a passing cold front, the mercury isn't expected to take much of a hit as we kick off the next work week - after seeing 44° on Sunday prior to the arrival of our rainfall, we'll reach 43° under mostly sunny skies come Monday.

Tuesday on the other hand will be a very different situation - sunshine and southerly winds could push temperatures to their highest of the year thus far - current model data indicates that the temperature on Tuesday in Evansville will peak at 57°. If that occurs, it'll mark our warmest temperature since December 27th of last year when we hit 58°! Some of us will again flirt with 60° come Wednesday; afternoon highs will peak near 56° in the River City, but rain chances are expected to spoil our spring like conditions - cooler weather is expected to arrive on the backend of the rainfall late next week.

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45° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 20°
Feels Like: 39°
43° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 20°
Feels Like: 36°
45° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 21°
Feels Like: 39°
46° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 42°
41° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 20°
Feels Like: 33°
It was an absolutely gorgeous day across the Tri-State; temperatures climbed back into the upper 40s low 50s area-wide earlier this afternoon. Evansville‘s afternoon high temperature of 49° was our warmest in nearly a week. As for the evening ahead, temperatures will be relatively stable as a breezy southerly wind continues to bolster the mercury throughout the region; temperatures around 42° at dinner time will only fall as low as 41° by midnight. An inbound cold front moving in overnight tonight and early tomorrow morning will begin to generate chances of rainfall as early as the predawn hours on Wednesday.
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