It's amazing the difference just one cold front can make - from sunshine and our warmest day in nearly 6 months to an overcast, blustery and cool spring afternoon. After reaching 83° yesterday, Evansville failed to peak above the 70° mark for the first time since this past Saturday. While wind gusts near 30 mph made it feel a bit cooler than we'd like overall, it wasn't a terrible day throughout the Tri-State. Today's high of 68° in Evansville earlier this afternoon was still 3° above the norm for this time of the year.
The remainder of this evening will be cool, though our strong southwesterly winds will weaken as we head into the evening and overnight hours - expect a morning low of 53° under partially clear skies early Friday. Those southwesterly winds will again hit the gas tomorrow afternoon, gusting as high as 35 mph at times - paired with the added sunshine we should see late tomorrow morning and early afternoon, temperatures will again soar into the upper 70s and low 80s area-wide. We'll hit 80° even in the River City.
Unfortunately, we're tracking an inbound core of low pressure that will interact with that heat and produce our next round of showers and storms as early as tomorrow afternoon. Current mode data suggests that a broken line of showers and thunderstorms will develop across the Tri-State beginning between 2PM and 3PM. On and off rain chances are expected to linger across the Ohio Valley through the rest of our Friday and even into our Saturday morning. We are not anticipating any threat of Severe Weather from Friday's showers and storms.