Scattered shower and thunderstorm activity plagued much of the Tri-State this afternoon and early evening. Fortunately, it looks as though drier and more pleasant weather remains ahead for region. Once the rainfall and accompanying frontal boundary depart south, northerly winds will take over and help plunge temperatures to their lowest point in two weeks! We fell all the way down to 58° on the morning of August 5th; our current forecast indicates that we'll dip to 60° in Evansville early Wednesday!
If you think that sounds nice, you're going to love the rest of the day. Temperatures are only expected to reach the upper 70s and low 80s throughout the Tri-State, marking your coolest afternoon in (you guessed it) nearly two weeks. Tomorrow's high of 81° in the River City will be our lowest since August 6th. Additionally, the amount of humidity in the atmosphere will be virtually undetectable - dew point values will remain in the low 60s for both Wednesday and Thursday.
Thursday looks quite pleasant as well, albeit warmer. We'll tip the scales at 83° that afternoon under partly cloudy skies. Before I continue however, I'll just say that you're going to want to make the most of the next two days, because those gorgeous conditions aren't expected to last forever. Not only does scattered rainfall return to the Ohio Valley as early as Friday, but peak temperatures are expected to gradually increase through the remainder of the extended forecast. After seeing just 81° on Wednesday, next Tuesday will be 89° with heat indices near 94°!
Wear Your Mask.