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Rain Chances and Our Cooldown Continues

We're tracking additional rain chances and more cool weather for the Tri-State.

Posted: Apr 13, 2021 5:45 PM

Following the passage of some scattered rainfall earlier this morning this afternoon turned out to be quite pleasant, albeit cooler overall. After peaking at 73° on Monday afternoon in Evansville, the River City reached just 68° earlier today - obviously a drop of just 5° isn't anything significant from day to day, but that difference signals the arrival of a cooling trend expected to last into the weekend ahead. As for the remainder of our Tuesday, expect our mainly cloudy skies to linger into the evening and overnight hours as temperatures gradually dwindle into the upper 40s for many of us.

It looks as though another round of scattered rainfall is expected to settle back in over the region during the predawn hours Wednesday. Those showers will primarily affect the areas south of the Ohio up until the late morning. The last of the precipitation will exit east of the Tri-State by our lunch hour just before the skies begin to clear above the Ohio Valley - our Wednesday forecast sounds eerily similar to Tuesday's. Despite seeing the rainfall exit and the skies gradually clear, temperatures will continue to trend cooler; we'll only reach an afternoon high of 64° in Evansville that day.

Thursday looks cooler yet - after only peaking at 62° Thursday afternoon, an ample supply of sunshine paired with a weaker northwesterly wind flow as compared to past days, will allow the mercury to jump one whole degree come Friday afternoon; the current forecast high temperatures for Friday is 63° under partly cloudy skies. Saturday on the other hand, looks like it'll be our coolest day in some time. Another round of scattered rainfall accompanied by overcast skies and a northeasterly wind flow will only allow the mercury to reach the upper 50s for many of us. If the current forecast of 59° holds for Evansville, it will mark our coolest day in over two weeks!

Evansville
Partly Cloudy
55° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 55°
Owensboro
Cloudy
54° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 54°
Princeton
Partly Cloudy
56° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 56°
Madisonville
Cloudy
55° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 55°
Jasper
Mostly Cloudy
53° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 53°
We're tracking more active weather that's expected to hit our area early to late afternoon. All eyes are on a cold front moving in from the northwest. It looks as though some of the storms embedded within this line of rainfall may produce both wind gusts in excess of 40 or 50 mph along with pockets of large hail. As a result, the Storm Prediction Center of America has placed the majority of the Tri-State under a "1" on the Threat index for this afternoon and early evening. Our far southwestern communities are under a Slight Risk "2" - those communities include portions of Illinois (Saline, Hamilton, Gallatin, White, Hardin Counties) and Kentucky (Union, Crittenden, Caldwell Counties).
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