Thawing Out the Tri-State

Despite another bitterly cold morning ahead, we're tracking warmer weather headed for the Tri-State.

Posted: Nov 4, 2021 6:38 PM

Thursday morning's low of 28° in Evansville marked the River City's coldest start to a day in just over 7 months! The last time we dealt with a temperature that cold was on the morning of April 2nd when we dipped all the way to 27° - had we succeeded in eclipsing that mark, we'd have to go all the way back to February 21st of 2021 to find a colder morning in the Tri-State! Despite the bitterly cold start to our day, temperatures did indeed climb slightly higher - after only reaching 50° the two previous afternoons in Evansville, we tipped the scales at 52° earlier on. Sure, it's not a significant increase over the last 48 hours, but it represents the beginning of what will end up a significant warmup across the Tri-State. This evening however, is expected to be anything but warm - a temperature of 43° around dinnertime will give way to 38° by 10PM before falling all the way back down into the upper 20s early Friday morning.

We'll kick off our Friday with a morning low temperature near 29° under crystal clear skies. Our northerly wind flow (which has remained a constant in recent days) will shift eastward Friday; the combination of a non-northerly wind and sunshine will allow temperatures to first reach 51° by noon before peaking at 55° later in the day tomorrow, reaching our warmest temperature in Evansville since Halloween! The warming trend is expected to continue on into the weekend as well - come Saturday, southwesterly winds and an ample supply of sunshine will drive temperatures back into the low 60s! Higher pressure settling in over the Eastern Seaboard and the southeastern quarter of the country over the coming days will help to pump warmer air northward in to the Ohio Valley. That warmer air will drive the mercury up to 66° in Evansville on Sunday and by Monday, we could be looking at our first 70° temperature in more than two weeks!

Evansville
Cloudy
30° wxIcon
Hi: 39° Lo: 13°
Feels Like: 22°
Owensboro
Cloudy
27° wxIcon
Hi: 42° Lo: 14°
Feels Like: 27°
Princeton
Cloudy
34° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 13°
Feels Like: 26°
Madisonville
Cloudy
33° wxIcon
Hi: 42° Lo: 16°
Feels Like: 33°
Jasper
Cloudy
29° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 10°
Feels Like: 21°
Wednesday morning marked our coldest start to a day in nearly 3 weeks - morning low temperatures dove into the single digits for much of the Tri-State and our northerly winds routinely drove wind chill values well below zero throughout the Lower Ohio Valley. If there was any silver lining, our clear skies did allow temperatures to climb back into the mid 20s later in the day; though Evansville’s peak temperature of 25° remained 17° below average for this time of the year. The clear skies are expected to linger throughout the evening and much of the night ahead and will allow temperatures to fall back down into the mid to low teens early Thursday morning. We will fall to 14° in Evansville around daybreak Thursday.
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