Saturday’s rainfall breaks century-old record for Evansville

14 First Alert 1/11

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A century-old record for daily rainfall was broken on Saturday.

According to our Chief Meteorologist Jeff Lyons, 1.97″ of rain was recorded as of 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Evansville Regional Airport. That total eclipsed the previous record of 1.94″ rain in one day for Evansville, which was set in 1913.

[Rain exiting Tri-State, clouds and cooler temps moving in]

The National Weather Service in Paducah reports a range of 2-5″ of rainfall across the region from Thursday through Saturday.

While rain or snow is expected to be back at the end of next week, we will get a few days of near 60-degree temperatures.

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