EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Today will be beautiful! As the system that brought us storms Saturday night and Sunday pushes off to the south-southeast, high pressure is taking over, and cooler, drier air is flowing in from the north.
We are starting the day in the 60s but will climb into the mid to upper 80s this afternoon under ample sunshine. The heat index will hardly even be a factor today due to the low humidity, which is very rare this time of year!
Tonight will be clear and calm with low temperatures in the mid 60s.
Tuesday, high pressure remains over our region, so the sunny skies continue. However, our winds will begin to shift and bring warmer, more humid air back in from the south. High temperatures will be in the upper 80s to low 90s, and the heat index values will be just a couple degrees warmer.
Tuesday is sort of the transition day. The heat and humidity really kick into high gear starting Wednesday and continuing through the weekend.
High temperatures will be in the lower 90s Wednesday through Friday but will climb into the mid 90s by the weekend. The heat index values will likely climb into at least the upper 90s Wednesday and Thursday but could be 100°+ Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Along with that hot, sticky feeling, the increase in humidity will also feed cloud development as well as the possibility for a few scattered showers and storms each day. Right now, it looks like our best chance of rain will be Thursday as a cold front will swing through to our north but never actually reach the Tri-State.