Alert for flooding and strong storms tonight and Saturday

Flood Watch until 6PM Saturday
14 First Alert 12/31 at 10pm
Published: Dec. 31, 2021 at 3:15 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 31, 2021 at 9:28 PM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Rain remains likely for most of the day Saturday, but our severe storm risk has been downgraded. Most of Illinois and Indiana have been removed from the risk area, and most of our western Kentucky counties are now included in a Marginal Risk, which is a level one out of five on the risk scale. An isolated strong to severe storm is still possible, but the severe weather will most likely stay to our south. Flooding is still a concern, especially in western Kentucky. A Flood Watch remains in effect for most of the Tri-State until 6PM.

The cold front bringing us all this rain will also have a big impact on our temperatures. We will fall back through the 50s during the day Saturday, then we will quickly drop back through the 40s Saturday night as a cold wind blows in from the northwest.

We will reach the mid 30s by Sunday morning, but we will probably fall a few more degrees and spend most of the day in the lower 30s with wind chills in the low to mid 20s. We will bottom out in the upper teens Sunday night into Monday morning, but thankfully the wind will die down by then.

Monday will be sunny with highs in the mid 30s, then our wind direction will shift and bring warmer air up from the south on Tuesday. High temperatures will be in the mid to upper 40s under mostly sunny skies. Another cold front will move through Wednesday, dropping our highs into the lower 40s Wednesday, lower 30s Thursday and mid 20s Friday! Some rain/snow mix may also wrap around on the backside of that system Wednesday night into Thursday, but it is too early to tell if we could get any snow accumulation.

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