Rain ends, near-record heat Tuesday

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Published: Sep. 18, 2022 at 4:22 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 19, 2022 at 12:15 AM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Rain started the workweek followed by near-record heat, then a cool-down just in time for fall.

Showers and thunderstorms moved from north-northwest to south-southeast across the Tri-State this morning.

The last of that rain pushed off to the southeast by lunchtime, and Monday afternoon will be mostly sunny. The cold front producing this rain will slide along the northern edge of the Tri-State, which means our wind direction will not change. Hot air will continue to flow in from the south-southwest Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

After starting the day in the low 70s, high temperatures will likely reach the upper 80s to low 90s Monday afternoon, but it may be a little hotter if your location does not get any rain this morning.

Tuesday and Wednesday will both be mostly sunny with highs in the low to mid 90s and heat index values in the upper 90s to around 100°! The record high temperature for Tuesday is 95°, so it is possible we could tie or even break that record.

Another cold front will move in Wednesday night, and this one will actually swing through the Tri-State. That brings us a slight chance of rain late Wednesday night into Thursday, but the bigger impact will be the shift in our wind direction. Once that cold front passes through, noticeably cooler air will start flowing in from the north, dropping our high temperatures into the low to mid 70s Thursday and Friday. That is a 20° drop from Wednesday to Thursday! That cooldown is perfectly timed because Thursday is also the official start of fall!