I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Our Black Friday has certainly been a grey one thus far. Cloud cover advancing ahead of a weak inbound cold front and wave of rainfall helped keep temperatures from climbing much higher than the mid to low 50s earlier this afternoon; we topped out at 53° in Evansville earlier this afternoon. As the evening rolls on, scattered rainfall will move back in over the Tri-State. The latest model data indicates that the last of that precipitation will exit east of the region during the predawn hours early tomorrow.
Saturday will bring about a brief respite from the rain chances before another weather maker reaches the Tri-State come Sunday. In addition to the rain chances, this second system may even bring about our next round of light snowfall! Cold arctic air flowing southward on the back edge of the low will rapidly plummet temperatures both at the surface and aloft late Sunday night into early Monday morning. This temperature plunge could leave portions of the region with a few light flurries to kick off the work week.
Granted, flurries don’t exactly sound great, but it won’t be the snow chances that put a damper on the week ahead, it’ll be the blast of arctic air that follows. Afternoon highs will plunge from the mid to low 60s on Sunday to the mid to upper 30s on Monday! By Tuesday, we’ll climb only as high as 36°! Warmer weather appears as though it will return towards the end of the next work week, but we’ll still have another taste of winter weather before it arrives.