Good Midday & Happy Friday, Cardinal Country! With this recent weather, I’d hoped we were done with the dramatic see-saw of temperatures, but at least we get a few more well-above-average days before a potent weather maker arrives overnight Saturday into Sunday. We have a weak system rolling through that is delivering show light shower activity to the Munciana Region via a look to the south of us via radar down by Connersville as of 11:30 that is moving northward, but is weakening some. We’ll have that clear out through the afternoon, but with the energy aloft that this system has overhead, we wouldn’t be shocked if we saw some renewed isolated to scattered shower or thundershower activity in the evening. Otherwise, some dry time is expected both today and tomorrow and highs in the upper 70s to the 80s could still be a reality on both days. We then turn our eyes to Saturday night through the first half of Sunday, which is quite a doozy in terms of temperature drops at the later end of that time period! We see clouds and showers build into the region as the atmosphere moistens and we force some sold upper-level energy atop that moisture to wring out that water in the form of scattered showers and/or thunderstorms. How strong those thunderstorms could be will rely on how much atmospheric energy (instability) we will have before the cold front swings through between 8 AM and 2 PM on Sunday. At this time, if any (possibly strong) thunderstorms develop, they look to be in a line immediately ahead of the front. Then temperatures fall instead of rising through the afternoon hours, and we drop into the 40s & only recover to the lower 50s Sunday night through Monday afternoon, respectively. Tuesday is marginally better with some clearing, but 56° should feel rather chilly given the NW breezes that could still be blowing through the first half of that day. We do see a nice recovery with temps in the 70s returning Wednesday through the end of the week, and we have a shot at getting similarly warm as now by week’s end! Enjoy this warm weather, and fly safe, Cardinals!
-Weather Forecaster Ryan Hill