We’re opening the new work week on a cold, but sunny note! While temperatures will remain well below average today, a moderating trend does begin and will eventually take us close to 60° Thursday!
High pressure will keep us dry today and Tuesday. Look for highs in the upper 30s today, lows falling into the lower 20s tonight, and highs topping out in the mid 40s on Tuesday.
We’ll notice clouds on the increase Valentine’s Day and showers will arrive as early as the afternoon and evening hours. Coverage of rain initially will be greatest across southern and southeastern Indiana.
Surface low pressure will then track into the Ohio Valley Thursday and help lead to more widespread soaking rains as a cold front presses southeast. Eventually this front will deliver a colder close to the work week, but not before we squeeze out 0.50″ to 1″ of rain. Despite the wet conditions, Wednesday and Thursday will feature well above average temperatures: low 50s Wednesday and close to 60° Thursday.
We’ll turn briefly colder Friday (nothing terrible for this time of year) before a new warmup takes place over the weekend. With that new moderating trend, moisture will return and make way for a gloomy Sunday, complete with overcast skies and showers returning.