Warmer yet, but dry by Tuesday (1/16/23)
Very light rain fell across the area on Monday, with some of the most rain falling near Paducah and to the south of Evansville, nearing a quarter of an inch. Heading into the evening hours, rain has stopped, and we will be dry from now through Tuesday evening.
Temperatures stay mild Monday night, but clouds should gradually start to clear in the morning hours. Low temperatures will fall through the 50s and stop cooling once we get to the low to mid 40s.
Temperatures will be warmer on Tuesday as we see clearing and more sunshine. In fact, they will be close enough to consider record temperatures for January 17th in Cape Girardeau. Previous record holder is currently 65°F set back in 1996. Then, ahead of our next system and more rain chances, more clouds will roll in by Tuesday night.
We’ll stay above average for most of the forecast period, but a cooling trend looks to take hold after our next chance for precipitation on Wednesday. Another system to keep an eye on for now, although far out, is one toward the end of the weekend that could bring rain and a mix.
Meteorologist Jessica Blum
FOX 23 Storm Alert Team