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It feels like mid-June out there right now, which would be completely normal if it wasn't the middle of October.
The National Weather Services says high-temperature records could be broken in Evansville today and Tuesday as gusty winds pump in warm, humid air from the south as the area sits between an area of low pressure in the Great Plains and an area of high pressure in the East.
Brittany Peterson, a meteorologist at the Paducah, Kentucky National Weather Service office, said the high temperature today could reach 87 degrees, which would break the daily record of 86 set in 1950.
On Tuesday, the record is 86 again, but set in 1924. The high temperature for Tuesday is expected to reach 86.
"It's pretty unusual for us this time of year to stay in a consistent pattern where it's this warm for days on end," said Peterson.
Winds will remain stout -- sustained winds today will be between 10 and 20 mph, with gusts to 35 mph. On Tuesday, winds will be between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts to 30 mph, Peterson said.
A big change will begin Wednesday night as a cold front will sweep in from the west, bringing rain chances and much cooler air behind it. The best chances for rain kick in Wednesday, Wednesday night and Thursday.
The high on Friday will barely reach 60 degrees, with nightly lows in the middle 40s.
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