National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

A strong cold front plowing through the area Saturday night will result in a large temperature swing from Saturday’s highs to lows by Sunday evening. We may see a rare, but not unprecedented, temperature drop of 50 degrees during this time frame. The largest temperature drop from one calendar day to the next in Paducah was November 23-24, 1950, falling from 57 to -2, a difference of 59 degrees! In Evansville, the largest drop was December 13-14, 1901, when the temperature dropped from 65 to 0, a difference of 65 degrees! It is much more common to see a temperature swing of this magnitude out in the Plains states, then it is here in the lower Ohio Valley.