Good afternoon, so far a pretty wet day with periods of light to moderate rain. Radar as of this update is showing the first area of rainfall moving off to the northeast. Some areas should get a break for a few hours, before more rain moves in for the late afternoon into the evening. Current temperatures are generally in the 40s, with a few 50s down in Southern Indiana. Winds are also another concern this afternoon. Winds are gusting anywhere between 15 and 30 mph. With that in mind, a Wind Advisory is in effect for far Southern Indiana until 11 pm CST. Winds could gust up to 40 mph for the afternoon and evening hours.
FutureCast radar through this afternoon and evening will show the second area of rain moving in from the southwest and move east to northeast. Also you see a small squall line of showers and storms develop before moving into Western Indiana. With this squall line, we are not expecting wide spread severe storms, but could see some brief wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph. The line should move through Indy between 8:30 and 9:30 and Muncie around an hour later. The rain should end after midnight.
Rainfall potential through 1 am Tuesday, most areas should see at least 3/4" to an inch of rain. The circled areas could see rainfall totals exceed 1 1/4" of rain. This will be well below the flash flood guidance, so we are not expecting any flash flooding concerns, and this will also be much needed rain as portions of Southern Indiana is expecting a moderate to severe drought. We will continue to have updates as needed through this afternoon and evening on the rainfall.
Good Sunday afternoon/evening, a very nice day across the state. Under clear to partly cloudy skies, temperatures have warmed to the 40s across the state, cool spot, 39 at Michigan City. Showers back to the west over much of Iowa and northern Missouri. As you will see in the futurecast, this activity will be approaching our area later tonight and into Monday, back to work and school.
A look at FutureCast radar from 7 pm this evening to 7 pm Monday evening, rain will continue to make its approach to Indiana, finally moving into the state by late evening. There could be a break in the action, before heavier rain move in for the evening hours. A few rumbles of thunder will also be possible as there will be a little bit of instability in the atmosphere. In addition, winds could gust up to 35 mph during the day on Monday and continuing into Monday night.
By the time the rain ends, forecast models are indicating that at least an inch of rainfall will be possible, with locally higher amounts, which is good news for those in southern Indiana where a moderate to severe drought is ongoing. We will have a new update on Monday morning with the forecast. Have a great evening!
A very warm day across the state today, with temperatures well in the 70s, with records being broken in South Bend and at least tied in Evansville as of this typing. There will be one more warm day on Friday with highs again in the 70s. The morning hours should be mainly sunny, but as the afternoon hours approach, so will the clouds and a strong cold front. Below is FutureCast of how the radar could look like between 4 pm Friday and 7 pm Saturday.
By the early evening hours on Friday, the cold front will be near the state border, with showers and thunderstorms near and ahead of the front. The front will quickly move across the state and bring the potential for a strong to severe storm, as winds in the 5000 to 10000 foot level will be high and these winds will easily mix down to the surface. On the back side of the low and front, winds will switch to the northeast and could gust up to 40 mph at times. As colder air moves in, rain will mix will snow at times, with lake enhanced snow possible, especially in northeast and east-central Indiana. At this time, not expecting any accumulation, however, for areas like South Bend and perhaps down to Fort Wayne, heavier snow bands will be possible that could produce a quick dusting and near whiteout conditions. The snow bands could gradually come to an end by Saturday night, but a few stray snow showers will remain possible Sunday morning. With the colder temperatures and gusty winds, wind chills will be in the 20s on Saturday, and the teens to the 20s on Sunday. This will easily be the coldest air of the season, so be sure to bundle up when heading outdoor this weekend.
Temperatures will remain above normal for the next several days until a potent autumn storm system will approach the area Friday afternoon through Saturday, that will bring an increase of wind, rain, and behind the system, the coldest air of the season. Below is FutureCast of how the radar could look like from 4 pm Friday through 1 pm Saturday. The cold front is expected to be near the state line by the early evening hours Friday, with showers and thunderstorms near and ahead of the front. The front will quickly move across the state during the evening hours and by early Saturday morning around 1 am, the front will be moving into Ohio. Some of the storms associated with the cold front could be on the strong side with gusty winds. Behind the front, winds will switch to northwest, then eventually to the north and northeast and wrap around moisture on the back side of the low and with colder air in place, could see a mix of rain and snow showers. Lake enhanced snows also possible for far Northern Indiana. At this time, not expecting any accumulation, but we will continue to monitor the situation. In addition, winds could gust up to 40 mph, so in some of the heavier snow burst could create near whiteout conditions at times, mainly for far Northern Indiana. We will have another weather update in regards to the weekend system later today.
Good afternoon, currently with a mix of sun and clouds and very warm temperatures across the state. Temps at the lunch hour are in the low to mid 70s, with some upper 60s in far Northern Indiana. Back to the west in Illinois, there's showers and embedded thunderstorms on radar and moving to the east-northeast. The showers/storms are along a stationary front that will become a cold front and move southeast and bring an end to our very warm weather.
The Short Term forecast for the next 6 hours, Showers and thunderstorms will continue to increase in coverage and head into the state from northwest to southeast through the afternoon hours. There could also be a few isolated showers and embedded storms that develop during the mid-afternoon hours as FutureCast shows below. Winds will also be breezy at times, gusting up to 25 mph. Temperatures will continue to rise and should top off from the mid 70s north, to the upper 70s to near 80s central, and upper 70s to lower 80s south. You can check out the Interactive Radar on the website or watch for updates on the Equinox Weather Facebook page. Have a great afternoon!
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