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The Weather Outlook to Next Thursday

More showers & storms are ahead.

Posted: Aug. 8, 2018 2:11 PM
Updated: Aug. 8, 2018 2:43 PM

A few spotty showers & t'showers are possible today before ending this evening.  Skies will be partly cloudy with a nice west-southwest wind sustained at 9-15 mph (gusts to 21 mph) & highs 79-85.  It will feel warmer with the high humidity.

Patchy fog is possible tonight with mostly clear skies with lows near 60 to the lower 60s.

Cluster/bow of some severe storms to our north will dive southward tonight, then collapse.  It will re-fire tomorrow late afternoon-evening.  This could penetrate out area before collapsing.  It is a bit unclear as to how far south it will get before collapsing, but looks like a line could make it all the way to Pine Village, Lafayette & Frankfort to Tipton before rapidly collapsing.  A couple/few isolated severe gusts are possible with the line.  Timing would be 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

With a nice sustained southwest wind at 10-15 mph tomorrow & partly cloudy skies, highs of 84-89 are likely with heat indices of 90-96.

On Friday, after some morning patchy fog & muggy conditions at 65-68, A few spotty storms will pop & move southward.  These could pop at any time in a broken line.  It appears that the line may not completely solidify & intensify to any isolated severe risk until afternoon, mainly south of Lafayette.  The isolated risk would be wind.

As this line moves southward & exits the area, it is possible that a few storms may fire in our north in the evening with some isolated severe risk (hail, wind) before diminishing.  These may not make it to Lafayette area before collapsing, we will monitor.

Very warm, humid highs will run in the 84-88 range Friday with wind turning to the west & northwest at only 5-9 mph.  Heat indices will run 90-95.

A few isolated to spotty storms are possible Saturday with partly cloudy skies & highs of 80-85 with still humid conditions after patchy fog & 60s in the morning.

Sunday looks dry with partly cloudy skies & highs near 80 with lower humidity & lows Sunday night near 60.  This would occur as the cold front will be south of our area.

More showers/storms are possible at times Monday-Thursday of next week with humid highs in the 80s with lows in the 60s.  We will be right on the edge of an intense ridge of heat from Manitoba & western Ontario to Kansas & over the West U.S. 

+100 is possible in Manitoba & the Dakotas with 90s in western Ontario!  Actually, on the ridge underbelly, there will actually be a lot of showers & storms in Texas, Oklahoma to New Mexico.  It will be hotter farther north than these locations.  These showers/storms will tend to stall &/or work northwest & westward on that ridge underbelly toward Nevada & Arizona.

The strongest flow on the periphery of this ridge of heat will be north & northeast of our area, but there may still be some severe risk at times.  We will at least be on the far southwestern edge of some small pieces of stronger flow aloft (little "jetlets" of ribbons of stronger flow you can see in image (dark green).

We really never get into the intense heat (90s) through next Thursday, but it will be warm to very warm & muggy.

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Warm and dry today with showers/storms returning tomorrow.
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