April 18, 3:45 PM Weather Forecast Update

Here is the latest on the rain, cooler temperatures & the Easter weekend outlook.

Posted: Apr 18, 2019 2:19 PM
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 4:02 PM

Early morning MCS produced severe weather around St. Louis, but none here...........just thunder, lightning & some downpours.

Afters showers & a few t'storms this morning to midday.......................

....................now cold front is passing through, winds are going northwest & north-northwest, temperatures are falling & rain is over the area.

Highest rainfall totals of 1-1.50" so far have been in Warren to Tippecanoe to southern Carroll & northern Clinton to western Howard counties.  Less has fallen in the north & the south.

The National Weather Service has Flood Watch up until 11 a.m. Friday for Montgomery, Clinton, Howard for additional 2-3" of rainfall by tomorrow evening.  Amounts will tend to be less as you move northwestward from the Flood Watch area.

It is a second wave of unseasonably cold air in mid-April.  Highs tomorrow will run as much as 20 degrees below normal.

Rain will very slowly move eastward through the day, so the west will dry first, but the far east may have rainfall to as late as evening.

Some breaks in the clouds are possible in the far west & northwest during the late afternoon-evening.

Highs will only run 45-49 with morning lows at 38-41 with morning wind chills of 28-32 & wind chills even in the afternoon at 35-44.

Winds will run 25-42 mph from the north Friday, making it very unpleasant, cold end to the workweek.

Wind chills early Saturday morning will run 20-25 with chill even around midday at 36-43, before they improve with highs of 50-60 east to west.

There will be more clouds hugging the eastern counties & more sunshine as you move westward Saturday.  A few showers look awfully close to our east & southeast counties Saturday, but I kept them out of the forecast for now.

If the showers look to push farther westward from the east, then the sun & warmer weather will be pushed west & more & more of the viewing area will have clouds, chilly weather & some showers.  We will monitor.

Everyone will be windy with north winds 20-40 mph.

Easter Sunday looks good with sun, clouds & 67-75 after patchy frost & 34-38 in the morning.

Some showers/storms are possible Monday with 67-75, followed by AM showers/storms Tuesday, then 75-80.

Showers/storms are possible Wednesday PM with highs 67-77. 

An isolated severe storm or two is possible in any of these rounds of showers & storms Monday-Wednesday, but the main corridor of severe currently looks to remain west & southwest of our viewing area.

Cooler weather will arrive by Thursday with sunshine & highs 62-67 & lows 39-45.

70s & 80s will arrive after that with some bouts of storms with severe risk at times late April-early May with near normal rainfall. (April 27-May 7 normal rainfall is around 1.50".

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