Highs varied from 51-72 today. Common this time of year with two climate zones over the area! However, today, the warmest temperatures were in a band from Attica to Greater Lafayette to Frankfort where sun was maximized & it stayed dry the longest!
This zone was wedged in between showers north, heavy rainfall in Illinois & showers & some t'storms south.
72 Frankfort Municipal Airport
69 Purdue University Airport
68 Covington 3 SE
67 2 NW Crawfordsville
66 Crawfordsville Municipal Airport; Kokomo Municipal;
64 Grissom ARB; Monticello-White County Airport; 5 W Delphi; Flora Municipal Airport; Galveston Airport
63 Logansport-Cass County Airport
61 Remington; Peru Municipal Airport
59 Rochester-Fulton County Airport
58 Kentland Municipal Airport
55 Rennselaer-Jasper County Airport
54 6 NE Winamac
As of 9 p.m., temperatures are now 43-54 over the area with a driving rain with northeast winds that have gusted as high as 41 mph in the viewing area.
Rainfall totals since lastnight vary from 0.05-0.70" over the area. The heaviest totals are in the far southwest.
Rain tapers by early Sunday AM, but winds will be strong Sunday with gusts to 40 mph. Decreasing clouds will ensue with highs 54-62 (59 Greater Lafayette).
TOTAL RAINFALL should run 0.50-1.50", highest totals northwest, west & southwest edges.
32-38 is likely tomorrow night (35 Greater Lafayette) as winds diminish. Some patchy frost & fog are likely.
Clouds increase Monday with warm front.
Showers are possible in the late afternoon & then into evening.
70s Tuesday will be followed by round of showers/storms Tuesday night-early Wednesday morning.
Best bulk shear is southwest of our area, but we have enough (combined with instability) for SLIGHT RISK parameters to show up. ENHANCED RISK parameters show up to our southwest.
After cooling Wednesday with strong winds (60s falling to 50s), Thursday looks like 60s to 70, followed by 70s to near 80 Friday. A couple isolated showers are possible with warm frontal passage.
Severe weather risk returns around Sunday-Monday, May 3-4.
There is a lot of warmth coming (below are projected temperatures at 2 p.m. on May 2):
Note the 80s coming in arounnd next weekend:
Late April to early May looks wet, stormy & warm.
Mid-May looks drier & cooler.
Late May looks wetter, stormy & warm.
Early June show tendency for wet, stormy & warm.
June overall looks wetter, warmer than normal & potentially stormier than normal for the first half of the month
June temperature anomalies:
July & August look hotter & drier than normal.
September-October-November (Fall) overall look warmer & drier than normal.
December looks warmer than normal with normal precipitation.