Clouds will increase northwest to southeast this afternoon with some spotty rain (some graupal possible) & rain/snow to spotty snow possible this evening in the 3-11 p.m. time frame for the area.
Northwest winds will gust 40-50 mph at times with a couple isolated gusts of +50 mph possible.
NWS forecast offices have Wind Advisories up for entire viewing area.
After highs of 46-51 around midday to early afternoon, temperatures will fall to 36-44 late today-this evening.
Strong winds will make it feel much colder.
Skies should clear for a while overnight with lows 29-32, but the winds will still be brisk with gusts to 30 mph at times.
This will drop wind chills to 15-22.
Skies will cloud up again late & into tomorrow morning, especially over the northern & northeastern counties.
The greatest amount of sunshine tomorrow will be in our far southwestern areas. There will be more & more clouds as you work northeastward. So, skies will vary from mostly sunny to partly cloudy in the far southwest to mostly cloudy to cloudy in the northeast & partly to then mostly cloudy around Greater Lafayette.
A few isolated rain & snow showers are possible over the far eastern parts of the viewing area.
Northwest to west-northwest winds tomorrow may gust to 35 mph.
Highs of 43-51 are likely from northwest to southeast (48 at Greater Lafayette).
After 29-34 Saturday morning, we should reach 55-60 by late afternoon with south-southwest winds increasing to 17-32 mph.
Skies will turn mostly cloudy to cloudy.
A few showers are possible after 7 p.m. Saturday evening.
Lows Saturday night should run 45-52.
Periods of rainfall are likely here Sunday with a few isolated embedded t'storms possible. Highs of 55-62.
This looks like a big severe weather outbreak from Texas to Georgia & South Carolina Saturday-Sunday.
Easter Sunday looks serious for Mississippi & Alabama with tornado outbreak possible. High-end MODERATE RISK parameters are showing up. It would not surprise me if we end up with a pocket of HIGH RISK in Mississippi to Alabama.
There have been many infamous Easter Sunday tornado outbreaks in the South & this could be one of them. We have had our fair share, but right now, there is no severe weather risk in our area.
Some severe risk Saturday-Sunday may reach as far north as Nebraska to southern Missouri to western & central Kentucky.
Some severe weather risk may reach Pennsylvania to Massachusetts by Monday.
A wind-driven Easter snowstorm will occur from Colorado to Nebraska, Iowa & Wisconsin.
High wind event with +50 mph northwest gusts are possible Monday with cold temperatures & some scattered rain & snow.
Some scattered rain/snow to snow is possible at times next week with cold, blustery days of 41-46 & lows 29-33.
I cannot rule out brief, very minor accumulation, specifically early Thursday morning.
Mean temperature anomalies now to April 20:
Overall precipitation up to April 20 runs below normal overall:
After April 20 to early May:
Rainfall turns above normal after April 20 with couple to multiple stints of severe weather risk here.
I do think there will be a brief dry stretch in early May with the warmth, however. Looks windy, too.
Warmer early May, then mid-May turns cooler.
Wet period is possible in the transition (with severe weather risk) between the warmth & then cooler pattern in May.