August 20, 4:23 PM Weather Forecast Update

Here is the latest update regarding your weather now-Tuesday

Posted: Aug 20, 2018 3:55 PM
Updated: Aug 20, 2018 7:30 PM

Some good signatures of severe on radar from northeast Clinton to far southeast Carroll, Cass, western Howard & Miami county storms, but they appear to have been a bit elevated.  This means that some of that wind energy of 60-70 mph could have made it to the ground in pockets in that rural area & a brief rain-wrapped tornado may have occurred, but elevated nature of the storm prevented it from fully getting that wind & brief tornado to the ground consistently.  The only reports I have received so far is estimated gust of 50 mph reported northeast of Michigantown outside of rotation & strongest wind core.  This was via scanner traffic.  There was also a spotter report of a tornado northwest of Michigantown near the signature on radar.  It was a good spotter, so we will just have to see if damage occurred to verify either wind or tornado.

Any reports from near Michigantown to near Forest, east of Burlington, through Walton, Onward to as far east as Bunker Hill would be greatly appreciated!

Spotty did reported strongly rotating feature in the storm clouds as it moved northeast of Frankfort.

Wind damage has been reported in Huntington County, just northeast of our viewing area.

Marginal Risk of severe weather continues for this afternoon through evening & into part of tonight.  I went with a now-12 a.m. time frame for the risk of isolated severe storms.

Localized flash flooding risk will continue, as well with high rainfall rates of +2" per hour at times.

Flash flood-producing has already been reported in Montgomery, Clinton & Miami counties.  Mexico (Miami County) picked up 2.38" of rainfall in 56 minutes.

Reason for lack of upgrade to Slight could be due to the best overlap of stronger mid & upper flow, shear & instability is just to our south & southwest.

However, we have enough here for isolated severe in our viewing area.

Still, waves of new scattered storms will continue to fire & move through this afternoon to tonight.  Coverage will continue to increase.

Here is the projected evolution of storms this evening-tonight:

You can see that a scattering of showers & t'showers will pivot through tomorrow morning-evening.  Peak coverage will be with peak heating in the late afternoon, however.  It will still be humid with dew points in the 60s to around 70.  Dew points should drop nicely tomorrow night into the 50s to around 60!

Some sun will poke through at times with it becoming breezy in the afternoon-evening with west winds turning to the northwest at 13-17 mph with gusts to 27 mph.

Showers will exit & with some partial clearing, we are headed for a cool 58-62 tomorrow night.

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Widespread rainfall by Sunday.
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