August 24, 9:15 AM Weather Forecast Update

Late season heat wave, then tropical impacts, followed by brief cool-down.

Posted: Aug 24, 2020 8:37 AM
Updated: Aug 24, 2020 4:04 PM

With highs 85-91 Sunday (90 at Purdue Airport & WLFI ob site with lows at both places 70 this morning), it will be a hot one today!  Highs of 89-95 are likely with heat indices 93-101.

With one report of wind damage & also dime-sized hail in Newton County yesterday, we had a few storms overnight.  A couple isolated storms today are possible, otherwise it looks dry with sunshine, a few clouds & southwest winds.

"Ring of Fire" will be active for several days as clusters of severe storms ride periphery of hot upper ridge.

We look hot & dry Tuesday & Wednesday with highs 94-99 & heat indices 99-109.

Tropical Storm Marco should make landfall in Louisiana early Tuesday morning & then move into eastern Texas.

Hurricane Laura should make a Louisiana landfall Thursday morning.  At that point, the remnants of Marco should be over southeastern Oklahoma.

Meanwhile, the remnant circulation of Hurricane Genevieve will pivot through central California to Nevada with some severe weather risk developing Nevada to Idaho & Utah to Wyoming.

All of these features, combined with a surface cold front & upper trough, should bring multiple rounds of numerous showers & storms next weekend, followed by cooler, less humid weather.

Some severe weather is possible with SLIGHT RISK parameters showing up.

Locally-heavy rainfall is also possible.

Remnant circulation of Pacific hurricane (& its moisture) along with cold front & upper trough should bring showers/storms with severe weather risk early to mid next week.

Heat should move back in after this with risk of some severe weather around September 5 & September 8-9.

Around the 8-9, a strong cold front should pass, bringing shot of much cooler air & temperatures actually dropping a bit below normal.

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