Brief landspout occurred yesterday on outflow boundary (& with quick drop in surface pressure as isolated storm popped through the cap.....so it was like a very small-scale mini low & frontal zone) near developing t'storm on the southeast side of Lafayette. Dust was pulled & swirled about & some of the ends of corn leaves shredded for less than one minute. These leaf shreds were encountered by one of our spotters nearby. He was outside & no rain was falling & no wind was occurring as some shreads of corn leaves fell down from the sky. No damage occurred with this landspout, as is typical. They are short in duration & weak.
This occurred east of the Veteran's Memorial Parkway Wal-Mart from what I have ascertained from spotters & picture.
Photo taken by Jason Dillion.
Highs today reached (map up later this evening) after lows of 66-73 this morning.
MARGINAL RISK of severe weather is up (per SPC) along & north of a near Roselawn to Logansport to Amboy line & northward.
This may be expanded southward in the next Day 2 SPC update tonight.
There is a SLIGHT RISK for severe weather Friday & Friday night with numerous showers & storms expected from clusters to lines & bands to a couple isolated supercells. Front & trough will interact with band swinging around Tropical Depression Laura (as the center tracks over Kentucky). Wind fields & shear supports potential of a brief isolated tornado or two.
Locally-heavy rainfall is likely.
The weekend looks good with sunshine & some clouds with highs 78-85 & lows 53-59 with lower humidity.
Some periods of showers & storms return next week. Some severe weather is possible, but exact timing & frequency is in question currently.