August 28, 10:45 PM Weather Forecast Update

Marginal Risk of severe weather later Thursday evening.

Posted: Aug 28, 2019 9:47 PM
Updated: Aug 28, 2019 11:04 PM

On a rather unseasonably breezy to windy day, highs today ran 73-80 under a cumulus-filled sky.  Humidity levels were low with dew points in the upper 40s to mid 50s.

For late August, the winds today were strong from the west-southwest with lower pressures with upper low & shortwave over Michigan to northern Illinois & Indiana to rather strong surface high over Missouri & northern Arkansas to Tennessee. 

This a nice reprieve from the summer humidity in Arkansas to northern Mississippi, far northern Alabama to Tennessee, where dew points dipped into the 50s to around 60.

PEAK MEASURED GUSTS TODAY:

33 mph Purdue University Airport

32 mph Fowler

31 mph Kentland Municipal Airport

30 mph Monticello-White County Airport

29 mph Kokomo Municipal Airport

28 mph Logansport-Cass County Airport

28 mph Grissom ARB

28 mph Rochester-Fulton County Airport

27 mph Attica

27 mph Peru Municipal Airport

25 mph Frankfort Municipal Airport

25 mph Rensselaer-Jasper County Airport

24 mph Crawfordsville Municipal Airport

23 mph Winamac

A broken line(s) of storms will fire to our northwest & sink southeastward into our area Thursday evening-early overnight.

The storms & a couple to few isolated severe storms are possible here in the 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Otherwise, it looks like a breezy to windy (southwest 15-30 mph), warmer & eventually more humid day with skies becoming partly cloudy.  Highs will surge to 84-87.

It will feel more like 87-90 later in the day.

MARGINAL RISK of severe weather is up for Peru to West Lafayette to Williamsport line & northwestward. 

SLIGHT RISK is up just west & northwest of the area.

Potential is there for SLIGHT & MARGINAL RISK to be expanded east & southeastward.

With clouds/sun & slow decrease in the humidity, highs Friday will run 79-86 with a couple isolated showers/storms (20%) possible.

A few more are possible Friday night to Saturday (30%) with 60 to the 60s Friday night & 70s Saturday.

Cold front Thursday of next week with potential of a line of storms here with some severe risk will likely push the remnants of Dorian over Tennessee & Georgia eastward & northeastward.

Dorian will likely make landfall as a major hurricane (at least Category 3, according to NHC) near Melborne, Florida & track south of Orlando.  The potential is there for a second landfall in the Florida Panhandle, but that is a little unclear.  Regardless, it will be pulled northward/north-northeastward into Georgia.

Ahead of our front & trough, it will heat up Monday-Wednesday of next week with increasing humidity.  With 87-90 Tuesday & Wednesday with southwest winds 15-25 mph, heat indices may reach 91-95.

Much cooler weather may arrive after that cold front with highs in the 70s, folllowed by warmth, humidity & frequent storms mid-September.

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