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.


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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