July 16, 1 PM Weather Forecast Update

Still tracking heat & storms.....

Posted: Jul 16, 2020 12:01 PM
Updated: Jul 16, 2020 1:57 PM

Highest rainfall totals measured from yesterday evening to lastnight are 2.20" Kentland, 1.72" Lake Village, 1.02" Rochester-Fulton County Airport.

I measured 0.31" at our WLFI ob site, while the Purdue Airport saw 0.36", 0.35" was measured south of Montmorenci, while Teal & 18th Street spotter measured 0.40".  Highest total reported in Greater Lafayette was 0.59" on the northeast side of Lafayette.

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With low clouds slow to really break up nicely area-wide, we are holding at 71-80 as of 12:45 p.m. over the viewing area with a nice northwest wind.  This is some nice relief, though it is still humid.

Originally went for highs of 85-90. 

Skies will become partly cloudy today with nice northwest wind & going with highs in the near 80 to 88 range (chopped 2-5 degrees off).  It will still be humid, however. 

This is like yesterday when actual highs fell below guidance due to clouds.  I forecasted 88-94 & highs ended up at 82-90 or 4-6 degrees cooler than forecast.

An isolated shower/t'shower or two is possible, otherwise it looks dry.

Some patchy fog is possible tonight with lows of 64-70 with just a few clouds.

Friday looks completely dry (& mostly sunny to partly cloudy) & much hotter with highs 88-95 & heat indices 91-104.  There will not be much wind at all, so it will be rather stifling.  The highest dew points & heat indices will be in our western & southwestern counties with the lowest readings in our far northern to northeastern counties.

With mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies, an isolated storm or two is possible Saturday, otherwise it looks dry with highs

91-97.  Heat indices will run 99-108, but there will be much more of a breeze compared to Friday (southwest 10-15 mph).

Sunday looks dry, breezy to windy & hot, humid with southwest winds 15-30 mph & highs 95-100.  Heat indices of 100-114 are possible.

It does appear there will be a complex of storms that tracks from Missouri & Iowa to northern Illinois, then Michigan in the morning, but we look dry given projected strong cap & sinking air of upper ridge in place.

This would change if enough convergence develop along outflow boundary from these storms in the afternoon.  This would lead to some storms developing & breaking through the cap.

Given the intense heat ahead...........

Remember:

Heat Index of 130F or higher = Heat stroke or sunstroke likely.

Heat Index between 105 - 129F = Sunstroke, muscle cramps, and/or heat exhaustion likely. Heatstroke possible with prolonged exposure and/or physical activity.

Heat Index between 90 - 105F = Sunstroke, muscle cramps, and/or heat exhaustion possible with prolonged exposure and/or physical activity.

Heat Index between 80 - 90F = Fatigue possible with prolonged exposure and/or physical activity.

Periodic storms are likely Monday evening to Wednesday of next week.

After 90s Monday & upper 80s to 90s Tuesday & Wednesday, late next week looks a bit cooler & less humid with highs in the 80s.

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