STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

June 2, 11 PM Weather Forecast Update

Hottest day of 2020 so far featured a dry heat. That will change Wednesday, along with risk of storms. "Cristobal" also still looks to track over the area mid-next week.

Posted: Jun 2, 2020 8:53 PM
Updated: Jun 3, 2020 2:06 AM

Extremes indeed, after record heat last week in eastern Canada to the Northeast, record cold with frost & freezing dominated this morning.

Meanwhile, record heat engulfed the Plains & Midwest.  Temperatures reached +100 in Iowa & Minnesota & upper 90s in parts of Illinois.

High at the Purdue Airport & WLFI ob site was 94.  The record for the date, is 101 in 1934, however.  The Purdue Ag Farm COOP number will come out tomorrow morning.

All observations sites were 90 or in the 90s today in the viewing except one:  New Market (Crawfordsville Municipal Airport) with 88.  That is typically a persistent cooler spot with sensor surrouded by cool wooded creek bottoms in a valley braided with streams flowing toward Shades State Park.

Overall, highs reached 88-96, but heat indices only reached 88-96 due to the dry air.  The winds were strong & helped make it feel cooler, as well.

Severe weather outbreak northwest of our area tonight with reports of severe weather from the Dakotas to Wisconsin.

Report tally is up to around 90 in that region as of 10 p.m. (as plotted by SPC after being sent by local NWS forecast offices all over that region):

Large hail (+1") = green dots

Wind damage & +58 mph gusts = blue dots

Tornado reports = red dots

With a southwest breeze tonight & increasing clouds blowing off the tops of MCS north of the area tonight, lows will only drop to 70-75.  It will become increasingly sticky after such a dry heat this afternoon.

Skies should be partly cloudy tomorrow with upper 80s to lower 90s with much higher humidity.  Heat indices may reach the mid 90s to as high as 102.

2-7 p.m. is main time frame for severe weather risk Wednesday.

Main threat is wind, secondary threat is large hail (largely early in storm evolution).

SPC has SLIGHT RISK up for area. 

Best potential for upgrade to ENHANCED is Pennsylvania to Ohio where wind fields are a bit stronger through the troposphere.

However, I still think there is a chance for an upgrade here or nearby as conditions are good for storms to gell & amalgamate into a line surging & bowing forward with time as it tracks north to south.  In this process a bow of widespread damaging winds may develop.

It will likely then turn back to the southwest toward St. Louis & southern Illinois around periphery of ridge in the evening.

Watch the storms cool things off after the heat quickly builds in the morning to early afternoon:

Patchy to areas of fog are likely tomorrow night to early Thursday morning with lows in the 60s to around 70.

On the tail end of that complex of storms, a few isolated storms may overcome cap Thursday.  I went for 20% POPs here for afternoon-evening.

A pronounced MCV will pivot southwest of our area, but it should keep any more widespread storm development (+40%) southwest of us.

Skies look partly cloudy with highs 87-92 with heat indices 93-100.  Unlike Wednesday, there will be a lack of much wind Thursday, making it feel a bit stifling.

As for Friday, it looks hot & humid with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s with heat indices in the mid 90s to 100.

Friday is a bit of a wildcard.  It appears that an MCV from a storm complex in Iowa the night before may have an MCV that pivots through our area.

Thoughts are that such an MCV would spawn storms in eastern Indiana to Ohio.

We will monitor.  There is low confidence in that forecast.  So, I kept 30% POPs up for Friday.

The weekend looks dry with 85-91 & lows 61-66.  The humidity will be held in check.

Monday-Tuesday look hot & humid, followed by widespread showers & storms Wednesday as the remnants of "Cristobal" merging with a surface low (& a passing, strengthening surface cold front) pass.  Shear & belt of stronger winds in the troposphere support MARGINAL RISK for severe, event despite widespread rainfall & cloudiness.  If any sun appears & breaks in rainfall develop, upgrade to SLIGHT RISK could occur down the road.

Highs will only run in the 70s to 80 Wednesday & 70s Thursday with lows in the 48-55 range by Thursday night.

The heat & humidity will return pretty quickly, however, along with the risk of storm with some severe weather ("Ridge Riders").  Severe weather risk returns in earnest around June 13-14 after this lull with cooler weather.

West Lafayette
Overcast
43° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 39°
Kokomo
Overcast
42° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 38°
Rensselaer
Overcast
37° wxIcon
Hi: 41° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 37°
Fowler
Overcast
37° wxIcon
Hi: 41° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 37°
Williamsport
Overcast
38° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 32°
Crawfordsville
Overcast
44° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 41°
Frankfort
Overcast
44° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 41°
Delphi
Overcast
43° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 39°
Monticello
Overcast
41° wxIcon
Hi: 42° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 41°
Logansport
Overcast
41° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 41°
Chilly and cloudy Tuesday
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 162607

Reported Deaths: 4130
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion25871792
Lake14222358
St. Joseph9532166
Elkhart9156137
Allen8552230
Hamilton6335114
Vanderburgh609062
Tippecanoe391815
Porter341650
Hendricks3367134
Monroe333238
Johnson3239130
Delaware307675
Clark303163
Vigo272440
Madison248096
LaPorte236161
Cass228523
Warrick201565
Kosciusko198427
Floyd185868
Howard168466
Bartholomew146958
Dubois145526
Marshall145126
Wayne137931
Henry131330
Grant131039
Boone128050
Hancock123144
Noble121935
Jackson118517
Dearborn101728
Morgan98940
Lawrence94737
Gibson92812
Daviess91334
Clinton90316
Shelby89431
LaGrange82815
Knox81310
Harrison79924
Posey7667
Putnam76616
DeKalb75811
Fayette73918
Jasper6655
Miami6615
Steuben6578
Montgomery62022
White61016
Greene57338
Scott54513
Decatur52539
Adams5237
Whitley4796
Ripley4748
Clay4587
Sullivan45514
Wells44911
Wabash4389
Starke4378
Huntington4365
Orange42125
Spencer4126
Washington3863
Franklin38125
Randolph38110
Jennings37913
Fulton3764
Perry36114
Jefferson3525
Pike34318
Carroll33813
Jay3316
Fountain3193
Tipton28223
Vermillion2681
Parke2504
Newton23611
Blackford2344
Rush2304
Owen2111
Martin2040
Pulaski1753
Crawford1631
Brown1463
Ohio1337
Union1140
Benton1100
Switzerland970
Warren891
Unassigned0236

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events