June 30, 12:30 PM Weather Forecast Update

Longest heat wave (with stage set for dangerous heat indices) since 2012 ahead with some storms.

Posted: Jun 30, 2020 11:28 AM
Updated: Jun 30, 2020 1:51 PM

Small microburst dropped out of storm lastnight centered around Concord Ridge on the southside of Lafayette.  Winds were likely +50 mph.  Up to 3.56" of rainfall was measured in 1.5 hours.

Meanwhile, Kentland to Earl Park to Brook to Goodland to Rensselaer areas continue to clean up after many homes & basements were flooded by torrential storms Saturday.

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Complex of torrential storms is moving through eastern Missouri to Illinois & southwestern Indiana.

Up to 8" of rainfall has been measured near Quincy, Illinois.

The complex's MCV will produce more torrential storms today in south-central & western Illinois, while we will see scattered storms (50%).

It will be oppressively hot here with 87-92 for highs with heat indices of 97-106.

As of 12:11 p.m., I already have a temperature of 86 with a heat index of 95.

This morning was the 4th consecutive morning where the temperature failled to drop below 70 at our WLFI ob site & at the Purdue Airport.

Another MCV from torrential storm complexes Minnesota & Iowa to Missouri & Iowa may pop some scattered storms Wednesday (40%).

I went ahead with a few pops of storms Thursday (25%) with remnant MCV.

We are setting the stage for a dangerous heat wave Friday through Wednesday of next week as hot upper ridge with strong cap builds over wet soils from heavy rainfall.  Also, our wind will be blowing off saturated soils with actively-growing vegetation (especially corn with its transpiration) south & southwest of our area.

This intense heat, with tropical moisture will lead to dangerous heat indices +105.

Highs well into the 90s will occur with overnight lows only in the mid 70s.

Other than an isolated random storm, we look very capped with hazy sunshine late week, throught he weekend to next week.

Later next week features increasing risk for storms.

West Lafayette
Clear
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Hi: 92° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 95°
Kokomo
Few Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 88°
Rensselaer
Clear
86° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 89°
Fowler
Clear
86° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 89°
Williamsport
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 94°
Crawfordsville
Broken Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 89°
Frankfort
Overcast
89° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 96°
Delphi
Clear
89° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 91°
Monticello
Clear
89° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 91°
Logansport
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 89°
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