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June 8, 11 PM Weather Forecast Update

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Posted: Jun 8, 2021 9:29 PM
Updated: Jun 8, 2021 11:02 PM

Highs today reached 82-92, hottest where sun was maximized & where less rainfall occurred earlier in the day.

I can attest to the heat in Greater Lafayette!  It was mostly sunny for a chunk of the day.  It was the hottest day of the year, just judging by stepping outside.  High at our WLFI ob site was 91, but heat index peaked at 96, as it did at the airport.

Clouds & more in the way of rainfall held Kokomo down to 82, but in the hot sun, the intense heating fueled heavy storms around Covington in the mid to late afternoon, dropping the temperature from 91 to 71 quickly.

We had an extra 40 minutes to tack on another 0.5-1 degree here at Lafayette before rain-cooled air came in (though it did not rain here on the west side or at the airport).  Up to around 1" fell in a pocket on northeast side of Greater Lafayette.

After lows tonight of 68-73 with a shower or two, a few more storms will pop Wednesday afternoon.  Highs will run 83-90 with heat indices 88-96.

With the high-vorticity environment & pretty low LCLs in a tropical airmass, an isolated rope funnel or two or brief landspout cannot be ruled out.

Winds will run from the southeast at 5-15 mph increasing to 15-25 mph.

After lows tonight of 69-73 with a shower or two, a few more storms will pop Wednesday afternoon. Highs will run 85-90 with heat indices 90-96.

With the high-vorticity environment & pretty low LCLs in a tropical airmass, an isolated rope funnel or two or brief landspout cannot be ruled out.

Southeast to northeast wind at 5-8 mph is expected.

Rainfall coverage looks to drop to 30% Friday with just a few storms.  It will be hot & humid with highs 87-94 & heat indices 91-100.

Winds looks variable from the northeast to north, northwest to west-northwest at 5-10 mph.

This, after some patchy fog (as winds go light to calm late Thursday night-Friday morning) with lows 68-73.

As for the weekend, a few storms are possible as a surface cold front slowly passes through, but highs will reach 89-95 with heat indices 92-101.

Winds looks light & variable Saturday, but on Sunday, they turn to the northwest at 10-20 mph late in the day as less humid air comes in.

There will be little/no wind support at any level of the troposphere for organized storms or severe storms.  Lapse rates will be ho-hum, too.

So, it just looks like 30% coverage tops of a few pulsey storms.

Monday-Tuesday look less humid, but it will still be very warm to hot with highs 86-91 Monday & 85-90 Tuesday.  At least lows will drop to 61-66.  Lots of sunshine will be featured daily (with northwest winds 10-20 mph Monday & northeast 10 mph Tuesday).

The intense, hot upper ridge will re-expand east & southeastward & on its periphery, a "Ring of Fire" complex of storms will likely fire over the Dakotas on Thursday (after we see 90-95 Wednesday & 92-98 Thursday with hot southwest winds to 30 mph & heat indices to 99-106).

This will likely mature into a bowing MCS with damaging winds in northern Illinois & southern Wisconsin by Friday morning.

Ahead of it, our lows Thursday night-Friday morning may only drop to 78-82 with southwest winds to 32 mph.

If it all works accordingly, this bowing line of severe storms should pass through the area late morning to midday next Friday.

This would likely be our first weather watch of 2021, beating the 1992 record for latest weather watch from SPC at June 17 (I researched records back to 1980).

Behind it, the afternoon would be tranquil with debri cloudiness thinning with time, a northwest wind & temperatures rising from the rain-cooler 66-69 range to 78-83 range.

Another complex of storms may impact the area in the "Ring of Fire" on Saturday night, June 19-20 or right Sunday, June 20.

Ahead of it 90-95 is expected Saturday.  Temperatures Sunday will be determined by timing of the complex of storms.

By the way, it still appears conditions are ripe for a tropical storm or hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico to develop & make a landfall along the Gulf Coast around June 19-20, but where is the question.  The exact track inland is largely tied to the upper ridge.

Burst of intense heat will pulse up in response to waxing & waning hot upper ridge late June through late July.

We will watch for a couple more "Ring of Fire" "Ridge Riders" & a couple/few pulse storms.  Otherwise, it is a dry pattern.

We will also watch the tropics as they will get more active.

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Beautiful Week Ahead. Cooler, drier and less humid.
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