May 9, 2 PM Weather Forecast Update

Marginal Risk, then much cooler.

Posted: May 9, 2019 1:07 PM
Updated: May 9, 2019 5:52 PM

A couple bands/line of rain & thunder passed overnight to this morning.  There was a lot of gustiness to them with many peak gusts of 30-40 mph.  A few exceeded 40 mph.

Gusts 40 mph or greater overnight-early this morning:

45 mph...Fowler

43 mph...Grissom Air Reserve Base

41 mph...3 W Rochester

40 mph...Round Grove

40 mph...Attica

Temperatures are 67-73 over the viewing area as of 1:30 p.m.

There continues to be a few showers around with mostly cloudy skies & strong southwest winds.

MARGINAL RISK of severe weather this afternoon-evening as scattered showers & a few storms & perhaps a couple broken lines develop ahead of & along cold front. 

An isolated severe storm is possible along & southeast of a Pine Village to Monticello to Rochester line.

Cold front is currently line up from Gary, Indiana to east of St. Louis, Missouri & is approaching Newton County.

In fact, we should rapidly cool off into the 50s at Greater Lafayette by 6 p.m. with brisk west to northwest wind once the cold front passes.

A little dim sun is getting through the veil of thicke cirrus & altostratus, while cumulus towers are developing along & ahead of that front.

This cooler air will reach Newton County very soon & then spread east & southeastward.

There is more shear & dynamic support today, compared to lastnight & this morning, but there is a lot of cloudiness around.  So, this will mitigate more robust severe risk, keeping it MARGINAL.

Bit better severe risk exists just southeast of the viewing area where there is a bit more time between now & cold frontal passage for clouds to thin, things destablize & storms to organize more.

Friday looks dry with skies becoming partly cloudy with 56-61 after 39-46 in the morning, followed by increasing clouds & 60-64 Saturday after 37-43 in the morning.

Showers are possible Saturday night to Sunday, then a bit of a break.  Then, with cold air aloft & some sun, some spotty may bubble up Sunday afternoon with highs 60-64.  37-43 is likely Sunday night with clearing, followed by sun & some clouds & 62-66 Monday.

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West Lafayette
Overcast
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Hi: 80° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 74°
Kokomo
Broken Clouds
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Hi: 79° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 73°
Rensselaer
Clear
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Hi: 80° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 73°
Fowler
Clear
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Hi: 80° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 73°
Williamsport
Overcast
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Hi: 82° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 72°
Crawfordsville
Overcast
68° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 68°
Frankfort
Overcast
74° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 74°
Delphi
Scattered Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 73°
Monticello
Scattered Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 73°
Logansport
Clear
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Hi: 79° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 72°
Warm Start, but Cooler Finish with Scattered Showers.
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