Highs have reached 70-78 so far today & we are running 62-68 rain-cooled degrees right now.
Rainfall totals from a few showers & storms lastnight-early this morning & then again midday-early afternoon have added up to 0.15-2.20". The heaviest rainfall totals have been in our northern counties.
By Monday (cutting these totals that we have already seen), grand totals should run 1.50-4.5".
We will warm back up again as the rain & line of t'storms departs for a bit & some sun appears.
Speaking of the t'storms, here are the measured t'storm gusts that exceeded 35 mph in the viewing area:
44 mph Kokomo Municipal Airport
41 mph 3 E Fowler
40 mph 5 NE Kokomo
39 mph 3 SE Covington
38 mph Purdue University Airport; 2 W Rochester
37 mph Kentland Muncipal Airport; Flora Municipal Airport
36 mph Frankfort Municipal Airport; I-65/IN 28 (Frankfort)
The back edge of the rain will continue to work eastward & will exit this afternoon, followed by the sunshine & warming temperatures. It will actually turn rather muggy with dew points surging to 70.
Winds will be strong from the south to south-southwest.
Outflow boundary will migrate northward into the destabilizing, muggy, warm air.
This, with increasing shear & wind fields aloft will lead to increasing severe weather risk this evening.
A couple/few severe gusts/hailers are possible. Given low LCLs & subtle wind shift in the lowest 6,000' with outflow boundary, an isolated, brief, short-lived tornado is possible as these storms look more like clusters & individual t'storms, rather than a line.
They will move southwest to northeast over the viewing area.
Numerous t'storms should form to our west & northwest, gelling into a squall line. This will pass overnight.
T'Storms on the outflow boundary moving southwest to northeast through viewing area this evening with the severe weather risk:
The squall line comes in tonight. It will weaken as it makes it to our southeastern counties.
The rest of the afternoon looks nice & dry with a clearing trend.
Some scattered showers/t'storms are possible Friday morning to early afternoon, but any severe risk should stay south & southeast of our area tomorrow.
The latest 7-day outlook: