Highs today reached 76-83 after lows of 51-58 this morning with areas of fog:
83 3 SE Covington...3 E Attica...Purdue University Airport...3 SW Rossville
82 Frankfort Municipal Airport
81 2 NW Crawfordsville...Flora Municipal Airport...Galveston Airport
80 Crawfordsville Municipal Airport...Remington...Kentland Municipal Airport
79 Logansport-Cass County Airport...Monticello-White County Airport...5 W Delphi...3 E Fowler
78 Grissom Air Reserve Base
77 Kokomo Municipal Airport...Rensselaer-Jasper County Airport...Rochester-Fulton County Airport...6 NE Winamac...Morocco
76 Peru Municipal Airport
Dew points (humidity) has been on the upswing this evening. Dew points as of 10 p.m. are now 61-67.
Flash Flood Watch is up for tonight & tomorrow for Newton, Jasper, White, Cass, Miami, Pulaski & Fulton counties.
This is the area that has seen upwards of 1" to as much as 5" of rainfall recently & may see another 1-3" by Sunday night. This will lead to areas of flash flooding & then some river flooding.
Flood Warning is already up on the Kankakee River in Newton & far northwestern Jasper County.
It also appears that another Flash Flood Watch will go up soon for all of central & eastern Illinois to eastern & southeastern Missouri.
A round of rainfall & some t'storms will pass tonight through Sunday morning. An isolated severe storm cannot 100% be ruled out.
Rainfall will taper by midday. A break is likely in the afternoon with some sun, especially in the southeastern & eastern half of the area.
Numerous t'storms & then a line of t'storms will pass late afternoon-evening.
Parameters suggest SLIGHT RISK for much of the area with a few severe t'storms possible, given some heating, up to 1500 J of surface CAPE where sun appears the most. Winds are 5,000' will also be rather strong & show some turning in the 2,000-6,000' layer. Main threat is wind, though a couple isolated tornadoes are also possible.
Highs of 73-82 are likely with warmer readings Sunday in the eastern & southeastern half of the area.
Some showers & a few t'storms are possible Sunday night, followed by some scattered showers & t'showers Monday as some sun appears & bubbles clouds up.
Lows Sunday night will run in the 50s to lower 60s.
The upper low may sit over the area Monday due to the tropical storm or hurricane off the coast of North Carolina & upper low over Alabama.
Quite a bit of severe weather may occur from eastern Indiana & western Ohio to Kentucky southward to Georgia & South Carolina Monday afternoon-evening.
A large area of SLIGHT RISK is likely in that zone with a pocket or two of ENHANCED possible.
Due to the strong vorticity of the low, the only threat we have is a couple funnel clouds or brief EF0 landspout tornado from the showers & t'showers.
Highs Monday will run 65-71 with 50s Monday night.
Tropical storm or Cat 1 hurricane & Southeast upper low may keep some scattered showers in the area even on Tuesday with highs in the 65-72 range.
These two features will act as a big block & prevent movement of our storms system completely to the east. It will have no place to go, but drift just a bit to the south.
Meanwhile, the HOT, DRY upper ridge dominates areas west, northwest, north & northeast of our area.
The heat will build in a ring around our region early to mid week. We will actually eventually see upper 80s reach as far north as northeastern Manitoba & northern Ontario!
We will get in on the heat late week & into next weekend.
It will also get increasingly humid & muggy.
Storms are possible Sunday night-Monday morning May 25-26 with some severe weather risk.
Otherwise, it looks largely dry at this time Wednesday, May 21 to Sunday, May 25.