May 21, 4:15 PM Weather Forecast Update

Return of summer with some severe risk ahead & band of persistent, heavy, severe storm action northwest & west of area flirting with us for several days ahead.

Posted: May 21, 2019 2:27 PM
Updated: May 21, 2019 4:07 PM

Any lingering isolated sprinkles or brief showers will end this evening, but the wind will really increase from the east.  It may become sustained at 20-30 mph at times with gusts 35-40 mph for a while with mostly cloudy to cloudy skies over the area area & temperaturs at 54-58.

Storms should still be severe in central Illinois tonight.

Thought they will weaken, a couple severe storms are possible south & southward of an Oxford to Lafayette to Frankfort line.

Warm front will lift northward & warmer, bit more unstable air will enter that zone.

Wave of rain & storms should pass in the 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. time frame over the viewing area with strong east to southeast winds.

Other than very early shower/storm Wednesday, the rest of the day looks dry with 79-85 with sun/clouds, humid & windy conditions, then a warm, humid Wednesday night with lows 65-69.

A quick-moving wave of storms is possible Thursday morning in the 6-10 a.m. time frame.  An isolated severe storm or two is possible.

Otherwise, the day looks warm, windy & humid with sun/clouds & highs 82-87.

A few more storms are possible Thursday night-Friday morning with muggy lows of 65-70.

Rest of Friday looks windy, warm & humid with sun/clouds & highs 84-89 with heat indices 88-92.

Friday night looks warm & muggy with lows 66-71.

Some scattered storms are possible Saturday & Sunday (mainly afternoon-evening) with 80s & lows in the 60s with warm front nearby & an outflow boundary in the area.

An isolated severe storm or two is possible Saturday & Sunday.

These are summer-like storms that are rather hit or miss with 30-40% coverage.

Monday-Tuesday look mostly dry.

Wednesday is the next time storms look widespread with higher severe risk.

Next risk of more widespread storms & severe risk would center around June 2 with dry time between Wednesday & around Sunday, June 2.

After that, not much going on storm-wise or severe weather-wise to at least June 7, per latest data.

Main rain corridor looks well northwest of us & our temperatures look above normal for early June.

Rainfall looks slightly below normalearly to mid-June.

Mean temperatures average above normal in early June.

They average near normal in late June.

Rainfall averages near normal for late June.

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West Lafayette
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Kokomo
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Rensselaer
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Fowler
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Williamsport
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Crawfordsville
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Frankfort
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Delphi
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Monticello
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Feels Like: 64°
Logansport
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