May 23, 11:30 PM Weather Forecast Update

Hot Sunday ahead.....

Posted: May 23, 2020 11:03 PM
Updated: May 24, 2020 12:18 AM

Severe weather occurred northwest, north & southeast of our area this afternoon-evening.

14 tornadoes reports were received northwest of the viewing area.

Only report recieved was of pea hail at Kentland with torrential rainfall for a brief time that resulted in flash flooding.

Highs today reached 78-85.  Lows tonight will run in the 60s to near 70.

Sunday looks like the hottest day of the year so far with highs 86-90 with heat indices 90-96.

Only an isolated storm is possible with partly cloudy skies & south-southwest winds 15-25 mph.

Sunday night lows will only drop to 69-73.

A weakening MCV moing through area Memorial Day may bring scattered storms.

A couple of severe storms are possible.

Highs of 84-90 are expected with heat indices of 90-96.

Scattered storms are possible at times Tuesday-Saturday of next week.

Severe risk looks low & would be isolated if it occurs.  We will monitor for changes.

Daily highs will run in the muggy 80s to near 90 with lows in the upper 60s to around 71.

There are signs that a bit cooler & less humid air may comes in late next weekend with highs in the upper 70s to around 80 with lows in the 50s.

Note temperatures Monday, June 1 in the 71-77 range with northeast wind (with lower humidity) as 1 p.m., rather than 83-86 with high humidity.

However, that does not look to last long.

We should heat up & turn muggy again not long after that.

Looks like hot ridging & a strong southwest low-level flow into the area with severe weather outbreaks blowing up from Ontario, Manitoba, North Dakota & Minnesota to Nebraska.

We may get some storms in here around June 4-5 with MARGINAL to SLIGHT parameters showing up at the moment in the area.  This, as surface cold front sweeps through.  The better dynamnics will be north of our area, but it does look unstable with an uptick in mid- & upper-level wind fields for a semi-organized line.  We will see.  It is still a ways out, but that is what I can tell you based on all of the data in front of me.

A cool-down to a few very comfortable 70s days are possible after that with crisp, cooler nights.

Overall, much of June averages out to look like this (temperature anomalies):

Overall, much of June averages out to look like this (rainfall anomalies):

Intense heat shows up with upper ridge in the last few days of June to early July.

Widespread 90s are likely with heat indices +105.

Impulses in Northwest U.S. trough diving into the Northern Plains may serve as focus for severe weather Dakotas to Minnesota & Iowa.  These storm complexes in the "Ring of Fire" would tend to ride the periphery of that ridge.  It is a good set up for us to get a squall line or even derecho.  The Northeast U.S. would also be in line for this.

Projected upper pattern shows this:

Meanwhile, at the lower levels & surface, Bermuda high will pump the tropical air northward, which will help with the high, sultry dew points.

July overall trends warmer than normal:

It continues to trend drier than normal:

West Lafayette
Clear
83° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 86°
Kokomo
Clear
80° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 82°
Rensselaer
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 82°
Fowler
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 82°
Williamsport
Clear
83° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 88°
Crawfordsville
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 85°
Frankfort
Overcast
84° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 87°
Delphi
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 83°
Monticello
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 83°
Logansport
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 83°
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 45952

Reported Deaths: 2650
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion11387679
Lake4872240
Elkhart308543
Allen2677114
St. Joseph184965
Cass16369
Hamilton1484100
Hendricks136699
Johnson1235118
Porter68537
Madison64363
Tippecanoe6408
Clark62244
Bartholomew57844
Howard54356
LaPorte53925
Kosciusko4952
LaGrange4596
Jackson4553
Noble44728
Vanderburgh4306
Hancock42935
Delaware42648
Boone42242
Shelby41625
Marshall4123
Floyd36344
Morgan32031
Montgomery28720
Grant28526
Clinton2792
Dubois2606
White25810
Monroe25628
Decatur24632
Henry23515
Lawrence23124
Vigo2248
Harrison20822
Dearborn20422
Warrick20129
Greene18431
Miami1802
Jennings16911
Putnam1658
DeKalb1594
Scott1547
Daviess13916
Orange13323
Wayne1286
Franklin1248
Steuben1232
Perry1209
Ripley1127
Carroll1092
Jasper1092
Wabash1072
Fayette967
Newton9510
Whitley814
Randolph764
Starke733
Huntington702
Wells681
Jay670
Fulton661
Jefferson651
Washington641
Pulaski631
Knox620
Clay594
Rush573
Benton480
Adams451
Owen451
Gibson442
Sullivan441
Brown381
Blackford372
Posey350
Spencer311
Tipton301
Crawford290
Fountain292
Switzerland250
Martin220
Parke220
Ohio140
Warren141
Union130
Vermillion130
Pike80
Unassigned0194

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events