May 9, 5:30 p.m. Weather Forecast Update

Cool snap with sort of a second Dogwood Winter, then a trend to warmer, drier weather after next week.

Posted: May 9, 2019 4:14 PM
Updated: May 9, 2019 5:51 PM

We had a couple band/lines of rain & storms 3 a.m.-10 a.m. this morning.

Peak gusts:

45 mph...Fowler

43 mph...Grissom Air Reserve Base

41 mph...3 W Rochester

40 mph...Round Grove

40 mph...Attica

Galveston station measured a sustained wind of 33 mph as second line passed, but there is no gust data.

Cold front is lined up from southwest of Rochester to Lafaytte to Covington.  Temperatures vary from 57 in the northwest to 73 now in the southeast.

An isolated severe storm is possible from Ladoga to east of Frankfort to Kokomo & eastward for a little while longer.

This is due to slightly elevated risk of a non-mesocyclone, weak, brief funnel or a landspout/tornado near the front. 

It is there that vorticity & low level shear is fairly high with a shallow layer of surface CAPE & a moist layer near the surface.

This can be seen below:

Behind the front now at West Lafayette.

After lows tonight 43-46, highs tomorrow will reach 56-62 with mostly cloudy skies becoming partly cloudy & eventually mostly clear from west to east gradually through the day.

With mostly clear skies, lows tomorrow night will drop 36-42 with a north to northeast wind at 4-8 mph.

Is it unusual to drop to 36 so late in our far northeast?

It is a hair later than normal.  Normal last 36 at Peru is May 5. 

Clouds will increase & thicken through the day Saturday with a brisk east wind at 13-25 mph & highs 60-64.

Showers should move in late Saturday evening & last through Saturday night to Sunday morning.  Lows will run 45-48.

Showers depart with time Sunday morning, then some sun may appear.  As cold upper low pivots in, a scattering of some showers & t'showers will bubble up with the cold air aloft.  Freezing levels will be rather low & lapse rates steep, so some small hail or graupal cannot be ruled out in a cell or two.

Highs will run 58-65.

After cool air-aloft cumulus Monday with highs 61-66 after lows 37-43 in the morning, winds go southwest Tuesday as warm frotn moves northward.

However, cold front will push through afternoon-evening with a wave of showers & storms.

Highs will run 74-78 with lows Wednesday morning at 58-64.

Thursday looks cooler with 64-69 with lows 41-45 with mostly sunny skies.

May 18-31 is warmer than normal here with many summer-like days expected as the High Plains & West remain chilly.

Upper ridging will dominate the eastern U.S. as Bermuda-type surface high sets up off the Southeast Coast.

All of the above normal rainfall shifts to the west & northwest of the area.  Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin to Nebraska will continue to be plagued by above normal rainfall & flooding risk while we dry.

Our rainfall for May 18-31 looks a hair below normal. 

June 1-10 is warmer than normal.

June 1-10 is a bit drier than normal.

Mid-June cools a bit.

Mid-June gets wetter.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Overcast
74° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 74°
Kokomo
Broken Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 73°
Rensselaer
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 73°
Fowler
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 73°
Williamsport
Overcast
72° wxIcon
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
72° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 72°
Warm Start, but Cooler Finish with Scattered Showers.
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