Rain Moves Out, Clear Sunday Ahead

Isolated shower chances stick around Saturday evening, but clearing conditions set in for Sunday

Posted: Jun 23, 2018 4:29 PM

The heavy rain we've seen over the past several days has finally moved out. The passing systems allowed for rain cooled air to set in, resulting in much cooler temperatures. As a result, we are currently seeing temperatures in the lower 70's this Saturday afternoon.

A flood warning has been issued until 11:45 pm Monday morning along the Wabash River. In Lafayette, the flood stage along the Wabash is 11 ft. As of 10:45 am Saturday, the river was recorded at 12.8 ft in depth, causing the flood warning to be extended. The river is forecast to crest at 14.2 ft by the end of the day. Note with heavy rainfall, it takes several hours or even a day for the flood waters to reach their peak. As rain runs off from the surface, it makes its way into smaller waterways such as creeks or streams before reaching a river, causing the delay. The Wabash River will start to see a decrease in depth starting Sunday morning before returning below flood level late Monday.

Temepratures through the overnight will be comfortable, sitting in the lower 60's.

Clear conditions set in for Sunday as the remaining clouds push out. Expect areas of fog early Sunday morning, especially in rural areas. With all the moisture on the ground, along with relatively high dew point temperatures, fog is possible.

As the day progresses Sunday, temperatures will climb back into the 80's, with a high of 83 degrees in Lafayette.

-Balint Szalavari

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