SEVERE WEATHER RISK THIS AFTERNOON

Severe weather risk will be with us this afternoon with Slight to Enhanced Risk over the viewing area.

Posted: Jul 20, 2018 9:41 AM
Updated: Jul 20, 2018 10:05 AM

One wave of scattered showers/storms has exited.  Coverage here was only around 35-40%, while it has been much higher farther eastward from the viewing area.  Now we are in the lull with sunshine, warming temps, increasing breezes from the south & southwest & higher humidity.

Current regional radar.....showers & t'storms moving eastward:

An unseasonably strong storm system will result in an unseasonably widespread severe weather outbreak today-tonight from Michigan to Alabama.

Our viewing area is in SLIGHT RISK with ENHANCED RISK (per Storm Prediction Center) from Crawfordsville to Lafayette to Delphi to near Winamac & eastward.

This would mean scattered to numerous severe storms are likely this afternoon.  This would be a watch situation, then multiple warning scenario for a few hours.  The best severe risk is in the eastern half of the area, it appears.

The main threat is severe gusts, but a couple of tornadoes & a couple/few reports of large hail are possible.

Storms should fire near midday in Newton County, backbuild to the southwest, gradually congeal into a line & sweep through quickly.  It should be out of here by 5 p.m.

A scattering of showers & t'showers should follow tonight through Sunday with peak coverage during peak heating of the afternoon-early evening.

West Lafayette
Scattered Clouds
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Rensselaer
Broken Clouds
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Hi: 86° Lo: 64°
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Fowler
Broken Clouds
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Hi: 88° Lo: 66°
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Williamsport
Scattered Clouds
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Hi: 89° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 91°
Crawfordsville
Clear
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Hi: 88° Lo: 66°
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Frankfort
Overcast
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Hi: 89° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 88°
Delphi
Scattered Clouds
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Hi: 90° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 88°
Monticello
Scattered Clouds
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Hi: 92° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 88°
Logansport
Clear
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Hi: 89° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 88°
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