Friday, March 4, 2011

Rain, Rain, And MORE RAIN, On The Way.

You can see the scattered rain showers already taking place in the local radar image above. (Radar Image Taken At 6:50pm EST) This is only the start of what's to come! We have flood watches and warnings out all across the state for all the rain on the way! I'm talking about 1" to 2" inches of rainfall before all is said and done between tonight and Saturday! WOW! The Wabash is expected to crest on Sunday at around 17.7 ft! A good 6.7ft above flood stage! It's no wonder we have flood warnings in effect for the area.

Take a look at what we have to look forward to tonight in this map below.
As you can see we are seeing a lot of mild air moving into the area do to the warm front that has passed over the area today. With a cold front just to our west. This has popped some of these scattered rain showers as well as a few thunderstorms across the area. Once the cold front pushes through the area tonight into early Saturday morning whatever precipitation that is left on the back side could fall as a few light scattered snow flurries! However I don't see any accumulation out of this! :)

Here's your forecast break down for tonight through Saturday.

Quick Cast.....

Tonight we will see the rain showers overtake the area. Heavy rainfall is forecast into Saturday! A few thunder rumbles cannot be ruled out however I'm not looking for anything strong or severe. Just your basic thundershowers! Look for a low tonight around 40* degrees. We won't see the temperature drop to much do to that warm front that passed over the area. Winds will be between 10 and 20 mph gusting to 25 near 30 mph possible in thundershowers.

Saturday we will see heavy rain showers through out the morning hours. Rainfall should start to tapper off by late morning / early noon time. Once the cold front passes we could see whatever little precipitation is left fall in the form of a few light scattered snow flurries. However no accumulating snow. Otherwise we will be Mostly cloudy / partly cloudy as we head into the evening hours / Saturday night. Look for a high Saturday around 42*degrees with a low that night around 25* degrees. Winds between 10 and 15 mph gusting to 20 mph possible.

Total rainfall between tonight and Saturday is between 1" and 2" inches! So RAIN RAIN AND MORE RAIN! Just please remember if you come to a water covered road to the point that you cant see the lines on the road, Then please TURN AROUND! It is pretty much impossible to judge the depth of the water! Just two feet of flowing water can lift your car away! Just a few inches can knock you off your feet! It's not worth it bloggers. So please turn around!!

Stay safe everyone in this water filled event. I will check back tonight if needed.

God Bless!

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