Thursday, March 3, 2011

Turn Around Don't Drown! Watching The Rivers With 1" to 2" Inches Of Rain On The Way This Weekend!

Well, bloggers the National weather service map above says it all this weekend! RAIN!! RAIN RAIN and MORE RAIN! Not good for the rivers in the least bit! But we will get through it. You can see we are looking for a warm front that will spark a few scattered rain showers tomorrow (Friday) across the area with heavier rains on that way by Friday night into Saturday! Friday night and Saturday will be when we pick up the most rain across the area. I'm talking between 1" and 2" inches possible when all is said and done.

Here's the break down in your quick cast below.

Quick Cast.....

Friday we will look for scattered rain showers across the area through out the day. A rumble or two cannot be ruled out however I'm not looking for any strong or severe thunderstorms this time around! More rain showers / (Heavier rain showers) will move into the area later on Friday night into Saturday! Friday rainfall between a trace and a quarter inch. Expect a high around 56* degrees with a low that night around 36* degrees. Winds between 10 and 20 mph.

Saturday we will look for rain showers across the area for a good part of the day! Again a rumble here and there cannot be ruled out however nothing strong or severe. Heavy rain showers should start to tapper off by that late morning / early afternoon. A few light hit and miss scattered showers possible at times. Otherwise mostly cloudy. Rainfall between 1" and 2" inches. Expect a high around 42* degrees with a low Saturday night around 23* degrees. Winds between 10 and 15 mph. Gusting between 20 - 30 mph possible.

So the next question is "How bad will this rain effect the rivers?". Well, we are looking at the Wabash river currently sitting at 14.13ft. Which is a good 3.13ft above flood stage! After all this rain we see over the weekend we could be cresting a good 5.5ft above flood stage! Take a look.
You can see that by Monday morning we are expected to see the Wabash crest at around 16.5ft. So as I have said in the past, If you live by the rivers take note and be weather ready and safe! Remember your flood tips when it comes to safety! ie, Driving tips, and so on! (Turn around don't drown!).

That's it for now blogger. I will be sure to keep you posted the best I can with the rain event on the way! Remember you can always send your weather reports and pictures to me at Thanks!

God Bless!

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