Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Possible Light Frost Tonight. Another Chance At Storms By Friday!

That's right we will drop low temperature - wise tonight with a low around 33* degrees. Yes, near freezing tonight! So we have that chance in the area for some light patchy frost. If you have plants outside, then it's best to bring them in or at least cover the plants tonight! Warmer weather is on the way so hang in there.

Frost tonight is all we have to worry about weather - wise however as we head into tomorrow night we will see rain move into the area with another chance at another squall line by Friday evening / night! However before we see that we have some flooding to keep watch on. Take a look.
Click this image to enlarge. You can see the Wabash river is currently standing at 11.7ft which is .7ft above flood stage. Still it is expected to rise over time as the rain chances continue this week. We're expected to see the Wabash river crest tomorrow 8:00pm EDT at around 16.1ft. That's 5.1ft above flood stage! So if you live by the rivers this is something you should take note of.

So what is the weather looking like over the next two days? Well, here's the break down.

Quick Cast.....

Thursday we will look for Partly cloudy skies across the area for a good part of the day however more clouds will start to roll into the area by that afternoon / evening bringing some rain / thundershower chances by that evening / night into Friday. Right now nothing severe as the rain will be do to a passing warm front in the area. Rainfall between .25" and .30" inches. winds will be between 5 and 10 mph. Look for a high Tomorrow (Thursday) around 58* near 60* degrees with a low that night around 41* degrees.

Friday we will see rain showers / thundershowers through out the day! However we don't start to see a chance for severe weather until later that evening / night. That is when we will see that cold front start to move into the area which will allow for another squall line of storms to try and develop. Expect a high Friday around 59* degrees near 60* degrees, with a low that night around 53* degrees. winds between 10 and 15 mph gusting to 20 - 28 mph at times.
As you can see in this map above we are in a slight risk for severe weather come Friday! However its still a little early to see what our biggest threats would be. However at this time I see the biggest threat "area" being a bit farther south then the WLFI viewing area. Take a look below.
Inside the blue area is where I currently see the highest severe threat area setting up. But again it is still a little ways out so we will continue to watch for any weather changes to this developing system over time.

Here's what's causing this system below.
Much like the last storm we just had we will be tracking that warm moist air from the golf moving into the area first which is what will give way to our rain showers over Thursday night and through out the day of Friday.

Then the cooler air (Cold Front) will move into the area later on Friday night popping up another possible line of storms in the area. This is why we will again be watching things closely this week. Lots of weather to track! So be sure to keep it here at JIWB for the latest.

That's it for now bloggers. I'll check back again soon.

God Bless!


Brow said...

Thanks for the update Justin. I've been wondering about Friday already. I know that its a ways out but just wondering if its going to be as bad as last night?

Anonymous said...

Thanks Justin. UGH!! More storms? I pray Easter will be nice and sunny. I'm so ready for the warm weather to get here and stay. Hope you and your family have a very nice Easter, Justin. Take care and God bless you. :-) JLB