Sunday, September 18, 2011

Autumn Equinox Forecast.

The cooler weather has been a nice treat the past few days across Indiana. Highs only in the 70s! This pattern is going to continue as we head into tomorrow (Monday) and through out the rest of the week! Take a look at Monday's forecast below.
We're look for a high in the lower to middle 70s around 74* degrees with a low that night around 53* degrees. We will see a few scattered rain showers still in the area left over from the showers we've been seeing tonight. However as we head into the afternoon / early evening hours of Monday we will be looking for the skies to try and clear becoming partly cloudy to mostly clear across the area! Expect winds between 10 and 15 mph with a few gusts near 20 - 25 mph at times possible. New rainfall amounts for Monday are between .10" and .25" inches.

Tuesday will be slightly warmer with highs near 80* degrees. Expect a high around 79* degrees with a low Tuesday night around 57* degrees. Partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies across the area with light winds between 3 and 5 mph.

As for the first day of Autumn!!
Yes, Autumn Equinox, AKA the first official day of Autumn is this Friday September 23rd at 5:05am EDT. Above is the JIWB expected forecast to kick off Autumn. I look for partly cloudy skies across the area with a cooler high around 69* degrees and a low that night around 48* degrees. This is the perfect way to start a new season!

Monday, September 12, 2011

A Foggy Start Today, Much Cooler Weather Is Forecast This Week!

That's right, We have patchy fog chances this morning. So as many of you are heading to work and or School please take it slow and allow some extra time! Remember your fog driving safety tips and stay safe as always! With Dew points and air temperature both expected to be around 60* degrees, Fog is a real possibility!

Fog isn't the only thing we're talking abut today! Yes, temperatures!! When will more Autumn like weather return? I have your answer. Take a look at the high temperature outlook for the next five days below.
You can see today we're looking for the high temperature to be up in the lower 80s! 83* degrees for our high with partly cloudy skies and light winds between 5 and 10 mph. As we head through the week we will start to see the temperatures fall once again into the 70s and then the 60s as we head into Thursday! Real Autumn like weather is in the forecast for sure.

Why is this?
Well, as we head into Tuesday night / early Wednesday we will be tracking a cold front that will be pushing through the area allowing for that cooler northern air to dip down into the viewing area over the middle of the week! Take a look at this temperature map below.
This map is looking into Wednesday morning. We're looking at lows Tuesday night in the lower 50s, with lows Wednesday night in the 40s!

Here's another look at where that cold front is expected to be set up come Wednesday morning.
It's still 11 days til the official start of Autumn, (Autumn Equinox). September 23rd at 5:05am EDT. However nature has been saying otherwise lol. I gotta say, I've been enjoying the cooler weather, And as you all know I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE WINTER SNOW! lol :) Which I will be working on the 2011 - 2012 winter forecast very soon. I hope to have a post up by the first or second week of October! So you can look forward to that! ;)

And again before I go, I just wanted to say God Bless everyone affected during 9/11/01. It has been ten years and still sits fresh in our minds! They will NOT be forgotten. I leave this post with a video to remember!

Please Watch, And God Bless!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

New Post For The Start Of Next Week.

A new post looking into the start of next week will be up later on tonight. Be sure to check back!

Also please remember all the lives lost on this very day 9/11/01 and God Bless all the families! Our hearts go out to them!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Autumn Equinox Is Two Weeks Away!

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Summer is just about over people! lol. We have less then 15 days left of Summer. Yes, Autumn is that close already! And it has felt like Autumn all week. I'm loving it! But the question is "How long will it last?". We've been running a good 10* to 11* degrees below our average high for this time of year. Our average high is to be around 80* degrees. And we have been looking at highs around 70* degrees the past few days. Take a look at the weekly temperatures I've put together below.
You can see I do expect us to warm up just a bit as we start off next week. However we won't be to far from our average high. Monday and Tuesday looking to be our warmest days of next week currently. We will soon cool back off into the 70s though as we head closer to Wednesday and the end of the week, So GREAT news for all my cool weather lovers out there!

Now on top of these cooler temperatures we also have some slight rain chances in the forecast. Not much! But rain is likely.
You can see we still have that low pressure system just to our east that is allowing for more light scattered rain chances in the forecast. This is why I cannot rule out around a 40% chance of a few hit and miss scattered showers in the area as we head into tomorrow. Otherwise we will look for mostly cloudy skies and cool temps in the middle 70s. Also a 20% chance of light scattered rain on Saturday.

And last but not least..... 
Yes, Autumn Equinox 2011 is going to be September 23rd at 5:05am EDT! I'm soooo ready to get Autumn kicked off lol. The cooler weather, The changing trees, And fresh smells! Ahhhhhhh lol.

Have a great day bloggers.

God Bless!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Details On How Long This Cool Weather Will Last Coming Soon!

Good morning bloggers! It is another beautiful autumn like day with a current temperatures in the Lafayette area of 61* degrees. We're only expecting a high this afternoon in the upper 60s / low 70s possible around 68* degrees. How long will this cooler weather last? I will have more details later on tonight, So be sure to check back.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Tracking the cooler temps!

You can see below that area of storms to our northeast along a cold front that we will be tracking over the next day and a half. This will bring some needed rain into the area along with some cooler temperatures!
So here's a quick break down on what we can expect. Starting later on tonight we will start to see some of the scattered rain / thundershowers move into the area, This will go on into Sunday. Right now I'm not seeing a real severe threat, Anything severe looks like it would stay to our northeast this time around. Also I look for rainfall between .25" - .50" inches however you can expect slightly higher amounts inside thunderstorms possible.

As for Sunday, I don't see it being a total wash out. Scattered showers / Thundershowers in the morning hours, however we should start to see things try and clear out by that early afternoon with more partly cloudy skies and much cooler temps in the middle 70s!

Have a great labor day weekend!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Tracking Rain And Cooler Temps!

Rain is back in the forecast bloggers, as you can see above! Nope, its not looking like much however rain is rain and we will take whatever we can get. We have had this terrible heat move back into the area over the past few days which is trying to make things unstable. So we will be tracking a few thunderstorms over the area by later on Saturday night into Sunday. But the question is, "Will they be bad?".

Well, by the looks of things right now we could see a stray strong storm enter the WLFI viewing area however I believe that most of the severe will stay just to our northeast. Still we will be watching things closely overtime. Take a look at our EHI map below.
You see all the bright blues in this image above. This is where we will see more unstable air for more strong storms to develop come later Saturday night into Sunday. You can also see inside that yellow circle is the area where I feel has the best chance for stronger storms near the viewing area. With it being that close we will be watching. Good news is I'm not seeing a big tornado threat with any of these severe thunderstorms to our northeast. Helicity values are rather low this time around which is a good thing! Right now if we seen any severe thunderstorms I would look for main threats to be Dangerous Lightning, as with any thunderstorm. Some small hail is possible. And a few gusty winds.

I will keep watch on this and try to keep you posted. Otherwise lets just get through today's terrible heat!  And a high of 92* degrees tomorrow, Then the cool 70s return all week. We will start off Sunday with a nice cool high of only 78* degrees. And a low that night of 55* degrees! So now you have something to look forward to! lol. Take care!

God Bless.....