Storms rolled through the area this afternoon / evening. The later in the day we got, the stronger the storms became. You can see the radar image below taken at 6:52pm EDT here in the WLFI viewing area.
You can see that line of storms pushing through the area, We were seeing very heavy rainfall, We went from a tenth inch of rain during the afternoon showers to just under an inch and a half in the Lafayette area by the time the storms finished.
Just before 7:30 this evening we saw yet another burst of severe weather roll through the southern counties in areas down around Clarks Hill, Colfax, and Frankfort. We actually had a tornado warning issued around 7:20pm EDT. You can see in this radar image below taken at 7:20pm EDT the hook echo in the radar. This indicating rotation in the storm.
Taking a much closer look into the storm with my velocity maps you can actually see the reds mixing with the greens also indicating rotation.
Good news is there were no tornadoes reported with this storms, However we did see lots of wind damage within the area. Take a look at these wind damage reports from surrounding counties of 60+ mph.
CASS IN, POWER LINES AND LARGE LIMB DOWN
FULTON IN, TELEPHONE POLE SNAPPED
MIAMI IN, TREES DOWN BLOCKING ROAD ON 400 N BETWEEN US31 AND OLD 31 AND ON 300 N BETWEEN EEL CEMETERY RD AND US31
Though there were winds gusting to 60+ mph this evening we really didn't see to many power outages. Take a look at the Duke power outage chart below.
So how about our weather as we head into our weekend? Well Saturday I see highs in the low 70s around 71* degrees, With partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies through out the area, Expect lows Saturday night in the lower 50s. Winds between 10 and 15 mph.Yes fall is nearing! :)
As for Sunday and the first Colts regular season game of the season, We will see again partly cloudy skies through out the day, Slight chance of a few spotty showers in the way northern counties during the morning hours however I think most of us will stay dry and sunny! Expect a high around 72* degrees with a low that night around 50* degrees. Winds light between 10 and 15 mph.