Indiana Weather Outlook 3-29-17

Dry today over the state, but we will see a return to damp weather starting overnight tonight. Clouds will be thickening up later this afternoon and tonight, and rain from our next system starts to move into the state after midnight. This rain will initially come into northwest and north central Indiana, but will spread south and east. The rains tomorrow will be in advance of the low in south flow, and then the low tracks over the state for Friday, and we see wrap around, backside moisture. That means the heavier precipitation will be in for tomorrow, and lighter, more hit and miss action for Friday. Still, all told, we look for 2 day rain totals to be from .25”-1” with coverage at 80% of the state. We do not see a significant thunderstorm threat this time around.

 

The weekend still looks dry. Sun will be in for a good chunk of Saturday, and then clouds start to build on Sunday. Temps will be normal to above normal.

 

Next week, we have a strong system for Monday and Tuesday with rain totals of .25”-1” with coverage again at 80% of the state. The rains start in southern Indiana midday Monday and move through from there. Then, we have s second wave of action in for Wednesday that can add another .25”-.5” of rain over about 60% of the state. However, that Wednesday system has pulled energy from a system for later next week, and that means we may end up with a drier period for next Thursday into early Friday.

 

Still, by late Friday and into Saturday (4/8) we have a strong low pressure center working out of the central plains and into the Hoosier state. We are keeping rain totals at .5”-1.5” with coverage at nearly 100%, even though we are knocking this system back half a day to a day or so. WE still think that severe weather is a good bet here.

 

We are pushing our system later in the extended period back a day, with better arrival on the 12th. This system also look stronger, and may have a chance at heavier rains, and stronger storms.

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