Indiana Weather Outlook 8-18-17

Dry today behind the front that moved through yesterday. Humidity levels dropped, but temps have held in and likely will yield near to above normal temps for the weekend and early next week.

We do have a minor little wave of moisture that moves through the northern part of the state tomorrow morning. This wave will bring a few scattered showers triggering a few hundredths to a quarter of an inch of moisture over about 60% of the northern half of the state. There can be some slightly higher totals up near the Michigan line, and then over in southern lake, southern porter, northern Newton and Jasper counties. But, that may be finessing the forecast just a bit much. The southern part of the state gets nothing for Saturday.

gfs_pr6_slp_t850_indy_23Dry statewide for Sunday and Monday. Our next front arrives Tuesday, but may be delayed just a bit, hitting more for Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday night and into early Wednesday. Our thoughts on the scope of this system are unchanged this morning, with rains of .25”-.1” inch over 70% of the state. The map above shows a snapshot of precipitation potential Tuesday night, around midnight.

We are back to dry weather for next Wednesday and that goes through the end of the week and weekend.

In the extended period we have a front still wanting to show up around the turn of the month. This front looks stronger in the western Corn Belt, but we still think it can bring at .25”-.6” of rain to about 60% of the state. However, there is strong high pressure up on Ontario, and we need to watch to see if that high keeps the frontal complex farther south, even south of the OH River.

The rest of the extended window through the Labor Day holiday looks dry and pleasant.

Temps will be working to normal and above normal levels through next week, thanks to good south flow.

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