Indiana Weather Outlook 5-16-18

No change in our forecast this morning. We continue to see an active and unsettled pattern through at next Thursday. We do have 2 dry days out of the next 10, so that stays the same as well.

Today’s action looks to be mostly over the southern half of the state. We start the day with some action in east central Indiana, but then for most of the day scattered showers are likely from I-70 southward. Rain chances stay at a few hundredths to .4” over 60% of the region from I-70 southward.

Tomorrow should be dry statewide. We do have better chances for clouds down near the Ohio River, but still, most of the state sees a good amount of sunshine for tomorrow as well. Enjoy it, as we move back to rain chances for Friday through the weekend and into next week.  Rain is in the forecast Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. We continue to think that coverage won’t be very exciting on any of those days, but we will see rain in there over 80% of the state combined, and rain totals can be from half to 1.5” combined over those 4 days. Coverage on any given day likely is no better than 50-60% of the state.

Tuesday will be mostly dry, our second dry day over the state. Rain and thunderstorms are back with our next front by midday Wednesday, the 23rd. That system brings .1”-.8” over the state, and we are bumping coverage to 70% of the entire state, rather than being biased north.

Next Friday, the 25th, we should start to dry down some as high pressure pushes in from the northwest. This will take temps back closer to or even a degree or two below normal for the extended 11-16 day window. However, we still see temps over the next 10 days mostly normal to above normal. Cumulative precipitation totals are shown below.

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