A cool front passed through overnight, and we are looking at slightly cooler temps today. Still, we should see sunshine emerge statewide today and dry weather is back in control through the weekend.
Moisture from our next system is here Monday, increasing in coverage and frequency in the afternoon and evening. The best rains will be overnight Monday through Tuesday. We are leaving rain totals at .25”-1” with coverage at 80% of the state over the two-day period. Rain is done by midnight Tuesday night. Thunderstorms are still possible and will be needed to get into the upper end of the range. We may even be able to exceed 1 inch in a few spots, depending on how strong any storms build. The storm potential looks a little better this morning than 24 hours ago.
We are dry Wednesday, and have no change in our thoughts for Thursday. There, we still are looking for mostly dry weather, however we keep seeing potential for moisture from a second wave coming up our old front and move into far southern Indiana. We are still of the opinion that this action will want to stay mostly south of the Ohio river, but will revisit this again on Monday. For now, we see no reason to deviate from our dry forecast. The dry pattern extends through Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
For the extended period, we do not see any significant frontal action to start. There can be some scattered showers developing around the 14th, but coverage looks less impressive this morning, and totals may end up only around a quarter of an inch or less. Better showers develop around the 17th, with .2”-.5” rain totals and 60% coverage.
Temps look cooler for a day or two behind our front early next week. Then we warm to normal and above normal levels again late next week and through the extended period.