The biggest rain threat is gone. We’re still dealing with some cloud cover over parts of the state this morning. I guess that’s not too big of a surprise, but it’s something that we’re going to be dealing with off and on probably through mid to late morning. By this afternoon I do think everything’s done. High pressure will come in and we’ll see sunshine. Watch for these clouds to dissipate. I still won’t rule out a few spits and sprinkles here early this morning.
Going forward, we have a nice day tomorrow ahead of Easter. When I say nice, I’m talking temperature still close to normal. We should see some decent sunshine, but as we go through tomorrow afternoon the clouds will be building. I think we must watch for a little bit of light moisture trying to come through late tomorrow evening and into the overnight. At this point, I don’t think it’s anything more than few hundredths of an inch to a tenth.
What I think we will have to watch is temperature. Most of this moisture should come in before temperatures drop, which means we should see the liquid. But keep an eye out, especially in Northern Indiana, for sloppy wet snow trying to mix in.
Easter Sunday morning sunrise service, I think at this point I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s going to be all right. I think we’re going to be seeing a lot of clouds and it’s going to be chilly. Temperatures will go below normal for Easter Sunday, but we should be precipitation free.
Monday sees no precipitation, sunshine, and a blue sky. There may be a bit of a cloud increase in Southern Indiana late in the day. As we move through Monday night into Tuesday, scattered light precipitation slowly seeps northward. I think you’re looking at anywhere from a quarter to maybe half an inch of rain from I-70 southward, a few hundredths of an inch to maybe a tenth up north. This would be from about midnight, maybe just ahead of midnight Monday night, right on through the day on Tuesday.
The moisture will be gone by Wednesday mid-morning. We could still see a few scattered showers after sunrise with cold air coming down overnight Tuesday night. Areas of Northern Indiana that see some lingering moisture will probably see that sloppy, wet snow. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, at this point, look dry across the area. Expect more clouds on Friday than on Wednesday and Thursday, but with no significant precipitation.
I think we see our next round of moisture trying to sneak up in Indiana next to Saturday, April 7th. Expect moisture of a few hundredths of an inch to a quarter of an inch from I-70 southward. Probably not much farther north at this point. I think the northern half will escape with nothing, but we are still chilly.
The 11-16 day forecast window shows more precipitation. Putting together those below normal temperatures and precipitation, you’ll need to shelve any ideas of early planting here in Indiana.