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Wells Fargo Indiana Weather Forecast 4/9/2015

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gfs_pr6_slp_t850_indy_7Thunderstorms are back in the forecast picture today with rain moving in over the entire state as the day progresses. There is a threat of strong to severe thunderstorm action this afternoon and evening, as we fill up on the heating of the atmosphere through the day. However, the strongest storms may just miss us to the west, as models are placing a bull’s-eye on central IL. West central parts of the state from Lafayette through Crawfordsville down to Terre Haute should be on the lookout this afternoon as thunderstorms fire off in IL, and then later tonight we can not completely give the all clear for the southern third of the state…we can see some stronger thunderstorms there as well. The rains go into tomorrow morning, but between 10AM and Noon, we will be done. And from there we start to dry down for the weekend. All told, we look for rain totals today and early tomorrow in the half to 1.5” range, with some locally higher amounts due to strong thunderstorms. State wide coverage will be nearly 100%.

gfs_pr6_slp_t850_indy_27High pressure comes in later tomorrow and holds through Sunday. This should promote plenty of sunshine, nice breezes and nearly normal temperatures. Evaporation rates should be good, especially if we can keep some minor breezes going, and we think we can. The dry weather likely holds through most of Monday as well, although models do bring in some slight precipitation chances, especially over northern Indiana to start the day Monday. Those may be over done…but we can at least expect our next round of clouds to be moving in by then.

Rains hit nicely for Tuesday and continue into very early Wednesday morning. Rain totals look to be from .2”-.7” with state coverage at 80%. These rains are not as impressive as they were a couple of days ago…but the geographic coverage is still quite good. And, after the potentially heavier rains over the next 36-48 hours…any rain early next week really will not be needed. Thunderstorms linger through Wednesday mid day over central and southern Indiana and may boost rain totals along and south of i-70 to more than 1 inch, especially in SW parts of the state.

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Another front starts to work in around the 17th, but models are disagreeing just a bit on the timing. The European is faster, but the GFS has more moisture in its delayed arrival. Either way, we have another system there, and then the longer range models put another one in for the 22nd-23rd. So, the overall pattern continues to favor damp weather right on into the last third of the month.

 

 



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