Mother’s Day preview and a look at a much more soggy stretch

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JEN1It was a beautiful day for the inaugural running of the Grand Prix of Indianapolis.  Skies are partly cloudy here across the city with nearly calm winds and temperatures in the mid 70s.  Isolated showers and thunderstorms continue in the southern part of the viewing area along a stalled out front. This is where we could continue to see some isolated activity this evening and any of this activity would be moving from west to east. The rest of the evening from the metro and all points to the north with remain dry with partly cloudy skies. Temperatures will fall into the upper 60s by 10 PM which is still quite mild and comfortable outside.

TONIGHT:

Skies stay partly cloudy overnight but we are going to see an isolated chance of showers and thunderstorms before sunrise. This rain activity is not expected to be severe and the amount of rain would be minimal from what we can see in the models.

Event ForecastMOTHER’S DAY:

Skies will be mostly cloudy for Mother’s Day but temperatures will be warm and comfortable in the morning hours.  Scattered showers and storms will be possible for the afternoon hours as a warm front lifts through the state.  Temperatures climb a little higher than what we saw Saturday, near the 80 degree mark.  Severe weather is not expected on Sunday but we could be looking at some stronger storms just off to our west in Illinois.  That’s where a slight risk of severe weather has been issued by the Storm Prediction Center.  We’ll check with the SPC again in the morning to see if any changes have been made to this “risk” area.

Meteogram tomorrowMONDAY & EXTENDED:

Temps climb into the mid 80s on Monday before a more soggy stretch begins and temperatures eventually cool. Showers and thunderstorms are likely in our state for both Tuesday and Wednesday and this will have a cooling impact on the temperature.  Highs on Tuesday are expected in the mid 70s which is just above normal for this time of year. Then temperatures slip into the low 60s on Wednesday with cloudy skies and more storms.  Clouds and cool temperatures will linger through the start of the coming weekend.

The amount of rain could bring a nice boost to rainfall numbers for the month of May. But the European and GFS model come in with around 1.5″ of rainfall over a 5 day period.  We’ll continue to monitor the rainfall potential with the coming soggy stretch.