Data coming around to ‘warm’ wave over next week

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A front and rain today won’t dampen our temps too much

Waiting on the rain?  You may see either some rain and or snow today but if you do it won’t be a lot.  You’d be hard pressed to find any model data that is clearly showing us getting any rain with most models now showing instability and lift from Lafayette to the north being enough to bring with it some light rain and flurries later today.  They also show the front forcing rain around Evansville south after passing through Central Indiana dry.  I still have my concerns this morning.

Checking out radar data over in Illinois and it is showing a decent shot of both rain and snow in Northern Illinois.  There are some breaks in the rain just west of that.  Model data including RAP shows the rain and snow from Illinois remaining in northern parts of our state today.

The front is expected to slide through at around 7 pm tonight.  Any precip we would see would see a peak chance of hitting in a window about two hours before and after it slides through.  It will be cloudy today but I think we hit a high temperature warmer than what model data has generally been forecasting.  We will go mid to upper 40s for highs today.

Sunday should be the cooler of the weekend days with highs in the low 40s.  We warm back up on Monday with highs likely hitting the 60s.  Temperatures will return to near 60 for Tuesday with breezy conditions.  Despite what model data continues to show Monday should be the warmer day.   We wake up to rain showers on Wednesday morning as a potential big rain maker (MCC) slides through.  Expect some lightning and thunder as it slides through with potentially more than an inch of rain.  Model data right now is only showing modest amounts of rain for Central Indiana with rain turning over to snow Wednesday night with perhaps a dusting as we finish the night.

We wrap up the week with a quick shot of cold air on Thursday before warming up as we head into the weekend.  Don’t forget clocks spring ahead one hour tonight.  Yes your weekend gets shorted by an hour!

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