Cool, unsettled to end the month – 80° could be coming soon

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The sluggish storm system that has generated numerous severe storms across the nation since Sunday will continue to bring rain chances to central Indiana.  The rain will end quickly tonight as upper level jet stream winds migrate east.  Strong winds and fast-moving showers will transition to a steady rain for a few hours Tuesday evening then end around 9 PM in the city.

HRRR 9 PM Tuesday

Forecast radar Tuesday night 9 PM


Rainfall for the day in the city has reached .12” – pushing the April total to 5.39”, making this now the 26th wettest April on record.



The multi day severe weather outbreak continued Tuesday with powerful storm hitting North Carolina and once again targeting the deep south.  The preliminary 3 day total of tornadoes has topped 104 reports – that is almost equal to all the tornado reports this year in the nation up until Sunday morning.  SPC has released a preliminary storm track and fatality map.  Deaths attributed to the storms have reached over 2 dozen.

Apr 27-28 prelim tracks and fatalities

Preliminary tracks and fatalities from SPC April 27-28 2014


SPC Reports Sunday

Severe reports Sunday

SPC Reports Monday

Severe reports Monday

SPC reports Tuesday

Severe reports Tuesday



An upper level low pressure will camp out for several more days creating clouds and showers.  A cold front passing Tuesday night will end the 4 day streak of 70° weather – longest stretch since October.  A real cool down coming to end the month and open May with high temperatures lowering into the lower 60s Wednesday and upper 50s Thursday and Friday.



There hasn’t been a 80° day yet this year – well beyond the average date of our first (April 20th) and fewest number of 80s to date in 14 years.  That could be changing next week.  The cool spell will spill into he the weekend and into early next week but overnight computer models hints at strong warming here next week.  It may be brief, but it could be the first 80° of 2014.  Stay tuned!

Euro 168 hour wx amp 5-6-2014

Weather map Tuesday May 6th