More refreshing weather is on tap to start Thursday. How about the early morning low temperatures that reached the 40s in Lafayette, West Lafayette, Crawfordsville and across northern Indiana early Wednesday.
Not looking for a change to our weather just yet, so continue to enjoy the free A/C. Low temperatures will cool nicely overnight and reach the low to mid 50s away from Indianapolis early Thursday morning.
Attention turns to rain chances and they will return soon. A minor system approaches and sweeps the state Friday carrying scattered showers with it. The latest timing is early Friday around sunset and diminishing from west to east before noon. Dry time will resume Friday and rainfall looks spotty and sporadic. A quarter inch of rainfall is possible but coverage on the rain looks rather slim, only reaching 20%. Many locations could miss out all together on any rainfall Friday.
SIZING UP STORMS FOR THE 4th
The overnight computer runs once again signal stormy spells for a portion of the long holiday weekend. We are framing up early Sunday and again Sunday night into early Monday for peak storm coverage and intensity.
Locally heavy rainfall is possible in some locations and will be closely monitored. I’m posting the five day accumulated rainfall forecast from the US GFS model. This model places very heavy totals through the heart of the state. Worth noting is that two days ago the axis was in Kentucky. Will a northward trend continue? That will be answered in new runs later tonight and Thursday. More information over the next two days will help firm up the forecast, so be sure to check back!