Rainfall Totals Increasing For Saturday Evening-NightJanuary 11th, 2013 at 10:08 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
It was a warm day with highs in the middle 50s to 60 degrees. As of 10 p.m., it is still running in the 50s & areas that briefly dropped into the upper 40s in our northeast have risen back to the 50s.
Temperatures will remain fairly steady tonight with slight drop to 47-52 for overnight lows.
Winds have gusted to 32 mph today in the area after 0.50-1″ rainfall lastnight. Creeks were near flood stage earlier today with the snow melt & then rainfall. With another round of rainfall coming, Wabash will crest a bit above flood stage early next week. HOWEVER, the cresting may increase, as new data is tending to increase rainfall totals some for this next round. As a matter of fact, 1-1.75″ looks likely from the next round alone after our 0.5-1″ this morning. So, by the time all is said & done, precipitation will amount to 1.5-2.75″ of rainfall viewing area-wide.
River information here………….
Indianapolis WFO: http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=ind
North Webster WFO: http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=iwx
Chicago WFO: http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=lot
Icy mix is possible Sunday morning with sleet, freezing rain & snow with the best potential of decent accumulations northwest of Lafayette. Gusty winds of up to 35 mph are possible Saturday night-Sunday morning, as well. The difference between 0.5″ glaze & sleet & 1-4″ snow to very little is sharp. Right now it appears accumulations may be very light southeast of Lafayette, but increase quite a bit as you move northwest of Lafayette. Now there are still outlying models that put most of the ice & snow in Illinois & very little in the viewing area. This is such a tedious forecast & any shift would either bring the impressive ice & snow accumulations well into the viewing area or keep it more in eastern Illinois.
We need to watch this very closely.
We also need to watch Monday. Data suggests a band of 2-4″ of snowfall in southern Indiana into Kentucky with sleet & freezing rain. Some accumulation is possible as far north as Indianapolis. We need to watch this to make sure it does not shift northwestward, as there has been a slight tendency for a northwestward wobble in this evening’s data.