UpdateJanuary 12th, 2013 at 7:31 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
SPRING-LIKE WEATHER WITH HEAVY RAINFALL & A FEW T’STORMS………..
Damage from severe t’storms has occurred in Kentucky with report of brick church flattened, grain bin damaged & limbs & trees down near Paducah. Funnel clouds reported southwest of Evansville & in the city of Evansville, Indiana. Tornado Watch remains in Arkansas.
Here it is just heavy rainfall tonight (with a few embedded t’storms possible) with 1-1.75″ of additional rainfall atop wet ground. This will lead to localized flooding & rises in creeks & streams. Wabash will crest above flood stage Lafayette to Covington early next week. NWS Flood Watch is in effect for Boone & Tipton counties.
SNOW, SLEET & FREEZING RAIN SUNDAY…………
The cold air is now rushing in with temperatures anywhere from 39 at Morocco to 55 at Frankfort as of 7:30 p.m. Fowler has 42, but it is 50 at WLFI.
Wintry mix still likely Sunday (ending by afternoon northwest & early overnight far southeast) with the best potential of higher icing/snow/sleet accumulations northwest of Lafayette, the way it appears right now. There, up to 1.5″ of snow & sleet will be possible with 1″ or less elsewhere. Ice accretions of 0.15″ are possible in our northwestern counties with 0.1″ elsewhere. Sleet/freezing rain will take the edge off snowfall we would see if the whole lower atmosphere was uniformly below freezing & supported all snow. Temperatures will fall all day Sunday.
Winds may gust to 35 mph Sunday morning, then 25-30 mph Sunday afternoon.
There will be banding features with the wintry precipitation, so within the viewing area there will be narrow bands that get more ice & snow than locations very nearby. A good amount of variance in amounts is possible, especially if banding features become really develop well.