Fog, Record Warmth, Storms, Arctic

January 28th, 2013 at 3:58 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

Patchy drizzle & rain with fog will be with us this evening & tonight.  It looks like it will be foggy, even with wind.  Be aware of reduced visibilities.  This is ADVECTION FOG, fog that occurs when warm, moist air is push over cold, cold ground, allowing clouds to form right at ground level (fog).  Stronger winds arriving overnight will prevent the fog visibility from totally bottoming out at zero to 0.15 miles.  Visibility will actually likely increase overnight-Tuesday morning.

A few scattered showers & t’storms are possible tomorrow, but rain & a few t’storms will increase tomorrow evening-tomorrow night, followed by QLCS squall & then some rain lingering into Wednesday morning (before ending).

Most of the area is currently looking at 1-2″ of rainfall, but kept it 1-3″ because I think there will be some thin bands & isolated locations that get over 2″ to 3″ of rainfall.  Right now, looks like the best potential of that is in Newton, Jasper & Benton counties.  Stay tuned for updates to this forecast.

Severe threat looks the same with a narrow QLCS squall line with some LEWP’s & meso-vortices in the line.  This will produce some sporadic damaging straight-line wind gusts in the western half of the viewing area.

Falling temperatures Wednesday will be followed by some flurries & some patchy light snow Wednesday evening-night to perhaps Thursday morning.

Record warmth is likely with rising temperatures today & 60s tomorrow to part of tomorrow night, before quickly falling through the 40s.

14 Responses to “Fog, Record Warmth, Storms, Arctic”

  1. Mary Anne Best says:

    Wondering how much of our ground has thawed. wishing this entire among would soak in. Glad at this time we do not have the snow cover as those east of us have. Reminiscent of 2008 flood.

    MA in REM—–foggy with a temp of 49*

  2. Jim says:

    Chad Fog in Kentland Temp 48. Visibility near 0 in spots. Mad man monster snow in back side if system into Thursday. ?

  3. Teri says:

    I just stepped out,it is getting foggy in Lafayette!

  4. Mary Anne Best says:

    Jim I have a phone number for you to contact Bryan Overstreet in Rens about the CoCo thingy. When u get ur email send to ma_best@comcast.net.

  5. Mary Anne Best says:

    Thick and soupy fog here in Rem, too. temp at 49* with zero wind.

  6. Monster says:

    Looks like nothing to worry about Jim.

  7. mad man from afghanistan says:

    Snow , are you kidding me , snow, snow. This place has a snow curse, if anyone thinks its going to snow and i mean snow not this half.inch to inch BS, i gotta bridge to sell you in the middle of a corn field, lol

  8. mad man from afghanistan says:

    Hey Mo!!!!

  9. Barbie says:

    Just drove home to Frankfort from Lafayette. It was very foggy. Not a lot of cars on the road.

  10. Jim says:

    What’s up Mad Man

  11. Jim says:

    Monster that figures

  12. Mary Anne Best says:

    Jim…T storms have popped up in IL!! Some are west of Ford CO which is just on the other side of Iroquois.

  13. mad man from afghanistan says:

    Jim howzit goin bro, if it gets any warmer its going to quite the muddy slick out there with the ground thawing, any snows on the horizon?

  14. mad man from afghanistan says:

    With the temp dropping to 5 on thursday nite, folks are goinv to wish we didnt have this warm up, its going to be nasteeee out there!!!!

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