Record/Near-Record Cold This Morning & Tonight……………Warm, Wet Pattern Setting In Late Weekend to Mid-Next WeekApril 2nd, 2013 at 10:26 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
RECORD/NEAR RECORD-COLD WEDNESDAY MORNING…………
Lows tonight will run 20-23, which will be at/near record-cold levels. At West Lafayette, the low temperature will likely drop to 22. The record low is 18 set in 1987. It was 22 this morning, just missing the record low of 21 set in 1961. Parts of the viewing area tied their record low for the data today with 19 at Morocco & Fowler.
We are headed for 50-55 Wednesday afternoon, though.
WARM WITH WETTER PATTERN………..
It will warm up very nicely by Saturday with highs near 72 degrees amidst strong south winds & nice sunshine. Clouds will increase later in the day, however.
Cold front will approach & pass Saturday night-Sunday with a round or two of showers & t’storms & perhaps a round Sunday night.
Front will tend to stall nearby Monday. I do not have rain in the forecast for Monday, but this may change depending on where front stalls.
As wave of low pressure rides the front, a round or two of showers & t’storms are a good bet Monday night-Tuesday.
It appears the rain will exit by Tuesday late afternoon-evening. Highs will run in the 60s Sunday-Tuesday.
It does appear that another round of showers & t’storms may affect us Tuesday night-Wednesday morning with an unseasonable snowstorm in Colorado, New Mexico & western Kansas.
This addition of this last round of rainfall is the only change to the forecast since 6 p.m. Why? It appears Bermude-type high off the East Coast may prevent main upper low in the Plains from making solid progress eastward. Thus, rainfall farther west is likely, with a need to take severe threat in southeast U.S. Wednesday to Virginia & shift it west.
Saturday-Wednesday, it appears a widespread 2-3.50″ of rainfall is likely from these rounds of rain. Lowland flooding along area rivers may develop April 10-15. Up to 8″ of rain may fall in Arkansas & parts of southern Missouri before this is all-said & done.
IN TERMS OF SEVERE WEATHER………….