Cam’s Weather Vlog for 04/05/13

April 5th, 2013 at 11:37 am by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

WLFI Video Blog Entry April 5, 2013

Forecast Discussion:

A passing cold front has shifted winds back to the north this morning, but temperatures are still expected to be a couple degrees warmer than what we saw yesterday. The mercury will top out at 60° this afternoon, meaning today will be our first day with above average temperatures since Easter. The front will remain to our south throughout the day today before moving east and allowing a conjoining warm front sweep across the viewing area tomorrow. Afternoon highs will be in the upper 60s and low 70s tomorrow with Lafayette seeing a high temperature of 71°. It’s very important that you enjoy Friday and Saturday afternoons because scattered rain will arrive Saturday night and continue for at least the next four days. We’ll be faced with further rounds of scattered rain Sunday evening as well as both Monday and Tuesday afternoons. And while temperatures throughout that time period will remain well above the average for this time of the year, they aren’t the focus of today’s forecast. All of that rain will occur along a frontal boundary that will act as a preface to a low pressure system that is likely to arrive to the region by Wednesday afternoon. Not only will this low produce heavy rainfall across the state of Indiana, but we’re also looking at an abundance of potential convective energy. That convective energy, or atmospheric lift, drives thunderstorm development. On top of that, the upper level jet appears to be picking up speed in the most recent models which would aid in the development of severe weather by pulling more moisture into the upper atmosphere. This is a system we will have our eye on in the coming days.

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