Cam’s Weather Vlog for 04/08/13

April 8th, 2013 at 10:37 am by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

WLFI Video Blog Entry April 8, 2013

Forecast Discussion:

After the beautiful weekend, scattered showers and thunderstorms will pass through the viewing area as the first of three waves of rain crosses the Midwest today. While low pressure will lift a warm front across the viewing area this morning, a brief period of dry weather will follow during the early afternoon; though more pop up rainfall will be a possibility during your evening commute. A sagging cold front will move in from the north by tomorrow morning. This frontal boundary will stall out, causing a continuous chance for some scattered showers tomorrow, though don’t be surprised if you hear a few claps of thunder. Our best chance for some sustained and heavy rainfall will come Wednesday with the arrival of yet another low pressure system. While being no different from the previous two days as far as convective activity goes, a potent upper level jet streak will help pull extra moisture into the upper atmosphere driving strong thunderstorm development. There will be a slight risk for severe weather that day with the main threats being strong wind gusts in excess of 60 mph or more and hail larger than an inch in diameter. It appears that the timetable for that severe weather to occur will be between Wednesday afternoon and the early morning hours on Thursday. There may be some lingering rainfall on Thursday, but conditions will clear up by Friday as temperatures peak well at well below average heights. After climbing tin the 60s and 70s on six consecutive days, afternoon highs will only top out at 49° on Friday afternoon. Saturday will be 52° and Sunday looks like we could see the 60s in some parts of the viewing area as Lafayette is expected to reach 59ۜ that day.

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