4:09 P.M. UpdateApril 3rd, 2014 at 3:57 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
Temperatures vary from 39 to 65 across the area as of 3:57 p.m.!
Temperatures are pushing 80 in far southern Illinois & in western Kentucky & Indianapolis has reached the mid-60s.
Timing of the warm air arrival with freezing-cold waters of the Great Lakes & their icing is proving difficult. The south flow will really need to increase tremendously to erode this dense, cool air from the Lakes. The water is so cold on Lake Michigan that O’Hare is down to 36 & Waukegan, Illinois is 33. Away from the lake, it warms up to 50 at Peoria & 50 at Dubuque, Iowa.
Rain will return this evening, followed by much warmer weather, strong winds from the south & southeast & line of storms overnight.
Up to 1″ of new rainfall is possible now-tomorrow. Worst of it will be in southern Indiana, where another 3″ is possible (atop the 3″ they have already received). Serious flooding problems are likely there overnight-tomorrow. Here, sporadic flooding will occur, but focus will return largely to river flooding.