Outlook to Next Weekend & BeyondJune 8th, 2014 at 3:29 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
A complex of rain & storms passed through last night & this morning. This complex actually brought several tornadoes to Missouri, funnel clouds to central Illinois & severe weather over several other states.
We received the leftovers from it, but the meso-low associated with the complex was tight & strong. This, combined with surface high pressure sliding in from the west & strong gradient winds occurred near the low center (gusts measured to 45 mph).
With rain still falling & trees weighted down by the rain (& several hours of strong sustained winds & gusts), some limbs & whole trees came down, but only near the center of the surface low. Several limbs & a few trees fell in parts of Benton to Fountain & Tippecanoe counties.
A good chunk of the viewing area received 1-2″ of rainfall.
It will be dry this evening, but high cirrus & mid altostratus will dim sun as the cloud blow off the tops of a weakening complex of storms to our southwest.
Monday looks dry with highs near 80, but showers & t’storms are possible Tuesday-Wednesday with highs in the 70s to around 80. Thursday looks dry with lower 80s.
A few showers & t’storms are possible Friday with highs in the 80s as a warm front passes. Hotter, more humid weather will arrive next weekend & especially next week.
Looks like more of a “Ring of Fire” pattern here with couple/few complexes of storms that may move by. This pattern shift would bring 90s & severe weather threat to our area.