4 P.M. Update

July 23rd, 2014 at 3:50 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

We had 89.5 at WLFI yesterday, making it the 4th occurrence of 90 this year.  Kokomo Airport hit 90, as did the Fulton County Airport.  Our weather station at our tower site in Rossville hit 90, as did several our Mesonet sites.  I did notice 90s in the Chicago area (91 Midway Airport), even 94 at Detroit & 92 at Columbus, Ohio.  Even southern Indiana was in the 90s with 92 at Evansville & 91 at Huntingburg.  The lower readings in our western & southwestern counties are a bit of a mystery, while the east & northeast was hotter.

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The rainfall this morning was a case of the haves & have nots.  Some places received a nice, soaking, heavy rainfall, while others received little, if anything.  In many instances, the heavy rainfall & little/no rainfall varied by less than 7 miles.

Just a trace at WLFI & the grass is beginning to dry up & go dormant.  Soils are dry at my place!

This makes no measurable rainfall here at the television station since July 14.

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Warm front will pass Friday night-Saturday morning with a round of some showers & t’storms.  No severe weather is currently expected.

Much of Saturday looks dry.  The afternoon will feature nice southerly winds & highs in the mid 80s with skies partly to mostly cloudy. 

Strong mid & upper jet (for the time of year) will begin to dip southward with upper trough Saturday night.  Severe t’storms will likely develop to our northwest with wind/hail/isolated tornado.  These will likely congeal into an MCS & affect us with a wind threat Saturday night-Sunday morning.

This will pull away & the sun will appears with temperatures in the mid to upper 80s with partly cloudy skies.

Some new scattered storms may form on the actual surface cold front Sunday late afternoon-evening, while organized, widespread severe threat will evolve from Vermont to Kentucky.

Right now, these do not look severe with coverage at around 30%.

The third wave of much cooler 70s air in July will arrive for Monday.

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