Rainfall varied greatly today with many places seeing little or nothing, but others getting a torrential 1.50″. Slightly better dynamics helped storms organize a more today into a bit of a broken line with several pulsey multi-cellular storms.
One hail report was received & that was CoCo Puff-sized hail in Miami County, 6 miles southeast of Peru. However, there were clear signs of hail in northeast Benton County, northwest Carroll & briefly in western Clinton (pea to penny size in all cases). Measured t’storm gusts at NWS & WLFI weather stations from t’storms were 23-40 mph with couple cells showing potential 40-50 mph gusts. However, there were no weather stations at these locations, nor did I receive any wind reports from these locations in Miami & Benton counties.
A few isolated showers/t’showers are possible tonight (15-20%), otherwise skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with patchy dense fog developing.
With lack of dynamics/forcing Saturday & Sunday, I only expect a few isolated to widely-scattered showers & t’storms (25%).
After highs of 80-83 Saturday, highs of 84-88 are likely Sunday.
It looks like 3 rounds of showers & t’storms Monday afternoon-evening to Tuesday night (lingering showers even to Wednesday morning).
Wave #1 will likely pass Monday afternoon-evening as scattered storms with scattered severe threat. Wave #2 will pass Tuesday afternoon with main severe threat. Wave #3 of showers & storms will pass Tuesday evening-night. Right now severe threat looks less with that round, but we will watch.
Late this week to Wednesday morning, a solid 1-3″ of total rainfall is likely viewing area-wide.
After Wednesday, current data points towards an extended period of pleasant weather. Memorial Day look dry & mostly sunny right now with highs in the upper 70s. We will watch it, as tweaks are possible to that forecast between now & then.