Windy today with strong southwest winds ramping up to 15-30 mph. Temps should push into the upper 50s to low 60s. Clouds will be building tomorrow as we get closer to our next frontal passage for Thursday. Temps will be slightly lower because of the cloud build, but still will be well above normal for the year. The front arrives Thursday afternoon and hangs around up to midnight Thursday night. This should bring .05”-.3” of action to about 70% of the state. It will be east of us by just past midnight.
We dry back down behind the front for Friday and temperatures remain above normal. A cooler weekend will be in store, with temps rising again on Monday. All 4 days will be dry.
Scattered showers move into the state next Tuesday, but will be limited to a few hundredths to .4” over about 60% of the state. This will be likely with a warm front lifting in. Then the big question mark for the entire forecast period comes for next Wednesday and Thursday. WE still are looking for a nice cluster of rain and thunderstorms to come out of the southwest, up a cold frontal boundary into the state. WE are looking for as much as .1”-75” if the thunderstorms can develop. We think the better rains stay to our west in Indiana. However, models disagree, and call for ALL of the action to disintegrate. We are leaving our forecast alone at this time. Scattered showers linger in NW flow behind the strong low in Canada for Friday and Saturday of next week, bringing cumulative additional precipitation up to .25”. The map above shows full 10 day precipitation potential, including Thursday’s action and everything for next week.
In the extended period, we see mixed clouds and sun for the 10th through the 13th with cooler temps on strong north winds. In fact, we think there is a good chance this will swing the pattern back to below normal for the balance of December.