Get out and enjoy today! It will be gorgeous with periods of sunshine and highs in the middle 50s. I am packing for my big marathon this morning but will check back with you on yet another named storm on the way for Lafayette. I need a male "R" word so make sure to send in your suggestions. Latest model runs do not have it as strong as last week's Philberta which is certainly good news for our rivers. Thunderstorms cannot be ruled out so we will have to watch it carefully! The biggest severe weather threat at this time is in southern Indiana.
I am just check in and since we had such a great list of names submitted I will have to use the first name I came across in the e-mails....SO THE WINNER IS STORM REGGIE. Rob in Lafayette says it means powerful river and since we are watching the rivers closely it fits very well. I cannot thank you all enough for all the great e-mails. You certainly made my day and I promise to run a 7 minute mile for all our weather bloggers in Washington, D.C. on Saturday morning...I will do it on mile 17 since Reggie is our 17th storm since January 1st. I will have a stopwatch and let you know how it turns out.
I do have good news for the rivers. Latest model runs are coming in close to one inch with storm Reggie....The heaviest rain will once again stay south of our area closer to where the warm front will be located. I dropped highs tomorrow into the 40s because this warm front will never make it here. Even though it will be a chilly raw rain, it will keep the 1 to 2 inch amounts well south of us and reduce our chances for thunderstorms. This will also keep the best chance of severe weather confined in southern Indiana to Cincinnati for tomorrow afternoon. More to come.......REGGIE, REGGIE, REGGIE!!