I just wanted to open a new thread here for you. Ike will be moving through our viewing area between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. There will be wind gusts of 40 mph and possible strong storms mainly between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. We cannot rule out damaging wind and possible brief tornadoes. The Storm Prediction Center has put us in a slight risk for storms. Flood warnings, wind advisories, and weather warnings will continue to increase as we head into the afternoon. The worst of the weather should be over by 6 p.m. but not before we pick up a quick 2 to 4 inches of rain with locally higher amounts mainly north and west of Lafayette. I will check back.
Tidbit: Monster raindrops hit my windshield on the way to work! This is a sign of a warm-core system and is it humid! Also check out how fast the clouds are moving, especially this afternoon. Please send in some of our very own Ike pictures and I will post and share as many as possible.