I hope everybody had a wonderful Valentine's Day. I am checking in really quickly because I have a big gymnastics meet to get to. Our latest models are doing some back-flips but I think when all is said and done the Wednesday storm looks like it will be mainly rain. I am concerned about the storm track based on the latest trends. If it keeps coming farther north our chances of heavier rain and thunderstorms increase. We do not need heavy rain that is for sure with the river levels still a good 6 feet above flood stage here in Lafayette as of this afternoon. The river will likely fall to near bankfull on Wednesday before another crest above flood stage on the way by Friday into next weekend. The latest ensemble averages keep most of our rainfall in the .50" to 1" category which woud keep our flooding on the minor side. But right now we are just too far out and all interests by the Wabash River and near the flood plain need to monitor the situation carefully as we head through the work week. Our weather team will be here for you.
Sports Fans Weather Update: Things are not looking too good at the race track in Daytona Beach, Florida. The heavier rain is moving in between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. without much of a break expected until after 8 p.m. They could even have a thunderstorm. So expect long delays and maybe even a cancellation. Spring training in Arizona is well underway for the Cubs. Temperatures will be in the 70s out in the desert for most of the week and push 80 by next weekend. A lot of folks do have Spring on their minds here at home and I think we could hit 70 degrees our higher before the official first day of Spring on March 20th. It is all related to a blossoming La Nina. I will have more on this here on the blog on Monday. Have a great finish to your weekend and go Abbey!!