Good morning! I am getting my girls ready for school....they are not too hungry for once. I think it is a TRIX morning. The question is what tricks does nature have up its sleeve? No surprises this morning. The line of showers and storms that was in the forecast is rolling through. I am not expecting severe weather and most importantly no training of thunderstorms. The heaviest rain should be out of our area by 9 a.m. which is even better news. Rain amounts overnight was mainly less than a quarter-inch in most areas. We could see a quick half-inch in some areas early this mornng with our next round of rain.
The next round of storms will move through between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. We could see an additional half-inch to three-quarters of an inch of rain. The good news is that we should stay below the critical two inches of rain in most areas which will prevent major flooding on the Wabash and Tippecanoe River. We still have to watch for the worst flooding since February of 2008 in parts of the area and residents along the Tippecanoe and Wabash Rivers will have to be ready to move if necessary. Let's just keep those rain amounts on the lower side!
We are still in a slight risk for severe weather and the atmosphere should be most unstable in our area right around 9 p.m. The lifted index and CAPE values are much lower than they were on Sunday afternoon. The lower these values the lower our chances of damaging storms. But I have done this long enough to know that we will all need to monitor this carefully and I will have updates through the day. As of now our main threats tonight will be wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph and small hail. But again this could still change. Just be ready and have a PLAN B. I am going to get my girls to school and will be back with you a little later. Have a great day!