Good evening! This week we will be seeing an active week with all sorts of weather happening, including some chances for Thunderstorms!
Overnight tonight we will see temperatures drop into the upper 30s for the low. Winds will be light out of the Southwest at first, then the South as the night progresses. Overcast skies will prevail, with chances for a stay rain shower or two tonight.
Over the next week, we will see a mix of everything occurring. At first, we will see some mild conditions tomorrow. Then, we will have an active pattern set up on Wednesday and Thursday. We could see a chance for Thunderstorms late in the day Thursday and early Friday morning. Stay weather aware those days! Then, we cool down BIG TIME going into the weekend, as we drop nearly 40 degrees over the course of the day Friday. On Monday, there is a slight chance of rain/snow showers going into Monday morning.
Severe Weather Preparedness Week
This week is Severe Weather Preparedness week in Indiana. With that, you can look at the National Weather Service Indianapolis website for information about how to prepare for severe weather, and learn some of the terminology regarding severe weather. Specifically today, the topic was Outlooks and Watches. Primarily the difference between the two is the length of time that they are issued. Outlooks are issued up to 7-14 days in advance, looking at long term weather happening. Typically these include flood events and severe weather events, and can often be found on the Storm Prediction Center website. Watches are issued typically the day of the event, and a watch indicates that a specific event is likely to occur because the ingredients are there to produce it. For more information, visit https://www.weather.gov/ind/severewxweek.
–WCRD Weather Forecaster Jordan Wolfe