March, 2012

Warming Up Again

March 31st, 2012 at 8:35 pm by under Weather

Temperatures will begin to rise again heading into the next couple of days.  Heat will move in from the south along with some moisture.  So not only will we see some warmer temperatures, rain and storms are possible the next several days as well.

Here is a look at temps the next couple of days.

High Temps Sunday

High Temps Monday

We’ll still see mild temps Tuesday, then drop back into the 50′s and 60′s for the rest of the week.

No rain today, but tomorrow’s a different story

March 31st, 2012 at 11:00 am by under Weather

Our Saturday forecast is mostly cloudy and cool.  High temps will end up near average, in the mid 50s this afternoon.  We don’t have any rain worries today, but rain and some thunderstorms will be possible on Sunday.

Tomorrow’s rain and storms will be scattered, so there will be many times when it won’t be raining.  But, the potential for the scattered rain/storms will exist all throughout the day.  Temperatures will be significantly warmer tomorrow.  We’ll have highs in the mid 70s.

Few Storms Soon, then Dry Saturday

March 30th, 2012 at 3:27 pm by under Weather

Forecasting severe weather has it’s challenges since there are so many variables that to line up for the severe storms to develop.  This late Friday afternoon and early evening, it looks like we will have severe storms in Indiana, but I can not guarenttee them in the WANE viewing area.

Even though most of our area is under a risk of severe storms, the best area is going to be south of Fort Wayne, and only for the late afternoon and early evening.

(Update: As I was typing up this blog post, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch was issued for the counties south of a Defiance to Wabash line until 11PM.)

The highest chance of storms for Fort Wayne appear to be from 4PM-7PM with the biggest threat being damaging winds and hail.  There is a tornado risk for Indiana and Ohio, but it will be mainly south of the WANE viewing area.

In the wake of these storms, look for a cold start Saturday with lows in the upper 30s, then upper 50s for high.  Saturday may be your best outdoor day as showers and a few thunderstorms are possible for Sunday afternoon.  Because of the chance of storms for Sunday, we decided to trim back the highs from near 80° to 75°.  If you like the heat, just wait for Monday, which still looks very warm with highs in the lower 80s.

March 30th, 2012 at 4:51 am by under Weather


We will see a weather system that is moving out of Iowa move through later this afternoon. This system will bring in showers and some thunderstorms. The Storm Prediction Center has put much of our area in a slight risk outlook for severe storms. The best chance of severe storms will come late this afternoon an early this evening as a strong cold front will move across the area.

After this front moves through we will see some pretty nice weather for the weekend. Highs will be near 60 Saturday and we will see a rapid warm up Sunday with highs near 80.

Storms Return Friday

March 29th, 2012 at 9:57 pm by under Weather

After a dry and fairly quiet work week, look for more active weather for Friday.  Look for showers and thunderstorms for Friday with one wave possible in the morning hours and another one later in the late afternoon.

The second wave of storms in the afternoon is the one to watch as it may pack a punch.  Severe storms are possible Friday afternoon as early as 2PM and as late as 7PM with the main risk being damaging winds up to 65 mph.  The tornado risk is low for the area, but will will track it carefully for you.

The rest of the weekend looks fairly quiet, but there is a slight rain chance early Sunday.  After that, enjoy highs approaching 80° for Sunday and the lower 80s for Monday.

If you need your weather radio programmed, or want to meet the Live Doppler 15 Fury Weather Team, come on out next week for our NOAA Weather Radio Programming Events:

  • 4PM-7PM Monday, Walgreens in Fort Wayne at Jefferson and Getz
  • 4PM-7PM Monday, Walgreens in Columbia City
  • 4PM-7PM Monday, Walgreens in Decatur

Cooler Day…Showers Coming

March 29th, 2012 at 5:17 am by under Weather


We will see a break from the warm temperatures as high pressure moves in and we see winds from the north Thursday afternoon. These cooler temperatures will stick around Friday as another weather system moves in. We will see showers and some scattered thunderstorms on Friday. While we could see some areas of heavy rain Futurecast is now taking most of the heavier rain north of our area.

This weather system will make way for some much warmer temperatures over the weekend.

Strong Winds and High Pollen Counts

March 28th, 2012 at 9:40 pm by under Weather

How about those winds on Wednesday?  We saw a peak wind gust of 45 mph at the Fort Wayne Airport and with the recent warm up, our pollen count is already very high.

Look for dry weather for Thursday, but rain does return for Friday.  For Friday, rain is likely for the morning with scattered showers possible in the afternoon.

There is still a low chance of rain for Saturday, but the rest of the weekend looks dry with a big warm up for Sunday, with a high near 80°.

Our next round of rain may come Monday evening as we are tracking our next chance of severe weather.  It is still a ways out there, so it is nothing to get too worried about yet.

If you need your weather radio programmed, come out and meet the Live Doppler 15 Fury Weather Team next week at local area Walgreens.  Click here to get the official schedule of times and locations.

Warmer day will be short lived.

March 28th, 2012 at 4:42 am by under Weather

It will be a warmer Wednesday with temperatures jumping into the lower 70s by afternoon. This warm up will be short lived as temperatures will begin to fall north of our area by late this afternoon. In fact, take a look at the first graphic and you will see this process beginning. Futurecast shows temperatures falling by late afternoon north of Fort Wayne. Temperatures will continue to fall Thursday as highs will be back in the 50s which is normal for this time of year.

Showers and some storms return Friday with some warmer temperatures. This warming trend will last through the weekend and early next week.

A Few Rumbles of Thunder Soon

March 27th, 2012 at 6:07 pm by under Weather

Even though the last few days have been cool, quiet and dry, look for a few showers or thunderstorms to return tonight.  Don’t expect any severe weather, but look for a few thunderstorms to move through our area after midnight and to move out of the area by daybreak Wednesday.

With the weather being fairly quiet right now, now is the time to go pick up that NOAA Weather Radio at an area Walgreens.  If you need help programming your radio, come on out to an area Walgreens next week to have the Live Doppler 15 Fury Weather Team program it for you.  We will be at the Walgreens at Jefferson and Getz in Fort Wayne next Monday, the Columbia City Walgreens on Tuesday and the Decatur Walgreens on Wednesday.  Look for us from 4PM to 7PM each day.

Wednesday afternoon looks dry and we will enjoy a high temperature of 70° for Wednesday, before more cool weather moves in for Thursday.

The roller coaster ride of temperature and rain chances continue for the next week.  Look for more rain chances for Friday and Saturday with highs in the 60s, then sunshine and mid 70s for Sunday.


Warm up with some showers

March 27th, 2012 at 4:40 am by under Weather

Temperatures will rebound quite dramatically through the afternoon with highs in the lower 60s. This will happen with strong south winds bringing in much warmer southern air. This warm front will bring some showers overnight Tuesday and during the pre dawn hours of Wednesday. The weeks warmer air will be experienced on Wednesday with highs in the 70s.

Cooler and near normal temperatures will return on Thursday and Friday.