Some of our forecast solutions are not portraying what could be a wet Sunday forecast. The remnants of what was Tropical Storm Odllie could get caught up in a pacific weather system which will move across the country and may move toward our area by this weekend. This would mean warm and a very wet forecast. High temperatures could be close to 80 both Saturday and Sunday with some heavy rainfall possible with this scenario Sunday.
A weather system continues its pass through our region tonight and it means scattered, light rain through about midnight tonight. Accumulation amounts should continue to remain under 1/2 inch, as noted in Greg’s earlier post today.
The clouds and rain all day long prevented our temps from rising much. Highs ended up only near 60° after starting at 46° in Fort Wayne. When you check out the 7-Day forecast for the week ahead, you’ll notice a gradual warm up is coming thanks to more sunshine and warmer air flowing in later this week.
Showers have already been moving through the area this morning and will continue into this afternoon and evening. We are not expecting to see any severe weather we are going to see widespread showers through early this evening. This weak weather system will also be enough to keep temperatures down into the upper 60s through Wednesday.
The summer months brought on more impressive shots of cool air than heat. In fact, we saw more than twice as many days with 40° readings for lows than 90° readings for highs. This cooler than average pattern is still hanging on in September even though we haven’t seen anything terribly impressive with cold air. Our coolest temp so far this month has been 45°. Strangely enough, we saw cooler readings than that during what is statistically our warmest time of the year, mid-August. We got down to a record low of 43° on the 15th of August. The next 7 days looks cooler than average overall.
High pressure will keep us dry today and provide for a mix of clouds & sunshine, but rain chances will make a return as we start off the work week. Monday morning looks dry through lunch time, with clouds increasing all morning long. Then a low pressure system will begin to push it’s way through the Midwest, kicking off a few afternoon showers. A better chance for showers looks to be during the evening through midnight, with most of the activity tapering off after midnight.
As far as rain gauge totals, most forecast models suggest that between 0.1″ and 0.25″ of rain will be possible, with some isolated 0.5″ totals (Futurecast suggests the best chance for that would be south of Fort Wayne).
After this storm departs to off to the east, the rest of our week looks quiet and pleasant with decreasing clouds on Tuesday, plenty of sunshine on Wednesday and Thursday, and just a few more clouds on Friday. Temperatures will gradually warm into the upper 60s, and eventually, low 70s by Friday.
Many times we associate a strong cold front passing through with cooler, drier air and even sunnier skies as high pressure builds in. While last week’s cold front certainly brought us the cooler air, it left behind some serious cloud cover! The National Weather Service in Indianapolis made an excellent graphic that explains why we’re seeing so much cloud cover. Check it out below!
If you’re looking for something to do this morning, head on out to Jefferson Pointe for the 6th Annual Allen County Safety Fair! I’ll be there with the Fury Tracker to show you some of the equipment we use to track storms and keep our viewers safe.
September is National Preparedness Month, so this event is to promote family preparedness and safety for kids. Sponsored by FEMA, National Preparedness Month aims to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks. This year, FEMA’s theme is “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare.”
The Safety Fair will be from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. The event will take place in the parking lot behind Carmike Cinema at Jefferson Pointe. A number of other organizations/groups/companies will be participating too, including Indiana State Police, New Haven Fire Department, ServPro, and Three Rivers Ambulance.
Hope to see you there! Come say hi!
With an observed high temperature of 59° (2:30 PM) at the Fort Wayne International Airport, this marks one of the coldest September 12ths in our 100+ years of weather record-keeping history.
If we had been only one degree colder, we would have tied the lowest high temp for this date set back in 1943.
We’ve been saying that the next several days will really feel like fall in our area. The average high for this time of year in mid-September should be right around 78°. With the cool air mass that’s currently in place, temperatures will struggle to make it into the lower 60s today. So, when exactly is the average high right around 62° here in Fort Wayne? According to climatology, our average high is 62° on October 19th!
Temperatures will remain 10-15° below average through the weekend and into much of next week. It’s definitely going to be hoodie/jacket weather for the next several days!
High school football fans take note: The weather will be much better for Friday night football games this week. Unlike last week, we have no worries for heavy rain or strong storms. However, it will be much cooler than average for this time of year, so an extra layer or two of clothing will be needed out at the games.
Under a mostly cloudy sky, temperatures will fall from around 60 at kickoff time to the mid-upper 50s by the fourth quarter.