Monthly Archives: September 2017

Severe Potential Remains in Place for Labor Day

Good evening, a beautiful day has shaped in across the state.  Temperatures at the 5 pm hour range from the mid 70s northeast to the mid 80s southwest.  Conditions for tonight will be dry and even as we head into the first half of Labor Day will be dry, but there is the potential for severe storms as there is a slight risk of severe storms for northern and central Indiana.  A marginal risk of severe storms for areas a bit further south. A strong cold front will approach the area from the northwest and move southeast Monday afternoon and evening.  Showers and thunderstorms will develop and with deep shear, moderate instability, dewpoints that will return to the upper 60s to lower 70s, severe storms will be possible.  Damaging winds and large hail will be the primary threat, but as the initial storms develop across northern Indiana, can not rule out a tornado or two, especially if storms can become supercellular in nature.  Timing out the storms in Futurecast, storms will likely develop in northeast Illinois and/or northwest Indiana in the afternoon hours, between the hours of 2 and 4 pm and move southeast.  Storms will likely become severe after 6 pm as storms congeal into a squall line.  The following are possible times of arrival for storms…

Lafayette, Kokomo, Fort Wayne 8-9 pm; Muncie, Anderson, Terre Haute, Indianapolis 9-10 pm; Bloomington 10-11 pm; Evansville (in a weaken state) 11-midnight CDT.

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So for Monday, stay weather aware, I would not cancel your plans, as there will be lots of dry time and for most, storms will not arrive until the evening hours.  We will also likely go under a Severe Weather Alert Day.  Be sure to check out and like the Facebook page and also to follow us on Twitter.  We will have another update Monday morning!

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Severe Storm Potential for Labor Day

Good morning, the weather overall for today will be quiet across the state, with lots of sunshine and low humidity.  That all will change for our Labor Day as there is a slight risk of severe storms for northern Indiana and a portion of central Indiana.  Marginal risk of severe weather for central Indiana as the Convective Outlook shows.

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Labor Day will not be a washout, the morning and a good portion of the afternoon hours will remain quiet as the Futurecast will show below, but as humidity increase and dewpoints will rise back in the upper 60s to near 70 and a strong cold front approaches from the northwest, instability will increase and so will the shower and thunderstorm potential.  Futurecast shows showers and thunderstorms will begin to develop after 3 pm and quickly increase in intensity and coverage and move southeast.  This line of storms will become apparent on radar by the early evening hours in northwest Indiana.  The initial line of storms could have isolated supercells ahead of the storms, and all modes will be possible.  Line will continue to the southeast and will be impacting the following areas:

Lafayette 7-8 pm, Kokomo 8-9 pm, Muncie, Indy, and Terre Haute 9-10 pm, Bloomington 10-11 pm, Evansville between 11-midnight

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The primary threat with the storms Monday afternoon through evening will be damaging winds and large hail, however with the initial development, isolated supercells will be possible, so the threat of a tornado or two will also be possible, especially in northern Indiana where the storms will develop.   Stay weather aware and we will update this later today and on Monday.  Don’t forget to check out the Equinox Weather Facebook page and follow us on Twitter!