Written: 11:30 PM 4/26/2021
Written by: Nick Dunn, ONW Forecaster
It has been a pretty nice weekend and we were treated with the awesome sight of the Full “Pink” Moon Sunday Evening. For today, highs look to be in the 80’s for everyone under sunny skies with a few clouds here and there. However, clouds will begin to increase ahead of changes to the weather pattern for mid-week.
A plume of moisture will stream into our area head of a slow-moving frontal system. This is a great thing to hear for those in northern Indiana and northern Ohio where drought conditions exist. Showers and thunderstorms look likely to start moving in during the day Wednesday and linger through most of Thursday before tapering off. Severe potential looks quite low right now, but we will need to monitor it for changes.
Rainfall totals of 1-2″ are possible for most of the coverage area. Flooding does not appear to be a major risk right now. However, we will have to see how the mesoscale features play out as repeated heavier rainfall could bring a higher flooding risk.
Let’s hope we get some much needed rainfall. As we get into more of growing season, farmers do not need to see drought conditions for crops to get started. The other good news? Overall, temperatures look to stay warm over the next 7-10 days with the exception of this weekend potentially being a bit cooler.
Most of the country will finally see more consistent Spring-like weather as we kick off the month of May! Hopefully the snow is gone until later this year, right? The other “heads up” to be aware of is that we will be seeing those cicadas start to come up with the warmer weather!