Archive for April 4th, 2017

Amble’s Ramble
April 4, 2017

Heavy rain is coming with the potential for flooding in our area overnight. The rain will pick up in intensity after sunset with long periods of heavy rain overnight. Thunder and lightning will be possible through the first few hours of the rain with the potential for over an inch in the rain gauge by sunrise. The wind will also be howling out of the northeast with gusts reaching 30 MPH which will drive the raindrops against your house making a full night’s sleep almost impossible.

Wednesday will be another wet day with morning showers that could add another half inch to the overnight total. By the time the rain tapers off in the afternoon anywhere from 1″ to 3″ will be spread over our area. This rain will fall on nearly saturated ground so the majority of what comes in between now and Wednesday afternoon will go directly to run-off.



Teachman’s Take: More Heavy Rain Tonight
April 4, 2017

The morning kicks off cloudy and cool.  Winds are light from the northeast at 5 to 10 MPH.  This afternoon as clouds dominate, a spotty shower is possible.


Most places will stay dry until after the evening commute.  That’s when heavy rain and thunder will arrive.

A solid inch to 2″ is possible overnight and into Wednesday morning.

There could be some stronger storms initially southeast of a line from Butler to Clinton to Warsaw where large hail is the biggest concern.  But, it does look like all forms of severe weather are likely south of the I-44 corridor this evening.

The winds will be strong overnight as the heavy rain continues into the Wednesday AM commute.  I wouldn’t be surprised if a few snowflakes “try” to mix in on the back side of this system early Wednesday.  No accumulation is expected.  And our in-house model is now picking up on it late Wednesday morning northeast of the metro.

Rain should taper by afternoon with clouds breaking up going into Thursday.  There could be some scattered frost Thursday morning with a better chance by Friday morning.  Sunshine’s back Thursday through most of the weekend.  Highs will climb from the 50s on Thursday to the 60s Friday.  And over the weekend, we’re back into the 70s!  A few showers are possible after dark Sunday night with early storms on Monday.  It still looks like conditions dry out for the Royals first pitch at home at 3:15 Monday.  Temps will be in the lower 70s.

Take care,