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Much-Needed Rain Tonight & Tomorrow

By · September 18, 2011 at 4:22 pm

This summer has featured far more dry days than wet and that has taken its toll on the Hoosier state.   53% of the state is currently considered in a drought!  12% is in a “severe drought” including parts of the Southwest Indy Metro!  Here’s a look at drought conditions courtesy of the U.S. Drought Monitor:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Though the long-range outlook for Indiana is for above normal temperatures and below average precipitation, we have a good chance at catching up on a little much-needed rain tonight & tomorrow.  First, a warm front moves through, followed by a cold front.  Ahead of and along both of those fronts, we get a chance of rain (maybe even an isolated t-storm, though not severe).  Hoosiers could get up to 1″ of rain.  Check out the precipitation outlook thanks to NOAA/Hydrometeorological Prediction Center:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 After the rain, we’ll see a nice and dry day Tuesday.  Another front approaches Wednesday, but it doesn’t look like it will have a whole lot of moisture with it, so I’m only forecasting a 20% chance of showers/storms with it.  The rest of the week looks cooler and mainly dry for now, just in time for the Autumnal Equinox which arrives 5:05 am on Friday as we welcome Fall!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a great week!
-Chikage

 Chikage Windler
Meteorologist
cwindler@wthr.com

 

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