After what will shape up to be a quiet Friday weather-wise in the Region, our pattern will turn quite busy as we head into the weekend including a round of potentially heavy rainfall Saturday into Saturday night.
It all begins with an area of low pressure that will develop and come at us from the southwest. It will pull a slug of Gulf of Mexico moisture with it as it moves north including some tropical moisture from a system in the Gulf right now. Because of this, our potential for, not just rain, but localized heavy rain ramps up. Here’s a look at what the radar may look like late Friday through Saturday night as the system heads north.
Notice the rain that arrives later in the day Saturday that turns moderate to heavy at times late evening into the overnight. We may even see a rumble of thunder or two as the storm heads through Sunday morning. It will quickly exit northeast leaving us with quiet weather for the remainder of our Sunday.
In terms of rainfall, we look to be in the bulls-eye here in NWI as of now. Amounts could quickly exceed an inch leaving some localized water issues with area roads, streams, and eventually rivers.
On top of this, we’re likely to see gusty winds as the low further develops. Doesn’t look like anything too out of the ordinary, but 30+ mph winds are possible Saturday night and Sunday as it departs.
We’ll pass along updates as always!