Scattered showers and thunderstorms expected today

National Weather Service

Today’s forecast from the National Weather Service:

(April 9, 2013) – An active weather pattern will continue over the next few days as a frontal boundary lingers across the area. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible across the area today as an area of low pressure moves along the frontal boundary. Highs will range from the mid 60s north to the lower 70s south. Shower and thunderstorm chances will continue across the area tonight, and will be likely Wednesday into early Thursday morning, with possible strong to severe storms across southern portions of the area Wednesday evening into Wednesday night. There is also a good probibility of heavy rainfall during this period, with 1 to 3 inches of rain expected.

Stay tuned to the latest forecast information at www.weather.gov/iwx.

The Hazardous Weather Outlook from the National Weather Service:

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
516 AM EDT TUE APR 9 2013

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST OHIO…NORTHERN INDIANA AND SOUTHWEST LOWER MICHIGAN.

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT

THERE IS A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS TODAY AND TONIGHT. SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

THUNDERSTORMS WILL BECOME LIKELY WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT. HEAVY RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT WHICH COULD RESULT IN FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS DURING THIS PERIOD…WITH SOME RIVER FLOODING BY THURSDAY. THE GREATEST POTENTIAL OF HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED ACROSS FAR NORTHERN INDIANA…FAR NORTHWEST OHIO…AND SOUTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN. A FEW OF THE THUNDERSTORMS MAY ALSO BE SEVERE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT ACROSS NORTHERN INDIANA AND NORTHWEST OHIO.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES…OR
CHECK OUR WEB SITE AT WEATHER.GOV/IWX

 

And the Hydrologic Outlook:

HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
437 AM EDT TUE APR 9 2013 /337 AM CDT TUE APR 9 2013/

…HEAVY RAINFALL AND MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE LATER THIS WEEK…

A STRONG STORM SYSTEM TAKING SHAPE ACROSS THE ROCKIES WILL APPROACH THE REGION WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THIS SYSTEM WILL INTERACT WITH A STALLED FRONTAL BOUNDARY ACROSS THE AREA TO PRODUCE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH A POTENTIAL OF HEAVY RAINFALL…ESPECIALLY WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY THURSDAY MORNING. A TOTAL OF 1 TO 3 INCHES OF RAINFALL IS EXPECTED…WITH LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. IF THESE HIGHER RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE REALIZED…SOME FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS AND MINOR RIVER FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE. AT THIS TIME…THE AXIS OF HEAVIEST RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO AFFECT FAR NORTHERN INDIANA…FAR NORTHWEST OHIO…AND SOUTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN.

PEOPLE LIVING IN LOW LYING AREAS OR NEAR STREAM AND RIVERS SHOULD CHECK FOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONCERNING THIS STORM.

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