I’ve been through Kokomo and I know several people who were born and raised in that part of Indiana. While it is a fairly typical Midwestern town, I can assure you it is not as nice as the one the Beach Boys sang about.
At 1156PM, ET, Kokomo was reporting a temperature of 43 degrees with clear skies, though there is a smattering of light rain in northwest Indiana. While high pressure dominates the east, and a low amplitude ridge is allowing for some stability, the jet is vigorous through the Ohio Valley, and portends to disturbed pattern. A weak inverted trough is attached to a very small disturbance in Arkansas, getting ready to move through Tennessee and Kentucky overnight tonight.
By Wednesday night, a surface are of low pressure will develop over central Missouri, with the heavy rain conjoined to the present disturbance in Arkansas distending and running from Chattanooga to northern Arkansas and southwest to the Dallas area. The leading edge of the upper level trough will generate light moisture north of the primary precipitation that night before an occluded low develops over northern Illinois. The new orientation of low will mean an explosion of precipitation across northern Indiana. Expect Thursday to be quite rainy throughout much of the morning, with some isolated thunderstorms in the area. There is some disagreement on when precipitation will cut off, but it should dry out and be a bit cooler by mid afternoon.
Tomorrow – Isolated showers, becoming more widely scattered late, High 55, Low 44
Thursday – Rain and thunder with a bit of wet snow mixing in towards the end, then clearin and cooler, High 49, Low 32
TWC: Tomorrow – Rain showers early with overcast skies later in the day High 55, Low 45
Thursday – Windy…showers and thundershowers in the morning, then variable clouds in the afternoon with more showers possible. High 50, Low 34
AW: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy, mild and damp (PM Showers) High 56, Low 47
Thursday – Breezy with periods of rain; mild in the morning High 53, Low 34
NWS: Tomorrow – Rain likely, mainly between 7am and 10am. Cloudy, High 54, Low 45
Thursday – Rain and possibly a thunderstorm. High 52, Low 33
WB: Tomorrow – Cloudy, Rain likely until midday then chance of rain in the afternoon, High 53, Low 47
Thursday – Breezy cloudy. Rain and slight chance of thunderstorms until midday, then chance of rain in the afternoon. High 49, Low 34
WN: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with light rain likely, High 54, Low 45
Thursday – Mostly cloudy with rain, High 52, low 46
FIO: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy starting overnight. High 55, Low 42
Thursday – Rain starting overnight, continuing until afternoon, and windy starting in the afternoon. High 55, Low 35
Anyone avaliable did the non standard day for Thursday, with cold air moving in on the heels of the system moving through Indiana mid-week. Here comes a splash of ran, a little ahead of schedule: