We are a nation divided. Any watch of the news will tell you that, but also, we are divided climatologically right now. Its hot and dry west of the Mississippi, and it’s been tolerable but west to the East. Such was the case in Bloomington, Indiana at the beginning of last week, when temperatures were allowed to remain in the 80s, and on Monday, the ground soaked up half an inch of rain. Surely, half the country would appreciate the wealth being shared. Victoria-Weather stepped up and earned the top forecast. Actuals: Sunday – High 87, Low 67 Monday – .53″ of rain, High 82, Low 69
Let’s just keep piling on forecasts. Right now, let’s head to the home of my alma mater’s number 1 basketball rival, Bloomington, home of the (barf) Indiana Hoosiers.
At 153AM, ET, Bloomington was reporting fair skies with a temperature of 67 degrees. Indiana was enjoying a quiet night, however a weak warm front was proving active over Lake Michigan, with a cold front dangled through the Plains and touching off a broken line of severe weather west of the Mississippi. Dew points were in the 60s across Indiana, and ahead of any advancing showers or storms, Sunday will be humid. The actual wet weather is going to take until early Monday morning, perhaps in the predawn, to arrive in Bloomington. The timing suggests storms will be rain producers, but won’t necessarily bear a severe threat. The boundary will be a fair sight weaker than it is showing tonight, and will disorganize before arriving. This means that Bloomington will likely have a threat for a shower or thunderstorm throughout the day as the region becomes modestly destabilized, rather than withstanding the sharp transition of a front. Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, with some clouds building late. High 88, Low 67 Monday – Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 84, Low 69
TWC: Tomorrow – Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 89, Low 67 Monday – Scattered thunderstorms. Storms may contain strong gusty winds. High 83, Low 67
AW: Tomorrow – Partly sunny and humid High 90, Low 69 Monday – Intervals of clouds and sun with a thunderstorm in the area; humid High 84, Low 72
NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny High 90, Low 69 Monday – Isolated showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 8am. Partly sunny, High 84, Low 71
WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny in the morning, then becoming partly cloudy, High 87, Low 69 Monday – Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms, High 82, Low 62
WN: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, High 90, Low 67 Monday – Partly cloudy iwth chance of thunderstorms, High 85, Low 71
FIO: Tomorrow – Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day. High 88, Low 66 Monday – Rain in the afternoon. High 85, Low 70
The weekend looks ok, but the workweek starts dreary. That qualifies as a good forecast, right?