This map shows what is causing us to have showers and thundershowers. And, with plenty of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, we can’t rule out the possibility of heavy rain at times. The low pressure you see in Illinois will gradually move up into Indiana, but our chances of rain will continue through at least Wednesday night.
Here is an excellent link explaining how important a role weather played in the execution of D-Day.
A tricky storm forecast is setting up for Wednesday with multiple storm “complexes” possibly impacting the Wabash Valley.
Round 1: The first is developing to our west today will move southeast into our furtherest west Illinois counties during the very early morning hours on Wednesday. If it holds together, we could see severe storms throughout the Valley.
Timing: 4 a.m. – 8 a.m. EDT
Threat: Damaging wind gusts and heavy rain
Round 2: Depending on where the first complex of storms fizzles out and if the atmosphere recovers, a second complex of storms could redevelop and intensify Wednesday afternoon. The exact timing and positioning is rather uncertain at this time because a lot depends on the first storm system.
Timing: Approx. 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. EDT
Threat: Damaging wind gusts, large hail, heavy rain (1-2″ with isolated spots up to 3″), flash flooding and rotating thunderstorms
Thunderstorms will push out Wednesday evening and quiet conditions return for Thursday and Friday.
Stayed tuned to Storm Team 10 for the very latest on the changing weather situation through tomorrow evening.
Hackers are making their way to iPhones…kind of.
This trend started in Australia, and is now making its way to the United States.
Here is what’s happening…
Hackers have gained passwords to some iCloud accounts. iCloud is the service Apple uses to keep all of your photos, documents and music in the cloud. (stored on-line) One other ironic key feature Apple uses iCloud to help protect your phone from getting stolen.
Hackers are gaining access to the Find my iPhone feature. After they gain access they are locking iPhones, demanding $50 to be PayPal’ed to them before they actually let you regain access. In the meantime, in theory, you wouldn’t be able to use your phone.
First things first…if this happens to you, don’t pay them.
There are several ways you can help protect yourself from this being an issue.
Change your password, if you change your password…you should be able to keep yourself protected before it becomes an issue.
Also, back your phone up…and back it up often.
If you are finding this after it has become an issue, don’t sweat it it…a factory restore will fix your problem.
You can do this by plugging your iPhone into your computer, and following the prompts in iTunes. Now, be warned, this option will wipe your phone out, basically turning this into a brand new phone…like when you first bought it. That is where back-ups come in handy.
Another option, it is a little bit of a drive for us in Terre Haute, but Apple is offering to fix the problem at their Apple Stores…now, the closest one to us would be the Keystone Crossing Mall on the north-side of Indy. This option will also wipe your phone. They will basically do the system restore for you.
If you decide to go that route, make sure you make an appointment ahead of time.
The bottom line, what sounds like a bad situation may not be as bad as it seems, just take some steps to help keep yourself protected!
Warm and rather humid conditions will continue Tuesday night and Wednesday. A weak cold front will drop south into the region Wednesday afternoon and bring a better chance of more widely spread showers and thunderstorms.
Here is the expected position of a cold front tomorrow afternoon-evening. Ahead of this front, thunderstorms and rain will develop. Behind the front, the air is about 20° colder than it was on Monday. We can expect the cooler air to hang around for a few days, along with the possibility of scattered showers and perhaps a thundershower. The temperature will gradually rise as we head toward the weekend.
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As we head into our Sunday night and wake up for our early morning commute, rain will be moving in with our next wave of energy. A low pressure will kick eastward and drag a cold front with colder air behind it in for the start of our new week. A very basic idea looks like this…
This front is sparking rain showers and thunderstorms as our Sunday night approaches. We will go from daytime highs in the 70s today to highs really dropping into the 40s mostly for our Monday. As this front approaches, it will push that warm air up and cool off, condense, and fall as rain and even cause some friction for lightning. We can see this line move in late tonight. Timing is looking to be near midnight.
The heavy rain and thunderstorm chances will be in front of the cold front and along the front as seen above (11 PM). More widespread rain will take over as the morning hours move in, and throughout the day. Expect the rain showers to be on and off for your Monday. Get the rain gear ready!
I was personally adding up to around .6″ of precipitation totals with more possible around the Effingham, Richland and Cumberland Illinois counties.
Temperatures really fall behind this front, here is a look at our 7day. Keep in mind our “High” tomorrow will occur at midnight and fall through the day. The low will probably happen late Monday night then.
Expect temperatures around the mid 40s for your Monday late afternoon and evening. Have a great start to your work week and stay dry and warm! JD
After seeing the warmest day so far of 2014 on Thursday, mild air will continue to bring above average temperatures to the Valley throughout the weekend.
Today: Thicker cloud cover is departing our skies and more sunshine will filter in for our afternoon. Temperatures won’t be quite as warm as yesterday, but still above average topping out near 70. Light winds around 5 mph from the west.
Tonight: A mostly clear sky for tonight with lows near 45.
Saturday: Warmer air returns for Saturday. In fact, Saturday is looking like the warmest day so far this year with highs near 77 under a partly cloudy sky.
Sunday: Our next weather system approaches Sunday bringing our next chance to see rain and storms, especially during the second half of the day. It’s shaping up to look like a mainly dry day overall. Sunday stays warm with highs near 76.
Extended Outlook: Rain chances continue through Monday night and are quickly followed by a major drop in temps with highs in the 50s and upper 40s for the first part of next week. By mid-week, we begin a dry pattern with a warming trend.