Paul Brandt Sept 7-9th short term fcst

Forecast updated 2:00pm EDT - 7 Sept 2011

The big story for Indiana over the remainder of the week will be the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee persisting over our area.

Residents should expect a trend towards cloudy, cool weather with spotty showers for the near future.

1000-500mb thickness, 9/8 0Z

This image shows the 1000-500 mb thickness forecasted as of Wednesday evening. Lafayette residents are well within the bounds of the 5640m height, giving us afternoon high temperatures close to 70 degrees F for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

9/9 12Z MSLP & 6-hr prcp

By Saturday at 0Z (Friday, 8PM EDT), the surface low-- the remnants of Lee-- is directly over central Indiana, and cloudy weather/showers will be strongly present over northwestern Indiana. Precipitation is expected to be predominantly light, but will also be tiring in its persistance.

The other significant story will be Hurricane Katia, which is projected to move up the eastern seaboard, but never actually make landfall. Katia is projected to be just off of the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, by Saturday evening. Its impacts on residents of the East Coast are expected to be minimal, but close attention should still be paid in the event of a sudden change in path.

With your 0-2 day forecast, I'm Paul Brandt.