This weekend on Saturday there’s an outlook for showers and thunderstorms. The amount of rainfall is looking to be between a half of an inch and three quarters an inch. The temps will also get up to and around 53 degrees!
A large area of southern Indiana is actually put under a “Hydrologic Outlook” by NOAA. This puts information and forecasts out on rivers. While weather forecasting plays a part, this predicts river changes due to many different sources. This allows them to put out potential and monitoring for flooding. The rainfall will affect the river level, but the high temperature will melt the rest of the snow in the area as well and warming the soil allowing for more water movement. This all will eventually pool into the river basins and add a flood potential for outlying areas! The White River here in Muncie is part of this flood potential and thus our area is under this “Hydrologic Outlook” as well!
As residents of Muncie, we’re often used to flooding in areas. It is interesting that there are actual forecasts for river flooding potential too on top of forecasts for the weather. If you would like to read into it more, this can be found at the bottom of their page here!
– Cardinal Weather Forecaster Bryce Hall