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Showers and Thunderstorms Possible Tonight

Good late afternoon/ early evening to everyone out there! The sun has been peeking in and out for most of the day today. Unfortunately for the rest of the evening the sun has been hidden behind the clouds. It has warmed up quite nicely today as of 2:45 pm we are currently at 60°F which is well above the normal for mid-March as normal is 48°F as March 2020 is continuing to be a warm one.

We continue to monitor a rain event that is currently beginning to move into western Indiana as we speak. The rain we expect to move into Muncie no later than 7 pm and to last throughout the majority of the night into tomorrow morning. We still think that there can be a chance of a thunderstorm or two in this system but nothing to worry about as any thunderstorm will stay well below severe limits. Rainfall totals should vary pending if an area is affected by locally heavier rain from an embedded thunderstorm. Generally we should expect to see about 1/4 of an inch with higher amounts possible but nothing in the immediate area that could lead to flooding concerns as the ground has had a good amount of time absorb the rains from Spring break and earlier this week.

Beyond the storm a sharp cold front will move through early tomorrow morning shortly after midnight that will bring cold Northwest winds to the area as we could see temperatures tomorrow be in the 30’s possibly as the front passes through.

-CWS Forecaster- Ben Waggoner

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