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Afternoon Forecast/Discussion, 2/22/2024: Thursday Living Up to its Name

Good Morning and Happy Thursday, Cardinal Country! If you’re familiar with Norse mythology (or even the Marvel superhero Thor), you have sort of re-acquainted yourself with the meaning behind the name, “Thursday”. In the Nordic language, the name of today translates to “Thor’s Day”, and in Old English, it translates back to “Day of Thunder”.

Got our first thunderstorms of the season around 9 AM, and my, what a downpour on the way to classes or the office it was!! As we are still on a frontal boundary stalled out right through Central Indiana and have another wave of upper-level energy riding along that to produce some additional showers and thunderstorms this afternoon as seen on our satellite/radar composite view this morning. We will watch closely what this does, but keep an eye out for changing conditions & possible new downpours by at least 1 if not 2 pm. We could also see the winds become gustier in or near the stronger storms, however severe weather is out of the realm of possibility for today.

Pointing out the “poofier” looking clouds moving from central Illinois into far-western Indiana, we can also note that’s the area where our next round of storms looks to come from.

Other than those downpours that might be slightly gusty, expect a warmer-than-average day, but temperatures will run 8-10 degrees below what they did yesterday (That 63° was awesome yesterday, yes?). Have an umbrella and/or rain gear handy and be sure to take those afternoon lunch plans indoors, but otherwise, continue to enjoy this appetizing taste of spring, considering it looks awful chilly this weekend! And for those lunch plans, maybe a little zesty and delicious chili? Happy National Chili Day too, Cardinal Country! Enjoy, stay awesome, and have a super(hero) Thursday!

-Cardinal Weather Service Forecaster Ryan Hill-

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