It’s safe to say that it’s been feeling more like Seattle than Fort Wayne this spring. We’ve recorded measurable rainfall at the airport on 13 days this month – that’s more than half of May so far! With some additional rain falling after midnight, that brings our monthly total to 7.50″ of rain in Fort Wayne, which is more than 4″ above average and ranks as the 4th wettest May on record. And records date back all the way to 1897! Here’s a look at the top 5 wettest Mays we’ve ever seen: For the year (Jan 1st to today),…
Top 5 wettest of all-time
Periods of heavy rain made their way across much of the region on Wednesday night bringing the highest flood concerns from Fort Wayne southward through Decatur and Berne and eastward toward Van Wert, Ohio.
Heavy rainfall expected this afternoon and tonight.
An area of low pressure will be moving very close to our NewsChannel 15 counties Wednesday and Thursday.
More heavy rainfall expected across our area.
The summer season is soon to be upon us and that means our Live Doppler 15 Fury Weather Center will have some new faces in it! This is because we are welcoming two summer interns, Erika Goshorn and Lauren Elston. They’ll learn more about the meteorological field and how we prepare and deliver our forecasts on TV, the Internet, and through our WANE Weather App. Erika just started her summer adventure with us today. Here’s her introduction.
Bring your weather radio and WANE Weather App
After two rounds of storms came through Saturday, flooding became an issue.
Showers and storms come to an end later today
As of 6:40 PM, more storms are starting to fire up to our south and west.
We’ve already picked up over 4.5″ of rainfall in Fort Wayne so far this month, with more rain on the way this weekend.
The threat for some strong and severe storms is in our forecast picture for Saturday. While some scattered rain is possible in the morning and early afternoon, the strongest storms wouldn’t arrive until late in the day with severe weather remaining possible into late night.
If you’re heading out for the Fort4Fitness Spring Cycle, take the rain gear with you just in case.
As of Thursday night, a tornado was suspected to have moved through, but had not yet been confirmed in Emerald Township/Cecil area of Paulding County, OH.
A cold front will kickoff a few storms that may be strong to severe later this afternoon and evening.
So close, but no 90° temp reading just yet.
Winds will gust over the next 36 hours.
But, this distinction won’t last long. Wednesday looks even warmer!
Above average temperatures through much of this week, before cooler air moves in.