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MLCS Game 2 forecast

The Midwest League Championship series continues Thursday night with game 2 at Parkview Field.

Tracking Irma – Thursday night update

Currently affecting the Turks and Caicos region, with the Bahamas in sight, Irma is continuing to head west/northwestward.  It’s a Category 5 storm with sustained winds of 175 mph and gusts up to 215 mph.

Tracking Irma – Tuesday night update

Hurricane Irma continues to head westward on what appears to be a track that will lead to eventual impacts in Florida by the end of the week. 

Storm threat ends, cooler air arrives

As storms exit the area this evening, they are taking the severe weather threat with them.  Cooler air flows in behind the storms and stays awhile.

Heat, humidity increase on Labor Day

It’s been almost two weeks since the mercury last hit 80° or higher in Fort Wayne, but that’s changing on Labor Day.  A surge of warmth and humidity comes in from the southwest and some early day sunshine all will work together to push our afternoon temperatures into the mid-upper 80s by late in the afternoon.

Tracking Harvey – Thursday night update

Even though Harvey is weakening, the storm continues to pose a significant flood threat.  Areas impacted include portions of west & central Tennessee, west & central Kentucky and southeastern Indiana, southern Ohio and west central West Virginia.  2”-5” of rain is expected in these areas with some isolated heavier pockets in the 6”-8” range.

Tracking Harvey – Wednesday night update

Heavy rain is now out of the picture for the Houston and Galveston, TX areas thanks to Harvey moving farther inland and off to the NE.  While water will go down in some areas, the catastrophic flooding you’ve been seeing through various media outlets will continue to be a big issue for many in the weeks to come as all the water brought by the storm works to drain away.

Heavy rain in Fort Wayne today

We take a brief blog break from Tracking Harvey for an update on today’s local rainfall.  A new Harvey update will be posted later this evening.

Tracking Harvey – Monday night update

We started tracking Harvey before the weekend began and little has changed with its position over the past few days. As a result, the Houston and surrounding metro area continues to experience the worst flooding with this storm.  Around Houston 10”-20” (and in some spots – 30”) of rain have already fallen and the National Hurricane Center continues to predict another 10”-20” between now and Thursday. 

Tracking Harvey – Monday afternoon update

Harvey’s rain won’t leave Texas until late in the week.  But, flooding concerns will linger long after that as the multiple feet of water drain away.  

Tracking Harvey – Friday night update

Hurricane Harvey continued to intensify through the day and is now a Category 4 hurricane.  Harvey is still expected to make landfall late tonight/early Saturday morning along the middle Texas coast.  Maximum sustained winds now stand at 130 mph (with higher gusts).