Many places picked up 0.5″-1″ of rainfall last night, with the heaviest falling just to the north and west of Fort Wayne. That brings our monthly rain gauge total to 8.39″, just 0.01″ shy of tying the 3rd wettest May since records began in Fort Wayne back in 1897! We’ll likely enter the top 3 as more rain is in the forecast for Sunday. Scattered rain and storms will pass through the area with some pockets of heavy rainfall possible. The latest forecast models indicate another 0.25″-0.5″ of rain will be possible Sunday into Sunday night, though some locally higher…
Rain and thunderstorms continue to be in the forecast on this Friday night. Additional flash flooding remains our highest threat. Up to 2″ of new rainfall is possible from late night into early morning.
Flash flooding possible this evening through Saturday morning, especially in areas that saw the heaviest rain earlier this week.
Already one of the wettest months of May on record in Fort Wayne and more rain in the forecast.
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.
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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.