May will not go down as the wettest on record, but it will be close. May flooding has really occurred over the last seven days with as we’ve had over 4.11″ officially at Fort Wayne Airport. That total was broken in one day in Northwest Ohio where Wren had over 5″ of rainfall. Also, some unofficial rainfall reports out of southern Allen County around Waynedale had over 5″ of rain over a 24-hour period. The all-time wettest May happened in 2011 with 10.17″ of rainfall. Here are some 24-hour rainfall reports from the National Weather Service: 24 hr Rainfall Reports……
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.
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.
April 2017 was Fort Wayne’s 5th warmest. With global stats just released, we now know that it ranked as the 2nd warmest on record for the planet as a whole.