Forecast Details for Fort Wayne, IN

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Overnight: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3am. Low around 73. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 11am, then a slight chance of showers between 11am and 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. North wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight.
Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. West wind around 5 mph.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 80.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.
Thursday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81.

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Weather Topic: What is Graupel?

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Graupel is a form of precipitation that is created by atmospheric conditions which cause supercooled water droplets to contact snow crystals and freeze to their surface.

Sometimes known as soft hail or snow pellets, graupel is delicate and easily destroyed by touch. Whereas hail usually falls during severe weather, graupel doesn't require such conditions to form, and can form in mild precipitation similar to situations which produce snowfall.

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Weather Topic: What is Precipitation?

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Precipitation can refer to many different forms of water that may fall from clouds. Precipitation occurs after a cloud has become saturated to the point where its water particles are more dense than the air below the cloud.

In most cases, precipitation will reach the ground, but it is not uncommon for precipitation to evaporate before it reaches the earth's surface. When precipitation evaporates before it contacts the ground it is called Virga. Graupel, hail, sleet, rain, drizzle, and snow are forms of precipitation, but fog and mist are not considered precipitation because the water vapor which constitutes them isn't dense enough to fall to the ground.

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