Doppler Radar estimates 9+inches of rain fell across Blackford county. Flooding is still a big concern for parts of central Indiana especially northeast of Indianapolis.
There is some good news. The heavy rain is gone for now. Expect a warm and muggy Friday evening, with temperatures in the 80s through about 10pm. A couple of showers are possible, but we are not forecasting widespread heavy rain.
Saturday will start dry, with morning temperatures in the lower 70s. There will be more clouds than sun and a chance for a few afternoon and evening storms. Due to the clouds and the threat for more rain, I think we miss 90 degrees. Forecast highs are in the range of 85-90, but the 90s will only happen where there is more sun.
I think we miss 90 degrees on Saturday due to too many clouds. We missed 90 degrees this week, due to clouds and rain. Our last 90 degree day was September 11, 2013.
A few storms are possible later Tuesday, with highs in the middle and upper 80s.
A developing weather system will bring more rain chances Wednesday and Thursday. We get a break from the higher heat and humidity by Friday of next week.
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for about the northern half of Indiana until midnight. This includes: Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, Kokomo, Lafayette, Anderson, Muncie, Marion and Hartford City.
Here is the outline of the watch.
The complex of storms is in Monticello now and is forecast to move toward Logansport by pm. This complex with drop ESE across the northern part of the WTHR viewing area. These storms will contain heavy rain and dangerous lightning. Some may contain damaging winds and hail. If the complex of storms holds together, it is forecast to move from NW Indiana to near Indianapolis by midnight.
After a round of storms with heavy rain earlier today, central Indiana is getting a bit of a break from the wet weather. Most of the storms now are to our north and west. There is still the chance for a few storms tonight, as this complex of storms is forecast to move south. If it holds together, it will have a local impact later this evening and early Friday morning.
It will be a warm and muggy night. Patchy fog is possible too.
High heat, high humidity and storm chances stay in the forecast through the weekend.
Scattered storms are possible overnight and on Friday. These storms chances are similar to the last several days. This means it won’t rain all day, but there will be complexes of rain and storms that may impact your outdoor plans.
Another weather impact will be the heat. The high heat and high humidity will mean heat index values or feels like temperatures near 100 degrees for Friday and the weekend. Please take precautions from the heat.
Forecast lows are only in the lower 70s and highs will be near 90 degrees Friday through the weekend. This heat and unsettled weather pattern is forecast to last through the middle part of next week.
We have already had another round of rain and storms. This round on Wednesday afternoon was mainly across the southern half of the state. This latest complex of storms will move east Wednesday evening and there will be just a chance for a storm Wednesday night.
It will be warm and humid overnight with lows in the range of 65-70 degrees. Similar to the last several nights, patchy fog is possible. Some of that fog will reduce visibilities through early Thursday morning.
Keep the umbrella handy for Thursday and Friday. There will be scattered showers and storms both days, with highs in the range of 85-90 degrees. Here is the timing of storm chances through Friday with FutureTrak13. Keep in mind, there will be some adjustments to the timing as we get new information on our unsettled weather pattern.
Our best chance for our first 90 degree days of the season arrives this weekend. We have 90 degrees in the forecast on Friday, but if we get storms we may miss it. We have 92 degrees in the forecast for Saturday through Monday. It will be a hot and humid stretch of weather.
Much of Wednesday will be just hot and humid with highs in the mid to upper 80s. A day of sunshine will allow instability to build and possibly help trigger isolated storms late in the day.
The better chance for storms will arrive later Wednesday night and linger through Thursday. Scattered storms and highs in the upper 80s are in the forecast for Thursday.
A few more storms are possible on Friday, with highs near 90 degrees.
If we miss 90 on Friday, we will get there this weekend. Most of the weekend will be dry, hot and humid.
The weather pattern won’t change much over the next several days. It will be warm and humid, with the chance for a few storms. Right now we are timing the better storm chances for Thursday and Friday, but there will be a daily rain chance.
It will be partly cloudy, with more patchy fog overnight. Low temperatures will be in the range of 65-70 degrees. Expect a mix of sun and clouds on Tuesday, with highs in the middle 80s. There is a chance for a few storms later in the day. Wednesday will be almost a repeat, with highs in the middle and upper 80s and a late day storm chances.
Scattered storms are in the forecast for Thursday and Friday, as the higher heat and humidity continue.
Highs will be in the range of 85-90 degrees Thursday through the weekend.
The Saturday night forecast includes scattered areas of rain, with low temperatures in the lower and middle 60s.
If you have outdoor plans on Sunday, remember to check Live Doppler 13 Radar first. You can do this at WTHR.com or on the SkyTrak 13 weather app from you phone. Similar to Saturday, there will be scattered areas of rain. These will be difficult to time exactly and difficult to say exactly where they develop. Scattered is the best way to describe the rain chances for Sunday. This means there will be a few dry hours too. Highs are forecast in the upper 70s and lower 80s.
Here is the latest timing with FutureTrak13 .
This warm and humid and unsettled weather pattern will linger through much of next week. We do expect temperatures to warm into the middle and upper 80s starting Tuesday. There will also be daily rain chances.
Here is the latest timing on Saturday rain chances with FutureTrak13. The band of rain will start to fall apart as it moves into western Indiana early Saturday morning. There will be more clouds than sun, but there should only be a few spotty areas of rain on Saturday. There is a better chance for showers and storms on Sunday.