Skies will be mostly cloudy tonight. There is a weak weather system passing just to our north. It is close enough to keep clouds in the forecast through early Saturday. There is also a slight chance for a stray shower through early Saturday.
Saturday will start mostly cloudy, with temperatures near 50 degrees. There will be some afternoon sunshine, but highs on Saturday are only forecast in the lower and middle 60s.
The coolest will be Sunday morning, as temperatures fall into the lower and middle 40s. It will be a sunny Sunday, with highs in the range of 65-70 degrees. The average high is in the upper 70s, but we are only forecasting highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s through next week.
There is another chance for light rain late Monday night.
The threat for severe weather will diminish over the next couple of hours, so the severe thunderstorm watch for northern Indiana will be allowed to expire. There will still be storms with heavy rain, dangerous lightning, small hail and wind gust potential 40mph+. The latest timing has the line of storms over northern Indiana moving into central Indiana including Indianapolis before 11pm. The line of storms will continue to weaken, as it moves into the southern part of the state around midnight.
If you have some Saturday plans, there will be clouds and some light rain possible through about noon. Skies will start to clear Saturday afternoon. Temperatures will be in the 70s on Saturday.
It will feel a bit like Fall Saturday night, as lows drop into the 50s. It will be sunny and 76 on Sunday.
A few storms may be strong/severe with damaging winds and hail. The chance for rain will linger overnight and into early Saturday.
Saturday will be a cooler day, with highs in the 70s. Expect the clouds and drizzle to linger through about mid-day before a clearing trend arrives. Skies will clear and it will be even cooler.
Temperatures Saturday night drop into the 50s. The weekend will end with sunshine and highs in the 70s on Sunday.
Monday will be sunny and mild too. 80 degrees returns on Tuesday. Rain chances return Tuesday night and Wednesday next week.
There will still be a few areas of rain this afternoon and evening. Overnight temperatures will be in the middle 60s and patchy fog is possible through early Wednesday.
Some sun is in the Wednesday forecast, with a brief break from the higher humidity. It won’t feel as muggy, with highs in the lower and middle 80s.
Higher heat and humidity return for Thursday and Friday, with highs in the range of 85-90 degrees.
The daylight hours of Thursday will be dry, with the next chance for rain returning late Thursday night and Friday. There will be scattered showers and storms possible through early Saturday.
A dry and mild weather pattern arrives for the end of the weekend, with morning temperatures in the 50s and highs in the 70s.
Temperatures overnight will be in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees. Highs on Tuesday will be in the upper 70s and lower 80s. ]
Higher heat and humidity return for the middle to end of the week, with highs in the range of 85-90 degrees.
A stray storm is possible on Thursday, with the better chance for scattered storms arriving on Friday.
The latest analysis has the rain chances ending early on Saturday. This would leave most of the weekend dry and mild, with highs near 80 degrees.
It will be another warm and muggy night, with lows near 70 degrees. Expect a mix of sun and clouds on Thursday, with highs 85-90 degrees. There is again the chance for a stray shower or storm.
This warm, humid, unsettled weather pattern will last through the holiday weekend. Highs will be near 90 degrees on Friday and Saturday and in the 80s on Sunday and Labor Day.
An early look at the timing for rain chances is later Saturday and early Sunday, with more scattered storms on Monday. We will fine tune the timing, as we get closer to the holiday weekend.
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.