The warm and muggy July conditions continue again today. There is a chance of scattered thunderstorms this afternoon into the evening. We are not expecting severe thunderstorms today but some storms could bring some heavy downpours and gusty winds. A complex of storms in Illinois will move east this morning. If it holds together, rain could cross the Indiana by late morning into early afternoon.
It will be a hot afternoon with temperatures climbing into the upper 80s. Heat indices will be in the low 90s.
A few more scattered thunderstorms will be possible this evening, otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy and mild with lows in the upper 60s and low 70s.
It will be partly sunny Monday with another chance of thunderstorms.
Afternoon highs will be in the upper 80s.
Tuesday will be hot with mostly sunny skies and highs near 90 degrees.
There is a chance of thunderstorms on Wednesday. It will be a warm and humid day with feels like temperatures in the upper 90s and possibly triple digits.
It was a hot and hazy July day with temperatures climbing into the mid to upper 80s. A few widely scattered thunderstorms are possible this evening, otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy and mild.
Overnight lows will only fall into the low 70s.
Another Knozone Action Day is in place for Sunday. The quality of air is low right now, due to high temperatures and light wind. It’s advised to carpool or combine trips, to walk or bike instead of drive, and to fill your gas tank after 6pm, if possible.
It will be hot and humid Sunday with partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies. A few disturbances will push in on Sunday, keeping the threat of thunderstorms in the forecast. The best chance of scattered thunderstorms looks to be in the afternoon and along and south of I-70. If you are heading to the Brickyard 400, make sure you take the rain gear, just in case. These storms are hard to pinpoint on when and where they will develop.
Afternoon highs will climb into the upper 80s with heat indices in the low to mid 90s.
A few more thunderstorms will be possible Sunday night into Monday morning. Monday will be a mainly dry day, as high pressure builds back into central Indiana. Temperatures will climb back into the upper 80s.
Right now, it looks like a disturbance will bring rain chances in on Wednesday.
For the most part, it will be a hot and dry last week of July.
Cooler air arrives for the beginning of August.
A lot of fun outdoor events are taking place across Indy and central Indiana this weekend. There is a chance of a few thunderstorms today and tomorrow with high heat and high humidity taking over. A Knozone Action Day is in effect this weekend too.
The skies will be hazy this afternoon with dewpoints climbing into the upper 60s. It will more humid today than yesterday with afternoon highs climbing into the upper 80s.
Heat indices will be in the low 90s.
A few isolated thunderstorms will be possible early this evening. Not everyone will see rain and it will stay mild and muggy with a low in the low 70s by Sunday morning.
More heat and more humidity arrives on Sunday. A few more clouds will be in place with a chance of spotty showers and thunderstorms, especially by late afternoon with the heat of the day.
Temperatures will soar into the upper 80s and it will feel like the low to mid 90s.
If you are heading to the Brickyard 400 tomorrow, make sure you have the Skytrak13 weather app with you. We are not expecting severe storms but any thunderstorm will contain dangerous lightning.
A frontal boundary will keep the chance of unsettled weather in the forecast for a few days into the work week. It will remain hot and humid most of the week, with temperatures running above average. Cooler air arrives next weekend.
It will be another hot and humid day with more thunderstorms expected. A cold front will generate thunderstorms this afternoon into the evening.
The thunderstorms will have the potential to be strong to severe, with the main threats being damaging winds.
Heavy rain will be possible too, triggering more flooding. The area from Lafayette, Indianapolis to Seymour has had very heavy rain over the past 7 days.
It won’t be as hot as Saturday but afternoon highs will still climb into the upper 80s with heat indices in the low 90s.
It will be mild overnight with a low in the low 70s.
Another round of thunderstorms will be possible Monday afternoon into the evening.
The Storm Prediction Center has a good portion of central Indiana outlined again for a low risk of severe weather. Once again, it appears that damaging winds will be the biggest threat, along with pockets of heavy rain.
We’ll finally get a break from the stormy and wet pattern by mid week.
More heat and humidity return for next week.
Temperatures climbed into the low 90s this afternoon and with the high humidity, heat indices climbed into the triple digits. A Heat Advisory continues until 8pm this evening.
A Tornado Watch is in effect for north central Indiana, including Monticello, Peru, Marion and Portland, until midnight.
The Storm Prediction Center has areas along and north of I-70 in a low risk of severe weather with Crawfordsville, Tipton, and Marion in a moderate risk of severe weather. Be weather aware this evening.
There could be two rounds of storms into the early morning hours of Sunday. Damaging winds looks to be the main threat from the storms with heavy rainfall possible too.
It will be a warm and muggy overnight with temperatures only falling into the mid 70s.
Most of central Indiana is outlined for a low risk of severe weather for Sunday. Again, damaging winds looks to be the main threat.
The best chance of storms will be late afternoon through the evening.
It will be another hot and steamy day with temperatures climbing into the low 90s. Heat indices will be in the upper 90s.
A few lingering storms are possible on Monday morning.
More seasonal conditions push in for the rest of the work week with more heat and humidity arriving for the weekend.
This is a preliminary report:
The National Weather Service Survey team of Indianapolis confirmed a tornado that revealed EF1 damage with approximately 100 mph winds. It affected a residence south of Newcastle road, between County Road 775 East and County Road 900 East in southeast Tippecanoe county. Numerous trees west of the affected residence had tops sheared off or were downed completely. Also, a garage at the residence was destroyed. It occurred at 4:28pm on Friday, July 17th.
The National Weather Service of Indianapolis has confirmed a second tornado hit another portion of southeastern Tippecanoe county. It hit the Meadow Ridge subdivision, just south of US 52 and 900S. Meteorologist in Charge, Daniel McCarthy, determined that it was an EF1 tornado, packing in winds of 97 mph. It occurred around 4:38 pm yesterday afternoon. Observed damage included a collapsed garage, downed trees, and at least one home with vinyl siding removed.
From the National Weather Service in Indianapolis:
725 PM EDT SAT JUL 18 2015 ...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 07/17/2015 TIPPECANOE COUNTY TORNADOES... .OVERVIEW... A ROTATING THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED TWO TORNADOES ACROSS TIPPECANOE COUNTY DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON OF JULY 17. BOTH TORNADOES OCCURRED SOUTHEAST OF THE LAFAYETTE AREA AND WERE RATED EF-1. TREES WERE DOWNED AND A COUPLE OF GARAGES WERE DESTROYED. .TORNADO 1... RATING: EF-1 ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100 MPH PATH LENGTH: 0.21 MILES PATH WIDTH: 75 YARDS FATALITIES: 0 INJURIES: 0 START DATE: JUL 17 2015 START TIME: 4:33 PM EDT START LOCATION: 10 MILES SOUTHEAST OF LAFAYETTE END DATE: JUL 17 2015 END TIME: 4:33 PM EDT END LOCATION: 10 MILES SOUTHEAST OF LAFAYETTE SURVEY SUMMARY: NWS SURVEY REVEALED EF1 DAMAGE WITH APPROXIMATELY 100 MPH WINDS AFFECTING A RESIDENCE SOUTH OF NEWCASTLE ROAD...BETWEEN COUNTY ROAD 775 EAST AND COUNTY ROAD 900 EAST IN SOUTHEAST TIPPECANOE COUNTY. NUMEROUS TREES WEST OF THE AFFECTED RESIDENCE HAD TOPS SHEARED OFF OR WERE DOWNED COMPLETELY AND A GARAGE AT THE RESIDENCE WAS DESTROYED. .TORNADO 2... RATING: EF-1 ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 97 MPH PATH LENGTH: 0.28 MILES PATH WIDTH: 100 YARDS FATALITIES: 0 INJURIES: 0 START DATE: JUL 17 2015 START TIME: 4:38 PM EDT START LOCATION: 12 MILES SOUTHEAST OF LAFAYETTE END DATE: JUL 17 2015 END TIME: 4:39 PM EDT END LOCATION: 12 MILES SOUTHEAST OF LAFAYETTE SURVEY SUMMARY: NWS SURVEY REVEALED EF1 DAMAGE WITH APPROXIMATELY 97 MPH WINDS IN THE SOUTHEAST PORTION OF TIPPECANOE COUNTY...SOUTH OF THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 52 AND COUNTY ROAD 900 SOUTH. OBSERVED DAMAGE INCLUDED A COLLAPSED GARAGE...DOWNED TREES...AND AT LEAST ONE HOME WITH VINYL SIDING REMOVED. EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES: EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH NOTE: THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS STORM DATA.
The heat is on across central Indiana today. It will likely be the hottest day of the year with a hot and humid air mass in place. Temperatures will soar into the low 90s and with dewpoints in the 70s, it will feel like it’s in the triple digits.
A Heat Advisory is in effect from noon to 8pm today for all of central Indiana.
After the 3” to 5” of rain that fell yesterday, there are still Flood Warnings in effect and a Flash Flood Warning in effect for Parke county until 8:45am today.
Indianapolis received 3.43” of rain yesterday and that puts Indy in the 3rd wettest July on record with 11.61”. The wettest July goes back to 1875 with 13.12” of rain.
The storms yesterday not only brought heavy rain but there were a few funnel clouds reported in Tippecanoe and Shelby counties.
A few isolated thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon into the evening. A few heavy downpours will be possible.
It will be cloudy, muggy, and warm overnight with lows in the mid 70s.
There is a low risk of severe thunderstorms on Sunday. The main threats will be damaging winds and heavy rain.
It will be a hot and sticky day with highs in the low 90s.
Thunderstorms will be likely Sunday evening into early Monday morning.
Temperatures will be more seasonal during the work week with more heat returning next weekend.
Strong to severe thunderstorms continue to develop this morning, packing in heavy rain, lightning and gusty winds. Damaging winds will still be a threat through the overnight hours. The cluster of thunderstorms will continue through dawn.
It has been an incredibly active weather day with heavy rain, gusty winds and even reports of a tornado in Benton county.
Here are radar estimates from the past 24 hours. Boone, Morgan, Brown, and Bartholomew counties received the most rain today.
Due to the heavy rain and saturated grounds, Flash Flood Warnings have been issued. Here are the current warnings.
Another round of scattered thunderstorms will develop early this afternoon, along a cold front. There is a threat of strong to severe thunderstorms on Tuesday, although the threat is not as significant as Monday.
A secondary cold front will arrive on Wednesday morning. This will help usher in cooler, drier air for a couple of days before a chance of rain returns Friday.