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It was a rough morning and afternoon for some in the viewing area. After a heavy storm cluster this morning, storms this afternoon were isolated but unfortunately severe for some.
Large hail and wind reports were concentrated in Union, Wayne and Randolph counties.
Viewer photos submitted on the WTHR Facebook and page and Twitter show half-dollar to golf ball size hail and wind damage to a farm in Wayne County. Severe weather is over but isolated showers or some thunder remains possible until sunset.
A refreshing northwest wind delivers a pleasant breeze this evening and is pushing storms out of the state.
This sets the stage for a relatively nice night with lows in the 50s and 60s. Clear and cool for the bus stop Tuesday morning. Sunshine quickly warms temperatures to near 80 by midday and into the mid-80s during the afternoon. Humidity remains tolerable tomorrow but increases heading into Thursday.
There’s a chance of a few showers or storms Wednesday afternoon but we’re targeting Thursday for a bigger system and higher probability of rain and storms. But it should be noted there is not a lot of model certainty on timing, track and rain amounts yet. We’ll fine tune in the days ahead as the could have a big impact on opening day of the Indiana State Fair.
In the wake of this system another round of comfortable air arrives just in the time for the weekend. At this point we’re forecasting upper 70s for highs Saturday and Sunday – Sean Ash
After showers and storms rolled through Central Indiana overnight into this morning, the rest of our Monday will be mainly dry as highs reach the mid 80s.
This is a look at rain totals from our WeatherBug Network of reporting stations. The heaviest rain fell north of I-74.
The radar estimated rain totals show that anywhere from 1/2″ to more than an inch of rain fell across Central Indiana.
This afternoon there is an isolated chance for a shower or storm, but it looks like most areas should remain dry.
Tomorrow will be beautiful with highs in the low 80s, with rain chances returning Wednesday – Friday. As of right now, the weekend looks mainly dry.
We’re off to a stormy start north of I-70. Heavy rain, frequent lightning, gusty wind and small hail are possible in these storms as they track to the east/southeast. As of now, they look to exit most of central Indiana by the morning rush hour, we’re keeping a close eye on the radar throughout the morning for you.
This afternoon we’ll eventually top out in the mid 80s. We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds this afternoon with a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm.
Some storms may be strong to severe in southeastern Indiana this afternoon.
Tonight temps fall into the mid 60s with mostly clear skies. That will make for a wonderful start on Tuesday morning with highs in the low 80s and partly cloudy skies.
Wednesday our chance for showers and thunderstorms returns. That chance will remain through Friday, although we are not looking for a washout. As of right now the weekend looks fantastic… dry with highs in the 70s!
It was a hot summer day with temperatures climbing into the mid to upper 80s. Heat indices made it feel like it was in the low 90s. Most of the evening will be quiet and warm with temperatures only falling into the mid 70s by 10pm.
We are tracking a line of thunderstorms that will move in late tonight, mainly after midnight. A cold front is tracking southeast across the Great Lakes area now and it has had the history of large hail and damaging winds. Here are some storm reports from the Chicago area.
The Storm Prediction Center has northern Indiana, including Lafayette, Kokomo, Marion and points to the north, in a low risk area. Damaging winds and large hail will be the main threats.
The line will push into north central Indiana by 1am and will move southeast into the Indianapolis area around 2am to 3am, if it holds together. There is a lot of dry air to overcome so it may be tough for storms to develop. Storms will exit to southeast Indiana by 7am.
A gradual clearing will arrive by late Monday morning. It will be mostly sunny with highs in the mid 80s. A secondary front will push in Monday afternoon, bringing a slight chance of a few isolated showers in east central Indiana.
Tuesday will be cooler and less humid with highs in the low 80s.
Wednesday looks to be stormy with rain chances continuing through Friday.
Cooler conditions stick around through the weekend.
A warm summer day is in store with temperatures climbing into the mid 80s.
There will be a few more clouds today and it will be breezy at times with winds out of the southwest, gusting up to 20 mph. It will be more humid today too, with heat indices in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees.
A cold front will arrive late tonight and that will trigger some thunderstorms. The Storm Prediction Center has portions of north central Indiana, including Lafayette, Kokomo, Peru, and Marion, outlined for a low risk of severe storms this evening through Monday morning.
The main threats for these storms will be damaging winds and large hail. Storms will become likely after midnight in north central Indiana, arriving in the Indianapolis area after 2am and will move through south central Indiana around 4am. Most of the storms will be out of the area by 7am.
A gradual clearing will move in by late Monday morning. There is a chance of a few more spotty showers or storms Monday afternoon as a secondary front arrives. The best chance of rain looks to be in east central Indiana.
Afternoon highs will climb into the mid 80s.
Tuesday should be a mainly dry day with rain chances returning by evening.
Wednesday looks to be a stormy day with cooler air pushing in for the rest of the work week.
It was a gorgeous start to August with temperatures tracking near normal. Afternoon highs climbed into the low 80s.
A stray shower is possible tonight, but look for a mainly dry evening.
It will be pleasant with temperatures falling into the mid 60s by morning.
Sunday will bring a bit more heat and humidity to the area. Models have been trending a bit drier for Sunday afternoon.
There is a chance of an isolated thunderstorm with highs in the mid 80s. Heat indices will be in the upper 80s.
Late Sunday night, a weak cold front will arrive. The Storm Prediction Center has northern Indiana outlined for a low risk of severe weather.
A few stronger storms could push into central Indiana late Sunday night through mid morning Monday.
The jet stream will keep a northwesterly flow over Indiana this week. This will allow several disturbances to push in. Right now, Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening look dry, but Wednesday looks stormy.
Cooler, less humid conditions arrive by the end of the work week.
It will be a great start to August today with lots of blue skies. Humidity remains in check today with a northwesterly flow at the surface. A few isolated showers or thunderstorms will be possible today but most areas will remain dry. Afternoon highs will climb into the mid 80s.
There is still the possibility of stray shower this evening. Otherwise, it will be partly cloudy and mild for any of your outdoor plans. Temperatures will fall into the mid 60s by Sunday morning.
It will be partly sunny and a bit more humid on Sunday. The winds will start to turn out of the southwest with highs in the mid 80s.
There is a better chance of showers and thunderstorms, especially by late afternoon into the evening as a warm front arrives.
An active pattern will take over the work week as upper flow allows several systems to move over central Indiana. There is a chance of a few scattered thunderstorms on Monday with highs in the mid 80s.
Wednesday looks like it will be the stormiest day of the week, as an area of low pressure marches across central Indiana.
Cooler and less humid air pushes in by the end of the work week.
It was a sunny and Friday across central Indiana. A few storms have developed across the northern part of the state, along a front that is forecast to move south. Most of the area will be dry, but we have to include a stray storm in the forecast through Friday evening.
Temperatures overnight will be in the lower and middle 60s, with clear skies. Saturday looks very similar to today. Skies will be sunny, with highs in the middle 80s.
There is again a chance for a late day storm or 2. Scattered storms are in the forecast for Sunday. This will be the better chance for rain, but we are still not forecasting a washout. There will be more dry weather than wet weather this weekend. Highs on Sunday will be in the middle 80s. Here is the latest timeline for those storm chances with FutureTrak13.
The weather pattern turns more active and stormy next week. Scattered storms are in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday, with highs in the middle 80s. Wednesday looks stormy too.