If you’ve walked outside today, you know it’s here: the WARMTH. We were already up to 72 degrees at lunchtime! Highs will continue to soar into the upper 70s to 80 degrees this afternoon. The average high is 68 for April 30th.
Along with the warmth and higher humidity, we’ll be increasing the storm chances across Central Indiana late afternoon through early evening with a slight risk of severe storms. The greatest risks: Hail and High Winds.
What’s ahead? More unseasonably warm temperatures and more storm chances. Wednesday and Thursday look like the driest and hottest days of the week. We could approach record highs! The record for Wednesday is 87 (1959). The record for Thursday is 86 (1959). And while I had expected to finally eek out an entirely dry day on Sunday, it now appears we have to throw in an isolated storm chance. That’s the way the cookie crumbles.
Finally, today’s Hoosier Pic at noon. Great shot of an Eastern Bluebird at Brown County State Park yesterday. Thanks to bird watcher Margo Hart for the great shot! If you’d like to submit your pic, post it on WTHR’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13, upload to our photo gallery on wthr.com http://iwitness.wthr.com/, or email it to email@example.com.