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Isolated Showers Now With Severe Storm Potential Tonight

By · June 18, 2014 at 1:38 pm
Isolated showers have developed over central Indiana, but many places stay just hot and dry during early afternoon.
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All eyes are on a complex of storms over northern Illinois that is showing a tendency to strengthen during daytime heating.  These storms may impact cities like Lafayette, Monticello, Peru and Marion later this afternoon if the storms can overcome limited lift.
UPDATE: Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for the northeast corner of Indiana… including the cities of Peru, Wabash and Huntington.
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Better odds for most of us arriving tonight and in the predawn hours of Thursday.  Much of the region is under a Slight Risk for severe weather and damaging wind will be the main severe threat…though lightning and downpours will accompany any storm.
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Multiple rounds of storms are anticipated tonight and early Thursday.  Thunder and lightning may keep many of you up tonight and we’ll be updating on air and on line.
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Rainfall will be feast or famine…with areas in the storm’s path receiving 1 to 2 inches and perhaps locally higher amounts.  But it should be noted some areas farther south and southwest may not see a drop of rain the next 24 hours.
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After a cloudy, damp start for some Thursday morning, we expect clouds to thin for midday sunshine.  This will allow temperatures to warm quickly and help scattered showers and storms to redevelop during the afternoon and evening with a 50% chance of getting wet tomorrow.
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In the Skytrak13 7 day forecast we’ve made some adjustments to the weekend outlook as the latest computer model guidance suggests there’s higher chance of dry weather than rain.  Stay weather aware today and we encourage you to download the Skytrak13 Weather app to stay updated.  Have a great day – Sean Ash

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