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Storms Tonight, Cool and Windy Tomorrow

By · October 17, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Another round of storms is moving into Indiana and it’s moving in ahead of schedule. It now looks likely that the storms ahead of a strong cold front will move through Central Indiana between 10 and midnight as this line is moving east around 40 to 50 mph. While severe weather is not expected, there will be widespread heavy rain, thunder, lightning and gusty winds.

Rain from our afternoon to early evening storms brought up to 1/2″ in some towns and up to 1/3″ in Marion County, along with vivid lightning. The next round could bring an additional 1/2″ to 3/4″ of rain.

The storms will be long-gone by morning, but behind the front, we’ll see much cooler air filter in. Highs may only manage low 60s Thursday with a mix of sun and clouds, but as a cool pool of air drops in late Thursday through Friday, we may struggle in the upper 40s to around 50 to end the week. We rebound nicely as the weekend progresses though.

Friday, be prepared for a chilly, raw, and rainy day. Light rain and drizzle along with overcast skies may make for another dreary night of Operation Football, but we won’t have storms to contend with. Rain totals could range from 1/10″ to 1/4″ on Friday.

After a dry and progressively warmer weekend, we’ll see highs soar into the 70s next week. There’s a chance of rain Tuesday (mainly to our north), but the big story by then will be the warmth. By the way, we hit 70 today.

Finally, our Hoosier Pic of the Day – a beautiful rainbow that developed after our early evening storms. Thanks to Mary Armstrong-Smith for the shot! Share your pic here:  https://www.facebook.com/ChikageWindlerFanPage or here: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13?ref=ts&fref=ts

Take Care!
-Chikage

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