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Sunny To Severe Storms Next 36 Hours

By · June 11, 2013 at 11:49 am

Temperatures are making a quick jump into the 80s today with a good dose of June sunshine.  Highs will be in the mid 80s this afternoon and mark the beginning of a two day warm spell.

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Most of the area remains dry this evening and tonight.  However, isolated strong/severe storms are possible with large hail being the main storm threat tonight into early Wednesday morning.

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Air conditioners work overtime tonight with muggy lows mainly in the lows.  We’re still on target for our warmest temps in nearly 10 months Wednesday.  Highs soar into the 90s for the first time this season, and since late last August.

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Despite not being in an “official” risk area by the Storm Prediction Center… I still think a severe hail threat is warranted overnight.

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But as advertised for several days now, our best chance of seeing strong/severe storms is Wednesday evening into the predawn hours of Thursday.

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As of now we’re targeting the hours between 8pm Wednesday and 5am Thursday for a severe storm complex(es).  Though strong/severe storms are certainly possible outside of that window.  All modes of severe weather are possible Wednesday night… but high heat/moisture, extreme instability, and a strengthening low-level wind field provides higher than normal confidence on the evolution of a widespread wind damaging wind/flooding rain event…especially for the northern 1/3 of Indiana.  Be weather aware tomorrow night and check back for updates.

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The bumpy ride tomorrow night will be followed by some very pleasant June weather Thursday afternoon into Saturday morning.

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Friday is my pick-of-the-week with morning temps in the 50s and sunshine/mid 70s during the afternoon.  Father’s Day is beginning to look soggy across the Ohio Valley, with periods of rain/storms possible.  Thanks for checking out the blog and have a great afternoon – Sean Ash

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