Showers continue to focus on the central part of the state at this hour, with embedded heavier downpours. Though daytime heating will be modest today (highs in the mid-70s) it will be enough to destabilize the atmosphere to allow thunder and lightning.
Rainfall has been impressive with some spots seeing an inch or more since midnight. Area creeks and rivers will remain high, if not over their banks. Currently Indianapolis sits at 3.50″ for the month which is just an inch under the monthly average for June. This marks the 15th wettest start to June on record according to the National Weather Service.
Thankfully the upper disturbance causing the soggy weather will gradually break down overnight and depart to the east. This will allow rain to diminish and pave the way for a brighter and much warmer Thursday.
Highs tomorrow will shoot back into the lower to mid 80s under a mostly sunny sky. We’ll be monitoring an approaching cold front Thursday evening that may drag in a line of showers and thunder after dark tomorrow.
It remains unclear if the line will hold after sunset, but showers are fair game tomorrow night and very early Friday. The passage of this front ushers in some very pleasant air for Friday and Saturday.
Highs Friday drop into the mid-70s despite a bright sky. Saturday begins comfortable in the mid-50s and highs will near 80 in the afternoon.
Temperatures soar Father’s Day under a mostly sunny sky and expect summer-like highs in the mid to upper 80s. Have a great day and check the radar before heading out – Sean Ash