Temps will only climb a few more degrees above where we are right now, with a mix of sun and clouds. Any sprinkles should be kept to a minimum!
A low deck of clouds persists across parts of central Indiana. Up to the north in Michigan, a disturbance is producing light showers. Those fall apart a bit as they try to enter northern Indiana. There may be a stray shower or two, mainly north of Indianapolis, but most places should be dry.
TODAY: Northerly winds will usher in colder air into central Indiana today. After reaching the mid to upper 60s Monday, we will only see the mid 50s today.
THIS EVENING: It will be considerably colder this evening. Temps will start in the 50s, then drop into the 40s.
OVERNIGHT…PATCHY FROST? Temps will drop into the mid to the upper 30s. There may be enough of a breeze to keep widespread frost away, but there could be some patchy frost.
8-DAY FORECAST: A slow warming trend will kick in for the rest of the week through the weekend. Highs could get into the 70s for Saturday and Sunday with plenty of sunshine!
There has been a rumble of thunder or 2 across central Indiana, but other places have been dry. Rain chances will go down as the afternoon wears on and the disturbance that is producing these lines of rain and thunder will move out.
TODAY: A weak disturbance will slide through the state today. As it does so, some spotty light showers will pop-up from time to time. Those rain chances will settle down later and we could see some sunshine by late afternoon. Highs will reach the the low to mid 60s depending on location.
THIS EVENING: Temps will stay in the 50s for most of the evening, and right now, it looks like a very dry evening is in store.
OVERNIGHT: Lows will drop into the mid 40s with scattered clouds around.
8-DAY FORECAST: Quiet weather will rule the rest of the 8-day forecast! After a chilly day Tuesday, temperatures will go up through the week into the weekend. Highs will reach the mid to upper 60s by the weekend!
Here is a rundown of what we are tracking today and tonight .
OVERVIEW: A strong storm system is entering the state today and tonight. There could be a couple of rounds of strong storms. This system will feature a lot of spin in the atmosphere, but not too much energy for the storms. This would lend it self to be more of a wind event. When you have a lot of spin in the atmosphere, it does not take much energy to produce a quick spin-up. Most of these storms will not be the powerful classic storms that you are accustomed to seeing, but they will be fast moving with quite a bit of wind, even in areas that do not have severe storms, wind will be around 15-25 mph with gusts over 40 mph.
THREATS: The biggest threats look to be Damaging Wind, followed by a lower threat of an isolated Tornado. In addition, there could be some heavy rain that could to lead to isolated areas of flooding. There could be some power outages as well.
TIMING: There could be a couple of times where we have the threat of severe weather. The first chances of severe weather could pop up in the afternoon and last through early evening. The second wave could move in overnight. The threat for severe weather should wind down during the day Tuesday.
STAY INFORMED! Make sure before you go to bed tonight that you have a way to receive and warnings that may be issued during the overnight hours. Stay with Forecast 8 on-air and on-line as we track storm developments during the day.
TODAY: Clouds will build and we could see spotty showers this afternoon. Spotty shower chances will increase through late afternoon and the evening. In spite of slowly increasing clouds, temperatures should reach the low to mid 60s this afternoon.
THIS EVENING: Spotty showers will be around this evening, however, temps will stay in the 60s.
MONDAY SEVERE WEATHER THREAT LATEST: A strong storm system will move into the region Monday and Monday Night. Storms will be scattered Monday afternoon, then by Monday evening, the stronger storms could arrive. Damaging Wind is the biggest threat, but there is an outside chance of a few tornadoes, and possibly some localized flooding. Attached is a sample of what some computer models are spitting out for rainfall here in Indianapolis. These are just models, and the actual amount can change as the system gets closer. More updates later today.
TODAY: That will be the pattern today. Warmer air will surge in from the south today. We will see increasing clouds, and some spotty showers come along with that. I would not cancel plans today, but keep the umbrella with you. In spite of the clouds and spotty showers, we will see temps climb into the mid 60s.
THIS EVENING: There will be additional spotty showers this evening with temps staying in the 60s.
OVERNIGHT / MONDAY MORNING COMMUTE / BUS STOP: More moisture will move in overnight, so we will see scattered showers and maybe even a rumble of thunder from time to time. Temps will only fall into the upper 50s, so it will be warmer for the bus stop, but you and the kids should pack the rain coat or umbrella.
SEVERE WEATHER MONDAY? Most of the area is under a slight risk of severe thunderstorms Monday, but there are some changes. Latest indications are that the core of the next storm system is slowing down a bit, so the threat of severe weather may not peak until late Monday into early Tuesday. This will allow for temps to soar into the mid 70s with scattered thunderstorms possible during the day. We will keep on top of developments all day.
8-DAY FORECAST: Rain and storms will linger Tuesday. Cooler air will arrive with some lingering rain chances. Drier weather will return for the last half of next week into next weekend.