We’ve enjoyed a nice almost spring-like day with just a few spotty showers to our south. Mostly cloudy skies will stick around this evening but overnight we could see an isolated shower or storm. The best chance for rain and storms comes into central Indiana Thursday afternoon. As we get closer to the weekend we’ll see a bit more of a break as rain chances remain mostly to our south.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, passing shower or storm possible. Lows in the upper 50s and lower 60s.
Thursday: A mix of clouds and sun with scattered afternoon rain and storms. Highs in the upper 70s.
Weekend: A stray shower is possible (south). Partly cloudy and warmer.
It’s been a quiet first day of July for central Indiana. Temperatures have remained well below average only rising into the 70s under a mix of clouds and sun. Heavy rain and storms have been moving through the mid Mississippi Valley and across Kentucky. Parts of southwestern Indiana have seen rain but the majority of central Indiana will remain clear and free of rain. There’s a chance of an isolated shower through this evening. Scattered rain and storms can be expected Thursday, as an area of low pressure triggers storms along a front to our south.
It is turning out to be a nice day across central Indiana with some sunshine and pleasant temperatures. Highs will be near 80 this afternoon. Showers and storms in Missouri are heading to the southeast and may clip southern Indiana with a few spotty afternoon storms.
We are getting off to a nice start this morning. Watch out for some patchy fog mainly over southern Indiana. Skies will be partly sunny with a chance for a few spotty afternoon thunderstorms across the southern half of the state. Highs will be near 80 degrees.
Moisture will creep a bit farther north on Thursday and Friday bringing rain chances back to central Indiana. Highs will continue to be below the normal high of 85 degrees.
The holiday weekend will find the chance for isolated storms on Saturday and Sunday. It will be a bit warmer with highs in the 80s.
Tonight: Pop-up thunderstorms are possible this evening. The greatest chance for severe weather will likely remain isolated south of I-70. By the overnight hours, the chance of storms will likely move out of Indiana, leaving us with partly cloudy skies and lows near 60.
Wednesday:Partly cloudy skies will be the story for Wednesday; but afternoon showers are possible. The showers likely won’t become an issue until the late afternoon hours and they’ll stay mainly to the south. Any severe weather will likely stay to the southwest, out of the viewing area. Highs will reach the upper 70s.
We could start Thursday morning off with some scattered showers, that will likely move out for the afternoon hours. We’ll see highs in the mid-upper 70s.
For the end of the week, temps will climb ever so slightly into the upper 70s, still remaining below average into the weekend. We’re keeping rain and storm chances in the forecast for the holiday weekend; but we’ll continue keeping you updated as the weekend approaches.
The Climate Prediction Center has released the updated July outlook for temperatures and precipitation. The forecast calls for temperatures below average for much of the Midwest, including Indiana, and above average rainfall. This is due to what looks to be a wet start to the month, before the pattern levels off, diminishing our rain chances sometime in the middle of the month.
Average highs for the month of July are in the mid 80′s. Average precipitation for the month is 4.55″ – statistically the 2nd wettest month of the year in Indianapolis.
So far this afternoon we’ve seen a few storms popping up in southern Indiana; so don’t rule out scattered thunderstorms the rest of this afternoon. High temperatures will reach the upper 70s and some areas will reach 80.
If severe weather should occur, we’ll continue to keep you updated on air and online. The chance for showers and thunderstorms should move out of central Indiana by the late evening and overnight hours tonight.
Strong storms have been firing in extreme southeastern Indiana over the last few hours. Pea size hail has been reported in areas associated with these storms, along with heavy rain and frequent lightning.
A Severe T-Storm Watch is in effect for extreme southeastern Indiana until 8pm.
The southern half of the state is a slight risk for severe storms this afternoon. Main threats are damaging winds and large hail – along with heavy rain and frequent lightning.
Sunshine is building across most of central Indiana, with temperatures ranging in the upper 60′s and lower 70′s.
Isolated storms are still expected to dot central Indiana later this afternoon into the mid evening hours. While widespread coverage of storms is not expected, several areas will possibly see heavy rain at times with any storm that develops.
Slight risk for severe storms for the southern half of the state. Main concerns are damaging winds and large hail. Flooding will remain an issue with an overly saturated ground.
The last day of June will find additional scattered thunderstorms. There is a slight risk for severe storms with the main threat being hail and gusty winds. Highs this afternoon will be in the upper 70s.
A cold front will sag south taking scattered storms with it. This may allow portions of central and northern Indiana to see some welcome sunshine and dry conditions for a couple of days.
The extended forecast keeps temperatures below normal as we head into the holiday weekend. Scattered storms will return by Friday and the weekend.