Our entire viewing area is in a slight risk for severe thunderstorms today. Hazards include damaging winds, heavy rain, flooding in some areas, lightning, large hail, and isolated tornadoes. Brickyard 400 may be interrupted here and there as thunderstorms pop up throughout the day. VIPIR radar is showing our viewing area to be mostly clear at the moment except a few light showers north of Muncie Indiana. High temps are in the mid 80s. We'll keep you updated here at WISH. TORNADO WATCH 447 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM EDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS INDIANA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE DEARBORN FAYETTE FRANKLIN OHIO RIPLEY SWITZERLAND UNION WAYNE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 446 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM EDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS NDIANA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ADAMS ALLEN BLACKFORD CASS DE KALB ELKHART FULTON GRANT HUNTINGTON JAY KOSCIUSKO LAGRANGE LA PORTE MARSHALL MIAMI NOBLE PULASKI ST. JOSEPH STARKE STEUBEN WABASH WELLS WHITE WHITLEY ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING... THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR * PORTIONS OF INDIANA AND NORTHERN KENTUCKY...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN INDIANA...DEARBORN...FAYETTE IN... FRANKLIN IN. ...FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHERN BARTHOLOMEW... NORTHEASTERN JACKSON AND JENNINGS COUNTIES UNTIL 330 PM EDT... AT 1215 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. DOPPLER RADAR ESTIMATES THAT UP TO THREE INCHES OF RAINFALL HAS FALLEN THIS MORNING ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. THIS IS IN ADDITION TO ANY RAINFALL THAT WAS RECEIVED WITH STORMS LAST NIGHT. RAINFALL HAS CURRENTLY ENDED ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. HOWEVER...ADDITIONAL STORMS ARE POSSIBLE LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING TO OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...SEYMOUR... BROWNSTOWN...NORTH VERNON AND VERNON. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY. There is a tornado watch in effect for central Kentucky, east Tennessee, and southwest Virginia until 8 pm. These areas are in a slight risk for severe weather today also- just to give a perspective.
If you live or have travel plans in southern Indiana, watch for flooding. Here is an image of rainfall estimates in Jackson and Jennings Counties.
Flood Advisories and Warnings are in effect until mid-afternoon.
The Colts will have to dodge hit and miss thunderstorms during the day today. Highs will reach the low to mid 80s. Check radar before heading up to Anderson to see where storms are
WHAT’S NEW: The Storm Prediction Center has expanded the Slight Risk of severe storms to include all of the viewing area.
RISKS FOR TODAY: Damaging Wind, Large Hail are the biggest threats in addition to Flash Flooding. There is a low risk of Tornadoes.
We could see these pop-up anywhere at anytime, but the highest potential for these looks to be in the late afternoon and evening hours.
TODAY: We have more unsettled weather for central Indiana today. Chances of rain and thunderstorms can pop-up anywhere and anytime. Some storms may contain damaging wind and large hail. Highs will reach the mid 80s. The race may have some interruptions from time to time depending on where thunderstorms set up.
THIS EVENING: Scattered thunderstorms should wind down by the evening.
MONDAY: Cooler air will return, but we could see isolated showers and thunderstorms. Highs will only reach the mid 70s.
8-DAY FORECAST: Temps will stay fairly cool for most of the week. Tuesday looks dry, but Wednesday through next weekend looks unsettled with some chances
No watches or warnings with these right now, and these are moving in from Champaign, Illinois. There is another cluster of storms approaching Bedford. There are no warnings at this time with those storms as well. We will track these and see if any storms could impact the Brickyard on Daybreak at 6am.
The severe t-storm watch has been dropped for central Indiana. Steady rain continues to fall in eastern and southern parts of the state. The severe weather risk is over for tonight. Additional storms may pop up overnight and that could bring us more rain and lightning. A flash flood watch continues until 8am for a few southern counties.
The Brickyard 400 will be partly cloudy and breezy. In the late afternoon we could have pop up showers and storms. Some storms could turn severe in eastern Indiana. Damaging wind and hail, along with lightning and heavy rain are the threats.
Much of the day will be dry with partly cloudy skies in Anderson for Armed Forces Day at Colts Camp. After noon we have a chance for pop up showers and storms. Some of the storms could turn severe late in the afternoon. Damaging wind, small hail, lightning and heavy rain are all threats.
Right now: Central Indiana has a cluster of thunderstorms that continue to push eastward. By midnight, the storms and most of the showers will be out of here. Until then, expect an isolated severe storm, heavy rain, damaging wind, lightning, and small hail. We have a t-storm watch until 2am for some counties still. The western counties have been dropped. We have a flash flood watch until 8am Sunday.
Tonight: Temps have cooled into the 70s for most. Overnight low in Indy will be in the lower 70s. An isolated storm or shower is possible overnight.
Brickyard 400: The early half of the day is dry. After noon we could see pop up storms and showers. There should be enough dry opportunities to get the race in. Keep an eye on radar because any storm that pops could turn severe.
Here is Forecast 8 Futurecast for close to the start of the race and another image for late in the afternoon.
Extended forecast: Cooler temperatures take over again for Monday after isolated showers with highs in the lower 70s. Temps stay in the 70s for much of next week.
Thunderstorms continue to move quickly to the east between 45 and 55mph. They carry tons of lightning, heavy rain, gusty wind and small hail. We don’t have any storm warnings at this time. A t-storm watch continues for most of central Indiana until 2am.
The lightning is till surrounding Indianapolis. The steady rain continues for at least the next couple of hours downtown and in Speedway.
A line of storms is bowing in southwestern Indiana, which means we could have a few strong wind gusts. We see tons of lightning and heavy rain with these storms on radar.