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The weekend ended on a dry not after a hot and humid day across Central Indiana.  Temperatures topped out at 83°F in Indianapolis, putting us nearly 10°F above normal for this time of year.

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Temperatures fall into the upper 60s tonight for another warm and muggy night in Central Indiana.  Higher dew points and a few clouds will help keep temperatures very mild for the night.

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For the most part, Monday should be quiet across Central Indiana.  The main low pressure system will still be out in the Great Plains producing more rounds of showers and thunderstorms.  But it’s in our northwestern locations that we’ll have to be on the lookout for some isolated storms.  As of tonight, the support doesn’t look that great, but don’t rule it out.

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The Storm Prediction Center actually includes the extreme northwest portion of the state in the “slight risk” of severe weather category for Monday.  This risk zone shifts more into our area for Tuesday when widely scattered showers and thunderstorms return to the forecast. Hail and damaging winds will be our main concern that evening and into Wednesday.

 

This system finally exits the area on Thursday and cooler air moves back in to Central Indiana.  Temperatures will be in the upper 60s and low 70s from Thursday through the weekend.  Rainfall is starting to show up late in the weekend and just in time for the Indianapolis 500. But as we all know, the models aren’t too reliable that far out, so we’ll continue to monitor the shower and thunderstorm chance for the coming holiday/race weekend.