Storm chances return on Memorial Day, the timing

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Much of central Indiana enjoyed mostly sunny skies today and temperatures in the mid to upper 70s.  More clouds were present in southwestern Indiana today due to a stationary boundary just south of our state.  But the good news is, there were no rain issues at the Indianapolis 500 and the weather was fantastic to be outside no matter where you were in the state.

TONIGHT:

Tonight will be mostly clear and mild across central Indiana.  Lows in the metro area will fall to 63° but it could be closer to 60° outside the city. Dew points will continue to slowly climb tonight so that will help keep temperatures a little bit warmer overnight.

TOMORROW_PLANNERMEMORIAL DAY:

Memorial Day starts partly cloudy, dry and humid.  Temperatures will climb quickly and you can expect it to be a hot and humid day. Spotty showers and thunderstorms will be possible through Monday afternoon and early evening in our area with no real organization. A stationary boundary is just off to our southwest again on Monday and this will help spotty showers and storms move through our area.  But this won’t be a wash out, so just keep an eye on the radar.  These spotty showers and storms will fade after sunset as they lose the heat of the day. And some good news, severe weather is not expected.  Finally, the UV index is at 8 on Monday which is considered very high and you could start to burn within 15 minutes if you don’t use sunscreen.

 

Jen_Special1EXTENDED FORECAST:

Scattered storm chances continue again on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as we sit in a warm and humid airmass for much of the week.  Temperatures will range from the mid to low 80s on all of these days with dew points in the mid 60s so that means we are in “muggy” territory.  Rain finally starts to shift a bit more to the south on Friday an that’s also when dew points start to drop a little bit as well.