Storms diminish, drying out rest of work week

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SEVERE THREAT DIMINISHES

Dry time developed Wednesday – with the air mass trying to recover after early AM rain and storms.  A “Cap” – the inhibitor to storm development dissipated by noon so storms were free to build,  however the most unstable air remained in far southern Indiana – best support for severe storms to develop.  SPC (the Storm Prediction Center) issued several tornado watches including southern Indiana.  And right on schedule the storms began building around 4 PM.

HRRR 5PM Weds

Forecast radar 5 PM Wednesday

Watch_Box

Tornado Watch issued for southern Indiana until 9 PM Wednesday

The severe storms bypass central Indiana but still a chance of a few storms early this afternoon and evening.  Tornado watches hoisted in southern Indiana and for much of eastern KY, southern OH.  A line of heavier storms is likely to become severe near the Ohio river and northern Kentucky later this evening.

Severe Watch with Radar

Radar and tornado watches at 4:30 PM Wednesday

BIG RAINFALL

Over 2” of rain has fallen in the city over the past 3 days – that’s nearly 60% (more than half) the normal rainfall for an entire June.  Dry time is coming but the rain was welcome.  There was very little rainfall here in central Indiana from May 22nd through the second of June.

Dry time expected Thursday through Saturday afternoon.  The next threat for rain and storms is expected Saturday late afternoon and evening.

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Wednesday rainfall through 4:30 PM

 

Saturday8 PM weather map

Euro model forecast weather map Saturday 8 PM

 

COOLING DOWN

Low temperatures tonight will dip into the upper 40s and lower 50s over parts of northern Indiana.  The early season warmth and high humidity pulls back with the passage of a cold front here Wednesday evening.

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Low temperature early Thursday morning