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Tracking scattered showers, thunderstorms Monday

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WHAT TO EXPECT TODAY

Rain, with a couple of isolated storms, will continue Monday across central Indiana.  Some areas could see heavy downpours and strong gusts of winds as the lightning producing storms develop.

Scattered showers and storms are possible before 7 p.m., and areas with the strongest chances for storms are along and south of I-70.

Severe thunderstorms are not expected, but Monday’s storms could bring heavy rainfall, lightning and gusty winds.

Chances of storms are expected to diminish by early evening.

LOOKING FORWARD

This week’s forecast overall will see a return of a more summer-like pattern, even with today’s weak front and another cool front expected to track through within next 36 hours.

The local National Weather Service is also now warning residents across the state that the heat index may hit the mid to possibly upper 90s.  While this is not generally considered in the red zone for danger,  precautions should be taken.  One of the best precautions one can take is to prepare for the prolonged heat by taking it easy right now before it warms up.  Heat illness is compounded by the time your body has been stressed.  It isn’t one day of hot weather, but several days with little relief, that plays a central role in sensitive bodies shutting down.

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Scattered rain off and on today