INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 16, 2016)--Good Wednesday afternoon! It was a stormy night across the Midwest Tuesday night as nine tornadoes were reported from Iowa to Illinois. Here's a look at the storm reports from the Storm Prediction Center.
Half-inch hail was reported in West Lafayette from thunderstorms as they moved through Indiana Tuesday night. A couple of other thunderstorms moved through central Indiana producing small hail. Luckily, we had no severe weather like out west.
Today was nice but windy. A Wind Advisory continues through 8 p.m. tonight. Winds will gust to 40 mph in Indy through this evening.
The sky will be mostly clear through the overnight but hi-resolution models have a slight chance of rain from around midnight to 2 a.m. Temperatures will drop to the low 40s with winds gusting to 25 mph overnight.
Thursday, St. Patrick's Day, will be rather nice but also windy. We'll have sunshine through a good part of the day. Winds will gust to 35 mph out of the west, southwest. Highs will be in the upper 50s and near 60 degrees.
Friday will bring more cloud cover and a chance of a snowflake up north or a sprinkle in Indy. Morning lows will be in the mid-30s with highs near 50 degrees.
The weekend will also bring colder weather. Expect morning lows at or below freezing with a chance of a rain/snow mix. A chance of rain will be in the forecast in the afternoons as temperatures rise to the low to mid-40s. The spring equinox is Sunday, March 20 at 12:30 a.m. EDT. Here are your spring last freeze facts for Indianapolis.
Signs of a warmer weather pattern are in the extended with highs near 70 degrees next Wednesday. --Danielle Dozier