Tracking thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –Good Wednesday! We’re tracking thunderstorms on the radar this afternoon. They’re out across western Indiana at the 2 p.m. hour and are scheduled to be in central Indiana during the afternoon commute.

Plan on a risk of severe weather as the storms move through. Damaging winds and heavy rainfall are the main threats. Small hail or a tornado cannot be ruled out. The Storm Prediction Center has Indianapolis and the southern half of Indiana in a slight risk for severe weather today.

Day 1 SPC Outlook

HRRR Reflectivity

HRRR Reflectivity

While the majority of central Indiana will remain dry overnight, there’s a chance of storms across northern sections of the state through Thursday morning. As a cold front moves south through Indiana on Thursday, the storm threat will increase. The best chance of storms in Indy will be in the late afternoon and evening hours. Some of the storms could be severe with damaging winds and hail on Thursday, especially near and north of Indianapolis.

RPM 4 km Precip Type

It will be hotter and humid on Thursday with highs in the upper 80s and dew points in the low to-mid 70s. We’ll dry things out for Friday and Saturday before additional rain and storm chances arrive on Sunday. It will also turn hotter again next week. –Danielle Dozier

PM 7-Day Forecast