Warm weather continues before strong storms arrive

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Central Indiana made it into the upper 60s to start the workweek. This now marks the 3rd day in a row that we’ve been around 10°F above normal.   But there was also a noticeable rise in dew point temperatures today.  Dew points are now into the mid 50s and you can feel the difference compared to the “dry” air from the weekend.

We will continue to see the chance for some isolated showers and storms this evening and overnight.  But this is only a 20% chance so most of us will stay dry for the night.  Temperatures will also remain warm in the mid to upper 50s. 

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The chance for isolated storms continues Tuesday morning through 10 AM north of I-70.  For those of you south of this boundary, the day will start cloudy, warm and breezy.  But after 10 AM, the chance for rain drops off for the rest of the day.  Skies become partly cloudy and temperatures should climb into the mid 70s.

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We will once again see a chance for scattered showers and storms on Wednesday as a strong area of low pressure continues to form out to the best.  But again, it’s not a guaranteed chance for precipitation.  The guarantee comes in Wednesday night into Thursday morning.  This next low pressure system will tap into a very moist atmosphere and bring in heavy rainfall to Central Indiana.  Here’s a look at the rainfall totals by Thursday morning.  Bulk of our area will get around 1″ of rain or higher over the next few days.

 

This same line of heavy rainfall will also bring in the chance for severe weather from Wednesday night into Thursday morning.  The Storm Prediction Center has included Central Indiana in the “slight risk” zone.  These storms could produce damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes.

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