Showers Overnight, monitoring Spring storm later this week

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A slow-moving cold front will slip into central Indiana around daybreak Tuesday.  This front will increase the chance for rain showers during the overnight hours.  Most of the rain will fall closer to sunrise.  A rumble of thunder is also possible.  Rainfall overnight should not reach much more than a third of an inch.


With a wind shift early in the day, clouds and cooler air moving in will bring a more typical April day temperature-wise Tuesday.  After a quick warm up to 70° days Sunday and Monday the cool down Tuesday is expected to be brief.


The same front that settles thought he city early Tuesday will return.  It will make a journey back north starting Wednesday as a warm front.  The movement of the front is in response to the formation of a stronger storm system emerging from the Rockies.  This is the storm that bring more rain, a strong warm up and increases the threat of a severe weather outbreak in the Midwest.  Rain showers and thunderstorms are likely to increase again in coverage and intensity Wednesday along the front.  The severe threat will be monitored in a window from Thursday afternoon into Thursday night.  The Storm Prediction Center has outlined a portion of Indiana for a slight risk of severe weather.  At this distance revised and refined forecasts will narrow down the severe threat and potential.  Stay tuned.


Early Severe Outlook
from SPC