Timeline of afternoon storms and return of cooler air

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Thunderstorms returned to central Indiana this afternoon and some turned severe.  The severe thunderstorm watch was dropped early in central Indiana after the storms passed through the state.  Large amounts of rain fall have really aided in dropping temperatures and alleviating the oppressive humidity.  A weak cold front is also expended to drop south across Indiana bringing northerly wind coupled with cold dry air setting the stage for the next couple of days.  Isolated storms could pop up along that weak cold front later this evening but nothing severe is expected.

FOX_Futurecast

Cooler air returns to central Indiana before heat and humidity take back control again.  Here’s a look at the Thursday forecast. Relief from the heat and humidity is on the way.

Meteogram tomorrow

Tomorrow will be a beautiful day with clear skies and dry weather.  Being summer it cannot last forever.  Temperatures and humidity will spike early next week.

Here’s a look back at the storms we saw this afternoon and several of the warnings.

TIMELINE

2:11 PM: WEATHER ALERT: Severe thunderstorm warning for Fayette, Franklin, Union & Wayne County till 2:45 PM EDT.

Level 2

1:53 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Rush County till 2:15 PM EDT.  This cell is moving East at 20 mph and can produce 60 mph wind gusts and quarter sized hail.

Level 2

1:33 PM: Radar Upate

Level 2

1:24 PM:  Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Carroll, Clinton, Howard & Tipton till 2:15 PM EDT. This storm is moving SE at 35 mph and can pack 60 mph wind gusts and penny sized hail.

Level 2

1:04 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Brown, Daviess, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe [IN] till 1:45 PM EDT.  This line of storms has a history of producing 60 mph wind gusts in Greene County.  It is moving SE at 35 mph.

Level 2

12:52 PM:  Severe Thunderstorm Warning Hamilton & Madison County till 1:30 PM EDT.  This is moving east at 30 MPH.

Level 2

12:35 PM: A severe Thunderstorm WATCH has been issued until 8 PM for portions of Central Indiana.   Here are the counties that are included in the watch:

Watch_Box

Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Delaware, Hamilton, Hancock, Henry, Howard, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Randolph, Rush, Shelby, Tipton

12:25 PM: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Clay, Greene, Monroe, Owen, Putnam & Vigo County till 1:15 PM EDT. This storm could pack 60 MPH winds and 3/4″ hail. This is moving SE at 30 mph. Locations impacted include:

SPENCER…PATRICKSBURG…CLAY CITY…DEVORE…QUINCY…COALMONT…COAL CITY…MCCORMICKS CREEK STATE PARK…JASONVILLE…FREEDOM..GOSPORT…STINESVILLE…WORTHINGTON…ELLETTSVILLE AND VICKSBURG.

Level 2

Thunderstorm Warning until 1:15 PM

12:15 PM: Radar rainfall estimates so far from LIVE Guardian Radar.  Over 1″ of rain is being detected in our western counties already but there could easily be spots with more than 3″ of rain on the ground already and the rain has yet to let up!

Estimated Rainfall

Radar rainfall estimates as of 12:15 PM

11:50 AM: Flash Flood Warning issued for Clay, Parke & Vermillion county till 6:00 PM EDT.  Radar estimates up to 3″ of rain has already fallen over this area.  Clinton, Newport and Rockville could experience flash flooding.

Level 2

Radar at 11:50 AM.. time of issued Flash Flood Warning