Showers continue to move into the southwestern part of the state as we get closer to the noon hour. We are seeing pockets of light showers still west of Bloomington and even a few moderate showers. But no thunderstorm activity is being detected.
This area of shower activity is moving directly east but it’s not expected to hold together as it transitions further into our viewing area. Fox Futurecast shows this area of showers falling apart quickly after 2 PM has it moves into a drier airmass. But this doesn’t rule out some spotty showers in across the state. We are not expecting any storms out of this early afternoon activity and mainly light rain showers to a drizzle.
We’ll start to see a few more breaks in the clouds this afternoon and that will help temperatures go from 70° here at 11 AM to closer to 80° by 5 PM this afternoon.
A warm front is lifting through the state this afternoon and this will help usher in the warmer temperatures and higher humidity levels. As the warm front moves in, it could also be a focal point for some isolated showers later this afternoon and evening. But no one location has a guarantee for rain today as the setup isn’t terribly favorable, especially here in Indianapolis.
We are going to remain in the warm sector of a much larger low pressure system on Thursday. This will help temperatures rise quickly and also build in more moisture. We should see temperatures in the upper 80s with more humid conditions. Thanks to that combination, scattered showers and thunderstorms cannot be ruled out Thursday afternoon across the state. But this isn’t going to be an organized line quite yet, that will come later Friday afternoon when the cold front arrives.