Chance for severe weather this week as temperatures climb

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Severe chance for Thursday

Severe weather will be possible on Thursday with strong winds being the biggest concern. The entire state is now under a slight risk of severe weather for Thursday.  At this point it looks like the most likely time for severe weather will be Thursday afternoon after 4 p.m. We will also see some thunderstorms rolling through Thursday morning as a warm front slides through. The morning storms should be non-severe.

For today expect to see plenty of sunshine but temperatures will likely be cooler than yesterday’s high of 49 degrees. I still expect we will hit the mid to upper 40s today with a high of 48 degrees here in Indianapolis. Clouds will roll in late tonight. Overnight lows will be in the upper 30s.


Here’s a timeline of events

As you’re waking up tomorrow morning you may hear a few rumbles as weak thunderstorms ride a line of warmer air off to our north.  No severe weather is expected as these storms pass through.  Morning rain totals should be less than a quarter inch for most.  Some places may see more than a half inch of rain.

After a brief pause from the rain during the day, storms will fire up again along a cold front during the afternoon.  Temperatures ahead of the front will surge as many communities will hit the 60s. Most will at least be close to 60 degrees as front comes through. Instability numbers are moderate but not eye-popping.

Strong straight line winds can be dangerous and we are reminding everyone to know your severe weather plan. If possible try to plan out your day where you and your family are home during severe weather events or somewhere that you consider safe. Timing of these events can occur slightly ahead or after our window but generally falls between the times we give. For the latest information make sure to follow @FOX59 on twitter along with me @ronsmileyfox59.

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