Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue through the evening hours from the I-74/I-70 corridor and to the south. The majority of these storms will stay below severe limits. The bigger threat from these nearly stationary cells will be localized flash flooding, impressive rainfall amounts, frequent lightning and maybe some gusty winds, below 50 mph. These storms will lose strength later this evening after sunset. This is a very similar set up as to what we saw yesterday, just a different area of activity. Those of you north of Indianapolis will stay dry this evening.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms will remain possible through 2 AM and then skies turn partly cloudy. The overnight hours will be a little bit cooler as dew points start to fall and drier air returns.
Friday will be mostly sunny with warm temperatures but it won’t be as humid here in central Indiana. Dew points will fall back into the mid 50s and while it will still be sticky outside, it won’t be nearly as oppressive as what we saw Thursday.
High pressure is in on Friday, keeping the forecast dry across much of our state and this will be the case again on Saturday. Winds will be coming in lightly from the east at 5 to 10 mph on Saturday with mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will climb into the mid 80s on Saturday. Sunday will turn more humid in our state as more moisture moves in. We’ll see our new low pressure system building off in the Plains and it’s going to bring back rainfall chances on Sunday night and continuing through Tuesday. The warm, humid air will stick around during this entire stretch.