INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 12, 2016)--Good Saturday afternoon. Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday so don't forget to "spring" forward your clock one hour before bed Saturday night. We'll lose an hour of sleep but gain an hour of daylight in the evening. Sunrise on Sunday will be at 7:59 a.m. and sunset Sunday at 7:51 p.m.
We've had some spotty showers Saturday and they're expected to become more widespread Saturday night into Sunday. Areas of fog will also develop as temperatures cool close to the dew point temperatures. Lows will be in the mid-50s with a light east wind 5-10 mph. Here's a look at futurecast tonight.
Thunderstorms look to develop Saturday night into Sunday as a warm front lifts across the area. Temperatures will rise to the upper 60s with east winds becoming southwest in the afternoon. There's enough instability in the atmosphere along with lift from the warm front and an approaching low pressure, that some storms may be strong with small hail. Locally heavy downpours and gusty winds are also possible in t-storms. Rainfall amounts of up to 1 inch are possible with higher amounts in t-storms.
Scattered showers and t-storms will continue through the day so make sure to have your umbrellas. Monday will also bring a chance of showers with t-storms possible, especially south and east of Indianapolis.
We're watching another system for Tuesday. A strong low pressure will develop out west and track through the Upper Midwest on Tuesday. Ahead of the cold front, temperatures should climb into the mid-70s with strong, warm-air advection. There's also the possibility of strong to severe t-storms along the cold front as it moves through Tuesday night. Stay tuned.
Wednesday will bring cooler weather with highs in the mid-60s with a partly cloudy sky and gusty winds. There are signs that St. Patrick's Day through the weekend will bring in much colder air with lows in the 30s and highs in the upper 40s and low 50s. Shower chances will also be around Thursday into the weekend. --Danielle Dozier