Thunderstorms to continue to move into Ohio
12:10 a.m. Monday: The Severe Thunderstorm Watch has expired. Thunderstorms will continue to move through eastern Indiana and exit into Ohio with heavy rain potential and lightning.
Update: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for much of central Indiana until Midnight. Large hail, damaging winds and an isolated tornado are possible in the watch area. Be alert.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –Good Sunday afternoon! It’s been a warm and humid day with temperatures in the 70s as expected. Once the fog lifted this morning, the sun came out and that sunshine will help fuel showers and t-storms later this afternoon and evening.
A warm front is draped from near Terre Haute to Indianapolis to Muncie at 3:30 p.m. It’s areas near and south of this warm front that will have the best chance of strong to severe t-storms tonight.
In fact, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for far southern Indiana and parts of Kentucky until 9 p.m. EDT. Central Indiana is being monitored for a weather watch this evening. T-storms may form and become severe anytime from about 4 p.m. until 1 a.m.
The Storm Prediction Center highlights south Indianapolis and points south in a slight risk for severe weather tonight. Be weather aware as t-storms may produce large hail and damaging winds. While these are the primary threats, a tornado cannot be ruled out. Heavy rain will accompany thunderstorms.
Any wet weather around will likely wind down after 1 a.m. Patchy fog looks to develop with lows in the low 50s. Monday will bring cooler air with highs in the low 60s along with scattered showers.
Wednesday looks favorable for rainfall as a low pressure moves through from the north. Temperatures will only be near 60 degrees with showers. Thursday will be the coldest of the week with lows near 40 degrees and highs in the low 50s.
Warmer air will move back in through the weekend as an “omega block” pattern evolves. This high pressure will keep storms at bay Friday and Saturday and also lead to a warm up. –Danielle Dozier