Rain threat minimal for now; Warmest of 2019 Wednesday

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DRY TIME HOLDS

Despite the clouds Tuesday, the threat for rain will remain minimal for at least another day! This is the first time since April 21 through the 23 with NO rain in Indianapolis.

A front stalls and becomes stationary this evening, leading to a large north to south temperature spread into early Wednesday morning. Should a few showers develop, it would likely be near this front overnight. At this time, most locations will remain rain-free well into Wednesday evening.

We continue to highlight Thursday and the day for the best threat for rain. Showers and thunderstorms are most likely to arrive overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning. The rainfall coverage will peak at just over 70% of the area early in the afternoon then slowly decrease into the night and early Friday morning.

TEMPS TO SURGE

It will be a cooler night for May as the northeast winds blow behind this evening. Early Wednesday morning in many locations are likely dipping well into the 40s by daybreak but a temperature turnaround is coming.

The front will surge north early Wednesday changing winds and increasing the sunshine as it races north. The combination of sunshine and southerly winds will elevate temperatures into the lower 80s and are projected to be the warmest so far this year. Indianapolis has reached 80° (81° officially April 11) one time this year - to date we average three. Our forecast of 82° Wednesday is the normal high for June 13.

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