Severe storms possible tonight then cooler weather arrives

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 15, 2016)--It's been an awesome day with a mostly sunny sky and temperatures in the 70s! However, we need to be weather aware tonight, especially across portions of northwest and north-central Indiana. Thunderstorms look to move into that area from Illinois, mainly after sunset, and some could be severe. The Storm Prediction Center has outlined much of the area under a slight risk for severe weather.

Day 1 SPC Outlook

Here's a look at what the radar may look like around 10:30 p.m. tonight.

HRRR Reflectivity

Cities in the slight risk area have the greater chance of severe weather tonight with damaging winds being the primary threat. Hail or a tornado cannot be ruled out, especially across northwest parts of the state. Rainfall amounts of a couple hundredths of an inch are possible with higher amounts of 0.50 inches in t-storms.

Showers and t-storms will quickly move through and come to an end in Indy once the cold front moves through.  Watch for a chance of rain or storms between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. tonight. Winds outside of t-storms will be strong and gust up to 35 mph overnight.

RPM 4km Wind Gusts

Temperatures will drop to the upper 40s tonight and reach the low 60s on Wednesday. Wednesday will be mostly sunny but windy with sustained winds as high as 30 mph. Gusts could reach 40 mph in Indy and 45 mph up north.

RPM 4 km Precip Type

A Wind Advisory has been issued from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

DMA Wind Advisory

St. Patrick's Day will bring strong winds and highs near 60 degrees with a slight chance of rain.

It turns much colder into the weekend with highs in the low 40s by Sunday with a chance of a rain/snow mix in the morning. Spring officially arrives on Sunday!

PM 7-Day Forecast

 

 

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