Intense heat in tropical pattern; severe storm threat overnight


If you’ve ever wanted to live on the Gulf Coast, our weather today is just about as close as you can get to a typical summer day down there! This has been the warmest day of the year so far with a heat index of 102° and an actual temperature of 91°! Humidity will remain through the night, though temperatures will drop into the 80’s this evening.

One of the things we will be tracking overnight is a storm threat for all of Central Indiana. This is unlikely to begin before midnight as storms take their time to develop. Once they do, we are likely to see a couple lines of storms in the vicinity and move in our direction. Storms will be messy and longer-lived with impacts most likely between 2am-8am.

A low severe threat will accompany these storms as they move through. The greatest concern is the damaging wind threat with gusts up to 60 mph. Also worth noting is the potential for localized flooding just with the amount of moisture in the atmosphere.

Once we make it through the morning tomorrow we should see more drying into the day. With that said, a low chance for a shower or storm will remain through the afternoon. This is thanks to the highly energized air with heat and humidity remaining on blast through the day and remainder of the work week. The good news is that relief is on its way and should be here by the weekend.

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