VIDEO UPDATED AT 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.
NEW at 4 p.m. — A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for central Indiana until 11 p.m. Damaging wind gusts of 70 mph or greater along with large hail up to 2 inches in diameter is possible. Torrential rain and frequent cloud-to-ground lightning will also accompany storms.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –Good Wednesday afternoon! We had early morning thunderstorms across central Indiana and sunshine has been out this afternoon. Temperatures are in the mid-80s at the 1 p.m. hour with dew points in the low 70s. This makes it feel like it’s in the low 90s. There is plenty of heat and moisture to fuel storm development this afternoon and evening. As central Indiana lies in the warm sector of a low-pressure system, t-storms will likely develop along old outflow boundaries this afternoon and evening. The SPC has central Indiana in a slight risk for severe weather.
T-storms that develop may become severe with the main threat being damaging winds in excess of 70 mph. Hail and heavy rain will accompany the strongest storms. A quick 0.50 to 1 inch of rainfall is possible in the strongest storms.
The storm threat will last through about 8 p.m. for central Indiana. We’ll have decreasing clouds this evening and into the overnight with lows in the low 70s. A cold front will move through the area Thursday morning and winds will become breezy at 10-20 mph gusting to 25 mph. While the humidity will lower into Thursday afternoon, the heat will stick around with highs in the mid to upper 80s. Clouds will also build back in toward late day.
High pressure will build in through Friday with lower humidity and plenty of sunshine will be around for the weekend. It will be hot on Father’s Day with highs near 90 degrees. The warmest air of the season will move in next Monday before a cold front Tuesday brings more rain. –Danielle Dozier