Numerous slow-moving storms bring locally heavy rain, frequent lightning and the threat of damaging wind gusts Monday afternoon and early evening
We saw the first official 90° day in Indy Monday. BEFORE the storms developed, we reached the HIGHEST HEAT INDEX in Indianapolis (105°) in 10 years – July 25th 2012 (108°).
EXTREMEMELY HIGH HUMIDITY fuels drenching, tropical downpours and incredible cloud-to-ground lightning strikes. Locally, damaging wind gusts are possible under some of the strongest storms this afternoon. The slow moving nature of these storms could bring on FLASH FLOODING in some locations.
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH is in effect until 10 p.m. ENE-bound storms will continue through 7 p.m.
Storms are expected to continue moving east, allowing for a decrease in activity around 7 p.m. Most locations untouched by storms this afternoon may remain that way for the rest of the night. Sights are set on a new storm complex and its development after 10 p.m.