Easter Sunday to bring rain and t-storms in the evening

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 26, 2016)--Good Saturday afternoon! It was a nice day with sunshine and highs in the low 60s. Tonight expect lows in the mid-40s with a southeast wind 5-10 mph and mostly clear sky.

If you have any Easter egg hunts planned in the morning, it's looking dry but chilly so bundle up! The 8 a.m. temperature will be around 44 degrees with temperatures warming as the morning progresses.

2014 Easter Scene

Here's a look at some Easter climatology for Indianapolis.

Easter

Sunday afternoon will bring an increase in cloud cover and winds. Winds will shift from southeast to south, southwest in the afternoon and gust to 25 mph. Highs will also top out near 70 degrees. Most of the day will stay dry but there's a chance of rain and t-storms after 7 p.m. in Indianapolis. Some storms may be strong and produce heavy rainfall and gusty winds. Rainfall amounts of 0.25 to 0.50 inches are possible with isolated higher totals of 1 inch through Monday morning.

RPM 4 km Precip Type

With more instability to Indy's south and east, there's a threat of a couple severe t-storms Sunday evening/night. A slight risk is in place for Bloomington to Nashville and Columbus. Parts of Johnson and Shelby Counties are also included. Severe t-storms would be capable of damaging wind gusts and hail as the primary threats.

Day 2 SPC outlook

As the cold front moves through the area Sunday evening, expect temperatures to cool and reach the low 40s by Monday morning. Monday afternoon will bring mid-50s and dry weather.

Tuesday of next week looks nice with highs near 60 degrees but another weather system moves in Wednesday into Thursday with more rain and possibly t-storms. It will turn windy and warm next Wednesday with signs of a big cool down into next Sunday. Stay tuned! --Danielle Dozier

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