Hot Friday finishes with some heavy storms
Sunshine and summer heat are the story this afternoon in central Indiana. Temperatures range from the lower 80s under cloud cover up north, to near 90 in hazy sun for central and south. A few passing showers are possible in northern Indiana the next few hours, but most places remain just hot and dry.
Friday: we'll wake up to muggy temperatures near 70 with areas of haze and fog for the early day commute. Much of tomorrow will be like day, but likely hotter area wide. Expect hazy sunshine and a rapid rise into the 80s by early afternoon.
High temperatures likely hit 90 degrees in many locations, but tropical humidity makes it feel much worse. Peak heat indices between 4-5pm are forecast in the 95 to 100 range. Please stay hydrated if you're tailgating for Operation Football or have to be outside in the afternoon.
Operation Football Forecast: many of the games tomorrow look to start dry, but we expect vigorous storm development along and ahead of an approaching cold front in far northern sections of the state.
Not every game will be impacted Friday. For now it appears the greatest game impacts will be from northern Indiana to the I-70/74 corridors by midnight tomorrow. Lightning poses a big threat in storms along with torrential rain in heavier storms. Organized severe weather is not expected, but some gusty 50+mph wind is possible.
Rain amounts of 1? to 1.5? are possible in heavier cells before the activity weakens heading southward.
This Weekend: Saturday begins cloudy, humid with lingering showers and morning temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s.
Cloud cover will slowly thin from north to south as drier invades behind the passage of a cold front.
You likely won't notice much of a change in humidity until late Saturday afternoon. Highs Saturday will be in the mid 70s which will be 10 to 15 lower than Friday. A huge difference will be felt Sunday morning as lows drop into the low to mid 50s area wide.
In my book Sunday is as good as it gets for this time of year. Crisp in the morning, mild in the afternoon with plenty of sunshine from start to finish. We'll back this up with another stellar day Monday before storm chances return Tuesday.
Have a great evening and thanks for reading the blog – Sean Ash