Isolated rain chances through Wednesday

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It's not the brightest day ever but the cloud cover helped limit heating and instability this afternoon.  As a result rain chances remain minimal this evening, though isolated downpours are possible until after sunset.


Evening and Tonight: Visible satellite does show less cloud cover and warmer temperatures in southwestern Indiana, and this area has the best chance of seeing development in the next 1-2 hours.  Definitely don't cancel any outdoor plans and remember the Indianapolis Indians and Indiana State Fair continue this evening.


Wednesday: Latest guidance indicates central Indiana will reap the rewards of cloud cover again Wednesday.  This will keep highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s, with isolated chances of rain and thunder.  Areas of dense fog could impact the morning commute early tomorrow.  Remember the gloomy sky is our friend tomorrow for drier conditions.


Late Week: We're eyeing the potential for widespread heavy rain in the late Thursday-Friday time frame… with a disclaimer that there remains much uncertainty on exact amounts, track and timing.  Some models place central Indiana in the heavy rain bull's-eye, while a few suppress the heavy track southward along the Ohio River.  We'll monitor trends and update as needed heading into late week.


For now the weekend looks mainly dry and warm with highs in the mid-80s.  Enjoy the evening and check back for the latest on the heavy rain potential.