Nearing 70 Thursday before rain and thunder arrives

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Sean Ash

What a tranquil day in central Indiana, and certainly worthy of the "pick of the week" nomination.  Sunshine, fair weather clouds and highs in the 60s are a welcome sight.


Unfortunately the high pollen count is not.  If you suffer from allergies please note the pollen level will remain high in central Indiana into the weekend.



If you like it warmer than Thursday is just for you.

Highs tomorrow will near or climb above 70 degrees for the first time since mid-October.  Much of Thursday will be full of sunshine, but an approaching cool front will trigger a line of rain with embedded thunder tomorrow evening.


It's subject to change, but early call for arrival time in the Indianapolis metro is between 6pm and 8pm.  We don't anticipate severe weather, but a rain or lightning delay is possible if you plan to attend the Indianapolis Indians home opener.


The aforementioned front should settle southward across the Ohio River by Friday morning.  As a result we're only expecting isolated rain chances for most Friday.  However, if the front slows enough higher rain chances may be needed.  Mild conditions prevail heading into the weekend with highs in the 70s both days.  A slower arrival time on the next front to impact the region will lead to a good portion of Sunday being dry.


Rain and storms become widespread by 12am Monday, and another inch of rain is very possible along with sharply colder air in the 30s Monday afternoon.  Have a great evening.