Stage set for soggy commutes

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Sean Ash

The latest wave of rain and thunder will impact the afternoon/evening commute over central Indiana.

While there will be no severe weather, locally heavy downpours are very much in play and another quarter to half inch is possible by midnight.

It appears another complex of rain and thunder will emerge from the west by daybreak, setting the stage for a soggy start Thursday morning.  Heavy downpours may add time to your commute Thursday morning. This wave should depart by midday and lingering cloud cover may prohibit afternoon storm development tomorrow.

But we're still eyeing late Thursday night into the predawn hours of Friday for severe storm potential. Damaging wind appears to be the main threat as a line of storms crosses the state, but embedded spin-ups along the line cannot be dismissed either. The entire state is under a Slight Risk of severe storms during that time and Watch Boxes may be needed.

Expect a wet start Friday with early morning highs in the 60s, but temperatures tumble into the 40s Friday afternoon after the passage of a cold front. We anticipate a dry weekend in the post-frontal air mass, with frosty mornings near 30 and pleasant highs in the 50s.

Have a great evening despite the rain.