Thunderstorm watch canceled, heat returns Tuesday

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Sean Ash
A severe thunderstorm watch for much of central Indiana has been canceled.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for northern counties in central Indiana as heavy rain, high wind and small hail was reported near Lafayette Monday evening. Heavy rain moved south into downtown Indianapolis later in the evening.

Before the rain, Indianapolis reached 90 degrees for the first time since September 11, 2013. Heat indices pushed into triple digits in some areas on Monday.

The air mass blanketing the Ohio Valley remains tropical in nature. This “super juice” will help feed the downpours and keep it uncomfortable for the next several days.

We don't anticipate a break in the oppressive Muggy Meter anytime soon, with uncomfortable humidity lingering into the Labor Day weekend.

The pollen count is also very high and will likely stay that way for the remainder of the week. It's Sniffle City and feeling like Key West at the same time… without the beach!

It's a carbon copy forecast Tuesday. Expect locally dense fog in the morning followed by hazy, humid conditions and heavy afternoon storms. Be on the look out for more heavy rain and highs in the upper 80s with heat indices.

Heat indices tomorrow will again surge into the 90s and the humid conditions fill up much of the Skytrak13 7-day forecast.

There is a daily chance of storms between now and Labor Day. It doesn't mean it will rain or storm all day long… though latest modeling does depict a soggy set up Sunday. It's still far away and much can change between now and then. It's a perfect forecast if you felt as though we missed out this summer. Enjoy!