More fog tonight, heavy rain possible Friday - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

More fog tonight, heavy rain possible Friday

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INDIANAPOLIS - Plenty of clouds in central Indiana but they're helping keep rain chances at a minimum again today.  There is just a slight chance of storms this evening with temperatures mostly in the 70s.

It should be rather pleasant for the Indy Eleven match at The Mike in downtown Indianapolis.  Kick off is at 7:30pm and rain chances will be 10-20 percent.

It's looking like another night with areas of fog developing and perhaps dense enough to cause issues Thursday morning.  Check in with Chuck Lofton beginning at 4am for an update on visibility.

Tomorrow is Channel 13 day at the Indiana State Fair.  Our tent will be set up on Main Street in front of the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand.  Overall we'll have similar weather to what we had today.  Fog in the morning, mainly cloudy with haze at midday, and a slight rain chance in the afternoon.  We'll be on borrowed time in the evening as rain chances increase Thursday night.

This marks the beginning of a wet stretch for central and southern Indiana.  Confidence is growing that Friday will be a wet, cooler than day… though there remains a high level of uncertainty regarding the placement of the heaviest rain axis.  Within this corridor 1-3? is possible and for now areas from the I-70 corridor to south of the Ohio River are in play.

Below is the latest model run of FutureTrak13 with a disclaimer it's just one of several we use to put together our forecast.  It's persistently kept the heaviest amounts in the southwestern one-third of the state.  Other medium range and hi-res models have this axis displaced farther north or farther south.  That's why there remains low confidence on the forecast at the moment.  We should have a decent handle Thursday evening.

So if you need to get lawn work or other outdoor plans accomplished… you'll need to hurry tomorrow.

By end of the weekend it will be the 3rd longest wait on record, in a calendar year, for a 90 degree day in Indianapolis.  Which begs the question will we match the zero 90s of 2004?  

Check back for updates and we hope to see you at the Indiana State Fair tomorrow!

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