We are dry and mainly sunny across central Indiana right now, but I want to take you though what happened earlier this morning across central Indiana. We had a thunderstorm cell that prompted tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings for Marion County and points to the east. Extremely strong winds ripped through neighborhoods bringing down trees and power lines in several neighborhoods. The radar is clear now, however, we will be watching for the redevelopment of a few storms later this afternoon and evening. Dew points are in the 60s and 70s right now. So, storms that do develop will have the potential to produce extremely heavy rain in a short amount of time, leading to possible flash flooding. That is what we saw earlier this morning in Washington Township and around the Broad Ripple and Glendale areas. In less than 10 to 15 minutes some areas picked up more than 1” of rain, and that is verified on our radar estimated rain totals.
Highs will reach the upper 80s today but it will feel more like the mid 90s with the humidity. There’s a chance for a strong to severe storm as mentioned previously with the potential for damaging wind, flash flooding, hail and even an isolated tornado. The risk for storms will be around during the early evening too for operation football. It won’t rain everywhere, but where storms do pop, they could be strong to severe. Tonight dew points remain high and will make a warm start with lows in the 70s Saturday morning. again on Saturday we are looking for the potential for storms at any time. it will not rain all day, however, be prepared for rain. We are looking at the potential for storms Sunday too with the heat index pushing close to 100 degrees. There is a daily chance for showers and storms in the 7 day forecast, but it won’t rain all day. If you have plans this weekend, download our free SkyTrak13 weather app to track storms as well to get watches and warnings if they are issued.