Heating Up - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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A weak system is sitting just southwest of Central Indiana today -- it will spark a few stray rain showers this afternoon although who sees rain will be very hit and miss.

Temperatures recover to the lower 70s in the afternoon and it stays mild falling into the 60s this evening.

A strong southwest wind will usher in warmer temperatures for Thursday with storms developing along a front later in the evening.

Be on the lookout for areas of fog developing early Thursday morning. This will burn off relatively quickly once the sun rises.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed the northern half of the state under a level 1 of 5 for the risk of isolated strong storms -- the primary threat will be damaging wind gusts along the line of storms.

Timeline --- the front dips into far norhern Indiana after sunset, here's 9 PM.

The cluster of storms pushes into the Indianapolis metro approximately 9-11 PM and will mainly impact the eastern side of the state.

By midnight, the storm cluster exits the state to the south. A few lingering lighter storms will be possible through the overnight into Friday morning.

Highs will peak in the upper 70s Thursday afternoon.

We'll be even warmer for Friday as the 80s return.

Conditions stay mainly dry as we heat up to the mid 80s for highs to start the weekend.

Storms are back in the forecast for late Sunday -- most of the day should be relatively dry.

We'll keep a more active pattern into the start of next week with daily rain and storm chances. Temperatures remain above average in the upper 70s/lower 80s.