Hotter, humid holiday weekend - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Lindsey Monroe

Summertime temperatures are back for Memorial Day weekend. A warm front is currently lifting through central Indiana bringing a warm, humid air mass.

In fact, today is on track to be the hottest day in central Indiana in over 7 months with highs forecast in the low 80s.

With the warm and humid air does come storm chances this afternoon.

There is a risk of severe storms, mainly northwest of central Indiana. Most of the state though is under a level 1 of 5 from the Storm Prediction Center for the potential of a few strong storms containing damaging wind gusts and small hail as well as brief heavy rainfall and lightning.

Here's the timeline...

Starting mainly after lunchtime, storms will begin to pop-up along the boundary just south of the Indy metro.

The boundary will bring storm chances through the metro through 3 p.m. and continue on northeast.

By 5 p.m., spotty storms continue northeast but will start to dwindle into the evening.

Daytime highs top out in the low 80s -- about 8 degrees above average for this time of year.

Spotty storms diminish into the evening with partly cloudy skies overnight. Lows drop into the mid 60s.

Even warmer air builds in for Sunday. Temperatures will top out in the mid to upper 80s through central Indiana.

We stay partly cloudy and humid with a stray pop-up storm mainly north closer to where the boundary stalls out.

The pattern stays summer-like for Memorial Day with stray storms possible, but still with lots of dry hours. Daytime highs hit the upper 80s -- about 10 degrees above average for this time of year.

While the day starts out clear, clouds build with the heat of the afternoon with a few pop-up storms possible.

Daytime highs stay in the 80s through the first part of the week with daily scattered storm chances. We see a break in this pattern by Friday as rain chances dwindle and temperatures return closer to normal.