Severe storm risk tonight


The heat and humidity are back today. Highs will be in the lower 90s with a heat index climbing from 95-100. There will be lots of dry time through the morning and afternoon but a complex of storms is set to move into the state in the late afternoon and early evening. Currently, far northern Indiana is under a thunderstorm watch until 2 p.m. today. The watch area is outside the WTHR viewing area.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed the northern half of the state under a level 2 of 5 for the potential of scattered severe storms -- the highest threats being damaging wind gusts and large hail. Given the type of storm system this is, rotating storms/isolated tornadoes can't be ruled out. The timeframe is approximately 2 p.m. through 9 p.m.

Storms push out in the late evening leaving behind warm and muggy conditions overnight. Lows only fall into the low 70s.

Highs continue in the lower 90s with a 95-100° heat index Monday and Tuesday with spotty storms possible both days.

We find relief from this humid outbreak with a passing cold front on Wednesday. Expect it to still be muggy with highs in the upper 80s as showers and storms develop along the front, especially late in the day.

Thursday and Friday will be the picks of the week with sunshine, low humidity and highs in the lower 80s. - Lindsey Monroe