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Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog: Clouds limit heating Tuesday

Temperatures struggle to reach the 80s today with cloud cover lingering from storms in Illinois.

INDIANAPOLIS — Cloud debris from persistent heavy storms in Illinois keeps temperatures from reaching 90 degrees in central Indiana. In fact, some locations may not reach the 80s where overcast is thicker in western Indiana.

These clouds have more bark than bite however, with a slim chance of rain away from the Illinois/Indiana border and Ohio River. Unfortunately, high-end flash flooding continues in central/southern Indiana where it's been raining and storming heavily for the past 18 hours.

Credit: WTHR

Within that corridor, radar rain estimates are now near a foot, and there continues to be some back-building of storms that will keep tracking south-southeast toward Evansville. That trajectory keeps the rain away from Indy today. This feature gradually breaks-down between now and 6 p.m., but flash flooding will linger well after due to the heavy amounts of rain.

Credit: WTHR
Credit: WTHR

Wednesday won't have any cloud debris, and the brighter day will be much warmer in the 90s with heat indices of 100+ degrees in the afternoon. Our next best shot of widespread rain and storms arrives Wednesday night with an approaching front.

Some of these storms could produce severe wind before weakening into central Indiana, but we expect the leftovers of this boundary linger into Thursday. That front stalls out and provides a daily chance of showers and storms into early next week with the Muggy Meter remaining miserable.

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