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WTHR Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog: High heat and humid, then stormy

Parts of north central Indiana are under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch this afternoon.
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INDIANAPOLIS — After a hot Saturday, today will likely be even hotter and will feel like the hottest day so far in 2020. Yesterday marked the twelfth day of 90-plus degree heat in 2020.

The National Weather Service has also issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 7 p.m. for Indiana counties north of a line from Lafayette to Kokomo.

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A Heat Advisory is in effect for central Indiana from 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. today thanks to the high heat and humidity.

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Afternoon highs will climb into the mid 90s with heat indices in the upper 90s into the low triple digits.

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Cumulus clouds will build vertically today ahead of a cold front. The front will trigger thunderstorms by early evening, if not before.

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A few storms could be strong to severe, with damaging winds the main threat and isolated large hail possible too.

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Not everyone will get rain, but areas that do will get some heavy downpours. Northeast central Indiana looks like the best chance for stronger storm development.