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Storms Diminishing, Areas Of Dense Fog Overnight

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Sean Ash

As expected, storms exploded over Central Indiana... producing very heavy rain, pockets of 55-60+ mph wind gusts, some treed damage, power outages, and small hail.

At this hour the storm complex continues to weaken in eastern Indiana, but areas of heavy rain continue.

More much-needed rain fell for areas that have been very dry... with many locations along the I-74/70 corridors getting an inch or more. Thus far, southern cities have missed out but outflow boundary could spark storms before midnight.

Be cautious of street flooding tonight. Storms will continue to weaken heading toward midnight, with only a slight chance of rain overnight into Monday morning.

Areas of dense fog likely develop by sunrise Monday... and school delays are certainly possible given the rather humid and now saturated ground.

Miserably humid conditions Monday into Wednesday pushes peak heat indices into the 90s/near 100 each day.

We're only expecting spotty storms Monday afternoon but we'll need to monitor conditions closely for a possible severe storm complex Tuesday afternoon into predawn Wednesday.

Less humid air returns Thursday evening and paves the way for quiet weather into next weekend.

The saturated ground, very humid air, and clouds clearing in western Indiana... sets the stage for areas of dense fog Monday morning. School delays very possible.



Sunday Storm Update

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Sean Ash

Most of Central Indiana remains under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8 PM... though the watch was expanded to the east-northeast to include Monticello, Peru, Marion, and Richmond until 10 PM.

Either way... remain Weather Aware with the potential of localized severe wind gusts, 1" diameter (quarter-sized) hail, frequent lightning, and flooding rain rates.

As of now, thunderstorm updrafts have had a difficult time maintaining due to the lack of lift. That's expected to change as a disturbance in Illinois moves into Indiana between now and 7 PM.

The atmosphere remains unstable and once storms ignite they should intensify quickly.

Any threat of severe storms end by midnight but oppressively humid air remains until the middle of the week.

That keeps peak heat indices near 100 Monday and Tuesday... and the Muggy Meter very uncomfortable until Thursday evening.



Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect Until 8 PM EDT

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Sean Ash

Storms are expected to increase and intensify the next several hours and the atmosphere is conducive of severe wind gusts and/or hail to 1" in diameter.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 8 PM EDT and includes Lafayette, Kokomo, Muncie, Bloomington, and the Indy metro area.

Remain Weather Aware and monitor the radar closely if you plan to be outdoors.



Severe Risk Tonight - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Lindsey Monroe

A cluster of storms that has held together through the morning is moving into portions of Illinois now and eventually into Indiana.

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 as this storm system is set to strengthen as it approaches.

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.

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 afternoon before a complex of storms moves into the state.

Here's the timeline...

A line of storms is set to cross into the western side of the state between 2-3 p.m. and track east through the remainder of the afternoon.

With many outdoor events planned for this evening including the final night at the Indiana State Fair and a big Luke Bryan concert at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center... stay weather aware as the line of storms moves into the Indianapolis metro after 5 p.m.

The severe threat begins to dissipate into the later evening as the main line of storms exits east. A few lingering rain showers will be possible into the later evening. Here's 9 p.m. on Futuretrak 13.

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.



Hot, Steamy, Stormy Sunday - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Kelly Greene

The leading edge of the storms today, made way for some really cool shelf clouds. Here are a couple of cool pictures.

It will stay warm and muggy with temperatures only falling into the low 70s.

An isolated storm is possible overnight.

Sunday will be hot and humid. The skies will clear out to partly sunny with temperatures soaring to near 90°.

The heat index will be in the mid 90s.

By evening, another short wave in the atmosphere will trigger a few showers and thunderstorms.

There is a risk of a strong to severe thunderstorm into early Monday morning.

The unsettled pattern continues Monday with more hot and humid weather. Temperatures will climb back to near 90° with a chance of scattered afternoon storms.

A cold front will trigger more thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday.

Much cooler and pleasant weather returns behind the cold front on Thursday.



Saturday Storms - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Lindsey Monroe

A cluster of storms that tracked through Missouri, Illinois and now into Central Indiana has a history of producing hail and damaging wind gusts.

This threat of strong to severe storms continues over the next few hours as the area of storms tracks east through the state.

We have lots of outdoor events going on during this time frame from the State Fair to the Colts tailgate, so plan ahead with rain gear or make a "Plan B".

Scattered showers and storms will begin to dissipate closer to kick-off time. We've also been notified the roof will be closed for today's game due to rain chances and a heat index near 90.

The line of storms will continue to move into the Indianapolis metro through the lunchhour and should hold together bringing areas of heavy rain and frequent lightning.

However, as the line progresses east, it should lose some moment and begin to taper off.

We'll still have a chance of another round of pop-up storms later this evening from 8 pm to midnight.

You'll notice the heat taking over on Sunday -- highs back in the lower 90s with a heat index climbing from 95-100.

There will be lots of dry time Sunday but a weak atmospheric wave could prompt late afternoon/evening showers and storms.

The main timing for this line of 5 - 10 pm.

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 mid 80s as showers and storms develop along the front.

Thursday and Friday will be the picks of the week with sunshine, low humidity and highs back near 80.



Rain Chances Timeline - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Lindsey Monroe

While temperatures remain just below the seasonal average today in the lower 80s, a weak system is set to push through and could spark a few widely scattered showers or storms in the afternoon with otherwise mainly cloudy skies.

The main timeframe for rain chances is from 11am to areas west and moving into the Indianapolis metro by 2pm. Most of these showers will erode by the evening drive home and we'll stay mainly dry this evening.

The Colts host the Brown tomorrow to kickoff the pre-season home games.

After a round of morning rain, Tailgate Town looks dry with temperatures in the low to mid 80s. Stray storms will be possible again in the evening.

The best chance of rain at this point looks to be along a round Saturday morning with spotty showers in the late afternoon.

Another batch moves in Sunday morning but a bulk of the rain with this system stays mainly north.

The heat will start to build in this weekend and sets us up for a stretch of above average temperatures with more humid dew points. Highs will be near 90 through the weekend and into early next week.

The heat index will also be in the 95-100° range so plan ahead for any outdoor activities. This hot pattern looks to break mid-week next week.



Dry Today, Then Daily Storm Chances - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Kelly Greene

It will be a fantastic Thursday with low humidity and partly sunny skies. Winds will be out of the north, allowing cooler and drier air to arrive. Afternoon highs will climb into the low 80s.


It will be a comfortable evening with temperatures falling into the low 60s by morning.

Most of Friday will be dry but a few widely scattered storms will be possible Friday afternoon into the evening.

It will still be pleasant, with highs in the low 80s.


Daily storm chances will continue well into next week.

More heat and humidity arrives for the weekend. Scattered storms will be possible mid to late morning Saturday.

There will be many dry hours, allowing temperatures to soar into the upper 80s. The heat index will be in the mid 90s.


Sunday will be hotter yet with highs around 90° and heat indices will be in the mid 90s. More scattered storms will be likely by Sunday afternoon into the evening. A few strong to severe storms will be possible.
The heat, humidity and widely scattered storm chances continue Monday and Tuesday with highs in the low 90s.



Heat, Humidity Return This Weekend - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Lindsey Monroe

We have a brief break from the high humidity today as a column of dry air takes over our atmosphere.

Dew points will increase a bit tomorrow but the real oppressive air returns on Saturday and will continue through much of next week.

The sky will be mainly clear through the day with a few late afternoon clouds and a very low chance of a stray shower mainly east.

Highs will be very seasonal in the low to mid 80s.

A developing system is set to bring strong to severe storms to parts of the lower Midwest and Plain states on Friday but stay just west of Central Indiana. Even with a low severe threat, a few showers associated with this system are possible come Friday afternoon.

While temperatures remain just below the seasonal average on Friday in the lower 80s, a weak system is set to push through and could spark a few widely scattered showers or storms in the afternoon with otherwise partly cloudy skies.

The best chance to see these showers are in the late afternoon - early evening.

The heat will start to build in this weekend and sets us up for a stretch of above average temperatures with more humid dew points. Highs will be near 90 through the weekend and into early next week with spotty storms possible as multiple weak system move through.

The best chance of rain at this point looks to be along a round Saturday morning then another batch that stays mainly north on Sunday.

The heat index will also be in the 95-100° range so plan ahead for any outdoor activities. This hot pattern looks to break mid-week next week.



Cold Air Funnels Reported Today - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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Angela Buchman

A few showers and storms have developed with afternoon heating. A few of these cells have produced funnel clouds across Carroll and Clinton counties. These are cold air funnel clouds. In this type of atmosphere, these rarely touch the ground so the threat for tornadoes is small. We will track the spotty showers and storms closely through early this evening.

Here are a couple of pictures.

Skies clear overnight and it will be milder, with overnight temperatures in the lower and middle 60s.



Humidity Stays High - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Kelly Greene

After a stormy start this morning, clouds will stick around this afternoon. Indianapolis only had 0.05" of rain today.

A few isolated thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon into the early evening. It will still be muggy this afternoon, too, with dewpoints in the upper 60s and low 70s.

Afternoon highs will climb into the mid 80s.

It will be mostly cloudy with temperatures falling into the upper 60s.

The skies will gradually clear out to sunshine on Wednesday with still a chance of a few isolated thunderstorms from afternoon into the evening.

It will be a warm and muggy day with highs in the mid 80s.

High pressure moves in on Thursday. It will be mostly sunny and humidity will fall. Afternoon highs will climb into the low 80s.

Friday will be pleasant too with sunshine and highs in the mid 80s.

Temperatures will soar back into the upper 80s and low 90s over the weekend.

Scattered storms will be possible Sunday and Monday.



Morning Storms Being A Very Humid Day

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Sean Ash

Early morning radar has areas of heavy rain and thunderstorms moving across Central Indiana. With the exception of far southern Indiana, this is mainly lightning and downpours.

This activity quickly diminishes by 6 AM but very humid conditions linger today with oppressive dewpoints in the 70s.

The muggy air, combined with daytime highs in the 80s, pushes heat indices into the 90s this afternoon with only spotty rain/thunder redeveloping during peak heating.

Though less humid air arrives Wednesday, an upper disturbance keeps a chance of late-day showers or thunderstorms in the forecast.

For now... we're keeping Thursday and Friday quiet with less humid and comfortable highs in the 80s. However, early morning model data suggest a more progressive pattern of upper air disturbances that may require rain chances to be added in the coming days.