Good Tuesday afternoon, satellite and radar composite is showing clouds on the increase, but skies remain mostly sunny to partly cloudy in the eastern part of the state, that extra sunshine have quickly warmed things up as you will see in just a second. Back to the west, a broken line of showers and storms continuing to push towards the western part of the state.
Noon time temperatures, where there’s been sun, there’s been warmth, 81 in Muncie, 80 Marion, and 82 in Shelbyville. Where the clouds have hung around a bit, 74 in Lafayette and Terre Haute.
The updated Convective Outlook, has all but the southwest portion of the state under a slight risk of severe storms for this afternoon. Southwest Indiana been downgraded to a marginal risk of severe storms. Even with the sunshine this morning, especially in the eastern portion of the state, still think this is a bit overdone, as I believe much of the state should be under a marginal risk at best. Still think that isolated strong to severe storms are possible and not expecting anything widespread. The Severe Risk Index for the afternoon and early evening hours, still thinking the primary risk for any severe storm will be damaging winds, and still can not rule out an isolated tornado, though thinking that threat is also on the decrease.
Here’s a look at what the radar could look like through the afternoon hours, and this is a bit overdone but you can see by 2pm we are expecting showers and thunderstorms to be in the area. An isolated severe storm could be possible by this time. By 3pm, some of the stronger storms could be between Indy and Muncie. Storms will be moving to the northeast. A secondary line of showers and storms could develop by this time in Central Illinois. 4pm, the worse of the storms could be impacting Muncie, Indy areas points eastward, this is also when the severe storms could be at its peak during this time. Clearing possible back to the west. Line continues to push to the northeast and should begin to quiet down gradually. By 6pm, the line have pushed into Ohio, meanwhile, the potential of a secondary line is developing in eastern Illinois. This line will move to the east. By 8pm, line has moved into Western Indiana, but as we lose daytime heating, think this line will gradually weaken and could be just a few showers if anything by the time it reaches Indy.
Forecast for the rest of today, showers and thunderstorms likely, some possibly severe with highs in the lower 80s.
Finally, a look into the Day Planner for Wednesday, I mentioned in the title that there is a marginal risk of severe storms on Wednesday, it will be mainly during the heating of the day during the afternoon hours, as an isolated storm could produce some damaging winds. Will have more on that threat tomorrow. Will have updates on the threat for this afternoon on the Facebook page and the Twitter page, you can also see my Twitter feed on the home page. Have a great rest of your afternoon.
Good Thursday afternoon, well the satellite picture is telling the story of the early afternoon weather, clouds continuing to dominate much of the state, and even a few areas of sprinkles or light rain showing up around the Muncie area.
These are actually temperatures at 11 am and with the cloud cover, they haven’t moved too much. Mid 40s to low 50s, with a 54 degree temperature in Shelbyville.
Forecast for the rest of today, cloudy skies, could become partly cloudy by late in the afternoon. Highs now I believe will be in the upper 50s to around 60, so about 2 to 3 degrees cooler than what I have posted here. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
By tonight, skies will become mostly clear. Lows in the mid to upper 40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Friday, we begin to warm up and add in some sunshine. Mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 60s to near 70 north, low to mid 70s south. West winds around 10 mph.
If you are heading to IMS or even the Anderson Speedway for Friday, be sure to bring your sunglasses. Skies will be mostly sunny as highs will warm from near 70 to the lower 70s. More forecasts look at the Special Event Forecasts link.
Four Day Forecast for Delaware County looking good beyond today's cloudy weather. Mostly sunny on Friday, around 70. A few more clouds on Saturday, but still dry and lower 70s. Sunday, however, while it will be even warmer, I am introducing a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon hours. Highs in the mid 70s.
Same story for Marion County, beyond the cloud fest for today, mostly sunny skies and lower 70s for Friday. Mid 70s and a few more clouds for your Saturday. By Sunday, again while highs could reach the upper 70s, am putting a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the forecast.
That is it for this blog, I hope that you all have a great rest of your Thursday!
Cloud cover and earlier showers have kept temperatures down and it is pretty easy to see who got sun today and who didn’t. Temperatures at 2 pm range from 64 in Fort Wayne and Kokomo to 82 in Evansville.
Showers from earlier have moved into Ohio, but will be watching areas to the west for additional showers and storms during the later afternoon hours.
The Storm Prediction Center continue to have areas north of I-70 under a marginal risk of severe storms for the remainder of this afternoon and evening hours. The main threat from any storms that do become severe will be damaging winds and large hail, as the Severe Risk shows. The greatest time frame for storms to roll through will be between 5 pm and 10 pm. Heavy rainfall and lightning will be a threat with any thunderstorm.
Forecast for tonight, north of I-70, a chance of showers and thunderstorms, some could be strong to severe in the evening. South of I-70, a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, otherwise partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s to lower 60s.
Taking a look at the next Four Days for Muncie, a chance of showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday and upper 70s. An isolated shower or storm on Wednesday and Thursday, most areas will remain dry. Highs in the low to mid 80s. Friday, partly cloudy skies and highs in the mid 80s.
Finally, the Four Day Forecast for Indy, chance of a few storms on Tuesday and 80. A very small chance of a storm on Wednesday and Thursday, with much of the area remaining under partly cloudy skies and low to mid 80s. Friday, partly cloudy skies and highs in the mid 80s. Will have radar updates on the Facebook page, Central Indiana Weather as needed this afternoon and evening! Have a great rest of your Monday!
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