Spring storms possible early this week

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We are tracking energy in the atmosphere that will bring a chance for severe thunderstorms to central Indiana.

A lot of ingredients look to be in place: heat, humidity, jet stream energy, and lifting mechanism are just a few.

The Storm Prediction Center has central Indiana in a “Slight Risk” for severe weather from 8am Tuesday through 8am Wednesday.

WTTV SPC Day3

At this time it appears that all modes of severe thunderstorms (damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes) look possible Tuesday night.

Severe Storm Threat - 4 Categories

The best time for organized thunderstorm activity looks to be after 7pm Tuesday.  (Subject to change.)  You can see the latest radar projection from our RPM computer model brings a line of thunderstorms in to the area Tuesday evening/night.

0z 4km-12km RPM Regional

Be sure to make sure your NOAA Weather Radio is working correctly.  It is also a good time to refresh the batteries in the radio.  You can also download The Weather Authority app for iPhone and Android devices available in your device app store.  It would even be a good idea to go over severe weather safety tips with your family BEFORE Tuesday night.

TURNING COOLER FOR WEEK’S END

Computer models suggest cooler air arriving in central Indiana for Thursday in to the weekend.  Temperatures will go from the 70°s Tuesday to the 30°s by Sunday morning.  It does look rather cloudy through the weekend.  If it were a month earlier, we would have several chances for snow, but temperatures look to be warm enough at the surface to keep most of the precipitation in liquid form.  However, it wouldn’t out of the question for a few snow flurries to fall, especially Sunday.

7 Day PM

 

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