INDIANAPOLIS – Strong to severe thunderstorms were present in Indiana Sunday. A passing cold front will leave temperatures about 10 degrees cooler than average for a few days in the last week of April.

Severe weather warnings throughout the day

11:01 p.m. – A severe thunderstorm warning is issued for Montgomery, Parke, and Putnam counties until 11:30 p.m. Radar indicated 60 mph winds and 0.88″ hail. The severe storm is located 22 miles north of Terre Haute, moving east at 45 mph.

11:19 p.m. – Extended until 11:45 p.m.

11:30 p.m. – Expired.

9:03 p.m. – A severe thunderstorm warning is issued for Montgomery, Fountain, Parke, and Vermillion counties until 9:30 p.m. The storm is moving east at 50 mph. Radar indicated 60 mph winds within the storm.

9:25 p.m. – Expired.

Overnight into Monday morning

Severe weather threat

On Sunday we could see some one-off stronger showers and thunderstorms in the early evening hours. The Storm Prediction Center has part of Indiana at a marginal (level 1) risk for severe weather. The best timeframe to see strong storms is after 9 p.m.

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Timing out the Sunday storms

We’ve seen isolated thunderstorms early Sunday, but the better chance for stronger storms to turn severe will be after the sun sets. We will be here monitoring these storms outside of show times Sunday, so if the atmosphere starts cooking, make sure you turn the channel to CBS4 to stay weather aware! You can flip through this slide show to see when some of those stronger storms appear.

After 8:45 p.m. the storms will start to increase in intensity. After the storms pass, colder air takes over once again in Indiana.

Gusty and warm Sunday

High temperatures reached the lower 80s once again today with a previously stalled warm front. The warm weather will soon be exiting as a cold front passes through with heavy showers and storms. Winds are already gusting well over 40 mph ahead of storms Sunday night.

Big cool down for the last week of April

Enjoy the warmer air while we have it! Our pattern changes quite a bit as we start off next week. We’re in the warm section of air currently (on the left) then we move into the cooler pattern (right) by Monday!

Last average freeze dates

Keeping in mind that we swing much colder this week with temperatures dropping to near freezing levels once again — here’s a reminder that some of the last average freeze dates are about to pass. You could wait until next weekend to put out more sensitive plants!

7-day forecast

According to our forecast, we will finish April with a measly 14/30 days reaching a temperature of 60°+ after we add this upcoming Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Temperatures
Local climate data says that number should be 27/30.