Indianapolis saw its 17th, 90° day of the year Wednesday. It was a hot, humid day with heat index above 100°. An approaching cold front brought strong storms with gusty winds, into the state this evening. 1 to 3 inches of rain soaked the westernmost counties of the state. Scattered showers and storms will continue overnight but our severe storm threat has diminished. Up to a quarter inch of rain will fall overnight and patchy dense fog is likely by sunrise.

Our weather will stay active with showers and thunderstorms scattered across the area Thursday and Friday and up to an inch of rain is likely. We still have an almost five-inch precipitation deficit so the rain is needed. Behind the cold front temperatures will not be as warm and we’ll end the week with highs in the 80s.

More rain is likely this overnight.

Rain will continue through Thursday.

Our warm, humid weather will continue with a daily chance for rain through the weekend.

August is off to a warm start.