Daily chance for storms continues with threat of strong storms overnight


Scattered, strong storms will move south across central Indiana after midnight through Wednesday morning. The main threats from the storms will be gusty winds and heavy rain that could cause flash flooding. Expect a daily chance for scattered, strong storms through Friday. Up to 1″ of much-needed rain is likely this week. This will be a warm, humid week with highs near 90.

Summer across central Indiana has gone from very wet to extremely dry. From June 1 through mid-July, Indianapolis receive almost 14″ of rain. We were more than 6″ above average for the time frame. Then the pendulum swung the other way. From July 18 through August 10, we have had just four days with measurable rainfall and only .14″ of rain has fallen.

A cold front will move across the state late Friday. Behind the cold front, we’ll have more pleasant weather for race weekend. We’ll have sunny skies, lower humidity and milder temperatures with highs expected to be in the low 80s Saturday and Sunday.

Strong storms are likely overnight.

Expect heavy rain for the morning rush hour.

Tuesday was the warmest day of the month so far.

We have had eight 90-degree days this month.

We have had three wet days this month.

After a wet start, our summer has gone bone dry.

We’ll have a daily chance for rain this week.

Expect a dry weekend.

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