Indianapolis, Central Indiana Weather Forecast, Chance of Storms, Rain

INDIANAPOLIS – Summer weather passed the state of Indiana last week, but with the heat comes an increased chance of severe storms. We will have the opportunity to enjoy a comfortable early evening on Sunday, but the threat will mount as we head into the night and into Monday morning.

Threat of severe weather overnight

Severe storms will begin over southeastern Iowa this evening and begin moving east after dark. As the storms approach Indiana, they slowly weaken and form into a line segment. That being said, there is enough instability that isolated severe storms can exist in the line as it moves to and through Indiana. The main threat is damaging wind, although a brief tornado or two are possible. Large hail cannot be ruled out, but seems unlikely, especially to the east.

The best estimate of the timing places the line of storms (trending SW-NE) in northwest Indiana between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. The segment will move southeast across the state, eventually exiting between Cincinnati and Louisville between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. The threat will slowly diminish as the storms progress, but isolated severe weather events remain possible across the state.

A hot and cold week ahead

After the storms come out on Monday, it’s going to be a whole rollercoaster week! Temperatures will return to the 80s with partly cloudy conditions in the afternoon. We will continue to warm Tuesday and Wednesday with highs near or slightly above 90 degrees!

Our next chance for stormy weather will come Wednesday evening, however, which will quickly end this summer period. High temperatures will return to the upper 60s and low 70s with the city’s first chance of reaching the upper 40s this season Friday morning.

Dale D. Schrum