Doppler 13 Weather Blog Live: Heavy Storms Today, Heat Wave This Week

The Storm Prediction Center has placed most of central and southern Indiana under a Level 2 of 5. Damaging gusts of wind and heavy hail are the primary threats.

INDIANAPOLIS – Today will be the transitional day for heat and humidity as a warm front halts in central Indiana. It will also trigger scattered storms. Some could be strong to severe. The Storm Prediction Center has placed most of central and southern Indiana under a Level 2 of 5. Damaging gusts of wind and heavy hail pose the main threat. A few rotating thunderstorms cannot be excluded from the afternoon until early evening.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue throughout the afternoon.

Temperatures reach the low 80s by late afternoon. We will also feel much wetter today with dew points near 70, which puts us in the miserable category. Storms will lessen as the sun approaches just after 9 p.m.

The heat is on for the next week, and it could be dangerous heat at times.

Monday’s weather event begins with a series of thunderstorms rolling through the first part of the day. There is a risk of some storms reaching severe limits as this complex moves, prompting the Storm Prediction Center to place northeastern portions of the state under a Level 2 of 5.

Conditions then become hot and humid with highs in the 90s and miserable dew points in the mid 70s.

Tuesday will be the hottest day of the week with record threatening highs.
We expect 97, while the permanent record is 94 set in 1954. Heat indices could range from 105 to 110°.

We’ll be knocking on the door for another record high on Wednesday with a forecast temperature of 95.