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High heat with thunderstorm watch for northern Indiana

Tara’s Thursday 9am forecast

LATEST: A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of northeastern Illinois, northern Indiana and southern Michigan, and Williams County in northwest Ohio until 9 p.m. Eastern time Thursday. Threats include a couple of tornadoes; scattered hail up to the size of tennis balls; and scattered gusts up to 70 mph. Indiana counties in the watch area are Benton, Cass, De Kalb, Elkhart, Fulton, Jasper, Kosciusko, Lagrange, Lake, La Porte, Marshall, Miami, Newton, Noble, Porter, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke, Steuben, Wabash, White and Whitley.

Below is the forecast posted shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Expect high heat Thursday and for the next several days.

Thunderstorms move into the state Thursday night.

THURSDAY: A mild morning with high heat this afternoon. Much of the day will be dry with lots of sunshine. Humidity values stay low but the temperatures climb. We may see the first 90 degree temperature of the year. Highs will be in the upper 80s near 90 statewide.

THURSDAY NIGHT: If you are heading to the Indiana Fever game downtown tonight it will be hot and dry. But showers and storms arrive late tonight and during the overnight hours.

We are tracking a line of showers and storms moving into the state after midnight. The line will begin to weaken as it moves throughout Indiana. However some of the storms especially in the northern part of the state may be on the stronger side. The Storm Prediction Center has issued a slight risk which is a level 2 out of a level 5 for strong storms. Main threats will be heavy rainfall and gusty winds.

FRIDAY: A few showers may be possible right around daybreak Friday. We will start the day with mostly cloudy skies. Sunshine returns for the afternoon. The rest of the day will be dry. Temperatures climb into the upper 80s for the afternoon which is above normal.


The high heat sticks around for the end of the weekend and into next week. Highs on Saturday reach the middle 80s with sunshine. On Father’s Day look for lots of sunshine and high heat. Highs climb into the lower 90s with feels like temperatures into the triple digits.

Several days in the 90s are possible heading into the next week. We will see a few showers and storms popping up into the afternoon with the peak heating of the day. Humidity will be high as well.