Several storm chances starting this weekend

Weather Blog

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Pattern turns active starting Saturday, with numerous chances for pop up showers and storms through the extended forecast.

Tonight:

For the most part, we are looking dry through the late evening and overnight hours.  The exception may be in our far northern counties, where a nearby front will likely bring rain to the far norther portions of Indiana.  Some of the showers could sneak down north of a line from Lafayette to Marion, but best rain chances look to be closer to the Indiana/Michigan border.

Overnight lows will be very warm, only falling to the middle 60s under mostly cloudy conditions.

Saturday:

Previously mentioned boundary will still be just to our north in the morning.  A upper level wave riding through should bring a few showers and garden variety thunderstorms to the northern third of the state for the mid to late morning hours.

Second wave moving through during the afternoon should have a bit more pop to it thanks to heating of the day.  Areas north of Indy are in a slight risk for severe storms, with the primary concerns being damaging straight line winds and large hail.  

Main time frame for storm development should be mid afternoon through mid evening.

This could put the Indy Car Grand Prix at IMS in jeopardy of being wet at times – but best chances for more consistent storms looks to remain just north of the city.

Meanwhile, temperatures will remain warm, and humidity will be up.  Highs top out in the middle to upper 80s around the area.

Mother’s Day:

Similar set up to Saturday. A few light showers will be possible in the morning, with a threat of storms in the afternoon hours.

There is a marginal risk for severe storms Sunday afternoon.  Again, winds and hail will be the primary concern.

Highs top out in the middle to upper 80s.

8 Day Forecast:

Pattern will remain active for at least the first half of the week, as the weekend boundary hangs around for a while.  Expect afternoon and evening pop up showers and storms through Wednesday, with pattern settling down a bit for the end of the work week.

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