Severe storms possible Monday with more rain chances for the Indy 500 weekend

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Good Sunday evening! We had another very muggy and warm day today with temperatures topping out in the mid-80s across much of the state. 

Heading into the overnight hours, we could see a couple showers and storms move into the metro area, some of which could be strong to severe.

Temperatures will drop into the low 70s this evening. 

You will want to pack the umbrella for the morning commute as we will likely have scattered showers and storms around the area. 

There should be a break in the action from around the 10 o’clock hour into the early afternoon before storm coverage begins to increase.

Temperatures on Monday will warm to around 79°.

After 3 PM, storm chances begin to increase, some of which could be strong to severe. With the anticipated midday break in activity, afternoon storms could feed off of energy from the sunlight and a few may become strong.

The SPC has the entire Indianapolis metro area under a slight risk for severe storms into the afternoon hours Monday. The risk includes a threat for damaging winds, hail, and a spin-up tornado or two. 

Tuesday will be mostly dry with the chance for an isolated shower in the morning and early afternoon.

We will look to dry out for the middle of the week with partly cloudy skies expected for Wednesday and Thursday. Highs in the low 80s will make these the pick days of the week to get outside.

EARLY LOOK AHEAD TO INDY 500 WEEKEND: CARB Day on Friday will hold the chance for a few isolated showers into the afternoon hours, but it does not look to be a washout. Temperatures will climb to a high of around 87°. Both Saturday and Sunday have the potential for showers and storms, with a much greater chance on race day. Be sure to pack the umbrella if you are heading out to the track.

We’ll catch another break in the wet weather by early next week, so if weather delays the race… and we will hope it will not… we’ll have no problem getting the race in Monday or Tuesday.