Stormy end to the work week with a cool start to the first weekend of summer

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Happy Friday, everyone! We saw a stormy first day of summer with most areas seeing at least a little rainfall and some areas picking up several inches.

After the wet day yesterday, our ‘onion ring day’/’bring your pet to work day’ is off to a similarly soggy start. You’ll likely make good use of the rain gear at some point today. 

Temperatures will climb from the upper 60s and low 70s this morning into the upper 70s and low 80s this afternoon. 

With the daytime heating, showers and storms will start to fire up after a brief lull through late morning. 

Some storms this afternoon could be on the strong side or severe in southeast Indiana, though most storms today will be just of the nuisance variety. 

We’ll hold on to scattered storms through the evening hours, so if you have outdoor plans, maybe the Indianapolis Indians game at Victory Field, or the Imagine Dragons concert in Noblesville, you’ll want to keep your eyes on the sky. 

Most rain shower and storm activity will diminish in coverage through the overnight with just a few more rain showers lingering into the morning hours Saturday. Overnight lows will drop into the mid 60s in most areas. 

A few more rain showers are possible Saturday, though more of us than not will remain dry through the first half of the weekend. 

High temps will climb only into the mid to upper 70s tomorrow afternoon thanks to a northwest wind. 

Isolated showers will linger into Sunday as well, but most of us will remain dry, allowing some summer-like heat to return. That trend will continue through the first half of the work week. 

If you need to get yard work done, make sure to take care of that Sunday, Monday or Tuesday before storm chances return late Tuesday and continue through the middle of next week. 

If you’re a fan of the 90 degree heat, you will not have to wait long for that to return with highs in the 90s by Tuesday and mid 90s back in the forecast by this time next week.