ALERT: Slight to Enhanced Risk of strong to severe storms for parts of Central Indiana tonight.
We’re warm and even a little humid. Throw in a front across the area, and we have to watch for a complex of rain and storms into tonight. While the Storm Prediction Center has a Slight to Enhanced severe weather risk along and south of a Crawfordsville to Richmond line, there’s still some question how far north storms will be able to make it. Areas closer to Bloomington and Seymour have a little higher chance of seeing storms tonight. Damaging winds will be the main threat. Large hail and an isolated tornado are also possible. Outside of storms, we’re mostly cloudy with lows in the mid 60s.
What about Race Day? Outside of a spotty shower, the morning hours look mostly cloudy and mainly dry. By noon, temperatures are expected to be in the mid 70s with mostly cloudy skies. Some sunshine may even break out from time to time. Around 2pm, the chance for a spotty shower is back with us. We will be watching for a line of rain and storms to come together over NW Indiana by mid to late afternoon. As of now, rain and storms could reach IMS near or after 5pm, lingering around for a few hours. Timing is still a fluid situation, and will be updated as the newest information comes in. Any storms that do form could be strong to severe. Highs in the upper 70s could reach 80, if enough sunshine breaks through…this would also increase our storm chances.