STATEWIDE–Much of the state will get scattered and heavy rain at times Wednesday.
“Any time in the afternoon Wednesday is when we have a pretty good threat of picking up potential on scattered heavier showers,” said Stephanie Mead, meteorologist at WISH-TV. “I think a good bulk of the heavier rain will be south of I-70 in southeastern portions of the state.”
That part of the state is under a marginal risk for severe weather. That means isolated severe storms are possible, with the threat of isolated damaging winds, small hail and maybe a tornado.
“Areas south of I-70 like near Bloomington, for example, the main threat with these storms would be gusty winds and the potential for some hail. This is nothing widespread, but the threat is still there nonetheless. A lot of us are seeing some hard, dry ground, so there might be some isolated flooding in some of these spots south and east of Indianapolis where there is likely an inch to an inch and a half of rain that’s possible during the day (Wednesday) and early tomorrow morning,” said Mead.
Mead believes the rain threat holds through Thursday until about noon.
“But I think we do manage to salvage the afternoon and the rest of the day Thursday. Areas that are prone to flooding have the potential for seeing some standing water, so just be aware of that if you have plans to take you out for your morning drive,” said Mead.
High temperatures across the state will be in the 60s Wednesday, but they will warm up.
“It will finally start to feel like summer, especially through the end of the week. High temperatures should be touching into the 80s on Friday and then mid to upper 80s by the weekend. It will be great pool weather. It looks like it will spill over into next week too. Wednesday and Thursday will be our best chances for rain before we head through much of next week,” said Mead.
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