INDIANAPOLIS–You could be seeing multiple weather hazards this weekend, says the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.
First, rain will continue off and on Friday.
“There will be rain and isolated thunderstorms in the area. We can’t rule out a severe thunderstorm, but for the most part, we’re looking at a rainy day,” says National Weather Service in Indianapolis Meteorologist Jason Puma.
Puma says most areas will not see severe weather Friday, but Saturday is likely a different story.
“On Saturday, our threats could be large hail, damaging winds, and even an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out. It’s going to be a progression across the entire state,” says Puma.
He says the severe weather has the best chance for starting Saturday afternoon.
“Then it will go into the evening on Saturday. That’s when we’ll have the warmest air in place across the area,” says Puma.
Warmer temperatures then make the weather conditions more likely to have heavy rain and thunderstorms. Nearly the entire state is under a slight risk for severe weather.
“That’s except for places in the far northwest like Lafayette. They are in an enhanced risk,” says Puma.
Enhanced risk is the third-highest designation for severe weather. The next highest is moderate followed by high.
Sunday’s forecast calls for highs in the mid to high 50s with wind gusts as high as 35 miles per hour in much of the state.