March goes out like a lion! Strong low pressure brings periodic numerous showers and thunderstorms over central Indiana Friday and Friday evening. The threat for severe storms will increase during the late afternoon and evening hours along and ahead of an approaching cold front.
Indiana's Weather Update:
(Via @NWSIndianapolis.) Behind the cold front, strong non-thunderstorm winds will move in, with gusts to near 50 mph possible….https://t.co/3LVP67pNIF pic.twitter.com/aDpymaF7iT
— Paul Poteet Dot Com 🇺🇸 (@PaulPoteet) March 31, 2023
Locally damaging wind gusts and isolated tornadoes are possible with the most intense cells, along with heavy rain, cloud-to-ground lightning, and some hail. The greatest hazards at this time may occur over western counties of central Indiana. Most of the storms should be out by around midnight. Final totals should be around three-quarters of an inch.
After the front and storms pass, west to southwest surface winds will become quite gusty overnight Friday night and Saturday. Winds will gust to 40 to 50 mph at times, which could present a hazard for high profile vehicles and loose objects, and could result in some tree limbs being downed.
Another round of thunderstorms is expected sometime Tuesday and/or Wednesday as another weather system approaches, with some
additional stronger thunderstorms again possible during that time.
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INDY SEVEN DAY FORECAST
Friday: Breezy, with periods of rain. Storms develop in the afternoon. Wind gusts to 40 mph. High 63.
Friday Night: Showers and storms. Breezy. Some storms could be severe. Wind gusts to 45 mph. Low 42.
Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Spotty afternoon shower. Wind gusts to 50 mph. High 42.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy evening. Clearing overnight. Low 28.
Sunday: Sunny. High 58.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Low 46.
Monday: Partly sunny. Scattered showers later. High 67.
Monday Night: Scattered showers. Low 59.
Tuesday: Scattered showers and storms. High 74.
Tuesday Night: Scattered showers and storms. Low 62.
Wednesday: Showers and storms likely. High 66.
Wednesday Night: Showers and storms end early. Partly cloudy late. Low 38.
Thursday: Partly sunny. High 55.