First Alert Forecast: Tracking storms this weekend and through next week

Cheryl Sanders
August 18, 2019

The first round arrived late Saturday morning and brought heavy rain and severe wind gusts in west-central Indiana.

We'll have showers and storms early with gradual clearing overnight.

And with a substantial heat index value today and tomorrow, the National Weather Service at State College warns the risk of heat stress and heat-related illnesses is on the rise.

Another round of more widespread showers and storms will start to move in around sunset, before moving off to the east as the night goes on.

FOX Futurecast models have thunderstorms crossing the Indiana-Illinois border after 2 p.m. Storms will close into the Indianapolis metro area after 4 p.m. with scattered storm chances lingering for much of the evening. A series of cold fronts will swing through bringing a weak frontal system Tuesday, and a stronger front Thursday morning.

Monday: Sunny. Wind: SE 5-10.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Shower/Storm. A disturbance rolling into lower MI around midday is expected to develop scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the low 80s.

It will be partly cloudy with 60 per cent chance of showers on Saturday evening. More storms are in the forecast for Friday, warm, and a bit humid as highs make it into the mid 80s. Highs in the low 90s.

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