Indianapolis Weather: Blizzards, thunderstorms forecast

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Indianapolis Weather: Blizzards, thunderstorms forecast

Twenty-nine days after the start of the season formerly known as spring, Hoosiers is once again advised to bundle and break out the snowbrushes in just a few days.

But first thunderstorm?

According to the Indianapolis National Weather Service, a wild mix of rainfall could hit central Indiana to kick off the week.

The good news is that isolated thunderstorms in the Forcecast on Sunday evening are far from safe. Officials say there is a 20% chance of storms before 9 p.m. when temperatures drop into the low 40s.

Even better news like this Monday should be mostly sunny, with a high of nearly 66 during the day and still no precipitation as temperatures hitting a low of 42 degrees on Monday night.

However, Tuesday will be colder and wetter. The forecast predicts a high of almost 57 degrees during the day with a 40% chance of rain after 2 p.m.

Temperatures are forecast to drop into the low 30s on Tuesday evening, as the probability of a rain / snow mix rises to 80%. New rainfall between a quarter and a half inch is possible.

Wednesday morning is expected to start with a 60% chance of snow showers before 7am before the partly sunny sky takes over. Expect a day high in the mid 40s and an overnight low in the mid 40s.

Thursday and Friday are free of any rainfall, but the forecast is for frosty areas on both mornings as conditions alternate between the high 50s and the low 30s.

The most recent recorded snowfall in the city was a trail of snow on April Fool’s Day, according to NWS records. The last spring snow the city ever saw was trail snowfall, recorded on June 18, 1992 and 2015.

Call IndyStar reporter Justin L. Mack at 317-444-6138. Follow him on Twitter: @justinlmack.