Photo: Marshall Gorby
Photo: Marshall Gorby

Cold front expected to produce threatening weather

UPDATE @ 10:30 p.m.: Clouds will decrease a bit overnight as temps drop into the lower 60s by Wednesday morning, well ahead of a cold front that will bring rough weather, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Jamie Simpson said Tuesday night.

That advancing cold front will bring the chance of a few showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

It's possible that the first threat of strong winds could arrive by early evening, first across the northwest section of the region.

Also, any storms well ahead of the front that can produce heavy rain will up the potential for overnight flooding. That threat has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood watch for Randolph County in Indiana, scheduled to begin late Wednesday.

FIRST REPORT: Today brings sun and clouds, with highs in the low-80s, after a foggy morning, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Rich Wirdzek.

Overnight lows fall into the low 60s.

Wednesday: More humid with a partly sunny sky. Highs in the mid-80s. At night, a line of thunderstorms is expected to develop ahead of a strong cold front.

After sunset, the line will work in from the northwest and move across the area during the early morning hours on Thursday. Strong to damaging wind gusts are possible as this line of storms move through.

Also, very heavy rain is possible which could lead to a localized flooding threat. The threat for severe weather should end before the beginning of the early part of the morning commute. Lows in the mid 60s.

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