TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - High heat and the potential for severe storms are both in the forecast for the Wabash Valley today.
High temperatures will climb into the lower 90s this afternoon which will make today the hottest day of 2013 thus far. Add moisture into the mix and heat index levels could climb as high as 100°.
A broad low pressure system will bring widespread thunderstorm activity to the Wabash Valley this evening into the overnight hours. Some storms could be strong to severe containing strong straight line winds, large hail and the potential for flash flooding.
While the Storm Prediction Center does include the Wabash Valley under a moderate risk for severe storms, it still appears that the highest risk area remains across northern Illinois into central/northern Indiana.
Thunderstorms will start to pop-up later this afternoon and stay under severe limits at first. Heading into the evening hours, mainly after 8 p.m. EDT, the threat for severe storms increases.
Severe threat ends early Thursday morning and skies become partly cloudy. It won't be as hot on Thursday with highs near 80.
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