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STATEWIDE- Just about every part of Indiana will be dealing with scattered showers and thunderstorms this week, says the National Weather Service.
"We're looking at chances for rain and storms almost every day through Friday," says Jason Puma, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis. "We're going to see high temperatures in the middle to upper 80's across much of central Indiana."
Puma says the whole state will have chances for showers and thunderstorms the next few days.
"The dew points are very high. When you have a warm air mass across the entire state with those dew points, you can get some afternoon showers and storms," says Puma.
On Friday, Puma says that's when the "weather pattern" changes.
"By then, we won't have some of this gulf air coming up into the Ohio Valley anymore. When that happens, the chances for thunderstorms will diminish.
It is unclear if any of these storms will be severe.
"It's too soon to say that we'd see any severe weather at this point. Right now, the thunderstorms don't have a lot of the extra things needed to be severe. The storms we've been dealing with lately are due to the warm and humid air mass, which has been leading to afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms," says Puma.
But he urges you to pay attention to the forecast because that can always change.