Sunday Heat and Storm Chances

The weekend will end with heat and storm chances.  Sunday will very warm from start to finish.  8am temperatures will be in the middle 70s.  We will be in the middle and upper 80s by noon, with highs forecast in the lower 90s.  With high humidity too, heat index values will be in the range of 95-100.


A stray storm is possible on Sunday.  We are timing the best chance for a line of rain and storms from about 4pm to 11pm.  We will keep you updated on any changes to the timing, as you make your outdoor plans.


There is some milder air behind this weather system, but we won’t feel it until Tuesday of next week.  We still have near 90 degrees in the forecast for Monday.  Milder air arrives Monday night and will last through mid-week.  We may have a couple of mornings in the 50s next week.


Weekend Forecast

Heat is in the weekend forecast.  We have had 6 90 degree days this year and we should add a couple more this weekend.  We average about 15 90 degree days each year.

It will be a mild and clear Friday night with lows in the 60s.  A few upper 50s are possible in eastern Indiana overnight.  From a mild start, it will be a quick warm-up into the lower 80s by noon.  Highs will be near 90 degrees on Saturday and Sunday.


Our Indianapolis Indians are in town all weekend.  It will be warm for the 7:05pm Saturday game and the 1:35pm Sunday game, with temperatures in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees.  There is a chance for a few storms on Sunday.  Here is the timing with FutureTrak13.  The best chance for storms on Sunday will be late afternoon and early evening.


The heat will last through Monday.  We expect milder air to return the middle of next week.


90s Return for the Weekend

After a foggy start across Central Indiana, we will see a brighter afternoon with highs in the mid 80s.  The humidity will continue to drop, and will be more comfortable the later we go into the day.

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It will be a great evening to be outside as temps remain warm into the early evening.

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So far this year, we’ve hit the 90 degree mark six times.  This weekend we’ll hit the 90 degree mark again.  Saturday will be dry, and it’s a Knozone Action day.  Sunday will not be a washout, however, scattered showers and storms are expected for the afternoon into the early evening.  If you have outdoor plans, download our free SkyTrak13 weather app so you can track the approaching weather.

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In the 7 day forecast temps will fall into the mid 80s by Tuesday.  That’s closer to our average high for this time of year.

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Friday Forecast

Today we’ll see a mix of sun and clouds as the humidity starts to drop and temperatures reach a high in the mid 80s.

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If you’re heading to the Indians game tonight, it will be a perfect evening at Victory Field.

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The heat is back to kick off Saturday with highs in the low 90s.

Sunday will be hot and muggy with temps reaching the low 90s, and scattered showers and storms in the forecast. The day will not be a washout, but you’ll need to plan around activity on the radar.

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Another warm day comes our way Monday with highs in the 90s, but by Tuesday we drop to the mid 80s, and get a little cooler from there into Wednesday and Thursday.

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Friday Forecast and Weekend Heat

It was a hot and very humid Thursday, as central Indiana cleans up from severe storms.  These storms impacted areas north of Indianapolis with destructive winds.  From the storm reports, you can see how many people were affected by the severe weather Wednesday night and early Thursday.  Locally there were dozens of damaging wind reports.


There will be a couple of storms possible mainly south of Indianapolis Thursday evening.  We get a bit of relief from the high heat and high humidity on Friday, with highs in the middle 80s.


Heat is back for the weekend, with highs near 90 on Saturday and Sunday.  There is a chance for a couple of storms on Sunday and Monday, but heat will be in the bigger story through the weekend.  It breaks by Tuesday and we get a few days in the 80s next week.


Warm & Muggy Today

After overnight showers and thunderstorms produced extremely heavy rain and damaging winds across Central Indiana, we are drying out across the area right now.

Check out the 48 hour estimated rain totals across the area.  Some counties received between 2-4″ in a very short amount of time just from this morning.

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Damaging wind gusts between 60 and 100 mph hit some communities north of I-70.  You can see the storm reports here.

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This afternoon there’s a slight chance for an isolated shower or storm in our southern viewing area, but for the most part it will just be warm and muggy with highs reaching the upper 80s.

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Tonight temps will drop to the mid 60s, and we’ll be less humid tomorrow with highs in the mid 80s.

We’ll warm up for the weekend with the 90s making a return and a chance for late day storms on Sunday.

If you’re looking for a cool down, and temps a little closer to the average high of 84 degrees, that will come our way next Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Wednesday Evening Update

The threat for severe weather continues and storms are starting to develop.  Any individual storm that develops will contain the threat for tornadoes.  Have a way to get watches and warnings this evening and overnight.  Keep you television on and your cell phone charged.

In addition to individual storms that develop, we are tracking the potential for a line of storms with the threat for damaging winds over 70mph and flash flooding.  Here is the timeline for the line of storms.


Update: Severe Storms Risk Peaks Tonight

Good afternoon and don’t be deceived if you have any lingering clouds or showers at this time.  As expected… an impressive warm front is lifting into Central Indiana to lay down the tracks for storms much later this evening and overnight.


All of the viewing area has the potential of seeing severe storms.  But the areas at greatest risk remain along and especially north of I-70.  Showers and clouds diminish the next few hours.


At the same time instability and wind shear increase as the front moves northward.  New storms are expected to initiate along the warm front around or after 8pm.


We’ll be looking at northern Illinois/northwestern Indiana as the most likely initiation point… though development farther south can’t be ruled or ignored.

The cells at initiation have the highest tornado potential and a few significant tornadoes are possible around Chicagoland/northwest Indiana.  While the highest probability of tornadoes exist over that region… please note that tornadoes are possible area wide this evening and tonight.  It’s important not to just focus on one area of one weather element.  We all need to be weather aware until further notice.


Eventually these discrete supercells should congeal into a linear storm complex which results in a widespread damaging wind threat risk.  The longer it takes for the cell merger to occur, the longer the risk of tornadoes will be.


Ultimately the expected complex will produce a swath of 70+mph wind, numerous power outages and flash flooding where it tracks… which at this time seems most likely from Indy toward the Michiana border.


We’ll update as needed this evening.

Severe Weather This Afternoon/ Tonight

Our eyes will remain on the radar this afternoon, this evening and tonight in Central Indiana.

We are under the threat for severe weather, with hail, flash flooding, damaging wind, and isolated tornadoes all possible.

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These are the radar estimated rain totals through 10:30am.

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This afternoon temperatures are expected to reach the mid 80s with scattered showers and storms.  If we see sunshine, that will help fuel our risk for severe weather.

We will also keep watch on another round of potential storms during the overnight.  We will watch to see if this develops.

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In the 7 day forecast, we are warming up for the weekend, the 90s will be back with more storm chances moving in.

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Rain and Storms Arrive Early Wednesday

The SkyTrak13 Weather Team continues to track 2 rounds of storms for Wednesday.  The first arrives around sunrise and will last through early afternoon.  This first round will contain heavy rain and the potential for flash flooding, damaging winds and hail.  This first round will include several waves of heavy rain and storms.  Here is the latest timeline with FutureTrak13.


We are forecasting a few dry hours late afternoon before a second round of storms Wednesday evening.  That next round will last through Monday night and early Thursday morning.  The risk for severe storms with flash flooding, damaging winds, hail and isolated tornadoes is in the forecast with the second round too.  Stay tuned for updates on timing and have a way to get watches and warnings on Wednesday.