Trip to September?

Cooler weather for Operation Football tonight!

It will be a quick trip to September weather this weekend. Remember that the average high is 83 but today we will only reach 78 degrees and by tomorrow a high of only 72 degrees. Remember that high school football starts tonight in Indiana. Temperatures will be in the low 70s at kickoff and you can see all the highlights tonight on Channel 13 with Dave Calabro’s Operation Football at the end of the Nightbeat at 11 pm.

– Chuck Lofton

Cool & Comfortable Weekend Ahead

Forget the 90s, we’re bringing back the 70s to the forecast!

Today highs are expected to reach the upper 70s to low 80s with partly cloudy skies.   As we head towards the afternoon a quick disturbance will enter the region bringing more clouds, and chance of scattered showers and an isolated thunderstorm.  Severe weather is not expected.

Tonight, lows drop to the upper 50s!  There’s still a chance of a few scattered showers.

For Saturday, I wouldn’t rule out a few isolated sprinkles, but all and all this weekend is going to be gorgeous if you like Fall-like temps!  Saturday and Sunday highs top out in the low to mid 70s.

This cool streak won’t last, we’re back in the 80s early next week.  And, we look to start another period of dry weather.

Have a great weekend!

Colts know who to play and when to play them

Peyton Manning made a minor uproar this week with his desire to take more snaps in the preseason. Only six plays in the first game made for no more than a token appearance. But when the franchise quarterback gets sacked on 50 percent of those plays, I’m with Jim Caldwell in sitting Peyton down.

Peyton Manning made a minor uproar this week with his desire to take more snaps in the preseason. Only six plays in the first game made for no more than a token appearance. But when the franchise quarterback gets sacked on 50 percent of those plays, I’m with Jim Caldwell in sitting Peyton down. The Colts were playing without both of their starting offensive tackles. The guy who gave up two of those sacks, Corey Hilliard, was let go this week. There was no sense in putting Peyton in harm’s way.

The Colts are one of the smartest teams in the NFL in knowing who to play and when to play them in the preseason. It makes the preseason boring, but hopefully leads to a healthier team when the real games start. We all know the preseason is too long with too many games and fans are getting ripped off. But that’s the system and the Colts know how to work it.

The Colts have some injury concerns on defense. But some of the nicks and bruises would not be enough to sideline most of these players in the regular season. Again, know who to play and when to play them. Everyone on the Colts defense is expected back by the start of the regular season, even recently injured defensive end Raheem Brock and cornerback Kelvin Hayden. The notable exception is safety Bob Sanders. But let’s be honest. The Colts have gotten used to playing without Sanders.

Peyton wants some more playing time with the offensive starters. I hope it’s not much more.

Rich Nye, Eyewitness Sports Reporter

rnye@wthr.com

@TheSportsGuy13 on Twitter

Baron Hill to hold public forums on health care

Rep. Baron Hill says he plans to hold some public forums in the final weeks of August. Details to come.

Rep. Baron Hill says he plans to hold some public forums in the final weeks of August. Details to come.

He released the following statement today: 

“I truly believe these forums will provide for a productive back-and-forth discussion,” Hill said.  “I look forward to hearing the comments, concerns and suggestions from the participants.  Holding these events during this week, I believe, will allow for a better- informed debate as folks have had time to decipher what is fact and fiction about the health care reform legislation, and will allow for me to take their concerns directly back to Washington.  In my smaller meetings with hospital leaders, doctors, nurses, small business owners and an array of other folks, I have gotten some excellent legislative suggestions.  I’m encouraged this bigger forum will have the same results on a larger scale.”

Severe Storms Possible Today

Once again, Central Indiana is under the threat of severe storms.

We should see plenty of dry time today, with just a pop up shower or storm here or there during the morning and early afternoon hours.  Highs are expected to reach the low 80s.  As the atmosphere heats up more showers and possibly some strong to severe storms could brew this afternoon into tonight.  All of Central Indiana is under a slight risk for severe weather.   The main threats are damaging winds, large hail, and very heavy downpours.

Tonight, we’ll keep the threat of storms in the forecast.

Friday, there’s a chance for a few showers or storms, nothing severe is expected at this time.  The temperatures will be the real story!  Highs Friday and Saturday look to top out in the mid to upper 70s!

Severe T-Storm Warning until 8:45pm

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings are in effect until 8:45 for portions of Grant, Cass, Fulton, Miami, Wabash, and Huntington Counties.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
  NORTHWESTERN GRANT COUNTY IN CENTRAL INDIANA
  EASTERN CASS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL INDIANA
  SOUTHEASTERN FULTON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL INDIANA
  MIAMI COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL INDIANA
  WABASH COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL INDIANA
  SOUTHWESTERN HUNTINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST INDIANA

* UNTIL 845 PM EDT

* AT 752 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
  SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN
  EXCESS OF 70 MPH.  THIS SEVERE STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR ANOKA…OR
  NEAR LOGANSPORT…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM INCLUDE…
  GRISSOM AFB…
  PERU…
  WABASH…
  BUNKER HILL…
  MEXICO…
  AKRON AND LA FONTAINE…

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

DOPPLER RADAR HAS INDICATED SOME WEAK ROTATION WITHIN THIS SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE TORNADOES WITH LITTLE
OR NO WARNING. IF A TORNADO IS SPOTTED…ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A
PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY STRUCTURE…SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL
INTERIOR ROOM.

THIS STORM HAS A HISTORY OF PRODUCING DESTRUCTIVE WINDS. SEEK
SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS!

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 100 AM EDT THURSDAY MORNING
FOR NORTHERN INDIANA AND SOUTHERN MICHIGAN AND NORTHWESTERN OHIO

Severe T-Storm Warning until 8:30pm

A few more counties have been added to the Severe Thunderstorm Warning that expires at 8:30. Those counties include Boone, Clinton, Hamilton, and Montgomery Counties.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN INDIANAPOLIS HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
  BOONE COUNTY IN CENTRAL INDIANA…
  CLINTON COUNTY IN CENTRAL INDIANA…
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF FRANKFORT…
  NORTHWESTERN HAMILTON COUNTY IN CENTRAL INDIANA…
  SOUTHWESTERN HOWARD COUNTY IN CENTRAL INDIANA…
  WESTERN TIPTON COUNTY IN CENTRAL INDIANA…
  SOUTHEASTERN FOUNTAIN COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL INDIANA…
  MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL INDIANA…
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF CRAWFORDSVILLE…
  NORTHWESTERN PARKE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL INDIANA…
  SOUTHEASTERN TIPPECANOE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL INDIANA…

* UNTIL 830 PM EDT

* AT 732 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
  SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
  OF 60 MPH.  THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR LINDEN…OR 8 MILES NORTH
  OF CRAWFORDSVILLE…AND MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR…
  COLFAX AROUND 745 PM EDT…
  THORNTOWN AROUND 750 PM EDT…
  LEBANON AROUND 755 PM EDT…
  FRANKFORT AROUND 800 PM EDT…

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 65 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 137 AND 164.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 74 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 25 AND 47.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA. IF A TORNADO
IS SPOTTED…ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY
STRUCTURE…SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH…PREPARE
IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS…DESTRUCTIVE HAIL…AND DEADLY CLOUD
TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER…
PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

Severe T-Storm Warning until 8:30pm

Severe T-Storm Warnings in effect for portions of Clay, Montgomery, Parke, Putnam, Vermillion, and Vigo Counties until 8:30pm.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN INDIANAPOLIS HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
  NORTHWESTERN CLAY COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL INDIANA…
  SOUTHERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL INDIANA…
  PARKE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL INDIANA…
  NORTHERN PUTNAM COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL INDIANA…
  SOUTHERN VERMILLION COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL INDIANA…
  NORTHERN VIGO COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL INDIANA…
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF TERRE HAUTE…

* UNTIL 830 PM EDT/730 PM CDT/

* AT 630 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
  SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
  OF 60 MPH.  THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR SANDFORD…OR NEAR PARIS…
  AND MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR…
  BLANFORD AROUND 735 PM EDT…
  UNIVERSAL AROUND 740 PM EDT…
  CLINTON AROUND 745 PM EDT…
  MECCA AROUND 750 PM EDT…

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 70 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 0 AND 5.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA. IF A TORNADO
IS SPOTTED…ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY
STRUCTURE…SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH…PREPARE
IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS…DESTRUCTIVE HAIL…AND DEADLY CLOUD
TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER…
PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS

Tornado Warning until 8pm

Tornado Warning until 8pm for for portions of Clinton, Howard, Carroll, and Tippecanoe Counties.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN INDIANAPOLIS HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
  NORTHWESTERN CLINTON COUNTY IN CENTRAL INDIANA…
  NORTHWESTERN HOWARD COUNTY IN CENTRAL INDIANA…
  CARROLL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL INDIANA…
  NORTHEASTERN TIPPECANOE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL INDIANA…
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF LAFAYETTE…

* UNTIL 800 PM EDT

* AT 712 PM EDT…LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED A FUNNEL CLOUD NEAR
LAFAYETTE…MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR…
  ROSSVILLE AROUND 730 PM EDT…
  FLORA AROUND 740 PM EDT…
  BURLINGTON AROUND 750 PM EDT…

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 65 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 168 AND 185.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO…THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
NICKEL SIZE HAIL AND DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE…SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES…EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE…LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.