Perfect Friday, but Strong Storms Developing

Get outside as much as you can today, we won’t see this much sunshine over the weekend!

If you love temps flirting with 80 and plenty of sun.  Today is your day!  The only thing throwing a wrench into the forecast is the high pollen forecast and wind gusts up to 40 mph.

As we move into the weekend we are watching for strong to severe storms. 

The first round moves in after midnight tonight and sticks around through early afternoon Saturday.  Nearly the entire state of Indiana is under a slight risk for severe weather Saturday.  Very heavy rain is also likely.  We might see a break for showers and storms Saturday afternoon, but towards the evening, the cold front that is triggering all of this will start to lift back towards us, and the activity ramps up.   Damaging wind and large hail will be the strongest concerns from these storms. 

Sunday morning more heavy rain is likely, and we’ll see showers and storms throughout the day.

Temperatures Saturday and Sunday will reach the low to mid 70s.

Late Friday night through Sunday night 1-2″ of rain is likely, with localized areas picking up 3″ of rain, especially south of I-70.  Localized flooding is possible. 

I’ll be in the weather center all weekend monitoring any changes.  I’ll keep you posted here on the blog, and follow me through Twitter too, @NicoleWTHR.

Monday we dry out and hit the low 70s.

Fund raises $200,000 for Stutzman

A boost for State Sen. Marlin Stutzman Thursday.

A boost for State Sen. Marlin Stutzman Thursday. The Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF), chaired by U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) announced that it raised over $200,000 for Stutzman’s campaign for the U.S. Senate in Indiana.

Stutzman is up against Dan Coats and several other contenders for a shot on the November ballot. Until yesterday, Stutzman was the only candidate who had already filed his financial disclosure form, although Coats submitted the paperwork Wednesday.

Windy & Warm

Warmth returns to Central Indiana, but not without some pretty hefty wind gusts.

Sunshine and 70s, just the forecast I like to see!  Highs will reach the mid 70s today with a few clouds dotting the sky.  Temps are warming up thanks to a southerly breeze, but at times we’ll see wind gusts up to 30mph, so a windy day is expected.

Tonight lows drop to the upper 50s, but stays windy.  Wind gusts up to 25mph are possible.

Friday, we will likely hit the upper 70s to low 80s.   Expect sunshine with wind gusts up to 35mph.  At times, the wind may be a bit stronger than that.

Friday night into Saturday a cold front moves into the state bringing showers and t-storms.  There’s a “slight risk” of severe weather for the state right now.  We’ll be watching for damaging winds and large hail.  More showers and t-storms are likely on Sunday.  We’ll be watching the forecast closely, so stay tuned as we update the chance for severe weather and the timing of the upcoming storms.

Warming Up & Drying Out

Ready for sunshine and warmer temps? The are coming our way!

This morning was the coolest morning in Central Indiana this month.  Lows hovered around freezing.

We say goodbye to the rain and hello to sunshine.  Highs today will reach the mid 60s with mostly sunny skies.  Allergy sufferers, some bad news, pollen levels return to high levels today through Friday.

Overnight, lows will not be as cool, only dropping to the mid 40s. 

More sunshine is coming tomorrow with highs in the 70s.  By Friday, temps heat up to the 80s!

Late Friday night scattered showers and storms are possible, hanging around Saturday and Sunday too.  We’ll keep you posted on any chance of severe weather as we get closer to the storms moving in.

Drying Out & Warming Up

A few sprinkles are possible in our southern counties today, other than that, we are drying out and warming up!

Most spots in Central Indiana will remain dry today.  A few sprinkles are possible in our southern counties as an area of low pressure tracks south.  Highs will reach the low 60s today with decreasing clouds.

Overnight, skies clear, and patchy frost is possible as temps drop to the mid 30s. 

Wednesday, partly cloudy skies are expected with highs in the low 60s.

We remain dry Thursday, and bump the temperature up to the low to mid 70s.

Friday, the warmth sticks, but through Sunday, scattered showers and isolated t-storms are possible.  We’ll keep you posted on any chances of severe weather as we head closer to the weekend.

Pesky Sprinkles

The rain showers are coming to an end, but not without holding on for a little it longer across the state.

Sick of the rain?

Well, today’s forecast is better than yesterday’s.  Today we’ll see highs around 60 degrees with patchy pockets of sprinkles and drizzle.  I think we’ll somewhat start drying out this afternoon.  Blame the upper level low that’s moving at a snail’s pace to get out of here!

Overnight, temps drop to the low 40s with partly cloudy skies.

Tuesday, a 30% chance of showers with mostly cloudy skies.  Highs look to hit the low 60s.

Tuesday night temps drop to the mid 30s, we could see some patchy frost across Central Indiana.

Wednesday, we’re dry and in the mid 60s… Thursday sunny and the low to mid 70s!

Then, Friday through the weekend, a good chance of scattered showers and t-storms.  We’ll keep you posted as we get closer to the weekend!

Quick & Healthy Salmon Recipe

Here is the recipe seen on my Lean 13 segment….Enjoy!!

Lightly Brush a 6oz Salmon Filet with Olive Oil and season with Salt, Pepper, and Garlic Powder.  Place the fish on the grill and cook on medium temperature for approx 6 minutes per side (depending on thickness).  Remove from grill.  Place salmon filet on pre-soaked cedar plank and place back on the grill for another 3-4 minutes.  This will be enough time to enpart the cedar plank flavor.

If you don’t have a Cedar Plank just follow the Grilling directions. Enjoy!

Scattered Showers & Storms Sunday

Soggy weather continues to settle into Central Indiana.

What a welcome home!  I just got back from vacation, and I am greeted by tons of green (nice to see everything blooming), and rain!

Highs today will reach the low 60s with scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Severe weather is not expected.  However, expect some showers/storms to contain very heavy rain.

Overnight, temps cool off to the upper 40s are we’re waiting on an upper level low to push off to the east (and end our rain chances).  Still plan on scattered shower activity.

Monday, that pesky low is moving to the east, but not fast enough… so we’ll continue to see scattered showers will highs in the upper 50s.

Tuesday, we start to dry out, but still have a 30% chance of showers, highs will hit the low 60s.

We get the sun back Wednesday with temps in the low 60s… Thursday we’re back in the 70s.

Then, Friday, a chance for scattered showers and storms.

Indiana Insiders weigh in on Brizzi

The calls for Republican Prosecutor Carl Brizzi to resign are increasing.

The calls for Republican Prosecutor Carl Brizzi to resign are increasing. Former Prosecutor Scott Newman, who currently serves as chairman of the Mark Massa for Prosecutor campaign, joined the chorus earlier this week.

Then during the Friday taping of Indiana Insiders to air this Sunday at 9:30 am on Channel 13, Republican analyst Peter Rusthoven chimed in.

“Should Carl Brizzi resign?” Eyewitness News asked.

“Yes, he should,” Rusthoven replied. “I don’t think this is where Brizzi did something related to Republican philosophy. I think he made a terrible mistake of judgement. The kind of thing that makes people question the integrity of people in public office.”

“We need a Democratic prosecutor. This is crazy. You’ve got the former prosecutor saying he should resign. You’ve got the guy who is running saying he should resign and you’ve got the Prosecutor saying I won’t resign,” said Robin Winston, Democratic analyst.

Candidate skips his own news conference

In the US Senate race for the Republican nomination, Don Bates Jr. has fought to get his voice heard.

In the US Senate race for the Republican nomination, Don Bates Jr. has fought to get his voice heard.

“I am not a politician. I believe I have the greatest grasp of the fiscal disaster that’s facing our nation and how we have to fix it if our nation is to be preserved,” he said during a debate with other candidates this week.

So when the campaign sent out a news release saying Bates would reveal a major campaign announcement at a statewide news conference at the Indiana Statehouse at 10:30 Friday morning, Eyewitness News showed up – which is more than the candidate did. Our camera waited until 10:56 and Bates was a no show and there was no explanation.

After a phone call to the campaign, a second news release was received at 11:30 am saying the candidate was sick with the flu and couldn’t make it.