Hot, Humid & Stormy

Yep, more severe thunderstorms are in the forecast today.

Highs today will reach the upper 80s across Central Indiana with scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Some storms may reach severe limits with strong winds and very heavy rain that could create flash flooding.  The entire state is under a slight risk for severe storms today.

T-storms are also likely tonight as lows drop to the low 70s.

More severe storms are possible Wednesday and Thursday as highs hit the upper 80s to around 90 degrees.

Indianapolis Five Day Weather Forecast

Low tide for Google Wave?

Google Wave was threatening to be awesome. Now, it appears to be all washed out.

Is it just me, or is Google slipping? While it used to be that Google’s newest offerings would be anticipated almost as much as the next iPhone fix, they seem to have fallen flat of late.

Right about the time the Twittersphere was exploding, Google Wave hit the virtual shelves. It seemed like it had potential, especially for a TV station web site looking to spread its social media wings a little. Information on any number of stories could be shared on an “as it comes in” basis, with viewers injecting their own ideas, updates or opinions. And it could be left active for hours – or even days – to let others join in and catch up.

Though it has since gone public, its early use of invitations (Google’s preferred means of forced popularity) meant that while the user base might have been small, it also would likely be dedicated and users would tie their Wave account closely to their personal identity, hopefully leading to honest, reasoned dialogue.

Yes, it could have been awesome.

But the Wave never seemed to hit the shore. I toyed with it amongst friends and aside from the “Wow!” factor, it seemed difficult to go back and follow later. And that was just 60 or so “posts” between four or five people. I couldn’t imagine the maze of conversation between dozens – or hundreds – of viewers.

Also, there was the bane of the Web for all-time – cross-browser slapfighting. Excited to bring my new Wave account to work months ago, I found that the Internet Explorer-based newsroom wouldn’t fly with Google Wave without extensions. An elimination of part of an already small user base is not a good thing. If needed, I could probably twist some arms to get a Wave-acceptable browser installed at my desk. But would IE-loving users follow suit? Seemed like too much hassle for an experimental run.

I thought maybe I had just let technology pass me by a little and that, while I thought Google Wave had fizzled out, it was actually thriving in some corner of the Web. Apparently, that’s not the case. Clicking through Mashable, the social media bible, they hadn’t even touched a Google Wave story since January, and hadn’t written new since November. Not good news for Google Wave.

So what about you, web-using public? Have you caught the Wave? I’d love to hear about your thoughts and experiences. 

Next week: “Has Google Buzz lost it’s sting?” and other bad social media puns.

Severe T-Storm Watch Until 10pm

Areas along and south of I-70 are under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10pm tonight.

Areas along and south of I-70  are under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10pm tonight.

Very heavy rain is likely from these storms as well as damaging wind.  Flash flooding is possible in some areas where heavy thunderstorms set up.

We’ll continue to watch for areas of heavy rain overnight into Tuesday morning, with more storms in the extended forecast.

Indianapolis Five Day Weather Forecast

Mainly Dry Monday

Get ready for sunshine today!

Highs today will hit the upper 80s with partly cloudy skies in Central Indiana.  Mainly dry conditions will stick around today.

Overnight, scattered showers and thunderstorms develop.  Some storms could contain very heavy rain and damaging wind.

Tuesday, the entire state is under a slight risk for severe weather for the potential of flash flooding and damaging wind. 

We won’t see a washout, but rather different waves of thunderstorms developing.  And, that’s the forecast for the rest of the week too with temps around 90.  Not much is changing for our weather pattern.

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Severe Storms Possible Sunday

We’ll be watching the radar closely today as showers and thunderstorms could develop into severe storms for the afternoon/evening.

Highs today will hit the low 90s across Central Indiana, but it will feel closer to 100 thanks to the humidity.  Our Western and Southern counties are under a Heat Advisory, so please use care if you have outside activities planned. 

As we head into the afternoon and evening we’ll see our chance for showers and thunderstorms increase.  Some storms are expected to be strong to severe.  The entire state is under a slight risk for severe storms.  Heavy rain, damaging wind, and frequent lightning will be the main threats.  Flash flooding will continue to be a concern.

Overnight, a few scattered showers and t-storms will stick around as temps drop to the low 70s. 

Monday, the state is again under a slight risk for severe storms as highs top out near 90.

The heat, humidity, and chance for storms continues this week as a front stalls out across the state.

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Weekend Storm Chances Increase

The later we head into the weekend, the better chance for showers and thunderstorms.

Highs today will reach about 90 degrees with partly cloudy skies.  An isolated t-storm is possible, but most spots stay dry.  Activity looks to be more likely south of I-70.

Overnight, any storms that pop up will fade away with daytime heating.  Lows drop to the low to mid 70s.

Sunday, we crank up the heat again to the low 90s with partly cloudy skies.  The chance for storms increases the later we get into the afternoon/evening.  Some storms may be strong to severe.  We’re mainly watching for heavy rain and damaging wind. 

Monday, the chance for rain and t-storms sticks.  And, the heat doesn’t leave us this week either!

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Storms Return for the Weekend

After Thursday night’s rain drier air starts to build into the state, but it won’t last for long.

Highs today will reach the upper 80s in Central Indiana with partly cloudy skies.  It will feel less humid as a cold front that triggered last night’s showers and storms passes.  There’s a slight chance for an isolated t-storm south of I-70.

Overnight, we cool off to the upper 60s with partly cloudy skies.

Saturday, the humidity starts to return as highs hit the upper 80s.  There’s a slight chance for an isolated t-storm, but most spots should stay dry.

Sunday, highs hit the low 90s and isolated t-storms could pop in the afternoon.  At this time we are already watching to see if some storms could be strong to severe.  We’ll keep an eye on it as we head closer to the close of the weekend.

Highs hit the upper 80s Monday with scattered showers and t-storms.

Indianapolis Five Day Weather Forecast

Heat Advisory & Strong Storms

Get ready for a hot and humid day with the chance for strong to severe storms this afternoon/evening.

Highs today will reach the low to mid 90s in Central Indiana.  The entire viewing area is under a heat advisory.  That means with the humidity the temperature will feel closer to 100 degrees, if not a little warmer.  It’s important to stay hydrated with water and stay cool as much as you can.

This afternoon/evening scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible.  Some could be strong to severe.  Heavy rain, strong winds and hail will be the primary threats.

Friday, rain and t-storms could stick around eventually tapering off for the evening with a high in the upper 80s.

Saturday looks dry with highs around 90 degrees.  Sunday, another high around 90 with a chance of a few isolated t-storms.  More rain and storms return Monday.

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This Little Piggy…

Some people are afraid of snakes, others heights, one of my biggest fears is a little out of the ordinary!

I have a big fear… that I’m starting to overcome.

It’s not spiders, snakes, heights, or anything that’s “usual.”  I’m afraid of people touching my feet.  I know, it’s weird!  Since I’ve been a little girl I have been extremely ticklish.  So much so, that if one of my feet brushes up against the other, it’s uncontrollable laughter!

I am now conquering my fear.  I’ve never been able to get a pedicure because of my “problem.”  But, I’ve started making myself go.  Partially because my feet hurt from running and the 4 inch heels I love wearing.  It’s all finally caught up with me. 

May I please hear a round of applause for Michelle, my nail tech that’s taken upon the journey.  She says the more I do it, the less ticklish I’ll become.  She’s been absolutely right so far, but if you’re in a salon, and you hear crazy laughter amid the quiet atmosphere, chances are it’s me trying to get over my persnickety piggies!

I don’t have as much anxiety as I once did about feet, but that doesn’t mean I have to love all feet in general.  Give me time!