Still, no rain is in sight for Central Indiana. Highs today will reach the mid 70s with mostly sunny skies. Winds will gust up to 30 mph this afternoon, so it’s going to feel a little chilly. Nearly all of Central Indiana is under a Fire Weather Watch today. That just means that the humidity is low, the winds are high, and fire danger is increased.
Tonight, temps drop to the upper 40s with clear skies.
Friday, highs cool off to around 70 degrees.
Saturday and Sunday there’s a slight chance for an isolated sprinkle, but at this point it looks like very little if any rain will move in. Something that we’ll all notice is the cool overnight lows. Sunday morning, some spots will be in the 30s!
Dozens of new shows are filling the primetime line-up this season, but only one has a huge shadow to live up to…these are their stories.
After the usual eternity that is the summer TV season, new shows are starting to pop back up in primetime. While it’s good to see the old standbys return, this year, I’m focusing most of my attention on Wednesday night’s premier of “Law & Order: Los Angeles.”
I was late to the original L&O party, picking up the show in cable reruns more than 11 seasons into its historic run, but it was quickly added to the watch list. The spin-offs never much appealed to me, aside from one episode of “Criminal Intent” that featured a bit part by a friend of a friend.
So as a new run of NBC’s standby gets ready to begin, I’m intrigued, excited and terrified about the new endeavor. My biggest hope is that it’s the same show with a new cast and a new city. Maybe that will be enough to breathe new life into the show, although maybe it will be the same show with a horrific new cast and all that will be moot. Likewise, my biggest fear is that the producers will abandon the formula that made them successful for 20 years and chase the “crime drama” format that’s been done to death all across the 9pm-11pm time slot.
I guess we’ll find out Wednesday night at 10 pm. Chung-chung.
It’s no secret, we need the rain, unfortunately, we don’t have any in the forecast.
Our chance for rain is outta here. So, what happened? Portions of Eastern Indiana saw some showers Monday, but as I mentioned in previous blogs, the track of the low pressure would determine our rain chances. That said, the low moved a bit to the east and took most of our rain chances with it.
So, what’s coming our way? Nothing but dry conditions, exactly what you didn’t want to hear. In the next seven days, it looks like a while lotta nothing.
Highs today will reach 70 degrees with a mix of sun and clouds.
We warm up a bit towards the weekend before temps cool down to the low 60s. A cold front will cause the weekends temperature change, but at this time looks to move through dry.
Enjoy this beautiful autumn weather while you can, just keep the garden hose handy!
I’ve spent an entire day in the Denver airport. I fly all the time. I know you need to get to the airport early. I was here an hour and a half before my flight left this morning. Not good enough. A long line at United Airlines and a ridiculous line at security made me miss a flight for just the 2nd time in my 17 years of traveling for WTHR.
Denver – I’ve spent an entire day in the Denver airport. I fly all the time. I know you need to get to the airport early. I was here an hour and a half before my flight left this morning. Not good enough. A long line at United Airlines and a ridiculous line at security made me miss a flight for just the 2nd time in my 17 years of traveling for WTHR.
I’ve paid the price in a big way. Airline change, two standby flights came and went, and now I will finally get home around midnight. My luggage has been in Indy since 2:45 pm.
I’ve done lots of people watching. My colleague, who will remain nameless, asked at one point if there was an old hookers convention going on in Denver. It was actually a legitimate question.
I’ve also had plenty of time to think about the Colts win over the Broncos Sunday. The Colts gave up 519 yards total offense and Kyle Orton enjoyed a career day through the air. But the Colts defense rightly took pride in holding the Broncos to just one touchdown on five trips to the red zone. I agree with players who say the scoreboard is the only number that matters.
But I heard something Sunday I don’t want to hear again: bend but don’t break. The Colts defense lived by that identity for several seasons. It finally went away a few years ago. I don’t want it to come back. I know Bob Sanders is out for the season. But this defense should be playing better. This defense has enough talent to get off the field quicker. This defense should not be getting run over by the Texans and under aerial assault from the Broncos.
Peyton Manning broke another record Sunday that probably went most unnoticed. He has now won 133 games in a Colts uniform, more than any other player to wear a horseshoe on his helmet. He passed legendary Johnny Unitas, taking away one of the few records Peyton had not already swiped from the late Baltimore Colt.
I thought the Colts would play more two tight end offense with Pierre Garcon and Anthony Gonzalez out. But the Colts proved that next man up thing again with a solid contribution from Blair White in his first NFL game, including a touchdown catch. White was the preseason All-Pro. He might be cut and back on the practice squad before the season is over. But he was ready when his number was called.
One more tidbit. Pat McAfee’s kickoff touchbacks are putting opponents in a huge hole. McAfee put 6 kickoffs in the endzone Sunday, maybe with a little help from the thin air in Denver. But he kicked a bunch deep the previous Sunday against Giants too at Lucas Oil Stadium. It’s hard to put a value on the advantage that gives the Colts. An 80 yard drive is a long way to go.
I’ve still got a long way to go to get home tonight.
Rain chances increase the later we head into the evening across some portions of Central Indiana.
Rain… why won’t you just come to Indiana?
Today, we’ll see showers develop the later we head into the evening. We’re watching an upper level low, basically, an area of rain, try to push into the state. Right now it’s to the Southeast. It will pop up to the North throughout the day, and that’s when our rain chances increase, especially for Southeastern and Western portions of the state. Highs will hit the upper 60s with rain chances increasing later in the day.
Overnight, scattered showers are possible with lows around 50 degrees.
Tuesday, any rain that’s made it into the state will exit by the afternoon. Highs Tuesday will hit the upper 60s to around 70 degrees.
Keep your fingers and toes crossed for today’s rain… after this chance… we don’t have any to offer through Sunday.
Ready for cool temps? Highs today will only reach the mid 60s across Central Indiana!
Did you get rain this morning? If so… it didn’t amount to much, but we’ll take every drop we can get! Officially at the Indianapolis International Airport, only a few hundredths of an inch was recorded. The rain will fade away by mid-morning, but the clouds will stick around. Highs will only hit the mid 60s today.
Overnight, expect mostly cloudy skies with lows in the upper 40s to around 50 degrees.
Monday and Tuesday, we’re watching for moisture from the south to surge into Indiana and bring us some much needed rain!
Midweek, the sunshine and warmer temperatures return.
Summer is officially over, and temperatures have taken a turn for the better as it feels more like fall across Central Indiana!
Did you notice a huge difference in temperature when you walked out the door this morning. Many spots were 20-30 degrees cooler this morning than Friday morning! That said, it will feel like fall today! Highs today will reach the low 70s across Central Indiana with mostly sunny skies.
Clouds will increase tonight, and as a weakening system moves into the state, there’s a slight chance for isolated showers or sprinkles tonight into Sunday.
A few sprinkles are possible Sunday with mostly cloudy skies. Highs will only reach the upper 60s!
Our next chance for rain moves in Monday and Tuesday, with dry weather building in by midweek.