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Mar
18

Cooler with a Chance of Showers

Posted By · March 18, 2011 at 4:59 am

A cold front moves through Central Indiana today, and that will cool temps off a bit.

Highs will reach the low 60s for the afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds.  There’s a slight chance for an isolated shower south of I-70 this afternoon into tonight.

Saturday looks perfect!  Highs will hit the upper 50s with partly cloudy skies.

Sunday, a chance of rain and isolated storms moves in with highs sticking in the 50s.

In the 7 day forecast, there’s a daily chance for rain starting Sunday, we’re not looking for washouts, but each day, scattered showers or t-storms are possible.

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Mar
17

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Posted By · March 17, 2011 at 4:50 am

Woo-hoo!  What a great forecast!  Highs today will reach 70 degrees with a mix of sun and clouds.  Wind gusts up to 30mph are possible.

Tonight, lows stay mild in the low 50s with increasing clouds.  An isolated shower or thunderstorm is possible after midnight.

The chance for an isolated shower or t-storm remains Friday when highs hit the mid to upper 60s.

Saturday, a shower is possible early in the day, but then we’ll be drying out iwth highs in the upper 50s.

The 7 day is filled with a daily chance of rain, however, we’re not looking for a complete washout each day.

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Mar
16

Nice Warm Up Coming!

Posted By · March 16, 2011 at 6:03 am

Patchy drizzle and sprinkles are possible this morning, but we’ll eventually see the clouds break… and wow… this forecast is spectacular!

Highs today will reach the upper 50s with a mix of sun and clouds.  Remember, today is the state wide tornado drill.  Sirens will sound between 10:00am and 10:30am, and again from 7:30pm to 8:00pm.  This is a good time to practice your severe weather preparedness plan with your co-workers and family.

Tonight, skies clear, with temps in the low 40s.

For St. Patrick’s Day… we’re basking in sunshine!  Highs will reach the upper 60s to around 70 degrees, but winds will gust up to 30mph.

Friday, we stay warm in the upper 60s, but, there’s a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Check out your weekend forecast in the 7 day below… all and all… this isn’t a bad forecast.  Short but sweet, for all the right reasons!

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Mar
15

Soggy Tuesday

Posted By · March 15, 2011 at 4:59 am

Rain, rain, and more rain.  Today, scattered showers will stick around Central Indiana as highs reach the mid to upper 40s.  Generally, up to .50″ of rain is possible, but some isolated areas may pick up, up to an inch of rain.

Tonight, the rain winds down and temps fall into the upper 30s.

Wednesday, get ready for the start of a good forecast!  Highs will reach the upper 50s with partly cloudy skies.

However, it gets better from there!  Thursday, highs could hit close to 70 degrees! 

A slight chance of rain moves in Friday as temps cool into the 60s, but the weekend is shaping up to look great!

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Mar
14

Light Rain… then a HUGE Warm Up!

Posted By · March 14, 2011 at 6:47 am

Highs today will reach the mid 40s with a chance for rain in the afternoon.  The rain will start south and gradually work it’s way into the metro.

Tonight, rain is likely with highs in the mid 30s.

Tuesday, fight through the soggy day with highs in the upper 40s, because there’s a huge pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!  The rain will be light and steady all day, so we’re not looking for high rainfall totals.  I’d say .25″ to .75″ is possible, with the higher totals in our southern viewing area.  Keep in mind, this is the total Monday night through Tuesday.

Wednesday we hit the upper 50s… and by Thursday… the upper 60s!

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Mar
13

Silenced But Grateful…

Posted By · March 13, 2011 at 9:23 am

When you’re a broadcaster without a voice, what do you do?   That was the dilemma I was faced with on a Sunday morning.  I’d been fighting a chest cold for a few days…taking the proper medication, thinking it beaten.  Then I woke up Sunday morning without a voice.  It’s happened before..and usually in those situations, a little nursing, a little hot tea and honey and I can get through the day.  Not this day.  The more I tried to remedy the problem, the worse it became.

Problem was, I had a three hour newscast to anchor.  I mustered as much sound as I could when Weekend Sunrise started at 6am..but I sounded less like a broadcaster and more like a squeaky toy.   After about a half hour of what must have been agony to the ears of viewers, the producer made the call to bring in the relief.    So I stepped off my anchor mound…and in my place,  sat a team player who is not only a star catcher–but it turns out, throws a pretty awesome curve ball. 

Nicole Misencik –who is my partner on Weekend Sunrise-(-she delivers weather, I report the news-)-stepped in without missing a beat.  In her former life before coming to 13 as a meteorologist, she was a news anchor.  So it was second nature for her to report with credibility.  However, doing double duty–both anchoring and weather forecasting is no easy feat.  She handled it with not only grace and talent–but with generosity seldom seen in this business.   

While she was changing hats–live on the air–another news femme fatale was ready to go at a moment’s notice.  Lynsay Clutter, who left the business to take care of a more important production at home–her two little children–freelances with us from time to time.  This time,  with good humor and no hesitation, she took over an interview with one of NBC’s top political analysts…with little time to prep…but you’d never know it on air. 

Meantime, one of the most respected women in news in Indianapolis–was called away from her family on a Sunday morning.  Sandra Chapman  came in to anchor that 3rd hour.  Never failing, never complaining…always willing to help a colleague.

I mention all of them, because sometimes in this business you run up against ego–and sometimes–in an effort to “get ahead”…there are people willing to step on a few toes along the way.  Often women are the worst offenders.  Not this Sunday.  And in my experience, not at 13.

I’m grateful to my colleagues–who were willing to step up–and fill in–not because it’s their job–or because they “had” to–but because they are quality people.  And wonderful teammates.

To them I give a sincere (although silent) cheer.

Kris Kirschner

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Mar
13

More Rain on the Way

Posted By · March 13, 2011 at 8:14 am

Highs today will reach the mid to upper 40s with a mix of sun and clouds.  Winds will be light out of the North up to 10 mph.

Tonight, most spots remain dry, but there’s a slight chance for light rain south of I-70, around Bloomington and Columbus.

Monday, most of Central Indiana remains dry, but south of I-70 light rain is possible.  Highs will reach the mid to upper 40s again.

Tuesday, there’s a 30% chance for rain across the entire state as temps hit the low 50s.

Wednesday we are dry with highs close to 60… and by Thursday… mid to upper 60s… (but the chance for rain returns).

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Mar
12

Weekend Forecast… It’s a Good One!

Posted By · March 12, 2011 at 6:28 am

Highs today will reach the low to mid 50s across Central Indiana with a mix of sun and clouds.  Winds are expected to gust up to 35mph, so hold on to your hat!  A cold front will push through the state today, but it’s not expected to bring any rain.

Overnight, winds stay breezy with gusts up to 25mph, but temps will cool drastically with the passage of that cold front I was talking about.  Overnight lows drop to the low 30s with partly cloudy skies.

Sunday, we’re a bit cooler, with highs in the mid 40s, but the winds die down to come out of the North up to 10mph.

I think you’re going to like the rest of the forecast!  We stay dry though Tuesday, but when rain arrives during the middle of the week, we hit the 60s!

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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