Light Rain… then a HUGE Warm Up!

Yes! Yes! Yes! A big warm up is coming to Central Indiana, you’ll just have to get through some rain first!

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!

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Silenced But Grateful…

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

More Rain on the Way

Sun and clouds are in the forecast today… but rain moves in for portions of our viewing area as early as Monday.

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).

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Weekend Forecast… It’s a Good One!

Today will be very windy, but at least we’ll get in on more sunshine!

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!

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Sunshine Comes Back

Get ready for sunshine today Central Indiana!

Highs today will reach the upper 40s across Central Indiana.  Expect partly cloudy skies, and a great start to the weekend!

Overnight, skies remain partly cloudy with lows in the mid 30s. 

Saturday, here’s a slight chance for a few sprinkles north of I-70 through mid-morning as highs reach the low 50s.

Sunday, partly cloudy skies as temps cool into the mid 40s.

Check out the 7 day for a hint of much warmer temps towards the end of next week!

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Drizzle & Snow in Today’s Forecast

Temperatures will hold steady today in the upper 30s, and a chance for snow moves into the state!

Highs today will stay steady in the mid to upper 30s.  Cloudy skies will stick with us all day, along with a chance for wet snowflakes and drizzle.  Wind gusts up to 30 mph will make it a cold, breezy day.  No snow accumulation is expected because the ground temperature is above freezing.

Tonight, any remaining snow showers wind down, and the clouds break.  Because skies will clear, overnight lows drop to the mid to upper 20s.  Winds will continue to gust up to 25mph.

Friday, sunshine… finally!  Highs will reach the mid to upper 40s with partly cloudy skies.

Saturday, there’s a slight chance for rain with temps in the 50s.  Sunday, we’re dry and mild.  Rain returns to the forecast Monday and Wednesday.

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Scattered Showers Stick Around

Scattered showers will continue to linger across Central Indiana today.

Keep your umbrella handy, and get ready to hold onto it today!  Highs will reach the low to mid 50s with scattered showers.  Up to another half of an inch of rain is possible.  A rumble of thunder is possible too.  Wind gusts up to 25mph will be likely, so it’s going to be breezy.

Tonight, light rain sticks around and temps drop to the low to mid 30s.  Rain will turn to a wintry mix early Thursday morning, and a few snow showers are possible with little to no accumulation.

Thursday, expect a wintry mix with highs in the low 40s.

Friday, we’re dry and in the 50s… with more light rain possible for Saturday.

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Rain & Storms Headed to Indiana

Highs today will reach the 50s, but the chance of rain goes up the closer we head into tonight.

Highs today will reach the low 50s with mostly cloudy skies and a mainly dry forecast.  A spotty sprinkle or shower is possible, but it’s tonight that we’re watching for heavy rain and thunderstorms to move into the state.

Tonight and Wednesday, showers and thunderstorms are likely.  Up to 1.5″ of rain is possible.  Flooding will continue along area rivers, and worst flooding from this next round of rain will occur south of I-70.

Wednesday night colder air moves in, and by Thursday a few snow showers are possible.  Highs will warm into the 40s by Thursday afternoon.

Friday, we hit the low 50s again as we see a little sunshine, but it doesn’t stick around for long… more rain is in the forecast for Saturday.

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Donnelly considers Senate, governor runs

Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-IN02) visited Indianapolis Monday to talk about the future of manufacturing in Indiana. Speculation has him coming here for another reason.

Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-IN02)

Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-IN02) visited Indianapolis Monday to talk about the future of manufacturing in Indiana. Speculation has him coming here for another reason.

Donnelly held a manufacturing summit at Ivy Tech in Indianapolis. Cummins, Chrysler, Brevini Wind USA are just some of the participants. Donnelly says he wants to take back any information gathered Monday to his district. But he admits he is in the middle of a job decision himself.

“I love the job I have but folks have asked me to take a look at governor or senator and I am doing that,” said Donnelly. Donnelly said the factors in his decision will include questions like “How can I help the people of the district I represent the best, and how can I help the state the best? So that is the decision-making process I am going through.”

Donnelly said he expects to make a decision within the next month.

Donnelly could be considering a run for Senate. Former Indiana House Speaker John Gregg has said he’s giving “serious thought” to running for governor next year.

Dry Today… Heavy Rain Building

Enjoy the dry time today, because more heavy rain is in the forecast.

Highs today will reach the mid to upper 40s across Central Indiana with a mix of sun and clouds.  Overall, a nice day!  Flood Warnings  are still in effect along the Big Blue, White, Wabash, Eel, and Muscatatuck Rivers.

Overnight, mostly cloudy skies will be over the state with temps in the low 30s.

Tuesday, we warm into the 50s, but clouds will thicken as we head into the afternoon.  Late in the afternoon and into the evening, rain develops.  There may be a few thunderstorms too.  The wet weather sticks with us through Wednesday.  At times, rain will be heavy.  It looks like 1-2″ of rain is possible before the moisture exits late Wednesday night.  We will once again be tracking the possibility of flooding.

Wednesday night into Thursday colder air moves in and a few flurries/snow showers are possible.  Little to no accumulation is expected.

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