Speculation builds on Daniels White House run

The speculation is building about Gov. Mitch Daniels. Will he or won’t he?

Gov. Mitch Daniels

The speculation is building about Gov. Mitch Daniels. Will he or won’t he?

When his wife Cheri spoke to Indiana Republicans last week, folks were hanging on every word waiting for some kind of a clue to her husbands political future – and not realizing that just giving that speech spoke volumes. She got up in front of a convention like crowd and succeeded in just being herself.

Fast forward to the next week. Bloggers are starting to imply Governor Daniels has made a decision. Meanwhile the Governor tells Statehouse reporters in Indianapolis Tuesday not to believe all the Twitter buzz out there.

While we wait, Romney raises ten million dollars in one day. Chuck Todd at NBC says that Daniels is probably the only player right now who could get in this month and raise more than ten million for the quarter, thanks to Bush 43’s donor list.

Meanwhile in Iowa, Newt Gingrich gets blasted by potential voter who calls him an embarrassment to the Republican party. Even though the media is in a rush to get all the players in the hunt, reality is it may be June or July before we see a complete field.

Mitch Daniels, Sarah Palin and a surprise or two could still be out there. The only thing that could move that schedule up would be impressive fund raising numbers. Romney flexed some muscle there. If in the coming days he is able to back that up with substantial numbers that could force the hands of some and cause others to fold.

Daniels told Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reporter Niki Kelly Tuesday that he is not going to take much longer with it. Good idea. One thing you don’t want to give to the competition is time to establish momentum.

Below Average Temperatures Stick

The average temperature for Indy this time of year is 74, today, we’ll top out nearly 20 degrees below that!

Well, this feels like fall!

Highs today will reach the mid to upper 50s across Central Indiana with a mix of sun and clouds, and a chance of a spotty shower at any time.  The average temp this time of year is 74!  (Don’t worry… we get closer to that in the next 5 days!)

Overnight, lows drop to the upper 40s with a chance for scattered showers.  This chance of rain is being caused by an upper level low that’s just off to our East.  It will start to back up towards Indiana, bringing us the chance for rain.

Wednesday, the warm up begins with temps in the low 60s, but we still can’t rule out an isolated shower.

Thursday looks mainly dry with highs around 70, and we look to warm into the mid 70s by Friday.

A nice warm up comes just in time for the weekend, but thunderstorms are possible.  We’ll be watching the weekend forecast closely!

Cool & Dry

The steady rain is gone (for now), but the cooler temperatures stay for the beginning of your work week!

What a weekend!  Hit or miss showers and thunderstorms, and Sunday’s persistent rain and drizzle canceled practice at the Speedway, and grounded the Air Show.

Today, we get a bit of a break, after the remaining sprinkles move out this morning.  Highs will only reach the upper 50s with a mix of sun and clouds.  It will feel quite cool, because we’re expecting a North breeze of up to 25mph.  The average high this time of year is 73!

Overnight, we’ll have another cool one on our hands.  Lows drop to the low 40s with mostly cloudy skies.

Tuesday there’s a slight chance for rain, with highs in the upper 50s.  The chance for rain comes from that area of low pressure that brought us the weekend showers.  It’s off to our east for now, but will slowly back up, and bring light rain chances our way.

We gradually warm up starting Wednesday, but the rain chances still have to be left in the forecast.  It doesn’t look like a washout, but as of right now, some spots will get rain.

Fast forward to the weekend… the 70s are back… but so are thunderstorms.  We’ll keep you posted!

Scattered Showers Sunday

Cooler temperatues and more rain is in the forecast.

Get the rain gear ready.  Scattered showers are likely today as highs struggle to reach the mid to upper 50s.  We should see some breaks in the rain, but be prepared for showers at any time.  A pesky low pressure system is still hanging out around Indiana, bringing wave after wave of showers to the area.

Overnight, scattered showers are still likely with temperatures dropping into the low 40s!  It’s going to be chilly and damp with patchy fog for your Monday morning commute.

Monday, the rain moves out after rush hour, and mostly cloudy skies are expected for the rest of the day.  Highs will only warm into the upper 50s.  The average temperature this time of year is in the low to mid 70s.

Tuesday, looks great!  It will be cool, but dry with highs in the upper 50s to around 60 degrees.

Starting Wednesday, we warm up a bit, but we are looking at a daily chance of rain through the weekend.  We’ll keep you posted as we get closer to the middle of the week and nail down the timing of the rain.

Rainy Weekend Ahead

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are in the weekend forecast, including much cooler temperatures!

The weekend will not be a washout, but plan on scattered showers and thunderstorms across Central Indiana.  An area of low pressure is crawling at a snail’s pace across Illinois and Indiana, keeping rain chances in the forecast.

Highs today will reach the upper 60s with scattered showers and t-storms becoming more numerous as we head later into the day.  Some thunderstorms this afternoon into this evening may be strong to severe with large hail, gusty wind, and heavy rain.

Overnight, temps cool to the low 50s with rain showers sticking around.

Sunday, scattered showers are likely, and temps only hit the upper 50s.

Monday, the rain should be more scattered, but highs still are cool in the 50s.

Drier weather will be on the way Tuesday and highs start to warm into the 60s and 70s by the end of the week.

It’s Friday + Your Weekend Forecast

Keep the umbrella handy and a light jacket as we head throught this forecast!

Enjoy the first part of your Friday as much as you can.  It’s the time that Central Indiana will most likely stay dry today.  The later we head into the afternoon, the better chance for scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms with highs in the low 80s.  At this time, widespread severe weather is not expected, but some thunderstorms may contain heavy rain, gusty winds, and hail.

Overnight, lows drop to around 60 degrees with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

Saturday, grab that light jacket!  Highs will only reach the upper 60s with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.  The day will not be a complete washout, but it can rain at any time.

Sunday, more of the same, rain.  A stubborn upper level system is not moving quickly enough, so rain chances stick in the forecast, and temps will only hit the low 60s!

I hate to say this, but more rain is in the 7 day forecast… for now we say good bye to the 80s!  Our average temp this time is year is in the low 70s.

More Heat & A Weekend Cool Down

Our streak of summer like weather continues with temps in the 80s and a chance for thunderstorms!

Where’s Spring?  It will make an appearance again this weekend around Central Indiana.

Until then, plan for heat, humidity and thunderstorms!  Highs today will hit the mid 80s across Central Indiana.  Today’s record high is 88 degrees set back in 1881.  Afternoon and early evening pop up showers and thunderstorms are possible today.

Overnight, lows drop to the mid 60s with a chance for an isolated thunderstorm. 

Friday, highs hit the low 80s with shower and thunderstorm chances increasing the later we go into the afternoon.  A cold front will start to pass through the state bringing daily chances of rain for the weekend.

As we head into the weekend, more rain is likely but as you see in the 7 day forecast, temps cool down.  The weekend looks soggy, we’ll keep a close eye on any changes so you can plan accordingly!

Hot… Humid & Chance of Storms

Highs today will push into the mid to upper 80s. That’s close to record setting heat in Central Indiana!

Highs today will reach the mid to upper 80s across Central Indiana with a chance of late afternoon pop up showers or thunderstorms.  Any activity is expected to be isolated.  Still, be prepared for heavy rain, gusty wind, and possible hail.  For Indianapolis, we’re looking at a high temperature of 86, the record for today is 89 set back in 1896.

Overnight, expect warm and muggy conditions.  There’s a chance for an isolated thunderstorm as lows drop to the mid to upper 60s.

Thursday, highs are expected to hit the mid 80s again with scattered showers and thunderstorms.

More rain and thunderstorms move in Friday, as temps cool to around 80 degrees. 

Saturday and Sunday temps fall into the 60s, but we’re looking at a daily chance of showers and thunderstorms. 

There are tons of events happening this weekend, so we’re keeping a close eye on the weekend forecast.  Just to name a few… there’s opening day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indy Air Show, and the 500 Festival Kids Rookie Run.  Keep checking the blog for updates on your weekend forecast, and the timing of the rain as we get closer to the weekend.

A Taste of Summer

Highs today will hit the 80s! It’s going to feel like summer the next couple of days!

Disclaimer… rain chances are in the forecast though the weekend, but we are not looking at a washout each and everyday!

Highs today will reach the low to mid 80s across Central Indiana with a chance of a late afternoon/evening shower or thunderstorm.

Overnight, skies remain partly cloudy with lows dropping into the 60s.

Wednesday, looks warm and humid!  Highs are expected to reach the mid to upper 80s!  That will get you thinking summer!  There’s a better chance for pop up showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, but not everyone will get rain. 

Thursday, highs once again pop into the low to mid 80s with a chance for scattered showers and storms.

For the weekend, cooler temps appear with highs in the 60s!  It’s going to be a big change!

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Beautiful Start to the Week

Sunshine today… then more rain in the forecast. Keep the umbrella handy this week… but get ready to pull out the tank tops and shorts!

Highs today will reach the mid to upper 70s with partly cloudy skies.  There’s a 10% chance of a pop up shower or thunderstorm, but most spots look to stay dry during the day.

Overnight scattered showers and thunderstorms will likely move into Central Indiana as temps only drop into the low 60s.

Tuesday, scattered showers and t-storms are possible until midday as highs hit the low 80s.

By Wednesday we’re talking highs in the mid to upper 80s!

Rain chances stay in the forecast through the weekend as temps drop into the 60s for Saturday and Sunday.

With thunderstorm chances each day, we will be watching to see if some storms could be strong to severe.  As of right now, widespread severe weather is not expected in the next few days.

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast