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May
14

Rainy Weekend Ahead

Posted By · May 14, 2011 at 6:49 am

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.

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May
13

It’s Friday + Your Weekend Forecast

Posted By · May 13, 2011 at 7:19 am

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.

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May
12

More Heat & A Weekend Cool Down

Posted By · May 12, 2011 at 5:22 am

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!

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May
11

Hot… Humid & Chance of Storms

Posted By · May 11, 2011 at 4:42 am

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.

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May
10

A Taste of Summer

Posted By · May 10, 2011 at 7:14 am

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!

Click here to see our new and improved weather page on wthr.com and your 7 day forecast!

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May
09

Beautiful Start to the Week

Posted By · May 9, 2011 at 6:41 am

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

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May
08

Foggy Start… Nice Finish

Posted By · May 8, 2011 at 6:36 am

Happy Mother’s Day!

After a foggy start, highs will hit the low to mid 70s with partly cloudy skies.  There’s a slight chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm, but it appears that most spots remain dry.

Overnight, temps drop back to the low to mid 50s with partly cloudy skies.

Monday… highs push close to 80 degrees with a chance of showers and storms late in the day into the evening.

A daily chance of showers and storms will stick in the forecast… but look at the extended forecast below to see a HUGE warm up!

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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May
07

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Posted By · May 7, 2011 at 5:27 pm

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 11pm for most of Central Indiana.

Click here to see all of the counties under the watch.

Damaging wind, hail, and even an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.

Thunderstorms are expected to pop up through late afternoon/early evening.  There is enough instability, that a pop up thunderstorm could turn strong to severe.

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