Isolated Showers & Storms Possible Wednesday

Highs today will reach the upper 80s with partly cloudy skies, and a chance for an isolated shower or thunderstorm.

Today won’t be a washout, but we do have a chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Highs will hit the upper 80s with partly cloudy skies.  At this time, it looks like rain is more likely in our Northern counties, but there’s still a shot at an isolated shower or thunderstorm for the entire viewing area.

Overnight, temps drop to the upper 60s with a slight chance for a stray shower or storm.

Thursday, highs hit the mid 80s, and there’s a slight chance for showers or thunderstorms until midday.

If you’re already craving sunshine for the weekend, you’re in luck!  Highs will hit the upper 80s to around 90 both Saturday and Sunday with mostly sunny skies.

Warm Day Ahead

The heat is increasing, and as we head towards the weekend, the 90s could be hitting Central Indiana again!

Get ready for plenty of sunshine today as highs hit the mid to upper 80s.  Winds will be light out of the West at 5mph.

Overnight, partly cloudy skies stick with us as lows drop to the mid 60s.  At least the air conditioner can get a break overnight!

Wednesday, there’s a 30% chance of thunderstorms with partly cloudy skies.  Temps are expected to reach the mid to upper 80s.

A few showers may stick around Thursday, then we dry out for the weekend.

Check out the weekend temps!  The humidity comes back, and we’re pushing closer to the 90s again!

Fourth of July Forecast

The later we head into the afternoon, the more Central Indiana will start to dry out.

Highs today will reach the low to mid 80s with a chance of isolated thunderstorms and scattered showers.  You may be dodging the rain this morning, but as we head into the afternoon, we’re expecting drier conditions.

We should be mainly dry for fireworks tonight!  Temps will be in the 70s when the fireworks light up the sky.

Overnight, skies remain partly cloudy and lows drop to the mid 60s.

Tuesday, we warm up to the upper 80s, and another chance of rain moves in Wednesday.

If you like it hot, this is the forecast for you!  By the weekend, we’ll be flirting with 90 degree temps again!

Weather Factoids for the 4th

Sunshine and hot temps had visitors to the 12th Annual National Guard Car-Bike-Truck Show cooling off in the fountains at Veterans Memorial Plaza

It has been a great Fourth-of-July holiday weekend so far.  We’ve dodged most of the storms during the daytime and had some memorable weather events at night.  As I write this, I’m watching some non-severe showers and storms scoot by about 50 miles south of Indy.  Last night, we saw an impressive lightning show and heavy rain, especially north and west of Indy.  We also had a rare “Heat Burst” according to the National Weather Service where winds gusted and temperatures spiked around 1:30 in the morning!  Get the full story on that right here:

Along the way, we’ve had 2 days of heat.  90 for a high yesterday and 89 today.  And now, we’re looking ahead to the big finale to the weekend tomorrow.  We just need one more day of nice weather to put a big exclamation point on the holiday!

So, what can you expect tomorrow?  How about a “typical Fourth of July?”  As in…highs in the mid 80s with a 20% chance of a shower or storm.  Looks like the best chances of getting wet will again be south of Indianapolis near a front that’s draped across the southern part of the state.  Looks like the most likely timing for anything in the 9-county-Metro area is during the morning.  But it doesn’t look like severe storms will be a factor tomorrow, which is good news.  And the heat should relax a bit as well.  I’m forecast a high of 84 (average is 85).  The hottest Independence Day in Indy was in 1911 (103!) and the coldest was in 1968 (48).  The wettest?  2.4″ fell on July 4th, 1957.

This year, here’s the breakdown for the Indy area hour-by-hour for you based on the way things look tonight:  

  • 8am: 70 and cloudy
  • 9am: 72 cloudy with a shower chance
  • 10am: 74 cloudy with a shower chance
  • 11am:76 cloudy
  • 12pm: 78 cloudy
  • 1pm: 80 mostly cloudy
  • 2pm: 81 mostly cloudy
  • 3pm: 82 partly cloudy
  • 4pm: 83 partly cloudy
  • 5pm: 84 partly cloudy
  • 6pm: 83 partly cloudy
  • 7pm: 81 partly cloudy
  • 8pm: 78 partly cloudy
  • 9pm: 76 partly cloudy
  • 10pm: 75 partly cloudy

Happy 4th to you!  I’d love to see any parade, festival, or fireworks pics if you care to share…you can either post on facebook, send me a tweet, or email me at

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Fabulous Fourth Weekend

Summer is here, and the rest of the weekend, will really feel like it!

If you have outdoor plans today, get ready for the heat and humidity!

Highs today will hit the upper 80s with partly cloudy skies.  This afternoon and evening there’s a 20% chance of isolated showers and storms.

Overnight, that slight chance of a shower sticks with lows dropping to the mid 60s.

The fourth of July looks great!  Highs will hit the mid 80s with partly cloudy skies.  There’s a slight chance for an isolated shower or storm, but most spots look to stay dry.  And, fireworks displays look to go off without a hitch.  By 10pm, temps will be in the mid to upper 70s with a breeze out of the North up to 10mph.

Tuesday will be nice and dry with another small chance of rain returning midweek.

Hot & Humid with a Chance of Storms

Get ready for sweltering heat today, with a chance of pop up showers and storms.

A hot and humid day is ahead for Central Indiana.  Highs today will hit the low to mid 90s, but it will feel closer to 100 degrees because of the humidity.  Make sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated today!  An isoalted shower or storm is possible, especially as we head late into the afternoon and evening as a weak cold front moves through the state.  Some storms may be strong to severe with damaging wind, and hail, the biggest threats.

Overnight, an isolated shower or storm is still possible as temps only cool off to the low 70s.

Sunday, we’ll start the day off with stray showers or storms, and as temps heat to the upper 80s, rain chances decrease. 

Monday looks mainly dry with highs in the mid to upper 80s, a 20% chance of isoalted showers or storms is in the forecast.

A very summer like pattern sets up next week, with an almost daily chance of showers and storms.

Heat, Humidity & Storms Return

Happy 4th of July weekend! The heat, humidity, and a chance for storms are back in the forecast.

Highs today will reach the upper 80s to around 90 degrees.  There’s a 20% chance of scattered showers/isolated storms as we head into the afternoon.  More humid air is coming our way today!

Tonight should be mainly dry with temps dropping in to the low 70s.

Saturday, highs hit the low to mid 90s with a 20% chance of storms in the afternoon.  It will be hot and humid, so make sure to hydrate and drink plenty of water.

Saturday night into Sunday a weak cold front pushes through the state.  That could spark a few additional thunderstorms into Sunday morning.

Sunday will be a little cooler with highs in the upper 80s.

For Monday, we leave the 20% chance of t-storms in the forecast as temps reach the mid to upper 80s.