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Aug
30

Get Ready for the 90s to Return!

Posted By · August 30, 2011 at 7:43 am

Today is one of the coolest days in the extended forecast through Sunday… get ready for the heat to make a BIG return!

Highs today will reach the low 80s with clouds increasing the later we go into the day.

Overnight, there’s a slight chance for a spotty shower as temps drop to the low 60s.

Wednesday, temps hit the low to mid 80s with a slight chance for an isolated shower or thunderstorm.

Thursday and Friday temps jump to the low to mid 90s with a 20% chance of a pop up shower or thunderstorm.  It won’t only be hot, but the humidity creeps back into the state too!

Saturday, scattered showers and storms are possible with highs in the 90s, but by Sunday, the temp drops to the 80s.

Labor Day looks incredible… highs in the 70s… bring it on!

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Aug
29

A Few Chances for Rain this Week… We Need It!

Posted By · August 29, 2011 at 6:37 am

Get ready for another spectacular Indiana day!  Highs will hit the low 80s with partly cloudy skies.  Recess will be wonderful outside, and hopefully adults can steal a little time to soak up the sun during lunch too!

Overnight, skies will be clear as lows drop to the mid to upper 50s.

Tuesday remains dry and sunny with highs in the low 80s.

Late Tuesday night into Wednesday there’s a slight chance for an isolated shower or thunderstorm.

Wednesday through Saturday the heat builds back into the 90s, and we’re watching for storms then too.  All day wash-outs are not expected, but the highest chance for rain right now, is for Saturday and Sunday.

So far this month, Indy has picked up less than an inch of rain.  It could go down as the 9th driest August on record.

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Aug
28

“Sun”-sational Sunday

Posted By · August 28, 2011 at 5:33 am

Today’s forecast will be a home run for Central Indiana!

Highs today will reach the upper 70s to low 80s with mostly sunny skies.  Winds will come out of the North up to 15mph, bringing cooler and drier air to the Hoosier State.

Overnight, temps drop to the mid to upper 50s with mostly clear skies.  It may be a little cool as you send the kids to school tomorrow morning, or when you leave for work.

Monday and Tuesday look great with temps topping out in the low 80s.

By Wednesday, we’re heating up into the mid to upper 80s, and a chance for rain moves in.  We need all the rain we can get!  We’ve had less than one inch of rain fall this month in Indy.

The 90s return beginning Thursday, and we’ll continue to watch for a slim daily chance of rain.

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Aug
27

Mainly Dry Saturday… Fantastic Sunday

Posted By · August 27, 2011 at 6:31 am

The weekend looks to be stellar across Central Indiana, with just a slight chance for an isolated shower or thunderstorm!

Highs today will reach the mid to upper 80s with clouds increasing as we head into the afternoon.  There is a 10% chance for an isolated shower or thunderstorm late this afternoon into the evening as a cold front moves through the state.  Most spots look to stay dry.  Winds could gust up to 20mph this afternoon.

Behind the cold front, cooler, drier air is expected.  Lows tonight will drop to the low 60s, but the wind will not relax, still expect gusts up to 20mph.

Sunday… looks spectacular!  Highs only reach the upper 70s to low 80s with mostly sunny skies!

The rest of the 7 day forecast looks dry.

I’ve introduced a 20% chance of an isolated shower or storm Wednesday through Friday, but it looks that most spots will stay dry.

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Aug
26

Fantastic Friday & What to Expect for the Weekend

Posted By · August 26, 2011 at 5:44 am

A fantastic Friday is ahead for Central Indiana with temps in the mid 80s and plenty of sunshine!

If you’re heading to the Colts game tonight, the roof should be open as temps drop into the upper 70s by 8pm, perfect for Operation Football too!

Saturday looks nice with temps in the mid 80s.  A weak cold front will move through Central Indiana, a 10% chance of a sprinkle may be possible, but I really think we are looking at dry conditions.

Cooler air moves in Sunday, and we only have  a 20% chance for an isolated storm Monday.

So far this month we’ve only had .98″ of rain… that’s putting us as the 9th driest on record.

Another BIG warm up comes our way late next week.

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Aug
25

Thursday Equals Relief!

Posted By · August 25, 2011 at 6:06 am

Whew!  Was Wednesday’s high of 96 too hot for you?  We’ve got relief in the forecast!

Severe storms rolled through Central Indiana overnight, but today the radar will be clear.  Highs will hit the low to mid 80s with low humidity and mix of sun and clouds.  Perfect! 

Overnight, temps drop to the upper 50s to low 60s with mostly clear skies.

Friday looks great int he mid 80s… with the temps and sunshine sticking through the weekend!

Our next chance for rain, and it’s a slim one, moves in Monday with a 20% chance for an isolated shower.

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Aug
24

Strong to Severe Storms Developing Wednesday

Posted By · August 24, 2011 at 4:42 am

Strong to severe thunderstorms will likely develop as we head late into the afternoon and evening across Central Indiana.

Highs today will reach the low 90s, and as we hit that temp it will be the 37th time this year we’ve hit 90+.  That ties the number of days we hit 90 last year!  Most of the day looks dry, but as we head into the late afternoon and evening strong to severe thunderstorms will likely develop.  Damaging wind and large hail are the biggest threats from storms that turn severe.  You’ll feel more humidity today too, it could feel up to 100 degrees this afternoon.

Overnight, scattered showers and storms will likely continue, again, isolated storms may be severe as temps drop to the mid 60s.

Thursday looks to be a perfect rebound from Wednesday’s heat and humidity.  Highs hit the mid 80s with mostly sunny skies.

Sunshine is expected through Sunday, with our next rain chance moving in Monday.  Comfortable temps are ahead!

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Get ready for a warm Tuesday!  Highs should land a couple degrees above yesterday, with Indy climbing to around 87 today.  Later today and tonight, storm chances go up, especially for the northern third of the state.  Some storms could turn strong to severe.  Tomorrow, we’ll not only add more heat and humidity with a shot at 90s, but we’ll also have scattered strong to severe storms even in Central Indiana.  We need the rain, but not the severe threat.  Since June, we’ve had 7″ of rain, but that’s more than 4″ below average!  After tomorrow’s rain chance, we could be dry for the rest of the week.

In contrast, 5 to 10″ of rain could accompany Hurricane Irene when the storm pushes towards the East Coast later this week and into the weekend.  The National Hurricane Center continues to forecast Irene strengthening into a Major Hurricane.  And while the “cone of uncertainty,” or forecast track could still change, the Carolinas look most likely for landfall late week or early into the weekend.  I’ve been chatting with friends and viewers on twitter and facebook who have hopes that Irene’s remnants might bring Indiana some much-needed moisture.  As of now, it looks like Irene’s swath of rain will stay east of the Hoosier state.

Have a great Tuesday! -Meteorologist Chikage Windler Follow Chikage on TwitterBecome a fan on Facebook

 

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