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Sep
22

Last Full Day of Summer!

Posted By · September 22, 2011 at 5:28 am

It’s the last full day of Summer, and our weather will be anything but summer like!

Highs today will reach the low 70s with a mix of sun and clouds and a 20% chance of a spotty shower.

The best chance for light rain moves in tonight as lows drop to the 40s and 50s.

Friday morning, we may see some light rain on the radar for the morning commute, but we will eventually dry out and warm into the mid 60s.  Fall officially starts at 5:04am!

Saturday and Sunday temps remain cool in the mid 60s.  The average high this time of year is in the mid 70s.  Once again, spotty showers are possible for the weekend.

Highs warm into the low to mid 70s by early next week!

 

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Sep
21

Pretty Nice Day Ahead… Just a Chance of Spotty Showers

Posted By · September 21, 2011 at 5:57 am

Today won’t be a washout, but we will see a chance of spotty showers with a mix of sun and clouds.  Like it warm?  Today looks to be one of the warmest days over the next seven!

Highs today will reach the mid to upper 70s.  A spotty shower will be around at times, but the rain chances won’t ruin your day.

Overnight, we dry out and under partly cloudy skies temps drop to the low 50s.

Thursday through Saturday… a daily chance of light scattered showers will be in the forecast, as temps drop from around 70 on Thursday, to the 60s by the weekend.

Right now, Sunday looks mainly dry for Colts tailgating!

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Sep
18

Much-Needed Rain Tonight & Tomorrow

Posted By · September 18, 2011 at 4:22 pm

This summer has featured far more dry days than wet and that has taken its toll on the Hoosier state.   53% of the state is currently considered in a drought!  12% is in a “severe drought” including parts of the Southwest Indy Metro!  Here’s a look at drought conditions courtesy of the U.S. Drought Monitor:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Though the long-range outlook for Indiana is for above normal temperatures and below average precipitation, we have a good chance at catching up on a little much-needed rain tonight & tomorrow.  First, a warm front moves through, followed by a cold front.  Ahead of and along both of those fronts, we get a chance of rain (maybe even an isolated t-storm, though not severe).  Hoosiers could get up to 1″ of rain.  Check out the precipitation outlook thanks to NOAA/Hydrometeorological Prediction Center:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 After the rain, we’ll see a nice and dry day Tuesday.  Another front approaches Wednesday, but it doesn’t look like it will have a whole lot of moisture with it, so I’m only forecasting a 20% chance of showers/storms with it.  The rest of the week looks cooler and mainly dry for now, just in time for the Autumnal Equinox which arrives 5:05 am on Friday as we welcome Fall!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a great week!
-Chikage

 Chikage Windler
Meteorologist
cwindler@wthr.com

 

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Sep
18

Soaking Rain on the Way

Posted By · September 18, 2011 at 6:10 am

Today won’t be a washout… but spotty showers are in the forecast.  It’s tonight and Monday that a soaking rain comes our way!

Highs will reach the low to mid 70s today with a mix of sun and clouds.  A spotty morning shower is possible, and we could see an afternoon shower popping up too.

The most likely time for rain will be overnight into Monday.  By Monday night, portions of Central Indiana could pick up .50″ to 1″ of rain!  We need it!

Tuesday looks dry, with a slight chance for scattered showers and storms Wednesday.

We cool into the low 70s by Thursday, and watch for a rainy start to next weekend.

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Sep
17

Last Official Weekend of Summer

Posted By · September 17, 2011 at 6:10 am

It’s the last official weekend of summer, but it will feel more like fall across Central Indiana!

Spotty sprinkles are possible through midday today with a mix of sun and clouds.  Temps eventually warm into the low 70s with a light East breeze.

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

Sunday, we start out dry.  Tailgaters should be okay before the Colts game, but as we head into the late afternoon and evening, spotty showers and thunderstorms will start to build.  Highs Sunday will hit the mid 70s.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely Sunday night into Monday… with more rain possible Wednesday. 

Check out the temps in the 7 day… a nice warm up close to 80… then we’re cooling down again.

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Sep
16

Chilly Air Sticks Around

Posted By · September 16, 2011 at 4:51 am

Below average temps kickoff the countdown to the weekend, but more seasonal warmth will soon be back!

Highs today will reach the low to mid 60s with a mix of sun and clouds.  There’s a 10% chance of an isolated sprinkle late this afternoon and evening.  The average temps this time of year is 78, so we are at least 10 degrees below average today!

Temps will be chilly for Operation Football tonight.  If you’re heading to any games, expect temps in the 50s as the players take the field.

Saturday, we warm up to the low 70s with mostly sunny skies, and Sunday we hit the mid 70s.  Late Sunday afternoon and night our next chance for rain moves in.

A better chance to pick up precip arrives Monday and Wednesday.

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Sep
15

Sweater Weather

Posted By · September 15, 2011 at 3:17 am

Sweater weather is back in Central Indiana, but if you’re not ready to put away the flip flops yet… a warm up is on the way!

It’s chilly across Central Indiana this morning with temps in the 40s and 50s!  Today highs will only warm into the low 60s with mostly sunny skies.

Overnight, temps drop into the mid 40s, but some of our outlying areas may see patchy frost.

Friday looks great!  Sunny skies will dominate the forecast with highs in the mid 60s.  Operation Football looks a bit chilly, with temps in the 50s… so get your warm gear ready!

Saturday and Sunday we have a slight warm up… and stay dry… but late Sunday night, our next chance for rain moves in, sticking around through the beginning of next week.

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Sep
14

Much Cooler Temps Moving In & Rain

Posted By · September 14, 2011 at 5:21 am

Tuesday was the 42nd time this year we hit the 90 degree mark, today… a cold front ushers in a major change!

Highs will reach the low 70s today with a scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.  Keep the umbrella handy, as rain is possible throughout the day into the evening.  Severe weather is not expected.  The best chance of rain is along and South of I-70.

Overnight temps drop to the mid 40s, and spotty showers are possible.

The sunshine returns Thursday, but the warmth holds off.  Highs will only reach the low 60s.

Look how low the overnight temps go through the weekend!  This is sweater weather!

Our next chance for rain is late Sunday.

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