Scattered showers for weekend festivals

This is a huge weekend for outdoor festivals – French Market, Indy Greek Festival, Penrod, Tipton County Pork Festival and the Zionsville Fall Festival.

This is a huge weekend for outdoor festivals – French Market, Indy Greek Festival, Penrod, Tipton County Pork Festival and the Zionsville Fall Festival.

Scattered showers are likely Saturday and Sunday. Up to  half-inch of rain is possible and thunderstorms are possible, but severe weather is not expected.

Hurricane Katia is turning away from the east coast and Tropical Storm Nate will make landfall in Mexico this weekend. Tropical Storm Maria will threaten the southeastern US early next week before turning away from the east coast.

Temperatures will stay in the 70s through Sunday. Back in the 80s early next week.

Have a great weekend!

Warming Up… But Rain Chances Aren’t Gone Yet

Warmer temps are moving in, but the rain isn’t completely out of the forecast just yet!

Warmer temps are moving in, but the rain isn’t completely out of the forecast just yet!

Highs today will push close to 70 degrees with cloudy skies, patchy drizzle, and spotty showers.

Overnight, the slight chance for rain sticks as temps drop into the upper 50s.

Saturday we’ll warm up to the mid 70s with the chance for spotty showers and an isolated thunderstorm.  Severe weather is not expected, and neither is a complete washout.

Sunday, the temp is cranked to the upper 70s with a chance for a spotty shower.

You won’t need to cancel weekend plans, but keep the radar handy if you have outdoor plans.

Damp & Rainy Weather Sticks Around

It’s another day when you’ll need to grab your sweater and rain gear!

It’s another day when you’ll need to grab your sweater and rain gear!

Highs will only reach the low to mid 60s today with off and on spotty showers and drizzle.

The chance for rain continues tonight as temps fall into the 50s.

Friday should be warmer, but we’ll still be watching for light spotty showers on the radar.  Highs Friday are expected to hit around 70 degrees.

Saturday, temps hit the mid 70s as rain chances stick around.  The weekend doesn’t look like a washout, but if you outdoor plans, keep your smart phone nearby so you can check the radar.

Sunday, highs warm into the upper 70s with a slight chance for an isolated thunderstorm.

Temps become more seasonal for the weekend into early next week.

Spotty Showers & Cool Temps

Brr! Chilly air has settled into Central Indiana, and it’s going to feel even colder today because a brisk North breeze will hit the state.

Brr!  Chilly air has settled into Central Indiana, and it’s going to feel even colder today because a brisk North breeze will hit the state.

Highs today will only hit the mid 60s with cloudy skies and a chance for spotty showers.  Winds will gust out of the North up to 30mph.

There’s a chance of rain each and everyday through Sunday, as temps eventually warm into close to 80 next Monday.

We’re not expecting a washout each and every day… but we will see off and on showers in the forecast through the weekend.

Cool & Windy… Rain on the Way

Get ready for another cool and windy day around Central Indiana!

Get ready for another cool and windy day around Central Indiana!

Highs will only reach the upper 60s to around 70 degrees with winds gusting out of the North up to 30mph.  This is what the beginning of Fall feels like!

Overnight, the wind continues, and we’ll watch for a slight chance of rain as what’s left of Tropical Storm Lee moves into Central Indiana.

A better chance for rain is Wednesday.  Highs will again be cool in the upper 60s to around 70s with very windy conditions.

Off and on rain chances stick around through Saturday… but the temps go up each day too!  We’ll be close to 80, Sunday and Monday!

Sweet Relief!

Do you have an extra spring in your step this morning? There’s a taste of Fall coming to Central Indiana!

Do you have an extra spring in your step this morning?  There’s a taste of Fall coming to Central Indiana!

Highs today will reach about 70 degrees, it will feel cooler with winds gusting out of the North up to 25mph.

Overnight, temps drop to around 50 in the Indy metro, outlying spots could get into the 40s!

Tuesday, another breezy day is ahead, but it should be a couple degrees warmer in the low 70s.

Wednesday, the 70s stick around, but what’s left of Tropical Storm Lee could start to make it’s way into Central Indiana.  The direction of where Lee could move is still up in the air, but as of right now, we have a shot at rain late Wednesday through Saturday.  We’ll keep our eyes on it as we get closer to the middle of the week.

What a Difference a Day Makes!

Temps at 3pm Sunday were around 25 degrees cooler than yesterday!

*What a Difference a Day Makes!  After yesterday’s record 100, we made it to 83 at 12:20 pm and dropped back into the mid 70s by mid-afternoon!   Tomorrow, I’m forecasting a high of 70…the coolest day in Indy since May 27th when we only managed 61.  It will feel even cooler because of a chilly northerly wind tomorrow 10-20 mph with higher gusts.  Definitely not a pool day for the “unofficial end” of summer!

 

 

 

 

 

Radar Sunday Afternoon

*Showers & Storms: There are still a few scattered showers and storms around … this will be our last batch as the cold front is sinking southward and taking with it the instability.  I’ll keep in a shot of showers for another few hours, then go mostly cloudy tonight and partly sunny tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

*Chilly Back to School & Work Tuesday: If we avoid getting clouds from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee tomorrow night into Tuesday morning, we could see the chilliest air since late May at the bus stop Tuesday morning.  I’m forecasting wake-up temps of 51 in Indy, which means the ‘burbs can plan on 40s!

Tropical Storm Lee Track

*Tropical Storm Lee: Made landfall this morning on the Louisiana Coastline and continues moving across Louisiana today.  Rainfall of 10-20” and isolated tornadoes still a threat there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Possible Precipitation now through Friday courtesy of NOAA

 Meanwhile, the remnants look like they will not directly push into Indiana, but we could pick up some wrap-around moisture (showers and storms) late Wednesday and possibly into the weekend.  Despite having a chance of showers each day Wed-Sun, rainfall totals for Central Indiana during that stretch look mainly like ½” or less.  Closer to 1” possible for areas of SE Indiana the way things look now.  Here’s the rainfall forecast from the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center through the end of the week:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend!
-Chikage Windler
Meteorologist
cwindler@wthr.com

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Relief & Rain in Sunday’s Forecast

Whew! Saturday was smokin’ hot to say the least! Indy topped out at 100, setting a new record! Well, we smashed the previous record of 96 set back in 1913. If you’re over the heat, this forecast is for you… RELIEF is here!

Whew!  Saturday was smokin’ hot to say the least!  Indy topped out at 100, setting a new record!  Well, we smashed the previous record of 96 set back in 1913.  If you’re over the heat, this forecast is for you… RELIEF is here!

Highs today will reach 80 degrees with scattered showers and thunderstorms.  A washout is not expected.  A few isolated thunderstorms could be strong to severe, but widespread severe weather is not expected.  In between raindrops, we’ll see some sunshine!

The rain ends this evening, and overnight temps drop to the mid 50s.  Yep, it looks like you can give the A/C a break!

In my opinion, the real treat in this forecast is Monday.  Highs will struggle to reach 70 with sunshine.  It will feel cool, especially beacause very breezy conditions are expected.  North winds gusting up to 25mph will usher in the cool dry air.

The 70s stick around through Friday, but starting Wednesday, there’s a 20% chance for an isolated shower.  We’re watching the forecast closely, because what’s left of Tropical Storm Lee could bring us a chance of rain Wednesday through Friday.

Summer to Fall This Weekend, Plus Storm Reports from Saturday

Summer to Fall:  Record 100 Saturday, only 80 Sunday, around 71 Labor Day with a breezy and fall-like Monday!

Several rounds of t-storms moved through Saturday afternoon & evening – some prompting warnings and causing wind damage.  We could have more storms tonight and again tomorrow morning to early afternoon.

Reports from the NWS below:

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
1106 PM EDT SAT SEP 03 2011

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0440 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 S MARTINSVILLE        39.35N 86.42W
09/03/2011                   MORGAN             IN   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            AT GODSEY AND STATE ROAD 37...POWER LINES AND A FEW TREES
            DOWN...AT LEAST ONE FOOT IN DIAMETER

0446 PM     TSTM WND GST     5 SW BLOOMINGTON        39.12N 86.59W
09/03/2011  M59.00 MPH       MONROE             IN   ASOS

0534 PM     HAIL             4 W SOUTHPORT           39.66N 86.19W
09/03/2011  U0.25 INCH       MARION             IN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            ACCOMPANIED BY 40 MPH WINDS...LOCATED AT STATE ROAD 37
            AND BANTA

0545 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 SW INDIANAPOLIS       39.77N 86.16W
09/03/2011                   MARION             IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            LARGE TREE FELL ON A RESIDENCE. THE ROOF IS SAGGING. TIME
            ESTIMATED.

0555 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 N INDIANAPOLIS        39.81N 86.15W
09/03/2011                   MARION             IN   BROADCAST MEDIA

            PARTS OF A TREE DOWNED ON A VEHICLE NEAR 22ND AND COLLEGE
            AVE JUST NORTH OF DOWNTOWN.

0600 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 NE INDIANAPOLIS       39.83N 86.08W
09/03/2011                   MARION             IN   BROADCAST MEDIA

            SEVERAL TREE LIMBS DOWNED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF
            MILLERSVILLE ROAD AND 42ND STREET.

0622 PM     TSTM WND GST     MCCORDSVILLE            39.91N 85.93W
09/03/2011  M58.00 MPH       HANCOCK            IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            LOCATED AT 700 NORTH AND 475 WEST...DIME SIZE HAIL
            ACCOMPANIED THE WINDS

0652 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 E LAPEL               40.07N 85.81W
09/03/2011                   MADISON            IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TREES DOWN ON POWER LINES NEAR INTERSECTION OF SR 32 AND
            875W. POWER OUT IN THE LAPEL AREA.

0658 PM     TSTM WND GST     3 NE VEEDERSBURG        40.14N 87.22W
09/03/2011  E60.00 MPH       FOUNTAIN           IN   BROADCAST MEDIA

            REPORT FROM CHANNEL 18 BLOG. TIME AND EXACT LOCATION
            ESTIMATED.

0700 PM     TSTM WND DMG     VEEDERSBURG             40.11N 87.26W
09/03/2011                   FOUNTAIN           IN   PUBLIC

            SEVERAL TREES DOWN...UP TO 3 FEET IN DIAMETER

0710 PM     TSTM WND DMG     FRANKTON                40.22N 85.77W
09/03/2011                   MADISON            IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            UTILITY LINES AND SMALL TREES ARE DOWN IN THE FRANKTON
            AREA.

0710 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 S ALEXANDRIA          40.20N 85.68W
09/03/2011                   MADISON            IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TREES AND POWER LINES ARE DOWN IN THE AREA OF STATE ROAD
            9 AND 600 NORTH

0712 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 NE MUNCIE             40.21N 85.38W
09/03/2011                   DELAWARE           IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            *** 1 INJ *** DAMAGE IN PARK BETWEEN EAST HIGHLAND AVENUE
            AND MCCULLOCH BOULEVARD. LARGE TREE DAMAGED 9 CARS AND
            INJURED 1. INJURY IS BELIEVED TO BE MINOR.

0712 PM     TSTM WND DMG     6 SSW MUNCIE            40.12N 85.43W
09/03/2011                   DELAWARE           IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            THREE TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN IN THE VICINITY OF COUNTY
            ROADS 500 SOUTH AND 600 SOUTH.

0754 PM     TSTM WND GST     LAFAYETTE               40.41N 86.87W
09/03/2011  E50.00 MPH       TIPPECANOE         IN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            NWS EMPLOYEE REPORTS BRIEF WIND GUST OF 50 MPH

0806 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 N WAYMANSVILLE        39.12N 86.03W
09/03/2011                   BARTHOLOMEW        IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SMALL TREE LIMBS DOWN...ACCOMPANIED BY VERY HEAVY RAIN
            AND GUSTY WINDS

Take Care,
-WTHR Meteorologist Chikage Windler

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New Record: 100 Degrees Today!! Watching Storm Chances Here and Tropical Storm Lee in the Gulf

Record High: Our high so far in Indy is 100!  That beats the old record of 96 set in 1913.  We could go even higher…so stay tuned!  100 ties the hottest on record for Indy in the month of September!

Storm Risk: The Storm Prediction Center has Northwest Indiana in a slight risk later today/tonight.  Storms have fired in far Northern Illinois that are tracking northeastward.  Indy could get some storms tonight – and any that form might be strong.

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html

Tropical Storm Lee: Per National Hurricane Center: “LEE STALLS JUST SOUTH OF LOUISIANA…HEAVY RAINS CONTINUE OVER

SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF LOUISIANA…MISSISSIPPI…AND ALABAMA”  Lee will cause flooding rains across the Gulf Coast – but the track of the remnants looks like it will stay away from most of Indiana.  No significant drought relief expected from Lee for us, but we might catch a few showers/t-storms late week depending on the track.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at3.shtml?5-daynl#contents

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday,
-WTHR Meteorologist Chikage Windler

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