Rain… Cold… & Wind

Windy, cold and rainy… that describes our Central Indiana forecast perfectly!

Windy, cold and rainy… that describes our Central Indiana forecast perfectly!

Highs today will struggle to reach the upper 40s with wind gusts up to 35mph.  Scattered showers are likely, and at times, rain showers will be heavy.

Overnight, more rain and more wind with with gusts up to 35mph.

Thursday looks soggy, but the rain showers become more isolated the later we head into the evening.  Wind gusts up to 40mph are likely.

Want a different forecast?  Wait until Friday and the weekend!  Temps warm up nicely, and the sunshine returns.  Late Sunday night we might see scattered showers, we’ll keep our eyes on it.  Also something to watch… temps near 70 next Tuesday… nice!

Rain, not Snow…but Remember October 18th, 1989?

It was a dreary and damp and chilly day complete with thunderstorms and even some small hail…but at least it didn’t snow!

 

 

 

 

 

Snow:  Today is the date of Indy’s earliest measurable snow!  Oct. 18, 1989 we picked up .2” with a freak snowstorm.  The storm went on to dump 9.3” in Indy from the 18th through 20th…the heaviest October snowstorm on record.

Rain: Most spots have seen between 1/3-1/2” of rain today with more scattered showers moving in from the south.  Tomorrow, we could get up to ½” additional and possibly up to ¼” on Thursday. 

Hail/Graupel: Some of the t-storms that developed early evening included pea-sized hail and graupel (soft ice pellets).  Here’s a link to some video shot by meteorologist and weather spotter Lucas Reese in Muncie: http://www.twitvid.com/ESLAA  None of the storms were severe, but we did get several pictures on facebook showing quite a bit of hail including this from Yorktown courtesy of Mitchell Fry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cold: Today’s high of 47 was the coldest since 42 on March 30th!  Tomorrow and Thursday could also end up in the 40s, but I went with a high of 50 thinking we might bump up under cloudy skies if it’s not raining the entire day.  It will actually feel colder tomorrow and Thursday, however, because of strong gusty winds out of the north and northwest.

 Wind: Still expecting gusts late tomorrow out of the north 30 mph+ and gusts Thursday that could top 40 mph.

 Frost: If skies clear out early enough in the wee hours of Friday morning, we could reach mid 30s for lows.  If clouds take their time pushing out…we could be a bit warmer.  But Saturday morning, with light winds and clear skies…a frost looks likely.

 Weekend: Dry Saturday…a front approaches Sunday (with very little moisture).  I threw in a questionable chance of a late shower Sunday and early shower Monday to account for this.

Take Care and thanks for checking in!
-Chikage

 -Meteorologist Chikage Windler Follow Chikage on Twitter Become a fan on Facebook

Soggy Weather Settles into Central Indiana

Soggy weather is here to stay… at least for a few days. Very chilly temps will stick around with the rain too!

Soggy weather is here to stay… at least for a few days.  Very chilly temps will stick around with the rain too!

Highs today will reach the upper 40s to low 50s with scattered showers.  Some pockets of precipitation will contain very heavy rain.

The rain continues tonight as lows drop to the low 40s.

Wednesday, more rain with temps around 50 and wind gusts up to 30mph!

Thursday… you guessed it… more rain!  By Thursday night we’ll be looking at rainfall totals of 1-2″ of rain across the state.  A few isolated areas could pick up more than two inches.

Just in time for the weekend we warm up and dry out.

Rain Is Here and May Stick Around for Days!

I hope you enjoyed the sunshine today, because we’re looking at several days of rain.  Tonight is just the beginning.

Rain: It’s here now (so far about .10”) and more rain is likely all the way through Thursday! How much? We could get 1” through tomorrow, another ½” Wednesday, and possibly another ¼” Thursday. There could be some spots that get 2” between now and late Thursday If the system wraps around like I expect it will.

Cool: Highs will be hard-pressed to get out of the 40s the next few days! The last time highs were only in the 40s was 49 on March 31st. The average high is 65.

Windy: Winds will pick up with this system out of the north then northwest on Wednesday and Thursday. Gusts could be in the 30-40 mph range.

Cold & Frosty: Behind this system, skies clear out Friday & Saturday and a frost is possible each morning…possibly the first freeze in some spots!

Hang in there!
-Chikage

-Meteorologist Chikage Windler Follow Chikage on Twitter Become a fan on Facebook

Dry Today… Rain Develops Tonight and Tomorrow

Enjoy the sunshine today, because rain will be come the norm in this work week forecast!

Enjoy the sunshine today, because rain will be come the norm in this work week forecast!

Highs today will reach the mid 60s with increasing clouds and light winds.  Late this evening showers develop and light steady rain moves into the state as lows drop into the low 40s.

Tuesday looks soggy with showers off and on all day into the night.  Tuesday’s high will struggle to hit 50!  More cool temps and rain is likely Wednesday.  By Wednesday afternoon when everything is added up, up to one inch of rain is possible.

A few sprinkles may linger Thursday, but we start to warm up as we head into the weekend.

Coldest Air of the Season on the Way

Hope you enjoyed the warmth today, because our weather will be turning progressively cooler as we head into the next couple days!

*Wind: Today’s winds gusted up to 36 mph at the airport, 39 mph at Lucas Oil Stadium!  Winds will settle down for the next couple days, but Wednesday and Thursday look to be windy (and colder!)

*Rain: We had a few sprinkles move through today, but significant rain is heading in late tomorrow night and through the day on Tuesday.  Central Indiana could pick up 1” of rain and there’s washout potential for Tuesday.

*Temps: Today we hit 75, but tomorrow we’ll be stuck in the 60s.  If the rain sticks around all day Tuesday, it’s possible our temps could be stuck in the 40s, the coolest this season!  Chilly air stays in place mid to late week with a couple frosty mornings not out of the question.

Take Care,
-Chikage

-Meteorologist Chikage Windler
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Windy and Warmer Sunday

A nice warm up moves into Central Indiana today, but a slight chance of rain moves into the state too!

Today is the average date of Indy’s first freeze, that’s not in our forecast today!

A nice warm up moves into Central Indiana, but a slight chance of rain moves into the state too.  Highs will range from the upper 60s to mid 70s across Central Indiana today.  The coolest temps will be in our Northern counties, and the warmest temps to the South.  Indy will be right in between!  There’s a 20% chance of an isolated shower, with wind gusts up to 30mph.

Overnight, skies clear and temps drop to the mid 40s.

Most of the day Monday looks dry, but rain moves in late afternoon into the evening.  That rain sticks around through Tuesday night, and we could pick up, up to .75″ of rain.

High temps tumble into the low 50s by midweek, but a warm up is already on the horizon as we head into next weekend.

Indianapolis mayoral debate with Indiana Insiders

WTHR asked Indiana Insider analysts Peter Rusthoven (R) and Robin Winston (D) for their thoughts on Saturday night’s mayoral debate at the University of Indianapolis. Here are their responses.

Mayor Greg Ballard and Melina Kennedy

WTHR asked Indiana Insider analysts Peter Rusthoven (R) and Robin Winston (D) for their thoughts on Saturday night’s mayoral debate at the University of Indianapolis. Here are their responses. Please note that WTHR does not endorse these statements and that they are the opinions attributed to each individual commentator only.

From Peter:

This debate provided a good window on the candidates and the choice in this year’s Mayoral election.

 Melina Kennedy comes across as exactly what she is – a lawyer and a poltico, a critic and a talker.

Mayor Ballard comes across as exactly what he is – a Marine, a leader, a doer.

If you had to pick one of these two people to do a tough job that was personally important to you and your family, where “talking good” meant nothing and getting results meant everything, there’s no question you would hire the Marine and the doer, not the lawyer and the talker.  And you’d be right.

That’s exactly the choice faced by the City of Indianapolis and it citizens.  They should make the same decision. 

 From Robin:

What we witnessed tonight was an absolute affirmation that Melina Kennedy has the skills to be our next Mayor.  In every category she demonstrated a keen knowledge of the subject matter, the ability to offer sensible solutions and a commitment to inclusion.  Melina’s background in tangible economic development will give us a Mayor that understands how to package the City, offer the inducements and incentives necessary to retain and recruit new jobs and will provide us with an advocate for economic development at the regional and national level.  As a small business owner, Melina has the skills and knowledge to understand what it is like to sign both the front and the back of checks.  She helps makes payroll for others so that they can support their families.
Her steadfast commitment to supporting our public and private schools started early and has been reinforced throughout.  While others have mocked her for taking on education, the level of interest demonstrated by the panelists and those from the audience who posed questions shows that education does matter.  She is right to take on this issue because it impacts our ability to be viable for job creation and to combat crime.
One of the hallmarks of a Kennedy administration will be to be open and frank.  All of us who pay to park recognize the rate increases and the extension of hours that has resulted in increased fees.  To accuse Melina of raising taxes is at best disingenuous.  Melina has never raised taxes.  That’s a fact.
Having strong leadership as Mayor is absolutely essential for public safety.  Melina earned the endorsement of the members of the Fraternal Order of Police because of her commitment to building a new team of leadership in public safety.  She understands that those who do an outstanding job in public safety deserve a partner as Mayor.  She will be that partner.
As I have said for years, GOTV is a term used by many to describe winning elections.  To some, it means Get On TV.  I disagree.  It means Get Out the Vote.  Melina’s performance tonight provides those who were undecided a chance to ask one basic question between now and Election Day—Do I care enough to vote for better jobs, a partner in education, reducing taxes and fees for small businesses and for a candidate supported by our police?  If they do, then we will have change and Melina Kennedy as a new Mayor.  
I know that some of you who read this have already made up your mind.  That’s great.  Now use your leadership and contacts to do one more thing—help Melina by Getting Out the Vote now and before November 8th.   And if you disagree with my opinion, please don’t hide behind anonymous blog posts.  I had to sign my name to post this.  You should do the same.  
Thank you for reading and for watching Channel 13.

Windy Weekend Ahead

The weekend forecast looks pretty good, you’ll just have to battle strong wind gusts as you’re out and about.

The weekend forecast looks pretty good, you’ll just have to battle strong wind gusts as you’re out and about.

Highs will hit the mid 60s with mostly sunny skies today.  Wind gusts up to 30 to 40mph are possible throughout the day.

Overnight, the winds die down as temps drop to the mid 40s.  A chilly night is setting up with partly cloudy skies.

Sunday, wind gusts up to 25mph are likely as highs hit the mid 70s.  There’s a 20% chance for an isolated shower.

Monday, we have another chance at rain… but the best day for showers will be Tuesday as highs only hit the mid 50s.

Check out the overnight lows in the 7 day forecast… chilly nights and mild days are right around the corner!  Enjoy the colors of fall while they’re here!

Windy Friday & The Weekend Ahead

The weekend is almost here, and while the rain is gone, get ready for very windy conditions!

The weekend is almost here, and while the rain is gone, get ready for very windy conditions!

Highs today will reach the mid 60s with a mix of sun and clouds and wind gusts up to 35mph.  There’s a slight chance of an afternoon/evening shower.

If you’re heading out to Operation Football, temps will quickly fall into 50s, and the wind won’t let up… so bundle up!

Saturday, we’ll see plenty of sunshine, but wind gusts up to 30mph will make it feel chilly.  Highs will reach the mid 60s.

Sunday, the wind dies down, as temps warm into the low 70s, but there’s a chance for an afternoon shower.

More rain moves in early next week… and high temps fall into the 50s.  It will really start to feel like fall, especially with overnight lows in the 30s!