More Record Warmth!

Record Warmth:  We hit 80 Sunday setting another record high (old record was 76 in 1903).  We have now set record highs 4 of the last 5 days with the potential to tie or break records Monday through Wednesday!

Records: Monday 78 (1921), Tuesday 80 (1894), Wednesday 82 (1907)

Forecast: Monday 81, Tuesday 83, Wednesday 82

We also have now seen a record-setting 7 straight days with highs of 70 or warmer, beating the old record of 6 straight during the month of March (1998)

 

We Could Get Close to the All-Time Warmest March Temp:  Back on March 31, 1981, Indy hit 85.  We have the best shot at that on Tuesday.


Storm Chances: An isolated non-severe shower/storm could pop Monday, but most areas stay dry until late Thursday.  Showers & storms are possible late Thursday through Sunday morning.  The rain will bring us “cooler” temps, still 10 to 15 degrees above “normal” by the weekend.



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Severe Storms Possible Today

As the atmosphere heats up, some storms that pop this afternoon and evening may turn strong or severe.

As the atmosphere heats up, some storms that pop this afternoon and evening may turn strong or severe.

The area shaded in yellow is under a slight risk for severe storms.  This area includes Indianapolis.

The greatest threats are damaging wind, large hail, and very heavy rain.

 

Soggy Sunday with Record Highs

Scattered showers and storms are likely across Central Indiana today, along with another chance to break the high temp record!

Scattered showers and storms are likely across Central Indiana today, along with another chance to break the high temp record!

Highs should reach 77 today (or a few degrees higher) breaking the record of 76 set back in 1903.  Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be around especially for the morning and early afternoon.  Widespread severe weather is not likely, but isolated storms could contain hail and gusty winds.

Tonight, we dry out, and patchy fog is possible as temps drop to around 60 degrees.

Monday and Tuesday highs will reach the low 80s, and more records will fall.  Monday’s record high is 78 from 1921, Tuesday’s record is 80 set back in 1894.

Wednesday looks dry, but late Wednesday night scattered showers and thunderstorms will move back into the forecast.  The timing of this is still being worked out, so check back for more updates!

Cooler air will be ushered in behind the rain, with highs in the 60s as we head into next weekend.

Warm Weekend with a Chance of Storms

More temperature records are expected to fall across Central Indiana this weekend.

More temperature records are expected to fall across Central Indiana this weekend.

Highs will top out in the upper 70s today with a mix of sun and clouds, and a chance of pop up showers and thunderstorms.  Today’s high temperature record is 76 from 1894.  Widespread severe storms are not expected, but we could see a few strong storms.  Small hail and gusty winds along with heavy downpours are possible today and tonight in thunderstorms that pop.

Tonight, temps remain mild with lows around 60 degrees, and scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Sunday, the rain and storm chances stick as highs soar into the upper 70s.  The record high for Sunday is 76 set back in 1903!

Monday through Wednesday dry weather settles in with highs around 80.  Late Wednesday night rain and storms are likely with cooler temps coming at the end of the week.

The 80 Degree Days Roll On!

Highs will hit the 80s again today, but not without the threat of rain.

Today’s temp should top out in the 80s for the third day in a row.  We’re looking to set another record high today.  Today’s high temperature record is 79 set back in 1945.  Isolated thunderstorms are possible.  Widespread severe weather is not expected, but an isolated storm could become strong or severe.  Remember the “normal” high temp is in the low 50s!

If you’re heading downtown for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, make sure to slather on the sunscreen!  Temps will be in the 70s, with the slight chance of an isolated shower or storm.

Tonight temps drop to the upper 50s with a slight chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm.

Saturday highs will once again surge into the low 80s shattering the previous record of 76 from 1894.  Again, pop up showers and thunderstorms are possible during the afternoon.

Sunday, the warmth rolls on with highs in the upper 70s with a chance for pop up showers and thunderstorms.

Next week temps stay above average in the 70s.

Thunderstorms & Record Temperatures

It feels more like summer across Central Indiana, and with the warmth, thunderstorms are possible across the state today.

It feels more like summer across Central Indiana, and with the warmth, thunderstorms are possible across the state today.

Highs will reach 78 degrees today, breaking the record of 77 set back in 1977.  Pop up showers and thunderstorms are possible.  It won’t be a washout of a day, but any storm that pops could contain heavy rain, lightning and hail.  This afternoon and this evening is the best time for storms to pop, some may be severe.

Tonight, scattered thunderstorms are possible with lows in the upper 50s.

A daily chance for showers and thunderstorms remains in the forecast through Monday.  Temps remain above average too… our “normal” high this time of year is in the low 50s.  Several high temperature records could fall over the next few days.

Record Warmth Today?

Are you loving this warm weather? Today could go down in the record books!

Are you loving this warm weather?  Today could go down in the record books!

Highs will reach the upper 70s to around 80 degrees with sunny skies.  The record high for today is 79 set back in 1990.  The average high temp is 51.  Today remains dry, but tonight after 8pm a few showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible.  Check out the overnight lows in the 7 day below… warmer than our average high!

Rain and storms chances are in the forecast daily starting Thursday.  While no organized severe storms are in the forecast isolated strong storms are possible.  We will monitor for any severe weather risk as we go into the weekend.

Highs remain above average into the weekend with temps in the mid 70s! 

Warm spring break!

So many people are heading south for Spring Break this week, but it looks like the south has come into Indiana today and for the rest of the week.

So many people are heading south for Spring Break this week, but it looks like the south has come into Indiana today and for the rest of the week.

What a week!  Look for 70 degree weather in here from today until  Sunday. Our rain this morning has not amounted to much, generally less than a quarter inch of rain. While strong storms could roll thru the Chicago area giving extreme Northern Indiana a slight risk of severe weather, we aren’t looking for any rough stuff here the rest of the morning.

 

WINDS

Winds will be howling at times today, gusting to 30 mph at times.

THE WARM YEAR

Today will mark the 28th time this year that the high has reached 50 or higher. What happened to winter?

Warming Up and Tracking Rain

We lost an hour of sleep last night, but will gain about 10 degrees of warmth today! And best of all, the sun won’t set ’til close to 8pm tonight!

Whether you’re playing a round of golf or heading to the Big 10 Championship, you’ll probably like the looks of your hour-by-hour Sunday forecast.

66 for today’s high is warm, but how does it compare with the records? The record high of 77 set in 1990 will be safe today.

We’ll be dry all day today, but tonight some rain moves in. It could be accompanied by some isolated non-severe t-storms. Most areas will see a chance of rain after 10pm and through around noon tomorrow. Between 1/4 and 1/2″ of rain will be possible, with pockets of heavier rain possible in any thunderstorms. Also, though the chance isn’t very high, there could be a pop-up shower or t-storm tomorrow afternoon as some sun tries to peek out and temps spike to near 70. That, along with high wind shear, might provide enough instability for a couple storms.

We’ve got a warm week ahead. The first 70s of the season are likely in a week more like April than March!

Have a super Sunday!
-Chikage

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Fantastic Weekend

The forecast this weekend is looking absolutely beautiful!

The forecast this weekend is looking absolutely beautiful!

The average temperature this time of year is around the 50 degree mark, we’ll be well above that this weekend.  Today highs will reach the mid to upper 50s with sunny skies.

Tonight, won’t be as cold as temps drop to the mid to upper 30s.  Don’t forget to “spring foward,” before you go to bed tonight.  Set your clocks ahead one hour!

Sunday, clouds increase as the afternoon goes on, but temps will still manage to warm into the low 60s.  A few spotty showers are possible after 3pm.  However, rain is more likely after midnight through Monday.  Isolated thunderstorms are possible as up to .50″ of rain is possible through late Monday evening.  Despite the rain, highs Monday will surge into the upper 60s.

Tuesday and Wednesday look great with sunshine and highs in the 70s!

Enjoy the dry time while it’s here… a daily chance for showers and thunderstorms returns starting Thursday.