We’ll Stay Dry Today, But Severe Storms Are Possible Tomorrow

What a difference a day makes! Yesterday we had winds gusting to 44 mph in Indy. It’s still breezy today, but winds will gust 20-30 making it a lot easier to enjoy the milder temps outside! We’re bucking our unseasonably cool trend of the last 3 days with highs only in the 50s. Today, we’ll climb to near average (66) with a high of 65 in Indy.

Yesterday it looked like there could be some passing showers moving through Central Indiana today. There have been some very light sprinkles trying to move through Eastern Illinois and far Western Indiana, but most of the rain isn’t even reaching the ground and it now looks like Indy will stay dry until tomorrow. That’s great news if you’ve got tickets to this evening’s Indians game!

Our stretch of dry weather ends tomorrow – in fact there’s even a slight chance of severe storms tomorrow afternoon through night. A few storms could bring severe wind and hail to Central Indiana. At this point it looks like the rain will arrive after the Indians’ day game, but storms could impact the evening rush. Here’s a look at our FutureTrak13 Computer Model at 4pm tomorrow:

And here are the areas (shaded in yellow) highlighted for a slight risk of severe storms tomorrow for Indy points south and west. T-storms are possible for areas to the north and east (shaded in green).

We’ll enjoy a mild day today, then warmer air tomorrow and Thursday, but temps take a plunge back into the cool 50s late week and into the weekend.

Here’s a look at your WTHR-TV 7-Day…

Finally, a great Hoosier Pic at noon today! The poppies are popping in Jerry Byard’s yard. Great shot. If you’d like to submit your pic, it’s easy. Just post on WTHR’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13 or email it to pix@wthr.com.

Have a great day!
-Chikage
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Windy and Cool Today, Rain Chances Return Tomorrow

This morning the winds stayed up enough to fend off a freeze for most areas, but with wake-up temps in the mid 30s combined with the winds, we had wind chills in the 20s this morning!

This afternoon, we’ll warm into the upper 50s (well below the average high of 66) with strong winds out of the northwest gusting 30-40 mph. So it may feel more like upper 40s to low 50s even during the late afternoon.

While we are cool and dry, folks in the Appalachians are dealing with a winter storm! Some areas in the mountains of Western PA had picked up 5″ already earlier this morning. Anywhere from the mountains of West Virginia to Pennsylvania to Western New York State could see accumulating snow with isolated spots in New York that could reach a foot in the highest elevations!

We stay dry until late tomorrow when a few showers are possible. More widespread showers and possible thunderstorms move in Wednesday – timing looks most likely for the afternoon through nighttime hours. We could have an early shower Thursday, then most of the day should be dry. On Friday, we start out cool and dry, but rain moves in late and could linger into Saturday morning. Then Sunday, another disturbance brings a chance of a couple showers/storms. So enjoy today’s cool sunshine (despite the wind) because this may be the most sun we see all week!

Today’s Hoosier Pic at noon is a great shot taken at Saturday’s Race For the Cure of One-Year Cancer Survivor Bev Cross “Reaching for Hope.” She signed her name and in memory of her mother and cousin. If you’d like to share your pics, post on our WTHR-TV Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13 or email to pix@wthr.com

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-Chikage
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Freezing Temps to Start Your Monday!

It’s been two straight days of unseasonably cold weather with highs only in the 50s. Monday will make 3 in-a-row. But with skies finally clearing overnight, temperatures will be dropping into the low to mid 30s by morning. That’s cold enough to cause damage to sensitive plants. A FREEZE WARNING continues from 4 to 8am for much of Central and Northern Indiana, NOT including Indy. But if you’re in the ‘burbs, it’s fair game that you could wake up to a freeze.

You may not notice frost on your plants in the morning, however, because winds overnight will stay up out of the north 10-15 mph. Frost has difficulty forming if it’s windy. But due to the wind, wind chills in the morning will be in the 20s for kids at the bus stop and people heading to work.

How cold where you live? Not quite a freeze for Indy, but most outlying spots could fall to 31-32 by morning.

We’ll rebound into the upper 50s by afternoon with windy conditions – gusts over 30 mph out of the northwest will be possible. But consider us “lucky.” Farther east where a Nor’easter is moving up the coast of New England, inland snows in Western New York and Pennsylvania could pile up 6-10″ of the white stuff!

We’ll stay dry ’til late Tuesday. There’s a chance of showers by then. A good chance of scattered showers and storms will arrive Wednesday and could linger into early Thursday. We get a brief break before more rain is possible late Friday into Saturday. We could get more showers and storms on Sunday.


In the next 7 days, there’s only one day where above average temperatures are expected: Wednesday (which just so happens to be our wettest day of the week as well). The average high for Wednesday is 67. I’m forecasting 68.

Guess this is payback for all those 80s we had in March! This too shall pass…

Thanks for checking in and have a great week,
-Chikage
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Freeze Watch Tonight

Freezing temps are possible across Central Indiana tonight, that’s why a Freeze Watch is in effect.

Freezing temps are possible across Central Indiana tonight, that’s why a Freeze Watch is in effect.

Before we get to tonight, let’s go through today’s forecast!  Highs will reach the mid to upper 50s with a mix of sun and clouds.  A North breeze up to 20mph will make it feel cool, and there’s a 10% chance of sprinkles in West Central Indiana.  The average high this time of year is in the mid 60s, so we’ll be cooler than average!

Tonight, the clouds break to partly cloudy skies, and temps drop to the low to mid 30s.  Cover your sensitive plants before you go to bed.  A Freeze Watch is in effect for all of Central Indiana late tonight into Monday morning.

Monday, highs reach the upper 50s with partly cloudy skies and wind gusts out of the Northwest up to 30mph.

Tuesday remains breezy with an increase of clouds and highs in the mid 60s.

Our next chance of showers and storms arrives Wednesday as highs try to hit the 70 degree mark.

Cooler air is behind the rain chances for Thursday into next week.  A new system looks to develop late Saturday and Sunday, we’ll keep our eyes on it for you!

Cool Weekend Ahead

Get ready to grab a jacket this weekend, temps will be cool across Central Indiana!

Get ready to grab a jacket this weekend, temps will be cool across Central Indiana!

Early morning mist is possible around Central Indiana, then we’ll see a mix of sun and clouds today with temps topping out in the mid to upper 50s.  If you’re heading our early to support the Race for the Cure, temps will be in the low 40s with wind chills in the 30s, so make sure to layer up!

Tonight, temps drop to the upper 30s with partly cloudy skies.

Sunday, a mix of sun and clouds will settle in with highs in the mid to upper 50s.

The average high this time of year is in the mid 60s, and we’ll stay below that both Monday and Tuesday.  Late Tuesday night into Wednesday we’ll watch for our next chance of showers and thunderstorms.

 

Out With the Rain, In With the Cool

Our rain has ended in Indy and the last showers should clear the state of Indiana by midnight. Rain totals ranged from one hundredth in Manilla to just over a quarter inch in Danville on our SkyTrak13 WeatherBug Network. Indy picked up 0.15″ officially at the airport.

Now we’re dealing with a major cool-down. Our high Friday afternoon hit 72 degrees, but behind a strong cold front, we had fallen to 43 by 11pm. Temps will continue to gradually fall into the upper 30s to low 40s across the state by morning. That means a chilly start for the Race for the Cure and Carmel Marathon in the morning.

We’ve got a cool weekend ahead. By afternoon, highs only manage 50s each day. The average high is 65 degrees.

If skies are clear enough Saturday night into Sunday morning, you might get to see some shooting stars! The Lyrid Meteor Shower peaks Saturday night and coincides with the New Moon – which means the moon won’t interfere with viewing the meteors. The only problem may be some clouds that could try to sneak in. Look toward the eastern sky near the constellation Lyra anytime after 10pm until dawn. 10-20 meteors per hour can occur on average, but many are possible.

We’ll stay cooler than average until midweek. We could even have some patchy frost in spots Monday morning. We’ll also be dry until late Tuesday. From Tuesday night through Friday, a front may meander around Indiana bringing rain chances each day, most likely on Wednesday and Friday.

Have a great weekend!
-Chikage
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Rain Today… Dry Tomorrow

Rain today… dry for the weekend… the forecast is looking up!

Rain today… dry for the weekend… the forecast is looking up!

Highs will reach the upper 60s today with wind gusts up to 25mph out of the southwest.  Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will develop, especially for the afternoon. 

Overnight, the rain comes to an end with temps dropping to the upper 30s to low 40s.

It will be a cold start to our Saturday and Race for the Cure, but it looks dry!  Highs Saturday will reach the mid to upper 50s with a mix of sun and clouds

Sunday looks dry with highs again sitting below our average high of 65.

Dry weather sticks around through Wednesday as temps start to rebound to the mid 60s by then.

Rain and storm chances begin Thursday and Friday as temps return to the 70s!

Get Out and Enjoy Your Thursday

Today will be the warmest day out of the next seven, so plan your outside time right now!

Today will be the warmest day out of the next seven, so plan your outside time right now!

Highs will reach the mid 70s today with partly cloudy skies.  Winds will come out of the south up to 15mph.

Tonight, we’ll see mild conditions with partly cloudy skies and temps only dropping to the mid 50s.

Friday, highs will only reach the upper 60s with a chance for showers and thunderstorms.  Rain looks likely the later we head into the afternoon.

Behind the rain is much cooler air.  Saturday morning for the Race for the Cure, a few lingering showers are still possible as we start the morning out around 40 degrees!

Highs for the weekend will only warm into the mid to upper 50s.  After the chance for morning rain Saturday, the rest of the weekend dries out.

By next Wednesday, highs in the 70s will be coming our way!

Sunny Today… Storms on the Horizon

Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts because our next chance of storms will move in by Friday.

Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts because our next chance of storms will move in by Friday.

Highs will reach the low 70s today with sunny skies.

Tonight, skies will remain clear with temps in the upper 40s.

Thursday remains calm and quiet with highs in the mid 70s.

Late Thursday night through Friday night scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely.  Highs will reach the mid 70s.

Behind the rain we’ll find much cooler temps for the weekend.

If you’re joining thousands of walkers and runners in the Race for the Cure, temps will be in the the upper 40s, with a chance for scattered showers.  We’re keeping a close eye on the forecast for this big event!

Sunday will be dry, but highs will remain the mid 50s for highs.

Dry Stretch Underway, Plus a Warm-up Coming

Today’s average high is 64. We’ll be seasonable with highs in the mid 60s across Central Indiana. Indy should land right around 66. The big change: the wind! Yesterday’s peak wind gust was 45 mph. Today, winds are light out of the northwest.

Depending on where you are, it’s either sunny, cloudy, or a mix of both. Today Northern Indiana is basking in sunshine while the southern half of the state is stuck in the clouds. Here in Indy, we’ll see a mix of sun and clouds…it’s still a nice day to be outside!

If you’re heading to the Indians game tonight, plan on a seasonable evening with 62 at first pitch.

Tomorrow, we’re in for mostly sunny skies and unseasonable warmth as highs soar into the low 70s. It will be the pick of the week for any outdoor plans…including the midday game at Victory Field!

I’ve warmed up and dried out Thursday’s forecast as it now looks like any rain will be relegated to far Northern Indiana. Central Indiana should stay dry. That changes Friday when a cold front and accompanying area of low pressure push through bringing us showers and t-storms. Unfortunately, that system now looks a little slower…which means the rain could linger into Saturday morning’s Komen Race for the Cure. For now, be ready for a cool, damp start at Military Park Saturday morning. Highs this weekend may only manage 50s….but Sunday at least looks dry. There’s even a chance for patchy frost Sunday and Monday mornings!

Finally, check out today’s Hoosier Pic at Noon! A gorgeous sunset captured last night by Abra Brant-Myers. Want your pic featured? Post on https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13 or email your pic to pix@wthr.com.

Have a great day!
-Chikage
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