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May
12

Your Mother’s Day Forecast

Posted By · May 12, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Happy Mother’s Day! I wish I could offer sunshine and 70s, but I can only come through on half of that promise. We’ll have clouds throughout the day with the chance of some passing showers from midday through afternoon. But temperatures will be seasonable in the low to mid 70s.

How much rain? At this point it doesn’t look like much. Most areas will see less than 1/10″. Rain totals could be a little higher in Southern Indiana where isolated thunder is possible – but no severe storms are expected in the Hoosier State at all. If you’re heading to the track, the showers may be a factor, but for other outdoor events like Mother’s Day at the Zoo or the Indians game, a little rain shouldn’t be much more than a minor nuisance.

After a few Sunday showers, we’ll see a mainly dry week ahead, which bodes well for practice at the track. There’s an outside chance at a couple showers Wednesday and again Friday. Otherwise, we’ll be dry and gradually warmer with highs surging into the 80s by late week into next weekend.

Finally, our WTHR-TV Hoosier Pic this evening – a gorgeous hot air balloon photo captured by Daniel Paull over the skies in Lapel. Submit your pic on WTHR’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13

Have a great Mother’s Day!
-Chikage
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May
12

Great Opening Weekend at IMS

Posted By · May 12, 2012 at 5:17 am

If you’ve got outdoor plans, Saturday is probably the best day to soak in the sun.

Highs will reach the mid 70s today with partly cloudy skies.  A light breeze out of the south up to 10 mph will help push warm air our way.

Tonight, an isolated shower or thunderstorm is possible as temps drop to the mid 50s.

For Mother’s Day, keep an umbrella handy.  There’s a chance of scattered showers and storms.  The day won’t be a washout, but you’ll want to keep an eye on the radar if you have outdoor plans.

Next week looks perfect if you like sunshine and warmth!  Temps will settle in with highs in the mid to upper 70s with sunshine.  On Wednesday, there’s a slight chance of an isolated shower or storm.

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May
11

Mother’s Day Weekend Forecast

Posted By · May 11, 2012 at 12:56 pm

It’s a gorgeous sunny Friday today and temperatures will be just a tad warmer than the average high of 72 for this time of year. I’m forecasting 75 for Indy. You can head to the IMS ’til 3pm where the Firestone Indy Lights are doing test runs…and it’s free.

Tonight’s game at Victory Field is looking great with mainly clear and mild weather. That will be perfect for the first Friday night fireworks of the season after the game!

Tomorrow’s Kids’ Day / Rookie Run at Monument Circle looks a few degrees warmer than today with more cloud cover, but it should remain dry. While northern/northwest Indiana could get a shower/storm before sunset tomorrow, here in Indy we should stay dry ’til late night tomorrow – possibly until Sunday.

Unfortunately, Mom’s Day does look like it will turn wet. Right now, it looks like Southern Indiana will have the highest chance of rain (and the most rain expected). Here in Central Indiana, we could get up to 1/2″ rain with the timing looking most likely from midday through the night. It doesn’t look like we’ll be dodging anything severe, but the rain could impact your Mother’s Day plans.

For now, it looks like next week will be bring a long stretch of dry, warm, and pleasant weather.

Finally, our WTHR-TV Hoosier Pic at noon. Due to a time crunch, we did not get to show Jerry Byard’s pic on-air, but here it is…a nice one from Mounds State Park in Anderson where Jerry spotted this Carolina Wren. Share your pic: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13

Have a great weekend!
-Chikage
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May
11

Fantastic Friday & Weekend Changes

Posted By · May 11, 2012 at 5:02 am

A fantastic Friday is ahead for Central Indiana!

Highs will reach the mid 70s with mostly sunny skies.  A light breeze out of the south will help bump temps above our normal high of the low 70s.

Tonight skies remain mostly clear with mild overnight lows in the low 50s.

Saturday we’ll see increasing clouds with highs in the mid 70s.  Late Saturday night, there’s a 20% chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm.  Most spots will stay dry until Sunday.

Sunday, scattered showers and storms will develop.  As of right now, the day doesn’t look like a washout, but keep the rain gear handy!  Temps will only reach the low 70s.

By Monday, we’ll watch for radar activity to die down, then it’s smooth sailing with sun and 70s (close to 80) by the end of next week.

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May
10

Sunny & Mild

Posted By · May 10, 2012 at 5:12 am

Sunshine and below average temps rule the day across Central Indiana!

Normal highs this time of year are in the low 70s, today we’ll warm up to the upper 60s.

Our weather pattern remains quiet tonight with lows in the low to mid 40s.

Friday and Saturday we’re back into the 70s with sunshine.  Late Saturday clouds will be on the increase, and late Saturday night a few showers are possible.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms look more likely for Mother’s Day on Sunday.

A few isolated showers and storms may remain Monday, before we warm into the upper 70s with sunny skies beginning next Tuesday.

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May
09

Cool Wednesday; Spotty Showers Possible

Posted By · May 9, 2012 at 8:44 am

Today’s weather blog is short and sweet!

Highs will reach the mid 60s today with partly cloudy skies and a chance for a spotty shower.  Winds will gust out of the northwest up to 25mph.

Tonight temps drop to the low 40s with mostly clear skies.

Thursday, get ready for more sunshine and highs in the upper 60s.

More sun and warmth on Friday and Saturday with temps in the low 70s.

Our next chance for scattered showers and storms starts Sunday.

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May
08

Cooler and Less Humid Election Day

Posted By · May 8, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Election Day weather is a big change from the steamy and stormy weather we had yesterday. Dewpoints have dropped into the comfortable 50s and highs will only make low to mid 70s. Though that’s still above the normal high of 70, it will certainly feel cooler. We’ve had highs in the 80s 5 of the last 6 days, but now I’m forecasting 60s and 70s for highs the next seven days.

One thing I’m not forecast is snow! But you might be interested to know that on this date in 1923, we got just under an inch of the white stuff in Indy. That’s the latest measurable snow on record for the city. In comparison, this season’s last measurable snow was all the way back on March 5th when we got 0.3″!

And what a difference a year makes! Last season’s snow total was more than 37″, compared with only 9.8″ this season. Too soon to say what’s in store for next winter!

If you’re heading to tonight’s Indians game, you’re in luck! We’ll have partly cloudy, dry, and pleasantly cool 60s through the game. A light jacket might come in handy as you’re leaving Victory Field.

Tomorrow, come on down to the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Cookout! Chris Wright, Anne Marie Tiernon and I will be grilling up burgers along with other media teams to raise money for the Salvation Army. The event is from 10 to 2 on the Circle. We’ll be cooler in the 60s with maybe a passing shower or few sprinkles, but most of the day will be dry. Tomorrow will be the coolest day of the week.

Looking ahead to the weekend, we’ll warm back up into the 70s. Saturday looks dry and pleasant for the 500 Festival Kids Day Rookie Run and any other outdoor plans you may have. Mother’s Day is a little more in question. A cold front sinking through could spark an isolated shower or t-storm. A this point it looks like that front could stall in Southern Indiana – meaning rain chances might continue Monday and Tuesday in Downstate Indiana, while we may stay dry in Central Indiana. We’ll have to watch for any changes.

Finally, here’s our Hoosier Pic today at noon from Rachel Copas. After some storms rolled through Martinsville yesterday, she captured this rainbow. If you look closely, you can see a very faint double rainbow! If you’d like to share your pics, just post them on WTHR’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13

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-Chikage
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If you were watching last night and this morning and even at the top our 13 Eyewitness News at Noon, you probably heard Central Indiana was in a “slight risk” of severe storms. In their midday update around 12:33 this afternoon, the Storm Prediction Center dropped Indiana from the severe risk which now covers our neighbors in Ohio. Why the change? much of the morning we’ve been stuck in clouds and the leftover boundaries from some early storms pushing across Northern Indiana have worked to stabilize our atmosphere. Farther south in Southern Indiana where the sun has been out longer and temperatures are in the 80s, there’s still a chance of seeing some stronger storms. So what does this mean for your afternoon and evening plans? You’ll still want your umbrella for the chance of some showers and storms, but anything that forms is now not expected to reach severe limits.

We should reach a high around 80 this afternoon with some scattered storms possible. They could still be around during the schedule Indians game. So if you’ve got plans at Victory Field this evening – take your raincoat and check weather conditions before you go just to be sure. Games tomorrow, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are all looking dry.

In your WTHR-TV 7-Day Forecast, you’ll notice a cooling trend as our warm, humid airmass exits the Hoosier State. Election Day Tuesday may start cloudy, but transitions to partly cloudy with comfortable highs in the mid 70s. Wednesday brings mostly cloudy skies with a low chance of an instability shower or t-shower, but most of the day should be dry. It will also be cooler with highs only in the upper 60s. Speaking of cool, check out Thursday. With mid 60s and sunshine, it will feel like a lovely early Spring day! Mother’s Day Weekend brings a bit of a warm-up, plus at least a slight chance of an isolated shower/storm late Saturday night into Mother’s Day. It doesn’t look like even close to a washout, so that’s some promising news!

Finally, here’s our Hoosier Pic today at noon. After the rain moved through Anderson this morning, Pat Stiles took this shot of her beautiful black iris. If you’d like to share your pic, just post it on WTHR’s Facebook page (or mine!)  https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13

Take Care,
-Chikage
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