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Aug
26

Rain Chances Increase for Central Indiana

Posted By · August 26, 2012 at 6:03 am

Rain chances are increasing for Central Indiana as we round out the weekend.

Most of today looks dry with the chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm as we head into the afternoon and evening.  Because cloud cover will be increasing throughout the day, forecast temps are in the upper 80s.

Tonight, scattered showers and storms are likely as temps drop to the upper 60s.  Those rain chances continue through Monday.  Some spots could pick up, up to .50″ of rain with some lucky communities receiving more.  Isolated pockets of heavy rain are possible as this system moves through.

Central Indiana dries out Tuesday with temps in the 80s and sunshine through Thursday.

Here’s the 5am Tropical Storm Isaac update.  This storm is strengthening.  What’s left over of this soon to be upgraded hurricane could impact Central Indiana next weekend with heavy rain.  Some weather models are hinting at the remnants of the storm coming our way.  It’s still a long way out in the forecast, so we’ll keep you posted.

 

Central Indiana’s 7 day forecast is below:

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Aug
25

More 90 Degree Heat & Rain Chances

Posted By · August 25, 2012 at 5:19 am

Today looks to be the 51st time this year Indy hits the 90 degree mark.  The record is 58 from 1983.  Today is a Knozone Action Day.

Highs will reach the low 90s today with mostly sunny skies.

Tonight, temps drop to the upper 60s, it will be warm and muggy.

Sunday, looks mainly dry with a chance of isolated showers and storms in the afternoon.  Rain becomes more likely Sunday night into Monday.

Over the next 7 days we dip back into the 80, with a chance of rain at the end of the week.  Earlier it looked like what’s left of Tropical Storm Isaac might impact Central Indiana late next week, now models are backing off that course, we’ll keep you posted on any changes.

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Aug
24

The 90s Are Back

Posted By · August 24, 2012 at 4:57 am

Get ready to start counting 90 degree days in Central Indiana again.

Highs will top out in the low 90s today.  A Knozone Action Day is in effect for the second day in a row.  Today looks to be the 50th time Indy has hit 90 degrees or higher this year.

Tonight is Operation Football!  The forecast looks fabulous, as temps stay in the 80s for most of the games.

The weekend will be hot and humid with temps in the low 90s.   Late Sunday afternoon an isolated shower or thunderstorm is possible.  Showers and storms become more likely late Sunday night into Monday.

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Aug
23

Knozone Action Day & Warmer Temps

Posted By · August 23, 2012 at 4:15 am

Like the heat?  More 90 degree days are headed to Central Indiana!

Today will be the coolest day through the weekend as highs top out in the upper 80s.  Winds will be light out of the south up to 5 mph. 

A Knozone Action Day is in effect for many counties.  This means that people with breathing problems could have a harder time today.  To help improve the air quality, cut down on car idling, carpool, and don’t fill up your gas tank or mow your lawn until after 6pm.

So far this year Indianapolis has had 49 days of 90+ temps, we’ll add a few more to the tally this weekend.

In the 7 day forecast, the heat and humidity return.  Our next best chance for rain is Sunday night into Monday when scattered showers and thunderstorms will be likely.  It’s too early to tell if some storms may be severe.  Behind the rain are much cooler temps to kick off back to work and school next week.

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Aug
22

The Heat is Coming Back

Posted By · August 22, 2012 at 4:20 am

Central Indiana still needs rain, but we’ll have to wait a few days until our next chance of showers and storms moves in.  Until then, get ready for the heat!

Highs will reach the mid 80s today, that’s normal for this time of year.  We’ll see mostly sunny skies and comfortable humidity.

If you’re looking for a fun, free family activity tonight, check out Jazz on the Point at Eagle Creek Marina.  The concert put on my Indy Parks kicks off at 6:30pm.

Tonight temps drop to the mid 50s to around 60 degrees.

Our gradual climb to 90 starts tomorrow.  Thursday the upper 80s are back, and by Friday we’re talking 90!

For the weekend the low 90s are expected, and the humidity will be back.

Our next best chance for scattered showers and storms moves in late Sunday night, sticking around through Monday.  As the rain moves through, the temps drop back into the 80s.

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Aug
21

Gradual Warm Up for Central Indiana

Posted By · August 21, 2012 at 4:34 am

Temps are warming up across the Hoosier state!

After a few showers and thunderstorms last night, patch fog is possible north of I-70 this morning.  Take a look at rainfall totals from Monday.

Today highs reach the low 80s with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies.  A slight chance of sprinkles is possible, especially across East Central Indiana.  There will be a light wind out of the north.

Tonight temps drop to the 50s, with mostly clear skies.  With light winds, patch fog is possible toward sunrise Wednesday morning.

Enjoy the 80s… by Friday highs top out close to 90 degrees.  Our next best chance of rain is late Sunday into Monday.

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Aug
20

Warming through the Work Week

Posted By · August 20, 2012 at 1:36 pm

After 3 straight days with highs in the upper 70s, we’re heading into the 80s to start the week with the return of 90-degree heat possible by late week into next weekend. Today highs should top out around 80 or slightly warmer with partly cloudy skies and only a 10% chance of a lonely shower.

Tomorrow, we’ll continue the warming trend with low 80s on the way. We’ll nudge to above average temps by midweek. Today is our 11th straight day with at or below average temps…quite a feat given the hot weather we endured during June, July, and early August. Our last 90+ high was August 8th and it looks like we may see the 90s return Friday through Sunday.

Finally, our Hoosier Pic at noon submitted by Adrianne Hampton. She snapped this pic of a hot air balloon Sunday evening. Do you have a pic to share? Post it here: https://www.facebook.com/ChikageWindlerFanPage?ref=hl or here: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13

Have a good one!
-Chikage

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Aug
20

Quiet Work Week Setting Up

Posted By · August 20, 2012 at 4:29 am

Today is the coolest day of the next seven around Central Indiana.  We’ll see great conditions, with the chance for an isolated shower or storm.

Highs will reach the upper 70s with a 20% chance for an isolated shower or storm this afternoon as disturbance moves through the state.  Most spots stay dry, and if you are lucky enough for a shower to pop up over you, don’t expect much rain.  Even though Indianapolis has picked up more than five inches of rain this month, we’re still running more than seven inches below normal for the year.

Tonight temps drop to the mid to upper 50s with partly cloudy skies.

Tuesday our warm up begins as we heat up to the low 80s.  Our normal high this time of year is 84 degrees.

By Friday we’re back in the upper 80s.

Our next best chance for rain is late Saturday into Sunday.  This system doesn’t look very impressive as of right now, we’ll keep an eye on it for you.

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