Great Game Day Forecast, Chilly Temps for the Work Week

Get ready for a fantastic finish to the weekend! Mostly sunny skies will rule your Sunday with cool temps in the low 50s to start the day, a kick-off temp around 73, and a seasonable post-game high of 78. We’ll stay dry through the rest of the weekend.

Monday, we’ll have lots of clouds (possibly some showers in the morning in Southern Indiana) with rain moving in late for Central and Northern parts of the state. The best chance for rain arrives during the nighttime hours Monday into the early morning Tuesday, according to FutureTrak13. Rain totals don’t look very impressive with between 1/10″ to 1/4″ for the Metro and heavier amounts possible to the south.

The cold front that brings us rain late Monday and early Tuesday will also bring the coldest shot of air we’ve seen in months! We’ll fall from mid 70s Monday to low 60s Tuesday. Tuesday’s high could be the coolest since 61 on June 1st. That will pave the way for a chilly Wednesday morning with lows around 44 in Indy (coldest since 42 on May 10th) and upper 30s possible in outlying areas.

Our next rain chance arrives late Friday into early Saturday. Your WTHR-TV 7-Day features a cool week ahead with temps every single day at or below average.

Finally, our Hoosier Pic at 6 courtesy of Daniel Paull who shot this sun dog in Lapel Saturday morning. What’s a sun dog? It’s an atmospheric phenomenon created when the sun’s rays pass through high clouds made of ice crystals. If they hit at just the right angle, they create a prism effect that looks like a mini-rainbow in the sky. More here:

And here’s our Hoosier Pic at 11 from Teresa Zimmerman. Her husband got this great shot of a butterfly on a flower in Beech Grove.

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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Chilly Start… Beautiful Finish

Plan your outside time now… the weekend forecast looks fantastic!

At 6am, temperatures in Central Indiana were in the 40s and 50s!  One of our coldest starts since the beginning of June. 

This refreshing start will warm up nicely with highs in the mid 70s today.  Mostly sunny skies will be with us, so enjoy your time out and about today.

Tonight temps drop to the upper 40s and low 50s with mostly clear skies. 

Sunday will have a crisp start with highs in the upper 70s.  Perfect tailgating weather before the Colts take the field at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Starting Monday, clouds will be on the increase, with a chance of rain late in the day into Monday night and Tuesday. 

Check out how low the high temps go in the 7 day forecast.  By Tuesday and Wednesday highs will only be in the 60s! 

Proprietary connections

Why to device manufacturers have to make proprietary connections? Could it be the $$$$$$?

The recent release of the IPhone 5 has brought to the forefront a problem that has been a pet peeve of mine for a while.

The IPhone/IPod/IPad have always have a proprietary connection, meaning it would only work on Apple devices and you had to have this special connection in order to use that device.

Now Apple has not only changed the connection, but changed it to another proprietary version. So any old connectors you were using for Apple now need a $39 adaptor. If you have a charger and a speaker for your IPhone and you don’t want to keep switching the adaptor back and forth, it’ll cost you $58 plus tax to continue using these connectors.

Apple is not the only company to do this. Personally, I have an Asus tablet which also has its own proprietary connection. So instead of being able to use a universal type of connector, i.e.: mico USB; I need multilple cables from Asus and/or adaptors.

My Droid phone charges and transfers data using a mico USB, why can’t all others? Europe has legislated that all phones use micro USB for charging. Since the manufacturers have to do this for their European products, why do they have to go out of their way to make special connectors in the U.S.?

Here’s my guess, money. One analyst estimates that more than 1.3 million IPhone 5s will be sold. If each person buys one adaptor at $29, that’s $37.7 million. Apple benefits, the companies that make the adaptors benefit and the stores that sell the adaptors benefit. The consumer loses.

Morning Showers… Afternoon Sunshine

We’re kicking off Friday with scattered showers, but we’ll end the afternoon with mostly sunny skies.

We’re kicking off Friday with scattered showers, but we’ll end the afternoon with mostly sunny skies.

Highs will reach 70 today with a north breeze up to 15mph.  Spotty showers are possible through the noon hour, with sunshine breaking through for the afternoon.

Conditions look perfect for Operation Football tonight with temps falling into the 50s by the drive home.

Saturday morning starts off cold in the upper 40s, however, we’ll rebound to the mid 70s with plenty of sunshine Saturday and Sunday.

Another chance for rain moves in Monday, with temps below normal for much of the week.


Clouds on the Increase

Craving crisp fall temperatures, we’ve got some of those for you in the 7 day forecast!

Craving crisp fall temperatures, we’ve got some of those for you in the 7 day forecast!

However, before that arrives we’ll see highs around 80 today with a mix of sun and clouds.  A spotty late day shower is possible.

Spotty showers are possible overnight as temps drop to the upper 50s.

Friday, light rain and an isolated thunderstorm is possible through midday.  Highs on Friday only reach the lower 70s.  We should dry out for Operation Football as temps will be cool and in the 60s for the games.

Saturday morning, we could be quite chilly, with temps in the upper 40s!

Saturday and Sunday we’re dry with highs in the mid 70s.

Our next chance of rain moves in late Monday, and by Tuesday, highs in the upper 60s will settle into the state.

Sunny Skies Roll On

Love the sunshine? Today’s forecast looks to be fantastic across Indiana!

Love the sunshine?  Today’s forecast looks to be fantastic across Indiana!

Highs will reach the mid 80s today with mostly sunny skies.  We’ll have a light breeze out of the south up to 10mph.

Tonight lows drop to the low 60s with mostly clear skies.

Thurday clouds will be on the increase as we head into the afternoon.  Even with a few more clouds dotting the sky, we’ll still reach the low 80s.

Late Thursday night into Friday scattered showers are possible.  Friday, spotty showers and an isolated thunderstorm is possible as highs remain cool in the low 70s.  We’ll keep you posted on the timing of the rain, but as of right now, it looks the rain will move out before Operation Football kicks off.

If you like fall, you’ll love the weekend coming our way.  Sunshine with highs in the mid 70s will be around for the weekend.

Sunny and Warm for September 11th

We will never forget the events 11 years ago, and today if you’re heading down to the Indianapolis 9/11 Memorial, the weather won’t get in your way. We’ll have sunshine by day and clear skies at night with sunset at 7:59pm. Our high today of 82 should sneak just above the average for this time of year (80).

High pressure remains in control through Thursday, but the timing of our next rain chance has changed. Computer models now indicate rain may move in as early as morning to midday Friday, as opposed to late Friday night. I’ve increased our chance of rain to 60-70% on Friday with up to 3/4″ of rain possible. But the earlier onset of rain may mean we clear out earlier, so I’ve now backed off on our Saturday rain chances. It could end up being a mainly dry weekend.

Here’s a look at your WTHR-TV 7-Day Forecast. We’ll be above normal through Thursday into the 80s, then watch some cooler air arrive with that Friday cold front with highs in the 70s.

I had a great time talking about weather with the 4th and 5th graders at Bunker Hill Elementary in Franklin Township on Indy’s Southside yesterday – they even brought their “Flat Chuck” for my presentation!

Finally at noon, our Hoosier Pic from Brent Kane of the Elwood Wind Farm at sunrise. Gorgeous! Post your pic here: or here:

Take Care…and Never Forget,

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After a Cool Morning, Sunshine and Mild Temps Round Out the Day

This morning’s low dropped to 52 officially for Indy. That’s the coolest since 52 on June 6th!

Some of our Central Indiana WeatherBug stations reported lows in the chilly 40s.

High pressure dominates the week, so we’ll have lots of sunshine and 8-s today with gradually warming temperatures into the 80s tomorrow through the end of the week.

Our next rain chance doesn’t arrive until late Friday night – more likely Saturday. Rainfall potential doesn’t look that impressive at this point, but we’ll wait and see. We’re running 2.81″ below average for precip this year, although August and September have been way above normal for rain.

Finally, our Hoosier Pic at noon from Lester Boyce who shot this fantastic photo at Eagle Creek yesterday. Share your pic here: or here:

Have a good one!

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Sunny Stretch Ahead

Hope you enjoyed the weekend! Our cool, fall-like feel will stick around a little longer. And after a very wet start to September, now we’re heading into a sunny stretch.

Kids at the bus stop may need an extra layer to start the day with the coolest temps since early June expected. Lows in the Indy will drop into the low 50s, but other cities and outlying areas will likely see temps drop into the 40s by morning.

Sunny skies will bring a quick rebound into the mid 70s by late afternoon. The average high is 80, so we’ll be pleasantly cool for one more day.

We’ll have gradually warming temps into the 80s with high pressure in control and plenty of sunshine for much of the week. But we are still in a drought, officially 2.81″ below average for the year on precipitation. We’ll get a chance for more when a cold front approaches late Friday and could spark some scattered showers and storms. The rain could last into part of your Saturday.

Finally, here’s our Hoosier Pic at 6 from Ben Johnson, a fan in the stands at Soldier Field who captured two funnel clouds in the distance over Lake Michigan during the Colts game in Chicago. Turns out, several waterspouts were reported on Lake Michigan. These funnels and waterspouts developed as a result of cold air advection (moving in) – creating just enough instability to form small, short-lived circulations, also known as “cold air funnels,” which rarely touch down and if they do, they hardly ever cause damage. Either way…great shot! Share your pic here: or here:

Have a great week!

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Pleasantly Cool Weekend Rolls On

Today’s high of 73 was the coolest since June 2nd for Indy. We’ll add a few degrees tomorrow with a high around 76.

To say it’s been a wet month is a major understatement! Between Isaac, our midweek storms, and last night’s record rain, we’ve collected nearly 5″ of rain at the airport, putting us more than 4″ above average for the month. We’re now only 2.71″ below average for the year.

Most of us will stay dry until Friday night. A few areas in Northeastern Indiana could get some showers overnight with a passing disturbance. Any rain should be over by daybreak.

Get ready for a great stretch of weather in your WTHR-TV 7-Day! Lots of sunshine and comfortable temperatures. Rain may return late Friday into Saturday.

Finally, our WTHR-TV Hoosier Pic at 7 (since we went on late after the Notre Dame – Purdue game) courtesy of Abra Brant-Myers who captured this amazing shot of last night’s vivid lightning show. Share your pic here: or here:

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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