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Rain & Storms on the Way

Posted By · October 17, 2012 at 10:55 am

Clouds are on the increase today, and so are rain chances across Central Indiana.

Highs will reach the low 70s today with increasing clouds.  Winds will gust out of the south up to 40 mph.  Spotty showers are possible by the drive home, but become heavier overnight with isolated thunderstorms.

By Thursday morning up to 1″ of rain is possible, some spots may see a little more than an inch.  Tonight temps drop into the upper 40s with wind gusts up to 30mph.

Thursday will be cooler with a mix of sun and clouds.  More rain showers will develop late Thursday afternoon into Friday as temps cool into the 50s.

As of right now, the weekend looks dry with temps warming close to 70 by Sunday.

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Warm, Windy and Wet Wednesday Weather

Posted By · October 16, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Get ready for wind and warmth to start your Wednesday with rain moving in late afternoon. Rain totals could range from 1/2″ to 1″, with higher amounts possible to the west.

We’ll likely stay dry through early afternoon, then watch some showers develop heading toward the evening rush. Late evening and overnight, there’s the chance of some heavier rain and storms.

While most areas will not have severe storms, the southwest part of the state is under a slight risk of severe, with hail and high winds the greatest threats.

After the rain, we’ll watch a strong cold front move through that will bring dry and cool weather Thursday, then cold showery and drizzly weather for Friday. Highs will fall around 20 degrees from Wednesday to Friday!

The rain should be over in time for the weekend. Saturday is looking cool, but Sunday is looking great – which will mean a fantastic day for tail-gating before the game. We could hit 70s again next week!

And ’tis the season to go leaf peeping! Check out this fantastic foliage shot from Geoff Thompson taken at sunrise Tuesday in Brown County State Park! Share your pics here: https://www.facebook.com/ChikageWindlerFanPage or here: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13

Take Care!

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Cool Night Ahead, But 70s in Sight

Posted By · October 15, 2012 at 9:59 pm

After a windy and cool day Monday with a high of just 61, we’re heading down into the upper 30s to low 40s by morning with mainly clear skies and light winds. But warmer air is waiting in the wings and will push into Central Indiana Tuesday and Wednesday. Wednesday looks like the warmest day of the week with low to mid 70s possible.

Wednesday also brings our next chance of rain. Showers and t-storms are expected to develop during the afternoon, with the heaviest rain potential between 7 and 10 pm. Rain looks like it should be over pre-dawn Thursday morning with around 1/2″ possible.

After the rain moves out, cooler air moves back in. We’ll see low 60s on Thursday and signs point to a pocket of cold air dropping in Friday along with shower chances. Highs may only manage mid 50s by then!

For now, it looks like the weekend should be dry. It looks cool on Saturday, milder and breezy on Sunday.

And for everyone enjoying Fall in Indiana, this is your week! Check out our WTHR-TV Hoosier Pic at 11 courtesy of Gary Blinebury who took this shot Monday at Brown County State Park. Share your pic here: https://www.facebook.com/ChikageWindlerFanPage or here: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13.

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Cooler Air Arrives For Work Week

Posted By · October 14, 2012 at 5:23 pm

All’s quiet on the western front…though the round of heavy showers Sunday evening produced some impressive wind gusts.  Monticello and Indianapolis Airport top the charts, with gusts over 55mph.


Our Weather Bug site in Sharpsville also recorded a gust of 52mph at 2:30pm Sunday afternoon.

The same system that triggered the wind and rain, will drive in much cooler air compared to the balmy 74° in Indianapolis.


A cold front that will produce a period of showers this evening, will also deliver a colder start Monday morning.  In fact lows at the bus stop early Monday will be a good 20° colder than the balmy start of Sunday morning.

A colder start, and a steady diet of northwest wind will offset a brighter sky in place Monday.  Highs will hold in the 50s to near 60° Monday afternoon… again significantly cooler than Sunday afternoon.

This marks the beginning of ups and downs for us in the week ahead.  Sunshine fills the sky Monday through Wednesday, with major air mass modification during that time that sends highs into the mid 70s late Wednesday.  This warm up precedes a round of possibly strong storms in the predawn hours of Thursday morning.  That line of precipitation marks the switch to cooler than temperatures for several days….heading into the weekend.

Thanks for visiting the weather blog and have a great evening!


Sean Ash

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Severe Storm Chances & Wind Advisory

Posted By · October 14, 2012 at 6:48 am

Showers and storms will likely develop across Central Indiana today, along with very strong winds outside of thunderstorms.

Highs will reach the low 70s with scattered showers and storms.

Some storms may be strong to severe with damaging winds the biggest threat.  As of right now, the strongest storms look to develop this afternoon and evening.


Large hail, and isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out.

Besides the threat for severe weather, a Wind Advisory has been issued for Central Indiana from 11am to 8pm.  Sustained winds in the 20 mph range are likely, with gusts up to 25mph.

Many spots could pick up 1/2″ of rain today. 

Tonight the rain and storms end, and temps fall into the 40s.

We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds Monday with highs around 60, and our next chance for showers and storms moves in late Wednesday.

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Wind Advisory and Severe Storm Threat Sunday

Posted By · October 13, 2012 at 8:19 pm

It will turn breezy tonight but downright windy tomorrow with south/southwest winds sustained 15-25 mph and gusts up to 45 mph during the day. A WIND ADVISORY will be in effect 8am to 8pm.

Along with those non-thunderstorm winds, we could get winds in excess of 60 mph with scattered thunderstorms that develop tomorrow. We should be mainly dry and cloudy tonight. Rain could develop by mid-morning tomorrow. Then the threat for strong to severe storms develops tomorrow afternoon through early evening. The biggest threat is strong winds, but isolated large hail or even a tornado in far Southern Indiana might be possible. There’s a catch, though. If the morning rain keeps us cloudy, that might limit our severe potential. On the other hand, if we break out into some sunshine, that will increase our instability and could make severe weather even more likely. Most areas could get up to 1/2″ of rain, with heavier amounts in any strong storms that develop.

We’ll dry out and cool down to start the work week, but another trip into the 70s is possible by Wednesday followed by more showers and storms late Wednesday through Thursday morning. It’s not a sure bet, but there could be a cool pocket of air that drops into Central Indiana Friday and Saturday plunging us back into the 50s for highs with drizzle or showers possible.

Finally, our Hoosier Pic of the Day Saturday courtesy of Manjit Trehan who snapped this fantastic photo of a bald eagle in the midst of some gorgeous fall foliage. Share your pic here: https://www.facebook.com/ChikageWindlerFanPage or here: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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Weekend Warm Up & Severe Weather Threat

Posted By · October 13, 2012 at 6:40 am

Highs will jump into the 70s this weekend, but not without a chance of rain, and even the possibility of strong to severe storms.

Indiana will warm into the 70s today with increasing clouds and a 20% chance for an afternoon/evening shower or thunderstorm.  Winds will gust out of the south up to 20 mph.

Tonight, a spotty shower or thunderstorm is possible as temps drop to the low 60s.

Sunday, highs reach the low 70s with thunderstorms likely.  Some storms may be strong to severe with damaging wind and hail the main threats.  An isolated tornado can’t be ruled out.  Outside of thunderstorms, winds will gust out of the southwest up to 20mph.  Check out the area under a “slight” risk for severe storms tomorrow.

Monday we dry out, and cool into the 60s, with another chance for rain moving in late Wednesday.

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Cool Today, Warm Tomorrow, Stormy Sunday

Posted By · October 12, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Get ready for some big changes this weekend! Today, we’ll be cool with highs in the 50s. It will be a cool, clear and dry evening for Operation Football with kick-off temps around 54. But look what’s heading our way for the weekend! 70s for highs.

The warmth will also come with wind. We’ll have southerly winds 10-20 with higher gusts tomorrow, then southwesterly winds 15-25 mph Sunday with higher gusts. But given that 10 of the last 12 days have been cooler than average, it will be nice to see some fall warmth.

Storms will threaten on Sunday and some could turn strong to severe. There’s a slight risk of severe Indy points south on Sunday, with the risk of large hail and high winds looking most likely Sunday afternoon into early evening at this point.

Rain totals could reach up to 1/2″ on Sunday with those scattered storms.

Back to work and back to school on Monday, we’ll be heading back to cool weather as well.

Finally, our WTHR Hoosier Pic at noon from Joel Connaway in Connorsville yesterday at sunrise. Simply beautiful! Share your pic here: https://www.facebook.com/ChikageWindlerFanPage or here: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13

Have a great weekend!

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