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Weekend Forecast

Posted By · July 31, 2015 at 4:12 pm

It was a sunny and Friday across central Indiana.  A few storms have developed across the northern part of the state, along a front that is forecast to move south.  Most of the area will be dry, but we have to include a stray storm in the forecast through Friday evening.

Temperatures overnight will be in the lower and middle 60s, with clear skies.  Saturday looks very similar to today.  Skies will be sunny, with highs in the middle 80s.

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There is again a chance for a late day storm or 2.  Scattered storms are in the forecast for Sunday.  This will be the better chance for rain, but we are still not forecasting a washout.  There will be more dry weather than wet weather this weekend.  Highs on Sunday will be in the middle 80s.  Here is the latest timeline for those storm chances with FutureTrak13.



The weather pattern turns more active and stormy next week.  Scattered storms are in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday, with highs in the middle 80s.  Wednesday looks stormy too.


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Friday Forecast Sunshine and Storms

Posted By · July 30, 2015 at 3:29 pm

Skies are clear and it is mild.  It will be a great evening for outdoor plans.  Evening temperatures will be in the upper 70s and lower 80s.  With clear skies, temperatures will drop quickly once the sun goes down.

The clear sky tonight will be the perfect setting to view a rare Blue Moon.  A Blue Moon is a second full moon in one month.  The last time this occurred was August 20th, 2013 and the next  will occur on May 21, 2016.


Friday will start sunny and mild.  Tempeartures will climb into the 70s by noon and we are forecasting highs in the middle 80s.  Clouds will increase Friday afternoon, as a quick-moving front arrives Friday evening.


Daytime heating, instability and the front will be enough to trigger a narrow, quick-moving line of showers and storms between the hours of 5pm and 9pm tomorrow.  Don’t cancel any plans, but realize you may have to move indoors until this line passes.


The Saturday forecast includes sunshine and highs in the 80s.  Scattered storms are in the Sunday forecast, as the Colts open up their training camp in Anderson.  This is the beginning of an unsettled weather pattern that will include more storm chances though the middle part of next week.


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Milder Change on the Way

Posted By · July 29, 2015 at 6:53 pm

Wednesday was the second 90 degree day in a row for Indianapolis, but we won’t get 3 in a row.  The weather pattern is changing for central Indiana.

A few showers and storms are possible across southern and eastern Indiana through about 9pm Wednesday.  The rest of our area will be dry.  It will still be warm and muggy through the evening hours.  A northwesterly wind will eventually transport a milder air mass our way.  We will start to feel that milder change overnight, with lows in the 60s.


The Thursday forecast is sunny and warm, but less humid.  Highs will be in the middle 80s on Thursday and Friday.  This milder trend will last through the weekend too.

Right now our next best chance for rain doesn’t arrive until the end of the weekend and early next week.


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Hot And Stormy Today – Relief From The Heat Tomorrow

Posted By · July 29, 2015 at 3:44 pm

A frontal passage this afternoon and early evening will bring scattered storms across Indiana.  Not everyone will see rain this evening but those that do may see period of heavy downpours and lightning.  The biggest threat for these storms will remain mostly to the eastern half of the state but portions of Central Indiana may see periods of rain as well.



The heat index today will reach into the 100 to 105 degree range. Some southern cities have already seen a heat index as high as 104 degrees. Cooler and more comfortable conditions are on the way this evening and tomorrow. The air mass behind the cold front will bring less humid conditions for the next several days. Dew point temperatures will drop down to the lower 60s and upper 50s until early next week. As skies clear this evening, temperatures will drop down to the mid 60s.


Thursday and into your weekend will be accompanied by plenty of sunshine and highs in the mid 80s. We will remain mostly dry until Sunday evening and the start of the work week when storm chances return.


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Timing Storm Chances and One More Hot Day

Posted By · July 28, 2015 at 2:58 pm

The SkyTrak 13 Weather Team is tracking a complex of storms across Illinois late Tuesday afternoon.  If this complex holds together, there will be a few storms Tuesday evening.  It will be very warm and muggy, with lows in the lower and middle 70s.


Wednesday will be hot and humid, with highs near 90 and heat index values near 100.  Those heat indices will be near 100 for several hours Wednesday afternoon, you may need to take precautions from the heat.


Scattered storms are in the forecast for Wednesday.  A few storms may reach strong/severe limits.  Any storm that does develop will bring the threat for flash flooding.  This an look at the timing for Wednesday.  Right now we are thinking there will be a couple of waves of storms, one in the morning and another later in the day.  There will be some adjustments to the timing, as these complexes of storms develop.  We will keep you updated.



Storms move out of central Indiana Wednesday night.  We are forecasting relief from the heat on Thursday, with highs in the 80s.  It will be less humid too.  It will be a quiet end to the week, with dry weather forecast through the start of the weekend.



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Hot and Humid with More Storms

Posted By · July 27, 2015 at 4:10 pm

The SkyTrak13 Weather Team continues to track a warm, humid and unsettled weather pattern.  Scattered storms are in the forecast Monday evening and again Tuesday and Wednesday.  Any storm will contain heavy rain and the threat for flooding.  We will also monitor Wednesday, as a few storms may reach severe limits.

Highs will be near 90 degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday, with lows in the lower 70s.  Heat index values will be near or above 100 over the next couple of afternoons.  You may need to take precautions from the heat.  There will be 6 hours with heat index values in the range of 95-100 degrees Tuesday afternoon.


There will be a weather pattern change arriving for the end of the week.  We are forecasting sunshine and a break from the high heat and humidity.  This change arrives on Thursday, with sunshine and highs in the lower and middle 80s.  This sunny and milder trend will last through the start of the weekend.


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Warming Up and Tracking Storms

Posted By · July 24, 2015 at 4:11 pm

The weekend is here and it is off to a great start.  Skies will be clear Friday night and the weather will be great for outdoor plans.  There are concerts at Klipsch Music Center, The Lawn at White River and Conner Prairie.  The Indians are at Victory Field with fireworks too.  Temperatures will be in the 60s overnight.


The weekend forecast gets a bit tricky on Saturday and Sunday, as we track more heat, higher humidity and a few storms.  Air quality becomes and issue too.  A Knozone Action Day has be declared for both Saturday and Sunday.  If you suffer from upper respiratory problems, you will need to take precautions this weekend.  There are ways we can help the air quality:  combine trips, carpool, fill the gas tank and mow after 6pm.


Heat starts to build on Saturday, with highs in the middle and upper 80s.  There will be a complex of storms to track Saturday afternoon and evening.  Right now we are timing the best chance for a few storms from 4pm-11pm.  Not everyone will get wet.  Stay tuned for updates on timing and coverage.


Sunday is the Brickyard 400.  It will be hot and humid, with highs in the upper 80s.  There is a chance for a few storms on Sunday afternoon and evening, but we are not forecasting a wash-out.


The heat continues to build next week, with highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s.  We will be timing a few rounds of storms next week too.


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Friday Forecast and Weekend Preview

Posted By · July 23, 2015 at 4:50 pm

We are actually counting dry days in a row.  We have had 3 and we are forecasting a couple more.  Right now the forecast is dry through the start of the weekend.

It will be a mainly clear and mild night across central Indiana, with lows in the lower and middle 60s.  We are forecasting a bit more heat and humidity for the weekend and much of next week.

There will be a mix of sun and clouds on Friday, with highs in the middle 80s.


Highs are forecast upper 80s this weekend.  Right now we have most of Saturday dry, with a chance for a stray storm Saturday night.  There is a chance for a few storms on Sunday, but we are not forecasting an all day rain.  If you are going to the Brickyard 400 or have other outdoor plans on Sunday, check back for updates.  We will fine tune the timing of those Sunday storm chances.


A good part of next week will be hot and humid, with highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s Monday through Thursday.  We will be dodging a few storms too.  A few are possible on Monday and Tuesday, with more storm coverage expected Wednesday and Thursday.


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