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19

Friday Night Rain Update

Posted By · June 19, 2015 at 10:16 pm

Heavy rain will continue to fall across the southern half of Indiana Friday night.  We are forecasting an end to the steady rain Saturday morning.

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The back of edge of this weather system will be close enough to central Indiana for a few showers on Saturday.  The best chance for those spotty rain chances will be across the eastern and southeastern sections of the state.  A drier weather pattern arrives, with some clearing late in the day Saturday.  This won’t last long.  There will be a complex of storms moving across Illinois Saturday night.  If that complex holds together, there will be a few showers or storms late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.  We are still forecasting more dry weather than wet weather on Father’s Day, with highs 85-90 degrees.

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What is left of that round of storms will be a boundary in the atmosphere and that will be the trigger for a few scattered storms on Sunday afternoon.  Right now we are under a slight risk for severe weather, but the latest analysis has that boundary south of central Indiana.  It is something we will watch closely.

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Jun
19

Father’s Day Weekend Forecast

Posted By · June 19, 2015 at 5:27 pm

The Friday night forecast includes more rain chances.  Due to heavy rain from once Tropical Storm Bill, flooding continues to be an issue for central Indiana.  The ground is saturated and there is standing water.  Creeks, streams and rivers are also running high.  Take precautions and travel with care  because high water will be a concern through the start of the weekend.

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The steadier rain will end late Friday night or early Saturday morning.  We are expecting a slow clearing trend by late in the day Saturday, with highs in the lower and middle 80s.  A developing weather system is forecast to bring storms to Illinois later Saturday and that system will be close enough to central Indiana for a storm or 2 on Father’s Day.  There is a slight risk for severe weather for the end of the weekend.  We are still forecasting more dry weather than wet weather this weekend.

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The weather pattern remains warm, humid and at times unsettled through next week.  We will be tracking several complexes of storms.  Right now we are timing one for late Sunday night into Monday.  Scattered storms are possible on Tuesday too.  We then have heat in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday, with highs near 90.  A new complex of storms is forecast for later Thursday.

These complexes of storms will be difficult to time until they actually develop.  We will keep you updated on the timing to help you make plans for next week.

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Jun
19

Flooding Concerns Going into the Weekend

Posted By · June 19, 2015 at 11:52 am

It’s been a rainy start to this Friday.  Since midnight, we have had rainfall totals reaching nearly 2″, if not more, throughout portions of central and southern Indiana.  Currently, there is a Flood Warning for southwestern central Indiana until 2PM this afternoon and there is a Flash Flood Watch that is in effect through tomorrow night, as more rounds of heavy rain are expected later today and tonight.

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Scattered Storms will remain in the area throughout the rest of the afternoon and evening.  The heaviest showers will be mainly concentrated in the central/southern regions of Indiana.  However, the northern counties can also expect some pop-up storms as we head into the afternoon. Temperatures will remain pretty mild this afternoon with highs in the upper 70s.

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We warm up for the weekend, but are also tracking more rain chances and also the possibility for more severe weather. Saturday will start out wet but showers will begin to ease and dry out by the afternoon. Hopefully, this will give you all the chance to enjoy some time outdoors for this Father’s Day weekend.

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Sunday highs will reach the mid to upper 80s with a chance for showers and storms in the late afternoon and evening.  Some could be severe, we’ll keep our eyes on that and the exact timing.

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The 7 day is not a washout, however, we have almost a daily chance of showers and storms.

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Jun
18

Tracking Rain and a Look Ahead to the Weekend

Posted By · June 18, 2015 at 10:18 pm

Our overall weather pattern remains unsettled through the start of the weekend.  Scattered storms with heavy rain are possible Friday through Saturday morning, as some of the moisture from once Tropical Storm Bill arrives in central Indiana.

The latest timing has the heaviest rain moving out of central Indiana early Saturday.  This would mean a dry Saturday afternoon.

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We are forecasting highs in the 80s on Saturday and near 90 on Sunday.  There is a chance for a pop-up shower or storm on Sunday, be we are forecasting more dry weather than wet weather for Father’s Day.

Most of Monday will be dry, with highs near 90 degrees.  Storm chances return later in day Monday and Monday night.  Another round of storms is possible later Tuesday night into early Wednesday.  There will be some adjustments to the timing, so stay tuned for updates.  Be prepared for heat too.  Highs will be in the upper 80s and lower 90s much of next week.

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Jun
18

Thursday Evening Rain Update

Posted By · June 18, 2015 at 7:21 pm

Thursday afternoon heating triggered widespread rain and storms.  There were a few reports of hail and damaging winds.  There were lots of reports of heavy rain.  The heavy rain and storms have shifted to the southern half of Indiana.  We are starting to see some of the tropical moisture from once Tropical Storm Bill move our way.  This moisture will keep steady rain in the forecast especially for the southern half of the state through Friday night.  Here is a look at the latest timeline for steady rain with FutureTrak13 overnight and early Friday.  We do expect the rain to continue through Friday night.  Right now it looks like most of the rain will end late Friday night or early Saturday morning.  This will mean some dry hours on Saturday.  Highs will be in the lower 80s on Saturday and near 90 for Father’s Day on Sunday.  There is a slight chance for a stray shower or storm on Sunday, but right now we are forecasting more dry hours than wet.

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Jun
18

Stormy Friday Forecast

Posted By · June 18, 2015 at 4:24 pm

Scattered storms with heavy rain, gusty winds and lightning are in the forecast through Thursday evening.  It will be mostly cloudy, warm and muggy overnight with lows in the lower 70s.  A few showers and storms may linger overnight.

Our overall weather pattern remains unsettled through the start of the weekend.  Scattered storms with heavy rain are possible Friday through Saturday morning, as some of the moisture from once Tropical Storm Bill arrives in central Indiana.

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The latest timing has the heaviest rain moving out of central Indiana early Saturday.  This would mean a dry Saturday afternoon.  We are forecasting highs in the 80s on Saturday and near 90 on Sunday.  There is a chance for a pop-up shower or storm on Sunday, be we are forecasting more dry weather than wet weather for Father’s Day.

Most of Monday will be dry, with highs near 90 degrees.  Storm chances return later in day Monday and Monday night.  Another round of storms is possible later Tuesday night into early Wednesday.  There will be some adjustments to the timing, so stay tuned for updates.  Be prepared for heat too.  Highs will be in the upper 80s and lower 90s much of next week.

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Jun
17

Stormy Weather Pattern Continues

Posted By · June 17, 2015 at 3:58 pm
It has been a stormy week so far and the stormy weather pattern will last through the weekend.  The forecast for Wednesday night includes heavy rain.  There has already been so flooding across parts of northern Indiana due to the heavy rain over the last few days and that flooding threat will increase across all of Indiana.  Temperatures overnight will be in the lower 70s.  FutureTrak13 is showing a break from the steady rain later Wednesday night and early Thursday.
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The Thursday forecast includes the threat for more heavy rain and storms.  There is a slight risk for severe weather.  High temperatures will depend on the coverage of rain.  We are forecasting highs in the lower 80s.  Where the rain is heaviest and steadiest, temperatures will be closer to 80.  Where there are a few more dry breaks, highs will reach the middle 80s.

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The forecast is the same for Friday and Saturday.

It will be what is left of once Tropical Storm Bill that brings the heavy rain threat to central Indiana Friday and Saturday.  Right now we are forecasting the heaviest rain for the southern half of the state.

There will be some dry hours on Father’s Day, with highs in the upper 80s.  Scattered storms are possible later in the day on Sunday.  There is a chance for a stray storm or 2 Monday and Tuesday, with highs in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees.  We do think the bigger story for next week will be the heat and not the rain.

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The chance for more showers/storms will remain in effect throughout the remainder of the afternoon.  However, this will not be nonstop rain and we may even see the sun peak out, briefly, in the afternoon. Overall, mostly cloudy conditions and some pop-up storms can be expected throughout the entire state as we head into the evening hours.

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There is a slight risk for severe weather for today.  As of right now, the primary weather threat will come in the form of heavy downpours and strong wind gusts.  Be sure to check in with us throughout the day as we continue to track this weather pattern.

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