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Timing Weekend Rain Chances

Posted By · May 15, 2015 at 11:41 pm

There were a couple of lines of showers and storms that moved across central Indiana on Friday night.  There were also lots of dry hours on Friday afternoon.  The weekend will be very similar.  The SkyTrak13 Weather Team is tracking a warm and unsettled weather pattern through Monday.  Lows will be in the 60s and highs in the 80s through the weekend.  Timing the storms will be a bit tricky, but we think the best chance for rain and storms will come with afternoon and heating.  Here is a look at the latest timing with FutureTrak13 for Saturday.

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There will be some adjustments to timing, as we watch the complexes of rain and storms develop, so check back for updates.  Remember you can take us along with you too, by downloading the SkyTrak13 Weather App.


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Weekend Warmth and Rain Chances

Posted By · May 15, 2015 at 3:51 pm
The warmer air is here and so is the unsettled weather pattern.  Both will last through Monday.  This means high temperatures in the lower 80s and daily rain chances.  There is some good news if you have outdoor plans this weekend, it won’t rain all weekend.
The SkyTrak13 Weather Team is tracking another complex of rain and a few storms to our west.  This is moving our way, so there will be scattered showers and a few thundershowers possible through this evening.  Overnight temperatures will be in the middle and upper 60s.
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Saturday and Sunday will be mostly cloudy, with scattered storm chances.  Right now we are timing the best chance for rain during the afternoon and evening hours.  These will be pop-up showers and storms and difficult to predict where they pop-up.  Please remember to check back with us over the weekend.  We will updated where and when we think the storms will develop.  You can also take us and Live Doppler 13 Radar with you by downloading the SkyTrak13 Weather App.
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A dry and cool weather pattern arrives on Tuesday.  Lows will be in the 40s and highs only in the 60s on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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Temperatures and Rain Chances Increase

Posted By · May 14, 2015 at 8:25 pm

There is a line of rain moving out of eastern Illinois into western and NW Indiana on Thursday evening.  There are a few sprinkles across central Indiana too.  Most of the steady rain will dissipate as it moves across the northern half of Indiana Thursday night.

Skies will stay cloudy overnight, with lows in the upper 50s and lower 60s.  There will be enough moisture and instability on Friday for a few pop-up showers or thundershowers.  This will not be an all day rain and there will be lots of dry hours on Friday.  It will be warmer too, with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s.

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This warmer but unsettled weather pattern will last through the weekend.  This will mean scattered showers and storms are possible especially with daytime heating.  There will be dry hours too on Saturday and Sunday.  The best advice for outdoor plans is check with the SkyTrak13 Weather Team for updated timing and take us with you by downloading the SkyTrak13 weather app.

A cooler and drier weather pattern returns on Tuesday, with lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s.


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From 40s to 80s in the 7 Day Forecast

Posted By · May 12, 2015 at 9:51 pm
Get ready for a cool start to Wednesday.  Skies will be mostly clear overnight, with lows in the 40s.
After that cool start, Wednesday will be sunny and mild with highs in the range of 65-70 degrees.
A few clouds arrive on Thursday, but it stays mild with highs in the lower 70s.
80 degree heat is back for Friday and the weekend.  Rain and storm chances are also back for the weekend.  We are not forecasting a wash-out, but will be dodging a few waves of rain and storms.  Stay tuned for updates on timing weekend rain chances.
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Cooler Air Arriving Now

Posted By · May 11, 2015 at 7:10 pm
The lines of rain and storms from earlier today are moving east and out of central Indiana.  Cooler air will arrive later tonight.
Skies will clear and temperatures will fall into the 50s.  Tuesday will be a cooler day, with highs in the 60s.  It will be breezy too, with winds W 10-20mph.  Expect a mix of clouds and sun on Tuesday.
Mostly sunny skies are in the forecast for Wednesday, with highs near 70 degrees.
We are forecasting a dry weather pattern through Thursday.
Warmer air and scattered storm chances arrive on Friday and will last through the weekend.  We are not forecasting a wash-out and we will fine tune timing for rain chances, as we get closer to the weekend.
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Weekend Heat and Storm Chances

Posted By · May 8, 2015 at 4:16 pm
The SkyTrak13 Weather Team is tracking unsettled weather pattern changes for the weekend.  Friday was the fourth day in a row of 80 degree heat and we expect this 80 degree heat to last through the weekend.

By Friday afternoon, a few showers and storms had developed across western Indiana.  This is where the focus for showers and storms will be through Friday night.


It is a sign that the instability has arrived and it will be enough to support rain and storm chances through the weekend.

Some of the latest analysis has a complex of rain and storms developing across southern Indiana Saturday afternoon and lifting north through central Indiana Saturday evening and Saturday night.  There still could be some adjustments to the timing and the placement of this complex of rain and storms, so stay with Channel 13 all weekend.  Remember you can take us with and track the storms with Live Doppler 13 Radar on the SkyTrak13 weather app on your phone.  There are a couple of big outdoor events on Saturday.  The 500 Festival Kids Day and Rookie Run is on Monument Circle in Indianapolis.  The Grand Prix of Indianapolis is at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Be prepared to dodge some rain at both events and we will keep you updated too.  Here is the latest timing with FutureTrak13.  If this timing holds, the heaviest and most widespread rain and storms will arrive Saturday night.

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Highs will be in the lower and middle 80s on Saturday and Sunday.  There is another chance for scattered storms on Mother’s Day, but we are not forecasting an all day rain.

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Monday still looks stormy, with a risk for a few strong to severe storms.

High temperatures will drop from the 80s into the 60s on Tuesday and Wednesday.


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The heat is on.  High temperatures on Tuesday afternoon hit the lower and middle 80s.  The official high temperature in Indianapolis was 83 degrees and the warmest of the year so far.  This 80 degree warmth will last for several days.  We are forecasting a stretch of 80 degrees days that will last into the weekend.

Wednesday will start with sunshine and morning temperatures in the 60s.  We will be in the upper 70s by noon and forecast highs are in the 80s.  There will be a few clouds Wednesday afternoon and a slight chance for 1 or 2 pop-up showers or thundershowers.  Most of the area will be dry.  This warm and mainly dry trend will last through Friday.

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The weather pattern becomes a bit more unsettled for the weekend.  There is a chance for scattered showers and storms on Saturday and Sunday.  Right now we are not forecasting any all day rain.  This is good news because there a lots of events this weekend including the 500 Festival Rookie Run, Kids Day and the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on Saturday.  Sunday is Mother’s Day.  Stay tuned for updates on the timing of weekend rain chances.


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A Stretch of 80s

Posted By · May 5, 2015 at 4:17 pm
The warm air is here.  High temperatures today reached the 80s.  There is a string of 80 degree days in the forecast.  In fact, we have 80s in the forecast through the weekend.  Most of central Indiana will be dry Tuesday evening and Tuesday night.  There is a thin line of showers and storms across far northern Indiana, but we are forecasting that line to stay north.  It will be a great night for baseball at Victory Field.  First pitch Tuesday evening is 7:05.  There is an afternoon game on Wednesday too, with a first pitch at 1:35.
 The Wednesday forecast includes morning sunshine and a few afternoon clouds.  There is a very slight chance for a pop-up shower or storm.  This would only amount to 1 or 2 on the radar.  Thursday and Friday will be dry, with highs near 85 degrees.
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 There is still a chance for rain on Saturday and Sunday.  We have scattered chances now and this means we are not forecasting a weekend wash-out.  We will keep you updated on the timing, as we get closer to the weekend.  Monday and Tuesday look stormy, with a better chance for widespread rain.
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