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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.