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Aug
18

Stormy 24 Hours

Posted By · August 18, 2015 at 10:24 pm

We are tracking a weakening line of storms moving our way from Illinois.  This line is part of a developing storm system that will impact our weather pattern on Wednesday.  There will be scattered storms possible off and on all day Wednesday.  Right now the latest analysis has a few showers and storms possible around sunrise.  If this develops, clouds will keep the risk for strong/severe storms lower.  If we get more sunshine on Wednesday, the atmosphere will be unstable enough to support some strong to severe storms.  We will watch Wednesday closely and keep you updated.  Here is the latest timing with FutureTrak13.

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This weather system moves out for Thursday.  Morning clouds will give way to afternoon sunshine on Thursday.  It will be cooler and less humid, with highs in the 70s.

This refreshing change will bring morning temperatures down to the 50s for Friday and Saturday.  It will be mostly sunny both days, with highs in the lower 80s.

Storm chances return on Sunday.

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Aug
18

Stormy Wednesday

Posted By · August 18, 2015 at 3:12 pm

The focus for the shower and thunderstorm activity has been mainly across NW Indiana.  A stray storm or 2 is possible through Tuesday evening.  If you have plans to go to the fair, Indians game or the concert on The Free Stage at the fairgrounds, there is only a slight chance for a stray storm.  Most of the evening will be partly cloudy, warm and muggy.  Temperatures will be in the 80s through sunset and in the 70s later this evening.

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We are tracking a developing storm system that will impact our weather pattern on Wednesday.  Right now the latest analysis has a few showers and storms possible around sunrise.  If this develops, clouds will keep the risk for strong/severe storms lower.  If we get more sunshine on Wednesday, the atmosphere will be unstable enough to support some strong to severe storms.  We will watch Wednesday closely and keep you updated.

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This weather system moves out for Thursday.  Morning clouds will give way to afternoon sunshine on Thursday.  It will be cooler and less humid, with highs in the 70s.

This refreshing change will bring morning temperatures down to the 50s for Friday and Saturday.  It will be mostly sunny both days, with highs in the lower 80s.

Storm chances return on Sunday.

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Aug
17

Patchy Fog and Storm Chances in the Tuesday Forecast

Posted By · August 17, 2015 at 11:36 pm

Patchy fog was developing late Monday evening and it will be an issue through Tuesday morning.  At times visibility will be near zero.  Tuesday morning temperatures will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s.  Highs on Tuesday will be in the lower and middle 80s.  A few storms are possible on Tuesday too.

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Storm chances stay in the forecast through Wednesday.  We will watch Wednesday closely, as there is a low risk for severe weather.  We will also keep you updated on the timing.  Rain chances end early Thursday.  Friday will be sunny and near 80.

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Jul
31

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.

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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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Jul
30

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Jul
29

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.

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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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Jul
29

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.

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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.

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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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Jul
28

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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