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A Perfect Night To Spend Outdoors

Posted By · July 23, 2015 at 3:19 pm

It’s shaping up to be a beautiful evening.  It will be mainly clear and mild across central Indiana tonight which makes it a perfect night to get out and enjoy some events such as the Hauler Parade, Jazz Fest, or the Indianapolis Indians.

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Clouds will continue to diminish as low temperatures drop down to the lower and middle 60s. Rain chances return this weekend.  However, there should still be plenty of dry hours to enjoy some time outdoors.


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Rain Ends Overnight and Dry Days Ahead

Posted By · July 20, 2015 at 10:26 pm

There was another round of heavy rain on Monday night across central Indiana.  The heavy rain will move across central Indiana through about 2am.  Heavy rain will be in Indianapolis through about midnight and then move across the southern part of the area between midnight and 2am.  The state should be mainly dry by 3am.

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It will be warm and muggy overnight, with lows near 70 degrees.  There will be gradual relief from the higher heat and humidity on Tuesday.  It will still be a bit muggy through late afternoon.  Highs are forecast in the lower and middle 80s.  Expect a mix of clouds and sun on Tuesday.  Most of the area will be dry.  There is a just a chance for a stray shower south of Indianapolis Tuesday afternoon.


A dry stretch of weather is in the forecast for Wednesday through Friday.  Highs will be near 80 on Wednesday and in the lower and middle 80s Thursday and Friday.

Higher heat and humidity return for the weekend, with highs in the upper to near 90 degrees.  There is a chance for a few storms late Saturday and a slight chance for a storm on Sunday.


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Heat and More Storms in the Weekend Forecast

Posted By · July 17, 2015 at 11:48 pm

Storms with heavy rain, lightning and damaging winds moved through central Indiana late Friday.  These storms brought 3-5 inches of rain and dangerous flash flooding.  Water may still be rising overnight and flooding is hard to see at night.  It is a good idea to take extra care when you travel Friday night through early Saturday.  Our rivers will remain high and under flood warnings for several days.

There will some dry hours on Saturday, as the heat builds.  High temperatures will be in the range of 90-95 and heat index values will be 100-110.  A heat advisory is in effect for the state on Saturday.

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We are expecting some dry hours, but a few storms will be possible Saturday afternoon and evening.  Any storm that develops may contain more heavy rain.  If you have outdoor plans, you can check Live Doppler 13 Radar on your phone with the SkyTrak13 Weather app.  There will be some dry hours on Sunday too, with highs in the lower and middle 90s.  More scattered storms are possible later in the day.  There is a slight risk for severe weather on Sunday.  Here is the latest timing of those storm chances this weekend.  There will be updates to the timing and placement of the storms so check back for updates.

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The storm chances will end early Monday.  Right now we have a few dry days in the forecast for next week.  We hope this dry pattern materializes.  This July is now the 3rd wettest on record, with over 11 inches of rain in Indianapolis.

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Flash Flood Warnings

Posted By · July 17, 2015 at 10:04 pm

The SkyTrak13 Weather Team tracked another round of severe weather across central Indiana on Friday.  The threat for flash flooding continues into early Saturday morning.  Remember flooding is more dangerous in the dark.  Travel with extra care and turn around don’t drown.  There was a large area of 3-5 inches of rain that caused the flooding and the damage.  Here are a few totals.


The weekend weather concerns include heat for Saturday and more storms for Sunday.

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Storms Now and Weekend Heat

Posted By · July 17, 2015 at 4:18 pm
The heat is on across central Indiana.  The SkyTrak13 Weather Team is forecasting 90 degree heat and triple digit feels like temperatures this weekend.  We will also be dodging a few storms, but there will be more dry weather than wet weather this weekend.

Scattered storms are in the forecast for Friday evening.  Heavy rain and lightning will be the big threats but small hail and gusty winds are also possible.  The storm chance ends around 11pm.  Overnight temperatures will be in the lower and middle 70s.

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A heat advisory is in effect for central Indiana from noon to 8pm on Saturday.  Most of Saturday will be dry, hot and humid.  Forecast highs are in the range of 90-95 degrees with heat index values 100-105.  There is just a slight chance for a stray storm.  Most of the area will be dry.

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There is a better chance for scattered storms on Sunday.  Right now we are forecasting the best chance later in the day Sunday through early Monday morning.  We will keep you upated on timing, as you make outdoor plans for the end of the weekend.  Check back with us because there is a slight risk for severe weather on Sunday.


The storm chances will linger into early Monday.  Right now we are forecasting a dry few days next week.


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Timeline For Friday Evening Storms

Posted By · July 17, 2015 at 3:09 pm

The SkyTrak 13 Weather Team is tracking a line of storms for late Friday afternoon and Friday night.  Here is the latest timing with FutureTrak13 to help you make your Friday night plans.

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If this timing verifies, the storms will push south of I-70 around 8pm and end around 11pm.  There will be a live update on Channel 13 starting at 5pm.

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Tracking Storms and Heat

Posted By · July 16, 2015 at 11:34 pm
The SkyTrak 13 Weather Team is tracking the hottest air of the summer.  That heat arrives on Friday and will last through the weekend.  Highs will be in the range of 90-95 degrees with heat index values 100-105.

We are tracking a new round of rain and storms scheduled to arrive after midnight.  These storms have been responsible for severe weather across Illinois, but they are forecast to weaken overnight.  Heavy rain, lightning and gusty winds will be possible through the morning commute.

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The storms move out early Friday morning and the heat builds.  Friday will be hazy, hot and humid with highs near 90.  There will be another chance for rain and a few storms Friday afternoon and evening.  These will be scattered, but may impact your Friday night plans.

The weekend will be hazy, hot and humid too with highs in the 90s.  A few storms are possible on Saturday afternoon and again on Sunday afternoon.  The round on Sunday will be monitored closely for a few strong/severe storms.  That round of rain and storms will linger into Sunday night and early Monday, before another dry stretch of weather arrives late Monday.  That dry stretch should last for a few days next week.


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Dry For Now and Summer Heat in the Forecast

Posted By · July 15, 2015 at 4:04 pm

The break from the rain will continue tonight and tomorrow.  Skies will be partly cloudy overnight, with lows in range of 55-60 degrees.  Watch for a few patches of morning fog.


There will be a mix of sun and clouds on Thursday, with highs in the lower 80s.  We are expecting the morning sun to give way to afternoon clouds, as a warm front moves our way.  Along that warm front a stray shower or storm may develop Thursday afternoon across northern Indiana.


There is a chance for a few showers and storms on Friday too, but there will also be lots of dry hours.  The heat will be the bigger story for Friday and the weekend.


Highs will be near 90 on Friday and in the lower 90s on Saturday and Sunday.  With the heat and humidity building, heat index values will be in the range of 100-105 for Friday and this weekend.  We will need to take precautions from the high heat and high humidity.  There is a chance for few afternoon storms this weekend.  If you do have outdoor plans this weekend, there will be plenty of dry time too.

We are tracking the best chance for widespread rain and storms on Monday next week.


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