10pm Thursday Update

A line of storms moving across western Indiana, with heavy rain and lightning will move east over the next couple of hours.  Here was the radar at 10pm.

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The line should start to weaken, as it moves east.  It is forecast to be in Indianapolis by 1am and into the eastern part of the state by 3am.

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A few showers and storms are possible on Friday too, with highs 65-70 degrees.

Timeline For Thursday Rain

After more than a week of dry weather, rain is here.  Rain and a few storms are in the Thursday forecast.

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Here is the timeline for rain on Thursday with FutureTrak13.

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The steadiest rain will fall from Wednesday night through Friday morning.  Rainfall potential is .25″-.75″.  A few 1″+ totals are possible, where we get a few thunderstorms and heavier downpours.  It will be cooler too, with highs 65-70 degrees on Thursday and Friday.

Sunshine is back for the weekend.  We have 72 in the forecast for Saturday and 80 on Sunday.

 

Timing Rain Chances

Despite the clouds, high temperatures were near 80 degrees across central Indiana.  For Indianapolis, it was the third 80 degree day in a row.  The clouds are a sign that our warm and dry weather pattern is changing.

There is only a slight chance for a stray shower Tuesday evening.  It will be mostly cloudy Tuesday night, with lows 55-60 degrees.

Most of Wednesday will be dry, but mostly cloudy.  High temperatures are forecast in the middle 70s.

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Our rain chances increase Wednesday night.  Showers and a few storms are possible on Thursday.  The chance for rain stays in the forecast through early Friday morning.  Here is the timeline for FutureTrak13.

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Friday will be cooler, with highs in the 60s.  Sunshine and 70s are back for the weekend.

3 In a Row and Your Evening Forecast

At 3pm, the temperature in Indianapolis was 80 degrees.  This is the third 80 degree day in a row.  It started on Sunday, with 80.  It was 83 degrees on Monday.

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It will be a mostly cloudy and mainly dry Tuesday evening.  Temperatures will be in the middle and upper 70s through sunset.  We are forecasting 65 at 11pm and this is the average high for this time of year.

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There is a slight chance for a stray shower tonight.  Our rain chances increase Wednesday and Thursday.

The Warm Up Continues

We had sunshine and near 60 degrees on Wednesday, but even warmer air is on the way for the rest of the week and the weekend.

It will be clear and still a bit cool overnight, as Thursday morning temperatures fall into the range of 35-40 degrees.  Thursday will be mostly sunny, with highs in the middle and upper 60s.

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Thursday evening is opening day for our Indianapolis Indians at Victory Field.  There is a 60 degree weather guarantee and it looks like we get the 60 degrees.  In fact, we are forecasting 61 degrees for the first pitch at 7:05 Thursday evening.  This is not the best news for fans.  If it is colder than 60 degrees, fans in attendance would get a free ticket for another game in April.  Right now it doesn’t look like that is going to happen.

We are forecasting a stretch of 70 degree weather starting Saturday and lasting through Monday.  The weekend will be sunny and warm.  This is great news for The Race for the Cure Saturday morning.  You can register Saturday morning from 7-8:30.  This important event is in Military Park at White River State Park.  You won’t want to miss the opening ceremony and the pink parade of survivors starting at 7:30.  There is a kids dash at 8:30 and a 5k at 9am.

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Warmer Afternoon and Your Evening Forecast

Temperatures are warming with mostly sunny skies on this Wednesday afternoon.  We are already at 60 degrees in Seymour and 57 in Bloomington.  Highs will be in the upper 50s and lower 60s this afternoon.  It will be clear and not as cold this evening.  Temperatures stay in the 50s through sunset.  Overnight lows will be in the range of 35-40 degrees.  Thursday will be sunny and even warmer, with highs 65-70 degrees.

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60 Wednesday and 70 on Friday

Our temperatures are finally moving in the right direction.  The average high for the middle of April is in the lower 60s and we will be close on Wednesday and go above average on Thursday.

Tuesday night will be clear and chilly, with lows again near freezing.  Mostly sunny skies and 60 degrees are in the forecast for Wednesday.

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There is a weak weather system forecast to bring a few rain and snow showers to Wisconsin and Michigan on Wednesday.  We may have a few passing clouds to interrupt our sunny skies.

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More sunshine is on the way for Thursday, with highs in the lower and middle 60s.  The home opener for our Indianapolis Indians is Thursday at 7:05 at Victory Field.  There is a 60 degree guarantee for the first pitch.  Right now it looks like we get that guarantee, with a first pitch temperature forecast of 61 degrees.  It is going to be close.  Of course fans might want it cooler.  If it is cooler than 60 degrees, fans get a free ticket for another game in April.  We will keep you updated.

There is another great event this weekend in downtown Indianapolis.  Race for the Cure is at Military Park in White River State Park Saturday morning.  The weather is going to be great and you still have time to register.  You can actually register Saturday morning at the event from 7-8:30.  The opening ceremony and the pink parade of survivors starts at 7:30.  There is a kids race at 8:30 and a 5k at 9am.  It will be a morning full of fun for a great cause.

Speaking of great, I think we can use that word for the weekend forecast too.  It will be sunny and 72 on Saturday and sunny and 74 on Sunday.

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Sunny and Cool Afternoon Update

It is sunny, but it is still cool across central Indiana.  2pm temperatures were in the lower 40s in Richmond, nearing 50 degrees in Indianapolis and in the lower 50s in Bloomington.  Highs this afternoon are still on track to reach the lower and middle 50s.

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It will be clear and cool tonight.  You might need the jacket for outdoor plans.  Once the sun goes down, temperatures will fall to near 40 degrees by 11pm.  Overnight lows will fall to near freezing again Wednesday morning.  After Wednesday morning, we won’t be saying that word for awhile.  Warmer air is on the way…60 on Wednesday and 70 by FridayEVENING

A Cool Tuesday

Another freeze warning is in effect for most of central Indiana through early Tuesday.  Overnight temperatures will fall into the lower 30s.  Most of the area will be below freezing Tuesday morning.  Grab the coat as you head out the door.

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Tuesday will be sunny, but cool all day.  We will be in the 40s by noon and highs are forecast in the lower and middle 50s.

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These numbers are about 10 degrees cooler than average.  Milder air arrives on Wednesday will highs 55-60 degrees.  We will only warm from here.  Highs near 70 degrees by Friday.

Drying Out and Warming Up

Rain will end this evening.  With rain totals 1-2 inches across much of central Indiana and southern Indiana, there is some standing water.  Watch for some slow travel Monday evening.

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Skies will clear and temperatures will fall fast.  With forecast lows in the lower 30s Tuesday morning, we are under another freeze warning.  From that cold start, temperatures rebound into the middle 40s by noon.  Forecast highs are in the lower 50s, with sunshine on Tuesday.

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More sunshine is on the way for Wednesday, with highs in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees.  We are forecasting the lower 60s on Thursday.  60 is an important number for the Indianapolis Indians home opener Thursday evening.  If the 7pm temperature is lower than 60 degrees, everyone gets a free ticket for another April game.  It is going to be close.

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Warmer air for the end of the week and the weekend.  We will be near 70 degrees on Friday and in the lower 70s Saturday and Sunday.  Our weather pattern is about to make a big change.

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