Friday Forecast and Your Weekend

A tornado touched down Thursday afternoon in eastern Boone county near the Rock Bridge subdivision.  This tornado had winds near 100mph and was on the ground for about a minute, according to the National Weather Service.  It was on the ground long enough to destroy a barn and damage a couple of homes.  There were several funnel cloud reports in Boone county and at least one in Rush and Wayne counties.  We will you updated on the assessment coming from the National Weather Service.  The severe threat is over.

Skies will be partly cloud overnight, with patchy fog possible.  Your Friday forecast includes a mix of clouds and sun.  Highs will be in the middle and upper 60s for most of central Indiana.

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Rain chances return for your weekend.  If we are lucky, we get a couple of dry hours later Saturday.  There is a better chance for a few dry hours on Sunday.  We are forecasting the lower 60s on Saturday and the upper 60s on Sunday.

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Here is an early look at the timeline for rain this weekend, with FutureTrak13.

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Timing Tuesday Storm Chances

After a dry start to the week, we are tracking an unsettled weather pattern for the next several days.  A couple of showers and storms are possible overnight.  There will be a few wet roads for the Tuesday morning commute.

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The better chance for rain and storms will develop Tuesday afternoon and evening.  There is a chance for a strong/severe storm later Tuesday.  We will keep you updated.  Here is the latest timing with FutureTrak13.

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This weather system will stall over central Indiana.  This will mean rain and storm chances continue through Thursday.  Right now we are forecasting to be on the northern part of the boundary and a bit cooler on Wednesday and Thursday.

Weekend Forecast

A few showers will linger across far eastern Indiana through very early Saturday morning.  All of the rain will be gone by sunrise Saturday.  Watch for some low clouds and patchy fog early Saturday and it will be cool, with morning temperatures in the 40s.  The rest of the weekend will be sunny.  Highs will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s on Saturday and near 80 on Sunday.

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Friday Night and Your Weekend Forecast

A few showers and storms developed Friday afternoon.  A few will stay on the radar through about 10pm.  If you have outdoor plans Friday night, don’t cancel them.  The coverage of the rain is not widespread and the best chance for a few showers and storms will be south and east of Indianapolis.  Here is the timeline with FutureTrak13.

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There will be a few low clouds and some fog possible early Saturday morning.  The rest of the weekend will be sunny.  Temperatures will climb from the 40s early Saturday morning to near 60 degrees by noon.  Highs will reach the upper 60s and lower 70s Saturday afternoon.

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Sunday will be sunny and warmer, with highs near 80 degrees.

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A developing weather system across the Plains late this weekend will arrive here next week.  We are forecasting a stormy weather pattern from late Monday through Thursday next week.

 

Friday Forecast

A line of rain will continue to move from west to east across Indiana early Friday morning.  The steadiest rain will be in the eastern half of the state by 2am and move out of the state by 4am.  There will still be clouds and a few showers for the Friday morning commute.

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There will be some dry hours, but there will also be some showers and a few storms possible on Friday.  The best chance for a few pockets of heavier rain will be during the afternoon and evening hours.  The day will start in the 50s and highs are forecast 65-70 degrees.

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Make your plans for the weekend now.  We have sunshine and 72 in the forecast for Saturday and sunshine and 80 for Sunday.

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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