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30

Scattered Storms and a Gradual Warming Trend

Posted By · July 30, 2014 at 4:16 pm

There will be pockets of heavy rain and a few thunderstorms through about 11pm Wednesday.  We will stick with the daily chance for afternoon and evening storms, but there will also be plenty of dry weather too.

The rain chances end later Wednesday evening and it will be partly cloudy with patchy fog through early Thursday morning.  Any fog that does develop will burn off quickly.  There will be some sun early Thursday, with temperatures near 60 degrees.  Mid-day temperatures will be in the 70s, with highs near 80 degrees.

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With afternoon heating, there will be the chance for a few showers and storms on Thursday afternoon.  From FutureTrak13, you can see it will not rain all day.

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This daily afternoon and evening storm chances will last through Friday and the weekend.  Friday is opening day at the Indiana State Fair.  It will not rain all day and highs will be near 80 degrees.

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The weather focus next week will shift to higher heat and humidity, as highs return to the middle and upper 80s.

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Our cooler than average temperature trend in July continues.  Temperatures right now are in the 70s and about 10 degrees cooler than average.  It will be another cool night, with lows in the middle 50s.  These numbers are about 10 degrees cooler than average.

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The Wednesday forecast includes that cool start.  It will also be a sunny start, with clouds building in the afternoon.  Temperatures will climb into the lower 70s by noon and into the upper 70s for highs.  A stray shower or storm is possible in the afternoon, but we are only expecting a couple on the radar.  Most of the day will be dry.

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This weather pattern will last through the start of the weekend.  This means lows in the upper 50s and highs near 80 degrees.  It also means a mainly dry forecast, with just slight late day rain chances.

More summer-like air arrives early next week, with the return to the middle 80s.

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Jul
28

Near Record Chill and Rain Chances

Posted By · July 28, 2014 at 4:25 pm
The week is off to a cool start, with temperatures only in the upper 60s and lower 70s.  These numbers are 15 degrees cooler than average.  It will be chilly overnight, with near record lows.  The record low is 51 degrees in 1881 and we are forecasting 52 degrees.

Expect morning sunshine, with low temperatures in the upper 40s and lower 50s.  Clouds will build during the afternoon hours on Tuesday, with the chance for a stray shower or storm.  Highs will only be in the lower and middle 70s.

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The cooler than average temperature trend will last through the end of the week.  Expect a mix of sun and clouds each day.  There is also the chance for a few pop-up showers or storms during the afternoon hours.  These will be spotty and there will be more dry weather than wet weather this week, with a gradual warming trend.  The 80s are back for the weekend.

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Jul
25

Timing Weekend Storm Chances

Posted By · July 25, 2014 at 4:36 pm
The weekend is here and the forecast is tricky for outdoor plans and there lots of outdoor events this weekend.  We are tracking storm chances from Friday night through Sunday night.  It will not rain all weekend, so download the WTHR weather app and track the storms with us, as they develop on Live Doppler 13 Radar.  It will be a great resource due to the scattered nature of the storm chances.
The forecast for Saturday is warm and humid, with scattered storms possible.
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The weekend will be warmer and more humid too, with highs in the middle and upper 80s on Saturday and Sunday.  Scattered storms are in the forecast and there is a slight risk for severe weather both days.  The following graphics are FutureTrak 13 timing the storm chances for the weekend.  There will be some changes to the timing and we will bring you those changes as we get new information.

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Much cooler air arrives early next week.  We may near record lows Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, as we forecast temperatures in the lower 50s.  Highs will only be in the 70s Monday through Thursday.

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Jul
24

Temperature Swings and Weekend Storm Chances

Posted By · July 24, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Central Indiana is getting another taste of Fall in July.  Temperatures on Thursday afternoon are only in the 70s and about 10 degrees cooler than average.  It will be a cool Thursday evening for our Indianapolis Indians at Victory Field and for the Lady Antebellum concert at Klipsch Music Center.  Temperatures will be in the lower 70s to start and then fall into the 60s as the sun sets.

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Skies will be mostly clear Thursday night, with lows forecast in the lower and middle 50s.  It will be a cool start to Friday.  There is lots of sun in the Friday forecast, with highs in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees.  You might need the jacket if you are going to IMS for the Brickyard 400 events on Friday morning.  You won’t need the jacket in the afternoon, but you will need the sunblock and sunglasses.  These are good things to remember if you are going to Colts Camp in Anderson on Friday afternoon.

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The weekend forecast is warmer, with highs in the range of 85-90 degrees.  There will also be a few complexes of storms.  The latest analysis and timing shows the first complex late Friday night and early Saturday morning.  This will mean some dry hours Saturday afternoon and evening.  Another complex is forecast for late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.  This complex should move out for a few dry hours on Sunday too.  A cold front arrives later Sunday and a few more storms will be possible.  This is just the latest analysis and there will be changes to the timing.  We will keep you updated leading up to the weekend and all weekend long.

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Behind that cold front, there will be a big drop in temperature for the last few days of July.  We are only forecasting highs in the lower 70s on Monday and Tuesday.

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Jul
18

Weekend Forecast

Posted By · July 18, 2014 at 4:37 pm
The weekend is here and the weather pattern is warming up.  After several days in the 70s, 80 degree warmth is back for the weekend.

Skies will be partly cloudy Friday evening and overnight, with lows in the upper 50s and lower 60s.

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Most of central Indiana will be dry this weekend, with highs in the lower and middle 80s.  I say most, because we are tracking a weather system that will sit just to our east.  It will be close enough for some clouds and the slight chance for a shower especially across southern and eastern Indiana.  The heaviest and steadiest rain will stay closer to the center of this weather system and across parts of Ohio.

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The warm-up will last through next week, with highs in the middle and upper 80s.  Our next best chance for rain is Wednesday.

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Jul
16

From Near Record Lows to a Gradual Warming Trend

Posted By · July 16, 2014 at 3:47 pm
Temperatures right now are in the upper 60s and lower 70s.  There will be clouds this evening, but then clearing skies are in the forecast.
It will be another cool night across central Indiana.  Forecast lows are in the upper 40s and lower 50s.  These numbers are near record levels.  The record is 51 in 1976.  Skies will be mostly clear overnight.
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Sunshine is in the Thursday forecast, with highs in the middle 70s.  This will be the beginning of a gradual warming trend.  Highs on Friday will be in the upper 70s, with more sunshine.

The 80s are back for the weekend.  Right now we have most of the weekend dry.  Some of the latest analysis hints at a weather system to our south.  If it gets close enough, there will be the chance for rain.  We include that slight chance for Sunday, but most of the weekend will be dry and warmer.

It will be warm and more humid early next week, with highs in the middle and upper 80s.  There are better rain chances next week too.

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Jul
15

Near Record Chill

Posted By · July 15, 2014 at 4:15 pm
Temperatures today are running 15º + cooler than average.  The average high is near 85 degrees, but we will be lucky to reach 70 degrees this afternoon.  It will be a cool Tuesday evening, with temperatures falling into the upper 50s just before midnight.
Skies will be clear overnight and it will be chilly for the middle part of July.  We are forecasting lows in the upper 40s and lower 50s.  These numbers are near record levels.  The record low for Wednesday is 49 degrees set in 1945.
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It will be a clear start to Wednesday, with clouds building in the afternoon.  Temperatures will climb into the middle 60s by noon and into the lower 70s Wednesday afternoon.  A stray shower is possible, but we are only forecasting a couple to show up on radar.
Lot of sunshine is in the forecast for Thursday and Friday.  A gradual warming trend is on the way for the end of the week.  Highs will be in the middle 70s on Thursday and the upper 70s on Friday.  The 80s are back for the weekend.
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