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Friday Storm Chances and Weekend Preview

Posted By · July 9, 2015 at 4:16 pm
The break from the wet weather will last through early Friday morning.  Temperatures overnight will be in the lower and middle 60s.
By 7am Friday, we will be tracking the next round of rain.  Rain and a few storms are in the Friday forecast.  Highs will be in the range of 75-80 degrees.  The rain chances will end Friday night and this will set us up for some dry weather on Saturday.  Here is the latest timeline with FutureTrak13.
Expect a mix of clouds and sun and highs in the 80s on Saturday.  Saturday will be the drier day this weekend.
Right now we are forecasting 2 rounds of storms on Sunday.  The first will be early Sunday morning.  More scattered storms develop late Sunday.  There will be a few dry hours in the middle.  Highs on Sunday are forecast in the range of 85-90 degrees.
The overall weather pattern stays warm, humid and unsettled with scattered storm chances through the middle part of next week.
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Flooding Threat Overnight

Posted By · July 8, 2015 at 9:32 pm
A flash food watch is in effect for central Indiana through Thursday morning.  Another round of heavy rain is expected overnight.  The heaviest will fall from 11pm Wednesday through 7am Thursday.  Flash flooding will be a threat and may slow down the morning drive.  Here is the latest timing with FutureTrak13.

The Thursday forecast includes clouds and a few showers.  The rain won’t be as heavy or as widespread as the last couple of days.  Highs will only be in the 70s.


We get back closer to the average high of 85 degrees on Friday and over the weekend.

Scattered storms are still possible on Friday and this weekend.  Highs will be near 80 on Friday and in the upper 80s this weekend.  We are still fine tuning the timing of the weekend rain chances and will have updates so you can make your weekend plans.


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Heavy Rain Ends For Now

Posted By · July 7, 2015 at 7:09 pm

It was a record breaking day for rain in Indianapolis, as we received almost a month’s worth of rain in just a few hours.  The average July rain is 4.55″ and the total from today is 4.43″.  Rainfall totals were in the range of 3-5 inches across central Indiana and flash flooding was the result.


There will be a break from the heavy rain tonight.  Another round of rain will arrive on Wednesday.  With clouds and rain, temperatures will only be near 70 degrees.  The threat for heavy rain will continue through early Thursday and that means the threat for high water and flooding continues too.



Scattered storms are in the forecast on Thursday and Friday, with highs near 80 on Thursday and in the 80s on Friday.

We are still forecasting 90 degree heat and slight storm chances this weekend.


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Rain and Storms Return

Posted By · July 6, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Our dry streak will end at 3 days.  Rain and storm chances return on Tuesday and the wet weather pattern will last through the end of the week.


Overnight temperatures will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s.  We will be tracking a complex of storms overnight.  If that complex holds together, there will be some rain early Tuesday.  The better chance for rain and storms will come with daytime heating.  A few storms could be strong with heavy rain.  With the threat for more rain and storms this week, flooding will continue to be an issue across central Indiana.




With clouds and rain chances, high temperatures will be in the range of 75-80 degrees Tuesday through Thursday.

Right now we have the rain chances through Friday night, with some dry hours in the forecast just in time for the weekend.  We are also forecasting some heat this weekend, with highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s.


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Holiday Weekend Forecast

Posted By · July 3, 2015 at 4:26 pm

The weather pattern will change just in time for the 4th of July.  There will still be some lingering rain through Friday evening especially south of Indianapolis.  A gradual clearing trend will arrive overnight, with lows in the lower and middle 60s.

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A few clouds will linger across the southern half of the state through early Saturday, but mostly sunny skies are in the forecast for Saturday afternoon.  Highs will be in the lower 80s.


We are expecting mainly clear skies for fireworks and the Rolling Stones concert Saturday evening.  Sunset is at 9:16, with temperatures in the lower and middle 70s through midnight.


The Sunday forecast includes a mix of sun and clouds.  Highs will be in the lower and middle 80s on Sunday and in the middle 80s on Monday.  The dry pattern will last through Monday.

Rain and storms return on Tuesday and the weather pattern stays a bit unsettled Wednesday through Friday.  This will mean more clouds and more rain chances.

Have a happy and safe holiday weekend.


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Drying Out

Posted By · July 2, 2015 at 3:49 pm

The holiday weekend is quickly approaching and so is a change to our wet weather pattern.  There will still be the chance for a few spotty showers Thursday night and Friday.  We are only expecting a few showers to pop-up.  Most of your outdoor plans are a go for Friday.  Highs will be near 80 degrees on Friday.

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A drier weather pattern arrives just in time for the Fourth of July.  We are forecasting a mix of sun and clouds on Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the lower and middle 80s.  Temperatures will be in the 70s with partly cloudy skies for the fireworks Saturday night.


This dry pattern is forecast to last through Monday.  Rain and storms return for Tuesday and Wednesday next week.


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Dry For Most But Some Showers For A Few

Posted By · July 1, 2015 at 5:23 pm

As expected spotty showers have popped up near and mainly south of I-70… however much of the viewing area doesn’t see a drop of rain today.  A blanket of haze continues to cover the sky over Central Indiana and is courtesy of a concentration of wildfires in northwestern Alberta, Canada.  The haze is responsible of the reddish tint to the moon at night and dimming sunshine during the day.


We’ll need to monitor the progress of an expected storm complex later this evening that likely develops in northern Missouri.  The upper level flow pushes this feature to the southeast with potential impacts on southern Indiana.  It remains to be seen how far north its precipitation shield will make it… but we can’t completely rule out a round of steady rain for the Indy metro area overnight.  However, it’s more likely cities like Bloomington, Columbus, Seymour and Bedford will be get a good soaking tonight into Thursday morning.

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After this system departs to the east by early afternoon tomorrow we’ll be fairly dry area wide heading into the holiday weekend.  The hazy sky lingers but we’ll be able to enjoy plenty of dry time and all systems are a go at this point for the Rolling Stones concert at IMS Saturday and fireworks in downtown Indy.

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Friday Night Rain Update

Posted By · June 19, 2015 at 10:16 pm

Heavy rain will continue to fall across the southern half of Indiana Friday night.  We are forecasting an end to the steady rain Saturday morning.

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The back of edge of this weather system will be close enough to central Indiana for a few showers on Saturday.  The best chance for those spotty rain chances will be across the eastern and southeastern sections of the state.  A drier weather pattern arrives, with some clearing late in the day Saturday.  This won’t last long.  There will be a complex of storms moving across Illinois Saturday night.  If that complex holds together, there will be a few showers or storms late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.  We are still forecasting more dry weather than wet weather on Father’s Day, with highs 85-90 degrees.


What is left of that round of storms will be a boundary in the atmosphere and that will be the trigger for a few scattered storms on Sunday afternoon.  Right now we are under a slight risk for severe weather, but the latest analysis has that boundary south of central Indiana.  It is something we will watch closely.



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