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Friday Night Storms

Posted By · September 5, 2014 at 4:19 pm
There is a severe thunderstorm watch in effect for the northern third of Indiana until 9pm.  Storms will continue to develop and move south Friday night, with damaging winds and hail possible.
Scattered storms are in the Friday night forecast.  We have the best chance for rain from 5pm across NW Indiana to 9pm for the central part of the state and closer to 11 for the far southern part of Indiana.

A few storms may be strong/severe with damaging winds and hail.  The chance for rain will linger overnight and into early Saturday.



Saturday will be a cooler day, with highs in the 70s.  Expect the clouds and drizzle to linger through about mid-day before a clearing trend arrives.  Skies will clear and it will be even cooler.


Temperatures Saturday night drop into the 50s.  The weekend will end with sunshine and highs in the 70s on Sunday.

Monday will be sunny and mild too.  80 degrees returns on Tuesday.  Rain chances return Tuesday night and Wednesday next week.


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Temperature Swings and the Next Chance for Rain

Posted By · September 2, 2014 at 4:26 pm

There will still be a few areas of rain this afternoon and evening.  Overnight temperatures will be in the middle 60s and patchy fog is possible through early Wednesday.

Some sun is in the Wednesday forecast, with a brief break from the higher humidity.  It won’t feel as muggy, with highs in the lower and middle 80s.


Higher heat and humidity return for Thursday and Friday, with highs in the range of 85-90 degrees.

The daylight hours of Thursday will be dry, with the next chance for rain returning late Thursday night and Friday.  There will be scattered showers and storms possible through early Saturday.


A dry and mild weather pattern arrives for the end of the weekend, with morning temperatures in the 50s and highs in the 70s.


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Scattered Storms and More Heat

Posted By · September 1, 2014 at 3:41 pm
A few pockets of heavy rain have developed late Labor Day.  This broken line of rain is mainly north of I-70.  We are expecting more rain and a few storms overnight and early Tuesday.  There is the potential for heavy rain, with some totals 1-2 inches.  Here is the latest timing with Futuretrak13.

Temperatures overnight will be in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees.  Highs on Tuesday will be in the upper 70s and lower 80s. ]


Higher heat and humidity return for the middle to end of the week, with highs in the range of 85-90 degrees.

A stray storm is possible on Thursday, with the better chance for scattered storms arriving on Friday.

The latest analysis has the rain chances ending early on Saturday.  This would leave most of the weekend dry and mild, with highs near 80 degrees.



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Our Weather Pattern is Stuck

Posted By · August 27, 2014 at 4:10 pm
This warm and humid weather pattern arrived last week and it looks like it will stick around through the holiday weekend.  The pattern has been a bit unsettled at times too, with a few complexes of storms.  Scattered storm chances stay in the forecast through Labor Day.
Most of your Wednesday evening and Wednesday night will be dry.  We are tracking just a chance for a stray shower or storm.  There are a few developing in Illinois and we will monitor how they hold together.

It will be another warm and muggy night, with lows near 70 degrees.  Expect a mix of sun and clouds on Thursday, with highs 85-90 degrees.  There is again the chance for a stray shower or storm.


This warm, humid, unsettled weather pattern will last through the holiday weekend.  Highs will be near 90 degrees on Friday and Saturday and in the 80s on Sunday and Labor Day.


An early look at the timing for rain chances is later Saturday and early Sunday, with more scattered storms on Monday.  We will fine tune the timing, as we get closer to the holiday weekend.

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Weekend Forecast

Posted By · August 22, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Doppler Radar estimates 9+inches of rain fell across Blackford county.  Flooding is still a big concern for parts of central Indiana especially northeast of Indianapolis.

There is some good news.  The heavy rain is gone for now.  Expect a warm and muggy Friday evening, with temperatures in the 80s through about 10pm.  A couple of showers are possible, but we are not forecasting widespread heavy rain.

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Saturday will start dry, with morning temperatures in the lower 70s.  There will be more clouds than sun and a chance for a few afternoon and evening storms.  Due to the clouds and the threat for more rain, I think we miss 90 degrees.  Forecast highs are in the range of 85-90, but the 90s will only happen where there is more sun.

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I think we miss 90 degrees on Saturday due to too many clouds.  We missed 90 degrees this week, due to clouds and rain.  Our last 90 degree day was September 11, 2013.


A few storms are possible later Tuesday, with highs in the middle and upper 80s.

A developing weather system will bring more rain chances Wednesday and Thursday.  We get a break from the higher heat and humidity by Friday of next week.


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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Posted By · August 21, 2014 at 7:40 pm

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for about the northern half of Indiana until midnight.  This includes:  Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, Kokomo, Lafayette, Anderson, Muncie, Marion and Hartford City.

Here is the outline of the watch.


The complex of storms is in Monticello now and is forecast to move toward Logansport by pm.  This complex with drop ESE across the northern part of the WTHR viewing area.  These storms will contain heavy rain and dangerous lightning.  Some may contain damaging winds and hail.  If the complex of storms holds together, it is forecast to move from NW Indiana to near Indianapolis by midnight.

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More Heat and More Storms

Posted By · August 21, 2014 at 5:16 pm

After a round of storms with heavy rain earlier today, central Indiana is getting a bit of a break from the wet weather.  Most of the storms now are to our north and west.  There is still the chance for a few storms tonight, as this complex of storms is forecast to move south.  If it holds together, it will have a local impact later this evening and early Friday morning.

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It will be a warm and muggy night.  Patchy fog is possible too.

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High heat, high humidity and storm chances stay in the forecast through the weekend.

Scattered storms are possible overnight and on Friday.  These storms chances are similar to the last several days.  This means it won’t rain all day, but there will be complexes of rain and storms that may impact your outdoor plans.

Another weather impact will be the heat.  The high heat and high humidity will mean heat index values or feels like temperatures near 100 degrees for Friday and the weekend.  Please take precautions from the heat.

Forecast lows are only in the lower 70s and highs will be near 90 degrees Friday through the weekend.  This heat and unsettled weather pattern is forecast to last through the middle part of next week.


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Scattered Storms and 90 Degree Heat

Posted By · August 20, 2014 at 4:14 pm

We have already had another round of rain and storms.  This round on Wednesday afternoon was mainly across the southern half of the state.  This latest complex of storms will move east Wednesday evening and there will be just a chance for  a storm Wednesday night.

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It will be warm and humid overnight with lows in the range of 65-70 degrees.  Similar to the last several nights, patchy fog is possible.  Some of that fog will reduce visibilities through early Thursday morning.


Keep the umbrella handy for Thursday and Friday.  There will be scattered showers and storms both days, with highs in the range of 85-90 degrees.  Here is the timing of storm chances through Friday with FutureTrak13.  Keep in mind, there will be some adjustments to the timing as we get new information on our unsettled weather pattern.

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Our best chance for our first 90 degree days of the season arrives this weekend.  We have 90 degrees in the forecast on Friday, but if we get storms we may miss it.  We have 92 degrees in the forecast for Saturday through Monday.  It will be a hot and humid stretch of weather.

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