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Soggy Through Wednesday

Posted By · June 10, 2014 at 4:28 pm

More rain and a few storms are in the forecast for Tuesday night and Wednesday.

No severe weather is expected but heavy rain is possible in any storms that develop. It will be muggy overnight, with lows in the middle 60s.


The slow-moving weather system will be stuck over central Indiana through late Wednesday. Similar to Tuesday, there will be a few dry break in between pockets of heavier rain and thunder.  Highs will be in the range of 75-80 degrees on Wednesday.


We still expect this feature to weaken and depart by Thursday morning. This sets up a mostly dry and warm Thursday with highs in the 80s. An approaching cold front will trigger a line of showers and storms in Illinois Thursday afternoon.

It’s too early to determine whether or not this line will hold long enough to impact the viewing area Thursday night. The passage of this front delivers very comfortable conditions for Friday and the start of Father’s Day weekend.

Highs Friday will drop back into the 70s and lows Saturday morning will be very pleasant in the 50s. Heat quickly builds across the Ohio Valley though and Father’s Day highs will soar into the mid and upper 80s with a very slight precipitation chance.

Most of the weekend will be fairly sunny. The hottest air of the year could arrive early next with our first ninety-degree day since September possible.


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Friday Forecast and the Weekend Too

Posted By · May 29, 2014 at 10:44 pm

After a couple of days of scattered storms, our weather pattern will dry out for Friday and the weekend.  There will be slightly less humid air moving into central Indiana Thursday night and Friday.  Friday will start near 60 degrees, with highs forecast in the lower 80s.  Mostly sunny skies are in the Friday forecast too.


The weekend forecast is mostly sunny and warm, with highs in the lower and middle 80s.  Most of the rain and storm chances will be west and south of central Indiana on Saturday and Sunday.  Higher heat and humidity return early next week and our weather pattern turns stormy again.  Right now we have the weekend dry, with storm chances returning on Monday.  We will keep you updated on any changes.


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Lingering Storm Chances

Posted By · May 28, 2014 at 10:15 pm

A few showers and thundershowers will linger overnight.  The boundary in the atmosphere that triggered scattered showers and storms on Wednesday will be close enough for more on Thursday.  It won’t rain all day, but check the radar here at wthr.com or download the WTHR weather app if you are on the go.  The day will start in the middle 60s and we are forecasting highs in the lower 80s.  It will still be a bit humid too.


The boundary moves far enough south for some relief from the higher humidity on Friday.  We are also forecast a dry stretch of weather from Friday through Sunday, with highs in the 80s.  Storm chances return early next week.

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Holiday Weekend Forecast

Posted By · May 23, 2014 at 4:47 pm

The long holiday weekend is here and it is off to a great start.  Your Friday night forecast is clear and mild.  Overnight temperatures will be in the lower and middle 50s.

If you have outdoor weekend plans, the weather will be warm and dry.  We are forecasting some sun and 78 degrees on Saturday, sunny and 82 degrees on Sunday and near 85 on Memorial Day.


If you are going to the 500 Festival Parade or the 98th running of the Indy 500, expect morning temperatures in the 50s and afternoon numbers near 80 degrees.  You will need the sunblock both days.

Right now there is a slight chance for a stray storm on Monday, but the better chance for scattered storms arrives Tuesday and Wednesday.


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Scattered showers and thundershowers with pockets of heavy rain and small hail will continue through Friday evening.

Skies will clear overnight and temperatures will fall fast.  We are forecasting near record lows in the upper 30s.  We have 38 in the forecast and the record low for Saturday morning is 36 degrees in 1973.

A frost advisory has been issued for the northern third of Indiana.  This includes Logansport, Monticello, Peru and Wabash.


Saturday will start chilly with some sun.  Clouds will build in the afternoon and there is a chance for an isolated shower.  The best timing for those pop-up showers on Saturday will be from 2pm to 7pm.  We are not forecasting a wash-out and there will be more dry weather than wet weather this weekend.  Sunday will be the drier and milder day.


Sunday will be sunny, with a high of 68 degrees.


70s are back early next week and 80s arrive on Wednesday.  Right now we are tracking a developing weather system toward the end of next week.  The latest timing has rain chances late Wednesday through Thursday.  We will keep you updated on those rain chances next week.  It will not be a soggy as this week and it will be warmer.


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Friday Afternoon Update

Posted By · May 16, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Here is a view from Live Doppler 13 Radar at 2:40pm Friday.  We are still tracking spotty showers and thundershowers.  The strongest will produce some lightning, brief heavy rain and small hail.  Remember for a view of Live Doppler 13 Radar go to wthr.com or download the WTHR weather app to your phone.  If you have late afternoon or evening plans, you will need to plan around scattered rain.  Most of the rain will diminish, when the sun goes down.  Temperatures will be in the lower 50s this evening, but fall into the upper 30s with clearing skies early Saturday.  Expect a sunny start to Saturday.  Clouds will build Saturday afternoon and an isolated shower is possible.  There won’t be as much coverage as we are seeing today.  Sunday will be sunny and 68.


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Staying Cool and Tracking More Rain

Posted By · May 15, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Thursday was not as soggy as Wednesday, but we have still been dodging a few rain drops.  The back edge of this slow moving weather system that we have been dealing with most of the week arrives on Friday.  We are expecting a few showers Thursday night and more light rain on Friday.  It will be chilly too.  Forecast lows by Friday morning are near 40 degrees.


Right now we are tracking a band of light rain for central Indiana from about 4am to 9am Friday.  The sun will try to break through the clouds, but expect mostly cloudy skies on Friday afternoon.  A few more showers and maybe a thundershower are forecast to develop with daytime heating on Friday.  Highs will struggle again and are only forecast in the lower 50s.  The average low is 53 and that is where we will be for a high on Friday.


It is Fast Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  The teams will be watching the radar closely and taking full advantage of any dry time.  If you are headed to the track, take the jacket.  Weather conditions start to improve this weekend.  Highs will be in the lower 60s on Saturday for qualifying and in the upper 60s for Pole Day on Sunday.  Right now there is just a slight chance for a stray shower on Saturday.


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More Rain and More Cool Air

Posted By · May 14, 2014 at 4:25 pm

After a bit of a break from the steady rain Wednesday afternoon, rain returns for Wednesday night.  Some of the rain will be heavy at times and there is still the chance for a strong to severe storm across southeastern Indiana.  Temperatures overnight are forecast in the middle and upper 40s.


There will be a few more dry breaks on Thursday than there were on Wednesday.  There will still be low clouds and drizzle and a few pockets of light rain.  Highs are only forecast in the lower 50s.  These numbers are closer to the average low for the middle of May.


The back edge of this slow moving weather system arrives on Friday.  There will be more rain on Friday, with highs only near 50 degrees.  As this weather system exits, we are tracking a few cool mornings.  Temperat5ures Friday thorugh Sunday mornings will be in the upper 30s and lower 40s.  Our soggy weather pattern finally makes a change this weekend.  It will still be cooler than the average of 72 degrees.  Highs will be in the lower 60s on Saturday and closer to 70 on Sunday.  Right now we have a chance for a stray shower on Saturday, but most of the weekend will be dry.  If you want more warm weather, it arrives next week.



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