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A Break From the Stormy Weather Pattern

Posted By · June 25, 2014 at 4:09 pm
There are just a few storms in the forecast for Wednesday evening. These storms are moving SE. Most of central Indiana will be dry Wednesday evening and overnight. Watch for some fog late Wednesday night and early Thursday, with overnight temperatures in the 60s.

Highs on Thursday will be in the lower and middle 80s. Thursday and Friday will be mainly dry.

We are tracking a return to higher heat and humidity and scattered afternoon storm chances this weekend. The weekend will not be a wash-out, but watch for a few spotty storms later Saturday and again Sunday afternoon/evening. Highs will be in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees Friday through the weekend.


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Tuesday Tornado Touchdown and More Rain Chances

Posted By · June 24, 2014 at 9:12 pm

From the early survey of the damage just NE of Plainfield, the National Weather Service is reporting an EF-1 tornado touched down Tuesday afternoon.  An EF-1 tornado has winds estimated 86 to 109 mph.  There are additional areas that the NWS will survey either Tuesday night or Wednesday, as damage was reported along the Hendricks/Marion county line and in Speedway.

The threat for severe weather is over, but lowland flooding is still an issue Tuesday night due to heavy rain.  Watch for patchy fog overnight, with lows in the middle and upper 60s.  Forecast highs are in the lower and middle 80s on Wednesdy and Thursday.  Right now there are only slight rain chances Wednesday afternoon.  It will not be as widespread or as heavy as the last couple of days.  We will get a few days to dry out.


Heat and humidity will be the focus for the end of the week and the weekend.  We are forecasting highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s Friday through Sunday.  There are only slight rain/storm chances each day.  There will be plenty of dry weather for your outdoor activities through the weekend.


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Stormy Start to the Week

Posted By · June 23, 2014 at 4:11 pm
Scattered storms are in the forecast for Monday night and Tuesday. Some storms will contain heavy rain, lightning and the threat for hail and strong winds.  FutureTrak13 shows a few lingering storms early Tuesday, then a few dry hours before more storms Tuesday afternoon and evening.  If you have outdoor plans, remember you can track the storms with us.  Just download the SkyTrak13 Weather app for your phone and you will get Live Doppler 13 Radar.

It stays warm and muggy too, with lows near 70 and highs in the 80s on Tuesday. There will be a few dry breaks early on Tuesday, with the better chance for rain and storms Tuesday afternoon and evening.


Right now most of Wednesday and Thursday look dry, with lows in the 60s and highs in the 80s. We do get a bit of break from the high humidity by mid to late week.

We are still analyzing the latest data on when storm chances return. Right now a few are possible on Friday and maybe Saturday. Stay tuned for updates.


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Weekend Forecast

Posted By · June 20, 2014 at 3:58 pm

The focus for thunderstorm activity will be across the southern half of Indiana Friday afternoon and evening. Some storms will contain heavy rain that may lead to flash flooding, strong winds, small hail and lots of lightning.

The storms will diminish overnight and Saturday will start dry. The day will start, with temperatures near 70 degrees. Expect those numbers to climb into the lower 80s by noon and in the middle and upper 80s for highs.


There is only a slight chance for a stray shower or storm this weekend, but most of central Indiana will be dry. The rain, if it develops won’t be as heavy or as widespread as the last few days.  If you do have outdoor plans, remember you can track the storms with us by downloading the SkyTrak13 Weather App for you phone. It is a great resource if you are on the go.


Saturday and Sunday will be partly cloudy and warm, with highs in the middle and upper 80s. The heat and humidity linger into next week.

Better storm chances arrive on Tuesday.


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Scattered Storms Some Severe and Weekend Preview

Posted By · June 19, 2014 at 4:37 pm
Scattered storms are in the forecast through Thursday evening. A few storms will be strong/severe, with winds near 60mph and large hail. Heavy rain and lightning are also threats.
Overnight temperatures will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s.  Our weather pattern remains warm and humid and a bit unsettled with more scattered storms Friday afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the middle and upper 80s.
There will be a few hours of dry weather on Friday.  The best chance for those hours will be early in the day.  FutureTrak13 shows the better chance for showers and storms on Friday afternoon and evening.
A drier weather pattern arriving on Saturday.

Right now we have the weekend forecast mainly dry, with highs in the middle and upper 80s.

After Friday, the next best chance for rain and storms arrives Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. In the SkyTrak13 7 day forecast, we get relief from the heat and humidity by Thursday of next week, with highs in the 70s.


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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Posted By · June 18, 2014 at 11:48 pm

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for central Indiana until 7am Thursday.  Damaging winds near 60 mph, hail, heavy rain and lots of lightning are the biggest threats.


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More Scattered Storms and the Heat Continues

Posted By · June 18, 2014 at 9:42 pm

The round of storms that moved through central Indiana Wednesday afternoon and evening brought heavy rain, damaging winds and small hail.  There were several reports of trees down and power outages, due to the strong winds.

That first round of storms is gone, but another round is possible overnight.  We are timing more rain chances from 11pm Wednesday through 7am Thursday.  Thursday will start in the lower 70s and forecast highs are in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees.  It won’t rain all day, but there will be more scattered storm chances on Thursday.


The chance for rain and storms continues into Friday, with highs in the middle and upper 80s.


Right now we have the weekend forecast dry, with highs in the middle and upper 80s on Saturday and Sunday.

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Heat and Storm Chances

Posted By · June 17, 2014 at 3:03 pm
It is a hot and humid early evening across central Indiana. Temperatures are near 90 degrees. It will stay hot and humid this evening. Temperatures will still be near 80 degrees by 11pm.  Our Indianapolis Indians have 2 games left of their current home stand.  One game is tonight and the other is Wednesday afternoon.  Be prepared for heat and humidity, if you are going to either game.  Temperatures tonight will be in the middle and upper 80s from first pitch through the ninth inning.
Radar is quiet locally, but we do expect a few complexes of storms from the Northern Plains through the Great Lakes this evening and overnight. There is a slight risk for this area, including the northern quarter of Indiana tonight. This similar area will be under a slight risk for severe weather on Wednesday too.
The wake-up temperature will be in the lower 70s on Wednesday, with temperatures climbing into the middle 80s by noon. Highs on Wednesday are forecast near 90 degrees.
With the heat of Wednesday afternoon, Futuretrak13 shows the chance for a few showers and storms. The chance for afternoon showers and storms will increase later in the week.
We have storm chances lingering into the weekend in the Skytrak13 7 day forecast. Temperatures will be near 90 degrees on Thursday and in the middle and upper 80s through the weekend.
We are not forecasting all day storms, so download the Skytrak13 weather app and track the storms along with us on Live Doppler 13 Radar.
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