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Posted By · October 17, 2014 at 3:23 am

Hang on to your hat! A windy day, but a wonderful day, weather wise in Indiana. The average high is the mid 60s and today, we will warm up into the upper 60s around the state. Tonight, for Operation Football, bring along a blanket or jacket, it will feel pretty brisk out there.

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Look for a new surge of cool air arrives tonight into Saturday morning. This air mass riding over Lake Michigan will drive down low cloudiness during the day Saturday, and possibly some lake effect sprinkles/rain showers. That would include the I.U. and Taylor University homecoming celebrations as well as the Covered Bridge Festival in Parke County.

Clouds clear Saturday night and the wind goes calm as high pressure settles over the Ohio Valley. That means temps drop to the lower to mid 30s Sunday morning and patchy frost at the very least. If this trend continues you can expect Frost Advisories to be issued for Sunday morning.

Colts tailgating looks chilly early in the morning but we’ll enjoy lots of sun Sunday. Kickoff temperatures will be in the mid-50s. Let’s hope for a win against the Bengals!



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Slow Changes

Posted By · October 16, 2014 at 3:16 am

We are all pretty much tired of the rain and drizzle but by this afternoon it will be gone. Look for rain and drizzle this morning for the ride to work or school. The clouds will slowly break later today as an area of low pressure moves to the east and gives us a break. Look for a high of 62 degrees later today.


Are you lookin for some sunshine and better weather?  Friday remains our “pick of the week” with sunshine and a beautiful high of 70 degrees.  It will also be one of those hang on to your hat days with a wind from the west-southwest at 15-20 mph.

A wind shift to the north-northwest Saturday delivers a quick surge of cooler conditions behind the passage of cold front Friday night.  This air mass knocks weekend highs into the 50s and could lead to a frost Sunday morning as lows drop into the middle 30s.

Showers Monday are the best chance of rain next week.  We should see several dry, fall-ish days as high pressure spreads across the Ohio Valley.


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Damp But…Changes Ahead

Posted By · October 15, 2014 at 3:21 am

It is a little drizzly and about 5 to 10 degrees cooler this morning in Indiana. We’re in the fifties this morning and will stay there most of the day due to the overcast skies and light rain. I won’t rule out a thunderstorm but most of the precipitation today will be areas of light rain. Hang in there, it will get better, quickly. Still, if you’re headed to the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival, wear something warm and rain proof!


Thursday will be cloudy but most of the rain will be gone.  Friday still appears to be the pick of the week with highs jumping into the upper 60s with a breezy south-southwest wind and sunshine. This is good news for pollen sufferers as the pollen count stays low.


It’s a one day warm up with a return to cooler air for the weekend.  Highs this weekend drop back into the 50s and lows fall into the 30s Sunday morning.  The pattern next week remains cooler than normal and the coldest air of the season is possible the second half of the week.


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Steppin’ Out Into Showers

Posted By · October 14, 2014 at 2:37 am

Look for a wet next couple of days here in Central Indiana. Pavement will be wet for the morning rush hour and possible for the drive home. Even though the flood watch is for southern Indiana this morning, don’t be shocked if low lying areas get a little high water today. In the meantime, expect our showers the next 48 hours to continue to knock our changing leaves off the trees. The good news is that the Storm Prediction Center has taken us out of the risk area for severe weather.

Unsettled conditions remain in place Wednesday and Thursday as the upper level storm spins around the Ohio Valley.  Widely scattered, to at times numerous, showers and thunderstorms occur Wednesday into Thursday morning.

Stay weather aware and remember to download the WTHR Weather App, watch WTHR TV and of course, you can always check out the latest at wthr.com


2003…All time record for rain for the date set at 1.71″


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Slight Risk Severe Weather

Posted By · October 13, 2014 at 3:23 am

Don’t leave home without bringing a rain coat with you. The warm southerly breeze will help set off showers and thunderstorms today. Look for the unsettled weather to be with us all day today.

A Slight Risk of severe weather remains in place for much of the state today, including the Indianapolis metro area.  This is primarily for storms tonight and into Tuesday.  Lines of storms may produce severe wind, though it’s unclear if storms will be hold together as our atmosphere stabilizes tonight.

Look for some heavy downpours of rain Tuesday with some locations possibly seeing nearly 3″ of rain by Wednesday morning. Again, some of the rain will be heavy at times.

More scattered showers and storms will circulate around Indiana Wednesday and Thursday before this system moves out. Looks like it will be awhile before many of you are able to mow your yard!



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A Weekend Preview

Posted By · October 10, 2014 at 3:24 am

The roads are a little damp this morning and we will have more rain today. The steadiest rain will fall across the southern half of the state. It will be another cool afternoon with highs in the upper 50s. This band of steady rain will start to shifts south Friday evening. Operation Football is tonight and if you are going to a high school football game, it will be cool and in the 50s. We are forecasting rain chances south of Indianapolis, but drier weather north. It looks like most games north of Indy will be dry but rain is going to be an issue south of I 70 tonight.


The weekend forecast includes high temperatures in the 60s. Look for the weather to be mainly dry, overall for college football in the state. Saturday will be the drier day, with rain chances returning later Sunday. We are tracking strong storm system for early next week. This system will bring the threat for storms and heavy rain Monday.


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Rain Back In The Picture

Posted By · October 9, 2014 at 3:20 am

The rain is back and so is the cooler air. We saw the first rain settle into parts of the metro area before 3am. Though it won’t rain all day and everywhere today, showers can occur anytime during the day,due to a very unstable atmosphere.  Clouds, occasional raindrops and northeast winds lead to much cooler highs in the 50s this afternoon.


For the Colts game in Houston tonight, there is a chance for a thunderstorm as temperatures cool into the 70s around game time tonight.

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Unsettled conditions continue into Friday, though there remains some uncertainty on exactly where the heaviest, steadiest rain-banding will set up. Current models show the heaviest rain south of Indianapolis. Be prepared for a chance for rain during the day and evening including for Operation Football.

If the boundary causing the wet weather settles southward along the Ohio River as modeled, Saturday may be mostly dry with intervals of sun.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……

1925 : Indianapolis…the earliest snowfall on record for the city falls…a trace amount.


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Enjoy This Day!

Posted By · October 8, 2014 at 3:17 am

The strong showers and thunderstorms are gone and we have a beautiful morning on tap.

Skies are clearing so we have great weather for the lunar eclipse this morning.  Partial eclipse begins around 4:15am and the total eclipse start at 6:24am and lasts around an hour.

Look for a great day today with lots of sun and highs topping out at 67 degrees.  You’ll need to soak up the sun before our next round of soaking rain returns Thursday.  Though there is some timing differences regarding the arrival time, showers and thunder are a good bet by Thursday evening.  This batch of rain will carry into Friday and may linger into Friday afternoon.

The weekend looks iffy. It will be cooler but we could also see wet, especially Sunday.

For now showers appear more likely Sunday into Monday, though temperatures next week should warm into the upper 60s and possibly 70s.  Some of our long range computer guidance calls for a warmer and wetter week next week.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1992 : Severe thunderstorms bring large hail to Alexandria and damage buildings in Winchester.


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