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Yes, it’s warm and muggy out there today and we will have fog this morning, but we are still looking at a great weather pattern this week. Muggy conditions this morning give way to a hot day but drier air punches in later this afternoon with a high of 90.

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The Indianapolis Indians game will be warm tonight, but not as humid as over the weekend. Most cities in Indiana remain dry as a big ridge of high pressure covers not just Indiana but the entire Midwest.

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We’re staring down a pleasant stretch of days Tuesday into Friday with comfortable lows the 50s and 60s with seasonably mild highs near 80 degrees for a few days. You’ll be able to mow your yard or wash your car as we aren’t expecting any more rain until the upcoming weekend.

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Storm Chances Today

We’re gearing up for a hot day with the potential for showers and thunderstorms today and it will be so hot that a heat advisory has been issued for areas from Peru and Marion north. Look for a high of 92 with scattered thunderstorms and a slight risk of severe weather both later today and tonight. Add high humidity to that 90 degree heat, heat index values will be in the range of 95-100 degrees.   We will keep you updated on the timing, but right now you can plan some outdoor activities for some of the day.  Just be prepared for the heat and pop up thunderstorms.

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We stay hot through Monday, with highs 85-90 degrees.  Milder air arrives on Tuesday.  We are forecasting a couple of mild days in row, with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s Tuesday and Wednesday. The upcoming week doesn’t look as hot as last week in Central Indiana.

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Storms Roll In Wednesday

The storms have raced out of Central Indiana and the deeper we go into the day, the better it gets. We’ll be north side of a cool front which results in less humid air and a mainly sunny sky with seasonably warm highs in the mid-80s.

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Tomorrow, a different story. Look for a heightened risk of severe weather and flash flooding Wednesday into Thursday.  Though uncertainty on track, intensity, with many areas receiving an inch of rain with a swath 3″+ rainfall, widespread high wind  and some tornadoes could impact Central and Northern Indiana.  The area from Kokomo on north will be under a moderate risk of severe weather and Metro Indy will be under an enhanced risk of severe weather. We’ll be updating and fine tuning the forecast during the day on WTHR-TV and wthr.com.

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Rain And Storms Return

Isolated showers and storms will be around today as higher humidity surges into the state.  Downpours, lightning and gusty wind are possible any storms today and the western part of the state is under a marginal risk of severe weather.dayparttue

 

Look for more storm chances late this afternoon into evening during peak heating when our high reaches 90 degrees again.  At this time, heavy rain and lightning will be the greatest storm threats.  Scattered storms continue tonight into Wednesday afternoon before drier times return. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman Oklahoma says there is an enhanced risk of severe weather north of Indy Wednesday with a slight risk from Indy south.

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After Wednesday rain chances go down and the pattern late week into the weekend looks dry.  In fact we’ll have another shot of comfortable arriving Thursday night into Friday morning and this paves the way for sunshine and highs in the lower 80s to begin the weekend.

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Great Friday, Stormy Saturday

While most of Indiana is dry this morning there is some fog that some of you, especially south of I 70 will be dealing with today. The heat will still hang around today but dew point levels drop this morning so it won’t be nearly as humid as the last few days.

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 A font moves to the north tomorrow and that will trigger a high chance of rain and storms by late Saturday morning.  It’s too early nail-down which area gets the heaviest rainfall totals… but our current computer guidance suggests the southern part of Indiana get the heaviest rain. There will be several wet hours Saturday. The rain keeps us in the mid 70s. Looks like rain will fall on Vintage Indiana Saturday afternoon at Military Park.

Sunday will be dry most of the day but we will see rain return late in the day with highs in the mid 70s. Look for temps to stay in the mid 70s for the beginning of the work week.

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Foggy Start

The rain came yesterday and we’re seeing the result of that precipitation this morning. Not much wind for the morning rush hour, so we have wide spread fog to deal with today. It will burn off by ate morning.  We’re still expecting a warm, but less humid, day with highs again in the 80s.  With the front settling south of I-70 Thursday that’s where the storm chances will be. This will be the 12th day in a row with above average highs and the 7th day in a row surpassing 80! The Indians play tonight at Victory Field and it will be a great night to watch a ball game.

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After a dry Friday we’ll see scattered storms returning Saturday.  Due to an afternoon/evening arrival of a cold front that day, high temperatures will return again into the 80s.  As a result of the warmer air and a potent upper storms, some of these may possibly be severe.  Stay tuned for updates.  It’s possible that rain will fall for the Vintage Indiana event downtown Saturday.

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Storms Pop Up

Beautiful out there this morning, but we are going to warm up quickly with 80 degree temps before the noon hour. A front over the area guarantees some scattered showers and thunderstorms in Indiana later this afternoon. While the risk of severe weather is low… we’re not going to rule out localized damaging wind gusts and/or large hail. The Indians play this afternoon and the Indy Eleven takes on Louisville FC tonight in Indianapolis.

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The front dips southward to the Ohio River Thursday but temperatures remain above normal in the 80s into Friday afternoon. Because the instability hangs around a few days we are keeping a chance for thunderstorms in Indiana for Saturday.  After that, temperatures drop a lot heading into the work week. In fact, highs will be below average most of next week and winds will be out of the north and northwest.

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Heat, Humidity & Storms

Welcome to a July day even though the calendar says May. Warmer air, more humid conditions and scattered thunderstorms will be around today. Dew points jump into the 60s to near 70 degrees by Thursday morning to make the heat uncomfortable.

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The heat and humidity will help in the formation of some scattered thunderstorms.  Remember though, we’re not expecting all day rain and/or storms.  There will be plenty of dry time between any storms to get out in the muggy air.  For now the highest rain/storm chances will be later Wednesday into Friday morning.

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Changes in the atmosphere lessen the chances of thunderstorms this weekend, but isolated storms are possible.  Heat and sticky conditions may become the bigger weather story for the, IPL 500 Festival Parade, Indy 500 and Memorial Day.

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Beautiful Thursday

We are off to a beautiful start today and with a mild east wind, the stage is set for a fantastic day as we stay rain free and the sun shines. The Indians play a morning game at Victory Field and weather should be wonderful.  Arguably some of the best weather across the country will be in Central Indiana with sunshine and highs Daypartnear 70!
The center of a late-week approaching system should stay south of Central Indiana… but some clouds will creep up tomorrow.  Rain is a possibility Friday but it’s mainly south and mainly in the evening.
As this system moves east we set the stage for great Indy 500 qualifying weekend.  Highs near 70 Saturday and climb into the mid-70s Sunday with sunny skies for racing fans.
All long range signals next week continue to point toward a pattern swing to deliver unseasonably warm highs in the 80s.

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Better Day Today

Take a deep breath. Today will be a much better day in Indiana. We missed the vicious storms that spawned tornadoes in Kentucky yesterday and it looks like we have several dry hours and a quick warm up before rain moves in later tonight.

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Watch for some patchy fog this morning, with driving to work or school temperatures in the lower 60s.  Most of today will be mainly dry and warm. Look for highs in the low 80s.

Another round of rain and storms is in the forecast for tonight and Thursday, wit highs in the 70s.  The rain chances finally end for Friday.  Friday will be partly cloudy, breezy and cooler.  Highs will be in the range of 65-70 degrees on Friday afternoon.

Right now the weekend looks cool.  Highs will be in the 50s, with a few showers on Saturday and in the 60s with some sun on Sunday.  The average high is 71 degrees and will be mainly cooler than that number over the next 7 days. Make sure the little ones have a coat or jacket for the Chase 500 Festival Kids Day/Rookie Run Saturday.

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