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Heat Stays, Storms Return

Posted By · August 21, 2014 at 3:12 am

We began the day with scattered showers around Indiana and it looks to be a pattern that we’ll follow for a few days. Keep the umbrella handy today and tomorrow. There will be scattered showers and storms both days, with highs in the range of 85-90 degrees. We still have not had a 90 degree day in Indianapolis since September 11,2013. That may soon change.

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.  If you have missed the typical summer heat, then the next few days are for you. The long range outlook calls for the heat to continue into next week. We’ll see thunderstorms break the cycle a bit next Wednesday.

On this day in Central Indiana Weather History

1923….1.23 inches of rain fell in Indianapolis, a record for the date.


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Hottest Streak Of Summer

Posted By · August 20, 2014 at 3:04 am

We had some rocking and rolling in the atmosphere last night and early this morning as storms rumbled across Indiana and now it looks like we are entering a significant warming pattern. Highs will make this stretch of days the warmest of 2014 so far. The Indianapolis Indians take on the Louisville Bats today in Indy. Take in the game and sit in the shade.

Much of today will be just hot and humid with highs in the upper 80s.  A day of sunshine will allow instability to build and possibly help trigger isolated storms late in the day.

All of our computer guidance suggests that a broad area of heat will build across the Midwest. This means we will probably experience the first official 90 degree temperature to Indianapolis this year.  For now we expect a hot weekend in the 90s that may carry over into next week. by the way, the last time we broke 90 was September 11,2013.


On this day in Central Indiana Weather History….

Severe storms brought a variety of weather in 1990, including a weak tornado in Indianapolis and baseball sized hail in Losantville.

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Fog Early, Storms Late

Posted By · August 19, 2014 at 3:21 am

We begin with widespread fog in Indiana this morning. Visibility has been near zero in spots, especially north of Indianapolis.
Expect a mix of sun and clouds on Tuesday, with highs in the middle 80s. There is a chance for a few storms later in the day. The Storm Prediction Center has much of Indiana under a slight risk of severe weather for later today. Wednesday will be almost a repeat, with highs in the middle and upper 80s and a late day storm chances. We’ll be following storms on WTHR-TV, wthr.com and the WTHR weather application for your smart phone.

Scattered storms are in the forecast for Thursday and Friday, as the higher heat and humidity continue.

Highs will be in the range of 85-90 degrees Thursday through the weekend.
On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……

2007 : Golf ball size hail and 70-80 mph winds strike the Brownsburg and Indianapolis areas.


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Start Of A Warming Trend

Posted By · August 18, 2014 at 3:30 am

Good morning! We have had areas of fog around Indiana this morning, but that will burn off later today. Look for highs to creep back into the 80s this afternoon with a couple of isolated thunderstorms possible.


Could we see more thunderstorms later this week? Yes.  There is potential for multiple storm complexes to pass through central Indiana on the edge of an expanding hot dome of air spreading into Indiana. It’s possible this could be one of if not the warmest stretches of the summer season so far.


There is also a chance of Indianapolis finally hitting 90 degrees for the first time this season by the end of the week.



On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1995 : A heat wave nears its end across Central Indiana…with heat index values between 100 and 115.
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Really Cold Start, Really Nice Day

Posted By · August 15, 2014 at 7:14 am

Wow! It is chilly this morning with many Indiana cities beginning the morning in the 40s today. It will take time to warm up so only expect highs in the mid 70s later this afternoon.


For those of you yearning to see a return to

August warmth, you get your wish this weekend.  Highs will warm back into thelower and middle 80s.  Higher heat and humidity are in the forecast for the weekend and early next week.


Along with the higher heat and humidity, our weather pattern will become a bit unsettled.  This means there will be the chance for a few showers and storms this weekend and early next week.


Remember, this is the last weekend for your Indiana State Fair and overall the weather will cooperate.Daypart


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Below Average Streak Stays

Posted By · August 13, 2014 at 3:26 am

The rain is gone, but the fog is in parts of the area this morning. The fog will burn off later today, but watch for some areas of dense fog, especially south of Indianapolis today.

It is really cool today, with our morning beginning with temps in the 50s. Expect a mix of sun and clouds today, with a noon temperature near 72 degrees and highs in the upper 70s. If you suffer from allergy issues, have a Kleenex ready, the pollen count will be high the next 3 days.

The average number of 90 degrees days in a year is 18. We haven’t had any 90 degree days yet and we don’t have any in the 7 day forecast.

Highs will be near 80 degrees on Thursday and Friday. Higher heat returns for the weekend. Forecast highs are in the lower and middle 80s starting Saturday.

We are still tracking the chance for weekend storms. Right now, the best chance for a few storms is on Sunday.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……

1975 : Near Avon…a tornado touches down in a mobile home park, destroying 3 mobile homes.


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Keep An Umbrella Handy

Posted By · August 12, 2014 at 3:26 am

The day ahead is going to be just like the past few days, periods of clouds and sunshine with a chance for thunderstorms during the day. That pattern leaves tomorrow with high pressure moving in and sunshine breaking out.

Look for mild weather into the weekend with temperatures still below the average high of 84 degrees. That means the fantastic weather at the Indiana State Fair will continue.

As we head into the weekend, look for a chance for thunderstorms late Saturday but the warmer, more humid conditions also return from Sunday into Tuesday of next week.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1993 : Rosedale…up to 8 inches of rain fell in just 6 hours.

1991 : Indianapolis…A dust devil forms at the Indianapolis Speedrome and damages a roof.


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Some Weekend Rain

Posted By · August 8, 2014 at 3:30 am

It is already a wet morning rush hour for many parts of Indiana. As the day progresses, most of the heaviest rain amounts will be south of Indianapolis. Clouds, waves of showers and locally heavy storms keeps high temperatures in the mid 70s… about 10 degrees below average.
The Red Bull Moto GP takes place this weekend at the Motor Speedway with times of rain and thunderstorms.Not looking for all day rains but be prepared during the next few days.
Rain amounts of 1-2″ will be common in the southern half of Indiana by Sunday morning. Totals should mostly be below 1″ in northern Indiana where drier air at the onset will lower totals. We’re expecting cooler than normal temperatures much of next week.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1991 : Pine Village…A tornado touches down near Pine Village and damages buildings at a farm.


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