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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The Wet Week Ahead

We have a lot of rain around the area today and we’ll have a wet pavement for the morning rush hour today. While it won’t be a washout today, there will be periods of storms anytime from sunrise to sunset.

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More storms move in Tuesday and some of these storms could possibly reach severe limits.  Highs near 80 degrees Wednesday before the next batch of rain and storms hits Wednesday night into Thursday. It looks like we will see dry conditions here by Friday with mild highs in the mid 60s.

All signs point toward a much cooler than normal pattern hitting next weekend when highs look to be in the 50s… some 15 degrees below normal.  The kids will need a jacket for the Chase 500 Festival Kids Day and Rookie Run. The ups and downs of May continue!

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Time For A Cool Change

Do you remember the old Little River Band hit, Cool Change? We will feel cooler temperatures and more rain. In fact,we can’t put away our umbrellas yet. It’s still going to be cool and damp for part of the day today and there is a reason. We are tracking a cold front that is moving into the state this morning.  There will be rain and a few storms along this front from about 5am to 11am.  Behind the front, there could be additional storms developing Wednesday afternoon.  Hail and cold air funnels are possible, with the storms on Wednesday.  It will be chilly all day, with highs only in the 50s.

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Temperatures will fall all of the way into the upper 30s Thursday morning and highs will again be stuck in the 50s Thursday afternoon.  Expect a mix of clouds and sun, with a stray shower on Thursday.

Sunshine is back for Friday, with highs in the lower 70s.  The Mini Marathon is Saturday morning and early morning temperatures will be in the lower 50s.  Expect a quick warm-up, if you are running the Mini.  Highs will be in the lower 80s on Saturday.  There is a chance for Saturday evening storms too.

There could be an early shower on Mother’s Day, but overall nice with highs in the 70s.

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Weather Change Coming

Roads are wet this morning and there is also some scattered areas of fog today . As rain moves out, we’ll see some changes during the day today.

With a warm front settling into northern today, we’re expecting rain/storm coverage to more isolated than the past two days.  This will also allow highs to be much warmer too with a southwest wind boosting temperatures into the 70s.  The exception will be our northern towns like Kokomo and Peru which will be stuck in the low to mid 60s.

Friday remains pleasantly cool and dry  with lots of sunshine. If you need to mow your yard, consider tomorrow, since rain is back in the forecast.  Look for rain to return to Central Indiana during the Saturday-Sunday time period.  A shot of cooler air moves in next week.  Temperatures in the long range outlook remain at or below average for this time of year.

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Changes Coming Soon

Another mild morning in Central Indiana today. Though clouds will increase, we are still looking for a nice mild day with highs in the mid 70s. The Indians close down the home stand today and it would be a great afternoon to check out Victory Field today.

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Rain chances increase late today , with the best chance for a few showers and storms arriving late tonight.  Scattered showers and storms, with highs near 70 are in the Thursday forecast.  Our weather pattern includes rain chances through early Friday morning.

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It won’t be as warm on Friday, as high temperatures fall back into the 60s.  This is actually where we should be for the middle of April.

Look for a fantastic weekend.  Highs will be in the lower 70s on Saturday and in the upper 70s on Sunday.

Remember to join us this weekend for the Health and Fitness Expo at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.  You can get free tickets at wthr.com

Sunshine is back for the weekend.  Highs will be in the lower 70s on Saturday and in the upper 70s on Sunday.

Remember to join us this weekend for the Health and Fitness Expo at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.  You can get free tickets at wthr.com

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Another GREAT Day!

It’s a beautiful day out there and it appears the warm streak continues. Monday was the second 80 degree day in a row and we have one more on the way for today.  There will be a mix of clouds and sun on Tuesday, with only a slight rain chance and highs near 80 degrees. The Indians have an early 11:05 start time and it will be a beautiful day to take in a game at beautiful Victory Field.

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Rain chances will increase tomorrow and Thursday.  It looks like we are in store for a  temperature change too.  Highs will drop back into the lower 70s on Wednesday and into the 60s on Thursday and Friday.  A few morning showers are possible on Friday too.

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Sunshine and 72 is how will we will kick-off a fantastic weekend Saturday.  Sunday will be warmer and in the upper 70s.  Rain chances return later Sunday into Monday.

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Fantastic Warm Streak

It’s a beautiful day in our neighborhood today. Sunshine will be with us all day and that, combined with a warm. Yesterday, we topped out at 80 degrees and we will get there again today tying yesterday as the warmest day of the year so far. We will see June like weather the next few days. humidity levels remain low which means the air will be comfortable. Though Tuesday won’t be bright, it will still be warm and temperatures will still climb into the 70s.

The ridge of high pressure that has given us the sunny, warm weather finally breaks down mid-week and an upper level low brings unsettled conditions. By Wednesday, late in the day, scattered showers develop with higher rain chances Thursday.

Look for highs to bounce back into the 70s over the weekend.

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Warm Up On The Way

It’s another cold morning but hang in there, we have a wonderful day ahead this afternoon as a slow warming trend kicks off in Central Indiana.

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Mostly sunny skies and near 60 degrees are in the forecast for today.  Wash the car, mow the grass because no rain until next week.  Look for tomorrow to be sunny and 64.  The Indianapolis Indians have their home opener at Victory Field Thursday.  The first pitch is at 7:05pm and there is a 60 degree guarantee.  Fans want it to be 59 degrees or cooler.  If it is below 60 degrees, fans will get a free ticket to another game in April.  Right now, we are forecasting 61 degrees for the first pitch.  This 60 degree guarantee will be fun to watch.

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Highs will near 70 degrees on Friday.  The weekend will be even warmer, with highs in the lower and middle 70s on Saturday and Sunday.

Race for the Cure is this weekend at Military Park in White River State Park.  You can register from 7-8:30 that morning and the weather is going to be perfect.  The fun begins with opening ceremonies and the survivors pink parade at 7:30.  There is a kids race at 8:30 and a 5k at 9am.

Our next chance for rain doesn’t get here until early next week.

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