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Cold Now, Better Tomorrow

Posted By · May 21, 2015 at 3:24 am

It’s still cool this morning in Indianapolis, but it’s also a bit breezy. The winds are out of the west and northwest so temperatures will only warm up to the low 60s.


The warm-up begins on Friday, with highs in the 70s.  The timing of warmer and drier weather is great news for the beginning of the holiday weekend.

Carb day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is Friday and it will be a bit warmer and a lot more comfortable with a high of  74.  The 500 Festival Parade is in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday and the sun will shine all day long with a high of  76.

The forecast is a bit more tricky for the end of the holiday weekend.  Right now we have most of Sunday dry for the 99th Indy 500.  There is a chance for rain on Sunday, but we think that will be later in the day.  Monday is Memorial Day and there are scattered storms in the forecast.  In fact the weather pattern warms in to the upper 70s and lower 80s for Sunday through Wednesday, with daily storm chances.

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The Chill Is Back!

Posted By · May 19, 2015 at 3:28 am

Out with the heat and in with the spring chill. Temperatures dropped a lot overnight and now a northwest wind is taking over lowering both temperatures and humidity.


Highs today will only be in the middle 60s, with lots of sun and a refreshing breeze. The coolest air will be over central Indiana Tuesday night through Thursday morning. We are looking at lows in the lower and middle 40s tonight and highs on Wednesday will only be near 60 degrees. Low temperatures drop back into the 40s on Wednesday night. Highs on Thursday will be in the range of 65-70 degrees.

Look for sunshine and 70s for Carb Day on Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The weekend forecast is a bit more tricky. We are keeping Saturday dry for now, with rain chances arriving either late Saturday night or on Sunday. The 500 Festival Parade is Saturday in downtown Indianapolis and Legends Day takes place at the Speedway. Sunday is the 99th Indy 500.


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Changes Coming

Posted By · May 18, 2015 at 3:27 am

Good morning, we’re looking at a warm day with temperatures climbing into the 80s again with a chance for a shower or a thunderstorm. We are also looking to the north and west as a cold front slides toward us.


That front will gradually move over central Indiana later today

Cooler and drier air will filter in behind the cold front on Tuesday. Temperatures will only climb into the mid 60s under mostly sunny skies.

The cooler air sticks around for the next couple of days with lows dipping into the mid 40s.

IMS Racing Experience & Fan Track Laps at the track should be perfect, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the low 60s. Carb Day looks good as well with partly sunny skies and highs in the low 70s. Conditions look fantastic for the 500 Festival Parade too, with highs in the mid 70s.

At this point we are looking for a chance for thunderstorms Sunday. So, there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms on race day.


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Clouds Roll In

Posted By · May 14, 2015 at 3:25 am

This morning temperatures have taken a drop back into the 40s.  Cloud cover will be noticeable tomorrow and serves notice of moisture returning to the region.  After a cool start, temperatures creep into the 70s during the afternoon despite less sun due to a warmer southeast wind. Should be a great night for the Indians in the game against Norfolk.


A warm front will bring a change to rain Friday.  It also brings a return of humid air.  The Muggy Meter climbs into the uncomfortable range by Friday afternoon and highs reach the lower to mid-80s.  With the front expected to be in far northern Indiana there will be some scattered thunderstorms but no all day rain.

We’re more optimistic about Saturday’s outlook today.  Again there looks to be little to lift the air overhead and we’ve opted to go with spotty coverage of showers and storms.  An approaching upper level low gets closer to the region on Sunday and ups the ante for storms… especially later in the day and into Monday.

Look for a cool spell beginning Tuesday.


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Crisp Change

Posted By · May 12, 2015 at 3:19 am

It’s a cool, crisp and breezy morning in Central Indiana. The jet stream is dipping to the south and that means cooler and drier air is here and even though it’s an end of our warm streak, the day feels very refreshing. Look for a high of 65. The average high is 71 degrees. it will be a good day to watch practice at the Motor Speedway today.


Tomorrowwill be sunny and mild, with highs near 70 degrees.  Clouds increase on Thursday, but it stays mild, with highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

80 degree warmth returns for Friday and the weekend.  There will also be the chance for a few scattered showers and storms.  Like last weekend, we are not forecasting a wash-out.  Remember, this weekend is qualifying and Pole Day for the 99th running of the 500.


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Stormy Start To The Week

Posted By · May 11, 2015 at 3:26 am

Looks like we will see periods of thunderstorms today. Early afternoon through early evening are the best times for thunder and lightning.


The Storm Prediction Center has us under a slight risk for severe weather. Right now, the biggest weather risk is lightning and heavy rain…with tornado chances relatively low. Stay weather aware Monday and check back frequently with wthr.com and the WTHR weather app as things could change depending on how much morning cloud cover/rain/storms we see. The longer clouds and rain hold, the less unstable the atmosphere becomes. This could limit severe potential.

The weather become cooler and much more pleasant tomorrow as a west and northwest wind gives us highs only in the 60s, sunshine and much lower humidity.

Rain/storm chances return Friday and linger into next weekend. It’s too early to narrow down timing and coverage, but we could see Fast Friday, Saturday qualifying and Pole Day Sunday having rain chances.


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Heat Stays, Storm Chances Increase

Posted By · May 8, 2015 at 3:20 am

We’ll be keeping a close eye on Doppler 13 radar this morning and all weekend.  Most of central Indiana will be dry but we have seen a few showers in Western Indiana and that possibility exists today along with a few showers and storms possible tonight.


This unsettled weather pattern will last into the weekend.  A few showers and storms are in the forecast for Saturday and Sunday,  Right now it still doesn’t look like an all day rain either day, but we will be dodging rain chances this weekend. Take a poncho with you for the Rookie Run/Kids Day on Monument Circle and the Angie’s List Grand Prix Saturday.  The Grand Prix of Indianapolis is a road course and the cars do run in the rain. While you are at the Speedway you will see our Live Doppler 13 radar pop up on the big screens. Don’t forget,  Mother’s Day is Sunday and there is still a chance for a few showers and storms.


Look for more changes next week. Monday still looks stormy.  High temperatures drop 15 degrees or more by Tuesday.


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The Streak Stays!

Posted By · May 7, 2015 at 3:23 am

Here we go, the third day in a row above 80 degrees as a summer like pattern continues in Central Indiana. Look for a dry and sunny day today. Wonderful day to see the Tribe take on Rochester with an 11:05 am first pitch.


The pattern changes later Friday and into the weekend.   Scattered showers and storms will be in Western Indiana during the day Friday and in the Metro rain is possible starting Friday evening.  A few showers and storms are in the forecast for Saturday and Sunday too.  Right now it still doesn’t look like an all day rain either day, but we will be dodging rain chances this weekend. Take a poncho with you for the Rookie Run/Kids Day and the Angie’s List Grand Prix Saturday. Yes, the cars do run in the rain!  Monday still looks soggy and stormy.



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