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May
06

Warming Up!

Posted By · May 6, 2015 at 3:20 am

Summer heat moved in yesterday and we will feel it again for the next few days. The jet stream is moving well to the north so our weather is going to feel much like July the next few days.

Today starts with sunshine and morning temperatures in the 60s.  We will be in the upper 70s by noon and forecast highs are in the 80s.  There will be a few clouds Wednesday afternoon and a slight chance for a brief shower or thunderstorm.  Most of the area will be dry.  This warm and mainly dry trend will last through Friday.

The weather pattern becomes a bit more unsettled for the weekend.  There is a chance for scattered showers and storms on Saturday and Sunday.  Remember, we will have both the Grand Prix of Indy and Kids Day but also the Kenny Chesney concert this weekend. Looks like the rain could affect some of those events at times.

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May
05

Summer Weather

Posted By · May 5, 2015 at 3:23 am

Rain is mainly north of Indy today and even though an isolated shower or thunderstorm is possible in the Metro area, it looks like it will be mainly dry in the city today. Look for pollen counts to stay high the next few days, but for baseball fans, no problem getting the Indians game in tonight.

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Look for warmer temperatures to build.  High temperatures will be in the lower and middle 80s Tuesday through Friday.  We have the forecast dry until the weekend too.

Right now there is a chance for rain and storms on Saturday and Sunday.  At this point we are not looking for all day rains but you should be prepared for pop up thunderstorms.  The 500 Festival Kids Day and Rookie Run are in downtown Indianapolis on the circle.  The Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis is at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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May
04

Is Summer Here?

Posted By · May 4, 2015 at 3:16 am

If it feels warm outside to you, you are right. We’re kicking off the work week with a protracted warm streak that will last at least a week! This morning, we’re watching Doppler 13 radar for scattered showers and thunderstorms. We aren’t looking for severe weather, but there could be some locally heavy storms that are packed with lightning and heavy rain.

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By the way, lightning and downpours are main threats with storms tomorrow. The warm front slides north of us tomorrow and sets up some strong storms in Northern Indiana. South of this front Central Indiana will be mostly dry until next weekend, with summer-like heat building and a few scattered thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures will be consistently 10-15 degrees warmer than normal into next weekend. It appears will have to dodging showers and storms next weekend, though it’s too early to determine timing and coverage.

ON THIS DAY IN INDIANA WEATHER HISTORY… A Tornado destroyed some houses and a barn near Cutler in Carroll County.

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Apr
30

Rain Around Today

Posted By · April 30, 2015 at 3:31 am

We have had a little rain in parts of the area this morning and even though many of you will see some scattered showers , expect no all day rain. The Indians play at 11:05 this morning and should be able to get the game in. A chilly northwest wind keeps us in the 50s most of the day.

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It will be a one day cool down as highs return to the upper 60s Friday and 70s this weekend!  The 500 Festival Mini Marathon and Rev Indy forecasts for Saturday remain nice. For the Mini, temperatures will be near 50 degrees when the first wave begins. Look for clouds early which is great for runners. Midday temperatures climb into the mid-60s and afternoon highs in the 70s.

Sunday is warmer in the mid-70s with a few storms around.  Highs near 80 degrees for several days next week with slight rain/storm chances until Wednesday.

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Apr
29

More April Changes

Posted By · April 29, 2015 at 3:29 am

It’s a beautiful, crisp and clear morning in Central Indiana and later today we’ll warm up to 63, about 5 degrees below average. It looks like most of the day and evening will be dry although a late night shower is possible. Still, all systems go for the Indians game tonight.

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A storm tracking to the north could affect us tomorrow.  With clouds and scattered showers and storms on Thursday, it will be cooler.  Forecast highs are only in the 50s.

This will be a 1 day cool day, as high temperatures rebound into the upper 60s on Friday and 70s for the weekend.  Speaking of the weekend, we have Saturday dry.  This is great news for the first big weekend of the month of May.  The 500 Festival Mini Marathon is Saturday morning in Indianapolis.  You can watch live coverage only on WTHR-13. Weather should be great for that iconic event as well as the Rev Indy event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway later Saturday night.

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Temps will be in the 50s when runners take off on the 13.1 mile jaunt. Storm chances continue into Monday and Tuesday, but so does the warm-up.  Highs will be in the range of 75-80 degrees Sunday through Tuesday.

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Apr
24

Weekend Changes

Posted By · April 24, 2015 at 3:24 am

Wear a warm coat this morning!

A freeze warning is in effect for central Indiana 9am today.  Temperatures will be in the range of 30-35 degrees this morning.  Sunny skies and a southerly breeze will propel us into the middle 50s by noon on Friday and highs are forecast to top out at 61 degrees.

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You may need an umbrella tomorrow. Plan for rain if you going the Mutt Strut at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday.  Rain and a few storms are in the forecast for Saturday.  Rainfall potential is near an inch maybe 2, so pockets of heavy rain will be possible on Saturday. A poncho would be a good idea if you’re headed to the Indy Eleven game. The threat for rain and storms will end early Sunday.

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Expect a sunny end to the weekend, with highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s.  We are tracking mild and dry weather pattern for most of next week.

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Apr
23

Find The Coat!

Posted By · April 23, 2015 at 3:22 am

It is a really cold morning in Indiana today. A freeze warning has been issued for most of central Indiana.  This freeze warning is in effect from 4am to 9am . There is a frost advisory for the southern third of Indiana.  Unprotected and sensitive plants could be affected by the early morning cold snap. Morning temperatures will be in the lower and middle 30s.

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Look for a cold but sunny day with highs in the middle 50s.  More sunshine is in the Friday forecast, with highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s.  Clouds will increase later Friday and rain chance return to start the weekend.  Saturday will be damp and chilly, with highs only in the lower 50s.  Look for rain for the annual Mutt Strut at the
Speedway but most of the rain will be gone by the time the Indy Eleven play Saturday night.We do end the weekend with a sunny Sunday and highs near 60 degrees. Daypartmuttstreetextended

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Apr
21

Wind Advisory Today

Posted By · April 21, 2015 at 3:23 am

Hang on to your hat! A Wind Advisory goes into effect at 11 amd and lasts until 8 pm for most of the WTHR viewing area. Don’t be shocked if the wind speeds gust from 40-50 miles per hour. The wind will kick the high temperatures into the low 60s later today and it will be mainly dry.windadvisoryDaypart

Steady wind will keep us from seeing a frost today and Wednesday mornings.  We could see that chance increase Thursday and Friday mornings as the wind eases and we’ll see quicker cooling.  Either way lows will chill into the low to mid 30s.  A sunny finish to the week gives way to clouds and showers heading into Saturday. There is a chance for rain for the Indy eleven game Saturday night at this point though we’ll watch for any changes in the forecast.

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THIS DAY IN INDIANA WEATHER HISTORY

In 1893, rain fell for the 13th considerable day, establishing a record.

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