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Aug
15

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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Aug
13

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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Aug
12

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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Aug
08

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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Aug
06

Keeping It A Bit Cooler

Posted By · August 6, 2014 at 2:59 am

Not exactly a totally sunny day ahead, but as some cloud cover floats by, temps will be capped at about 80 degrees. Even though we could see an isolated thunderstorm, most of the day looks fairly dry. The average high for this time of year is 84, but we won’t get there until Sunday.

Look for the possibility of widespread showers and thunderstorms late Thursday and into Friday. Some of the computer models keep the rain mainly in Southern Indiana, but it’s still possible that Central Indiana could get clipped by this area of rain.

For now the weekend looks mainly dry and warm with highs in the mid-80s. A nice typical State Fair kind of weekend.

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On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……

1979 : 2 inch diameter hail falls at Crane Naval Depot.

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Aug
05

Storms Around The Area Today

Posted By · August 5, 2014 at 3:30 am

We’re waiting on a front to move in and out of Indiana, but we’ll be waiting a while. Scattered thunderstorms are around the area this morning ahead of the front and in the middle of an unstable atmosphere. If you are headed to the Indiana State Fair, or even sending the kids out to school, pack along an umbrella or poncho.

 

This front, and where it moves will change little  the next several days.  It does creep southward the next 24 hours, and along with daytime heating puts widely scattered showers and storms in play for all of us today.

 

Computer models disagree on how quickly the front moves south. It could be a couple days before it moves out of the realm of influence, so we’ll call for at least a chance of thunderstorms into Thursday night.

 

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……

 

1988 : Seymour…lightning struck a utility pole…traveled down the power lines and blew the rate box off of a house.

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Aug
01

State Fair Weather Returns!

Posted By · August 1, 2014 at 7:00 am

 

Welcome to August and welcome to Opening Day at the Indiana State Fair. After the coolest July on record in Indianapolis, we begin today with a beautiful morning and a chance for thunderstorms with an upper air disturbance floating over us later today. Saturday is Band Day at the fair and we’ll have a similar set up with a upper low moving over central Indiana. Expect a dry start with storms flaring up around or just after midday. This upper air feature moves east to allow for dry, warm conditions on Sunday.Our outlook into next week calls for a warmer, more humid period with thunderstorms Thursday.
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Jul
31

Slow Warming Trend

Posted By · July 31, 2014 at 4:25 am

The past few days have almost been like living in Florida with heat triggering off afternoon thunderstorms. Today, a bit of a rest with most of us staying dry and highs reaching 80, warmer but still below average.Remember, tonight is the only night practice for the Colts at the Anderson University training facility and it is also the big Bar-B-Q bash.  Looks like a beautiful night for all of that activity.

 

Another upper wave arrives Friday and gives us at least a chance for a thunderstorm for the opening day of the Indiana State Fair.  As you would expect, the best chance would be during the afternoon when we reach our peak heating. Daypartextended

 

Look for another chance for thunderstorms to pop up Saturday but Sunday looks dry with highs in the low 80s.

 

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1875 : Indianapolis…0.61 inches of rain fell, bringing the monthly total to 13.12 inches. This makes July 1875 the wettest month on record for the city.
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