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Mild Day, Weekend Change

Posted By · September 3, 2014 at 3:08 am

There is some fog in the area this morning, but that’s the only problem with the weather today. Overall, a break from rain and a nice afternoon.

Not only is sun in the forecast but it comes with a brief break from the higher humidity.  It won’t feel as muggy, with a high of 85.

If you’re headed downtown tonight for the Indiana Fever game, it should be a pleasant evening.

Higher heat and humidity return for Thursday and Friday, with highs iright around 88.

The next shower or thunderstorm chance? How about late Thursday night and Friday.  There will be scattered showers and storms possible through early Saturday.

A dry aDaypartFeverextendednd mild weather pattern arrives for the end of the weekend, with morning temperatures in the 50s and highs in the 70s.

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Wet Morning In Indiana

Posted By · September 2, 2014 at 1:58 am

Wet pavement for our morning rush hour in Indiana this morning. The rain started moving in to the western part of the state at about 1 this morning and now just about everyone has recieved some rain.  The rain moves along with the front and by afternoon, we’ll see some sunshine and a high of 83.

Higher heat and humidity return for the middle to end of the week, with highs in the range of temps in the upper 80s.

A stray storm is possible on Thursday, with the better chance for scattered storms arriving on Friday.

If you are looking for some cooler weather, hang in there, temperatures drop to the 70s for highs this weekend and into next week.

On this day in Central Indiana Weather History….

2003-The highest flood since March 1913 quickly struck Martinsville following heavy rain in Hendricks and Marion counties on September 1st.



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Labor Day Changes

Posted By · September 1, 2014 at 7:42 am

A big day for many of you with Labor Day activities. Keep your smartphone and WTHR weather app handy as storms will dot the Indiana landscape today.

We are under a slight risk of severe weather especially later tonight and into early tomorrow with thunderstorms, possibly strong, moving through the state. Cloud cover and rain during the day could limit the severity of the storms.

Rain and storm coverage diminishes heading into Tuesday afternoon and sets the stage for a brighter Wednesday.  The end of the week is highlighted by hot air and highs in the upper 80s.  Look for a chance for cooler, pleasant air moving back into Indiana Sunday.  Highs in the 70s are possible at that time.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……

2003 : Indianapolis…The greatest 24 hour measured rainfall in the city. The airport received 7.20 inches of rain in less than 20 hours. Widespread flooding occurred throughout the city. The White River in downtown Indy rose 15 feet in 18 hours.


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The Road To Labor Day

Posted By · August 26, 2014 at 3:08 am

Looks like we are not budging much in this Summer weather pattern. Even though temperatures will fluctuate the next few days, there is very little change in this patter.  This means more heat, high humidity and storm chances through at least the start of the Labor Day weekend.

There is fog in Central Indiana this morning and it looks like the wet ground and lack of wind will make visibility poor in a few spots.

Temperatures will be in the upper 80sthis afternoon.  There will be the chance for a few afternoon storms on Tuesday.

Scattered storms are in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday, with highs in the middle and upper 80s.

Looks like it will be warm and sticky at Raceway Park for the NHRA US Nationals this week and into the weekend.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
2006 : An F0 tornado touches down in northern Rush county, destroying some outbuildings.

1986 : Whitestown…Thunderstorm winds at a house blew open the back door and shattered a window. The winds then blew open the refrigerator door and emptied its contents, while a 30 pound beagle was thrown off a couch and out the front door.

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Fog, Heat And Storms

Posted By · August 25, 2014 at 3:12 am

It is a muggy, warm start to the day and in many areas we’re seeing fog this morning.  This will all be followed by hazy sunshine and a slight storm chance tonight.  Highs will top out at 89 but some towns could see 90 for the first time this year.  Try and stay cool, because heat indices will be in the 90s to near 100 in spots.

Better storm chances arrive Monday night into Tuesday.  There is the potential for multiple rounds of storms Tuesday… both in the early morning and afternoon.  Another 1-3″+ rainfall is possible for some depending on the track and coverage of storms.  This marks another unsettled stretch that brings daily chances of heavy storms as Indiana remains on the edge of the hot dome.

The rest of the week looks almost like Central Florida with daily chances for thunderstorms and highs in the mid 80s. We’ll keep you covered during the day on WTHR TV and WTHR.com.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1887 : At Indianapolis, the record low temperature for the date is set at 49 degrees.


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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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