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Jun
23

Summer Heat, Humidity

Posted By · June 23, 2014 at 7:33 am

Summer is officially here and so is the warm up. Officially, we have not had any 90 degree days in Indianapolis and we probably won’t reach that mark this week, but we will be close. Look for a warm day today with the temperatures warming to the upper 80s this afternoon. A new round of isolated to scattered storms are possible during the heat of the day and tonight. An area of low pressure will track along the I-70 corridor Tuesday and deliver widespread showers and heavy storms. Between now and Wednesday some areas will see another one to two inches or more. It’s already been a wet June as most cities have eclipsed the monthly average (4.25? in Indianapolis) for rainfall already.

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Jun
19

Active Pattern Means Puddling & Ponding

Posted By · June 19, 2014 at 2:53 am

A really wet start to our day early this morning as thunderstorms rolled through much of Indiana. At one point, after midnight, more than .70″ of rain fell in the Metro area, especially just north of Indianapolis. Another couple rounds of this kind of thing could occur during the day. In fact with our heat bubble now expanding into the Ohio Valley, it won’t take much to trigger off thunderstorms during the next few days.

I don’t think we will reach 90 today, but we will get close. In fact look for scattered thunderstorm chances, pretty much daily until Monday. Temperatures stay above the average high of 83 until Tuesday when our highs will drop into the low 80′s. I will have more on this during the morning, Nicole Misencik has the latest update at noon.

Remember you can always get the latest weather at wthr.com and the WTHR weather app.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1980 : Beanblossom…Severe thunderstorm winds overturn campers (vehicles) at a campground.

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Jun
18

Muggies & Storms On The Way

Posted By · June 18, 2014 at 7:06 am

Look for heat and humidity to return to Central Indiana today. After hitting 88 degrees yesterday, it looks like a good bet that we will break the 90 degree mark, topping out at 91. A front is stalled to the north of Indy this morning and thunderstorms are breaking out around that front.

Later today and especially tonight, we could see scattered thunderstorms. The Storm Prediction Center has our area under a slight risk of severe weather. Looking for most of the possibly intense weather to occur late tonight, especially between 9 pm and midnight. The main threats may be some locally heavy downpours, gusty winds and vivid lightning.

We’ll be tracking the weather all day on WTHR-TV, wthr.com and the WTHR weather app.

Temperatures stay in the mid 80s Friday-Sunday.

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On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1978 : Terre Haute…Wind gusts around 80 mph blow out windows in downtown Terre Haute.
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Jun
17

Warmest Streak of 2014 (So Far)

Posted By · June 17, 2014 at 5:14 am

It is a warm and humid day that awaits us in Central
Indiana. While the Chicagoland area sees thunderstorms we
keep it dry here with temperatures slowly increasing.
By the afternoon, our high reaches 91, the warmest day
since September 11th of 2013! We may reach 90 Wednesday
and Thursday too. Without question, this will be the warmest streak of 2014 so far.
We bring thunderstorm chances back into the picture
tomorrow. We have already had 3.77 inches of rain this
month.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1992 : On the night of the 17th-18th…a fast moving squall line moved across the state causing widespread wind damage. Some storms also brought large hail and flash flooding.

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Jun
16

Summer In June

Posted By · June 16, 2014 at 5:25 am

We begin the day with scattered showers and warm temperatures. In fact, this morning, temps are 15 to 20 degrees warmer than yesterday. Look for a really warm week ahead. The average high this time of year is 82 but we will have temperatures top out nearly 10 degrees warmer than average by tomorrow. This will, quite possibly be the warmest week of the Spring Season so far as we will nudge above 90 degrees at least 2 days. The calendar says June but we’ll be looking at late July weather.

The last time we reached 90 degrees was on September 11th of 2013 when we topped out at 95 degrees.

Because of the heat and humidity, we’ll have showers and thunderstorms pop up several times  this week. Remember that you can always get the latest information on WTHR-TV, wthr.com and the WTHR weather app.

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On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1984 : Severe thunderstorm winds cause structural damage to several buildings in Greensburg.
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Jun
05

Beautiful Days Ahead

Posted By · June 5, 2014 at 5:12 am
The storms are well south and winds have shifted to the northeast this morning. It’s the wind that will be the key element to a nice change in Indiana today.Today, by the way, a fantastic day with low humidity and temperatures will climb into the mid 70s.

The quiet weather sticks around until Saturday night, when the next chance of showers and thunderstorms will arrive. Rain chances continue on Sunday.

 

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
2005 : Frankfort…Thunderstorm winds estimated near 90 mph damage homes and a business.

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Jun
04

Storms This Morning, Watching Afternoon

Posted By · June 4, 2014 at 3:04 am

Rain and thunderstorms move into Indiana this morning for the morning rush hour. Look for some periods of heavy rain at times. As the system weakens, our attention turns to areas from Indy-south. The Storm Prediction Center has much of Indiana south of Indianapolis under a slight risk of severe weather for later on today.
If the storms weaken quickly this morning, that means storms south of Indy could develop this afternoon and produce hail and gusty winds. If the rain and clouds stick around longer, most of the action would be around the Ohio River and into Kentucky.
Mild air moves into the area tonight, so look for beautiful conditions Thursday into the first half of Saturday.

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Jun
03

Nice Today, Storms Wednesday

Posted By · June 3, 2014 at 3:32 am

Look for a really nice, warm day today. highs will reach the mid 80s. There is a slight shower/storm chance in southern Indiana, but much of the viewing area will be dry.  We’re advising you to be weather aware Wednesday with a heightened risk of severe weather.  Right now, we are under a slight risk of severe weather tomorrow, but the Storm Prediction Center has areas from I-70 south under a 30 percent chance of severe weather. We’ll see if the SPC upgrades that to a moderate risk for some parts of the Ohio Valley later.

Pleasant, less humid air builds in behind this system Wednesday night and allows for a nice stretch of weather Thursday into Saturday afternoon.  Though most of Saturday looks nice, there is a chance of showers and storms late in the day… but much of the day looks fine.

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