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24

Summer In September?

Posted By · September 24, 2014 at 3:17 am

Well, get ready. The calendar says autumn but we are back to summertime highs for the next week. Look for a protracted warming trend into next week!

Without rain, the pollen count remains moderate so if you are an allergy sufferer, break out the tissues.  No rain to knock the pollen down until next week.

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Today’s forecast is sunny and a bit warmer, with highs around 76 degrees. The average high is 74 degrees for the end of September and we will be above that average through the weekend. Enjoy the change, October weather will catch up with us before we know!

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Highs temperatures will be in the upper 70s and lower 80s Thursday through Monday. Our next best chance of rain comes from rain surging from the Gulf of Mexico. If this holds together and stays on the same path, rain chances will return late Monday.

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Sep
19

Prepping For A Great Weekend

Posted By · September 19, 2014 at 3:29 am

It is a gorgeous morning out there and despite the chill this should, overall be a great time to be outside, not just today, but for most of the weekend.

Many of our evenings the past few weeks have been blast furnace hot for Operation Football.Not this week, we’re looking for magnificent conditions for high school play tonight. You can see all the highlights with Dave, Rich and Jason tonight at 11:00pm.
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We’re still targeting Saturday as our warmest day for some time.  Under a bright sky and with a southwest wind highs will easily top 80 degrees.  As a front moves thru Indiana, look for a few sprinkles or rain late Saturday night and into Sunday morning.Sunday afternoon looks nice, so don’t cancel plans due to the weather.  Canadian high pressure promptly spreads in across the Ohio Valley after this front and blankets the region for much of next week… resulting in several days of sunshine and comfortable conditions.
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In Jacksonville Sunday it’s the battle of good versus evil as the Colts take on the Jaguars. A chance for a thunderstorm with highs in the 80s as the Colts seek the first win of the season.
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Sep
18

Warming Trend For End Of Summer

Posted By · September 18, 2014 at 3:22 am

It is going to be a fantastic day , weatherwise , in Indiana today. As we take in the last days of summer, the fresh air comes in all day, with highs finally back into the 70s by this afternoon. Some parts of the state are dealing with fog this morning, but it doesn’t appear  to be as widespread as yesterday.

We move into a sunny and mild stretch of weather through the start of the weekend.  Thursday and Friday will be sunny, with highs in the lower and middle 70s.  Temperatures warm back into the lower 80s to start the weekend on Saturday.

Saturday will be sunny and warm, but we are tracking the chance for showers and a few storms on Sunday.

More cool air arrives early next week, with lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s.  Fall officially begins Monday night and it will feel like it, with temperatures about 10 degrees cooler than average.

On this day in 1972, baseball sized hail fell in Dover Indiana.

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Sep
17

Fall Feel Stays

Posted By · September 17, 2014 at 3:11 am

We begin this day with areas of dense fog. That will burn off by mid morning, but it will be another chilly day in Indiana for this time of year. It will be another cooler than average day, with highs in the range of 65-70 degrees. The average high is 78 degrees. We get closer to that average by Friday and Saturday.

We’re looking for sunshine and beautiful weather for Thursday through Saturday, along with a gradual warming trend. Highs will be in the lower 70s on Thursday, the middle 70s on Friday and in the lower 80s on Saturday.

The weekend will end with rain chances on Sunday.Those showers actually come courtesy the remnants of Hurricane Odile, a rare thing indeed that storm remnants from the Baja affect Indiana. Fall begins on Monday September 22 at 10:29pm. There will be another round of cooler air too, just in time for Fall to begin. High temperatures fall back into the 60s early next week.
In 1969, the record rain total for the day was established with 1.07″.

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Sep
16

In A Word….Chilly

Posted By · September 16, 2014 at 2:58 am

The rain is out but the cool air stays with us today. Temperatures are chilly this morning and because of a north wind, the high will only reach 66 today. The average high and low for this date, according to the National Weather Service in Indianapolis is 78 and 56. Today’s weather will mirror the third week of October here in Indiana.

Look for a couple more cool mornings, with temperatures in the 40s on Wednesday and Thursday.  Looks like we’ll experience a gradual warming trend that will last through the start of the weekend.

Sunny skies are in the forecast Wednesday through Friday.  Highs will be near 70 on Wednesday, but the in the upper 70s on Friday.

Highs will be near 80 on Saturday.  The next chance for rain will be later Saturday and Sunday.  We will keep you updated on the timing of those rain chance for the weekend.

On this day in weather history in 1939….

The high reached 96 in Indy, establishing a record.

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Sep
15

Chilly Start To A Brisk Week

Posted By · September 15, 2014 at 3:16 am

It is a crisp, cool start to the day in Central Indiana today. Temps have dropped into the 40s and the children need a coat at the bus stop today.

Later today winds shift to the southwest, allowing a bit of a warm up.  Clouds will increase ahead of a cold front, with afternoon highs climbing into the upper 60s.  Scattered showers will be possible late Monday morning in our west central viewing area.  By mid afternoon, most of central Indiana has a shot at some light rain.  Any rain will be out of central Indiana by midnight.  We are not expecting any heavy rain with this system.  At best, around a tenth or two of an inch of rain will be possible.

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for those of you headed to the Monday Night Football game between the Colts and Philadelphia, bring a raincoat, just in case. Temperatures will fall into the upper 50s by 11pm.

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Tuesday will be cool with highs in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees.

A warming trend begins Wednesday, continuing through the weekend.  Temperatures will climb to near normal by Friday, with highs in the mid 70s.

A dry pattern will continue into the weekend with the next chance of rain arriving late Saturday night.

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Sep
12

Cool Streak Stays With Us

Posted By · September 12, 2014 at 3:15 am

The calendar says September but it feels like October! The average high for October 10th is 68 degrees, according to the National Weather Service and that will be our high today. Look for periods of clouds and sun and a brisk north wind.

Bring a jacket tonight to Operation Football games as we’ll have cool conditions in the lower 60s for kickoff and 50s by the end of the fourth quarter.  We’ll have periods of cloud cover the next couple of days blowing off of Lake Michigan.

Saturday should be cool too, but weather won’t be an issue for the Shamrock Series game at Lucas Oil Stadium between Purdue and Notre Day or the Indy Eleven game. Clouds clear Saturday evening and pave the way for the coldest night with lows in the mid to low 40s.  After a chilly start, Sunday looks nice with  highs near 70.  Don’t look for a big warm up…temperatures stay in the low 70s most ofr next week.

…ON THIS DATE IN CENTRAL INDIANA WEATHER HISTORY… 1897 AT INDIANAPOLIS…THE RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE IS SET AT 95 DEGREES.

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Sep
11

Autumn Weather Arrives

Posted By · September 11, 2014 at 3:08 am

The storms have moved out and the cooler air is moving into Indiana today. Yesterday, the Indy Airport reported .90″ of rain but much heavier rain hit the north side and Castleton reported 3.04″ of rain. The front that brought the precipitation has moved into Kentucky.

Today, look for mostly cloudy skies and a high of only 70 degrees. Highs will only be in the middle and upper 60s Friday through Sunday.  Morning temperatures will fall into the 40s starting Sunday.  

Most of the weekend will be dry, but a stray shower is possible on Saturday.  Sunday will be sunny and cool, with highs in the 60s. 

Highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s are in the forecast for early next week.  There is a chance for rain on Tuesday.

On This Day In Central Indiana Weather History….

1897, the record high for the day in Indianapolis reaches 95 degrees.Daypart

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