Hello October!

October is here and so is the cool air!

With morning temperatures in the 40s, kids need to wear something warm at the bus stop today.  The rain stays away but we’ll see clouds today with a high of 65 degrees.  Friday will be a repeat of Thursday, with lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s.

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Just like last Saturday, we are tracking an East Coast storm system for this weekend.  We will see how Hurricane Joaquin may affect our weather.  We have rain chances in the forecast for both Saturday and Sunday.  It will be cool this weekend, with highs in the upper 50s on Saturday and in the 60s on Sunday.

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If you are going to the Colts game on Sunday, remember to bring a coat or a few extra dollars.  We are collecting for Coats for Kids across from Lucas Oil Stadium from 11-1.  See you on Sunday.

So Long September

The roads are a little wet this morning as the last of the early morning showers moves out. While rain moves out, the sun will move in, but so too, will windy conditions.

Some afternoon sun is in the forecast and it will be breezy, with winds NNE 15-20 mph. Look for the high to struggle to get out of the 60s, with an eventual high of 70 later today.

Cool and breezy describes the forecast for the rest of the weekend. We are forecasting highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s Thursday through Sunday.

Right now we have a chance for a few showers on Sunday. We will watch closely a developing system along the East Coast because there is a chance for some of the moisture to wrap back our way. It also looks like weekend wind gusts could exceed 25 miles per hour.
Remember if you are going to the Colts game on Sunday, bring a few extra dollars or coat to donate to Coats For Kids. We will be collecting coats and donations across the street from Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday from 11-1.

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UMBRELLA DAY

It’s an unusual morning out there today. Temperatures are mild,  the humidity is high and we have seen a lot of scattered showers. Look for the rain to continue on and off to day so take along an umbrella with you as you head out the door.

A cold front is perched to the west of us and that cold front will move through Indiana during the next 24 hours and that brings about a very Autumn like change to Indiana.

How cool will it be? We will still make the lower 70s on Wednesday, but highs will only be in the 60s Thursday through Sunday.  Lows will be in the 40s.  October will start chilly.

ON THIS DATE IN CENTRAL INDIANA WEATHER HISTORY

In 1953 the temperature in Indianapolis reached 93 degrees, the record for the date.

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Autumn Warm-Up

A beautiful morning with temperatures in the 5os but with a rapid rise  into the 80s.  We’ve been monitoring a disturbance near the east coast for potential local impact.  We’re watching a storm along the East Coast. We’ll see if some of the cloud cover and rain chances move in here with an easterly flow of air.

For now we’re keeping the forecast dry for Operation Football and the weekend, but we’ll see how far west the rain and cloud cover move.

It appears the warmer than normal pattern lingers into the opening of October but we have at least a chance for a shower in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday.

THIS DAY IN CENTRAL INDIANA WEATHER  HISTORY…

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Autumn Is Here

Autumn came in at 4:21am this morning and it would seem that despite the date, we are actually headed back into summer weather.

Temperatures the next few days will be in the 80s during the day.  Evenings will be mainly clear and pleasant as readings slide into the lower 70s and upper 60s near sunset.

A late week system along the East Coast may push some cloud cover westward into the Ohio Valley and patchy fog may begin showing up the next few mornings too.

The weekend looks fantastic .  Temperatures will hang in the 80s and we will keep rain out. Look for showers to return by the middle of next week.

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Kicking Up The Temps

Here we go again! Lots of sunshine as a big ridge of high pressure on the East Coast keeps the sun in and the rain out. Highs climb well into the 80s today and reach the mid to upper 80s both Thursday and Friday.

Due to low humidity, nighttime lows stay in the lower and mid 50s tonight into Thursday morning and allow us to keep A/Cs off at night.  Humidity creeps up heading into the weekend and helps fuel scattered showers and thunder as a weak cool front arrives. Our Friday looks like we could see at least a chance for a shower or two, in the morning and again in the evening. Many of you stay dry.

Saturday showers give way to partly cloudy conditions Sunday along with cooler highs in the lower to mid 70s early next week.  For the Monday night football game between the Colts and Jets…all systems go for a dry and mild evening.  

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Autumn Change?

Here it comes, a big change in the weather thanks to a cold front and a north wind later today. Scattered showers and a few storms are in the forecast. Watch for a few wet roads, during the morning commute. Most of the rain this morning will be light. It looks like we get tonight’s game against the Indians and Scranton in as the playoffs start at Victory Field.

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With rain and thunderstorms during the day, temperatures on this afternoon will only be in the upper 70s . We have Thursday dry, with highs near 80 degrees

Our stretch of 90 degrees days will end at 7 days. The coolest air will arrive later Friday and this weekend. Along with the cooler air, there will be a few showers possible later Friday and on Saturday. Right now Saturday looks damp and cool, with highs 65-70 degrees. We have Sunday dry, but starting cool in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees. Highs on Sunday are forecast in the lower 70s. This milder weather pattern will last into early next week.

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Labor Day Heat

THE HEAT CONTINUES:  Today marks the 6th straight of 90 degree highs in Indianapolis 90 degrees highs are likely on Tuesday depending on the timing of a cold front that brings an end to the summer heat.

For Labor Day planning, look for the heat to come quickly and we’ll spend much of the afternoon in the low 90s. Hydrate if you’re outside for any time at all, especially if you’re headed to the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway Park.

Much of Tuesday will be dry and highs near 90 degrees.  Tuesday evening, and especially Tuesday night, will see an increase in storm coverage.  Heavy rain and lightning are main threats at the moment.  Cloud cover and precipitation push highs in the 80s Wednesday.

A second and more impressive shot of cooler air hits in time for next weekend.  This delivers lows in the 40s and 50s with highs in the lower 70s… a good 20 degrees cooler than this weekend!

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Steam Heat!

Welcome to the heat! Just in time for the Labor Day holiday we will see some of if not the warmest weather patterns of the year. The heat is on and it won’t break for several days.

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Today will be hazy, hot and humid with highs near 90 degrees. There is just a chance for a stray shower or storm on Wednesday. The Indians begin the last home stand of the year and the NHRA US Nationals get started in Clermont today so be prepared it will be warm. There is a chance for a few pop up storms Thursday as well.

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We are also forecasting several days in a row of 90 degree heat. Right now we have that 90 degree heat lasting through the long holiday weekend. We’ll see some mid week cooling next week.

THIS DAY IN WEATHER HISTORY

2003- The worst flooding since March of 1913 hit Martinsville.

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Turn Off The A/C!

No question about it, this is a little taste of autumn in summer. Monday was sunny with a high of 76 degrees. Today, our high only tops out at 73 degrees with cool temperatures now, kids wearing jackets at the bus stop and dry weather for the morning rush hour.

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The chances for rain the next few days are low as well. In fact, one of our computer models suggests no more than a quarter of an inch of rain total for the next week.

The trend of lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s will last through Friday.

Warmer air returns for the weekend. Highs will be in the 80s on Saturday and Sunday. Right now there is a chance for rain, but we will keep you updated.

THIS DAY IN CENTRAL INDIANA WEATHER HISTORY

1887…The record low was established at 49 degrees.

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