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Posted By · October 8, 2014 at 3:17 am

The strong showers and thunderstorms are gone and we have a beautiful morning on tap.

Skies are clearing so we have great weather for the lunar eclipse this morning.  Partial eclipse begins around 4:15am and the total eclipse start at 6:24am and lasts around an hour.

Look for a great day today with lots of sun and highs topping out at 67 degrees.  You’ll need to soak up the sun before our next round of soaking rain returns Thursday.  Though there is some timing differences regarding the arrival time, showers and thunder are a good bet by Thursday evening.  This batch of rain will carry into Friday and may linger into Friday afternoon.

The weekend looks iffy. It will be cooler but we could also see wet, especially Sunday.

For now showers appear more likely Sunday into Monday, though temperatures next week should warm into the upper 60s and possibly 70s.  Some of our long range computer guidance calls for a warmer and wetter week next week.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1992 : Severe thunderstorms bring large hail to Alexandria and damage buildings in Winchester.


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More Showers Today

Posted By · October 7, 2014 at 3:18 am

You didn’t put the umbrella or rain coat away, did you?

Rain started popping up on LIVE Doppler 13 radar around 3 this morning. There will be a round of rain showers this morning and possibly later today too. Look for a high of 66 today.


Skies should clear so that by tomorrow morning, we can see the 2nd blood moon lunar eclipse of the year. it will be dry Wednesday with sun and a high in the mid 60s.

Another round of rain and storms arrives on Thursday and will linger into at least early Friday. highs temperatures will be in the lower 60s for the end of the week.

Right now we have Saturday dry, with rain chances returning on Sunday.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……

2007 : At Indianapolis, the record high temperature for the date is set at 90 degrees.

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Wet & Cool Pattern

Posted By · October 6, 2014 at 3:21 am

Prepare for wet pavement and cool days today and tomorrow. Rain will be around for the morning rush hour and it would be a good idea to make sure the kids have a raincoat at hand when they come home from school too.   We’ll have a couple of stray showers around tonight but another round of quick-moving showers and storms arrive by sunrise Tuesday.

This batch quickly exits by Tuesday night and sets us up for one of the better days of the week Wednesday.  That’s when the sky will be much brighter but it looks like we’ll still hang around the mid 60s for highs.  This is quickly followed by yet another rain-maker Thursday… which looks wet, raw and cool.

We could see rain Friday morning , but right now it looks like it will be dry for Operation Football and next weekend looks to start dry for Saturday afternoon.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1998 : At Indianapolis, the record precipitation amount for the date is set at 1.41 inches.Daypartextended
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Wet Today, Cold Tomorrow!

Posted By · October 3, 2014 at 2:54 am

Take an umbrella with you today. It will not rain all day but it has been raining and it will rain during this last day of the work week.  Steady rain may ease by early afternoon to allow for a gap between the next line of showers and embedded storms that develops along a secondary cold front. It will be a windy and wet day and that includes tonight for Operation Football.  Temperatures fall into the 50s by 7pm and into the 40s by 11pm.


The coldest air in nearly six months arrives Saturday morning with lows in the 30s and wind chills at or below freezing.  Any morning sunshine quickly gives way to low cloud overcast and makes hitting 50 degrees Saturday afternoon a real struggle in most areas.  The record low maximum (49 / 1885) is within reach.


Our first frost of the season is possible Sunday morning if clouds clear enough and the wind diminishes. By the way, if you are going to the Colts game Sunday, remember we’re collecting Coats For Kids in front of Touchdown Town at the entrance to Lucas Oil Stadium. We could use your help.

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Big Autumn Changes Coming

Posted By · October 2, 2014 at 3:21 am

Storms in the plains weakened overnight but we have seen some of the leftovers creep into Illinois and Indiana this morning.  These may impact the morning commute for some but will be below severe limits.  We will get up to 82 later today. Last year the last 80 degree weather was on October 4, while in 2012…the warmest year of record…it was September 13.  The earliest of record is September 9, 1876.  Summer of 2012 was one of the hottest on record.  The average first day of 80 degree weather in the spring is April 21 with the earliest being March 8, 1974.  The latest 80 degree day of the spring is June 5, 1983.

Much of the afternoon will be dry with highs soaring  into the 80s.  More widespread arrives Thursday night into Friday morning… with the possibility of locally severe wind in some of the storms.  A strengthening storm system delivers wet, windy conditions for Operation Football and our first significant cold air mass this season.

Wind chills Saturday morning will near the freezing mark and highs will struggle to hit 50 degrees for many locations under mostly overcast.  Sunday remains unseasonably cold with the chance of afternoon showers.  Remember to bring an extra coat to our Coats for Kids collection at Lucas Oil Stadium Sunday morning.


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October Changes Coming

Posted By · October 1, 2014 at 3:21 am

Happy October 1st! It is brisk in Indiana this morning and more than a few of you will need a jacket today. Remember too, areas of fog are dotting the area this morning.

Highs today will warm up to the mid 70s, about 3 degrees above average.  Rain chances arrive on Thursday.  The heaviest rain will fall Thursday afternoon through Friday morning.  A few storms are possible too. Look for a slight risk of severe weather Thursday evening.


The rain and storms are associated with a cold front and there is more cold air on the way.  Temperatures will only be in the 60s, with lingering rain on Friday.

Saturday will be damp and cool, with highs only in the 50s.  Expect a mix of clouds and sun on Sunday, with highs only in the upper 50s and lower 60s.  A few more showers may develop later Sunday and rain chances are in the forecast on Monday.

This cool and unsettled weather patter will linger through next week. Looks like Autumn is really almost here!


In 1977 strong storms moved into the Crawfordsville area, dumping 6 inches of rain and causing nearly 5 million dollars worth of damage to crops.


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Enjoy It While It Lasts!

Posted By · September 30, 2014 at 3:20 am

Enjoy this beautiful day. It will take a while to warm up, but with sunshine and a plesant north wind, we’ll reach the low 70s this afternoon.

More 80 degree warmth is on the way for Wednesday and Thursday.  A stronger weather system arrives later Thursday, bringing some wet weather Thursday with some heavier rain, possibly Thursday night.  Much cooler air is on the way too.

Friday will be cloudy and damp, with highs in the 60s.  With more clouds than sun and the core of the cooler air over central Indiana on Saturday, high temperatures will only be in the range of 55-60 degrees.

Morning temperatures will drop into the upper 30s on Sunday morning and highs will only reach the lower 60s on Sunday afternoon.


The earliest fall freeze record is set with a low of 30 degrees. The record is tied again in 1993.


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Summer In September

Posted By · September 26, 2014 at 3:18 am

Can this possibly be September? At a time when the average high usually struggles to reach 73, we are in store for an above average, dry, beautiful weekend and for that matter, most of next week. Look for a high today to reach 79 with some of you hitting the 80 degree mark. The calendar says autumn, but this will be a late August-like next several days.


The weekend forecast includes more sunshine and highs near 80 degrees too.  In fact, we don’t notice a change in this quiet weather pattern until maybe Thursday of next week.

We will be tracking a transition to a colder, more active weather pattern.  The active part will come first, as rain chances return toward the end of next week.  The chill will follow.  We will keep you updated on the timing of this big weather pattern change, but until then enjoy the sunshine and 80 degrees.


On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1976 : A tornado touched down in Seymour and killed one person.
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