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Jul
16

The Chill Continues!

Posted By · July 16, 2014 at 3:20 am

A chilly morning as temps have dropped into the low 70s. Later today our high will top out at only 71 degrees, tying the record for the coldest maximum temperature for the date. That mark was established back in 1917!

 

We’re not ruling out a stray shower or sprinkle today, bu most of us won’t see a drop.  By Thursday we will see sunny conditions from start to finish and milder temperatures after near record lows Thursday morning.

 

A new upper level disturbance will get closer to us this wekend giving us at least a chance for showers Sunday.  Long range indicators suggest a return to typical summer heat early next week.

 

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1977 : Severe thunderstorms move across Central Indiana. Downed trees caused damage to cars in downtown Indianapolis.

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Jul
15

July Or September?

Posted By · July 15, 2014 at 3:32 am

 

Wow! A cool, crisp morning is a sign that we won’t warm up too much today. In fact, our high of 71 means that we will be only 1 degree above the coldest high temperature for the date in Indy history, which was 70 back in 1987!

 

Though much of today and Wednesday are dry, instability clouds and spotty showers will develop under the cold air aloft and jet stream trough responsible the taste of fall.

 

Look for a pretty quiet week ahead with slow warming and highs returning to the low 80s this weekend. Have a great day!  Chuck Lofton

n This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1936 : Indianapolis…the high temperature reached 103 degrees. This marks the 9th consecutive day the temperature reached 100 degrees, which is the longest such stretch in city history.

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Jul
10

Another Great Day In Indiana!

Posted By · July 10, 2014 at 3:15 am

Another fantastic day is coming in Central Indiana. Look for temps to stay in the 70s most of the day with an eventual high of 80. Lower humidity is on tap again today.

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I’m thrilled to be hosting the 1st concert of the Animals And All That Jazz series at the Indianapolis Zoo tonight. Come on  down and enjoy the weather and the sounds of the Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra. Great night for fun!

Jim
Friday will be much of the same with hazy sun and warm highs in the lower 80s.  A chance of some thunderstorms moves in Saturday, but it doesn’t look like anything that should prompt you to cancel weekend plans.
Overall storm chances do look higher Sunday into Monday as a cold front moves into Indiana.
This front will deliver unseasonably cool air next week, with temperatures looking to be a good 10-15 degrees below normal Tuesday into Thursday.

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Jul
09

This Is More Like It!

Posted By · July 9, 2014 at 3:20 am

Be prepared for a change, a nice change in the weather. We start the morning about 5 degrees cooler than yesterday at this time and the northwest wind will give us lower a humidity and wonderful weather!  The average high is near 85 degrees, but we are only forecasting the upper 70s to near 80 degrees.

The Indianapolis Indians have an afternoon game at Victory Field and it will be a beautiful day to soak up the sun and enjoy great baseball!

 

A little more heat arrives for the end of the week and the weekend.  Highs will be in the lower 80s on Friday and in the middle 80s on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Look for a chance for a shower late Friday night and scattered storms on Sunday.  We will keep you updated on the timing of weekend rain chances, as we get closer.

 

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1980 : West of Rushville to southwest of Salem…a tornado cut a 13 mile path across rush county killing two and injuring 25.
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Jul
08

Storms Around Today

Posted By · July 8, 2014 at 3:24 am

Good morning!

We are watching Doppler 13 radar this morning. There is a slight risk of severe weather south of I 70 but everyone has a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms today. Looks like there will be wet pavement for many Hoosiers driving to work this morning.
Less humid air arrives tonight , and the Indianapolis Indians should get there game in with no problem. Look for sunny, pleasant conditions Wednesday into Friday afternoon. Lows may drop into the 50s Thursday morning and highs in the 70s look likely for a few days.

Warmer, humid air builds in for the weekend and may trigger new storms beginning as early as Friday night. However…there should be plenty of dry hours this weekend too.severeriskextended

 

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Jul
07

Warming Up, Storms Around Today

Posted By · July 7, 2014 at 4:28 am

Another week and another change. Look for scattered thunderstorms around the area today. One computer model suggests an inch of rain could fall in some parts of Indiana, including Indianapolis the next couple of days. A cold front is slowly moving through the Midwest. The Chicago area gets very wet early this morning as does much of Northern Indiana.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed us in a slight risk of severe weather today. With tropical air in place, areas of heavy rain are likely in any storms that develop. An unsettled pattern remains in place Tuesday with storms likely and more heavy rain to start the day. We really could use a little rain, some of our corn and bean farmers, especially south of Indianapolis have actually been irrigating the past few days.

By Wednesday, look for cooler and drier air to wedge into the state. Temperatures only top out in the upper 70s Wednesday.

 

n This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1915 : Terre Haute…1.3 inches of rain fell in just 10 minutes.

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Jul
02

Good Days Ahead

Posted By · July 2, 2014 at 3:31 am

The good weather is arriving today. As you head out the door, you’ll notice temperatures a little cooler and the humidity slowly dropping during the day.

Even cooler air hits Thursday morning when lows dip in the 50s!  You’ll be able to open the windows and turn off the A/Cs for a few days.  This is perfect timing for the 4th of July which still looks picture perfect. Make plans not to spend the 4th outside with friends and family!  Sunny and 70s Friday with a repeat performance Saturday.

If holiday travel takes you to the east coast, keep an eye on the developing storm off the Florida Coast. We’ll be watching it for you and reporting it’s progress on WTHR-TV.

Heat builds Sunday into the early next week.  Our highs will reach the upper 80s to near 90 degrees. Looks like a little bit of everything for everybody.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1978 : A tornado moves from West Lafayette into Lafayette damaging roofs and trees.

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Jun
27

Heading Into A Warm Weekend

Posted By · June 27, 2014 at 7:57 am

It is a warm and sticky morning and later today some thunderstorms will pop into the picture, in fact this is the same type of weather scenario that will play out into the next few days.

Saturday morning we start off dry, but will see more activity dot the radar by Saturday afternoon.

In the 7 day forecast we warm up for the weekend with a daily chance of showers and storms. As of right now we are not expecting widespread severe weather. We will continue to monitor the forecast as we warm up to 90 and the storms pop on the radar over the next 7 days.
Long range forecasts look cooler heading into the fourth of July.

...ON THIS DATE IN CENTRAL INDIANA WEATHER HISTORY...

1993  SEVERAL INCHES OF HAIL COVERED THE GROUND IN PARKE
      COUNTY WITH DRIFTS OF 1 TO 2 FEET.  A 4-WHEEL DRIVE COUNTY
      HIGHWAY TRUCK HAD TO BE PULLED OUT OF A DRIFT.  THE NEXT
      MORNING HAIL STILL COVERED THE GROUND IN THE GUION AREA.
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