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Damp But…Changes Ahead

Posted By · October 15, 2014 at 3:21 am

It is a little drizzly and about 5 to 10 degrees cooler this morning in Indiana. We’re in the fifties this morning and will stay there most of the day due to the overcast skies and light rain. I won’t rule out a thunderstorm but most of the precipitation today will be areas of light rain. Hang in there, it will get better, quickly. Still, if you’re headed to the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival, wear something warm and rain proof!


Thursday will be cloudy but most of the rain will be gone.  Friday still appears to be the pick of the week with highs jumping into the upper 60s with a breezy south-southwest wind and sunshine. This is good news for pollen sufferers as the pollen count stays low.


It’s a one day warm up with a return to cooler air for the weekend.  Highs this weekend drop back into the 50s and lows fall into the 30s Sunday morning.  The pattern next week remains cooler than normal and the coldest air of the season is possible the second half of the week.


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Steppin’ Out Into Showers

Posted By · October 14, 2014 at 2:37 am

Look for a wet next couple of days here in Central Indiana. Pavement will be wet for the morning rush hour and possible for the drive home. Even though the flood watch is for southern Indiana this morning, don’t be shocked if low lying areas get a little high water today. In the meantime, expect our showers the next 48 hours to continue to knock our changing leaves off the trees. The good news is that the Storm Prediction Center has taken us out of the risk area for severe weather.

Unsettled conditions remain in place Wednesday and Thursday as the upper level storm spins around the Ohio Valley.  Widely scattered, to at times numerous, showers and thunderstorms occur Wednesday into Thursday morning.

Stay weather aware and remember to download the WTHR Weather App, watch WTHR TV and of course, you can always check out the latest at wthr.com


2003…All time record for rain for the date set at 1.71″


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Slight Risk Severe Weather

Posted By · October 13, 2014 at 3:23 am

Don’t leave home without bringing a rain coat with you. The warm southerly breeze will help set off showers and thunderstorms today. Look for the unsettled weather to be with us all day today.

A Slight Risk of severe weather remains in place for much of the state today, including the Indianapolis metro area.  This is primarily for storms tonight and into Tuesday.  Lines of storms may produce severe wind, though it’s unclear if storms will be hold together as our atmosphere stabilizes tonight.

Look for some heavy downpours of rain Tuesday with some locations possibly seeing nearly 3″ of rain by Wednesday morning. Again, some of the rain will be heavy at times.

More scattered showers and storms will circulate around Indiana Wednesday and Thursday before this system moves out. Looks like it will be awhile before many of you are able to mow your yard!



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A Weekend Preview

Posted By · October 10, 2014 at 3:24 am

The roads are a little damp this morning and we will have more rain today. The steadiest rain will fall across the southern half of the state. It will be another cool afternoon with highs in the upper 50s. This band of steady rain will start to shifts south Friday evening. Operation Football is tonight and if you are going to a high school football game, it will be cool and in the 50s. We are forecasting rain chances south of Indianapolis, but drier weather north. It looks like most games north of Indy will be dry but rain is going to be an issue south of I 70 tonight.


The weekend forecast includes high temperatures in the 60s. Look for the weather to be mainly dry, overall for college football in the state. Saturday will be the drier day, with rain chances returning later Sunday. We are tracking strong storm system for early next week. This system will bring the threat for storms and heavy rain Monday.


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Rain Back In The Picture

Posted By · October 9, 2014 at 3:20 am

The rain is back and so is the cooler air. We saw the first rain settle into parts of the metro area before 3am. Though it won’t rain all day and everywhere today, showers can occur anytime during the day,due to a very unstable atmosphere.  Clouds, occasional raindrops and northeast winds lead to much cooler highs in the 50s this afternoon.


For the Colts game in Houston tonight, there is a chance for a thunderstorm as temperatures cool into the 70s around game time tonight.

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Unsettled conditions continue into Friday, though there remains some uncertainty on exactly where the heaviest, steadiest rain-banding will set up. Current models show the heaviest rain south of Indianapolis. Be prepared for a chance for rain during the day and evening including for Operation Football.

If the boundary causing the wet weather settles southward along the Ohio River as modeled, Saturday may be mostly dry with intervals of sun.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……

1925 : Indianapolis…the earliest snowfall on record for the city falls…a trace amount.


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Enjoy This Day!

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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