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Aug
06

Keeping It A Bit Cooler

Posted By · August 6, 2014 at 2:59 am

Not exactly a totally sunny day ahead, but as some cloud cover floats by, temps will be capped at about 80 degrees. Even though we could see an isolated thunderstorm, most of the day looks fairly dry. The average high for this time of year is 84, but we won’t get there until Sunday.

Look for the possibility of widespread showers and thunderstorms late Thursday and into Friday. Some of the computer models keep the rain mainly in Southern Indiana, but it’s still possible that Central Indiana could get clipped by this area of rain.

For now the weekend looks mainly dry and warm with highs in the mid-80s. A nice typical State Fair kind of weekend.

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On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……

1979 : 2 inch diameter hail falls at Crane Naval Depot.

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Aug
05

Storms Around The Area Today

Posted By · August 5, 2014 at 3:30 am

We’re waiting on a front to move in and out of Indiana, but we’ll be waiting a while. Scattered thunderstorms are around the area this morning ahead of the front and in the middle of an unstable atmosphere. If you are headed to the Indiana State Fair, or even sending the kids out to school, pack along an umbrella or poncho.

 

This front, and where it moves will change little  the next several days.  It does creep southward the next 24 hours, and along with daytime heating puts widely scattered showers and storms in play for all of us today.

 

Computer models disagree on how quickly the front moves south. It could be a couple days before it moves out of the realm of influence, so we’ll call for at least a chance of thunderstorms into Thursday night.

 

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……

 

1988 : Seymour…lightning struck a utility pole…traveled down the power lines and blew the rate box off of a house.

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Aug
01

State Fair Weather Returns!

Posted By · August 1, 2014 at 7:00 am

 

Welcome to August and welcome to Opening Day at the Indiana State Fair. After the coolest July on record in Indianapolis, we begin today with a beautiful morning and a chance for thunderstorms with an upper air disturbance floating over us later today. Saturday is Band Day at the fair and we’ll have a similar set up with a upper low moving over central Indiana. Expect a dry start with storms flaring up around or just after midday. This upper air feature moves east to allow for dry, warm conditions on Sunday.Our outlook into next week calls for a warmer, more humid period with thunderstorms Thursday.
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Jul
31

Slow Warming Trend

Posted By · July 31, 2014 at 4:25 am

The past few days have almost been like living in Florida with heat triggering off afternoon thunderstorms. Today, a bit of a rest with most of us staying dry and highs reaching 80, warmer but still below average.Remember, tonight is the only night practice for the Colts at the Anderson University training facility and it is also the big Bar-B-Q bash.  Looks like a beautiful night for all of that activity.

 

Another upper wave arrives Friday and gives us at least a chance for a thunderstorm for the opening day of the Indiana State Fair.  As you would expect, the best chance would be during the afternoon when we reach our peak heating. Daypartextended

 

Look for another chance for thunderstorms to pop up Saturday but Sunday looks dry with highs in the low 80s.

 

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1875 : Indianapolis…0.61 inches of rain fell, bringing the monthly total to 13.12 inches. This makes July 1875 the wettest month on record for the city.
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Jul
30

The July Cool Continues

Posted By · July 30, 2014 at 3:07 am

Interesting day in Indiana today with fog this morning in many parts of the area but temperatures still cooler than they should be for this time of year. So far this has been the coolest July on record in Indianapolis.

Overall a pretty day but it might be a good idea to carry an umbrella with you today.  Temperatures will climb into the lower 70s by noon and into the upper 70s for highs.  A stray shower or storm is possible in the afternoon, but we are only expecting a couple on the radar.

Of course the Indiana State Fair starts Friday and the weather should cooperate.

This weather pattern will last through the start of the weekend.  This means lows in the upper 50s and highs near 80 degrees.  It also means a mainly dry forecast, with just slight late day rain chances.

THIS DAY IN INDIANA WEATHER HISTORY

1992 : Ninevah to Edinburg…An F3 tornado causes over 1 million dollars damage.

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Jul
25

Weekend Changes For The Brickyard!

Posted By · July 25, 2014 at 3:27 am

Hard to believe the mornings in July could get any cooler, but it is really brisk out there today. Fortunately, we are expecting lots of sun today, with highs in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees. You might need the jacket if you are going to IMS for the Brickyard 400 events on Friday morning. You won’t need the jacket in the afternoon, but you will need the sunblock and sunglasses. These are good things to remember if you are going to Colts Camp in Anderson on Friday afternoon.

The weekend forecast is warmer, with highs in the range of 85-90 degrees. Not only will it be warmer but we are expecting thunderstorms. Look for our forecasts during the day on WTHR-TV. Saturday morning will be a prime time for storms and a front on race day Sunday threatens afternoon storms for the Brickyard 400 as a cold front rolls through the state.

Behind that cold front, there will be a big drop in temperature for the last few days of July. We are only forecasting highs in the lower 70s on Monday and Tuesday.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……

1934 : Indianapolis…The all time record high temperature for the city is set at 107 degrees.

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Jul
24

Crisp And Cool Change

Posted By · July 24, 2014 at 3:05 am

It is a crisp and cool morning in Indiana. Kroger Super Weekend at The Brickyard begins today with some of the nations best sports cars in competition at the Speedway. It will be beautiful and unseasonably cool with a high of only 78. Friday will also be nice before an unsettled set up arrives for Brickyard 400 qualifying and the race itself.

Latest computer guidance suggests a round of showers and storms late Friday night into Saturday morning as hot air expands into the state. Highs Saturday will top out in the upper 80s and heat indices near 100. Additional storms are likely Saturday night into Sunday morning , so we will be watching the radar closely on Brickyard 400 Race Day.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1976 : In northern Knox county, hail was reported to be “as big as your thumb”.

 

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Jul
23

Thunderstorms Around Today

Posted By · July 23, 2014 at 3:04 am

DaypartWe begin this morning with scattered thunderstorms moving from north to south in Indiana. At this point we aren’t looking for severe weather. Actually, we can use some rain. Only .94″ of rain has fallen this month in Indianapolis and many of our yards are browning up a bit.

The cold front moves south of us late today and that will mean a much better day ahead tomorrow, as far as humidity is concerned.

Thursday looks like a fine day with sunshine and highs in the mid-70s.  Our coolest temperatures happen Thursday night into Friday morning when many drop into the 50s.  Friday will be warmer as highs near 80.

We could have a rather active weekend with a stalled front over Indy this weekend. It could bring a chance for storms for the running of the Brickyard.

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On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1989 : Flash flooding closes roads in Randolph and Madison counties, and floods homes in Randolph county.

 

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