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Posted By · September 10, 2014 at 3:23 am

DaypartRain will be a big part of our forecast in Indiana today. There is a slight risk of severe weather and a flash flood watch will go into effect in the afternoon and evening.  The biggest threats for severe weather will be damaging winds and heavy rain. Some of our computer guidance suggests that we could easily pick up 1-3 inches in parts of Indiana during the day and evening. Look for periods of heavy rain this morning and then later in the afternoon and evening. Most of the rain will be out of the area by midnight tonight. That paves the way for a huge, autumn like change in our weather pattern. Much cooler air arrives for the end of the week.  Highs Thursday – Sunday will only be in the 60s.  Low temperatures fall into the 40s on Sunday and Monday mornings. ON THIS DAY IN WEATHER HISTORY 1890…The record rainfall amount for the date was established at 2.6″. severerisk

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Great Today, Storms Wednesday

Posted By · September 9, 2014 at 3:05 am

Look for another cool morning in Indiana, with temperatures running up to 5 degrees cooler than the same time yesterday. Despite the chill, we still look to see a really nice day with some sunshine and a high in the low 80s. Enjoy the dry weather, because things change….a lot….Wednesday

There could actually be two rounds of storms tomorrow. The first round will be in the morning and the second will be late afternoon through Wednesday evening. We are under a slight risk for severe weather on Wednesday, so stay tuned for updates. Make sure you have the WTHR weather app loaded in your smart phone.


That second round of storms will be associated with a cold front and it will get chilly for the end of the week. Highs by Friday will only be near 70 degrees. Highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s are in the forecast for the weekend.
On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……

1985 : Severe thunderstorm winds knock down trees and power lines in Hamilton and Marion counties. A car is demolished when a tree falls on it.



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Beautiful Start, Midweek Storms

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

What a start to our day today. Temps continue to be cool and the children and the bus stop may need a light jacket this morning. By the afternoon, under sunshine, we’ll warm up to the upper 70s today and the low 80s by Tuesday.

We’re still looking at Wednesday for our next chance of rain and storms… with a slight risk of severe weather in Central Indiana . At this point, the best chance for storms is during the day, evening and early Thursday.

The cold front triggering the storms brings in the coldest air of the season… and coldest air since mid-May.  Temperatures late week into next weekend will be 10 to 15 degrees below normal which equates to lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s.  It will really feel like Autumn by the weekend.

On this day in 1989….

Severe storms did damage to several houses in Albany in Delaware County.


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Muggy Today, Great Weekend!

Posted By · September 4, 2014 at 3:20 am

We start this morning out a little warm and very muggy. That’s a pattern we’ll see all day long today as our weather proves summer isn’t quite over yet.

Temperatures soar under hazy sun this afternoon.  Highs around 88 in many areas and heat indices should be well into the 90s.  We will keep it dry today, but storms will dive into northern Indiana later today.

A better chances of rain and storms arrive Friday, but not before highs likely hit 90 degrees.  The hot, humid air feeds heavy downpours and lightning Friday afternoon into early Saturday morning.

The big story this weekend remains the return of refreshing air.  Highs Saturday and Sunday will only be in the 70s, and lows Sunday morning drop into the 40s and 50s!  We’ll enjoy a pleasant stretch from late Saturday into Tuesday afternoon.

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Mild Day, Weekend Change

Posted By · September 3, 2014 at 3:08 am

There is some fog in the area this morning, but that’s the only problem with the weather today. Overall, a break from rain and a nice afternoon.

Not only is sun in the forecast but it comes with a brief break from the higher humidity.  It won’t feel as muggy, with a high of 85.

If you’re headed downtown tonight for the Indiana Fever game, it should be a pleasant evening.

Higher heat and humidity return for Thursday and Friday, with highs iright around 88.

The next shower or thunderstorm chance? How about late Thursday night and Friday.  There will be scattered showers and storms possible through early Saturday.

A dry aDaypartFeverextendednd mild weather pattern arrives for the end of the weekend, with morning temperatures in the 50s and highs in the 70s.

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Wet Morning In Indiana

Posted By · September 2, 2014 at 1:58 am

Wet pavement for our morning rush hour in Indiana this morning. The rain started moving in to the western part of the state at about 1 this morning and now just about everyone has recieved some rain.  The rain moves along with the front and by afternoon, we’ll see some sunshine and a high of 83.

Higher heat and humidity return for the middle to end of the week, with highs in the range of temps in the upper 80s.

A stray storm is possible on Thursday, with the better chance for scattered storms arriving on Friday.

If you are looking for some cooler weather, hang in there, temperatures drop to the 70s for highs this weekend and into next week.

On this day in Central Indiana Weather History….

2003-The highest flood since March 1913 quickly struck Martinsville following heavy rain in Hendricks and Marion counties on September 1st.



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Labor Day Changes

Posted By · September 1, 2014 at 7:42 am

A big day for many of you with Labor Day activities. Keep your smartphone and WTHR weather app handy as storms will dot the Indiana landscape today.

We are under a slight risk of severe weather especially later tonight and into early tomorrow with thunderstorms, possibly strong, moving through the state. Cloud cover and rain during the day could limit the severity of the storms.

Rain and storm coverage diminishes heading into Tuesday afternoon and sets the stage for a brighter Wednesday.  The end of the week is highlighted by hot air and highs in the upper 80s.  Look for a chance for cooler, pleasant air moving back into Indiana Sunday.  Highs in the 70s are possible at that time.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……

2003 : Indianapolis…The greatest 24 hour measured rainfall in the city. The airport received 7.20 inches of rain in less than 20 hours. Widespread flooding occurred throughout the city. The White River in downtown Indy rose 15 feet in 18 hours.


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The Road To Labor Day

Posted By · August 26, 2014 at 3:08 am

Looks like we are not budging much in this Summer weather pattern. Even though temperatures will fluctuate the next few days, there is very little change in this patter.  This means more heat, high humidity and storm chances through at least the start of the Labor Day weekend.

There is fog in Central Indiana this morning and it looks like the wet ground and lack of wind will make visibility poor in a few spots.

Temperatures will be in the upper 80sthis afternoon.  There will be the chance for a few afternoon storms on Tuesday.

Scattered storms are in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday, with highs in the middle and upper 80s.

Looks like it will be warm and sticky at Raceway Park for the NHRA US Nationals this week and into the weekend.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
2006 : An F0 tornado touches down in northern Rush county, destroying some outbuildings.

1986 : Whitestown…Thunderstorm winds at a house blew open the back door and shattered a window. The winds then blew open the refrigerator door and emptied its contents, while a 30 pound beagle was thrown off a couch and out the front door.

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