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10

Another Round of Rain Monday, Cooler and Dry Mid Week

Posted By · August 10, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Numerous slow moving showers with a few embedded storms have developed across west central and south central Indiana today.

Here are radar estimated totals:

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More showers are likely this evening.

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Temperatures will fall into the upper 60s by Monday morning.  Patchy dense fog is likely too, especially in the areas that received rain today.

The active pattern continues on Monday with wide spread showers likely.  These will be slow movers too, allowing some pockets of heavy rain. Rain will be possible in the morning and then likely by afternoon, continuing into the evening.

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Afternoon highs will climb into the upper 70s and low 80s.

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A few lingering showers will be possible on Tuesday, otherwise, it will be cloudy and breezy.  The wind will be turning out of the northwest from 10 to 20 mph.  Afternoon highs will be in the mid to upper 70s.

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That cooler, drier air will allow a gradual clearing by Wednesday morning and temperatures will tumble.  It won’t be a record breaker, but unseasonably cool for this time of year.   Lows will fall into the mid 50s.

More sunshine will be on tap for Wednesday with highs in the mid 70s.

A gradual warming trend will continue through the work week.

Heat and humidity return next weekend with thunderstorms possible both Saturday and Sunday.

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Aug
10

More Scattered Showers Likely Today

Posted By · August 10, 2014 at 7:09 am

More scattered showers will be likely today, especially along and south of I-70.  The best chance of rain will be this afternoon through the evening.  A few isolated thunderstorms will be possible too.  It will still be a mild day with temperatures climbing into the low 80s.

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Showers will taper off late tonight with mostly cloudy skies.  Temperatures will only fall into the upper 60s.

More wide spread and numerous showers and thunderstorms will be likely by Monday afternoon and evening.  Afternoon highs will climb into the low 80s.

A few lingering showers will be possible on Tuesday, especially during the morning hours.  It will be breezy with winds out of the northwest.  Temperatures will begin to fall by late afternoon, after a high in the upper 70s.

Temperatures will continue to tumble, falling into the mid 50s early Wednesday morning.  It won’t be a record breaker but certainly unseasonably cool for this time of year.

It will be cooler and drier mid week with temperatures only climbing into the mid 70s Wednesday afternoon.

A warming trend returns on Friday with more heat and humidity.

Scattered showers and thunderstorm chances return for the weekend.

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Aug
09

More Scattered Showers & Storms Likely Sunday

Posted By · August 9, 2014 at 6:09 pm

Spotty light showers developed in portions of central and southern Indiana today. Most of the shower activity will dissipate by early evening. It will remain cloudy this evening with temperatures falling into the mid 60s.

More of the same showery activity will take place on Sunday afternoon. A few isolated thunderstorms will be possible too. It will be mainly cloudy with temperatures climbing into the upper 70s to near 80 degrees.

sunday planner

The mild and active pattern continues into the work week. More showers and thunderstorms look likely by Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning. Temperatures will climb into the upper 70s and low 80s.

Much cooler air will arrive behind the cold front. By Wednesday morning, temperatures will fall into the upper 50s. Afternoon highs will struggle to climb into the mid 70s.

The dry pattern will continue through the work week with a chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday.

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Aug
09

Mainly Dry, Chance of Scattered Showers & Storms

Posted By · August 9, 2014 at 7:18 am

It will be mainly cloudy today with showers and a few thunderstorms possible. The best chance of rain will be along and south of I-74 in west central Indiana and along and south of I-70 in the east central Indiana viewing area. Rain will diminish early evening, with the loss of daytime heating. Afternoon highs will climb to near 80 degrees in Indy and it will be a few degrees warmer in north central Indiana.

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Tonight will be mainly cloudy and quiet with temperatures falling into the mid 60s.

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Another round of showers and storms will be possible Sunday afternoon. Not everyone will see rain today or tomorrow so be sure to take your SkyTrak13 weather app with you as you head out this weekend. Temperatures will climb into the low 80s.

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The unsettled pattern continues Monday and Tuesday. More showers and thunderstorms will be possible Monday afternoon into the evening. A cold front arrives on Tuesday bringing more thunderstorms and cooler air to follow.

By Wednesday, temperatures will fall into the upper 50s and only climb into the mid 70s.

The cooler conditions will continue through the work week.

ON THIS DATE IN INDIANA WEATHER HISTORY: In 1969 in Indianapolis, a tornado touches down just north of Speedway, destroying 5 houses and damaging several more.

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Aug
02

Feeling More Like a Typical August Next Week

Posted By · August 2, 2014 at 5:43 pm

A few isolated thunderstorms are popping this afternoon as an upper level disturbance moves over the area. A few strong storms are possible with heavy downpours, lightning and pea size hail possible.

Storm chances will diminish this evening, as high pressure builds in. The skies will gradually clear with temperatures falling into the low 60s. Patchy fog will be possible.

Sunday will be a pleasant day with partly sunny skies and afternoon highs will climb into the low 80s.

sunday planner

More heat and more humidity arrives next week with temperatures climbing at or above average. Heat indices will make it feel like it’s in the upper 80s.

august averages

Storm chances return by mid week.

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Aug
02

Scattered Showers Today, Dry Sunday

Posted By · August 2, 2014 at 6:53 am

An upper level disturbance will bring a chance of more scattered showers and thunderstorms today. There will be the chance of heavy downpours, small hail and some gusty winds. Don’t cancel your plans but make sure you have the SkyTrak13 weather app on your phone. The best chance of storms will be this afternoon, with day time heating help when the atmosphere is more unstable.

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It will be a warm day with temperatures climbing into the low 80s.

saturday planner

Shower chances will diminish this evening as an area of high pressure arrives. The skies will clear and temperatures will fall into the low 60s.

A pleasant Sunday is on tap with mostly sunny skies and afternoon highs in the low 80s.
More heat and more humidity arrive next week. Showers and thunderstorm chances return by Wednesday afternoon.

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Jul
26

Thunderstorm Update

Posted By · July 26, 2014 at 9:12 pm

The threat for severe weather this evening is diminishing.  Heavy rain and lightning are the main issues for tonight.  The Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been scaled back tonight, continuing until 2am Sunday AM.

SVR TSTORM WATCH

The Flash Flood Watch is still in effect until 8am Sunday morning.

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The main complex of showers and storms will clear the area around midnight.  Temperatures will only fall into the low 70s.

There is a chance of more showers and storms on Sunday with the best chance of rain late afternoon.  Temperatures will climb into the low 80s.  Here the forecast for the Brickyard 400.

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Much cooler air arrives on Monday with temperatures struggling to climb into the low 70s.

There is a chance of record lows on Tuesday and Wednesday morning.  The record low for Tuesday is 51 degrees set back in 1881 and the record low for Wednesday is 51 set back in 1965.

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Jul
26

Strong Storms Possible Tonight, Cooler Next Week

Posted By · July 26, 2014 at 5:37 pm

It was a warm and muggy day with dew points soaring into the low 70s. That will help set the stage for another unsettled weather pattern to move in this evening. Organized thunderstorms will be likely, especially along and south of I-70. Some storms could be strong to severe, with the main threats being damaging winds. The Storm Prediction Center has adjusted the risk for tonight into Sunday morning. The Moderate Risk has been downgraded to a slight risk of severe weather. This is good news but something we will monitor through the night.

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Heavy rain is likely and a Flash Flood Watch is in effect for central Indiana.

flash flood watch

Here is the latest timing of storms: thunderstorms will likely arrive in west central Indiana by 8pm, Indianapolis by 9pm and east central Indiana by 10pm. Most of the activity will come to an end after midnight.

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It will be a warm overnight with temperatures only falling into the low 70s.

Another round of storms will be possible Sunday with temperatures climbing into the low to mid 80s.

Much cooler air arrives on Monday with temperatures struggling to climb into the low 70s.

There is a chance of record lows on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. The record low for Tuesday is 51 degrees set back in 1881 and the record low for Wednesday is 51 set back in 1965.

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