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31

Many Dry Hours, Storms Likely Monday Night

Posted By · August 31, 2014 at 8:05 am

Some pockets of heavy rain fell this morning in Benton county.  Here is a radar estimate of rain totals in Benton county.

rain estimate

 

A few showers and thunderstorms will continue this morning with rain chances slowly diminishing this afternoon. It will be mostly cloudy today with winds out of the southwest. Temperatures will climb into the low 80s.

sunday planner

It will be mostly cloudy this evening with temperatures falling into the upper 60s.

Chances of showers and storms return Labor Day and become likely by early evening. It will be a warm and humid day with temperatures climbing into the mid 80s.

ft monday

Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible Monday evening as a cold front arrives. Heavy rain, damaging winds, and large hail will be possible.

slight risk

Storms will continue into Tuesday morning with a few lingering showers and storms Tuesday afternoon.

Wednesday should be a dry day with highs in the low 80s.

With heat and humidity cranking up again on Thursday and Friday, daily afternoon storm chances return.

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Aug
30

Holiday Weekend Rain Chances

Posted By · August 30, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Scattered showers with a few isolated thunderstorms moved mainly along and south of I-70 today. Cloud coverage has put a limit on hot temperatures today and it will also help limit wide spread showers and storms tonight.

Despite the lack of sunshine, there is still the possibility of scattered showers with embedded storms this evening through tomorrow morning. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy with temperatures falling into the upper 60s.

The best chance of rain on Sunday will be during the morning hours although a few spotty showers and storms can’t be ruled out during the afternoon. Highs will top out in the low 80s.

At this point, Sunday night looks dry with more showers and storms returning on Labor Day. The best timing right now looks like late afternoon and evening. Some storms on Monday could be strong to severe.

slight risk of svr   ft monday

The unsettled pattern continues through the middle of the week. The heat and humidity stick around through the extended forecast.

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Aug
30

Holiday Weekend with Heat, Humidity & Storms

Posted By · August 30, 2014 at 7:26 am

While there will be many dry hours, this Holiday weekend will have stormy periods.

A few scattered storms are possible this morning through the afternoon. It will be a warm and muggy day with temperatures climbing into the mid 80s. The winds will be breezy too, out of the southwest from 5 to 15 mph with gusts around 20 mph.

Saturday planner

Scattered storms become likely this evening. If we have sufficient sunshine this afternoon, storms could become widespread. Localized heavy downpours will be possible too. Storms will continue into Sunday morning with a low in the upper 60s.

Saturday night FT

At this point, it looks like we may have a break in the storms Sunday afternoon. There is still a chance of an isolated shower or storm, mainly late day. It will be a bit cooler with a high in the low 80s.

Labor Day will be sticky with storms developing by late afternoon through the evening as a cold front arrives. The Storm Prediction Center has Indy and west central Indiana outlined for a slight risk of severe weather Monday into Tuesday morning. Your SkyTrak13 Weather Team will be monitoring this over the next 36 hours.

The warm and muggy conditions continue through next week with temperatures running above normal.

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Aug
29

A Stormy Holiday Weekend

Posted By · August 29, 2014 at 12:24 pm

An unsettled weather pattern kicks in again today, bringing daily storm chances through next Wednesday.   By Sunday evening, some areas could receive 1″ to 3″ of rain.

A warm front returns today, bringing more humid and war air to central Indiana today and a chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Temperatures will climb into the mid 80s today with heat indices in the upper 80s and low 90s.

Friday FT

Storm chances will continue this evening with mostly cloudy skies.  Temperatures will only fall into the low 70s.

There is a chance of thunderstorms Saturday morning with scattered showers and thunderstorms becoming likely by afternoon, continuing through the evening.  Locallized heavy downpours will be possible.  It will be breezy with winds out of the southwest from 5 to 15 mph.  Afternoon highs will climb into the mid 80s.

There is a good chance of more scattered thunderstorms on Sunday with a high in the low 80s.

Labor Day also looks stormy, especially by late afternoon with a high in the low to mid 80s.

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Aug
24

Sultry Sunday, Cooler by end of Work Week

Posted By · August 24, 2014 at 7:07 am

The very warm, moist air mass will remain in place for the next few days before more storms and cooler temperatures arrive.

We are still tracking our first 90 degree day for 2014.  Yesterday, temperatures climbed to 88 degrees.  We do have a shot at hitting 90 today but better chances arrive on Monday and Tuesday.

It will be a hot and sultry, partly sunny day with a slight chance of an isolated storm this afternoon through early evening.   Afternoon highs will climb into the upper 80s with heat indices making it feel like it’s in the low 90s.

sunday   heat indices

It will be partly cloudy and muggy tonight with lows in the low 70s.

The hottest stretch of the summer continues on Monday with mostly sunny skies and highs around 90 degrees.  Once again, heat indices will be in the low to mid 90s.
Tuesday will be much of the same with a chance of storms pushing in by late day.
An unsettled pattern returns Wednesday through Friday with daily chances of thunderstorms.

The average high for this time of year is 84 degrees.  Temperatures will cool below normal by Friday, only climbing to near 80 degrees.

Right now, next weekend looks cooler and dry.

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Aug
23

Stormy Tonight, Hot Sunday

Posted By · August 23, 2014 at 7:13 pm

It was a hot day with temperatures soaring into the upper 80s.

highs today

Thunderstorms will slide off to the southeast this evening, bringing heavy rain, gusty winds and lightning. A strong or severe storm will be possible. It will be a sticky evening with temperatures only falling into the low 70s. Patchy fog will be likely by morning.

We have a chance to hit 90 degrees on Sunday with partly sunny skies and light breezes out of the southeast. An isolated thunderstorm or two can’t be ruled out.

sunday ft

The best chance of a 90 degree day arrives on Monday, with partly sunny skies.

Showers and thunderstorms will be possible Tuesday through Thursday.

Much cooler air arrives on Friday on into the weekend with temperatures only climbing into the upper 70s.

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Aug
23

Chance of More Storms Today

Posted By · August 23, 2014 at 7:31 am

The hottest stretch of 2014 continues this weekend.  We still have yet to reach the 90 degree mark but there are two good chances over the next few days.

We are starting off with foggy conditions over central Indiana this morning, thanks to the rain from yesterday and the light winds this morning.  Visibilities will improve by 10am.  It will be hot, hazy and humid today with a few scattered thunderstorms this afternoon.  Temperatures will climb into the upper 80s with heat indices in the mid 90s.

saturday pattern

A few more isolated storms will be likely this evening with mostly cloudy skies.  It will be a warm and muggy overnight with temperatures only falling into the low 70s.

We have a chance to hit 90 degrees on Sunday with partly sunny skies and light breezes out of the southeast.  The jet stream will shift farther north on Sunday, allowing more heat and humidity to push into Central Indiana.

jet stream

The best chance of a 90 degree day arrives on Monday, with partly sunny skies.
Showers and thunderstorms will be possible Tuesday through Thursday.

Much cooler air arrives on Friday on into the weekend with temperatures only climbing into the upper 70s.

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Aug
22

More Storms, More Heat, More Humidity

Posted By · August 22, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Showers and thunderstorms will taper off by early afternoon.  Flash Flood Warnings are in effect for Delaware and Randolph counties until 3:30pm this afternoon.  Flood Warnings are in effect for Grant, Miami, Wabash, Delaware and Randolph counties through most of the weekend.  Be careful of flooded roadways.  Don’t attempt to drive through flooded roads.

flood warnings
It will be a cloudy, sticky and warm day with temperatures climbing into the mid 80s.  Heat indices will climb into the upper 80s today.

More thunderstorms will be possible this evening, bringing heavy downpours to central Indiana.  If  you are heading out to Operation Football tonight or any other outdoor activity, make sure you have your SkyTrak13 Weather app with you.  Temperatures will only fall into the low 70s with patchy fog likely Saturday morning.

The unsettled weather pattern will continue on Saturday with a chance of more scattered thunderstorms.  It will be a hot and humid day with temperatures soaring into the upper 80s.  Heat indices will make it feel like it’s in the mid 90s.

It will be partly sunny, hot and steamy Sunday too, with highs near 90 degrees.

The heat and humidity stick around into the work week with more storms arriving mid week.  This will bring cooler conditions to Central Indiana.

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