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Cloudy, Damp, & Breezy Day

Posted By · May 31, 2015 at 7:21 am

An Areal Flood Watch is in effect for areas along and north of I-70 until 11am.


Here are some of the rain totals from last night.


An area of low pressure with an associated cold front is slowly moving across central Indiana.  A few more showers will be possible through the morning with a few spotty sprinkles possible through the afternoon.  Temperatures will hold near steady in the low 60s.  It will be cloudy and breezy today with winds out of the northwest from 10 to 15 mph.


It will be cloudy and cool this evening with a low in the upper 40s.


Another area of low pressure will move in from the deep south on Monday.  There is a chance that it could be close enough to bring a few showers in south central Indiana Monday morning into early afternoon.  Otherwise, a gradual clearing will continue with the skies slowly clearing out.  Temperatures will still be running below normal with temperatures only climbing into the upper 60s.


Tuesday will bring pleasant conditions with mostly sunny skies and highs in the low 70s.


The gradual warming trend will continue through the work week with temperatures eventually climbing into the upper 80s by Friday.  The dry pattern will continue too, giving saturated areas some time to dry out.

Vintage Indiana takes place next Saturday at Military Park.  Get details here:  http://www.vintageindiana.com/

It will be a warm and partly sunny day with a chance of showers.


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Heavy Rain, Gusty Winds Continue

Posted By · May 30, 2015 at 7:33 pm

A Flash Food Warning is in effect for Hamilton, Hancock, Madison, Marion and Delaware counties.  These areas that received around one to two inches of rain in a short amount of time.  An Areal Flood Warning is in effect for areas north of I-70.


The unsettled weather pattern continues this evening. A strong cold front will trigger more showers and thunderstorms.  The atmosphere still has a lot of moisture to work with and some areas could pick up another inch or more of rain this evening.

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The heaviest rain will be along and north of I-70.  Some gusty winds will be possible this evening with an isolated severe thunderstorm possible. An isolated tornado is possible.  More lightning is likely tonight too.

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The heavier rain will taper off late tonight with some scattered showers likely overnight.  Temperatures will fall into the upper 50s.

The cold front will usher in much colder air into central Indiana on Sunday.  It will be breezy with winds out of the of the northeast from 10 to 20 mph.  A few spotty showers will be possible too, mainly in the morning.  Otherwise, it will be a cloudy, damp day.

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Conditions will improve on Monday with partly sunny skies and temperatures will rebound to near 70 degrees, after a cool start in the upper 40s.

A gradual warming trend continues through the work week.  A dry pattern takes over too.


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Strong to Severe Storms Arriving

Posted By · May 30, 2015 at 1:54 pm

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for Marion and Hamilton counties until 2pm.

Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon.  Heavy rainfall is likely within any thunderstorm.  The Storm Prediction Center has outlined most of central Indiana in a low risk for severe weather.


The atmosphere is primed for heavy rain this afternoon into the evening as a strong cold front pushes in.  Some strong gusty winds will be possible and a lot of lightning.  The heaviest rain looks to fall along and north of I-70, with some areas picking up a half inch to over one and a half inches of rain in a short amount of time.  Isolated flash flooding will be possible too.  Do no attempt to drive through roads that are covered with water.

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Showers and storms will become less numerous late tonight.

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Showers & Thunderstorms Today

Posted By · May 30, 2015 at 7:04 am

An unsettled pattern moves in today with showers and thunderstorms becoming likely by afternoon and much cooler air pushes in for Sunday.  There is a low risk of a strong to severe thunderstorm today, with the main threat of gusty winds.


It will be mainly dry this morning with warm and muggy conditions.  This morning will be a good time to get your outdoor activities done.

Indianapolis really could use the rain.  So far, we’ve only had 1.09” of rain.  The May normal for Indy is 5.05”.  The deficit is 3.65” of precipitation.


If we receive no rain this weekend, May 2015 would stack up to be the 8th driest May on record in Indy.  But that is not likely as we are expecting rounds of heavy rain to wrap up May.  In fact, we could double the current monthly total (1.09”) this weekend.

There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and then widespread showers and thunderstorms will be likely by late afternoon.  Pockets of heavy rain will be likely at times and an isolated severe storm will be possible.


It will be mostly cloudy with highs in the low 80s.


Heavy rain continues tonight with an overnight low in the upper 50s.


A few lingering showers will be possible on Sunday, mainly during the morning hours.


It will be breezy, cloudy and cool with temperatures only climbing into the low 60s.  Winds will be out of the northeast from 10 to 20 mph.

Temperatures will slowly pop up above average by mid week next week with a drier pattern taking over.

Right now, Vintage Indiana (http://www.vintageindiana.com/) on Saturday at Military Park looks dry and warm.

On this date in Indiana weather history:  In 2004, the second largest tornado outbreak occurred in Indiana when 23 tornadoes struck the state.

For more information:  http://www.weather.gov/ind/may302004tornadoes


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Unsettled Weather Expected for the Weekend

Posted By · May 29, 2015 at 4:56 am

Good morning! It’s a mild and muggy start this morning with wake up temperatures in the mid 60s.

Another warm, summer-like day is on tap with temperatures climbing into the mid 80s. A few isolated showers and thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon.


Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be likely later this evening, mainly before midnight. It will be mild again overnight, with temperatures only falling into the upper 60s.

An unsettled weather pattern takes over this weekend as a cold front arrives. Saturday morning will be dry but more numerous showers and thunderstorms will develop by afternoon, continuing into the evening. Afternoon highs will climb into the upper 70s to near 80 degrees.

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The frontal boundary will sag across southern Indiana on Sunday, keeping a chance of showers during the morning hours. Otherwise, it will be cloudy and breezy with afternoon highs only climbing into the mid 60s.


As the boundary retreats back north on Monday, there will be a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm.

Temperatures will eventually pop back up above normal by mid week.


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Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect

Posted By · May 26, 2015 at 3:09 pm

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for east central Indiana until 10pm.  Damaging winds and heavy rainfall will be possible.


Thunderstorms are moving northeast, moving into portions of Shelbyville, Muncie, and Richmond this afternoon.  It looks like most of the heavier storms will be out of the area by early evening, with just a chance of a few more showers tonight.

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Temperatures will fall into the mid 60s by Wednesday morning with a partial clearing.

Another round of showers and thunderstorms are possible Wednesday afternoon into the early evening.

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Most of Thursday and Friday look dry and warm with temperatures soaring into the mid 80s.  It will be muggy too with just a slight chance of an afternoon shower or storm.

More thunderstorms arrive for the weekend with temperature running a bit cooler.

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Strong to Severe Storms Possible Today

Posted By · May 26, 2015 at 11:12 am

An unsettled pattern continues again today and there is a low risk for a strong to severe thunderstorm today.

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Some storms could bring some damaging winds and large hail.  Storms will push in early this afternoon and march across central Indiana into the early evening.

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Afternoon temperatures will climb into the upper 70s to near 80 degrees.

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There will still be a chance of a few additional storms this evening.  A partial clearing will take place late tonight and temperatures will fall into the mid 60s.


Another round of showers and thunderstorms will be possible on Wednesday afternoon, although we are not expecting severe storms.  Temperatures will soar into the low 80s.


Thursday still brings a slight chance of a few afternoon thunderstorms, otherwise, it will be partly sunny with temperatures in the mid 80s.

The summer-like temperatures continue on Friday but a better chance of storms returns.  Afternoon highs will climb back into the mid 80s.

The weekend will be a bit cooler with scattered showers and thunderstorms likely.



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Warm But Unsettled Week

Posted By · May 25, 2015 at 11:55 am

A humid, unsettled weather pattern will take over this week with daily chances of showers.  Dewpoints will be in the 60s this week.


A few more showers are developing this afternoon and should end by early evening.  Afternoon highs will climb into the upper 70s.  The wind will be gusty today, around 30 to 35 mph at times.


It will be dry and breezy this evening with sustained winds from 10 to 15 mph out of the south.  Overnight lows will fall into the low 60s.

There is a low risk of severe thunderstorms on Tuesday for Crawfordsville, Muncie and all points south, including Indy.


Right now, it looks like the best chance of stronger storms could be during the afternoon.   Some model analysis has it arriving by late morning.  Heavy rain looks likely with around a half inch of rain possible. The Skytrak13 team will keep you updated as this system takes shape.  Please be weather aware on Tuesday.



Afternoon highs will climb into the upper 70s.  Winds will still turn out of the south from 10 to 15 mph with gusts near 20 to 25 mph.


Another round of showers and thunderstorms are possible on Wednesday with breezy, humid conditions.  Temperatures will climb into the low 80s.

Thursday and Friday still have a chance of rain but the chance is low at this time.

Better chances of thunderstorms return for the weekend.


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