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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.

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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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Jul
26

Hot & Humid with Severe Storms Possible Tonight

Posted By · July 26, 2014 at 7:46 am

This weekend will feel more like a typical July day with high heat and humidity. It will be hot, humid and hazy today with dew points soaring into the low 70s. Heat indices will make it feel like it’s in the low 90s. A complex of storms will be possible this morning into early afternoon. Temperatures will climb into the mid to upper 80s with breezy winds out of the south.

 

More storms will be likely later this evening as a cold front approaches. With the warm and moist unstable air in place, these storms have the potential of being strong to severe. The Storm Prediction Center now has most of our viewing area under a Moderate Risk of severe weather. The main threats are damaging winds, large hail, and heavy rain.

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Right now, it looks like thunderstorms will begin after 8pm this evening and continue into the early morning hours on Sunday. The timing is still up in the air and your SkyTrak13 weather team encourages you to keep checking back on the latest updates on the timing and strength of these storms.

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Temperatures will only fall into the low 70s Sunday morning. Another round of thunderstorms will be possible on Sunday afternoon. Most of central Indiana is under a slight risk of severe weather on Sunday.

Much cooler air moves in for the last week of July. Temperatures will struggle to climb into the low 70s with lows starting off in the low 50s! We could break some records next week.

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Jul
19

More Sun Sunday

Posted By · July 19, 2014 at 5:35 pm

A few sprinkles fell in east central Indiana this morning.  Here are some of our WeatherBug stations:

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After a mainly cloudy day, the skies will start to clear out as an area of high pressure builds in.  Patchy dense fog is possible Sunday morning with lows near 60 degrees.

A weak system will continue to push off to the east on Sunday.  This system will keep  just a small chance of a few more sprinkles in our east central viewing area during the afternoon.  Temperatures will climb into the low 80s.

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The skies will continue to clear out Sunday night with temperatures falling into the mid 60s, near normal for this time of year.

More heat and more humidity arrives on Monday.  Temperatures will soar into the upper 80s Monday and Tuesday afternoon.

A cold front will arrive on Wednesday, bringing some scattered showers and thunderstorms.  A few lingering showers will be possible on Thursday.

Temperatures will fall back below July averages Thursday on into the weekend.

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Jul
19

Warming Trend Continues

Posted By · July 19, 2014 at 7:26 am

While it has been unseasonably cool this week, a gradual warming trend continues into the middle of next week.  The first 17 days of July have marked the coolest July since 1960.  Temperatures were running from 10 to 15 degrees below normal.

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There is an upper level system that could bring a few sprinkles in our east central viewing area today, otherwise, it will be partly sunny with a high near 80.

It will be partly cloudy and cool tonight with temperatures falling to near 60 degrees – another great night to open the windows.  It will be a great night for the Indy Eleven game this evening.

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It will be mostly sunny Sunday with temperatures climbing into the low 80s. Winds will be light out of the northeast with another small chance of light rain in our east central viewing area.

The heat and humidity crank up by Monday, with temperatures soaring into the upper 80s.

The hot conditions stick around through Wednesday. A cold front will arrive on Wednesday, bringing our next best chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

The front will bring cooler conditions into the weekend.

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ON THIS DATE IN INDIANA WEATHER HISTORY:
2002: Greenfield had nearly 4.25” of rain, causing a roof to collapse.

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Jul
13

Sunday Storms, Cooler by Tuesday

Posted By · July 13, 2014 at 6:50 am

Thunderstorms are making their way east-southeast this morning along a cold front. Storms will arrive to the Indianapolis area after 9am this morning. The chances of severe weather ramp back up later this morning through mid afternoon. The Storm Prediction Center has Indianapolis and areas along and south of I-70 in the risk for severe weather today. The main threats look like damaging winds and heavy rain.

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The front will move south today and stall out along the Ohio River Valley. This will keep the chance of more storms to develop later this afternoon, mainly south of I-70. Temperatures will climb into the upper 70s and low 80s.

Later this evening, the storm chances go down. If you are heading to the Zac Brown Band show tonight at Klipsch Music Center, take the rain gear just in case. Any rain tonight though, will be very isolated. Temperatures will fall into the upper 60s.

A secondary cold front arrives on Monday. There is chance of more showers and thunderstorms, especially early afternoon through early evening. Temperatures will climb into the low 80s.

This second front will help pack the punch of much cooler and drier air. Temperatures will be running 10 to 15 degrees below normal during the work week. It will feel more like late September than mid July!

A Canadian high pressure will keep us dry for several day with temperatures rebounding closer to normal by the weekend.

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Jul
12

Tracking Sunday Storms

Posted By · July 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Some showers and a few isolated thunderstorms moved into Indiana today. Most of the heavy rain was in west central Indiana, with some areas picking up close to a half inch of rain.

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Temperatures only climbed into the mid to upper 70s this afternoon, thanks to the rain and cloud cover. It will be a nice evening at Victory Field for an Indians game.

The rest of the evening should be dry with the exception of an isolated sprinkle. More showers and thunderstorms will be possible overnight and then likely by Sunday morning as a cold front pushes in. Temperatures will only fall into the low 70s with muggy conditions.

Showers and thunderstorms will push from northwest to southeast on Sunday. The timing is still a bit up in the air but it looks like our northern viewing could start to see some stronger storms by mid to late morning. The line of storms will move into south central Indiana by late afternoon. Some storms could be strong to severe with the main threats being damaging winds and large hail.

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A few more scattered storms will be possible Sunday night with another round of rain possible on Monday as a second cold front arrives. These showers should be lighter in nature.

Monday will still be a humid day with temperatures climbing into the low 80s.
Cooler drier air will arrive on Tuesday, allowing temperatures to fall into the upper 50s.

A record could be broken on Wednesday morning, as temperatures fall into the low 50s. The record for July 16th is 49 degrees in 1945!

Temperatures will rebound back into the low to mid 80s by the weekend, feeling more like summer.

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Jul
12

Pockets of Heavy Rain Possible this Afternoon

Posted By · July 12, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Heavy rain, with a few embedded thunderstorms, are slowly marching across central Indiana today.  These showers are moving slowly to the east-southeast around 20 to 25 mph.  It has been bringing some heavy down pours.  Here is a look at some of our WeatherBug network stations.

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Here is an ETA of heavier downpours in the next couple of hours.

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The rain should be east of Indy by 5pm.

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The good news is that we are not expecting any severe weather today.

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

More thunderstorms are likely on Sunday and some storms could be strong to severe.

A cooler and drier air mass arrives on Tuesday where near record lows will be possible.

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Jul
12

Storms This Weekend

Posted By · July 12, 2014 at 7:14 am

An unsettled weather pattern arrives today, bringing chances of showers and thunderstorms today through Monday.

A warm front will lift across central Indiana today, allowing warmer and more humid air to arrive. It will also keep a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the area today, especially in our northern viewing area, including Lafayette, Kokomo, and Marion. Many areas will stay dry today. Temperatures will climb into the low 80s today with winds out of the south-southwest.

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There is a chance of showers and storms late tonight, mainly after midnight. It will be mostly cloudy, muggy and mild with a low in the low 70s.

Sunday is a bit tricky as a cold front will bring showers and thunderstorms to Central Indiana. Right now, it looks like the line of storms will move into central Indiana by early afternoon. There is a chance of a strong to severe thunderstorm for our entire viewing area. The main threats are damaging winds and large hail. An isolated tornado can’t be ruled out.

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Heavy rain will also be possible, with some areas picking up a half of an inch to one inch of rain. Afternoon temperatures will climb into the low to mid 80s.

A second cold front will arrive on Monday, bringing a chance of a few more showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will climb into the low 80s.

The second cold front will reinforce much drier and cooler air for the rest of the work week. Temperatures will be running ten to fifteen degrees below normal for July.

Indianapolis Weather History: On this date in 1986, severe thunderstorms knock down trees across southern sections of central Indiana with 65 mph winds observed at Rushville.

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