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26

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.

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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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May
26

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.

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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.

WEDNESDAY PLANNER

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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May
25

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.

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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.

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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.

SEVERE

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.

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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.

TUESDAY PLANNER

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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May
24

Race Day & Memorial Day Forecast

Posted By · May 24, 2015 at 5:58 am

Good morning and welcome to race day in Indianapolis. Today is the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. There have been many wet 500’s and here are the top 5.

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There will be a mix of sun and clouds today with rain chances holding off until evening. Winds will increase this afternoon, out of the south from 5 to 15 mph. Temperatures will climb into low 80s.

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There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms this evening with better chances of rain arriving Memorial Day morning. Overnight temperatures will fall into the mid 60s.

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There is a good chance of showers and thunderstorms mid morning through late afternoon on Memorial Day. It will be breezy with winds sustained from 15 to 20 mph out of the south. It will be warm and a bit humid with highs near 80 degrees.

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An unsettled pattern will continue through the rest of the week. There are daily shower and storm chances this week with temperatures running more than 5 degrees above normal.

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May
23

Sunday & Memorial Day Forecast

Posted By · May 23, 2015 at 6:21 pm

It’s a fantastic start to the Memorial Day weekend. Temperatures climbed into the upper 70s this afternoon with mostly sunny skies.

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Clouds will filter in this evening and it will be a mild overnight. Lows will only fall into the upper 50s.

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The 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 looks awesome with mostly cloudy skies and highs in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees. Despite the cloudy skies, you’ll still want to wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water. Winds will be out of the south from 5 to 10 mph.

RACE PLANNER FORECAST HIGHS

There is a chance of a shower or thunderstorm late Sunday night into Monday morning. Temperatures will fall into the mid 60s Monday morning.

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There is a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms on Memorial Day, especially mid morning through late afternoon. There will still be several dry hours to get your cook out in. It will be mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 70s.

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The unsettled pattern continues through Thursday, with daily chances of rain.

The above normal temperatures will continue into next weekend.

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May
23

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Posted By · May 23, 2015 at 6:36 am

Welcome to the Holiday weekend!  The warming trend continues this weekend with rain chances holding off until late Sunday and Monday.

Today will be a beautiful day with temperatures climbing into the upper 70s with light wind out of the east.  It will be fantastic conditions for the IPL 500 Festival Parade downtown Indy.  Grab the sunscreen and sunglasses as you head out as it will be a bright day.  If you are out watching the parade, tweet out a picture using #13Parade and we may use it on the air.  The 500 Festival Parade will be broadcast on Channel 13 from noon to 2pm today.

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It will be a mild evening with increasing clouds.  Temperatures will only fall into the upper 50s.

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More clouds will be around on Sunday for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.  Rain chances will hold off until late Sunday night.  It will be warmer Sunday too, with highs near 80 degrees.

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There is a chance of a few showers and thunderstorms early Monday morning with better chances of scattered showers and thunderstorms late morning into the evening.  You should still find a window of dry time to cook out or do any of your outdoor activities. It will be breezy and humid with highs in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees.

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The unsettled weather pattern will continue through most of the work week with daily chances of scattered storms through Thursday.  Temperatures will also stay above normal into next weekend.

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May
17

Chance of Rain Monday, Dry rest of Work Week

Posted By · May 17, 2015 at 9:00 pm

A few isolated showers have developed this evening.  The risk of severe weather has been lifted.

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Most areas will remain dry this evening with just a chance of a few isolated showers and storms overnight.  Temperatures will fall into the mid 60s.

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The cold front will gradually move over central Indiana on Monday.  There is a chance of a few more afternoon showers and thunderstorms, especially in east central Indiana.  It will still be a warm day with highs in the low 80s.

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Cooler and drier air will filter in behind the cold front on Tuesday.  Temperatures will only climb into the mid 60s under mostly sunny skies.

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The cooler air sticks around for the next couple of days with lows dipping into the mid 40s.

A gradual warming trend will continue into the weekend.

IMS Racing Experience & Fan Track Laps at the track should be perfect, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the low 60s.  Carb Day looks awesome with partly sunny skies and highs in the low 70s.  Conditions look fantastic for the 500 Festival Parade too, with highs in the mid 70s.

Right now, the latest models have moved up a storm system from Monday to Sunday.  So, there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms on race day. We will continue to update the forecast for the Indianapolis 500 and all of the activities leading up to it.

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May
17

Stronger Storms Possible Tonight

Posted By · May 17, 2015 at 2:13 pm

Another round of showers and thunderstorms will develop late this afternoon into the evening.  The storms will be a bit more organized today than yesterday, due to the cold front at the surface.  There is a lot of instability and moisture in the air that will allow for some heavy downpours, small hail and gusty winds.

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There is a low risk of a few strong to severe storms in west central Indiana, including Lafayette, Crawfordsville, Greencastle and Terre Haute.  The risk will continue into early Monday morning.  Temperatures this afternoon will climb into the upper 70s to near 80 degrees.  With dewpoints in the 60s, it will feel rather sticky.  Winds will be out of the south from 10 to 15 mph.

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Storms will likely diminish late tonight with a chance of a few isolated showers and storms overnight.  Temperatures will fall into the mid 60s.

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The cold front will gradually move over central Indiana on Monday.  There is a chance of a few more afternoon showers and thunderstorms, especially in east central Indiana.  It will still be a warm day with highs in the low 80s.

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Cooler and drier air will filter in behind the cold front on Tuesday.  Temperatures will only climb into the mid 60s under mostly sunny skies.

The cooler air sticks around for the next couple of days with lows dipping into the mid 40s.

A gradual warming trend will continue into the weekend.

IMS Racing Experience & Fan Track Laps at the track should be perfect, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the low 60s.  Carb Day looks awesome with partly sunny skies and highs in the low 70s.  Conditions look fantastic for the 500 Festival Parade too, with highs in the mid 70s.

Right now, the latest models have moved up a storm system from Monday to Sunday.  So, there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms on race day. We will continue to update the forecast for the Indianapolis 500 and all of the activities leading up to it.

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