Rain Chances this Afternoon

Happy Friday! We’re watching the radar closely this afternoon, as light rain is showing up southwest of Indianapolis.  This is expected to push to the north, and light rain showers will be possible this afternoon into this evening as temperatures reach the mid to upper 60s.  Our average high this time of year is 74.  We won’t reach that today, but later in the 7 day forecast we’ll go well above the mid 70s.

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If you have plans this afternoon/evening take the rain gear with you.  it’s not going to rain everywhere all afternoon/night, but scattered showers are in the forecast.

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Tonight temperatures drop into the low 50s, with the showers coming to an end for the most part.  We may still see a few areas of rain early tomorrow morning in east central Indiana, but that is expected to clear out with partly cloudy skies for the afternoon and highs in the low 70s.

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For Pole Day we’ll see sunshine and highs in the mid to upper 70s.

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That’s where our warm up begins, and goes into next week as highs hit the low 80s by Tuesday.  We’ll be tracking the start of more showers and thunderstorms beginning Wednesday.

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Sunny Today, Rain Tonight, Cool Weekend Ahead

Out the door temperatures in Central Indiana are running about 10 degrees cooler than yesterday morning.

We’ll see sunny skies today with highs near 70 and a light breeze out of the west up to 10mph.

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Tonight after 9pm, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms move in. They should exit the area by 8am Saturday morning.

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Behind the rain, much cooler air. Highs Saturday will only reach the mid 50s. It will be a cool and dry running of the Angie’s List Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Sunday morning will be cold, as we wake up to lows in the 30s.

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Sunday will remain dry with highs in the upper 50s.

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Monday highs jump back into the 60s, with a chance of rain moving in late in the day. Shower and storm chances will stick around Tuesday through Thursday next week.

So far this month, we’ve only had one day without measurable rain in Indianapolis.

Our average high this time of year is 72, our average low is 52.

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Risk for Severe Weather Today

This afternoon showers and thunderstorms will be likely across Central Indiana.  Some storms could be severe, especially along and south of I-70.  Damaging wind and hail are our top threats, however, we can’t rule out an isolated tornado.  From Bedford to Seymour, south the risk for severe weather will be greater.

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On Futuretrak13 you can see the storms develop this afternoon. Strong storms will be possible after 2pm and continue into this evening.

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Highs will reach the low 70s today.

Overnight the showers and storms come to an end, and temperatures fall into the low 60s.

Tomorrow there’s a chance for an isolated storm, but we will see many dry hours. Highs tomorrow will be warm, and top out in the low 80s.

Rain and storm chances return Thursday with highs in the 70s. Through Thursday night, 1-2” of rain will be possible.

By Friday, highs drop to the 60s with sunny skies, and by Saturday highs will only be in the 50s with a chance for rain. As of right now, most of Sunday looks dry with rain developing late. We’ll keep you posted on the timing.

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Sunny Skies Now… Warm Saturday with Storms Possible

We’re heading for highs in the low 70s this afternoon with plenty of sunshine. 

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If you’re going to the Indians game tonight, it will be a beautiful evening at Victory Field with temperatures falling into the 60s and clear skies. 

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Overnight temps fall into the mid 50s with a breeze out of the SW up to 10 to 20 mph. 

It’s going to be a warm start for the One American 500 Festival Indy Mini with temps in the mid 50s.  Plenty of sunshine means that by 9am we’re already in the 60s and temps will be around 70 by 10am. 

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Eventually, highs on Saturday will make it into the low 80s. 

There is a chance for showers and thunderstorms in the Saturday afternoon and evening.  Some storms may be on the strong side with damaging wind and hail.   It is something we will be monitoring. 

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Sunday looks dry at this point with a stormy pattern returning Monday and lasting through much of the week.

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Spotty Showers Today, Warmer for the Weekend

There’s a chance for a few spotty showers this afternoon into tonight.  Rain chances will stick around through Wednesday as temperatures remain cool with highs below our normal high of 69. 

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If you’re heading to the Indians game tonight, it will be cool and cloudy with a slight rain chance.  Temperatures will fall to the mid 50s by 10pm.

Tuesday spotty showers are possible with highs in the low 60s.  Wednesday it will be cooler with highs in the upper 50s. 

Pollen levels will go up as we head into the weekend along temperatures. 

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By Friday highs could approach the 70 degree mark.  As we get closer to the one America 500 Festival Mini Marathon, the weather is looking great.  Starting temps around 50, with highs in the mid 70s by the afternoon with sunshine.  We’ll keep you updated on the forecast as we move towards the weekend!

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Dry Friday, Showers & Storms for the Weekend

Highs will reach the mid 60s this afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds.

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So far this month, Indianapolis has picked up almost 5” of rain.  That’s almost 3.5” above what’s average through April 28th.

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We won’t be adding to that total today, but this weekend is a different story, so enjoy the dry time today.

Tonight will be a great night to catch the Indianapolis Indians at Victory Field.  First pitch is at 7:15pm, temps will still be in the mid 60s at that point, falling to the upper 50s and low 60s by 10pm with mostly cloudy skies.

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Overnight lows will fall to the upper 40s.  There is a slight chance for rain, that becomes more likely after midnight into tomorrow morning.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be likely on Saturday with highs in the low 60s.

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More rain and storms are in the forecast Sunday.

By Sunday night up to 1” of rain is possible.  Early next week we dry out, and pollen levels will begin to climb.

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Temperatures remain close to average next week.  The average high is 68, the average low is 47.

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Confirmed Tuesday Tornado, More Storms on the Way

The National Weather Service has completed their survey, and determined that a tornado did occur near Worthington in Greene County Tuesday evening.

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The survey found that it was an EF0 tornado with wind speeds up to 85mph.  This occurred near Worthington at 7:21pm last night.  The path width is 75 yards, and the length is .1 miles.  Barns were damaged and a piece of debris was launched 250 feet.

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We’ll be watching the radar again this afternoon.  There is a low risk for severe storms, but they are still possible late this afternoon into tonight.  Very heavy rain and frequent lightning are expected.  In terms of severe storms, damaging wind and hail will be possible.

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We’re heading for highs ranging from the 50s to the north, the 60s for the central part of our area, and the 70s to the south.  On Futuretrak13 you can see the rain and storms moving in the later we go into this afternoon and tonight.

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Overnight scattered showers and storms will end as lows drop to the mid 50s.

Tomorrow highs will warm back into the low to mid 70s.  There’s a chance for a few showers tomorrow, but for the most part, I think we’re looking at isolated activity.

Friday is the best day out of the week if you like sunshine.  We’ll start Saturday off dry, but showers and storms become likely late Saturday and will remain in the forecast Sunday.  The average high this time of year is 67, the average low is 47.

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Showers & Storms Develop this Afternoon

Temperatures will reach highs in the mid to upper 70s this afternoon.

Most areas are dry right now, but scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop as we go into the afternoon and evening.  An isolated storm may be strong or severe with wind gusts or hail.  Lightning is always a threat from any storm.  On Futuretrak13 here at home, we are expecting showers and thunderstorms to develop this afternoon.  The storms should continue to sink to the south as we go later into tonight.

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The greater risk for severe storms is the area highlighted in red through portions of Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma.  The threat for severe storms is increased there, and tornadoes, large hail and damaging wind will all be possible.

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Tonight lows drop into the mid 50s, so it will be cooler as the showers and storms come to an end.  Wednesday there’s a chance for a few showers in the morning, and midday, but that becomes more likely tomorrow afternoon and evening.  Tomorrow, like today, an isolated severe storm will be possible, but highs will be cooler in the low to mid 60s.

Through Thursday night up to an inch of rain is possible, we’ll keep updating those numbers.  Pollen levels will continue to fluctuate between high and moderate levels through Saturday.

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If you like sunshine and dry weather, Friday looks to be the best day out of the week.  each day in the 7 day forecast we’ll be tracking showers and thunderstorms and cooler temperatures that are around the average high of 67.

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Scattered Showers & Storms this Afternoon, Brighter Weekend

We are tracking a few downpours and thunderstorms today, and those will become more numerous as we go into the afternoon and early evening.

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Over the past few days some areas around Central Indiana have picked up more than an inch of rain. This is a look at the 48 rainfall totals.  For the month of April, Indianapolis has picked up 3.33” of rain, just yesterday 1.41” of rain was measured.  The average rainfall through today’s date is 2.60”.

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Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon as highs reach the upper 60s.  An isolated strong storm is possible.

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Pollen levels are increasing again too.

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Tonight the rain will come to an end and skies clear as temperatures drop into the mid 40s.

Sunny skies return for the weekend with highs near 70 on Saturday and by Sunday we’ll top out around 80.

Enjoy the dry weather while it lasts, an active weather pattern with showers and thunderstorms returns next week.

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Cooler Temps with Rain Chances this Afternoon & Evening

After a soggy start to the morning, we’re getting a little bit of a break from the rain across Central Indiana.  Temperatures are heading to highs in the upper 60s today. 

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Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop again this afternoon and evening.  An isolated strong storm isn’t out of the question. 

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Pollen levels are low today, but will rebound into the high category over the next few days. 

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Overnight temperatures fall into the mid 50s with scattered showers and thunderstorms. 

While rain chances stick around Friday with highs in the mid to upper 60s, the weekend is looking much brighter and warmer weather will be returning.  Early next week rain chances return, and we’ll continue to watch the pattern to time out those rain chances with temperatures staying above average for the 7 day forecast.

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