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01

Sultry September

Posted By · September 1, 2015 at 4:43 am

Welcome to a sultry start to September. Although this is the time of year when daily highs are supposed to go down, this week will see highs near or over 90 every day into next week.

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Hazy sun, humid air and upper disturbance trigger isolated to widely scattered showers and storms during peak heating. While locally heavy rain occurs under these slow-moving downpours… these will be locally heavy so many of you will see no rain at all.

Heat will be a big story at the crown jewel of drag racing, the NHRA US Nationals this week in Clermont at Lucas Oil Raceway Park.

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Don’t forget the Indianapolis Indians return to action at Victory Field Wednesday evening for their last regular season home stand of the season. Hot weather can be expected at the ballpark Wednesday into Saturday and as well as for Colts tailgating Thursday evening.

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Aug
31

Warming Up with Isolated Storm Chances

Posted By · August 31, 2015 at 2:58 am

It’s the start of a new week, and above average temperatures for Central Indiana.

After patchy morning fog, highs will reach the upper 80s today with isolated storm chances this afternoon.

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The average high this time of year is 83, so we’ll be well above that every day this week.

Daily afternoon storm chances will stick with us Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon as highs push near 90!

High pollen levels are in the forecast this week too.

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Indianapolis has only had six 90 degree days this year.  The yearly average is 21 days, at or above 90, since 1871.  We could be adding to 2015’s total through the weekend.

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Hurricane Fred has formed in the Atlantic, it’s something we’ll continue to watch this week.

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Aug
28

Fantastic Friday with Weekend Rain Chances

Posted By · August 28, 2015 at 10:55 am

It’s a beautiful afternoon in Central Indiana, we’re expecting a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the low 80s.

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The great weather will continue for Operation Football tonight.

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Saturday we’ll be warmer and more humid with dew points climbing into the sticky category.  That humidity will stick around into next week.  Highs will top out in the mid 80s Saturday with a chance for isolated showers or storms in the afternoon/evening.

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There will be plenty of dry time on Saturday, but as mentioned earlier, an isolated shower or storm is possible late in the day/evening.

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Sunday highs will reach the mid 80s again, and if there’s a better chance for rain, it’s Sunday afternoon.  The day won’t be a washout, but you’ll need to check the radar if you have outdoor plans.

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So far Indy has only picked up 1.55″ of rain for the month of August, compare that to Valparaiso and Bloomington.

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We dry out after this weekend but the humidity stays, and temperatures climb close to 90 degrees for next week.

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Florida is bracing for Tropical Storm Erika.  This is the latest path.  Heavy rain leading to flooding and gusty winds are the biggest threat.

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Aug
28

Fantastic Friday

Posted By · August 28, 2015 at 2:55 am

Happy Friday!  Temps jump back into the 80s across Central Indiana today, and that is just the start of warmer weather that’s on the way.

Today we’ll see partly cloudy skies with highs in the low 80s.

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Tonight the weather will be perfect for Operation Football.  As the sun sets temperatures will fall into the 70s.

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Saturday will be warmer with highs in the mid 80s.

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There’s a chance for an isolated shower or storm in the afternoon/evening, but as of right now most areas look to remain dry.

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We have to keep an isolated shower or storm in the forecast on Sunday too.

Next week feels more like summer as humidity returns and highs top out near 90.

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We also continue to monitor Tropical Storm Erika, but there remains high uncertainty on track and strength beyond 48 hours.  However, if you’re traveling to the southeastern U.S. we’re advising you to keep tabs on changes.

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Aug
11

Afternoon Clearing

Posted By · August 11, 2015 at 11:26 am

After a foggy start for north central Indiana, we are starting to see a little improvement across central Indiana and a few areas are already seeing sunshine. Visibility has improved, and we’ll see a mix of sun and clouds this afternoon.  There’s a slight chance of sprinkles, but most areas should remain dry.

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Temperatures will eventually top out around 80. The humidity is dropping, and you’ll notice a big difference tomorrow when dew points are only in the 50s.

As dew points drop pollen levels are increasing and will continue to do so through the weekend.

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Tonight temps fall into the 50s under mostly clear skies. The 7 day remains dry for now, we may have to add a chance of showers on Saturday, but for now we’ll keep it dry as temps remain comfortable and eventually start to warm into the mid 80s by the weekend.

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Aug
06

Rain Totals So Far & the Weekend Preview

Posted By · August 6, 2015 at 10:55 am

Scattered showers have been around Central Indiana since this morning and as we get later into the afternoon we will start to see more periods of dry time as temps remain cool thanks to the rain and cloud cover.

Since midnight through mid morning rain totals have been anywhere from a trace to about an inch in Bloomington.  The higher rain totals have been south of I-70.

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The cloud cover and rain has kept us cool so far this morning, and we won’t warm up much.  Temps will eventually reach the low to mid 70s with the rain tapering off.

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This is a view of FutureTrak13 this evening, and as you can most of Central Indiana will be mainly dry.

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Tomorrow looks great and perfect for the opening of the Indiana State Fair.  We’ll see a comfortable day with highs in the low 80s.

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The 7 day forecast remains dry through Saturday, but Sunday there’s a chance of a shower or thunderstorms.  As of right now we are keeping rain chances in the forecast Monday too.

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Aug
03

Mainly Dry this Afternoon

Posted By · August 3, 2015 at 10:30 am

After showers and storms rolled through Central Indiana overnight into this morning, the rest of our Monday will be mainly dry as highs reach the mid 80s.

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This is a look at rain totals from our WeatherBug Network of reporting stations.  The heaviest rain fell north of I-74.

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The radar estimated rain totals show that anywhere from 1/2″ to more than an inch of rain fell across Central Indiana.

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This afternoon there is an isolated chance for a shower or storm, but it looks like most areas should remain dry.

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Tomorrow will be beautiful with highs in the low 80s, with rain chances returning Wednesday – Friday.  As of right now, the weekend looks mainly dry.

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Aug
03

Morning Storms… Mainly Dry this Afternoon

Posted By · August 3, 2015 at 2:33 am

We’re off to a stormy start north of I-70. Heavy rain, frequent lightning, gusty wind and small hail are possible in these storms as they track to the east/southeast. As of now, they look to exit most of central Indiana by the morning rush hour, we’re keeping a close eye on the radar throughout the morning for you.

This afternoon we’ll eventually top out in the mid 80s. We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds this afternoon with a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm.

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Some storms may be strong to severe in southeastern Indiana this afternoon.

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Tonight temps fall into the mid 60s with mostly clear skies. That will make for a wonderful start on Tuesday morning with highs in the low 80s and partly cloudy skies.

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Wednesday our chance for showers and thunderstorms returns. That chance will remain through Friday, although we are not looking for a washout. As of right now the weekend looks fantastic… dry with highs in the 70s!

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