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02

Weekend Preview

Posted By · July 2, 2015 at 11:02 am

A hazy day is ahead for Central Indiana with the chance for a shower or storm.  That chance is greater south of I-70 into this afternoon and evening.

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As we approach the holiday weekend, we should be mainly dry with isolated chances for showers or storms.  As of right now isolated activity is possible Friday.

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Saturday looks dry.  The Saturday evening forecast for fireworks and the Rolling Stones looks perfect.

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A better chance for showers and storms will return early next week, we’ll keep you posted on the exact timing, and what to expect if storms are strong to severe.

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Jul
01

Below Normal Temperatures & Rain Chances

Posted By · July 1, 2015 at 11:17 am

After the 7th wettest June in Central Indiana with 8.36″ of rain for Indianapolis, we’re off to a drier start for July.

We won’t completely eliminate rain chances today, there’s an isolated chance, especially south of I-70 this afternoon and early evening.

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Tomorrow highs will only reach the mid to upper 70s with a chance for showers or a thunderstorm.  Again, the best chance is the afternoon.

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Isolated shower or storm chances will remain for the weekend.  We are watching where a frontal boundary will set up, if it remains more south, that’s where the greatest chance of rain will be.

We’ll continue to keep you updated for the many festivities across Central Indiana.

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Jun
30

Storms Develop this Afternoon

Posted By · June 30, 2015 at 11:22 am

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop across Central Indiana this afternoon.  Some storms may be severe along and south of I-70.  The biggest threats will be damaging wind and large hail, along with heavy rain and lightning.

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Highs will reach the upper 70s today.

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The afternoon and evening will not be a washout, but you’ll need to check the radar before you head out for any outdoor plans.

This is a view of FutureTrak13 as we go into later today.

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Tomorrow we should be mainly dry with just a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm.

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More of the same is coming our way Thursday, with shower and storm chances returning Friday.  The holiday weekend doesn’t look like a washout and we will more than likely see more dry time than rain, we will keep you posted as we continue to forecast for the upcoming 4th of July.

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Jun
29

Soggy Weather Returns

Posted By · June 29, 2015 at 11:17 am

Scattered showers and storms remain in the forecast this afternoon after a Monday morning with more record setting rain for the month of June.

Here’s a look at the rain totals through mid morning.

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That puts us at the 7th wettest June on record for Indianapolis.

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We could add to that total as we go into the afternoon.  Highs will reach the mid 70s, below our normal high of 85.

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More rain and isolated thunderstorms are expected to develop.

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Tonight we have to keep rain chances in the forecast for the Indians game as temps remain cool.

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The rain is expected to end by midnight, however, we’ll see the chance of a shower or storm at any time on Tuesday.

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In the 7 day forecast, this wet pattern continues.  As of now for Friday and Saturday holiday plans, I’d plan on isolated showers and thunderstorms.  We will be fine tuning the forecast hour by hour as we get closer to the weekend.

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Jun
28

Sunny Sunday… More Storms in the Forecast Tonight

Posted By · June 28, 2015 at 5:06 am

Today Central Indiana will get a break from the rain, at least through early evening. Highs will reach the upper 70s to low 80s today with mostly sunny skies.

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We’ll see an increase of clouds tonight, and a chance for storms return to the forecast.

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Showers and storms will be with us on and off during the day on Monday. Temperatures Monday will be cool, with highs in the mid 70s.  An isolated thunderstorm may be strong.

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Through Tuesday up to 1″ of rain looks possible, a few areas under heavier thunderstorms could pick up up to 2″ of rain.  We will continue to monitor the flooding concern.

River Flood Warnings are extensive and will remain up until further notice. Moderate flooding is likely and if you live in a flood prone region we recommend you keep track of river levels the next few days.

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A daily chance for showers and thunderstorms remains in the 7 day forecast, however those chances become more isolated Friday and Saturday. We’ll keep you posted on the exact timing as you plan your Fourth of July festivities.

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Jun
27

Light Rain Saturday, Sunnier Outlook Sunday

Posted By · June 27, 2015 at 3:42 am

The heaviest rain has pushed out of Central Indiana, but lingering showers are still expected today. Standing water will continue to be an issue as much of Central Indiana picked up 1-3″+ of rain over the last 24 hours.

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For the month of June, Indianapolis has picked up 8.06″ of rain making this the 8th wettest June on record so far.

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The wettest June was back in 1875 with 12.21″ of rain.  With more rain on the way before the end of the month, we could move up higher in the record books.

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It will be a cool and breezy Saturday with highs struggling to hit 70 degrees with mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers through late afternoon.

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Tonight skies clear and temps turn cool, falling into the mid 50s.

Sunday will be nice and sunny with highs in the upper 70s.

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Our next chance for rain and storms returns Monday, and we have a daily chance for rain through Friday.

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Jun
26

Flash Flood Watch; Heavy Rain on the Way

Posted By · June 26, 2015 at 11:59 am

Heavy rain is on the way to Central Indiana, and a Flash Flood Watch is in effect until Saturday morning.  Some areas could pick up 2-3″ of rain under the strongest storms.

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We are also watching for the potential of severe weather south of I-70.  Damaging wind, hail and isolated tornadoes are all possible.  A greater risk of severe weather is south of Seymour and Bedford in the moderate risk area.

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Highs will reach the mid 70s today.

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Here’s how the rain will play out hour by hour on FutureTrak13.

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Temps fall into the low 60s tonight, with heavy rain continuing into Saturday morning.

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Saturday will remain cool with highs only reaching the low 70s.  Rain will be likely though early afternoon, we should start to dry out the later we head into the evening.

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We have a chance to dry out Sunday with highs in the upper 70s, but as early as Monday, a daily chance of showers and storms returns.

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Jun
26

Heavy Rain Friday into Saturday

Posted By · June 26, 2015 at 3:14 am

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are once again in the forecast today, and heavy rain is a concern through Saturday.

Highs will reach the mid 70s today, with activity picking up on the radar by late morning and midday.

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Some storms in south central Indiana may be strong to severe.

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However, flooding is a big concern for all of Central Indiana.  In heavier storms 2-3″ of rain will be possible.  That’s why a Flash Flood Watch has been issued from noon until Saturday morning.

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From now through Saturday night, up to 2″ of rain is possible, and some areas may pick up more than that.

Saturday will be rainy and breezy.

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The heaviest rain will fall in the morning, becoming more scattered for the afternoon as highs reach the mid 70s.

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Sunday will be the best day out of the weekend with sunshine and highs in the upper 70s.

So far for the month of June, Indy has picked up 6.49” of rain.

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With rain chances in the forecast, we could break into the record books for one of the wettest Junes. The 10th wettest June happened in 1876 with 7.54” of rain falling, so we need just a little more than an inch of rain to move that record. The wettest June on record had 12.21” of rain in 1875.

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Our break from the rain won’t last long, late Sunday rain chances return, and in the 7 day forecast, a daily chance for showers and storms begins Monday.

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