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08

Friday Afternoon Weather Update

Posted By · August 8, 2014 at 11:00 am

Happy Friday!

Scattered showers are around Central Indiana right now.  Areas along and south of I-70 are seeing the most steady light rain.  The movement of the rain is generally from west to east.  We will continue to see that pattern into this afternoon with showers diminishing as we go into the evening.

Today’s high of 73 is below our normal high of 84, and 2 degrees warmer than our “cold record” high of 81 set back in 1884.

friday afternoon

We will start to dry out as we head into the early evening.  However, I won’t rule out a spotty shower as temps fall into the mid 60s tonight.

Tomorrow isolated showers are possible in the morning but will become more likely during the heat of the day in the afternoon as highs warm into the upper 70s.

friday saturday planner

Futuretrak13 on both Saturday and Sunday shows a few showers and thunderstorms from this slow moving system.

friday saturday futuretrak

In the 7 day forecast temps stay below our normal high of 84 as temps in the 70s with sunshine make a return next week.

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Jul
29

Chilly Start in July

Posted By · July 29, 2014 at 3:44 am

Good morning!  We’re on record watch in central Indiana.  Temps are currently in the 40s and 50s across the area.  If Indianapolis falls to 51 we tie a record low from 1881, if we drop to 50 we’ll break that 100 year + record!  As of right now Indianapolis is on pace to have the coolest July on record.  That’s when we add the high temp the low temp and average it out for the month.  We’ll keep you posted as wrap up July on Thursday.  Temps across the area are running about 10 degrees cooler than 24 hours ago.

Clouds increase as we go into the afternoon with a slight chance for a shower or storm as temps top out in the mid 70s.  Don’t cancel outdoor plans, it’s just an isolated chance.

tuesday planner

Tonight it will not be as cool as this morning, be we still drop below our normal low of 66.  Tonight’s low is expected to be 57.

Wednesday we’ll add a few degrees on to the temp for a high of 78, but we leave that slight chance for a shower or storm in the forecast.  By this weekend the 80s could return as we kick off the first weekend of August.

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Jul
28

Below Normal Temps this Week

Posted By · July 28, 2014 at 3:45 am

Today temps reach the low 70s with a slight chance of a shower or storm.  Winds will gust up to 25mph out of the northwest.

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You’ll notice the rain chances hour by hour on FutureTrak13.  We won’t see a washout, just isolated activity.

monday futuretrak

I’m forecasting a high of 73 today, look how close that is to the record cold high of 72 set back in 1928.  Tonight we could be close to a record low.  I’m forecasting a low of 52, our record low is 51 set back in 1881.

monday records

Tomorrow highs will reach the mid 70s, again we have a slight chance of an afternoon shower or storm.

In the 7 day forecast we stay cool and below our normal high of 85.  Rain chances become more likely starting Thursday, but at this point we aren’t looking at a washout heading through the weekend.

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After a stormy night across Central Indiana, more scattered showers and storms are in the forecast today.

This morning patchy fog will be likely as the mild and humid air sticks with us for one more day.  Highs will reach the mid 80s today with scattered showers and storms. 

sunday day planner

Some storms may be strong to severe as portions of Central Indiana are under a “slight” risk for severe weather. Damaging wind is the main concern along with heavy rain and lightning.  When thunder roars, go indoors. 

sunday severe wx

Isolated showers and storms are possible this morning, with scattered activity developing after noon today. 

futuretrak13 noon

Hour by hour at the track this morning and afternoon we have to include a chance for a shower or storm.  It will not rain every minute of the day but showers and storms are possible. 

futuretrak13 4pm

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The stormy weather will be followed by much drier air and cooler temps after the front moves through.  Tonight temps fall into the low 60s and tomorrow highs will be in the 70s.  In the 7 day we stay in the 70s for most of the week with more storm chances coming our way.

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Jul
14

Monday Severe Weather Outlook

Posted By · July 14, 2014 at 11:33 am

Highs will top out in the low 80s today with very humid conditions.

All of Central Indiana is under a slight risk for severe storms this afternoon and evening.  The main threats from storms will be damaging wind, heavy rain and lightning.

monday timing

As of right now the timing of the storms looks to be between 4pm to 10pm.

monday severe

As the storms moves out, cooler and drier air will settle in.

Starting tomorrow it will feel more an early spring day, and we could be close to tying or setting some records.

monday july records

Tuesday and Wednesday there is a slight chance for an isolated shower, but the day will not be a washout.

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Jul
14

Stormy & Humid Today, Fall Like Weather Tomorrow

Posted By · July 14, 2014 at 7:14 am

Today will be a warm and muggy day across Central Indiana with highs in the 80s.  Scattered showers and storms will likely develop as a cold front moves through the state late this afternoon into tonight.

Part of the state is under a “slight” risk for severe storms.  Damaging wind is our top threat, along with heavy rain and frequent lightning.

monday severe

Here’s a look at FutureTrak13 estimating when the line of showers and storms moves through.

monday 6pm

Behind the rain will be much cooler and drier air.  We could set record “cool” highs over the next few days!

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Jul
13

Sunday Afternoon Weather Update

Posted By · July 13, 2014 at 12:47 pm

It’s a warm and muggy day across Central Indiana, and now that we’re heating up, showers and storms could develop this afternoon and evening.

Areas along and south of I-70 are under a slight risk for severe storms this afternoon and evening.  Damaging winds are the top threat, however lightning and heavy rain are a concern as well.

sunday severe

Temps in the 80s and dew points in the 70s are creating a steamy afternoon across Central Indiana.  There is some relief on the way, but not until we watch for a chance of rain and storms this afternoon and evening.

FutureTrak13 shows showers and storms developing in the heat of the day.

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More activity is possible on Monday, but we are not expecting severe storms.

Behind the rain are some of the coolest July temps we’ve seen.

Check out the 7 day forecast, and compare the daily records from the Indianapolis National Weather Service.

July 15th coldest high temp: 70 in 1987.

July 16th coldest high temp: 71 in 1917.

July 17th coldest high temp: 74 in 1925.

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Jul
11

Dry Friday, Weekend Storm Chances

Posted By · July 11, 2014 at 3:27 am

Good morning!  Temps are comfortable around Central Indiana this morning, and as we head into the afternoon we’ll top out in the low 80s.  Today will be the 10th day in a row of a below average high in Indy!

Today will be dry with partly cloudy skies.

friday day planner

If you have evening plans, temps fall into the 70s with increasing clouds.  It will be a great night to get out and about!

Saturday a few showers  and storms are possible.  Some may be strong to severe in north Central Indiana.

friday severe

This is FutureTrak13 Saturday at noon.

friday saturday futuretrak

At this time, I think Sunday will have more showers and storms than Saturday.  All of Central Indiana is under a slight risk for severe storms Sunday.

friday sunday 1pm

In the 7 day forecast showers and storms remain likely Monday, with spotty activity Tuesday.  By Tuesday highs only top out in the low 70s!

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