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May
30

Afternoon Sunshine & Lovely Weekend Ahead

Posted By · May 30, 2014 at 10:02 am

A beautiful day with less humidity is in our forecast today.

Highs will top out in the low 80s with mostly sunny skies.

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If you’re heading to the Indians game, it’s a home run forecast!  The game will start with temps around 80 and fall into the mid 70s by the time the ninth inning ends.

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Saturday will be warmer with highs in the mid 80s.  The humidity will still be comfortable.

Saturday marks the end of May, and with no rain in the forecast, here’s where we ended up in terms of rain for the month.  We were just shy of the “normal” amount of 5.05″ with 4.87″ of rain falling at the Indianapolis International Airport.

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Sunday looks mainly dry with highs in the low 80s.  We are watching the timing closely, but as of right now late Sunday afternoon it looks like showers and storms will be possible.  It will be much more humid with daily rain chances beginning late Sunday into next Thursday as temps stay warm in the mid 80s.

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This morning will remain mainly dry across Central Indiana.  For the afternoon, showers and storms will likely form along and push south of I-70 as daytime heating gets underway.

thursday day plannerHighs will reach the low 80s today.  The “normal” high for today’s date is 77, so we’ll just be a few degrees above that.

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Tonight we clear out and temps will be comfortable in the upper 50s and low 60s.

Friday, drier air moves in and with the less humid conditions, we’ll see plenty of sunshine too!  Sunny skies and temps in the 80s stick around for the weekend before a stormy set up for next week settles in.

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May
26

Daily Chance of Showers & Storms

Posted By · May 26, 2014 at 4:20 pm

An isolated shower or storm is possible tonight, but most spots will remain dry.  Better rain chances come our way later this week.

indians forecast

Temps will fall into the mid 60s tonight with the chance for an isolated shower or storm.

It’s much more humid today than it was yesterday.  Get used to the stickiness, it will be around for at least the next few days.

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Tuesday, activity is expected to develop on the radar for the afternoon.

futuretrak tuesday

Temps will reach the low to mid 80s.

tomorrow forecast

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are again possible Wednesday.  We should see more widespread activity Wednesday afternoon and night.

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In the 7 day forecast we remain warm, and dry out just in time for the weekend.

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May
23

Great Weekend Ahead

Posted By · May 23, 2014 at 11:49 am

A great weekend is ahead for Central Indiana!  Highs will reach the low to mid 70s today with mostly sunny skies, and it gets even warmer for race day.

Tonight temps fall into the low 50s with mostly clear skies.

Saturday skies remain clear with highs in the upper 70s.  The parade forecast looks absolutely beautiful!  Don’t forget the sunscreen!

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For the 98th running of the Indy 500 temps will warm into the 80s by late afternoon, but the morning will be comfortable with temps in the 50s, and by noon we’ll already be enjoying the low 70s.

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Monday will be mainly dry with a slight chance of isolated storms in the late afternoon/evening.  Monday will be more humid, and warmer with highs in the mid 80s.

Rain chances return Tuesday.

nicole friday 7 day

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May
21

Strong to Severe Storms Possible this Afternoon/Evening

Posted By · May 21, 2014 at 10:33 am

Scattered showers and storms are expected to develop this afternoon.  The timeframe we’re watching right now for storms to move through Central Indiana is 3pm to 10pm.  Large hail is the top threat from storms as well as frequent lightning.  We will also be monitoring for damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.

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All of Central Indiana is under a slight risk for severe storms.

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Afternoon highs will reach the low 80s today.

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Tonight temps fall into low 60s as the storms end and we start to dry out.

Tomorrow temps are cooler in the 70s, by race day we’re back to 80 with sunshine.

nicole wednesday 7 day

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Scattered showers and isolated storms will be around central Indiana this afternoon.  Small hail has been reported across Central Indiana, and it will continue to be possible through this evening.

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Highs will only reach the low 50s.  our normal high this time of year is 73.

 

The National Weather Service has also put out a statement saying that cold air funnels are possible.  Here is an explanation of what a cold air funnel is from the NWS:

GENERALLY FUNNEL CLOUDS DEVELOP AND OCCUR IN CONJUNCTION WITH 
CONDITIONS THAT PRODUCE SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. 

AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT CONDITION PREVAILS ACROSS CENTRAL INDIANA 
TODAY. THERE IS LITTLE POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS.

RESEARCH STUDIES OF FUNNEL CLOUD OCCURRENCES INDICATE THAT A 
DIFFERENT TYPE OF FUNNEL CLOUD FORMS WHEN WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE 
SIMILAR TO THOSE OF TODAY. THESE ARE CALLED COLD AIR FUNNELS...AND 
ARE NOT AS VIOLENT AS THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH WARM AND HUMID 
CONDITIONS.

COLD AIR FUNNELS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THUNDERSTORMS THAT FORM IN 
DEEP... COLD-CORE...LARGE-SCALE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS. THESE FUNNEL 
CLOUDS ARE SMOOTH AND NARROW. THEIR PARENT THUNDERSTORMS ARE NOT 
PARTICULARLY TALL OR INTENSE. THESE FUNNEL CLOUDS NORMALLY PROTRUDE 
A FEW HUNDRED FEET DOWNWARD FROM THE PARENT CLOUDS...ROTATE OR SPIN 
LIKE A TOP...AND LAST A FEW MINUTES BEFORE DISSIPATING.

IN RARE CASES WHEN THEIR CIRCULATIONS DO REACH THE GROUND...COLD AIR 
FUNNELS CAUSE ONLY MINOR DAMAGE. MORE REPORTS OF SMALL FUNNEL CLOUDS 
ARE POSSIBLE OVER CENTRAL INDIANA TODAY. WARNINGS WILL BE ISSUED IF 
ANY OF THEM TOUCH THE GROUND.

Tonight scattered showers will remain in the forecast, although, as the sun sets, the activity should mostly die down.

Overnight temps fall into the upper 30s with patchy frost possible in some areas by early morning.

Tomorrow highs warm to around 60, but isolated showers are possible in the afternoon.

Sunday will be sunny and mild with highs in the upper 60s.

The 80s return by next Wednesday.

friday nicole 7 day

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May
15

Cool & Damp

Posted By · May 15, 2014 at 7:00 am

Our chilly pattern around Central Indiana continues.  Highs will only reach the low to mid 50s today with scattered showers.  Our normal high this time of year is 72, so we are well below normal.  In fact, our normal low is 52, and that will be close to our high today!

Today won’t be a washout, but off and on rain will be possible.

Tonight temps will fall to around 40.

More scattered showers are likely Friday as temps only reach the mid 50s.

We have to add a chance of scattered showers to the forecast for Saturday too.

By Sunday we dry out and start to warm up.  Highs Sunday top out in the mid to upper 60s, and by Monday we’re back in the 70s.

chuck thursday 7 day

 

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May
14

Rainy & Cool Today

Posted By · May 14, 2014 at 4:29 am

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms are in the forecast today.

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Southeast Indiana is under a slight risk for severe storms.  Damaging wind and hail will be the top threats, with the chance for an isolated tornado.

Temps are much cooler today with highs in the low 60s.  The area under the severe weather risk will see temps near 70.

Tonight temps fall into the 40s, and by tomorrow highs only “warm” into the upper 50s.  Rain chances will stick around through Friday.  The next few days won’t be a washout, but keep the rain gear handy.

We warm up and dry out for the weekend with temps close to 70 by next week.

chuck wednesday 7 day

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