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Sep
07

Pleasant Start To An Active Week Ahead

Posted By · September 7, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Arguably some of the best weather across the country is in our backyards today.  Hope you’re enjoying the sunshine and mild highs in the mid to upper 70s.

Sunday Temperatures

Tonight: Keep the windows open if you like cool, refreshing air as lows drop back into the mid-50s overnight thanks to a clear sky and light wind.

Low Tonight Highs Monday

Monday: A light jacket may be needed for the kids at the bus stop Monday morning but layers will be shed quickly under a bright sky.  Temperatures quickly jump into the upper 60s by noon and upper 70s for the ride home from work and school.

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Mid-Week:  We’re still eyeing Wednesday for our next chance of rain and storms… with potential for severe weather across central Indiana.  Confidence is high on a heavy rain event and depending on how unstable the atmosphere gets multiple severe storms are possible.

SPC WEDNESDAY JET STREAM WEDNESDAY

The storminess is brought on by a significant cold front that delivers the coldest air of the season… and coldest air since mid-May.  Temperatures late week into next weekend will be 10 to 15 degrees below normal which equates to lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s.

JET STREAM WEEKEND

Have a great evening – Sean Ash

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The storminess is brought on by a significant cold front that delivers the coldest air of the season… and coldest air since mid-May.  Temperatures late week into next weekend will be 10 to 15 degrees below normal which equates to lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s.  Have a great evening – Sean Ash

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Sep
04

Hot Friday Finishes With Some Heavy Storms

Posted By · September 4, 2014 at 3:51 pm

Sunshine and summer heat are the story this afternoon in central Indiana.  Temperatures range from the lower 80s under cloud cover up north, to near 90 in hazy sun for central and south.  A few passing showers are possible in northern Indiana the next few hours, but most places remain just hot and dry.

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Friday:  we’ll wake up to muggy temperatures near 70 with areas of haze and fog for the early day commute.  Much of tomorrow will be like day, but likely hotter area wide.  Expect hazy sunshine and a rapid rise into the 80s by early afternoon.

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High temperatures likely hit 90 degrees in many locations, but tropical humidity makes it feel much worse.  Peak heat indices between 4-5pm are forecast in the 95 to 100 range.  Please stay hydrated if you’re tailgating for Operation Football or have to be outside in the afternoon.

HIGHS FRIDAY HEAT INDICES FRIDAY

Operation Football Forecast:  many of the games tomorrow look to start dry, but we expect vigorous storm development along and ahead of an approaching cold front in far northern sections of the state.

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Not every game will be impacted Friday.  For now it appears the greatest game impacts will be from northern Indiana to the I-70/74 corridors by midnight tomorrow.  Lightning poses a big threat in storms along with torrential rain in heavier storms.  Organized severe weather is not expected, but some gusty 50+mph wind is possible.

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Rain amounts of 1″ to 1.5″ are possible in heavier cells before the activity weakens heading southward.

RAIN POTENTIAL.

This Weekend:  Saturday begins cloudy, humid with lingering showers and morning temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

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Cloud cover will slowly thin from north to south as drier invades behind the passage of a cold front.

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You likely won’t notice much of a change in humidity until late Saturday afternoon.  Highs Saturday will be in the mid 70s which will be 10 to 15 lower than Friday.  A huge difference will be felt Sunday morning as lows drop into the low to mid 50s area wide.

LOWS SUNDAY

In my book Sunday is as good as it gets for this time of year.  Crisp in the morning, mild in the afternoon with plenty of sunshine from start to finish.  We’ll back this up with another stellar day Monday before storm chances return Tuesday.

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Have a great evening and thanks for reading the blog – Sean Ash

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Sep
03

Heat Builds Before Pleasant Air Arrives This Weekend

Posted By · September 3, 2014 at 4:05 pm

What a nice summer day across central Indiana.  Under a mix of sun and clouds temperatures have climbed into the 80s.  Humidity for now is tolerable but will climb the rest of the week.

RADAR

A cluster of storms in the Upper Midwest is worth watching, but more than likely fizzles out as it runs away from upper level lift from the jet stream.

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For now no rain or storms are expected tomorrow, though we’ll need to monitor this feature for progress past the Toll Road.  Cloud debris seems the most likely outcome in central Indiana, but leftover rain and thunder can’t be ruled out for areas in north-central Indiana.

LOWS TONIGHT

Tonight:  A quiet night around with lows in the mid to upper 60s.  We expect more areas of locally dense fog to redevelop overnight, and perhaps enough to cause school delays for some Thursday morning.  Be sure and check in with Chuck Lofton tomorrow morning for visibility updates.

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Thursday:  Temperatures soar under hazy sun Thursday.  Highs near 90 in many areas and heat indices should be well into the 90s.  The warm up tomorrow will be swift, with readings near 80 by noon time and mid to upper 80s by 4-5pm.

HIGHS THURSDAY PLANNER THURSDAY

A better chances of rain and storms arrive Friday, but not before highs likely hit 90 degrees.  The hot, humid air feeds heavy downpours and lightning Friday afternoon into early Saturday morning.

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It appears there will be numerous storms during Operation Football and will require schools and fans to be weather aware.  While organized severe weather isn’t anticipated, the threat of lightning will be high.

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Rainfall amounts will be the in .50″ to 1″ range and locally higher amounts are very possible within the “juicy” air.

RPM 7AM SATURDAY TASTE OF FALL

The passage of a cold front early Saturday opens the gates to refreshing air.  As a result the Muggy Meter drops into the nice range after a two day stretch of muggy-oppressive humidity in central Indiana.

MUGGY METER

Highs Saturday and Sunday will only be in the 70s, and lows Sunday morning drop into the 40s and 50s!  We’ll enjoy a pleasant stretch from late Saturday into Tuesday afternoon.  Have a great evening – Sean Ash

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Aug
31

Update On Severe Storm Potential Late Labor Day

Posted By · August 31, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Good Sunday afternoon.  Clouds have thinned across central Indiana to allow for sunshine and to help boost temperatures into the lower and mid 80s for highs in the next few hours.  The sun and warmer temperatures also will help trigger additional isolated downpours, though many backyards remain dry this evening.

EVENING PLANNER

Strong to severe storms will emerge upstream this evening over the Upper Midwest and this feature becomes our headliner for the Labor Day holiday.  For good reason, based on latest modeling, the Slight Risk for Monday has been expanded to encompass most of the viewing area.

SPC SUNDAY SPC MONDAY RPM

Muggy conditions remain overnight into Labor Day morning with the possibility of a few showers returning by sunrise Monday.  Shower and thunder chances continue into the afternoon, but the main timing for heavy and potentially widespread storms is after 4-5pm Monday.

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The main story tomorrow is the threat for strong to severe storms late in the day.  Model guidance is in good agreement for a linear feature impacting the area Monday evening into the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday… though exact location/track is to be determined.

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Severe wind gusts and flash flooding are in play with this set up and some areas could see an additional 1-3″ by Tuesday 7am, but again the track of the heaviest rain is uncertain at the moment.

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Rain and storm coverage diminishes heading into Tuesday afternoon and sets the stage for a brighter Wednesday.  The end of the week is highlighted by hot air and perhaps another round of 90s.  Long range indicators suggest cooler, pleasant air may sneak into the region by Sunday morning.

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There is medium confidence on this happening at the moment… but if it verifies highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s are possible.  Check back for updates on severe potential – Sean Ash

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Aug
29

Periods Of Heavy Storms This Holiday Weekend

Posted By · August 29, 2014 at 4:14 pm

After a cloudy start temperatures are responding to the brighter sky and passage of a warm front.  Highs will range from 85 to near 90 in spots the next few hours.

OPERATION FOOTBALL

This Evening:  Sunshine is helping to trigger widely scattered, but locally heavy, downpours and storms.  Rain chances are in the 20-40% range.  It’s not a guarantee you get wet during Operation Football, the Indianapolis Indians game or Luke Bryan concert… but it’s certainly a possibility until the sun sets.

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Tonight:  Expect a fairly muggy overnight but quiet in terms of storm coverage until Saturday morning.  I expect storms that develop near the Mississippi River overnight to slide into the region toward sunrise.  Check in with Kelly Greene Saturday morning beginning at 6am for an update on the progress of theses storms.

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Saturday:  It won’t rain all day tomorrow, but it’s certainly fair game for showers and storms from the time you wake to the time you go to bed.

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Much like this evening, it’s not a given storms impact the last home game of the season for the Indianapolis Indians Saturday evening… but it’s a possibility.  Likewise for the Indy Eleven match tomorrow as well.  Check Live Doppler 13 Radar online or on our mobile app.

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Sunday:  Showers and storms become widespread Saturday night into the first half of Sunday.  But latest model guidance suggests the axis of rain may dive southward toward the Ohio River Sunday afternoon.  If this verifies we could salvage a decent Sunday afternoon.  We’ll need to monitor this trend.

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Labor Day begins dry but rather muggy.  Highs Monday climb back into the mid and upper 80s and an approaching front triggers more heavy storms Monday evening.  This front stalls across the region for a few days… delivering multiple complexes of storms next week.  Have a great weekend and check the radar for outdoor events – Sean Ash

RAIN POTENTIAL 7DAY

Labor Day begins dry but rather muggy.  Highs Monday climb back into the mid and upper 80s and an approaching front triggers more heavy storms Monday evening.  This front stalls across the region for a few days… delivering multiple complexes of storms next week.  Have a great weekend and check the radar for outdoor events – Sean Ash

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Aug
28

Dry Now Before Some Heavy Storms Emerge This Weekend

Posted By · August 28, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Welcome to one of the drier afternoons central Indiana will experience over the next seven days.  It’s still humid, but not nearly as oppressive as it’s been the past several days.

3PM TEMPERATURES

Highs in central and northern Indiana will only top out in the lower to mid 80s.  But areas south of a warm front in southwestern Indiana will near 90 with heat indices near 100.

3PM HEAT INDEX

This Evening:  Overall it will be a nice evening in central Indiana and we hope to see you out at Victory Field for the Indianapolis Indians third to last home game this season.  Some of the WTHR staff will be out in the PNC Plaza where you can take the Blue Pledge against crime in the city.  Under a partly cloudy sky first pitch temperatures will be in the lower 80s.

INDIANS

Tonight: Low temperatures tonight from 65 to near 70 with haze and areas of fog developing by sunrise Friday.  There will be plenty of dry time tomorrow and take advantage before weekend downpours return.

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Friday:  The aforementioned front moves northward Friday and bring a return of tropical humidity, and afternoon/evening storm chances.

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Highs tomorrow near 90 area wide and you’ll need to monitor Live Doppler 13 Radar if you’ll be outside for the Indianapolis Indians, Operation Football or the NHRA U.S. Nationals.  Not every backyard gets wet Friday, but definitely a few storms to dodge.

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This Weekend:  Rain and storm chances ramp up this weekend… specifically Saturday afternoon into the first half of Sunday.  A slow moving teams up with daytime heating and a “juicy” atmosphere to deliver areas of heavy rain.  Some locations may see 1 to 3 inches of rain by Sunday night.

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This front stalls across the Ohio Valley early next week, and helps trigger multiple rounds of heavy storms Labor Day into Wednesday afternoon.  Have a great evening – Sean Ash

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Aug
26

Another Stormy Afternoon For Some In Central Indiana

Posted By · August 26, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Here we go again.  Another round of strong to severe storms are moving across central Indiana this afternoon.  Heavy rain and lightning are likely, with 55mph+ wind gusts possible in stronger storms.  These storms may cause local flooding and quick rainfall of 1-2″.

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Storms north of Indy will interact with an outflow boundary draped along the I-74 corridor.  As a result, we’re expecting storms to increase around the Indianapolis metro area by 5pm.  Additional severe thunderstorm warnings and/or a watch are possible this evening.

RPM 3PM TEMPERATURES

Hot, humid conditions can be expected away from these storms with highs in the lower 90s and heat indices in the lower 100s.

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Storms slowly diminish after sunset, but stay weather aware between now and 11pm.  Areas of fog will once again develop within the humid air overnight.

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There is no end in sight to the oppressive Muggy Meter.  This means another night in the upper 60s and lower 70s… and more storm chances with hot highs near 90 Wednesday.

HIGHS WEDNESDAY WEEKEND PATTERN

Several rounds of storms can be expected between now and through Labor Day weekend.  Timing will be mainly late afternoon and evening, but model guidance continues to paint a soggy set up for Sunday.  Be safe this evening and check back for updates.

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Aug
25

Indy Finally Hits 90 Degrees And Heavy Evening Storms

Posted By · August 25, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Much of the next few hours will be just plain hot and humid.  But we’re monitoring strong to severe storms crossing into northern Indiana.  Our thinking is this cluster will continue building south-southeastward, feeding off of extremely unstable air in place.

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The latest HRRR model run picks up on the expected storminess, but likely is too slow with the timing based on current radar trends.  Storms are possible in central Indiana, and the Indianapolis metro, by 6-7pm.

HRRR MODEL

Heavy rain (1-3″) and very frequent cloud-to-ground lightning are likely, while 50mph+ gusts are possible.

STORM THREATS

The other big story is Indianapolis hitting 90 degrees for the first time this year.  This equates to the hottest day of the year thus far and snaps a 347 day streak without 90 degrees… the sixth longest streak on record.

4PM TEMPERATURES 4PM HEAT INDEX

Heat indices in the upper 90s and lower 100s make it challenging being outside for long periods of time.  Be safe and smart this evening.

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The air mass blanketing the Ohio Valley remains tropical in nature.  This “super juice” will help feed the downpours and keep it uncomfortable for the next several days.

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We don’t anticipate a break in the oppressive Muggy Meter anytime soon, with uncomfortable humidity lingering into the Labor Day weekend.

POLLEN COUNT

The pollen count is also very high and will likely stay that way for the remainder of the week.  It’s Sniffle City and feeling like Key West at the same time… without the beach!

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It’s a carbon copy forecast Tuesday.  Expect locally dense fog in the morning followed by hazy, humid conditions and heavy afternoon storms.  Be on the look out for more heavy rain and highs in the upper 80s with heat indices

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Heat indices tomorrow will again surge into the 90s and the humid conditions fill up much of the Skytrak13 7 day forecast.

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There is a daily chance of storms between now and Labor Day.  It doesn’t mean it will rain or storm all day long… though latest modeling does depict a soggy set up Sunday.  It’s still far away and much can change between now and then.  It’s a perfect forecast if you felt as though we missed out this summer.  Enjoy – Sean Ash

 

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