June-Like Warmth Continues Before Mid-Week Storm Chance

It’s looking and feeling more like June in Central Indiana with sunshine and highs near 80 degrees.  Unseasonably warm air remains the main focal point of the forecast the next two days.

JET STREAM

The taste of June weather is courtesy of a ridge of high pressure blanketing the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes.  While we’re feeling like summer, heavy snow continues to drop in Colorado in much colder air.  They can have the snow and I’ll gladly take our sunshine.

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Expect another round of comfortable lows in the lower 50s tonight but a rapid rise Monday.  Another sunny day tomorrow quickly pushes temperatures into the 70s by 1pm and at or above 80 degrees by 5pm.

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Humidity levels remain low which means the air will be comfortable.  Though Tuesday won’t be a bright, and there’s a slight rain chance, temperatures still climb well into the 70s.

TUESDAY HIGHS TUESDAY WEDNESDAY

The ridge of high pressure that’s provided the sunny, warm weather finally breaks down mid-week and an upper level low brings unsettled conditions.  By Wednesday afternoon scattered showers develop with higher rain chances Thursday.

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At this point this system should depart prior to Saturday morning with only a slight rain chance next Sunday.  Have a great evening – Sean Ash

Unseasonably Warm Weekend

If you like sunny and 70s then the weekend forecast is weather perfection.  The bright sky, low humidity and light wind delivered a magnificent afternoon of temperatures 10-15 degrees warmer than normal.

INDIANS TONIGHT

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All systems go for Indy Indians baseball this evening at Victory Field and the opening home stand through the weekend.

RACE FOR CURE

If you’re one of the tens of thousands that will participate in the 25th annual Susan G. Komen Central Indiana Race For The Cure expect a very pleasant morning.  Sunrise temperatures will be near 50 and climb into the 60s by midday.

INDY ELEVE

Indy Eleven fans will have complete opposite weather compared to last weekend at The Mike.  Perfect tailgating.  Enjoy!

HIGHS SATURDAY SATURDAY 5PM SUNDAY 5PM

Highs this weekend soar into the 70s and a few spots near 80 degrees.  Plenty of sunshine Saturday and Sunday with unseasonably warm air lingering much of next week.  Very slight chances of rain for Tuesday and Wednesday… with perhaps scattered showers and storms arriving Thursday.  Have a great evening and even better weekend – Sean Ash

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Sunny And 70s In Forecast

Some of the best weather across the country is right here in Central Indiana.  Hard to argue with that statement given the sunshine and temperatures in the mid to upper 60s.

OPENING DAY

It’s going to be a spectacular evening at Victory Field for the Indianapolis Indians home opener… and seems likely the 60 degree guarantee will be achieved at 7:05pm for the first pitch.

PLANNER MORNING AFTERNOON PLANNER

Dry air, a clear sky and light wind allows temperatures to drop rapidly after sunset with seasonably chilly lows in the upper 30s and lower 40s.  More sunshine tomorrow and warmer highs in the 70s to kick start a great weekend.

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High temperatures Saturday and Sunday will be over 10 degrees warmer than normal under a bright sky.  Highs may near 80 degrees Monday afternoon before a weak cold front sneaks in Tuesday.  There’s only a slight chance of a shower with this front and temperatures return to the 70s Wednesday and Thursday.  Have a great evening – Sean Ash

Heavy Rain Tonight And Monday

Areas of heavy rain continue to fall overnight and you’ll need to use caution traveling on soggy roads heading into the Monday morning commute.

RADAR

Radar shows a zone of rain and storms extending back into the Central Plains with the crosshairs pointing at Central and Southern Indiana.

RADAR 2 3AM 6AM

Local flooding is very possible within an expected axis of 2-3″+ just south of Indy.  Elsewhere there will be widespread rain amounts of 1″ to 2″ and rain likely doesn’t end until Monday evening.

TOMORROW 10AM MONDAY 4PM RAIN POTENTIAL

Expect 40s to the north tomorrow and near 60 degrees in southern Indiana.  Colder air returns tomorrow night with lows near freezing Tuesday morning.

TUESDAY MORNING TUESDAY

Tuesday marks a string of sunny days that lasts into the upcoming weekend that’s perfect timing for opening homestand at Victory Field.  We’re proud to be the official weather partner of the Indianapolis Indians again this year!  Go Tribe and enjoy some fantastic Opening Day weather Thursday.

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Right now it appears highs of 65 to near 70 degrees are likely Friday and past next weekend.  Patience rewarded down the road.  Have a great day – Sean Ash

Wet Evening Ahead As Rain & Thunder Increase

Rain increasing across Central Indiana the next few hours to set stage for a damp evening with occasional rumbles of thunder.  Prior to the arrival of rain, temperatures climbed into the 60s around the Indy metro area as the clouds thinned enough for filtered sunshine.

TEMPS EVENING

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Expect 40s to the north tomorrow and near 60 degrees in southern Indiana.  Colder air returns tomorrow night with lows near freezing Tuesday morning.

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Expect periods of rain, downpours and thunder the next 24 hours with widespread rain amounts of 1″ to 2″.  Model guidance continues to suggest a heavier swath of 2″-3″+ potentially setting up between Indianapolis and Louisville.  Localized flooding is possible within this heavier axis if it develops.

RAIN POTENTIAL JET STREAM

But Tuesday marks a string of sunny days and we’re still on target for a pleasant warming trend late week into next weekend.  We’re expecting highs to be near 60 degrees Thursday for the Indianapolis Indians home opener (though the 1st pitch temp may be below our 60 degree guarantee which means you’ll get a free ticket if you’re in attendance).

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Right now it appears highs of 65 to near 70 degrees are likely Friday and past next weekend.  Patience rewarded down the road.  Have a great day – Sean Ash

Wet Stretch Before Welcomed Warmth

Another blustery day in Central Indiana with wind gusts already nearing 30mph.  A few showers are possible between now and early afternoon but the steadiest/heaviest rain arrives late afternoon into evening from west to east.

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While we don’t expect severe weather, there will be heavy rain and embedded storms the next 36 hours.  There may be a lull in action Monday morning before lift increases along a frontal boundary toward the midday hour tomorrow.

MONDAY PLANNER MON 12PM MON 6PM RAIN POTENTIAL

The heavy rain axis sinks south Monday evening as the front shifts away from Central Indiana.  After the coldest start to April since 1996… the expected pattern shift is a go to arrive by next weekend.

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This brings welcomed warmth and a string of mainly sunny days which is perfect timing for the beginning of the Indianapolis Indians first homestand.

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We are proudly serving as the team’s official weather partner again this season… and it will be a close call on the 60 Degree Guarantee.  If you’re at Victory Field Thursday evening and the temperature is not 60 degrees for the first pitch, you’ll get a free ticket to a game later this season.  It’s a win-win either way with the great weather.

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Chilly Start With A Wet Finish To Sunday

Good morning Central Indiana.  As expected a few pockets of light wintry mix moved across the area this morning in part of a transition from chilly air to somewhat warmer conditions later today.  Though there will be some dry time, expect showers to begin flaring by midday and a widespread rain ensues by sunset.

TEMPS MORNING

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Rain this afternoon into Monday evening will be heavy at times with periods of thunderstorms.  Definitely a great idea to take an umbrella and rain coat if you’re coming downtown to the Pacers game this evening.  You’ll be walking in the rain in and out of the Fieldhouse.

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The temperature forecast Monday is tricky due to a sharp gradient with a cold front and uncertainty on exactly where it lines up tomorrow.  Areas north of the boundary will be in the 40s while areas along and south of the front stay in the mid to upper 50s despite the wet day.

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Rain amounts likely finish in the 1″ to 2″ range with locally higher amounts possible if any storms begin to “train” along the slow-moving frontal boundary.

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Cooler air returns Tuesday but the long range looks sunny and pleasantly warmer by next weekend.  We’re expecting highs to be near 60 degrees Thursday for the Indianapolis Indians home opener (though the 1st pitch temp may be below our 60 degree guarantee which means you’ll get a free ticket if you’re in attendance).

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Right now it appears highs of 65 to near 70 degrees are likely Friday and past next weekend.  Patience rewarded down the road.  Have a great day – Sean Ash

Wintry Weather Few Days

Scattered rain, sleet and snow showers combined with a blustery northwesterly wind leads to a rather raw day in Central Indiana.  Expect steady temperatures in the upper 30s to mid-40s this afternoon with wind chills in the 20s and 30s.

TEMPS WIND CHILL

Heavier snow showers the next 36 hours will drop a localized dusting to an inch of slushy accumulation.  Again… this will not be widespread, but we’ve already received reports today like the picture below from Walton, IN in Cass County.

SNOW ACCUM

AFTERNOON 5PM 12AM

Precipitation and cloud cover may clear out overnight to allow temperatures to drop below freezing again by sunrise Friday morning.  Freeze Warnings will likely be issued for a good portion of Central Indiana… so plan to cover any plants you want to save outside.

LOWS TONIGHT FRIDAY MORNING FRIDAY 9AM FRIDAY 7PM

Any morning sun quickly gives way to building clouds and more scattered rain/snow showers by Friday afternoon.  Some of the showers tomorrow will continue lightning and heavy bursts of snow are very possible… with localized accumulations of a dusting to an inch underneath the track of the heavier cells by Saturday morning.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SATURDAY MORNING

We’re still on target for another hard freeze both Saturday and Sunday mornings.  High temperatures Saturday likely stay in the upper 30s which is actually colder than average lows for this time of year!  Morning wind chills Saturday will be in the mid-teens too.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Temperatures gradually warm into the mid-50s Sunday evening but are accompanied by an increase in rain.  However, precipitation Sunday morning along the warm front likely will be a mixed variety of sleet, snow and rain.

SUNDAY MORNING

Monday will be wet and stormy before another shot of cooler air arrives next Tuesday.  A gradual warm up occurs later next week and we’re still seeing a pattern shift arriving around the 15th of the month.  This will lead to above normal temperatures next weekend and eventually highs into the 70s.

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Next Thursday is Opening Day at Victory Field for the Indianapolis Indians. We are the Official Weather Partner of the Tribe again this year and have the 60 Degree Guarantee on Thursday.  If you’re in attendance at the first home game and the temperature at first pitch is not 60 degrees, you get a free ticket for any game this season.

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Our early call for now is a high of 56 and first pitch temperatures in the low to mid-50s.  This will likely change between now and then – Sean Ash

 

Windy Evening Ahead

***Damaging Wind Possible This Evening With Gusts Over 50mph***

Rain and wind continue to increase across Central Indiana with embedded storms likely along a cold front this evening.  Wind gusts may exceed 50mph at times with reports of non-storm wind damage noted already in eastern Illinois and southwest Indiana.

ADVISORY HEADLINES EVENING

After climbing into the 60s today another surge of unseasonably cold air embarks on the Ohio Valley the several days.  Thursday we’ll be stuck in the 40s with a mix of rain and snow showers beginning as early as sunrise tomorrow.

TONIGHT TOMORROW

THURSDAY

While there’s a chance of hearing thunder Thursday afternoon due to cold air aloft… there’s a better chance Friday when a potent upper disturbance moves across the state.

FRIDAY

This piece of energy likely cranks out some robust convective showers and some backyards in the path of heavier showers get a quick dusting of snow by sunrise Saturday morning.  It also sets the stage for a chilly start to the weekend with lows in the 20s and highs only in the 30s Saturday.

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Morning snow showers give way to flurries and partly cloudy conditions Saturday afternoon.  Another hard freeze is likely Sunday morning before rain returns Sunday evening into Monday.  Be safe on the wet roads this evening – Sean Ash

Wet And Windy Wednesday

Deceiving sunshine with temperatures struggling to hit 50 degrees and that’s about 10 degrees below average.

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But it’s certainly brighter and more pleasant than Monday afternoon and offers a nice setting for the NCAA Women’s Championship Night in Indianapolis.  Have fun if you’re coming downtown and expect steady, cool temperatures in the 40s with southeasterly wind 5 to 15mph.

TONIGHT 12AM 8AM

Clouds increase overnight but dry air at the surface keeps the chances of precipitation relatively low.  What the clouds will do efficiently is keep temperatures up about 10 to 15 degrees warmer than this morning.

5PM WEDNESDAY

After starting near 40 degrees Wednesday morning expect daytime highs near 60 despite the likelihood of rain in the afternoon.  We don’t expect severe weather tomorrow… but gusty wind over 40mph, downpours and some thunder are all on the table.

RAIN POTENTIAL

Rain amounts should end up in the .25″ to near 1″ range.  The rain combined with upcoming cold shot will lower the pollen count for a few days later this week.

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The passage of the latest cold front Thursday afternoon delivers another string of unseasonably cold days.

Thursday and Friday features highs in the 40s with a good chance of rain and snow showers.  By Friday evening precipitation should mainly be frozen and localized accumulation is possible Friday night in heavier snow showers.

JET JET 2

Another hard freeze looks likely Saturday morning with lows in the 20s.  Confidence continues to grow on Saturday being over 20 degrees colder than normal with highs in the 30s… not far from record cold highs!

HEADLINES

TEMPS

Sunday morning will be another hard freeze and with clouds increasing ensures daytime highs Sunday afternoon struggle to hit 50 degrees.  Another rain-maker arrives Monday with highs in the 60s – Sean Ash

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