Scattered Strong Storms This Afternoon

Good afternoon. Scattered to numerous downpours & gusty storms develop along a stalled front in Central Indiana the next few hours.

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The greatest coverage of storms will be along and especially south of I-70… where wind gusts of 60mph & quarter-sized hail will be possible.

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A Severe T’Storm Watch is up west of us for a storm complex that looks to target southwestern Indiana… possibly impacting Bloomington, Columbus, Seymour and Bedford later this evening.  A new watch may be needed later.

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High resolution “modeled” radar shows southern IL/IN & western KY taking brunt of this severe storm complex.

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But with or without this complex, scattered storms are likely for the southern half of Indiana and you’ll need to be weather aware until it passes – Sean Ash

Storms Tonight Mark Beginning Of Unsettled Pattern

Are you enjoying summer-like warmth and breezy conditions today?  We’re advising to get any yard work done this evening because you’ll be dodging multiple rounds of rain and storms the remainder of the week.

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Strong to severe storms emerge along a front across northern Illinois the next few hours.  It appears the weakened leftovers sneak into the viewing area around midnight… gradually working across the Indy metro area between 2am and 8am.

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We’re not expecting widespread large hail or wind exceeding 60mph, but a few reports are certainly possible.  However, lightning, areas of downpours and gusty wind are likely any storms tonight.

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Tomorrow will not be a washout but scattered showers and storms are possible at any time.  The greatest coverage occurs in the afternoon and along/south of I-70.  A few storms may produce large hail and damaging wind…but the threat is low for now.

SPC DMA DAY 2 HIGHS TOMORROW TOMORROW

Unfortunately it appears a significant severe weather outbreak unfolds in the Central Plains tomorrow.  Please be advised if you’re heading in that direction or have friends and family out there.  Destructive hail, dangerous wind gusts are likely with some tornadoes too.

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Another round of more widespread rain and storms occurs Wednesday into Thursday plus a decent chance Saturday evening into Sunday.

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Also of note is the consistent signal in ensemble guidance on a below to much below normal temperature pattern between the May 2 to May 8 time frame.

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The images above show significant mid-level anomalies/troughing across the Ohio Valley which would lead to below normal temperatures.  We’ll have to wait for specifics on how cold and how long.

But this might lead to temperatures in the 30s for the start of the Indy Mini-Marathon.  Stay tuned for updates and be weather aware tonight and Tuesday – Sean Ash

 

Sunny Start To An Unsettled Week

Sunny and much warmer this afternoon with highs near 80 degrees.  Humidity levels remain pleasant which will allow for a comfortable cool down tonight in the 50s.  If you don’t suffer from allergies you’ll be able to open windows after sunset to cool the house down.

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But unfortunately the pollen remains very high and will stay that way until at least next weekend.  Warm, breezy conditions set up over Central Indiana Monday well into the 80s.

MORNING AFTERNOON HIGHS TODAY

A frontal boundary across the Michiana could become a focal point for storm initiation late tomorrow.  If this occurs these storms could become severe and would likely drift southeastward tomorrow night into the viewing area.  Stay tuned and we’ll update as needed.

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Tuesday features another strong to severe storm chance with humid air, highs near 80 and a front stalled across the region.  This front is forecast to settle southward Wednesday to allow for cooler highs in the 60s.  Multiple rounds of rain and storms move across the front Wednesday evening into Friday morning.

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The unsettled pattern continues into next weekend with more rain and storms possible.  Have a great evening – Sean Ash

Locally Strong Storms This Evening

An approaching upper level storm, combined with sunshine that destabilized the atmosphere allowed widely scattered strong storms to develop.

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Widespread severe weather is not expected but small hail, downpours, lightning and gusty wind are likely for a few hours this evening.  Download the free Skytrak 13 Weather App for Interactive Radar and watches/warnings delivered to your phone

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The storm threat diminishes later tonight but more scattered storms develop Friday.  This precedes a sunny and warmer weekend in Central Indiana.  We’re also expecting a rather unsettled pattern to develop over the Ohio Valley next week with multiple rounds of storms likely.

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It’s too early to tell if we’ll see severe weather but please check back for updates – Sean Ash

Dry Spells Comes To An End Tonight

For only the second time in the past 30 years Indianapolis encountered eight straight dry days during April.  The recent run of dryness coincided  with unseasonably warm air too.

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Despite increased cloud cover, afternoon temperatures are well into the 70s and some places may hit 80 degrees for the 4th straight day.  Some light showers are possible the next few hours, but the brunt of rainfall and storms occur overnight into the first half of Thursday.

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While there will be no severe weather, you can expect lightning and downpours that may either keep you up or serve as unwanted alarm clock.  The greatest coverage of rain likely occurs before midday tomorrow and becomes more scattered by Thursday afternoon.

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An upper low moving over the state Thursday night into early Friday triggers more showers and cools highs into the 60s for a couple of days.  However, sunshine and unseasonably warm air quickly return for the weekend.

FRIDAY MORNING FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Highs will be near 70 Saturday and near 80 Sunday.  Remember to join us this weekend for the Health and Fitness Expo at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.  You can get free tickets at wthr.com.

An unsettled weather pattern looks to set up across the Ohio Valley next week and could result in multiple waves of rain/storms between Monday and Friday.  Stay tuned – Sean Ash

An unsettled weather pattern looks to set up across the Ohio Valley next week and could result in multiple waves of rain/storms between Monday and Friday.  Stay tuned – Sean Ash

 

Summer-Like Warmth Slowly Eases Later This Week

For the first time in nearly seven months Indianapolis had back-to-back 80 degree days.  Even a few cirrus clouds this afternoon couldn’t slow the warming on the new warmest day of the year.

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As of 4pm daytime highs were a good 15 degrees above normal and more representative of mid-June than mid-April.  It’s definitely going to feel like the summer for the Boys Of Summer at Victory Field this evening.

The Indianapolis Indians welcome the Toldeo Mudhens for the next three days.  Please note the early start times tomorrow and Wednesday.

INDIANS INDIANS 3 DAY JET STREAM

While we’re reaping the sunny, warm rewards of an upper high and its sinking air… the moist flow between the high and cut-off low over the Rockies delivered historic flooding to the Houston area.

RADAR ESTIMATES

Many areas had over 10″ of rainfall in a 12 hour period overnight and the flooding has reached areas that typically don’t flood.  Flash Flood Emergencies continue at this hour and more rain is likely.

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MORNING

Here at home the weather remains quiet, but mild overnight and Tuesday morning.  Highs tomorrow near 80 degrees again with just a very slight rain chance.

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Rain chances ramp up late Wednesday into Thursday for much-needed precipitation after a longest stretch of dry days since October.  Warmth builds again this weekend under mostly dry conditions until late Sunday.  Have a great evening – Sean Ash

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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