Showers continue to dot the Central Indiana landscape this evening for Championship Monday. Temperatures will hold steady in the upper 50s this evening and tonight.
This marks the beginning of a rather unsettled stretch of days across the Ohio Valley which features daily chances of rain and possibly strong to severe storms. Though it should be noted we’re not anticipating all day rain the next 48 hours.
Despite the increased chances of rain and storms, temperatures jump into the 70s Tuesday. Areas that see any sunshine can expect highs well into the 70s Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.
Though Central Indiana is not technically highlighted in a “Slight Risk” or higher category… we believe there will be enough instability at times that warrants your attention to remain weather. At this time it appears Thursday will provide the highest rain and storm chances, along with severe weather potential.
Unfortunately this coincides with the Indianapolis Indians home opener. We are proud to be the Official Weather Station of the Indians again this year and will be on hand Thursday for opening ceremonies.
After a round of morning storms Friday we’re back to dry conditions just in time for the weekend. Stay tuned for updates – Sean Ash
Rain continues to diminish from west to east across Central Indiana… and some peeks of sun are possible prior to sunset. Though ends in Indianapolis by 7pm, brisk conditions last all evening.
Temperatures drop into the 20s by sunrise Saturday but rebound into the 50s tomorrow afternoon. It will be a fantastic Final Four weekend, albeit breezy at times. Plenty of sunshine with the next rain chance after this evening arriving Monday. We continue to advertise an active pattern next week. Updates to come this weekend.
A damp, brisk evening on tap in Central Indiana as one last wave of heavy showers moves across the viewing area. This rain is associated with a cold front that drives temperatures down into the 40s and wind chills in the 30s. Lightning is highly unlikely this evening but downpours of rain can be expected along with raw conditions if you plan to visit Final Four Festivities in downtown Indianapolis.
Rain diminishes by 9pm from northwest to southeast and clouds eventually clear by sunrise Saturday. The weekend begins on a chilly note with lows in the 20s Saturday morning, but we’ll be under a blanket of sunshine. Highs climb into the 50s Saturday afternoon and it will be breezy occasionally.
Sunday remains mainly sunny and warmer. Highs return to the 60s but the trade off will be a rather stiff south-southwest wind that likely gusts up to 30-35mph late in the day. Clouds increase Sunday night into Monday morning and keep lows in the 40s to start the work week.
Scattered showers are possible by Monday evening for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. This marks the beginning of an active weather pattern set to embark on the Ohio Valley next week. We’re anticipating multiple waves of rain and possibly strong storms between Tuesday and Friday. This ups the ante for flooding in the Hoosier state by next weekend. Stay tuned for updates and have a great weekend! – Sean Ash
Heavy storms continue to pound areas south of I-70 where there remains a risk of severe wind or large hail. Concern is growing for Flash Flooding south of a Bloomington-Columbus-Greensburg line due to what’s fallen and what will fall overnight and during the day Friday.
While additional severe thunderstorm warnings are possible, heavy rain will be the main threat the next 12 hours. Storm total rainfall my approach 3″ or higher in areas that see “training” of rain of storms. We’ll monitor closely overnight and Friday.
Expect waves of rain and some thunder Friday, with locally heavy amounts very likely. Daytime highs will be significantly cooler in the 50s and eventually drop into the 40s by 8pm. Jacket weather for sure by sunset Friday evening and sets the stage for a frosty start to the Final Four/Easter weekend in central Indiana.
The first wave of heavy rain and storms delivered varying amounts of rain in the .10″ to locally .60″. Another round of scattered storms is possible this evening, though there remains uncertainty on how much the atmosphere recovers/destabilizes between now and then. Less sun means it’s less likely we’ll see strong storms. It’s a wait and see approach at the moment.
Clouds have thinned and we’ve already noticed some new returns on Live Doppler 13 Radar in northwester Indiana. We’ll monitor closely for strengthening with a few hours of daylight to heat, and potentially destabilize the atmosphere.
As noted yesterday… the early day storms may ultimately limit our scope of severe weather this evening. But we remain under the “Slight” or “Low” risk (15% probability of severe wind/hail within 25 miles of a point) until 7am Friday. “If” we do see severe storms it will most likely be between the 4pm -10pm time window. Remain weather aware this evening and we’ll update as needed. Heavy rain and lightning remain the highest risks within storms this evening.
The passage of cold front tonight paves the way for a significantly cooler, and damp at times, Friday. This front also the “Low” risk severe potential down to the Ohio River tomorrow. Though rumbles of thunder are possible Friday, it will mainly be showers with embedded thunder.
Expect temperatures to drop from the mid-50s at midday Friday into the upper 30s by 8-9pm with wind chills in the 20s to finish tomorrow. This definitely impacts what you wear to Final Four festivities tomorrow night at White River State Park. There’s still a small chance rain may finish with mix of wet snow flakes tomorrow evening too.
Easter weekend begins frosty in the 20s Saturday morning but it’s a bright weekend! Highs Saturday will be seasonably cool in the 50s and jump into the 60s Sunday on a stiff southwest wind.
Rain chances return Monday and increase by the middle of the week. It appears April begins on an active note. Stay tuned for updates – Sean Ash
Another beautiful day in Central Indiana with temperatures some 30 degrees warmer than this morning. Ample sun and a southerly wind pump served up highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s.
We remain quiet and comfortable this evening with temperatures slowly dropping into the 50s after sunset. But we’re eyeing strong to severe storms downstream within a system that brings rain/storm chances back to Indiana tomorrow.
Tonight & Thursday: The shelf life on our stretch of dry weather expires after midnight with scattered showers and rumbles of thunder developing by sunrise Thursday. The Storm Prediction Center, rightfully so, trimmed back the “low risk” (15% probability within a 25 miles of a point in shaded area) for severe wind or hail Thursday afternoon and evening to the southwestern third of the state. Limited moisture return and instability should prevent widespread severe weather tomorrow, but a few Severe Thunderstorm Warnings are possible in the 1pm Thursday to 2am Friday window.
Friday: At this point we believe heavy rainfall will be the bigger story… with a decent chunk of the viewing area seeing 1-2″+ rain amounts by Friday afternoon. Waves of rain and thunder cross the state Friday, and may possibly finish as a period of wet snow Friday evening as temperatures drop into the 30s by 8pm. We’re advising folks to dress appropriately if you plan to head to downtown Indianapolis for the Imagine Dragons concert that evening. Gusty wind wrapping into the state knocks wind chill values down into the 20s.
Actual air temperatures to begin the Easter/Final Four weekend will be in the 20s. Thankfully Saturday is full of sunshine and comfortable highs in the 50s. Sunday is warmer but more breezy with highs climbing back into the 60s. Stay weather aware tomorrow and check back for updates – Sean Ash
Sun continues to shine over Central Indiana and much of the Ohio Valley… a trend that continues into Wednesday. Though bright, it also remains breezy with gusts possibly in the 20-25mph range. Highs will be in the 60 to 65 degree range with ample sunshine this afternoon.
Another nice evening is on tap as the sky remains mainly clear and the wind diminishes after sunset. Lows tonight will be colder and fall into the 30s area wide by sunrise tomorrow.
Wednesday will be a near carbon-copy with sunshine, mild highs in the mid to upper 60s but without the breeze. Enjoy the dry time tomorrow as rain/storm chances increase Thursday and Friday.
Highs Thursday sneak into the 70s despite an increase in clouds. Daytime heating, increased Gulf moisture and an approaching cold front trigger scattered to numerous showers and storms Thursday. Rain may become heavy Thursday night into Friday as several waves of energy ride along the boundary.
Rainfall amounts may exceed an inch by Friday night and sets the stage for a damp end to the week. Temperatures Friday begin in the 50s by likely fall to near 40 degrees by 8pm… so plan accordingly if you’re heading downtown for Final Four Friday evening festivities.
Easter weekend begins sunny and chilly with lows near 30 Saturday morning with highs rebounding into the 50s. A warm front brings a chance of showers Easter Sunday… especially in the northern half of the state. Stay tuned for updates and have a wonderful afternoon- Sean Ash
What a great start to the work week. This is day one of three days of mostly sunny conditions. Highs today will peak out at or above 60 degrees with a steady breeze from the west-southwest. It’s probably no surprise to allergy sufferers, but the pollen count is very high… with juniper, maple, and elm the predominant culprits. Latest four day outlook has little relief, though rain Thursday and Friday may temporarily knock it down.
That steady breeze continues tonight as it feeds into an area of low pressure moving across the Great Lakes the next 12 hours. The wind, combined with a period of cloud cover, keeps low temperatures in the mid to upper 40s.
Clouds depart by sunrise tomorrow and we’ll enjoy more bright, albeit breezy, conditions on Tuesday. Highs tomorrow range from near 60 to the mid-60s. After a colder start in the lower 30s Wednesday, temperatures quickly jump back into the 60s.
The dry stretch ends Thursday when a moist, warm air mass teams up with an approaching cold front. Expect highs in the 70s but rain and storms to increase by early afternoon. Rain and thunder remain likely Thursday night into we believe Friday will be a damp day too. This may impact Final Four festivities Friday evening.
This system will be east of the region by Saturday morning and sets the stage for a dry Easter/Final Four weekend. Though Saturday morning will be chilly, and possibly frosty, expect plenty of sun and higsh jumping into the 50s. Cloud cover and wind increase on Sunday with rain chances/warmer air returning for Championship Monday. Stay tuned for updates on rain amounts and timing – Sean Ash