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06

Great Weather To Start The Indiana State Fair

Posted By · August 6, 2015 at 10:40 pm

You can certainly feel the difference in the air mass this evening.  Temperatures have already dropped into the lower 60s and a pleasant northeasterly wind continues to blow across Central Indiana.  We expect mostly clear conditions, though some mid to high level clouds will occasionally race across the sky.

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Lows drop into the 50s and light jacket may be needed for the kids at the bus stop in the morning.  It’s a picture-perfect beginning to the Indiana State Fair with low humidity, sunshine and warm highs in the lower 80s!  Have fun but certainly pack the sunglasses and sunscreen with high UV rays due to the dry air and mainly clear conditions.

 

PLANNER TOMORROW MORNING PLANNER MONDAY AFTERNOON HIGHS TOMORROW

You really can’t ask for a better day for Colts Camp, the State Fair, Tim McGraw or anything else you have planned.  Enjoy and nice weather kicks off the weekend too!

TEMP TREND FRIDAY COLTS PLANNER KLIPSCH

Saturday looks great too with partly cloudy and warm conditions as highs jump into the mid-80s.  Storm chances return Sunday but we’re not advertising canceling outdoor plans at the moment… just back for coverage and timing updates.

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After Monday the flow becomes predominantly north-northwesterly for an extended period of comfortable conditions next week.  Have a great evening – Sean Ash

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Aug
06

Clearing And Cooler Tonight

Posted By · August 6, 2015 at 4:52 pm

As advertised it’s been a soggy in Central Indiana with locations south of I-70 picking up over one inch of rainfall.  Showers and drizzle continue a few more hours across the southeastern half of the state, but a rain/clouds diminish this evening for a decent finish to the day.

RAIN AMOUNTS TEMP TREND

Under the overcast temperatures haven’t budged much, but up north it’s a different world.  Decent sunshine captured on the Wolcott WeatherBug camera and temperatures firmly in the 70s.  Meanwhile the gray hangs tough in Connersville and points to the southeast.

TEMPS WOLCOTT CONNERSVILLE PLANNER EVENING

Late day sunshine should push temperatures briefly into the 70s for locations that have been unseasonably cool in the 60s much of the day.  A general clearing trend occurs toward sunset and beyond to set the stage for a pleasant night.  Lows drop into the 50s away from Indy’s heat island that likely leaves the city near 60 Friday morning.  Either way… open the windows tonight to let in some fresh air.

PLANNER TONIGHT LOWS TONIGHT

Though patchy fog is possible tonight due to the saturated ground, most wake to sunshine tomorrow and we’re in store for a picture-perfect beginning the Indiana State Fair.  Pack the sunglasses and expect warm afternoon highs in the low 80s with comfortable humidity.

PLANNER TOMORROW HIGHS TOMORROW RPM 6PM TODAY

Saturday looks great too with partly cloudy and warm conditions as highs jump into the mid-80s.  Storm chances return Sunday but we’re not advertising canceling outdoor plans at the moment… just back for coverage and timing updates.

PLANNER SATURDAY PLANNER SUNDAY RPM SUNDAY 11AM

After Monday the flow becomes predominantly north-northwesterly for an extended period of comfortable conditions next week.  Have a great evening – Sean Ash

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Aug
05

Soggy Set Up Thursday

Posted By · August 5, 2015 at 4:34 pm

Good Wednesday evening! As anticipated many areas are enjoying hazy sunshine with just a few isolated showers on Live Doppler 13 Radar at this hour. Radar trends indicate any shower action should remain mainly south of I-70. But make no mistake…a round of soaking rain is heading toward Central Indiana!

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Ideal conditions up at Anderson University for the Colts BBQ Bash Night Practice. Comfortable temperatures in the lower 80s with pleasant humidity. The Colts have tomorrow off and the timing is perfect with rain and storms expected.

 

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Rain chances ramp up after midnight and latest modeling advertises the I-74/70 corridors for the northern cut off for heaviest totals. Plan on a rather wet commute with potential for flooded roadways. Send the kids to school with rain gear in the morning. The rainfall bulls-eye may occur between Louisville and Indy… where some locations may exceed 2-3″ between midnight and 6pm tomorrow.

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Temperatures Thursday will be 10-15 degrees below normal where precipitation and clouds linger longer, and this will most likely be in the eastern and southern portions of the viewing area.

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Rain and storms diminish late tomorrow afternoon and clouds should clear by 9-10pm. This sets the stage for a great opening weekend of the Indiana State Fair with highs in the 80s. We continue to mention a chance of storms on Sunday but confidence is low at this time. Check back for updates and enjoy the evening – Sean Ash

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Aug
04

Tricky Thursday Forecast

Posted By · August 4, 2015 at 4:27 pm

A beautiful and mostly dry night is in store.  A system pushing through Central Illinois right now may provide Southwestern Indiana with a few isolated showers in the late afternoon. Any chances of showers should clear out by the early evening. Expect comfortable conditions with mostly clear skies as we head into the overnight hours. Expect some patchy fog overnight and into tomorrow morning.

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Tomorrow will be much like today with high temperatures in the mid 80s and the slight chance for some isolated showers. It will be a nice night if you’re headed out to the BBQ Bash at the Colts Training Camp, just be sure to keep check back with us for potential isolated showers in the area.

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A cool down and greater chances for storms will arrive Wednesday night into Thursday.  At this point, due to model uncertainty, we have low confidence in rain amounts, coverage and timing. Some models are suggesting 2″ or more of rainfall, while some solutions keep the heaviest rain closer to the Ohio River.

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However, most solutions agree that rain chances will diminish toward Thursday evening. We’ll continue to fine tune the timing of these storms over the next couple days.

High temperatures on Thursday will be in the mid to upper 70s.  Keep in mind that the average high temperature for this time of year is 84 degrees.

We’ll warm back up to near average conditions for the weekend with high temperatures in the low to mid 80s.  Drier conditions arrive back in the forecast by Friday, just in time to start the Indiana State Fair.

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Aug
03

Refreshing Air Arrives Tonight

Posted By · August 3, 2015 at 6:43 pm

It was a rough morning and afternoon for some in the viewing area.  After a heavy storm cluster this morning, storms this afternoon were isolated but unfortunately severe for some.

Large hail and wind reports were concentrated in Union, Wayne and Randolph counties.

STORM REPORTS WAYNE COUNTY WIND DAMAGE WAYNE COUNTY HAIL

Viewer photos submitted on the WTHR Facebook and page and Twitter show half-dollar to golf ball size hail and wind damage to a farm in Wayne County.  Severe weather is over but isolated showers or some thunder remains possible until sunset.

CONNERSVILLE HAIL CONNERSVILLE HAIL 2 UNION COUNTY HAIL

A refreshing northwest wind delivers a pleasant breeze this evening and is pushing storms out of the state.

This sets the stage for a relatively nice night with lows in the 50s and 60s.  Clear and cool for the bus stop Tuesday morning.  Sunshine quickly warms temperatures to near 80 by midday and into the mid-80s during the afternoon.  Humidity remains tolerable tomorrow but increases heading into Thursday.

MUGGY METER LOWS TONIGHT BUS STOP MORNING BUS STOP AFTERNOON HIGHS TOMORROW COLTS PLANNER

There’s a chance of a few showers or storms Wednesday afternoon but we’re targeting Thursday for a bigger system and higher probability of rain and storms.  But it should be noted there is not a lot of model certainty on timing, track and rain amounts yet.  We’ll fine tune in the days ahead as the could have a big impact on opening day of the Indiana State Fair.

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In the wake of this system another round of comfortable air arrives just in the time for the weekend.  At this point we’re forecasting upper 70s for highs Saturday and Sunday – Sean Ash

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Jul
26

UPDATE: Wettest Month In 140 Years For Indianapolis

Posted By · July 26, 2015 at 11:49 pm

Rain is slowly subsiding but the damage is done.  Many streets remain flooded around the Indy metro area… especially across northeastern, eastern and southern Marion County where 3-5″ rain amounts were common.  Please use caution if traveling overnight as DPW wasn’t able to barricade all water covered roads.

75TH AND HAGUE LEBANON FLOODING ALLISONVILLE FLOODING

Some incredible pictures from what was the epicenter of flash flooding during this evening.  WTHR Facebook viewers submitted pictures of kayaking and canoeing down streets and for many areas this is the second bout of flash flooding in the past three weeks.

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It’s not a shock, but it is officially the wettest month on record for Indianapolis now with the National Weather Service (official gauge for the city on the SW side) eclipsed the 13″ monthly rainfall mark.  This marks the wettest month in 140 years and pushes summer 2015 into 2nd wettest territory too.

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Areas of dense fog are likely for the morning commute and then will be followed by another uncomfortable day in regards to tropical humidity.

Hot, humid conditions continue the next few days with peak heat indices expected in the 100-108 range Wednesday afternoon.  Additional heavy storms dot the landscape Monday afternoon and Tuesday… with severe weather potential late Wednesday along an approaching cold front.

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Less humid air returns Thursday with a good dose of sunshine too!  Be safe tonight – Sean Ash

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Jul
26

Sticky Heat And Storm Chances Next Few Days

Posted By · July 26, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Sticky heat and oppressive humidity, along with scattered heavy storms, remain headliners in the forecast the next few days.  While many backyards stay dry this evening into Monday morning…anything on radar will likely produced tropical rain rates in the 1-2″+ per hour zone.

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For the moment the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is in the middle of a storm sandwich with heavy rain in southeastern Indiana and another batch nearing Lafayette.  Both will stay away from the Brickyard 400 and it will likely take something to develop around/over the track for any weather related delays.  Heat and humidity are big issue for both fans and drivers though.

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Air conditioners work overtime tonight with lows in the 70s.  Areas of haze and fog will be dense enough to cause some issues for the Monday morning commute…especially in places that do see heavy rain.

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Highs Monday near 90 degrees and the heat index stays in the 90s.  The worst is yet to come with highs Tuesday and Wednesday in the 90s and the heat index in the 100-108 range.  A round of strong to severe storms late Wednesday precedes less humid air for the end of the week.

HIGHS TUESDAY HEAT INDEX TUESDAY HIGHS WEDNESDAY HEAT INDEX WEDNESDAY MUGGY METER

Highs Thursday and Friday drop into the mid-80s with a good deal of sunshine.  With five days to go, July 2015 ranks 2nd wettest July on record and 4th wettest month on record for Indianapolis.  We’ll closely monitor the “official” rain gauge of the city at the NWS office near the airport.  Have a great evening – Sean Ash

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Jul
22

Another Great Day And More To Come!

Posted By · July 22, 2015 at 4:27 pm

What a fantastic day in Central Indiana!  If you like low humidity, sunshine and mild temperatures then you’ll agree the best weather in the country is in our backyards.  The center of high pressure remains along the Indiana/Ohio border and is the driver in keeping us dry until the weekend when it breaks down and heads east.

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Dew points in the 40s and 50s during late July are a real treat and why it feels so comfortable outside.  The Muggy Meter remains comfortable until Friday night/Saturday morning.  Until then just enjoy!

MUGGY METER MUGGY METER 2 PLANNER TONIGHT

We’ll again enjoy a spectacular evening and overnight as lows drop into the 50s and lower 60s.  Thursday is nearly a carbon-copy of today but highs will climb more into the 80s tomorrow and Friday.

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Humidity creeps up heading into the weekend and combined with upper disturbances brings a return to storm chances.  As of now most of Saturday should be dry and seasonably warm into the upper 80s.  Storms are possible Saturday night and into Brickyard 400 Sunday.  Timing and coverage details will be ironed-out as we get closer to the weekend.  Check back for updates as the forecast will likely change between now and then.

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Long range indicators show summer heat and humidity holding strong next week.  Have a great day – Sean Ash

 

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