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Chance of More Storms Today

Posted By · August 23, 2014 at 7:31 am

The hottest stretch of 2014 continues this weekend.  We still have yet to reach the 90 degree mark but there are two good chances over the next few days.

We are starting off with foggy conditions over central Indiana this morning, thanks to the rain from yesterday and the light winds this morning.  Visibilities will improve by 10am.  It will be hot, hazy and humid today with a few scattered thunderstorms this afternoon.  Temperatures will climb into the upper 80s with heat indices in the mid 90s.

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A few more isolated storms will be likely this evening with mostly cloudy skies.  It will be a warm and muggy overnight with temperatures only falling into the low 70s.

We have a chance to hit 90 degrees on Sunday with partly sunny skies and light breezes out of the southeast.  The jet stream will shift farther north on Sunday, allowing more heat and humidity to push into Central Indiana.

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The best chance of a 90 degree day arrives on Monday, with partly sunny skies.
Showers and thunderstorms will be possible Tuesday through Thursday.

Much cooler air arrives on Friday on into the weekend with temperatures only climbing into the upper 70s.


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Weekend Forecast

Posted By · August 22, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Doppler Radar estimates 9+inches of rain fell across Blackford county.  Flooding is still a big concern for parts of central Indiana especially northeast of Indianapolis.

There is some good news.  The heavy rain is gone for now.  Expect a warm and muggy Friday evening, with temperatures in the 80s through about 10pm.  A couple of showers are possible, but we are not forecasting widespread heavy rain.

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Saturday will start dry, with morning temperatures in the lower 70s.  There will be more clouds than sun and a chance for a few afternoon and evening storms.  Due to the clouds and the threat for more rain, I think we miss 90 degrees.  Forecast highs are in the range of 85-90, but the 90s will only happen where there is more sun.

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I think we miss 90 degrees on Saturday due to too many clouds.  We missed 90 degrees this week, due to clouds and rain.  Our last 90 degree day was September 11, 2013.


A few storms are possible later Tuesday, with highs in the middle and upper 80s.

A developing weather system will bring more rain chances Wednesday and Thursday.  We get a break from the higher heat and humidity by Friday of next week.


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More Storms, More Heat, More Humidity

Posted By · August 22, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Showers and thunderstorms will taper off by early afternoon.  Flash Flood Warnings are in effect for Delaware and Randolph counties until 3:30pm this afternoon.  Flood Warnings are in effect for Grant, Miami, Wabash, Delaware and Randolph counties through most of the weekend.  Be careful of flooded roadways.  Don’t attempt to drive through flooded roads.

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It will be a cloudy, sticky and warm day with temperatures climbing into the mid 80s.  Heat indices will climb into the upper 80s today.

More thunderstorms will be possible this evening, bringing heavy downpours to central Indiana.  If  you are heading out to Operation Football tonight or any other outdoor activity, make sure you have your SkyTrak13 Weather app with you.  Temperatures will only fall into the low 70s with patchy fog likely Saturday morning.

The unsettled weather pattern will continue on Saturday with a chance of more scattered thunderstorms.  It will be a hot and humid day with temperatures soaring into the upper 80s.  Heat indices will make it feel like it’s in the mid 90s.

It will be partly sunny, hot and steamy Sunday too, with highs near 90 degrees.

The heat and humidity stick around into the work week with more storms arriving mid week.  This will bring cooler conditions to Central Indiana.


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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Posted By · August 21, 2014 at 7:40 pm

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for about the northern half of Indiana until midnight.  This includes:  Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, Kokomo, Lafayette, Anderson, Muncie, Marion and Hartford City.

Here is the outline of the watch.


The complex of storms is in Monticello now and is forecast to move toward Logansport by pm.  This complex with drop ESE across the northern part of the WTHR viewing area.  These storms will contain heavy rain and dangerous lightning.  Some may contain damaging winds and hail.  If the complex of storms holds together, it is forecast to move from NW Indiana to near Indianapolis by midnight.

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More Heat and More Storms

Posted By · August 21, 2014 at 5:16 pm

After a round of storms with heavy rain earlier today, central Indiana is getting a bit of a break from the wet weather.  Most of the storms now are to our north and west.  There is still the chance for a few storms tonight, as this complex of storms is forecast to move south.  If it holds together, it will have a local impact later this evening and early Friday morning.

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It will be a warm and muggy night.  Patchy fog is possible too.

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High heat, high humidity and storm chances stay in the forecast through the weekend.

Scattered storms are possible overnight and on Friday.  These storms chances are similar to the last several days.  This means it won’t rain all day, but there will be complexes of rain and storms that may impact your outdoor plans.

Another weather impact will be the heat.  The high heat and high humidity will mean heat index values or feels like temperatures near 100 degrees for Friday and the weekend.  Please take precautions from the heat.

Forecast lows are only in the lower 70s and highs will be near 90 degrees Friday through the weekend.  This heat and unsettled weather pattern is forecast to last through the middle part of next week.


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Heat & Humidity Crank Up this Weekend

Posted By · August 21, 2014 at 12:27 pm

We are tracking the hottest heat and highest humidity of the summer this week.  This weekend, we have the potential to hit 90 degrees for the first time this year.

Thunderstorms are pushing o ff to the east with a gradual clearing this afternoon.  It will continue to dry out from west to east today, allowing for some sunshine. 

Temperatures will climb into the mid 80s today with another round of storms possible by early evening.  These storms could be strong to severe.

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It will be a muggy overnight, with patchy fog likely by Friday morning.  Temperatures will only fall into the low 70s.  Storm chances will continue through Friday morning.

Friday afternoon will be steamy with partly sunny skies.  Temperatures will soar into the upper 80s, with heat indices making it feel like it’s in the mid 90s.

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A few more pesky storms will be possible on Saturday with the hot conditions sticking around.  Temperatures will climb to 90 degrees.

The hot streak continues into next week with afternoon highs climbing into the low 90s Sunday through Tuesday.

Storms chances return on Wednesday, allowing a cool down to arrive by Thursday.


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Heat Stays, Storms Return

Posted By · August 21, 2014 at 3:12 am

We began the day with scattered showers around Indiana and it looks to be a pattern that we’ll follow for a few days. Keep the umbrella handy today and tomorrow. There will be scattered showers and storms both days, with highs in the range of 85-90 degrees. We still have not had a 90 degree day in Indianapolis since September 11,2013. That may soon change.

Our best chance for our first 90 degree days of the season arrives this weekend.  We have 90 degrees in the forecast on Friday, but if we get storms we may miss it.  We have 92 degrees in the forecast for Saturday through Monday.  It will be a hot and humid stretch of weather.  If you have missed the typical summer heat, then the next few days are for you. The long range outlook calls for the heat to continue into next week. We’ll see thunderstorms break the cycle a bit next Wednesday.

On this day in Central Indiana Weather History

1923….1.23 inches of rain fell in Indianapolis, a record for the date.


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Scattered Storms and 90 Degree Heat

Posted By · August 20, 2014 at 4:14 pm

We have already had another round of rain and storms.  This round on Wednesday afternoon was mainly across the southern half of the state.  This latest complex of storms will move east Wednesday evening and there will be just a chance for  a storm Wednesday night.

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It will be warm and humid overnight with lows in the range of 65-70 degrees.  Similar to the last several nights, patchy fog is possible.  Some of that fog will reduce visibilities through early Thursday morning.


Keep the umbrella handy for Thursday and Friday.  There will be scattered showers and storms both days, with highs in the range of 85-90 degrees.  Here is the timing of storm chances through Friday with FutureTrak13.  Keep in mind, there will be some adjustments to the timing as we get new information on our unsettled weather pattern.

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Our best chance for our first 90 degree days of the season arrives this weekend.  We have 90 degrees in the forecast on Friday, but if we get storms we may miss it.  We have 92 degrees in the forecast for Saturday through Monday.  It will be a hot and humid stretch of weather.

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