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After a beautiful summer day where temperatures climbed into the low 80s and upper 70s, thunderstorms are developing. The warm, moist air has set the stage for some heavy downpours and the potential for severe weather this evening.
The storms are moving into our western viewing area late this afternoon. Storm reports so far have included damaging winds in excess of 70 to 80 mph. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for our northern viewing area, including Benton, White, Cass, Miami, and Wabash counties, until 10pm.
Storms will continue to develop through the evening, moving east-southeast. Storms will arrive in our into the Indy metro area around 10pm or 11pm.
The sun will set at 7:46pm this evening and storms will likely weaken some after sunset. The SkyTrak13 Weather Team will keep you updated throughout the evening on Channel 13 and all of our social media platforms.
Storms will taper off in the early morning hours on Sunday with a few spotty showers possible Sunday morning. It will be another breezy day but winds will be out of the north, allowing cooler air to arrive. A gradual clearing will arrive by Sunday afternoon with highs in the upper 60s and low 70s.
The Autumnal Equinox is at 10:29pm EDT on Monday. It will feel more like Fall, with temperatures only climbing into the upper 60s.
The dry pattern continues through the work week with a warming trend too. Temperatures will rebound into the upper 70s by the end of the work week.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for Benton County, extended until 5:45pm EDT.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for our northern viewing area until 10pm EDT.
We’ll keep you updated throughout the evening, as more storms are likely.
It’s the last weekend of summer and today will feel like it. Temperatures will climb a few degrees above average today, with highs in the low 80s. It will be a breezy day, with winds picking up from 10 to 20 mph out of the southwest.
A cold front will arrive this evening, ending our dry pattern. Showers and thunderstorms will be likely along the front. Our northwestern viewing area, including Tippecanoe, White, Carroll, Cass, Miami, Benton, Fountain, and Warren counties, are all under a slight risk of severe weather. Damaging winds and large hail will be possible.
Right now, the time of arrival will be after 6pm in our northwestern viewing. After the sunsets, storms will weaken with the lack of sunshine fueling the storms. Storms will move into the Indianapolis metro area after 8pm. Showers and storms will taper off during the early morning hours on Sunday, with just a few spotty showers possible late Sunday morning. Temperatures will fall into the low 60s Sunday morning.
A gradual clearing will arrive Sunday, with cool northerly winds. Gusts around 25 mph will be possible. Afternoon highs will climb into the low 70s.
Dry weather takes over again during the work week with a gradual warming trend too. Afternoon highs will be back into the mid 70s, near normal for this time of year, by Wednesday.
Sunny and afternoon temperatures in the 70s can be defined as weather perfection for some. That’s the case in central Indiana today with a pleasant southeast breeze to boot.
This paves the way for the best weather during Operation Football of the season. Kickoff temperatures will be near 70 and expect a slow cool down to near 60 during the fourth quarter.
Tonight: Another clear and comfortable night ahead as low temperatures eventually drop into the middle 50s.
Saturday: We’re still on target for the warmest day of the week tomorrow. A southwest wind and sunshine push highs into the 80s during the afternoon. Daylight hours Saturday will be dry but shower and storm chances ramp up toward or just after sunset.
Though there is a Slight Risk of severe weather for the far northwestern corner of the state, we believe any storms locally will weaken after sunset. Lightning and local downpours will be the main storm threats Saturday night. At the time of this posting we’re bracketing the hours of 7pm to 7am as the rain/storm window in central Indiana.
Sunday: Showers are likely by midnight tomorrow night and during the predawn hours of Sunday. Latest guidance continues to suggest that much of Sunday will be dry as a northwest wind develops.
After some early morning showers and clouds, expect a decrease in cloud cover during the afternoon with cooler highs in low to mid 70s.
That will be our one and only chance of rain over the next 10 days. After a brief cool down Monday and Tuesday, temperatures warm to more seasonal levels during the second half of next week. Have a great evening – Sean Ash
Today will be a fantastic way to kick off the weekend! The dry pattern continues with mostly sunny skies and temperatures will rebound into the mid 70s.
It will be a great night for High School football too!
It will be mostly clear this evening with a low in the mid 50s.
It will be the last weekend of summer and Saturday will FEEL like it. It will be breezy, with winds out of the southwest from 10 to 15 mph. A few gusts around 20 mph will be possible.
Afternoon highs will actually climb a few degrees above average with highs in the low 80s.
Clouds will increase by evening and showers and thunderstorms will be possible after 7pm. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be likely after 10pm.
A few showers and thunderstorms could be strong to severe, especially in our northwestern viewing area. White and Benton counties are outlined for a slight risk of severe weather at this point.
Rain will taper off early Sunday morning, making way for a beautiful Sunday. Temperatures will climb into the mid 70s.
The Colts take on the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday at 1pm at EverBank Field. Here is the forecast:
The first day of Autumn arrives officially at 10:29pm EDT on Monday. It will feel like a Fall day with temperatures only climbing to near 70 degrees.
A gradual warm up continues through the work week with temperatures eventually climbing into the upper 70s by Friday.
It is a gorgeous morning out there and despite the chill this should, overall be a great time to be outside, not just today, but for most of the weekend.
Our beautiful fall-like weather continues and today we’re dealing with less cloud cover than the past few days. The brighter sky leads to warmer temperatures and this is the first official 70 degree day in Indianapolis since last Thursday. Highs will range from 70 to 75 and mark the advertised warm up heading into the weekend.
Tonight: If you have outdoor evening plans the weather remains spectacular. Expect a slow cool down into the 60s by 8pm. Keep the windows open tonight with comfortable lows in the upper 40s and lower 50s. Though patchy fog is possible in river valleys and low-lying areas, we don’t anticipate major problems Friday morning.
Friday: I’m not a doctor but with sunshine and mid to upper 70s expected Friday, you have my permission to make it a three day weekend! We’ve got all the ingredients in place for the best night of Operation Football weather this season Friday evening. Expect kickoff temperatures in the lower 70s with a bright sky. You might want to pack a light jacket as fourth quarter temperatures drop into the 40s.
This Weekend: We’re still targeting Saturday as our warmest day this week and quite possibly for some time. Under a bright sky and with a southwest wind highs will easily top 80 degrees. Daylight hours should be rain-free, though we may need to add a chance for the northern viewing area if a front gets closer than anticipated. Saturday night and early Sunday there is a chance of showers and storms along the cold front. It should be noted that latest model guidance shows lower rain potential and a quicker front departure.
Providing this verifies, Sunday afternoon may be mostly dry. This looks to be our only chance of rain for nearly 10 days. Canadian high pressure promptly spreads in across the Ohio Valley after this front and blankets the region for much of next week… resulting in several days of sunshine and comfortable conditions.
Though cooler, model guidance isn’t as bullish on much below normal air as prior runs. So I’ve relaxed the chill and pushed highs to more seasonal levels in the 70s next week. Regardless it should be fantastic fall weather to bring in autumn!
Have a great evening – Sean Ash
It is going to be a fantastic day , weatherwise , in Indiana today. As we take in the last days of summer, the fresh air comes in all day, with highs finally back into the 70s by this afternoon. Some parts of the state are dealing with fog this morning, but it doesn’t appear to be as widespread as yesterday.
We move into a sunny and mild stretch of weather through the start of the weekend. Thursday and Friday will be sunny, with highs in the lower and middle 70s. Temperatures warm back into the lower 80s to start the weekend on Saturday.
Saturday will be sunny and warm, but we are tracking the chance for showers and a few storms on Sunday.
More cool air arrives early next week, with lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s. Fall officially begins Monday night and it will feel like it, with temperatures about 10 degrees cooler than average.
On this day in 1972, baseball sized hail fell in Dover Indiana.