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Sep
18

Sunny Streak To Finish This Week

Posted By · September 18, 2014 at 4:09 pm

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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PLANNER SUNDAY

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.

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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!

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Have a great evening – Sean Ash

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Sep
18

Warming Trend For End Of Summer

Posted By · September 18, 2014 at 3:22 am

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.

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Sep
17

Cool Start To Thursday and 80s Saturday

Posted By · September 17, 2014 at 10:15 pm

It will be another chilly night, with lows in the 40s.  There will be some patchy fog to start Thursday, but the rest of the day will be sunny and mild.

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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.

It will be a great Friday night for Operation Football.  It will be jacket weather on Friday night for high school football, but it will be dry.  Temperatures will be in the lower 70s to start the games and in the 60s by the 4th quarter.

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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.

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Sep
17

Slow Warming Rest Of The Week

Posted By · September 17, 2014 at 1:18 pm

At this hour we’re seeing a mix of clouds and hazy sunshine with cool temperatures in the 50s and lower 60s.  Highs will range from 65 to near 70 and mark another day below normal.

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Today:  There’s a very slight chance that a few sprinkles may fall across the southwestern corner of the state the next few hours as a storm complex dives southeastward.  The most likely impact from this feature will be cloud debris over the southern half of Indiana.

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Tonight:  You’ll need a light jacket if you’re outside this evening for soccer practice or mowing the grass as temperatures quickly drop into the 50s by 10pm.  Seasonably chilly lows on the way tonight as readings fall back into the 40s by Thursday morning.  Areas of locally dense fog are very possible under a clear sky and light wind.

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Thursday and Friday feature abundant sunshine with milder highs in the 70s.  It’s looking like a picture perfect evening for Operation Football on Friday evening… with kickoff temperatures in the lower 70s and only falling into the mid 60s during the 4th quarter.

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Saturday is still the warmest day of the week.  With sunshine and a breezy southwest wind, highs should easily climb into the 80s.  Some new computer model guidance suggests the northern third of the state could see some rain and/or storms.  At this point we’re opting to keep the forecast dry and believe the better rain chances will be along and north of the Michiana borde

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An approaching cold front puts scattered showers and storms in play for Sunday.  There is still some uncertainty on how quickly this front departs central Indiana… which dictates whether or not Sunday will be soggy or finish up dry.  Stay tuned.  But if this front slow enough to interact with residual moisture from Tropical Depression Odile we could see rain totals nearing an inch by Monday morning.

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Another batch of unseasonably cool air builds in behind this front and arrives just in time for the start of autumn Monday evening.  Temperatures will be 10-15 degrees cooler than normal early next week and continues a trend of what’s been a much cooler than normal September.  Average monthly temperatures are nearly 3 degrees cooler than normal and this will likely drop based on early guidance for next week.

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Autumn arrives in style as temperatures tumble into the upper 30s and lower 40s for Tuesday morning.  Canadian high pressure should deliver another prolonged stretch of early autumn conditions next week.  Have a great day and thanks for visiting the blog – Sean Ash
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Sep
16

Continues To Feel Like Fall

Posted By · September 16, 2014 at 3:11 pm

The astronomical start to autumn is still six days away but central Indiana has had a jump start on the season for nearly a week.  Today is no exception with low clouds and unseasonably cool temperatures in the 60s.

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Tonight:  Areas north and northwest of Indianapolis have a much brighter sky compared to mostly overcast in the southern and southeastern portion of the state.  Toward and after sunset clouds should break as the lower atmosphere stabilizes.  Get ready for another seasonably chilly night as low temperatures drop into the 40s Wednesday morning.

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Wednesday:  Some morning sunshine will again help trigger another scattered to broken deck of cumulus clouds.  At times the sky will be mostly cloudy and at times a fair amount of blue… so we’ll call it variably cloudy.  Temperatures slowly rise into the 60s but highs will be some 10 degrees cooler than normal.

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High pressure building into Ohio Valley late this week sets the stage for mostly sunny conditions Thursday into Saturday.  The brighter sky leads to milder afternoons with the heat peaking Saturday in the lower 80s.  Keep in mind morning low temperatures remain rather chilly in the 40s but the warm ups will be quicker due to less cloud cover.

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We typically don’t look to the East Pacific/Baja region for our next rain-maker, but the remnants of Tropical Storm Odile very well could be just that.  Flooding and Flash Flooding rains for Arizona, New Mexico and Southern Plains appear likely.  This moisture will be creep into the Ohio Valley and perhaps interact with an approaching front on Sunday.  Depending on the timing of this front, rain could be widespread Sunday… though it should be noted that a faster frontal passage would result in less rain.  Both outcomes are on the table at this point.

TROPICAL RAIN POTENTIAL

The autumnal equinox is 10:29pm Monday, and long range guidance suggests another decent push of cool air early next week behind the passage of the front Sunday.  If this verifies we’re staring down a few days in the 60s again.  Stay tuned.

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Have a great evening – Sean Ash

 

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Sep
16

In A Word….Chilly

Posted By · September 16, 2014 at 2:58 am

The rain is out but the cool air stays with us today. Temperatures are chilly this morning and because of a north wind, the high will only reach 66 today. The average high and low for this date, according to the National Weather Service in Indianapolis is 78 and 56. Today’s weather will mirror the third week of October here in Indiana.

Look for a couple more cool mornings, with temperatures in the 40s on Wednesday and Thursday.  Looks like we’ll experience a gradual warming trend that will last through the start of the weekend.

Sunny skies are in the forecast Wednesday through Friday.  Highs will be near 70 on Wednesday, but the in the upper 70s on Friday.

Highs will be near 80 on Saturday.  The next chance for rain will be later Saturday and Sunday.  We will keep you updated on the timing of those rain chance for the weekend.

On this day in weather history in 1939….

The high reached 96 in Indy, establishing a record.

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Sep
15

Monday Rain Moves Out and More Sunshine is in the Forecast

Posted By · September 15, 2014 at 4:08 pm
Rain and a few storms are in the forecast through Monday night.  The heaviest rain will end by 7-8pm , with a few spotty showers still possible through midnight.
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Tuesday will be a dry day, but there will be more clouds than sun.  The day will start in the lower 50s and forecast highs are only in the 60s.
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We are tracking a couple of cool mornings, with temperatures in the 40s on Wednesday and Thursday.  We are also tracking a gradual warming trend that will last through the start of the weekend.

Sunny skies are in the forecast Wednesday through Friday.  Highs will be near 70 on Wednesday, but the in the upper 70s on Friday.

Highs will be near 80 on Saturday.  The next chance for rain will be later Saturday and Sunday.  We will keep you updated on the timing of those rain chance for the weekend.

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Sep
15

Update On Rain: Becoming Wet For Colts Tailgating

Posted By · September 15, 2014 at 1:17 pm

The dry weather window in Indianapolis is closing rapidly with a steady shield of rain and embedded thunder arriving by 3pm.  It’s been wet a stormy morning in Fowler, Lafayette, Kokomo up to Fort Wayne and this axis shifts east-southeastward to impact Monday Night Football festivities.

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FutureTrak13 shows a damp stretch leading up to kickoff, likely resulting in the roof being closed tonight.  While severe weather is highly unlikely, downpours and some lightning may force tailgaters indoors at times.

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We’re advising to pack an umbrella for the walk into and out of Lucas Oil Stadium with lingering showers around at midnight.

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Showers end from west to east shortly after midnight with cool lows ranging from the mid-40s to mid-50s.  Tuesday begins with mostly cloudy conditions but peeks of blue sky can be expected during the afternoon and pleasant highs in the 60s.

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Another prolonged stretch of glorious fall weather lasts from tomorrow into the first part of the weekend.  Expect several nights in the 40s, comfortable afternoons in the 70s with heat peaking Saturday around 80 degrees.  Saturday night into Sunday will be our next chance of rain and storms.  This too will be followed by another nice stretch of days.  Have a great afternoon and plan to work around rain.

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