Scattered Strong Storms This Afternoon

Good afternoon. Scattered to numerous downpours & gusty storms develop along a stalled front in Central Indiana the next few hours.

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The greatest coverage of storms will be along and especially south of I-70… where wind gusts of 60mph & quarter-sized hail will be possible.

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A Severe T’Storm Watch is up west of us for a storm complex that looks to target southwestern Indiana… possibly impacting Bloomington, Columbus, Seymour and Bedford later this evening.  A new watch may be needed later.

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High resolution “modeled” radar shows southern IL/IN & western KY taking brunt of this severe storm complex.

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But with or without this complex, scattered storms are likely for the southern half of Indiana and you’ll need to be weather aware until it passes – Sean Ash

Showers & Storms Develop this Afternoon

Temperatures will reach highs in the mid to upper 70s this afternoon.

Most areas are dry right now, but scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop as we go into the afternoon and evening.  An isolated storm may be strong or severe with wind gusts or hail.  Lightning is always a threat from any storm.  On Futuretrak13 here at home, we are expecting showers and thunderstorms to develop this afternoon.  The storms should continue to sink to the south as we go later into tonight.

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The greater risk for severe storms is the area highlighted in red through portions of Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma.  The threat for severe storms is increased there, and tornadoes, large hail and damaging wind will all be possible.

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Tonight lows drop into the mid 50s, so it will be cooler as the showers and storms come to an end.  Wednesday there’s a chance for a few showers in the morning, and midday, but that becomes more likely tomorrow afternoon and evening.  Tomorrow, like today, an isolated severe storm will be possible, but highs will be cooler in the low to mid 60s.

Through Thursday night up to an inch of rain is possible, we’ll keep updating those numbers.  Pollen levels will continue to fluctuate between high and moderate levels through Saturday.

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If you like sunshine and dry weather, Friday looks to be the best day out of the week.  each day in the 7 day forecast we’ll be tracking showers and thunderstorms and cooler temperatures that are around the average high of 67.

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Timing Tuesday Storm Chances

After a dry start to the week, we are tracking an unsettled weather pattern for the next several days.  A couple of showers and storms are possible overnight.  There will be a few wet roads for the Tuesday morning commute.

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The better chance for rain and storms will develop Tuesday afternoon and evening.  There is a chance for a strong/severe storm later Tuesday.  We will keep you updated.  Here is the latest timing with FutureTrak13.

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This weather system will stall over central Indiana.  This will mean rain and storm chances continue through Thursday.  Right now we are forecasting to be on the northern part of the boundary and a bit cooler on Wednesday and Thursday.

Storms Tonight Mark Beginning Of Unsettled Pattern

Are you enjoying summer-like warmth and breezy conditions today?  We’re advising to get any yard work done this evening because you’ll be dodging multiple rounds of rain and storms the remainder of the week.

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Strong to severe storms emerge along a front across northern Illinois the next few hours.  It appears the weakened leftovers sneak into the viewing area around midnight… gradually working across the Indy metro area between 2am and 8am.

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We’re not expecting widespread large hail or wind exceeding 60mph, but a few reports are certainly possible.  However, lightning, areas of downpours and gusty wind are likely any storms tonight.

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Tomorrow will not be a washout but scattered showers and storms are possible at any time.  The greatest coverage occurs in the afternoon and along/south of I-70.  A few storms may produce large hail and damaging wind…but the threat is low for now.

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Unfortunately it appears a significant severe weather outbreak unfolds in the Central Plains tomorrow.  Please be advised if you’re heading in that direction or have friends and family out there.  Destructive hail, dangerous wind gusts are likely with some tornadoes too.

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Another round of more widespread rain and storms occurs Wednesday into Thursday plus a decent chance Saturday evening into Sunday.

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Also of note is the consistent signal in ensemble guidance on a below to much below normal temperature pattern between the May 2 to May 8 time frame.

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The images above show significant mid-level anomalies/troughing across the Ohio Valley which would lead to below normal temperatures.  We’ll have to wait for specifics on how cold and how long.

But this might lead to temperatures in the 30s for the start of the Indy Mini-Marathon.  Stay tuned for updates and be weather aware tonight and Tuesday – Sean Ash

 

Sunny Start To An Unsettled Week

Sunny and much warmer this afternoon with highs near 80 degrees.  Humidity levels remain pleasant which will allow for a comfortable cool down tonight in the 50s.  If you don’t suffer from allergies you’ll be able to open windows after sunset to cool the house down.

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But unfortunately the pollen remains very high and will stay that way until at least next weekend.  Warm, breezy conditions set up over Central Indiana Monday well into the 80s.

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A frontal boundary across the Michiana could become a focal point for storm initiation late tomorrow.  If this occurs these storms could become severe and would likely drift southeastward tomorrow night into the viewing area.  Stay tuned and we’ll update as needed.

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Tuesday features another strong to severe storm chance with humid air, highs near 80 and a front stalled across the region.  This front is forecast to settle southward Wednesday to allow for cooler highs in the 60s.  Multiple rounds of rain and storms move across the front Wednesday evening into Friday morning.

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The unsettled pattern continues into next weekend with more rain and storms possible.  Have a great evening – Sean Ash

A Wet Pattern Returns Mid Week

Temperatures climbed into the mid 60s yesterday afternoon, near normal for this time of year. Today, temperature will be running 10 degrees above average, climbing into the mid to upper 70s. It will be a sunny, pleasant Sunday afternoon with breezes out of the south.

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It will be mostly clear and mild this evening. Temperatures will only fall into the mid 50s.

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Monday will be warm and breezy with temperatures soaring to 80 degrees. Clouds will begin to increase Monday afternoon with gusts around 25 mph.

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A front approaches Monday evening, bringing a chance of a few showers and isolated thunderstorms. The best chance will be in north central Indiana.

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The front will slide south on Tuesday morning, keeping chances of rain in the forecast during the day Tuesday, especially south of I-70.

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Wednesday will be wet, with scattered showers likely and a few thunderstorms possible.

Rain will continue Wednesday evening with a chance of scattered showers again on Thursday.

Drier air returns on Friday with sunny skies.

Temperatures will remain above normal into next weekend.

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Warmer Sunday, Active Spring Weather Mid Week

It was a lovely April spring day with the skies clearing out to sunshine and highs in the mid 60s. It will be a nice evening with temperatures falling into the upper 50s later this evening. Temperatures eventually fall into the mid 40s Sunday morning.

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The winds will pick up out of the southwest Sunday and that wind will allow temperatures to climb into the upper 70s and low 80s. Winds may be a bit gusty at times, near 20 mph.

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A more active weather pattern arrives during the work week. Monday will likely be the warmest day of the week with clouds increasing and temperatures climbing into the low 80s.

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There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms Monday evening with storms likely on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. There is a chance of a few strong to severe storms on Wednesday and possibly Thursday. The Skytrak13 Weather Team will keep you posted as the system moves in closer.

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Temperatures will remain above average through the work week.

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Gorgeous Weekend, Active Spring Pattern Next Week

High pressure returns this weekend, creating a beautiful, dry, sunny weekend. Patchy fog is possible this morning with mostly sunny skies this afternoon. Winds will be out of the north with highs in the mid to upper 60s.

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It’ll be mostly clear and near normal overnight with lows in the mid 40s.

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Sunday will bring a fantastic finish to the weekend with mostly sunny skies and highs near 80 degrees. Winds will be a bit breezy, out of the south-southwest.

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Active spring weather moves in next week with the threat of showers and thunderstorms returning as early as Monday evening.

Monday will be a warm day with afternoon highs climbing into the low 80s.

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Scattered showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast from Monday evening through Thursday evening.

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A few strong storms are possible on Wednesday. The Skytrak13 Weather Team will keep you updated on the timing and threat of the storms, as the system evolves.

Temperatures will be running near or above normal through the work week.

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Weekend Forecast

A few showers will linger across far eastern Indiana through very early Saturday morning.  All of the rain will be gone by sunrise Saturday.  Watch for some low clouds and patchy fog early Saturday and it will be cool, with morning temperatures in the 40s.  The rest of the weekend will be sunny.  Highs will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s on Saturday and near 80 on Sunday.

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Friday Night and Your Weekend Forecast

A few showers and storms developed Friday afternoon.  A few will stay on the radar through about 10pm.  If you have outdoor plans Friday night, don’t cancel them.  The coverage of the rain is not widespread and the best chance for a few showers and storms will be south and east of Indianapolis.  Here is the timeline with FutureTrak13.

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There will be a few low clouds and some fog possible early Saturday morning.  The rest of the weekend will be sunny.  Temperatures will climb from the 40s early Saturday morning to near 60 degrees by noon.  Highs will reach the upper 60s and lower 70s Saturday afternoon.

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Sunday will be sunny and warmer, with highs near 80 degrees.

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A developing weather system across the Plains late this weekend will arrive here next week.  We are forecasting a stormy weather pattern from late Monday through Thursday next week.