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Oct
16

Slow Changes

Posted By · October 16, 2014 at 3:16 am

We are all pretty much tired of the rain and drizzle but by this afternoon it will be gone. Look for rain and drizzle this morning for the ride to work or school. The clouds will slowly break later today as an area of low pressure moves to the east and gives us a break. Look for a high of 62 degrees later today.

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Are you lookin for some sunshine and better weather?  Friday remains our “pick of the week” with sunshine and a beautiful high of 70 degrees.  It will also be one of those hang on to your hat days with a wind from the west-southwest at 15-20 mph.

A wind shift to the north-northwest Saturday delivers a quick surge of cooler conditions behind the passage of cold front Friday night.  This air mass knocks weekend highs into the 50s and could lead to a frost Sunday morning as lows drop into the middle 30s.

Showers Monday are the best chance of rain next week.  We should see several dry, fall-ish days as high pressure spreads across the Ohio Valley.

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Oct
15

Ready For Some Sunshine

Posted By · October 15, 2014 at 4:13 pm
If you are ready for some sunshine, you won’t have to wait too much longer.  There will still be several bands of light rain and drizzle Wednesday evening.  This is the back edge of a storm system that we have been tracking since late Sunday night.  These bands are moving NE.  This rain will continue to fall this evening, but a drier weather pattern arrives for the end of the week and the weekend.
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Temperatures overnight are forecast in the upper 40s and lower 50s.  Thursday will start with clouds and drizzle, but end with some sun.  Sunshine is in the Friday forecast, with highs near 70 degrees.
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A weather system will move our way from the Great Lakes later Friday into early Saturday.  This will bring clouds and the slight chance for a stray shower on Saturday.  The bigger impact from this system will be a round of cooler air.  highs on Saturday and Sunday will only be in the 50s.  Some patchy frost will be possible on Sunday morning, with morning temperatures in the 30s.  The average high is near 65 degrees, but we will be cooler than that over the next 7 days expect for Friday.
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Oct
15

Damp But…Changes Ahead

Posted By · October 15, 2014 at 3:21 am

It is a little drizzly and about 5 to 10 degrees cooler this morning in Indiana. We’re in the fifties this morning and will stay there most of the day due to the overcast skies and light rain. I won’t rule out a thunderstorm but most of the precipitation today will be areas of light rain. Hang in there, it will get better, quickly. Still, if you’re headed to the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival, wear something warm and rain proof!

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Thursday will be cloudy but most of the rain will be gone.  Friday still appears to be the pick of the week with highs jumping into the upper 60s with a breezy south-southwest wind and sunshine. This is good news for pollen sufferers as the pollen count stays low.

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It’s a one day warm up with a return to cooler air for the weekend.  Highs this weekend drop back into the 50s and lows fall into the 30s Sunday morning.  The pattern next week remains cooler than normal and the coldest air of the season is possible the second half of the week.

 

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Oct
14

Cool And Damp At Times Next 24 Hours

Posted By · October 14, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Heavy rain, and thankfully not severe weather, is the mark left on central Indiana by an October storm that produced over 300 preliminary storm reports the past 24 hours in the eastern U.S.  We mentioned in this blog several days leading up to the event that the overnight timing and limited instability might lessen the blow for us.  Indeed that was the case.  If this storm arrived earlier during peak heating we likely would’ve had more reports locally.

STORM REPORTS

Rain amounts since midnight have been in the half inch to inch range, with two day totals nearing 2″ in some locations.

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Steady rain is now well east of Indiana, but spotty showers continue to pivot around an upper level storm over central Illinois.  This feature delivers a rather cloudy, damp Wednesday with periods of drizzle and showers.

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Temperatures will not budge tomorrow due to a healthy layer of overcast.  Morning lows slowly drop into the lower 50s and highs only make it back into mid to upper 50s.  Rumbles of thunder can’t be ruled out Wednesday either and small hail is possible in any stronger cells that emerge.

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We’ll be on the back side of the system Thursday and showers become less numerous.  Friday still appears to be the pick of the week with highs jumping into the upper 60s with a breezy south-southwest wind and sunshine.

It’s a one day warm up with a return to cooler air for the weekend.  Highs this weekend drop back into the 50s and lows fall into the 30s Sunday morning.  The pattern next week remains cooler than normal and the coldest air of the season is possible the second half of the week.

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Have a great evening – Sean Ash

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Oct
14

Wet Pattern Sticks Around

Posted By · October 14, 2014 at 11:42 am

Showers and a few thunderstorms will taper off from west to east this afternoon.  There is still a chance of a few more showers and thunderstorms redeveloping.  Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy with an early high in the mid 60s.  Temperatures will slowly fall through the rest of the day.

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It will be mostly cloudy tonight with another chance of scattered showers.  Temperatures will fall into the low 50s, running a few degrees above average.

More rain will be likely by Wednesday afternoon with a high around 60 degrees.

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A few more lingering showers will be possible Thursday morning before a drier pattern returns.  The stubborn weather system will finally move east, with afternoon highs climbing into the low 60s.

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Some sunshine returns on Friday with a high in the mid 60s.

The dry pattern will continue through the weekend.  It will be cool with highs in the mid to upper 50s.  Patchy frost will be possible Sunday

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Oct
14

Steppin’ Out Into Showers

Posted By · October 14, 2014 at 2:37 am

Look for a wet next couple of days here in Central Indiana. Pavement will be wet for the morning rush hour and possible for the drive home. Even though the flood watch is for southern Indiana this morning, don’t be shocked if low lying areas get a little high water today. In the meantime, expect our showers the next 48 hours to continue to knock our changing leaves off the trees. The good news is that the Storm Prediction Center has taken us out of the risk area for severe weather.

Unsettled conditions remain in place Wednesday and Thursday as the upper level storm spins around the Ohio Valley.  Widely scattered, to at times numerous, showers and thunderstorms occur Wednesday into Thursday morning.

Stay weather aware and remember to download the WTHR Weather App, watch WTHR TV and of course, you can always check out the latest at wthr.com

IN CENTRAL INDIANA WEATHER HISTORY….

2003…All time record for rain for the date set at 1.71″

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Oct
13

Heavy Rain Overnight and More Storms Possible on Tuesday

Posted By · October 13, 2014 at 11:47 pm

The SkyTrak13 Weather Team tracked a developing storm system into central Indiana on Monday evening.  That system prompted a tornado watch.  The strongest cell moved over the city of Bedford with winds estimated 40-60mph and there were reports of power lines down.  The threats overnight and into early Tuesday will be heavy rain and the potential for some lowland flooding.  The rain will continue to fall through the Tuesday morning commute.  If you commute to work or school before there is enough daylight, be extra careful.  It will be even more difficult to see how deep the water is and it is always a good idea not to drive over any road that has water over it.

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This weather system will keep our weather pattern unsettled through the middle part of the week.  There will be lingering pockets of heavy rain on Tuesday and the threat for a few stronger cells too.  The main risk for severe weather is to our SW, but we will watch it closely for changes.

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Temperatures will be in the 60s on Tuesday.  Wednesday will be cloudy and cool, with a few showers.  Highs will only be in the 50s on Wednesday.  A few lingering showers are possible into Thursday, before drier weather arrives for the end of the week and the weekend.

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Oct
13

Heavy Storms Impacting Central Indiana Next Several Hours

Posted By · October 13, 2014 at 8:54 pm

The leading of a line of heavy rain and locally severe wind continues to push northeast into central Indiana.  Heavy rain is likely area wide tonight and locally severe wind or brief tornadoes are possible.

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Much of the area remains under a Tornado Watch until 1am, including Indianapolis, Muncie, Bloomington and Columbus.  If any spin-ups occur it will be on the leading of the line.  This line will arrive in the Indianapolis metro area around 10-10:30pm.

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Flooding and Flash Flooding are bigger concerns overnight due to torrential rains that may exceed 1″ in some locations.  Use caution while driving tonight and early Tuesday morning.

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Remain weather aware until we can sound the all clear – Sean Ash

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