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The SkyTrak13 Weather Team continues to track a warm, humid and unsettled weather pattern. Scattered storms are in the forecast Monday evening and again Tuesday and Wednesday. Any storm will contain heavy rain and the threat for flooding. We will also monitor Wednesday, as a few storms may reach severe limits.
Highs will be near 90 degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday, with lows in the lower 70s. Heat index values will be near or above 100 over the next couple of afternoons. You may need to take precautions from the heat. There will be 6 hours with heat index values in the range of 95-100 degrees Tuesday afternoon.
There will be a weather pattern change arriving for the end of the week. We are forecasting sunshine and a break from the high heat and humidity. This change arrives on Thursday, with sunshine and highs in the lower and middle 80s. This sunny and milder trend will last through the start of the weekend.
Rain is slowly subsiding but the damage is done. Many streets remain flooded around the Indy metro area… especially across northeastern, eastern and southern Marion County where 3-5″ rain amounts were common. Please use caution if traveling overnight as DPW wasn’t able to barricade all water covered roads.
Some incredible pictures from what was the epicenter of flash flooding during this evening. WTHR Facebook viewers submitted pictures of kayaking and canoeing down streets and for many areas this is the second bout of flash flooding in the past three weeks.
It’s not a shock, but it is officially the wettest month on record for Indianapolis now with the National Weather Service (official gauge for the city on the SW side) eclipsed the 13″ monthly rainfall mark. This marks the wettest month in 140 years and pushes summer 2015 into 2nd wettest territory too.
Areas of dense fog are likely for the morning commute and then will be followed by another uncomfortable day in regards to tropical humidity.
Hot, humid conditions continue the next few days with peak heat indices expected in the 100-108 range Wednesday afternoon. Additional heavy storms dot the landscape Monday afternoon and Tuesday… with severe weather potential late Wednesday along an approaching cold front.
Less humid air returns Thursday with a good dose of sunshine too! Be safe tonight – Sean Ash
Sticky heat and oppressive humidity, along with scattered heavy storms, remain headliners in the forecast the next few days. While many backyards stay dry this evening into Monday morning…anything on radar will likely produced tropical rain rates in the 1-2″+ per hour zone.
For the moment the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is in the middle of a storm sandwich with heavy rain in southeastern Indiana and another batch nearing Lafayette. Both will stay away from the Brickyard 400 and it will likely take something to develop around/over the track for any weather related delays. Heat and humidity are big issue for both fans and drivers though.
Air conditioners work overtime tonight with lows in the 70s. Areas of haze and fog will be dense enough to cause some issues for the Monday morning commute…especially in places that do see heavy rain.
Highs Monday near 90 degrees and the heat index stays in the 90s. The worst is yet to come with highs Tuesday and Wednesday in the 90s and the heat index in the 100-108 range. A round of strong to severe storms late Wednesday precedes less humid air for the end of the week.
Highs Thursday and Friday drop into the mid-80s with a good deal of sunshine. With five days to go, July 2015 ranks 2nd wettest July on record and 4th wettest month on record for Indianapolis. We’ll closely monitor the “official” rain gauge of the city at the NWS office near the airport. Have a great evening – Sean Ash
The warm and muggy July conditions continue again today. There is a chance of scattered thunderstorms this afternoon into the evening. We are not expecting severe thunderstorms today but some storms could bring some heavy downpours and gusty winds. A complex of storms in Illinois will move east this morning. If it holds together, rain could cross the Indiana by late morning into early afternoon.
It will be a hot afternoon with temperatures climbing into the upper 80s. Heat indices will be in the low 90s.
A few more scattered thunderstorms will be possible this evening, otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy and mild with lows in the upper 60s and low 70s.
It will be partly sunny Monday with another chance of thunderstorms.
Afternoon highs will be in the upper 80s.
Tuesday will be hot with mostly sunny skies and highs near 90 degrees.
There is a chance of thunderstorms on Wednesday. It will be a warm and humid day with feels like temperatures in the upper 90s and possibly triple digits.
It was a hot and hazy July day with temperatures climbing into the mid to upper 80s. A few widely scattered thunderstorms are possible this evening, otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy and mild.
Overnight lows will only fall into the low 70s.
Another Knozone Action Day is in place for Sunday. The quality of air is low right now, due to high temperatures and light wind. It’s advised to carpool or combine trips, to walk or bike instead of drive, and to fill your gas tank after 6pm, if possible.
It will be hot and humid Sunday with partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies. A few disturbances will push in on Sunday, keeping the threat of thunderstorms in the forecast. The best chance of scattered thunderstorms looks to be in the afternoon and along and south of I-70. If you are heading to the Brickyard 400, make sure you take the rain gear, just in case. These storms are hard to pinpoint on when and where they will develop.
Afternoon highs will climb into the upper 80s with heat indices in the low to mid 90s.
A few more thunderstorms will be possible Sunday night into Monday morning. Monday will be a mainly dry day, as high pressure builds back into central Indiana. Temperatures will climb back into the upper 80s.
Right now, it looks like a disturbance will bring rain chances in on Wednesday.
For the most part, it will be a hot and dry last week of July.
Cooler air arrives for the beginning of August.
A lot of fun outdoor events are taking place across Indy and central Indiana this weekend. There is a chance of a few thunderstorms today and tomorrow with high heat and high humidity taking over. A Knozone Action Day is in effect this weekend too.
The skies will be hazy this afternoon with dewpoints climbing into the upper 60s. It will more humid today than yesterday with afternoon highs climbing into the upper 80s.
Heat indices will be in the low 90s.
A few isolated thunderstorms will be possible early this evening. Not everyone will see rain and it will stay mild and muggy with a low in the low 70s by Sunday morning.
More heat and more humidity arrives on Sunday. A few more clouds will be in place with a chance of spotty showers and thunderstorms, especially by late afternoon with the heat of the day.
Temperatures will soar into the upper 80s and it will feel like the low to mid 90s.
If you are heading to the Brickyard 400 tomorrow, make sure you have the Skytrak13 weather app with you. We are not expecting severe storms but any thunderstorm will contain dangerous lightning.
A frontal boundary will keep the chance of unsettled weather in the forecast for a few days into the work week. It will remain hot and humid most of the week, with temperatures running above average. Cooler air arrives next weekend.
The weekend is here and it is off to a great start. Skies will be clear Friday night and the weather will be great for outdoor plans. There are concerts at Klipsch Music Center, The Lawn at White River and Conner Prairie. The Indians are at Victory Field with fireworks too. Temperatures will be in the 60s overnight.
The weekend forecast gets a bit tricky on Saturday and Sunday, as we track more heat, higher humidity and a few storms. Air quality becomes and issue too. A Knozone Action Day has be declared for both Saturday and Sunday. If you suffer from upper respiratory problems, you will need to take precautions this weekend. There are ways we can help the air quality: combine trips, carpool, fill the gas tank and mow after 6pm.
Heat starts to build on Saturday, with highs in the middle and upper 80s. There will be a complex of storms to track Saturday afternoon and evening. Right now we are timing the best chance for a few storms from 4pm-11pm. Not everyone will get wet. Stay tuned for updates on timing and coverage.
Sunday is the Brickyard 400. It will be hot and humid, with highs in the upper 80s. There is a chance for a few storms on Sunday afternoon and evening, but we are not forecasting a wash-out.
The heat continues to build next week, with highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s. We will be timing a few rounds of storms next week too.
Plenty of sunshine in Indiana today as temps are warming up nicely. Today is the 4th day in a row with no rain, that’s the longest stretch since June 2-7 when Indy saw 6 days of dry weather. That statistic coming from the NWS of Indianapolis. So far this month we’ve picked up 11.88” of rain.
Enjoy the mostly sunny skies as highs top out in the mid 80s this afternoon.
Dew points are higher than yesterday, and will continue to rise as we go into the weekend signaling more humidity moving in. if you’re catching the Indians at Victory Field tonight, skies will remain mainly clear with temperatures falling into the 70s.
Saturday will be warmer with highs in the mid to upper 80s, and the chance for a few thunderstorms for the late afternoon and evening. An isolated storm may be strong to severe with damaging wind the top threat.
Sunday there’s an isolated chance for showers and storms especially during the afternoon.
In the 7 day forecast a daily chance of scattered showers and storms will remain with us next week.