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Aug
20

Feeling More Like Fall

Posted By · August 20, 2015 at 1:09 pm

It’s a breezy day but the wind of change delivered refreshing air into Central Indiana and paves the way for fall-like weather the next 48 hours.  Under a partly cloudy sky, and with wind gusts between 20-30mph, highs today remain in the 70s… a good 10 degrees cooler than Wednesday.

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Any cloud cover quickly clears this evening and combined with a lightening wind allows temperatures to drop quickly after sunset.  Lows drop into the upper 40s and lower 50s for the Friday morning commute.  The clear sky will be optimal conditions for viewing the International Space Station flying over from 9:26-9:30pm… beginning in the western horizon and disappearing in the south-southeastern sky.  Good luck!

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Long sleeves needed early tomorrow but plenty of sunshine pushes highs near 80 degrees Friday afternoon and it will be an ideal for the first installment of Operation Football Friday night!  Couldn’t ask for a better way to start the high school season.

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The great weather continues Saturday if you have Colts tailgate plans for the preseason game against the Bears.  Our next chance of storms doesn’t arrive until Sunday afternoon along a quick-moving cold front.  Some of the storms could be strong but won’t last long.

This front delivers another shot of unseasonably cool air early next week and lows will drop into the 40s again for some.  Much of next week will feel like fall.  Have a great day and check back for updates – Sean Ash

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Aug
19

Rain Now and Cooler Air on the Way

Posted By · August 19, 2015 at 10:56 pm

It took awhile, but the rain we were expecting for Wednesday finally arrived.  Rain will continue to fall through about 4am Thursday.

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Thursday will be a much cooler day.  Kids may actually need a jacket at the bus stop.  Thursday morning temperatures will be in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees.  We will spend most of the morning in the 60s.  Forecast highs are in the middle and upper 70s and it will be breezy with winds W 15-25mph.

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Friday will be sunny and 80 degrees.  The weather will be perfect for the kick-off of high school football.  Remember Operation Football has the best coverage and you can use the #OPFB to interact and participate on Twitter.

The weekend will start with sunshine and end with storm chances.  Another taste of fall is in the forecast for early next week.

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Aug
19

From Rain Chances to Sunny and 70s

Posted By · August 19, 2015 at 4:01 pm

The SkyTrak13 Weather Team is tracking a cold front moving into central Indiana.  There will be rain and a few storms developing along this front through Wednesday evening.  If you have outdoor plans, remember you can check Live Doppler 13 Radar on the go with the SkyTrak13 Weather App.

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Behind the cold front, there will be a big weather pattern change.  Temperatures will fall into the 50s early Thursday morning.  Expect a mix of clouds and sun and highs in the middle and upper 70s Thursday afternoon.  It will be breezy too with winds W 10-20mph.

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Friday will be sunny and near 80 degrees, after morning temperatures in the lower 50s.  We can give the AC a break.  Saturday will be sunny and warm, with highs in the lower 80s.

Another cold front arrives Sunday.  There will be another chance for storms on Sunday, with highs in the lower and middle 80s.

Behind Sunday’s cold front is another drop in temperature.  We are forecasting lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s early next week, with lots of sunshine.

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Aug
19

Storms This Afternoon Then Feeling Like Fall Tomorrow

Posted By · August 19, 2015 at 12:24 pm

Wednesday Midday Update:  Quiet for now but sunshine works against us as it destabilizes the atmosphere and aids in storm development this afternoon.  We expect a broken line of storms to increase along an approaching cold front with some possibly producing 50-60mph wind gusts.

 
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The main timing of strong storm potential is 3pm to 8pm, but gusty wind switching showers continues overnight into predawn Thursday.  You’ll definitely notice a drop in temperatures tonight after the passage of the aforementioned front.

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Expect out the door temperatures in the 50s tomorrow and rather breezy conditions with gusts in the 20mph+ range.  Clouds should clear early in the morning to offer a period of mainly sunny conditions… but low clouds will develop and wind gusts remain strong Thursday afternoon with highs in the mid-70s.

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Under a clearing sky and light wind lows drop into the upper 40s and lower 50s Friday!  Friday is my pick of the week due to a limited wind and a beautiful blue sky.  Saturday is equally as nice and highs near 80.

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The next cold front triggers scattered storms on Sunday and is followed by an even cooler shot of air early next week.  Stay tuned for updates – Sean Ash

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Aug
18

Stormy 24 Hours

Posted By · August 18, 2015 at 10:24 pm

We are tracking a weakening line of storms moving our way from Illinois.  This line is part of a developing storm system that will impact our weather pattern on Wednesday.  There will be scattered storms possible off and on all day Wednesday.  Right now the latest analysis has a few showers and storms possible around sunrise.  If this develops, clouds will keep the risk for strong/severe storms lower.  If we get more sunshine on Wednesday, the atmosphere will be unstable enough to support some strong to severe storms.  We will watch Wednesday closely and keep you updated.  Here is the latest timing with FutureTrak13.

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This weather system moves out for Thursday.  Morning clouds will give way to afternoon sunshine on Thursday.  It will be cooler and less humid, with highs in the 70s.

This refreshing change will bring morning temperatures down to the 50s for Friday and Saturday.  It will be mostly sunny both days, with highs in the lower 80s.

Storm chances return on Sunday.

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Aug
18

Stormy Wednesday

Posted By · August 18, 2015 at 3:12 pm

The focus for the shower and thunderstorm activity has been mainly across NW Indiana.  A stray storm or 2 is possible through Tuesday evening.  If you have plans to go to the fair, Indians game or the concert on The Free Stage at the fairgrounds, there is only a slight chance for a stray storm.  Most of the evening will be partly cloudy, warm and muggy.  Temperatures will be in the 80s through sunset and in the 70s later this evening.

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We are tracking a developing storm system that will impact our weather pattern on Wednesday.  Right now the latest analysis has a few showers and storms possible around sunrise.  If this develops, clouds will keep the risk for strong/severe storms lower.  If we get more sunshine on Wednesday, the atmosphere will be unstable enough to support some strong to severe storms.  We will watch Wednesday closely and keep you updated.

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This weather system moves out for Thursday.  Morning clouds will give way to afternoon sunshine on Thursday.  It will be cooler and less humid, with highs in the 70s.

This refreshing change will bring morning temperatures down to the 50s for Friday and Saturday.  It will be mostly sunny both days, with highs in the lower 80s.

Storm chances return on Sunday.

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Aug
18

Stormy At Times Next Two Days Before Cooler Air Arrives

Posted By · August 18, 2015 at 12:10 pm

Tuesday Midday Update: an area of showers and occasional thunder continues to impact northwestern Indiana but is slowly weakening.  We’ll need to monitor the remnant boundary laid down by this feature as it may serve as an igniter for additional storm development during peak heating this afternoon.

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Otherwise there will be ample dry time to get outside today with intervals of clouds and hazy sunshine.  Humid highs in the mid-80s will be feel warmer due to the tropical component in the air mass blanketing the Ohio Valley.

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We continue to monitor Wednesday for strong to severe storms… though the forecast for tomorrow remains a complicated one.  If the “modeled” morning clouds and storms verify this could limit potential atmospheric instability for the later in the day and lower severe chances.  However, if this feature doesn’t materialize and we’re able to warm into the mid and upper 80s (a possibility) then greater instability would materialize and team up with a strong wind field to up the ante on severe storm potential.  Until further notice we’re advising you stay weather aware tomorrow.

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With or without severe weather rain and storms seem likely late Wednesday into predawn Thursday as a cold front arrives.  The passage of this front early Thursday delivers refreshing air and cooler than conditions.  Lows drop into 50s Thursday into Saturday mornings with comfortable highs in the mid/upper 70s to lower 80s.

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Another front brings more storms Sunday but delivers yet another taste of cooler than conditions early next week… when lows drop into the upper 40s/lower 50s and highs in the mid 70s.  Stay tuned for updates – Sean Ash

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Aug
17

Patchy Fog and Storm Chances in the Tuesday Forecast

Posted By · August 17, 2015 at 11:36 pm

Patchy fog was developing late Monday evening and it will be an issue through Tuesday morning.  At times visibility will be near zero.  Tuesday morning temperatures will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s.  Highs on Tuesday will be in the lower and middle 80s.  A few storms are possible on Tuesday too.

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Storm chances stay in the forecast through Wednesday.  We will watch Wednesday closely, as there is a low risk for severe weather.  We will also keep you updated on the timing.  Rain chances end early Thursday.  Friday will be sunny and near 80.

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