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Jul
13

Storms Monday Precede Unseasonably Cool Air

Posted By · July 13, 2014 at 5:07 pm

For most it’s a been a quiet, albeit rather humid, Sunday in central Indiana.  A storm cluster that impacted Bedford and Seymour continues to march into Kentucky this evening… with only a few spotty showers and storms left behind south of I-70.

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If you’re heading to Klipsch for the Zac Brown show this evening no worries of rain.  But know that it will be humid so dress comfortably.

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Expect the Muggy Meter to remain uncomfortable overnight and much of Monday.  This will change after the passage of sharp cold front that passes through the state between early tomorrow and predawn Tuesday.

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Scattered strong to locally severe storms erupt along the front Monday afternoon and early evening.  Any storms should depart before midnight tomorrow.

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For nearly a week we’ve advertised a significant, but brief, pattern change for this week.  A large dip (trough) in the jet stream will drop southward Tuesday and deliver near record temperatures Tuesday into Thursday morning… with temperature anomalies of nearly 15 degrees.

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This equates to lows in the 50s beginning Tuesday morning and highs that may struggle to hit 70 degrees.  Low clouds are likely and a few afternoon showers are possible underneath the cold air aloft Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Quiet weather is expected Thursday and Friday before a slight rain chance returns heading into next weekend.  Have a great evening – Sean Ash

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Jul
13

Sunday Afternoon Weather Update

Posted By · July 13, 2014 at 12:47 pm

It’s a warm and muggy day across Central Indiana, and now that we’re heating up, showers and storms could develop this afternoon and evening.

Areas along and south of I-70 are under a slight risk for severe storms this afternoon and evening.  Damaging winds are the top threat, however lightning and heavy rain are a concern as well.

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Temps in the 80s and dew points in the 70s are creating a steamy afternoon across Central Indiana.  There is some relief on the way, but not until we watch for a chance of rain and storms this afternoon and evening.

FutureTrak13 shows showers and storms developing in the heat of the day.

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More activity is possible on Monday, but we are not expecting severe storms.

Behind the rain are some of the coolest July temps we’ve seen.

Check out the 7 day forecast, and compare the daily records from the Indianapolis National Weather Service.

July 15th coldest high temp: 70 in 1987.

July 16th coldest high temp: 71 in 1917.

July 17th coldest high temp: 74 in 1925.

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Jul
13

Sunday Storms, Cooler by Tuesday

Posted By · July 13, 2014 at 6:50 am

Thunderstorms are making their way east-southeast this morning along a cold front. Storms will arrive to the Indianapolis area after 9am this morning. The chances of severe weather ramp back up later this morning through mid afternoon. The Storm Prediction Center has Indianapolis and areas along and south of I-70 in the risk for severe weather today. The main threats look like damaging winds and heavy rain.

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The front will move south today and stall out along the Ohio River Valley. This will keep the chance of more storms to develop later this afternoon, mainly south of I-70. Temperatures will climb into the upper 70s and low 80s.

Later this evening, the storm chances go down. If you are heading to the Zac Brown Band show tonight at Klipsch Music Center, take the rain gear just in case. Any rain tonight though, will be very isolated. Temperatures will fall into the upper 60s.

A secondary cold front arrives on Monday. There is chance of more showers and thunderstorms, especially early afternoon through early evening. Temperatures will climb into the low 80s.

This second front will help pack the punch of much cooler and drier air. Temperatures will be running 10 to 15 degrees below normal during the work week. It will feel more like late September than mid July!

A Canadian high pressure will keep us dry for several day with temperatures rebounding closer to normal by the weekend.

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Jul
12

Tracking Sunday Storms

Posted By · July 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Some showers and a few isolated thunderstorms moved into Indiana today. Most of the heavy rain was in west central Indiana, with some areas picking up close to a half inch of rain.

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Temperatures only climbed into the mid to upper 70s this afternoon, thanks to the rain and cloud cover. It will be a nice evening at Victory Field for an Indians game.

The rest of the evening should be dry with the exception of an isolated sprinkle. More showers and thunderstorms will be possible overnight and then likely by Sunday morning as a cold front pushes in. Temperatures will only fall into the low 70s with muggy conditions.

Showers and thunderstorms will push from northwest to southeast on Sunday. The timing is still a bit up in the air but it looks like our northern viewing could start to see some stronger storms by mid to late morning. The line of storms will move into south central Indiana by late afternoon. Some storms could be strong to severe with the main threats being damaging winds and large hail.

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A few more scattered storms will be possible Sunday night with another round of rain possible on Monday as a second cold front arrives. These showers should be lighter in nature.

Monday will still be a humid day with temperatures climbing into the low 80s.
Cooler drier air will arrive on Tuesday, allowing temperatures to fall into the upper 50s.

A record could be broken on Wednesday morning, as temperatures fall into the low 50s. The record for July 16th is 49 degrees in 1945!

Temperatures will rebound back into the low to mid 80s by the weekend, feeling more like summer.

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Jul
12

Pockets of Heavy Rain Possible this Afternoon

Posted By · July 12, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Heavy rain, with a few embedded thunderstorms, are slowly marching across central Indiana today.  These showers are moving slowly to the east-southeast around 20 to 25 mph.  It has been bringing some heavy down pours.  Here is a look at some of our WeatherBug network stations.

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Here is an ETA of heavier downpours in the next couple of hours.

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The rain should be east of Indy by 5pm.

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The good news is that we are not expecting any severe weather today.

It will be a warm and humid day with temperatures climbing into the low 80s.

More thunderstorms are likely on Sunday and some storms could be strong to severe.

A cooler and drier air mass arrives on Tuesday where near record lows will be possible.

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Jul
12

Storms This Weekend

Posted By · July 12, 2014 at 7:14 am

An unsettled weather pattern arrives today, bringing chances of showers and thunderstorms today through Monday.

A warm front will lift across central Indiana today, allowing warmer and more humid air to arrive. It will also keep a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the area today, especially in our northern viewing area, including Lafayette, Kokomo, and Marion. Many areas will stay dry today. Temperatures will climb into the low 80s today with winds out of the south-southwest.

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There is a chance of showers and storms late tonight, mainly after midnight. It will be mostly cloudy, muggy and mild with a low in the low 70s.

Sunday is a bit tricky as a cold front will bring showers and thunderstorms to Central Indiana. Right now, it looks like the line of storms will move into central Indiana by early afternoon. There is a chance of a strong to severe thunderstorm for our entire viewing area. The main threats are damaging winds and large hail. An isolated tornado can’t be ruled out.

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Heavy rain will also be possible, with some areas picking up a half of an inch to one inch of rain. Afternoon temperatures will climb into the low to mid 80s.

A second cold front will arrive on Monday, bringing a chance of a few more showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will climb into the low 80s.

The second cold front will reinforce much drier and cooler air for the rest of the work week. Temperatures will be running ten to fifteen degrees below normal for July.

Indianapolis Weather History: On this date in 1986, severe thunderstorms knock down trees across southern sections of central Indiana with 65 mph winds observed at Rushville.

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Jul
11

Updated Timing on Saturday Storm Chances and the Supermoon

Posted By · July 11, 2014 at 10:46 pm
There were a few clouds near sunset Friday evening, but it was clear enough to see the almost full moon.  The moon will be full early Saturday morning.  The moon is closer to the earth so it will appear bigger and brighter Friday night and Saturday.  This is called a supermoon and this is the first of 3 this year.  The other 2 are on August 10 and September 9.
It will be a dry Friday night, with increasing clouds.  Lows are forecast in the lower and middle 60s.

There will be a complex of storms to watch developing across the northern parts of Illinois late Friday night.  What is left of this complex of storms will be close enough to central Indiana on Saturday that we include scattered storms in our forecast.  It will not rain all day, but keep an extra eye on the weather if you have outdoor plans.  The timing on this complex of storms keeps changing.  Right now this complex is forecast to impact northern and western Indiana between 7am and noon and the southern half of the state between noon and 3pm.  There will be changes to the timing, as we new information.  Stay tuned for updates.  The slight risk for severe weather includes the northern part of the on Saturday.  This includes:  Lafayette, Kokomo, Marion and Hartford City.

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Our unsettled weather pattern continues on Sunday.  All of central Indiana is under the risk for severe weather on Sunday.  More scattered storms are in the forecast Sunday and Monday.

Highs will be in the lower and middle 80s on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  Much cooler air arrives Tuesday, with lows in the 50s and highs only in the 70s.

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Jul
11

Weekend Storm Chances

Posted By · July 11, 2014 at 4:37 pm
It will be a dry Friday night, with increasing clouds.  Lows are forecast in the lower and middle 60s.

There will be a complex of storms to watch developing across the northern parts of Illinois late Friday night.  What is left of this complex of storms will be close enough to central Indiana on Saturday that we include scattered storms in our forecast.  It will not rain all day, but keep an extra eye on the weather if you have outdoor plans.  Right now this complex is forecast to impact northern Indiana before noon and the southern half of the state between noon and 3pm.  There will be changes to the timing, as we new information.  Stay tuned for updates.  The slight risk for severe weather includes the northern part of the on Saturday.  This includes:  Lafayette, Kokomo, Marion and Hartford City.

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Our unsettled weather pattern continues on Sunday.  All of central Indiana is under the risk for severe weather on Sunday.  More scattered storms are in the forecast Sunday and Monday.

Highs will be in the lower and middle 80s on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  Much cooler air arrives Tuesday, with lows in the 50s and highs only in the 70s.

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