Cooler Temps with Rain Chances this Afternoon & Evening

After a soggy start to the morning, we’re getting a little bit of a break from the rain across Central Indiana.  Temperatures are heading to highs in the upper 60s today. 

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Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop again this afternoon and evening.  An isolated strong storm isn’t out of the question. 

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Pollen levels are low today, but will rebound into the high category over the next few days. 

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Overnight temperatures fall into the mid 50s with scattered showers and thunderstorms. 

While rain chances stick around Friday with highs in the mid to upper 60s, the weekend is looking much brighter and warmer weather will be returning.  Early next week rain chances return, and we’ll continue to watch the pattern to time out those rain chances with temperatures staying above average for the 7 day forecast.

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Timeline For Thursday Rain

After more than a week of dry weather, rain is here.  Rain and a few storms are in the Thursday forecast.

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Here is the timeline for rain on Thursday with FutureTrak13.

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The steadiest rain will fall from Wednesday night through Friday morning.  Rainfall potential is .25″-.75″.  A few 1″+ totals are possible, where we get a few thunderstorms and heavier downpours.  It will be cooler too, with highs 65-70 degrees on Thursday and Friday.

Sunshine is back for the weekend.  We have 72 in the forecast for Saturday and 80 on Sunday.

 

Dry Spells Comes To An End Tonight

For only the second time in the past 30 years Indianapolis encountered eight straight dry days during April.  The recent run of dryness coincided  with unseasonably warm air too.

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Despite increased cloud cover, afternoon temperatures are well into the 70s and some places may hit 80 degrees for the 4th straight day.  Some light showers are possible the next few hours, but the brunt of rainfall and storms occur overnight into the first half of Thursday.

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While there will be no severe weather, you can expect lightning and downpours that may either keep you up or serve as unwanted alarm clock.  The greatest coverage of rain likely occurs before midday tomorrow and becomes more scattered by Thursday afternoon.

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An upper low moving over the state Thursday night into early Friday triggers more showers and cools highs into the 60s for a couple of days.  However, sunshine and unseasonably warm air quickly return for the weekend.

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Highs will be near 70 Saturday and near 80 Sunday.  Remember to join us this weekend for the Health and Fitness Expo at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.  You can get free tickets at wthr.com.

An unsettled weather pattern looks to set up across the Ohio Valley next week and could result in multiple waves of rain/storms between Monday and Friday.  Stay tuned – Sean Ash

An unsettled weather pattern looks to set up across the Ohio Valley next week and could result in multiple waves of rain/storms between Monday and Friday.  Stay tuned – Sean Ash

 

Changes Coming Soon

Another mild morning in Central Indiana today. Though clouds will increase, we are still looking for a nice mild day with highs in the mid 70s. The Indians close down the home stand today and it would be a great afternoon to check out Victory Field today.

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Rain chances increase late today , with the best chance for a few showers and storms arriving late tonight.  Scattered showers and storms, with highs near 70 are in the Thursday forecast.  Our weather pattern includes rain chances through early Friday morning.

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It won’t be as warm on Friday, as high temperatures fall back into the 60s.  This is actually where we should be for the middle of April.

Look for a fantastic weekend.  Highs will be in the lower 70s on Saturday and in the upper 70s on Sunday.

Remember to join us this weekend for the Health and Fitness Expo at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.  You can get free tickets at wthr.com

Sunshine is back for the weekend.  Highs will be in the lower 70s on Saturday and in the upper 70s on Sunday.

Remember to join us this weekend for the Health and Fitness Expo at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.  You can get free tickets at wthr.com

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Timing Rain Chances

Despite the clouds, high temperatures were near 80 degrees across central Indiana.  For Indianapolis, it was the third 80 degree day in a row.  The clouds are a sign that our warm and dry weather pattern is changing.

There is only a slight chance for a stray shower Tuesday evening.  It will be mostly cloudy Tuesday night, with lows 55-60 degrees.

Most of Wednesday will be dry, but mostly cloudy.  High temperatures are forecast in the middle 70s.

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Our rain chances increase Wednesday night.  Showers and a few storms are possible on Thursday.  The chance for rain stays in the forecast through early Friday morning.  Here is the timeline for FutureTrak13.

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Friday will be cooler, with highs in the 60s.  Sunshine and 70s are back for the weekend.

3 In a Row and Your Evening Forecast

At 3pm, the temperature in Indianapolis was 80 degrees.  This is the third 80 degree day in a row.  It started on Sunday, with 80.  It was 83 degrees on Monday.

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It will be a mostly cloudy and mainly dry Tuesday evening.  Temperatures will be in the middle and upper 70s through sunset.  We are forecasting 65 at 11pm and this is the average high for this time of year.

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There is a slight chance for a stray shower tonight.  Our rain chances increase Wednesday and Thursday.

Another GREAT Day!

It’s a beautiful day out there and it appears the warm streak continues. Monday was the second 80 degree day in a row and we have one more on the way for today.  There will be a mix of clouds and sun on Tuesday, with only a slight rain chance and highs near 80 degrees. The Indians have an early 11:05 start time and it will be a beautiful day to take in a game at beautiful Victory Field.

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Rain chances will increase tomorrow and Thursday.  It looks like we are in store for a  temperature change too.  Highs will drop back into the lower 70s on Wednesday and into the 60s on Thursday and Friday.  A few morning showers are possible on Friday too.

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Sunshine and 72 is how will we will kick-off a fantastic weekend Saturday.  Sunday will be warmer and in the upper 70s.  Rain chances return later Sunday into Monday.

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Summer-Like Warmth Slowly Eases Later This Week

For the first time in nearly seven months Indianapolis had back-to-back 80 degree days.  Even a few cirrus clouds this afternoon couldn’t slow the warming on the new warmest day of the year.

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As of 4pm daytime highs were a good 15 degrees above normal and more representative of mid-June than mid-April.  It’s definitely going to feel like the summer for the Boys Of Summer at Victory Field this evening.

The Indianapolis Indians welcome the Toldeo Mudhens for the next three days.  Please note the early start times tomorrow and Wednesday.

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While we’re reaping the sunny, warm rewards of an upper high and its sinking air… the moist flow between the high and cut-off low over the Rockies delivered historic flooding to the Houston area.

RADAR ESTIMATES

Many areas had over 10″ of rainfall in a 12 hour period overnight and the flooding has reached areas that typically don’t flood.  Flash Flood Emergencies continue at this hour and more rain is likely.

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MORNING

Here at home the weather remains quiet, but mild overnight and Tuesday morning.  Highs tomorrow near 80 degrees again with just a very slight rain chance.

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Rain chances ramp up late Wednesday into Thursday for much-needed precipitation after a longest stretch of dry days since October.  Warmth builds again this weekend under mostly dry conditions until late Sunday.  Have a great evening – Sean Ash

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Afternoon Highs in the 80s

Our average high this time of year is 64, so we’ll be well above that today with highs in the low 80s.  We’ll be short of the record of 87 degrees set back in 1977.  Today will be the 5th day in a row of above average temps, and it’s been a slow climb into the low 80s. 

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Yesterday the high in Indianapolis was 80, and today we’re forecasting a high of 82. 

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The pollen forecast will remain high through Wednesday.  The levels begin to drop into the moderate/high level starting Thursday. 

It will be a beautiful evening to head to Victory Field to catch the Indians take on Toledo tonight.  For the first pitch at 7:05pm temps will still be in the upper 70s this evening. 

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Tonight will be another mild evening as lows only drop to the mid to upper 50s.  Clouds will start to increase, and they will do it even more so for your Tuesday forecast. 

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Highs Tuesday will reach the mid 70s.  Rain chances will increase late Wednesday, and showers and storms will be likely Thursday.  By Friday high temperatures fall into the 60s, but start to rebound for the weekend into the 70s.

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Fantastic Warm Streak

It’s a beautiful day in our neighborhood today. Sunshine will be with us all day and that, combined with a warm. Yesterday, we topped out at 80 degrees and we will get there again today tying yesterday as the warmest day of the year so far. We will see June like weather the next few days. humidity levels remain low which means the air will be comfortable. Though Tuesday won’t be bright, it will still be warm and temperatures will still climb into the 70s.

The ridge of high pressure that has given us the sunny, warm weather finally breaks down mid-week and an upper level low brings unsettled conditions. By Wednesday, late in the day, scattered showers develop with higher rain chances Thursday.

Look for highs to bounce back into the 70s over the weekend.

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