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Skies will clear as we go into the afternoon as temps slowly warm into the low 60s. It feels much different than the 80 we hit yesterday, but today we’ll see plenty of sunshine.
A very breezy day is ahead with wind gusts out of the west up to 35mph.
Rain totals since midnight were impressive. Here are a few readings from the WeatherBug Network and a look other spots around Central Indiana.
If you’re heading to the Indians game tonight, it will be breezy and cool, but dry.
Saturday and Sunday will be beautiful, with rain chances returning Monday.
It will also be a windy day, with sustained winds from 15 to 25 mph. Looks like a good night tonight with temperatures in the 50s by the end of the Indianapolis Indians game.
The weekend will be fantastic with sunny and dry conditions. Saturday morning will be cool with temperatures falling into the upper 30s. It will still be breezy overnight, with winds still sustained at 10 to 20 mph. look for a pleasant April evening for the Indy Eleven home opener.
The wind will die down Saturday afternoon with mostly sunny skies and highs in the low to mid 60s.Sunday will be even better with increasing clouds and highs near 70 degrees. There is a chance of a few showers Sunday night into Monday morning. Another active week of shower and thunderstorm activity is likely next week.
We still have some strong storms that will continue to move northeast across central Indiana. A Tornado Watch is still in effect until 2am for Indianapolis and west central Indiana. Wind potential and torrential rain will continue to be the main issues overnight. Most of the activity will be out of Indiana by 5am, making way for a dry pattern for the next couple of days.
Heavy rain in excess of 1” to 2” has fallen over the past 24 hours. Localized flooding is possible with several Flood Headlines issued by the National Weather Service.
A cold front will usher in much cooler and drier air to central Indiana on Friday. A gradual clearing will arrive by afternoon with mostly sunny skies and highs in the low 60s. It will also be a windy day, with sustained winds from 15 to 25 mph.
The weekend will be fantastic with sunny and dry conditions.
Saturday morning will be cool with temperatures falling into the upper 30s. It will still be breezy overnight, with winds still sustained at 10 to 20 mph.
The wind will die down Saturday afternoon with mostly sunny skies and highs in the low to mid 60s.
Sunday will be even better with increasing clouds and highs near 70 degrees.
There is a chance of a few showers Sunday night into Monday morning.
Another active week of shower and thunderstorm activity is likely next week.
Tornado Watch issued for the western half of Indiana until 2am includes Indianapolis, Noblesville, Lafayette, Terre Haute. We’re still anticipating the cellular storms out west in Illinois and Missouri to congeal into more of linear feature. This would pose more of a damaging wind threat, but we’ll need watch closely for rogue or isolated cells in advance of the line. Those typically have higher tornado potential.
However… it should be noted the atmospheric setup over Central Indiana will be considerably different than what’s aiding in the large/destructive tornadoes in northern Illinois this evening. The storms will near the Illinois/Indiana border around 11pm and into the Indianapolis metro area by 1am.
Please either download the Skytrak13 Weather app or leave your weather radio on tonight. Kelly Greene and myself will be monitoring the situation and updating online and on air as needed. The severe weather threat diminishes by 4am and we’ll be done with severe weather until possibly later next week – Sean Ash
Early day storms and clouds have diminished over Central Indiana and the atmosphere is destabilizing. We’re monitoring a meso-low in the atmosphere over Central Illinois that may aid in triggering new storms in the area this afternoon.
Any storms that develop in the next few hours could become severe and have the potential to rotate. There is a lot of wind shear and spin in the atmosphere over Indiana and it won’t take much to create rotating storms… especially in any cells that can remain isolated.
The greater tornado threat remains well to our west in the Tornado Watch that’s up NW Illinois/eastern Iowa & northern Missouri. The supercelluar storms our there eventually congeal into the squall line that will impact Central Indian later tonight.
In between now and then there will be plenty of dry time. Unless an isolated storm moves over Victory Field just prior to first pitch, we believe there will be a dry window for some baseball before that squall line crosses into the state most likely after 9pm.
All of Central Indiana remains under an Enhanced Risk of severe weather… primarily for damaging wind potential the aforementioned squall line poses. For now the estimated time of arrival is after 9pm and prior to 3am. After this line clears the state the severe threat diminishes and we’re in store a nice stretch of weather heading into the weekend.
Clouds and sprinkles tomorrow give way to sunshine, though it will be rather breezy tomorrow. Saturday is sunny and pleasant for the Indy Eleven and Indianapolis Indians. Stay weather aware and check back for updates – Sean Ash
It’s another active day on the radar for Central Indiana, with showers and thunderstorms rolling through our state. Highs should reach the mid 70s, as we head into the afternoon.
Our severe weather threat is increased today. We have the chance of severe storms at any time, but they will be more likely late this afternoon into tonight.
The morning rain, storms and cloud cover is a good thing. If we break into sunshine this afternoon, that will increase our severe threat.
Besides severe weather with damaging wind, hail, and isolated tornadoes, flash flooding is a big concern.
An additional 1-3″ of rain is possible across already saturated ground.
Hour by hour on FutureTrak13 we’ll see a chance of showers and storms. If we stay cloudy, the late afternoon/early evening activity could be limited.
If the sun comes out, we could see storms pop ahead of the main line that will move through later tonight.
We start to dry out as early as tomorrow with a breezy, partly cloudy Friday as highs top out in the low 60s.
The weekend will be nice and sunny with more rain chances moving in starting Monday.
After a brief break in storminess, we now prepare for another round of mainly non-severe… but heavy storms to arrive after midnight. Flash Flooding remains the next 24 hours with heavy rain rates expected and the ground being fairly saturated.
Storm tonight and Thursday morning also produce frequent lightning and possibly severe hail too in stronger cells. It appears storms continue into late morning and play a vital role in how much coverage, and how severe additional storms will be Thursday afternoon.
A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until late Friday and flooding seems likely given the confidence of some locations seeing an additional 1-3″+ between tonight and Friday morning. Please use extreme caution if you encounter water-covered roadways.
Subject to change… but there’s an Enhanced Risk of severe weather for the entire state of Indiana Thursday. Though this could certainly be altered by early day clouds and storms. But the “potential” is there for another episode of severe Thursday afternoon/early evening and later Thursday (10pm-3am) as a cold front/squall-line move into the state.
These storms could impact the Indianapolis Indians Opening Night at Victory Field, but it’s a possibility that the game may occur between storm clusters. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm.
Still much uncertainty on how this will evolve and we’ll continue to update as needed. One certainty is that severe weather ends by Friday sunrise and paves the way for another fantastic weekend.
Stay weather aware the next 24 to 30 hours please – Sean Ash