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Sep
05

Friday Night Storms

Posted By · September 5, 2014 at 4:19 pm
There is a severe thunderstorm watch in effect for the northern third of Indiana until 9pm.  Storms will continue to develop and move south Friday night, with damaging winds and hail possible.
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Scattered storms are in the Friday night forecast.  We have the best chance for rain from 5pm across NW Indiana to 9pm for the central part of the state and closer to 11 for the far southern part of Indiana.

A few storms may be strong/severe with damaging winds and hail.  The chance for rain will linger overnight and into early Saturday.

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Saturday will be a cooler day, with highs in the 70s.  Expect the clouds and drizzle to linger through about mid-day before a clearing trend arrives.  Skies will clear and it will be even cooler.

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Temperatures Saturday night drop into the 50s.  The weekend will end with sunshine and highs in the 70s on Sunday.

Monday will be sunny and mild too.  80 degrees returns on Tuesday.  Rain chances return Tuesday night and Wednesday next week.

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Sep
04

Hot Friday Finishes With Some Heavy Storms

Posted By · September 4, 2014 at 3:51 pm

Sunshine and summer heat are the story this afternoon in central Indiana.  Temperatures range from the lower 80s under cloud cover up north, to near 90 in hazy sun for central and south.  A few passing showers are possible in northern Indiana the next few hours, but most places remain just hot and dry.

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Friday:  we’ll wake up to muggy temperatures near 70 with areas of haze and fog for the early day commute.  Much of tomorrow will be like day, but likely hotter area wide.  Expect hazy sunshine and a rapid rise into the 80s by early afternoon.

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High temperatures likely hit 90 degrees in many locations, but tropical humidity makes it feel much worse.  Peak heat indices between 4-5pm are forecast in the 95 to 100 range.  Please stay hydrated if you’re tailgating for Operation Football or have to be outside in the afternoon.

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Operation Football Forecast:  many of the games tomorrow look to start dry, but we expect vigorous storm development along and ahead of an approaching cold front in far northern sections of the state.

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Not every game will be impacted Friday.  For now it appears the greatest game impacts will be from northern Indiana to the I-70/74 corridors by midnight tomorrow.  Lightning poses a big threat in storms along with torrential rain in heavier storms.  Organized severe weather is not expected, but some gusty 50+mph wind is possible.

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Rain amounts of 1″ to 1.5″ are possible in heavier cells before the activity weakens heading southward.

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This Weekend:  Saturday begins cloudy, humid with lingering showers and morning temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

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Cloud cover will slowly thin from north to south as drier invades behind the passage of a cold front.

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You likely won’t notice much of a change in humidity until late Saturday afternoon.  Highs Saturday will be in the mid 70s which will be 10 to 15 lower than Friday.  A huge difference will be felt Sunday morning as lows drop into the low to mid 50s area wide.

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In my book Sunday is as good as it gets for this time of year.  Crisp in the morning, mild in the afternoon with plenty of sunshine from start to finish.  We’ll back this up with another stellar day Monday before storm chances return Tuesday.

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Have a great evening and thanks for reading the blog – Sean Ash

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Sep
03

Heat Builds Before Pleasant Air Arrives This Weekend

Posted By · September 3, 2014 at 4:05 pm

What a nice summer day across central Indiana.  Under a mix of sun and clouds temperatures have climbed into the 80s.  Humidity for now is tolerable but will climb the rest of the week.

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A cluster of storms in the Upper Midwest is worth watching, but more than likely fizzles out as it runs away from upper level lift from the jet stream.

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For now no rain or storms are expected tomorrow, though we’ll need to monitor this feature for progress past the Toll Road.  Cloud debris seems the most likely outcome in central Indiana, but leftover rain and thunder can’t be ruled out for areas in north-central Indiana.

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Tonight:  A quiet night around with lows in the mid to upper 60s.  We expect more areas of locally dense fog to redevelop overnight, and perhaps enough to cause school delays for some Thursday morning.  Be sure and check in with Chuck Lofton tomorrow morning for visibility updates.

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Thursday:  Temperatures soar under hazy sun Thursday.  Highs near 90 in many areas and heat indices should be well into the 90s.  The warm up tomorrow will be swift, with readings near 80 by noon time and mid to upper 80s by 4-5pm.

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A better chances of rain and storms arrive Friday, but not before highs likely hit 90 degrees.  The hot, humid air feeds heavy downpours and lightning Friday afternoon into early Saturday morning.

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It appears there will be numerous storms during Operation Football and will require schools and fans to be weather aware.  While organized severe weather isn’t anticipated, the threat of lightning will be high.

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Rainfall amounts will be the in .50″ to 1″ range and locally higher amounts are very possible within the “juicy” air.

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The passage of a cold front early Saturday opens the gates to refreshing air.  As a result the Muggy Meter drops into the nice range after a two day stretch of muggy-oppressive humidity in central Indiana.

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Highs Saturday and Sunday will only be in the 70s, and lows Sunday morning drop into the 40s and 50s!  We’ll enjoy a pleasant stretch from late Saturday into Tuesday afternoon.  Have a great evening – Sean Ash

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Sep
03

Mild Day, Weekend Change

Posted By · September 3, 2014 at 3:08 am

There is some fog in the area this morning, but that’s the only problem with the weather today. Overall, a break from rain and a nice afternoon.

Not only is sun in the forecast but it comes with a brief break from the higher humidity.  It won’t feel as muggy, with a high of 85.

If you’re headed downtown tonight for the Indiana Fever game, it should be a pleasant evening.

Higher heat and humidity return for Thursday and Friday, with highs iright around 88.

The next shower or thunderstorm chance? How about late Thursday night and Friday.  There will be scattered showers and storms possible through early Saturday.

A dry aDaypartFeverextendednd mild weather pattern arrives for the end of the weekend, with morning temperatures in the 50s and highs in the 70s.

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Sep
02

Temperature Swings and the Next Chance for Rain

Posted By · September 2, 2014 at 4:26 pm

There will still be a few areas of rain this afternoon and evening.  Overnight temperatures will be in the middle 60s and patchy fog is possible through early Wednesday.

Some sun is in the Wednesday forecast, with a brief break from the higher humidity.  It won’t feel as muggy, with highs in the lower and middle 80s.

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Higher heat and humidity return for Thursday and Friday, with highs in the range of 85-90 degrees.

The daylight hours of Thursday will be dry, with the next chance for rain returning late Thursday night and Friday.  There will be scattered showers and storms possible through early Saturday.

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A dry and mild weather pattern arrives for the end of the weekend, with morning temperatures in the 50s and highs in the 70s.

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Sep
02

Stormy Morning… Isolated Rain Chances this Afternoon

Posted By · September 2, 2014 at 10:44 am

After a stormy morning across Central Indiana, we’re finally starting to dry out.  However, don’t put that umbrella away just yet!  We’ll still be tracking isolated showers and storms this afternoon.

Check out just how much rain we picked up across Central Indiana.

Some radar estimated totals approach up to 4″ of rain.

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The heaviest rain fell south of I-70.

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Highs today will rebound into the low 80s with a chance for an isolated shower or storm.

Tonight skies clear and temps fall into the 60s, patchy fog will be possible by early Wednesday morning.

Wednesday will be beautiful with highs in the mid 80s.  The upper 80s return by Thursday and Friday with storm chances, and a cool of for the weekend.

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Sep
02

Wet Morning In Indiana

Posted By · September 2, 2014 at 1:58 am

Wet pavement for our morning rush hour in Indiana this morning. The rain started moving in to the western part of the state at about 1 this morning and now just about everyone has recieved some rain.  The rain moves along with the front and by afternoon, we’ll see some sunshine and a high of 83.

Higher heat and humidity return for the middle to end of the week, with highs in the range of temps in the upper 80s.

A stray storm is possible on Thursday, with the better chance for scattered storms arriving on Friday.

If you are looking for some cooler weather, hang in there, temperatures drop to the 70s for highs this weekend and into next week.

On this day in Central Indiana Weather History….

2003-The highest flood since March 1913 quickly struck Martinsville following heavy rain in Hendricks and Marion counties on September 1st.

 

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Sep
01

Scattered Storms and More Heat

Posted By · September 1, 2014 at 3:41 pm
A few pockets of heavy rain have developed late Labor Day.  This broken line of rain is mainly north of I-70.  We are expecting more rain and a few storms overnight and early Tuesday.  There is the potential for heavy rain, with some totals 1-2 inches.  Here is the latest timing with Futuretrak13.
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Temperatures overnight will be in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees.  Highs on Tuesday will be in the upper 70s and lower 80s. ]

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Higher heat and humidity return for the middle to end of the week, with highs in the range of 85-90 degrees.

A stray storm is possible on Thursday, with the better chance for scattered storms arriving on Friday.

The latest analysis has the rain chances ending early on Saturday.  This would leave most of the weekend dry and mild, with highs near 80 degrees.

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