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Keep An Umbrella Handy

Posted By · August 12, 2014 at 3:26 am

The day ahead is going to be just like the past few days, periods of clouds and sunshine with a chance for thunderstorms during the day. That pattern leaves tomorrow with high pressure moving in and sunshine breaking out.

Look for mild weather into the weekend with temperatures still below the average high of 84 degrees. That means the fantastic weather at the Indiana State Fair will continue.

As we head into the weekend, look for a chance for thunderstorms late Saturday but the warmer, more humid conditions also return from Sunday into Tuesday of next week.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1993 : Rosedale…up to 8 inches of rain fell in just 6 hours.

1991 : Indianapolis…A dust devil forms at the Indianapolis Speedrome and damages a roof.


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Monday Night and Tuesday Rain Chances then some Sun

Posted By · August 11, 2014 at 4:26 pm
Scattered showers and storms are in the forecast tonight.  The heaviest rain will end by 11pm.  Watch for patches of fog overnight and early Tuesday, with low temperatures in the middle 60s.
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Keep the umbrella handy on Tuesday too.  There will be a few more showers and storms possible, with highs in the middle 70s.  It will still be muggy too.

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A milder change arrives for mid-week.  There is lots of sunshine in the forecast for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Low temperatures will be on the cooler side 55-60 degrees.  High temperatures will be in the range of 75-80 degrees.


Higher heat and humidity return for the weekend, with highs in the 80s.  There will be the chance for a few storms too.  We will keep you updated on the timing, as we get closer to the weekend.

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Scattered Showers & Storms Today

Posted By · August 11, 2014 at 3:38 am

We’re watching the radar this morning as scattered showers and storms are lifting north of I-70.  We are not seeing severe storms, however, heavy downpours are possible, and as always lightning is a danger in any storm.

Current temps are mild and in the 70s, with patchy fog across the viewing area, especially areas that saw heavy rain overnight.

Highs today will reach the upper 70s with scattered showers and storms.

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Hour by hour on FutureTrak13 you can see that isolated shower and storm chances remain this morning, with more developing for the afternoon and evening.

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Tonight temps only fall to the mid 60s but for the most part we should dry out.

There’s an isolated chance for a shower or storm overnight, as patchy fog develops.  Tuesday morning should start our mainly dry, with scattered showers and storms again developing for the afternoon/evening.  Highs tomorrow only reach the mid 70s.

In the 7 day forecast we dry out Wednesday with temps running well below our normal high of 84.  Cool nights are ahead too.

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Another Round of Rain Monday, Cooler and Dry Mid Week

Posted By · August 10, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Numerous slow moving showers with a few embedded storms have developed across west central and south central Indiana today.

Here are radar estimated totals:

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More showers are likely this evening.

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Temperatures will fall into the upper 60s by Monday morning.  Patchy dense fog is likely too, especially in the areas that received rain today.

The active pattern continues on Monday with wide spread showers likely.  These will be slow movers too, allowing some pockets of heavy rain. Rain will be possible in the morning and then likely by afternoon, continuing into the evening.

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Afternoon highs will climb into the upper 70s and low 80s.

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A few lingering showers will be possible on Tuesday, otherwise, it will be cloudy and breezy.  The wind will be turning out of the northwest from 10 to 20 mph.  Afternoon highs will be in the mid to upper 70s.

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That cooler, drier air will allow a gradual clearing by Wednesday morning and temperatures will tumble.  It won’t be a record breaker, but unseasonably cool for this time of year.   Lows will fall into the mid 50s.

More sunshine will be on tap for Wednesday with highs in the mid 70s.

A gradual warming trend will continue through the work week.

Heat and humidity return next weekend with thunderstorms possible both Saturday and Sunday.


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More Scattered Showers Likely Today

Posted By · August 10, 2014 at 7:09 am

More scattered showers will be likely today, especially along and south of I-70.  The best chance of rain will be this afternoon through the evening.  A few isolated thunderstorms will be possible too.  It will still be a mild day with temperatures climbing into the low 80s.

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Showers will taper off late tonight with mostly cloudy skies.  Temperatures will only fall into the upper 60s.

More wide spread and numerous showers and thunderstorms will be likely by Monday afternoon and evening.  Afternoon highs will climb into the low 80s.

A few lingering showers will be possible on Tuesday, especially during the morning hours.  It will be breezy with winds out of the northwest.  Temperatures will begin to fall by late afternoon, after a high in the upper 70s.

Temperatures will continue to tumble, falling into the mid 50s early Wednesday morning.  It won’t be a record breaker but certainly unseasonably cool for this time of year.

It will be cooler and drier mid week with temperatures only climbing into the mid 70s Wednesday afternoon.

A warming trend returns on Friday with more heat and humidity.

Scattered showers and thunderstorm chances return for the weekend.


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More Scattered Showers & Storms Likely Sunday

Posted By · August 9, 2014 at 6:09 pm

Spotty light showers developed in portions of central and southern Indiana today. Most of the shower activity will dissipate by early evening. It will remain cloudy this evening with temperatures falling into the mid 60s.

More of the same showery activity will take place on Sunday afternoon. A few isolated thunderstorms will be possible too. It will be mainly cloudy with temperatures climbing into the upper 70s to near 80 degrees.

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The mild and active pattern continues into the work week. More showers and thunderstorms look likely by Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning. Temperatures will climb into the upper 70s and low 80s.

Much cooler air will arrive behind the cold front. By Wednesday morning, temperatures will fall into the upper 50s. Afternoon highs will struggle to climb into the mid 70s.

The dry pattern will continue through the work week with a chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday.


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Mainly Dry, Chance of Scattered Showers & Storms

Posted By · August 9, 2014 at 7:18 am

It will be mainly cloudy today with showers and a few thunderstorms possible. The best chance of rain will be along and south of I-74 in west central Indiana and along and south of I-70 in the east central Indiana viewing area. Rain will diminish early evening, with the loss of daytime heating. Afternoon highs will climb to near 80 degrees in Indy and it will be a few degrees warmer in north central Indiana.

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Tonight will be mainly cloudy and quiet with temperatures falling into the mid 60s.

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Another round of showers and storms will be possible Sunday afternoon. Not everyone will see rain today or tomorrow so be sure to take your SkyTrak13 weather app with you as you head out this weekend. Temperatures will climb into the low 80s.


The unsettled pattern continues Monday and Tuesday. More showers and thunderstorms will be possible Monday afternoon into the evening. A cold front arrives on Tuesday bringing more thunderstorms and cooler air to follow.

By Wednesday, temperatures will fall into the upper 50s and only climb into the mid 70s.

The cooler conditions will continue through the work week.

ON THIS DATE IN INDIANA WEATHER HISTORY: In 1969 in Indianapolis, a tornado touches down just north of Speedway, destroying 5 houses and damaging several more.


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Lingering Showers South This Evening And An Unsettled Weekend

Posted By · August 8, 2014 at 4:51 pm

We’re a state divided today.  From sunshine and warm highs in the 80s in northern parts of the state, to showers and upper 60s south of I-70.  Coverage of showers will diminish slowly for southern Indiana, but linger long enough to impact outdoor evening plans the next several hours.


While it’s a close call… sprinkles and light showers continue to sink south of downtown Indianapolis.  This paves the way for dry conditions for the Indiana State Fair, Indianapolis Indians and Moto on Meridian this evening.  Temperatures will hover in the lower 70s.


Areas of fog will develop overnight and into Saturday morning.  There will be plenty of dry time this weekend, but both days feature scattered shower and storm chances in the afternoon/early evening hours.  Check radar before heading out.  Highs Saturday will be near 80 and jump into the lower to mid 80s Sunday.


Storm chances continue early next week with this unsettled weather pattern.  A strong cold front passing the state late Tuesday brings an end to rain chance and ushers in cooler than normal air.


Enjoy the evening and have a great weekend – Sean Ash

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