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Warmest Air In Nearly 6 Months Before Evening Rain and Thunder

Posted By · April 10, 2014 at 10:51 am

Welcome to what should become the warmest day of 2014 thus far, and central Indiana’s warmest day since mid-October.   A steady southwest wind and ample sun will be enough to overcome some passing clouds… as high temperatures make their charge toward 70 degrees.



Latest hi-res modeling suggests breezy, mild and mostly dry conditions at the time of the Indianapolis Indians’ home opener first pitch at 7:05pm.  However, we’re recommending that fans attending the game tonight take ponchos and necessary rain gear as rain and thunder chances increase by the 7th inning stretch.

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Rain and embedded storms will be most likely “between” the hours of 9pm and 2am, and gradually diminish overnight from northwest to southeast as a front settles along the Ohio River.

North side of the boundary tomorrow will lead dry conditions for the majority of the viewing area.  But the front will close enough to areas south of I-70 to warrant a “chance” of showers.


This front eventually returns northward Saturday, and perhaps may trigger very spotty showers… but a majority of the weekend may prove to be dry and the focus shifts on unseasonably mild highs in the 70s both Saturday and Sunday.

Higher rain/thunder chances return Sunday night into Monday with a return to cooler air the first half of next week.  Have a great day!


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Feeling Like Spring and Rain Chances

Posted By · April 9, 2014 at 10:18 pm

It is finally starting to feel like Spring across central Indiana.  Thursday will start in the 40s, but forecast highs are near 70 degrees.  Expect a mix of sun and clouds.  It will be dry most of the day too.


I say most of the day because we are tracking a weather system that will bring a few showers and thundershowers to the area Thursday evening.  The latest information has the timing a little slower.  This would be good news for our Indianapolis Indians.  It is opening day at Victory Field on Thursday, with the first pitch at 7:05.  I think that first pitch will be dry and mild, with temperatures in the 60s.  We are timing the best rain chances from about 8pm to midnight.  We will keep you updated on the timing.


The boundary triggering the rain chances Thursday night will move south for Friday.  It will be close enough for a stray shower or thundershower on Friday.  Highs will be in the 60s on Friday.  Most of the weekend will be dry, with highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s.  Late day storms are possible on Sunday, with more steady rain forecast on Monday.  Cooler air is back for Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.

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Nearing 70 Thursday Before Rain and Thunder Arrive

Posted By · April 9, 2014 at 3:50 pm

What a tranquil day in central Indiana, and certainly worthy of the “pick of the week” nomination.  Sunshine, fair weather clouds and highs in the 60s are a welcome sight.


Unfortunately the high pollen count is not.  If you suffer from allergies please note the pollen level will remain high in central Indiana into the weekend.



If you like it warmer than Thursday is just for you.

Highs tomorrow will near or climb above 70 degrees for the first time since mid-October.  Much of Thursday will be full of sunshine, but an approaching cool front will trigger a line of rain with embedded thunder tomorrow evening.


It’s subject to change, but early call for arrival time in the Indianapolis metro is between 6pm and 8pm.  We don’t anticipate severe weather, but a rain or lightning delay is possible if you plan to attend the Indianapolis Indians home opener.


The aforementioned front should settle southward across the Ohio River by Friday morning.  As a result we’re only expecting isolated rain chances for most Friday.  However, if the front slows enough higher rain chances may be needed.  Mild conditions prevail heading into the weekend with highs in the 70s both days.  A slower arrival time on the next front to impact the region will lead to a good portion of Sunday being dry.


Rain and storms become widespread by 12am Monday, and another inch of rain is very possible along with sharply colder air in the 30s Monday afternoon.  Have a great evening.

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Sunshine and Warmth on the Way

Posted By · April 9, 2014 at 4:24 am

Sunshine returns to Central Indiana with temps near 60 today, even warmer weather moves in tomorrow!

Tonight skies will remain mostly clear with temps falling to the low 40s.

Thursday clouds will increase as we head into the afternoon with highs approaching 70!  Winds will pick up for the afternoon with gusts out of the southwest up to 25mph.

Late Thursday evening a chance for showers and thunderstorms will develop.

Friday the chance of rain sticks around, but by Saturday we’re back to sunshine.

Temps stay mild, in the 60s and 70s for the weekend, however, rain chances are sprinkled in.  As we get closer to the weekend we’ll keep you posted on the exact timing of the rain.

By next week, much colder air moves in.

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Chilly Start To Wednesday

Posted By · April 8, 2014 at 10:28 pm

It will be a chilly start to Wednesday, with morning temperatures in the 30s.  As the lower atmosphere cools, the moisture left from Tuesday’s rain will condense and may form some patchy Wednesday morning fog.  Expect a mix of sun and clouds on Wednesday afternoon, with highs near 60 degrees.


It will be near 70 on Thursday.  There is a chance for rain late in the day Thursday.  We will watch this closely.  It is opening day at Victory Field for the Indianapolis Indians.  A few showers are possible on Friday and this weekend.  Right now I think there will be more dry weather than wet weather this weekend, but stay tuned for updates.  The warm-up will last through the weekend, with highs in the 60s and lower 70s.

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Warm Up On The Way

Posted By · April 8, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Scattered thundershowers developed with daytime heating and will last through sunset.  Skies will start to clear overnight.  Those areas that are getting rain late today may have some fog early Wednesday.  It will be a chilly start too, with morning temperatures in the 30s.

Expect a mix of sun and clouds and highs near 60 degrees on Wednesday.  Highs will be near 70 degrees on Thursday.


There is another chance for rain Thursday night.  We will track the Thursday night rain chances closely.  It is opening day for our Indianapolis Indians at Victory Field.

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Scattered showers will be possible on Friday too, as our active weather pattern continues, but it will be a mild weather pattern.  Highs stay in the 60s and 70s through the weekend.

We are still analyzing rain chances for the weekend.  Right now most of Saturday will be dry, with a few showers on Sunday.  We will keep you updated, as you make your weekend plans.

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Afternoon Thundershowers with Hail

Posted By · April 8, 2014 at 3:48 pm

Scattered thundershowers have developed this afternoon.  There is lots of cool air in the upper atmosphere helping destabilize the atmosphere.  This cool pool of air is also leading to hail producing thundershowers.  We have had several reports of hail across central Indiana.  These thundershowers with hail, lightning and brief heavy rain will last through sunset.  For the latest on Live Doppler 13 Radar, click on it here at wthr.com or from the Skytrak 13 Weather App on your phone.  Skies will clear overnight, with lows in the 30s.  Those areas getting rain now, may have some fog in the morning.  It will be near 60 degrees on Wednesday with some sun.


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More Rain Today, but Starting to Dry Out

Posted By · April 8, 2014 at 4:16 am

Highs will reach the mid 50s today with the chance for a spotty shower or thunderstorm.  We are not expecting rain to be as widespread or as heavy as it was yesterday.  Lowland flooding may be continuing thanks to the saturated ground.

Tonight the clouds break and temps fall into the upper 30s.

Wednesday begins our warm up with highs in the low 60s, and by Thursday we could hit 70!

We do have rain chances late Thursday night, and more rounds of rain possible Sunday and Monday.

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