Better Day Today

Take a deep breath. Today will be a much better day in Indiana. We missed the vicious storms that spawned tornadoes in Kentucky yesterday and it looks like we have several dry hours and a quick warm up before rain moves in later tonight.


Watch for some patchy fog this morning, with driving to work or school temperatures in the lower 60s.  Most of today will be mainly dry and warm. Look for highs in the low 80s.

Another round of rain and storms is in the forecast for tonight and Thursday, wit highs in the 70s.  The rain chances finally end for Friday.  Friday will be partly cloudy, breezy and cooler.  Highs will be in the range of 65-70 degrees on Friday afternoon.

Right now the weekend looks cool.  Highs will be in the 50s, with a few showers on Saturday and in the 60s with some sun on Sunday.  The average high is 71 degrees and will be mainly cooler than that number over the next 7 days. Make sure the little ones have a coat or jacket for the Chase 500 Festival Kids Day/Rookie Run Saturday.


Some Dry Hours Wednesday

Tuesday was another rainy/stormy day for central Indiana.  The chance for scattered showers and storms will last through about 11pm Tuesday.


There were a few dry hours on Tuesday and there will be more on Wednesday.  There is a weather concern for Wednesday morning and that is fog.  Watch for patchy dense fog Wednesday morning, with temperatures in the lower 60s.  Wednesday will be warm, with highs in the lower 80s.  There is just a slight chance for a stray storm.


More showers and storms return on Thursday, with highs in the 70s.  We get a dry day Friday, with highs in the 60s.

There will be a few showers possible to start the weekend on Saturday.  Saturday will be cool too.  Highs are only forecast in the range of 55-60 degrees.  These numbers are 10 to 15 degrees colder than average.  We end the weekend with some sun, but it will still be cool.  Highs on Sunday only reach the lower and middle 60s and still cooler than that average high of 71 degrees.  In fact, there are more days cooler than average than warmer than average in the 7 day forecast.


Tuesday Afternoon Storm Update

So far so good in Central Indiana with the main storm show along and south of the Ohio River thus far.


But there’s still a few hours of daylight left and the center of a meso-low crossing into western Indiana will be enough to trigger scattered showers and storms.


This feature also has enough low-level wind shear that may produce some funnels in northwest Indiana… though the risk of tornadoes in the viewing area is rather low at the moment.


Any risk of storms diminishes quickly after sunset and the focus shifts to the development of locally dense fog tonight.  Morning fog, mist and overcast gives way to a partly sunny in the afternoon.


Temperatures will be much warmer in the 80s tomorrow with only a slight storm chance expected at this time.  Enjoy the mainly dry with more widespread showers and storms returning Thursday.


We’re still on target for an unseasonably cool weekend with highs in the 50s Saturday… a good 15 degrees below normal – Sean Ash

Severe Storms Possible This Afternoon

You’ll need to be weather aware today with an elevated risk of severe storms in Central Indiana… especially along and south of I-70.


Sunshine is noted on visible satellite analysis and will aid in destabilizing the atmosphere.  The leftover circulation from an early storm complex in eastern Illinois will provide the lift to initiate scattered to numerous storms between 2pm and 4pm.


Storms may initially be discrete to pose a tornado and large hail risk.  But eventually they should congeal into more linear features to up the ante on locally damaging wind gusts as the move across the viewing area.


The highest probability of wind damage (30%+) and/or tornadoes(2-5%) is in the southern half of the state between 2pm and 9pm.  Please download our free Skytrak 13 weather app to receive watches and warnings on your phone.


The rest of severe weather diminishes before midnight and areas of dense fog/drizzle become the headline overnight into the Wednesday mornign commute.  Check back for updates – Sean Ash

Risk for Severe Weather Today

This afternoon showers and thunderstorms will be likely across Central Indiana.  Some storms could be severe, especially along and south of I-70.  Damaging wind and hail are our top threats, however, we can’t rule out an isolated tornado.  From Bedford to Seymour, south the risk for severe weather will be greater.

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On Futuretrak13 you can see the storms develop this afternoon. Strong storms will be possible after 2pm and continue into this evening.

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Highs will reach the low 70s today.

Overnight the showers and storms come to an end, and temperatures fall into the low 60s.

Tomorrow there’s a chance for an isolated storm, but we will see many dry hours. Highs tomorrow will be warm, and top out in the low 80s.

Rain and storm chances return Thursday with highs in the 70s. Through Thursday night, 1-2” of rain will be possible.

By Friday, highs drop to the 60s with sunny skies, and by Saturday highs will only be in the 50s with a chance for rain. As of right now, most of Sunday looks dry with rain developing late. We’ll keep you posted on the timing.

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Wet Pattern To Continue

Another wet day in Central Indiana and we’ve got an active 72 hours ahead.  Rain amounts since midnight fall in the .10″ to nearly .50″.


More wet times ahead in Central Indiana with an additional 1″ to 2″ by Thursday midday… and locally higher amounts are likely in heavier storms.


Clouds and rain have kept temperatures in check thus far by warmer air is nudging into southwestern Indiana where it’s almost 70 degrees in Terre Haute.



Actually the warmest air of the day may arrive toward sunset as warm front creeps toward the Indy metro area.  A saturated air mass around this boundary leads to areas of drizzle outside of downpours and locally heavy storms the next 24 hours.


There will once again be areas of heavy rain to navigate through during the Tuesday morning commute.  We’ll be monitoring conditions closely tomorrow with the potential of severe storms during the afternoon and evening.


This will be predicated on how quickly early morning rain/storms diminish and how much warming occurs before storm initiation later in the day.


We believe the severe threat may be bumped up a category for the Indy metro area based on a potential of atmospheric instability interacting with a stalled front.  All of modes of severe weather are in play Tuesday and it’s a good idea to stay weather aware tomorrow.


Wednesday looks like a mainly dry and much warmer day in the 80s.  But the heat only could ignite isolated storms alone… but a great area of rain/storms arrives Wednesday night into Thursday with the approach of a cold front.


Highs Friday will be near 70 degrees before a substantial drop off this weekend.  Temperatures likely don’t reach 60 degrees with some showers and rumbles of thunder.

The Wet Week Ahead

We have a lot of rain around the area today and we’ll have a wet pavement for the morning rush hour today. While it won’t be a washout today, there will be periods of storms anytime from sunrise to sunset.


More storms move in Tuesday and some of these storms could possibly reach severe limits.  Highs near 80 degrees Wednesday before the next batch of rain and storms hits Wednesday night into Thursday. It looks like we will see dry conditions here by Friday with mild highs in the mid 60s.

All signs point toward a much cooler than normal pattern hitting next weekend when highs look to be in the 50s… some 15 degrees below normal.  The kids will need a jacket for the Chase 500 Festival Kids Day and Rookie Run. The ups and downs of May continue!


More Heavy Rain And Storms Overnight

After a soggy, damp Mother’s Day in Central Indiana… much of the area will enjoy a dry evening before the next wave of rain and storms arrive.  Cooler than normal temperatures in the 50s and lower 60s hold this evening.



Expect an increase in rain and thunder around, and especially after midnight.  Nothing severe expected but definitely areas of heavy rain and plenty of lightning between midnight and 7am.  Rain amounts could exceed an half-inch by sunrise.


While it won’t be a washout Monday there will be periods of storms that are possible anytime from sunrise to past sunset.


More storminess arrives Tuesday and some of these storms could possibly reach severe limits.  Highs near 80 degrees Wednesday before the next batch of rain and storms hits Wednesday night into Thursday.


All signs point toward a much cooler than normal pattern hitting next weekend when highs look to be in the 50s… some 15 degrees below normal.  Stay tuned – Sean Ash

Mother’s Day Sprinkles

Happy Mother’s Day! A few showers will be possible this morning into the early afternoon, as a cold front sags across southern Indiana. Coverage will be hit or miss with a mix of sun and clouds today. Temperatures will run below average today, only climbing into the low to mid 60s.


The cold front will lift north later tonight and that will trigger more showers and thunderstorms. Most of the evening will be quiet and dry with rain holding off until after midnight.


Temperatures will fall into the mid 50s.TONIGHT

A few scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible on Monday with more rain moving in by Monday night.


It will be a warm day with temperatures climbing into the low to mid 70s.


The unsettled weather pattern continues through the work week with daily chances of rain.


Mainly Dry Mother’s Day

Most of the showers and thunderstorms have come to an end for central Indiana today.   A few thunderstorms will still be possible in southern Indiana, as a cold front sinks south.

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The better chance of storms will be in southern Indiana, where the area has been mainly dry today.

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The front did bring some gusty winds.

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It will be mostly cloudy overnight with temperatures falling into the upper 40s.

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The front will gradually return north on Sunday and a few spotty showers are possible Sunday morning.

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Most of Mother’s Day will be dry with a mix of sun and clouds. It will be cooler with highs in the low to mid 60s.

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Rain will become likely again tomorrow evening. A few thunderstorms are possible but we are not expecting any severe weather. Temperatures will only fall into the mid 50s.

An unsettled work week will be in place. There is a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms Monday with highs in the mid 70s.

Showers and thunderstorms become likely by Monday evening and it will be stormy on Tuesday.

There will be daily storm chance through Friday with temperatures running above average.