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Aug
21

A Beautiful Friday Night

Posted By · August 21, 2015 at 3:45 pm

It will be a fine evening to enjoy the last weekend at the Indiana State Fair, see Jason Aldean at Klipsch or head out for the kickoff of Operation Football.

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It may start feeling a bit chilly tonight as temperatures will drop back down to the mid 50s for the overnight low.  This will be a bit warmer than last night, particularly for the northern cities, but it will still be nearly 10 degrees below the average low temperature.

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You can expect a mix of sun and clouds on Saturday as temperatures make it back up to the lower 80s.  The Colts host the Bears tomorrow night at Lucas Oil Stadium. Temperatures will be in the lower 70s right around the 7:30pm kickoff time.

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A change in the weather pattern will come by Sunday afternoon.  A cold front pushing its way across the state will kick up some scattered storms on Sunday afternoon and evening.  Some of these storms may be strong so be sure to check back for updates as we continue to track the progressing frontal system.

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Cooler air will fill back in to start the work week on Monday. Mostly sunny skies and below average high temperatures in the mid to upper 70s will persist throughout most of the week before the next chance of storms arrives next Friday.

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Aug
21

Nice Start to the Weekend, Wet Finish

Posted By · August 21, 2015 at 11:32 am

It will be a beautiful afternoon with mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 70s.  Winds will be much lighter today too.

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It will be mostly clear this evening and a perfect night for Operation Football.  Temperatures will fall into the upper 60s by 10pm.  You may need to grab the jacket as you head out.

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With very dry air in place, temperatures will eventually fall into the mid 50s, running about 10 degrees below average.

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Saturday will be a perfect August day with temperatures climbing into the low 80s with light winds out of the southeast.

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If you are heading to Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday for the Colts – Bears game, it will be a fantastic evening to be out and about in downtown Indy. Temperatures will only fall into the mid to upper 60s as you head out of the stadium.  Overnight lows will fall into the mid 50s.

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Changes arrive on Sunday as a cold front pushes in.  It will be partly cloudy Sunday with highs in the low 80s.  Scattered thunderstorms will be likely Sunday afternoon into the evening.

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A gradual clearing will arrive on Monday with much cooler air pushing in behind the cold front.

The cooler and dry pattern will dominate the work week.

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Aug
20

Cool And Clear Night Ahead

Posted By · August 20, 2015 at 3:55 pm

It is feeling a bit like Fall across central Indiana.  Skies will be mostly clear tonight, with lows in the 50s for most of the area.  We do think upper 40s are possible across the northern third of the state by early Friday.

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If your favorite weather is sunny and 80, Friday is your day.  Friday is also opening night for high school football.  The weather will be great for the first night of Operation Football.  Remember to send us your pictures using #OPFB on social media.  If you are going to one of the games, you may actually need a jacket or sweatshirt once the sun goes down, temperatures will fall quickly into the 60s.

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The weekend starts sunny, with highs in the lower 80s on Saturday.  Storm chances return on Sunday.

It will feel like Fall early next week too, with lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s through Thursday.

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Aug
20

Feeling More Like Fall

Posted By · August 20, 2015 at 1:09 pm

It’s a breezy day but the wind of change delivered refreshing air into Central Indiana and paves the way for fall-like weather the next 48 hours.  Under a partly cloudy sky, and with wind gusts between 20-30mph, highs today remain in the 70s… a good 10 degrees cooler than Wednesday.

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Any cloud cover quickly clears this evening and combined with a lightening wind allows temperatures to drop quickly after sunset.  Lows drop into the upper 40s and lower 50s for the Friday morning commute.  The clear sky will be optimal conditions for viewing the International Space Station flying over from 9:26-9:30pm… beginning in the western horizon and disappearing in the south-southeastern sky.  Good luck!

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Long sleeves needed early tomorrow but plenty of sunshine pushes highs near 80 degrees Friday afternoon and it will be an ideal for the first installment of Operation Football Friday night!  Couldn’t ask for a better way to start the high school season.

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The great weather continues Saturday if you have Colts tailgate plans for the preseason game against the Bears.  Our next chance of storms doesn’t arrive until Sunday afternoon along a quick-moving cold front.  Some of the storms could be strong but won’t last long.

This front delivers another shot of unseasonably cool air early next week and lows will drop into the 40s again for some.  Much of next week will feel like fall.  Have a great day and check back for updates – Sean Ash

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Aug
19

Rain Now and Cooler Air on the Way

Posted By · August 19, 2015 at 10:56 pm

It took awhile, but the rain we were expecting for Wednesday finally arrived.  Rain will continue to fall through about 4am Thursday.

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Thursday will be a much cooler day.  Kids may actually need a jacket at the bus stop.  Thursday morning temperatures will be in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees.  We will spend most of the morning in the 60s.  Forecast highs are in the middle and upper 70s and it will be breezy with winds W 15-25mph.

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Friday will be sunny and 80 degrees.  The weather will be perfect for the kick-off of high school football.  Remember Operation Football has the best coverage and you can use the #OPFB to interact and participate on Twitter.

The weekend will start with sunshine and end with storm chances.  Another taste of fall is in the forecast for early next week.

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Aug
19

From Rain Chances to Sunny and 70s

Posted By · August 19, 2015 at 4:01 pm

The SkyTrak13 Weather Team is tracking a cold front moving into central Indiana.  There will be rain and a few storms developing along this front through Wednesday evening.  If you have outdoor plans, remember you can check Live Doppler 13 Radar on the go with the SkyTrak13 Weather App.

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Behind the cold front, there will be a big weather pattern change.  Temperatures will fall into the 50s early Thursday morning.  Expect a mix of clouds and sun and highs in the middle and upper 70s Thursday afternoon.  It will be breezy too with winds W 10-20mph.

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Friday will be sunny and near 80 degrees, after morning temperatures in the lower 50s.  We can give the AC a break.  Saturday will be sunny and warm, with highs in the lower 80s.

Another cold front arrives Sunday.  There will be another chance for storms on Sunday, with highs in the lower and middle 80s.

Behind Sunday’s cold front is another drop in temperature.  We are forecasting lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s early next week, with lots of sunshine.

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Aug
19

Storms This Afternoon Then Feeling Like Fall Tomorrow

Posted By · August 19, 2015 at 12:24 pm

Wednesday Midday Update:  Quiet for now but sunshine works against us as it destabilizes the atmosphere and aids in storm development this afternoon.  We expect a broken line of storms to increase along an approaching cold front with some possibly producing 50-60mph wind gusts.

 
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The main timing of strong storm potential is 3pm to 8pm, but gusty wind switching showers continues overnight into predawn Thursday.  You’ll definitely notice a drop in temperatures tonight after the passage of the aforementioned front.

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Expect out the door temperatures in the 50s tomorrow and rather breezy conditions with gusts in the 20mph+ range.  Clouds should clear early in the morning to offer a period of mainly sunny conditions… but low clouds will develop and wind gusts remain strong Thursday afternoon with highs in the mid-70s.

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Under a clearing sky and light wind lows drop into the upper 40s and lower 50s Friday!  Friday is my pick of the week due to a limited wind and a beautiful blue sky.  Saturday is equally as nice and highs near 80.

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The next cold front triggers scattered storms on Sunday and is followed by an even cooler shot of air early next week.  Stay tuned for updates – Sean Ash

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Aug
18

Stormy 24 Hours

Posted By · August 18, 2015 at 10:24 pm

We are tracking a weakening line of storms moving our way from Illinois.  This line is part of a developing storm system that will impact our weather pattern on Wednesday.  There will be scattered storms possible off and on all day Wednesday.  Right now the latest analysis has a few showers and storms possible around sunrise.  If this develops, clouds will keep the risk for strong/severe storms lower.  If we get more sunshine on Wednesday, the atmosphere will be unstable enough to support some strong to severe storms.  We will watch Wednesday closely and keep you updated.  Here is the latest timing with FutureTrak13.

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This weather system moves out for Thursday.  Morning clouds will give way to afternoon sunshine on Thursday.  It will be cooler and less humid, with highs in the 70s.

This refreshing change will bring morning temperatures down to the 50s for Friday and Saturday.  It will be mostly sunny both days, with highs in the lower 80s.

Storm chances return on Sunday.

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