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The roads are a little damp this morning and we will have more rain today. The steadiest rain will fall across the southern half of the state. It will be another cool afternoon with highs in the upper 50s. This band of steady rain will start to shifts south Friday evening. Operation Football is tonight and if you are going to a high school football game, it will be cool and in the 50s. We are forecasting rain chances south of Indianapolis, but drier weather north. It looks like most games north of Indy will be dry but rain is going to be an issue south of I 70 tonight.
The weekend forecast includes high temperatures in the 60s. Look for the weather to be mainly dry, overall for college football in the state. Saturday will be the drier day, with rain chances returning later Sunday. We are tracking strong storm system for early next week. This system will bring the threat for storms and heavy rain Monday.
The Friday forecast includes more clouds and more showers. The steadiest rain will fall across the southern half of the state. It will be another cool afternoon with highs in the upper 60s and lower 60s. Those lower 60s will be north of Indianapolis where there will be less wet weather. This band of steady rain will start to shift south Friday evening.
Operation Football is Friday night and if you are going to a high school football game, it will be cool and in the 50s. We are forecasting rain chances south of Indianapolis, but drier weather north.
The weekend forecast includes high temperatures in the 60s. Saturday will be the drier day, with rain chances returning later Sunday. We are tracking strong storm system for early next week. This system will bring the threat for storms and heavy rain. Stay tuned for updates.
Quite a change over the past 24 hours in central Indiana. From sunshine and near 70 Wednesday to the expected clouds, showers and raw 50s this afternoon.
This Evening and Tonight: Showers this evening should be mainly light, but make no mistake there will be a dampness to the feel outside. This is courtesy to nearly saturated air, clouds and a northeast wind. As mentioned in the blog Wednesday, it’s fair game at any time for showers between now and Friday evening… though the heavier concentration of rain-banding may set up farther south than today.
Friday: Lows Friday morning will be around 50 degrees in Indianapolis, with cooler lows in the lower 40s farther north where the air drys out a bit. Latest modeling suggests a high chance of showers from Indianapolis to the Ohio River Friday. Though the rain may not be heavy, it will likely be persistent and accumulate from a .10″ to possibly a .50″ before ending.
There should be a trend for the precipitation to end from northwest to southeast during the hours of Operation Football Friday evening. Pack the umbrella (especially games along and south of I-70/74) and layer up with temperatures in the lower 50s.
This Weekend: Saturday looks more and more promising for brighter conditions as high pressure and a northeast wind get a firmer control over Indiana. This would push clouds and the rain producing boundary south of the Ohio River. The timing couldn’t be any better if you’re attending the Ball State, Purdue and Notre Dame games this weekend.
All three games look mostly sunny and comfortably cool in the upper 50s and lower 60s. Take the sunglasses and a light jacket for the fourth quarter.
Sunday likely begins dry but scattered showers and storms quickly emerge by Sunday evening… marking the beginning of a wet/stormy stretch early next week. Though it’s to early to tell if we’ll experience severe storms with a vigorous upper storm, heavy rain seems likely at this point between Monday morning and Tuesday afternoon.
Long range signs hint of a pleasant stretch to follow the wet start next week. Stay tuned for updates – Sean Ash
The rain is back and so is the cooler air. We saw the first rain settle into parts of the metro area before 3am. Though it won’t rain all day and everywhere today, showers can occur anytime during the day,due to a very unstable atmosphere. Clouds, occasional raindrops and northeast winds lead to much cooler highs in the 50s this afternoon.
For the Colts game in Houston tonight, there is a chance for a thunderstorm as temperatures cool into the 70s around game time tonight.
Unsettled conditions continue into Friday, though there remains some uncertainty on exactly where the heaviest, steadiest rain-banding will set up. Current models show the heaviest rain south of Indianapolis. Be prepared for a chance for rain during the day and evening including for Operation Football.
If the boundary causing the wet weather settles southward along the Ohio River as modeled, Saturday may be mostly dry with intervals of sun.
On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1925 : Indianapolis…the earliest snowfall on record for the city falls…a trace amount.
Central Indiana welcome to the best day of the week, and possibly the best of the next 7 to 10 days. Severe clear conditions across much of the Ohio Valley will allow temperatures to comfortably settle into the middle and upper 60s. Just an ideal day for outdoor activities in early October.
Tonight and Thursday: Quiet, comfortable conditions prevail this evening before clouds increase after midnight. Showers are possible by the time you wake up Thursday morning. Though it won’t rain all day and everywhere tomorrow, showers are fair game from sunrise to sunset. Clouds, occasional raindrop and northeast wind lead to much cooler highs in the 50s Thursday.
Unsettled conditions continue into Friday, though there remains some uncertainty on exactly where the heaviest, steadiest rain-banding will set up. At this point I’m leaning toward a wetter solution for central Indiana Friday… including during the hours of Operation Football. Though it should be noted there is a wide range in rainfall output from the models we use to construct a forecast.
Enjoy the sunshine and check back for updates on timing, rain amounts and changes to the weekend forecast – Sean Ash
The strong showers and thunderstorms are gone and we have a beautiful morning on tap.
Skies are clearing so we have great weather for the lunar eclipse this morning. Partial eclipse begins around 4:15am and the total eclipse start at 6:24am and lasts around an hour.
Look for a great day today with lots of sun and highs topping out at 67 degrees. You’ll need to soak up the sun before our next round of soaking rain returns Thursday. Though there is some timing differences regarding the arrival time, showers and thunder are a good bet by Thursday evening. This batch of rain will carry into Friday and may linger into Friday afternoon.
The weekend looks iffy. It will be cooler but we could also see wet, especially Sunday.
For now showers appear more likely Sunday into Monday, though temperatures next week should warm into the upper 60s and possibly 70s. Some of our long range computer guidance calls for a warmer and wetter week next week.
|On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……|
|1992 : Severe thunderstorms bring large hail to Alexandria and damage buildings in Winchester.|
It will be soggy at times through Tuesday evening. A few storms may contain heavy rain, lightning and small hail. The weather pattern will dry out and clear out later Tuesday evening.
With clear skies in the forecast Tuesday night and early Wednesday, you will be able to view the total lunar eclipse. It will be partial around 4am, with totality 6:24-7:24 Wednesday morning.
It will be a cool start to Wednesday, with morning temperatures in the 40s. If you like sunshine, Wednesday will be your day and the best day of the next 7. Expect sunny skies and highs in the range of 65-70 degrees on Wednesday afternoon.
Rain chances return on Thursday and will linger through the weekend. We are still analyzing the latest data to determine the timing for the rain. Here is the latest with Futuretrak13. We have the best chance for steady rain in the forecast for later Thursday, Thursday night and early Friday.
The weather system bringing the rain chances back to central Indiana will stall along the Ohio River this weekend. This means it will be close enough for clouds and a few showers. There will be more dry hours on Saturday compared to Sunday. We will keep you updated on exact timing, as you make weekend plans. Highs will be in the 60s this weekend.