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From Near Record Lows to a Gradual Warming Trend

Posted By · July 16, 2014 at 3:47 pm
Temperatures right now are in the upper 60s and lower 70s.  There will be clouds this evening, but then clearing skies are in the forecast.
It will be another cool night across central Indiana.  Forecast lows are in the upper 40s and lower 50s.  These numbers are near record levels.  The record is 51 in 1976.  Skies will be mostly clear overnight.

Sunshine is in the Thursday forecast, with highs in the middle 70s.  This will be the beginning of a gradual warming trend.  Highs on Friday will be in the upper 70s, with more sunshine.

The 80s are back for the weekend.  Right now we have most of the weekend dry.  Some of the latest analysis hints at a weather system to our south.  If it gets close enough, there will be the chance for rain.  We include that slight chance for Sunday, but most of the weekend will be dry and warmer.

It will be warm and more humid early next week, with highs in the middle and upper 80s.  There are better rain chances next week too.



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Near Record Chill

Posted By · July 15, 2014 at 4:15 pm
Temperatures today are running 15º + cooler than average.  The average high is near 85 degrees, but we will be lucky to reach 70 degrees this afternoon.  It will be a cool Tuesday evening, with temperatures falling into the upper 50s just before midnight.
Skies will be clear overnight and it will be chilly for the middle part of July.  We are forecasting lows in the upper 40s and lower 50s.  These numbers are near record levels.  The record low for Wednesday is 49 degrees set in 1945.
It will be a clear start to Wednesday, with clouds building in the afternoon.  Temperatures will climb into the middle 60s by noon and into the lower 70s Wednesday afternoon.  A stray shower is possible, but we are only forecasting a couple to show up on radar.
Lot of sunshine is in the forecast for Thursday and Friday.  A gradual warming trend is on the way for the end of the week.  Highs will be in the middle 70s on Thursday and the upper 70s on Friday.  The 80s are back for the weekend.
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Much Cooler Air On The Way

Posted By · July 14, 2014 at 10:21 pm

From storms to near record cold, our weather pattern changes.

Tuesday will start with sunshine and temperatures in the upper 50s.  Clouds will build during the afternoon hours of Tuesday.  A few showers are possible too.  Highs will only reach the upper 60s and lower 70s.  Highs will stay in this range on Wednesday too.  It will be a similar day, with morning sun and afternoon clouds.  A few spotty showers are possible on Wednesday.



Record lows for Wednesday and Thursday mornings are 49 in 1945 and 51 in 1976.  We are forecasting lows in the lower 50s and near record levles both mornings.

A milder weather pattern arrives for the end of the week and 80s are back for the weekend.  We  have the forecast dry too.


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Stormy Commute For Some This Afternoon

Posted By · July 14, 2014 at 3:59 pm

A line of storms with a history of wind damage and severe wind gusts continues to trek across central Indiana at 40-45mph.  This line will impact the Indianapolis metro between 5-6pm with gusty wind, downpours and lightning… and earlier for areas west of the city.


Severe wind remains the main threat with this line… and along the leading edge is where the strongest gusts can be expected.


A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for central and western Indiana until 7pm, but the severe threat diminishes after the leading of the line passes your community.


The wind threat is over by 9pm and then we’ll focus on the stretch of near record cool air.  Expect additional warnings before this line weakens.


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Storm Watch Issued For Central Indiana

Posted By · July 14, 2014 at 1:20 pm

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for central Indiana, including Indianapolis, until 7pm.  A line of strong to severe storms will impact the region primarily between 4pm and 8pm, but storms in advance of this line have already developed and pose a wind threat as well.


Damaging wind is the primary threat with storms today and lightning/heavy downpours are likely in any storms that develop.


Latest analysis and hi-res modeling suggest this line will impact the Indianapolis metro commute between 5-6pm (give or take) and race into east central Indiana by 8pm.


These storms are along a sharp cold front that opens the gates to near record cold temperatures for several days beginning Tuesday.  While much of tomorrow and Wednesday will be dry, instability clouds and spotty showers do develop under the cold air aloft during peak heating.


Stay weather aware this afternoon and early evening until we give the all clear – Sean Ash

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Monday Severe Weather Outlook

Posted By · July 14, 2014 at 11:33 am

Highs will top out in the low 80s today with very humid conditions.

All of Central Indiana is under a slight risk for severe storms this afternoon and evening.  The main threats from storms will be damaging wind, heavy rain and lightning.

monday timing

As of right now the timing of the storms looks to be between 4pm to 10pm.

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As the storms moves out, cooler and drier air will settle in.

Starting tomorrow it will feel more an early spring day, and we could be close to tying or setting some records.

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Tuesday and Wednesday there is a slight chance for an isolated shower, but the day will not be a washout.

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Stormy & Humid Today, Fall Like Weather Tomorrow

Posted By · July 14, 2014 at 7:14 am

Today will be a warm and muggy day across Central Indiana with highs in the 80s.  Scattered showers and storms will likely develop as a cold front moves through the state late this afternoon into tonight.

Part of the state is under a “slight” risk for severe storms.  Damaging wind is our top threat, along with heavy rain and frequent lightning.

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Here’s a look at FutureTrak13 estimating when the line of showers and storms moves through.

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Behind the rain will be much cooler and drier air.  We could set record “cool” highs over the next few days!

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Storms Monday Precede Unseasonably Cool Air

Posted By · July 13, 2014 at 5:07 pm

For most it’s a been a quiet, albeit rather humid, Sunday in central Indiana.  A storm cluster that impacted Bedford and Seymour continues to march into Kentucky this evening… with only a few spotty showers and storms left behind south of I-70.


If you’re heading to Klipsch for the Zac Brown show this evening no worries of rain.  But know that it will be humid so dress comfortably.


Expect the Muggy Meter to remain uncomfortable overnight and much of Monday.  This will change after the passage of sharp cold front that passes through the state between early tomorrow and predawn Tuesday.


Scattered strong to locally severe storms erupt along the front Monday afternoon and early evening.  Any storms should depart before midnight tomorrow.


For nearly a week we’ve advertised a significant, but brief, pattern change for this week.  A large dip (trough) in the jet stream will drop southward Tuesday and deliver near record temperatures Tuesday into Thursday morning… with temperature anomalies of nearly 15 degrees.


This equates to lows in the 50s beginning Tuesday morning and highs that may struggle to hit 70 degrees.  Low clouds are likely and a few afternoon showers are possible underneath the cold air aloft Tuesday and Wednesday.


Quiet weather is expected Thursday and Friday before a slight rain chance returns heading into next weekend.  Have a great evening – Sean Ash

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