Home News Weather Traffic Sports Hot Topics
 Blog Homepage

Archive for SkyTrak Weather Blog


Sunny Today, Wet Monday

Posted By · April 6, 2014 at 8:13 am

Another beautiful day is on tap with sunny skies and winds out of the southeast, allowing temperatures to climb into the upper 50s to near 60 degrees.

high today

Clouds will gradually increase later this afternoon as a developing low pressure system moves in from the Gulf of Mexico.  There is a chance of rain early Monday morning and rain will become likely by mid morning.  This system will tap into moisture from the Gulf and pockets of heavy rain will be possible Monday afternoon into the evening.  It will be a windy, raw day with temperatures only climbing into the upper 40s.  A good inch of rain is possible before this system exits early Tuesday morning.

ft monday    rain accum

Tuesday will remain cloudy with highs in the low 50s.

A warming trend will continue through Thursday, where temperatures will climb into the upper 60s and low 70s.  The last time a 70 degree or warmer day occurred was on October 13, 2013, with a high of 71 degrees.  It will be windy and sunny on Thursday too.

A cold front will push through late Thursday night, bringing a chance of rain early Friday morning.

Friday will be mainly dry and mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 60.

At this point, Saturday looks dry with another chance of rain arriving on Sunday.


Comments (0)

A Beautiful Sunday Before More Rain Arrives

Posted By · April 5, 2014 at 7:02 pm

The clouds have slowly cleared out today and that will allow a cold night to settle in.  Temperatures will fall into the low 30s by Sunday morning, with light breezes out of the northeast.

sunday lows

Sunday will be mild and sunny with highs near 60 degrees.

An area of low pressure will develop along the Gulf of Mexico and move northeast on Sunday.

ft sunday

Central Indiana will be on the back side of this system.  Clouds will increase Sunday night with rain becoming likely by late morning on Monday.  Rain could be heavy at times with some areas picking up another half inch to one inch of rain to already saturated ground.  It will be a windy and raw day with temperatures only climbing into the upper 40s.

rain  ft monday

Rain will taper off early Tuesday morning.  Another disturbance could bring scattered showers again by afternoon with highs in the mid 50s.

A couple of dry days will take over Wednesday and Thursday.  Thursday will see the warmest day of the year thus far, with temperatures climbing into the low 70s.

Another shot at rain arrives on Friday.



Comments (0)

Dry & Sunny Conditions on tap for the Weekend

Posted By · April 5, 2014 at 7:33 am

A tranquil weekend is on tap with dry weather dominating Central Indiana.   The sunny and dry conditions will allow drying today and Sunday before rain returns on Monday.

The clouds will slowly clear out later this morning.  By late afternoon, it will be mostly sunny with highs in the  low 50s.  The winds will also continue to relax, making way for a pleasant day.

highs today

It will be mostly clear tonight with lows in the low 30s.

Sunday will be mostly sunny with increasing clouds by late afternoon.  The wind will be out of the southeast, allowing temperatures to climb into the upper 50s to near 60s, near normal for this time of year.


By late Sunday night, an area of low pressure will start to arrive from the Gulf of Mexico.  There is a chance of rain early Monday morning and then it will become likely by mid morning.  Central Indiana will be on the back side of this low pressure so it will be a chilly, raw, and windy day with temperatures holding near steady in the mid to upper 40s.

A few more showers will be possible Monday night into Tuesday morning.

Another disturbance pushes in on Tuesday afternoon, bringing a chance of some scattered showers.

Mid week will be mainly dry with a gradual warming trend.

warmest day

There is another chance of rain late Thursday night into Friday morning, as a warm front lifts through the area.

Next Saturday looks sunny and warm with highs near 70 but Sunday could bring more rain.


Comments (0)

Brisk Start To A Bright Weekend

Posted By · April 4, 2014 at 9:55 pm

It’s been an impressively wet start to the month April.  Only four days deep and Indianapolis is only 1.31″ below the monthly average rainfall.  You can definitely feel the difference in air behind the passage of a cold front from earlier today.  Temperatures are a good 15 to 20 degrees colder and the gusty wind makes it “feel” like the upper 20s to lower 30s.


Some locations have already eclipsed the nearly 4″ monthly average, which is why Flood Warnings continue at this hour.  We’ll be rain-free until Monday, but the trade off will brisk conditions this evening and a chilly night ahead.  You can definitely feel the difference in air behind the passage of a cold front from earlier today.  Temperatures are a good 15 to 20 degrees colder and the gusty wind makes it “feel” like the mid to upper 20s.


Clouds departing tonight will take away our “insulator” and allow overnight lows to drop to near 30 degrees by sunrise Saturday.  Thankfully we’ll see plenty of sun tomorrow and most of the weekend… and with a calmer wind too.


After the cold start, highs jump into the lower 50s Saturday and near 60 Sunday.  We’re recommending you take care of any yard work or outdoor plans this weekend, with a wet/windy day setting up Monday.

HighsDay2 rpm rpm2 rpm3

A strengthening low pressure system from the south brings widespread rain, windy conditions and keeps temperatures in the 40s Monday.

This system quickly departs and the focus shifts to potentially our warmest air the year later next week… as highs make a run at 70 degrees and higher next Thursday.


Have a great weekend – Sean Ash

Comments (0)

Wind Advisory

Posted By · April 4, 2014 at 11:43 am

Showers are coming to an end across Central Indiana, and now the wind is picking up.  A Wind Advisory is in effect for Central Indiana until 8 tonight.  At times, winds could gust up to 45mph.

friday wind advisory

Temps will fall into the 40s by this evening with a few rays of sunshine.

Tonight the clouds break and temps fall right around freezing.  It will remain breezy with winds out of the west up to 20mph.

The weekend is looking dry, and mild.  The normal high this time of year is 59.  Saturday we’ll hit 53, Sunday 59.

More rain is on the horizon for Monday.  At this time up to 1″ is possible.

nicole friday 7 day

Comments (0)

Morning Rain, Afternoon Clearing

Posted By · April 4, 2014 at 4:00 am

Scattered showers and thunderstorms continue to push into Central Indiana.  We are not expecting severe weather, but flooding will continue to be a concern this morning.  An additional 1-2″ of rain will be possible before we start to dry out this afternoon.

Flood watches and warnings continue until later this morning, with flood warnings for area rivers going into the weekend.

Temps will rise into the mid to upper 50s, but fall into the upper 40s and low 50s this afternoon and evening.  Wind gusts out of the west up to 30 to 40 mph will be possible.  The rain should end by midday with a mix of sun and clouds for the afternoon.

We have a chance to dry out this weekend with sunshine and below normal highs in the 50s.  The normal high for today’s date is 59.

More rain moves in Monday, and early indications are that another inch of rain is possible.

The 7 day forecast shows drying conditions next week.

chuck friday 7 day

Comments (0)

Despite a reprieve from the heavy rain, flooding remains a concern for all of central Indiana.  There is more heavy rain potential overnight and it’s beginning to appear this round “may” have the most impact along and especially south of I-70.

Latest radar analysis (note image time is 7:53pm EDT) shows a linear feature erupting west of St. Louis.  Due to heavy rain from earlier today, and significantly cooler air in northern Indiana, this feature will most likely target the “best” atmospheric instability… which currently resides along and south of the Ohio River.  While extreme southern Indiana has a higher chance of damaging wind, increasing atmospheric lift overnight (and ample moisture) keeps flooding rain very much in play.

RADAR rpm rpm2 rpm3

We believe the southern half of Indiana has the highest chance of seeing another 1-2″ of rainfall, including Indianapolis.   Locally higher 3″+ totals are a possibility in south central Indiana if the modeled “training” of storms comes to fruition.  Please have a way to receive weather warnings, as much of this will take place while most are sleeping.


Friday begins balmy in the 60s as overnight temperatures hold steady.  Expect mild conditions to prevail into midday but the passage of a cool front will deliver a different feel Friday afternoon, with temperatures dropping into the 40s.  One constant tomorrow will be wind!  Gusts may near 45mph and sustained wind will be in the 20-30mph range.


We’re still expecting a relatively bright weekend with highs in the lower 50s Saturday and near 60 Sunday… though morning lows will be quite chilly near 30 degrees.  The next round of rain arrives Monday and another inch is looking likely area wide.

Long range indicators suggest our 1st 70 degree day could be on tap next Thursday… just in time for the Indianapolis Indians home opener.  Stay weather aware overnight.


Comments (0)

Flooding & What to Expect the Rest of the Day

Posted By · April 3, 2014 at 11:15 am

A Flood Warning is in effect for Central Indiana until 3pm.

today's rain

If that expires, a Flood Watch will then continue until Friday morning.  Since midnight and through 11am Indy has picked up 1.25″ of rain.  The record rainfall for today’s date is 1.92″ from 1892.

flood warnings

Showers and thunderstorms will come to a bit of a lull for the afternoon, and temps should rebound into the upper 50s/low 60s.  Keep in mind a shower or thunderstorm is still possible at any time.

Central Indiana is still under a slight risk for severe storms.  The best chance for severe weather will be tonight into the early hours of Friday morning.  Damaging wind, isoalted tornadoes, and large hail are all threats.  Flooding will continue to be a threat as well with 2-4″ of rain by Friday at noon.

slight risk thursday

Friday temps will fall, the rain comes to an end, and we will start to dry out as early as midday.

friday forecast

The weekend is cool and mostly sunny.

nicole thursday 7 day

Comments (0)