Hot & Humid Weekend

Heat and humidity really kick in this weekend. It is a KnoZone Action Day, due to the stagnant air. Try to limit travel in vehicles today and fuel up after 6pm this evening. It will be mostly sunny with temperatures soaring into the low to mid 90s. The high humidity will make if FEEL like it’s in the mid to upper 90s.


There is a slight risk of severe storms in northern Indiana today. A cold front will push south this evening, and that will bring a chance of a few isolated thunderstorms. Some storms could produce heavy rain. A few storms will be possible into early Sunday. Otherwise, it will be a warm and muggy overnight, with temperatures only falling into the low 70s.


Sunday will be another hot and humid day, although a few degrees cooler, thanks to the cold front. Not that it will make much of a difference with highs in the low 90s. Winds will be out of the northeast.


Monday will be dry and hot too, with highs in the low 90s.

An unsettled pattern returns Tuesday on through the end of the work week.

The heat breaks by mid week too.


Weekend Heat

The hottest air of the year arrives this weekend.  We are forecasting highs 90-95 degrees and at times it will feel like 95 to 100.

Saturday morning temperatures will jump quickly into the lower 80s by 10am.  We will be in the upper 80s by noon, with highs 90-95 degrees.


There is a slight chance for a storm later Saturday and again later Sunday.  We will be watching a few complexes of storms that will move around the edge of the heat.  We are close enough to that edge, so we will include a slight storm chance this weekend.  Heat will be the bigger story, with highs 90-95 degrees on Sunday too.


The heat will last through Tuesday.  A few storms are possible on Tuesday.  The heat will break on Wednesday and our weather pattern turns stormy.


Hot & Humid Weather Takes Over

Thunderstorms moved in this morning and brought some heavy down pours in some locations.  Straughn had several storms that trained over the area.

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Our WeatherBug station picked up over two and a half inches of rain this morning!


A few isolated thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon.

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Mainly, it will be hot and humid with hazy skies.  Temperatures will soar into the upper 80s and low 90s.

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It will be warm and muggy this evening with temperatures only falling to near 70 degrees.  It will be a great night for the Indians game at Victory Field.


The heat and humidity really crank up this weekend.  Saturday will be steamy with temperatures climbing into the low to mid 90s.  The record for Saturday is 96 degrees, set back in 1933.  The record will likely remain safe but temperatures will be running close to 15 degrees above normal.

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There is a chance of a few isolated thunderstorms Saturday evening, mainly for north central Indiana.  The risk of severe weather remains well to the north on Saturday evening.

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It will be a warm and muggy overnight with temperatures only falling into the low 70s.

Sunday will be another hot day with highs in the low 90s.

The stretch of 90 plus degree heat continues well into next week.

Better chances of more widespread showers and thunderstorms returns on Tuesday with the active pattern continuing through Thursday.


Early Morning Showers And Storms Then Hottest Air Of Year

TGIF!  While hot air and hazy temperatures dominate the forecast story over the next four days… we’re monitoring a cluster of storms that will southeastward from around Chicagoland into Ohio.


Currently it appears the greatest coverage of heavy rain and storms will stay just north and east of the Indianapolis metro area.  But a few showers or rumble of thunder remain possible along the I-70 corridor this morning.


For those living along a line from Kokomo, Muncie to Richmond it’s fair game for downpours until around 10am.  There’s only a slight chance of redevelopment later today with hottest day of the year being the bigger story.  Highs in the 90 to 95 degree range mark our hottest day since early September.


This marks the beginning of a potential five day stretch of highs at or above 90 degrees.  There will be another opportunity of hit and miss storms Saturday evening but much of the weekend is just hot.


A more unsettled weather pattern arrives during the middle of next week when storm chances climb Tuesday afternoon.  Have a great weekend and find a way to beat the heat – Sean Ash



Update on Timing for Friday Morning Storms

There is another round of rain and storms developing across northern Illinois late Thursday night.  This is forecast to hold together and move toward central Indiana early Friday morning.  Here is the latest timing for Friday morning rain and storm chances.


We will keep you updated on the progress of the storms, as they move our way.  Right now we have the best chance for storms before noon on Friday.  We will finish the day with heat.  It will be our first 90 degree day of the year.



90 Degree Heat Arrives Friday

Friday will start with storm chances and end near 90 degrees.

We have most of Thursday night dry, with the best chance for rain and storms after midnight.  The latest timing has rain and storms arriving across northern Indiana around 2am and lasting through about 8am.  The best chance for rain and storms will be from Indianapolis north and east.  Here is the timeline with FutureTrak13.


The rest of Friday will be hot, as we forecast 80s by lunch and near 90 degrees for a high temperature.


It will be a hot weekend too, with highs 90 to 95 degrees on Saturday and Sunday.  With this much heat and humidity, a couple of storms will be possible, but the next best chance for widespread rain and storms will be in the middle part of next week.  That is when the heat will break too.


Hot Air Building Into The Weekend

Good Thursday morning Central Indiana.  Another pleasantly cool start in the upper 40s and 50s as comfortable air continues to hang on for a few more hours.  Mid-level clouds increase some heading into midday but we’re expecting a mainly dry and warmer day in the 80s.


It’s going to be a great day to get down to Monument Circle for the Annual Strawberry Festival and this evening for The Caroline Symmes Celebrity Softball Challenge at Victory Field.  Weather should cooperate nicely for both great events.


Late this evening and overnight storms will increase along a warm front moving across central and northern Indiana.  Based on current positioning of the front… it’s possible that areas south of I-70 may not see much rain/storms at all.


While the greatest coverage looks to target areas north and east of Indianapolis.  So don’t be surprised to hear some loud rumbles of thunder while you’re sleeping and early Friday morning.


As the front sets up along the Michiana border tomorrow… our local atmosphere will be mostly “capped off” with a layer of hot air.  So other than an isolated late day storm, Friday-Monday will be mainly just hazy, hot and humid with highs well into the 90s and heat indices of 95 to near 100.


This will easily be our hottest stretch of days since early September before a stormier pattern looks to emerge by the middle of next week.  Have a great day – Sean Ash

Heat and Storms in the Forecast

For the second day in a row, high temperatures were in the 70s.  This milder weather pattern will come to an end later this week.

It will be clear and mild Wednesday night, with lows in the 50s.  Morning sunshine on Thursday will give way to some afternoon clouds.  Highs will be in the lower 80s.  This is just the beginning of a warming trend that will last through the weekend.


There is a chance for a few showers and storms on Thursday too.  Right now the best chance will be across the northern half of the state.  On the 1-5 scale for severe weather, we are at a 1.  A bigger cluster of storms will be possible later Thursday night into early Friday.


We will be tracking several clusters of storms developing and moving around the edge of the heat into the weekend.  Heat will be our bigger story for Friday and the weekend, as we forecast highs 90-95 degrees.

These complexes of storms will be difficult to time.  We will keep you updated on when they do develop and where they will go.  Be prepared for the heat this weekend and slight storm chances.


Wednesday 3pm Update

We have sunshine and 70s across central Indiana this afternoon.


It will be clear and mild this evening too.  Temperatures will be in the 70s through about sunset.  Enjoy this mild weather because we turn the heat on for the rest of the week and into the weekend.


80s are back with storm chances on Thursday.  We get the first 90 degree days of the year later this week.

Cool Tuesday Night and 90s in the 7 Day Forecast

Skies will be mostly clear Tuesday night and it will be cool, with lows in the lower and middle 50s.


The Wednesday forecast will be sunny and mild, with highs in the lower and middle 70s.


After a couple of mild days in the 70s, we will heat back close to 80 degrees on Thursday.  Notice the 90 degree heat to our west.  That heat will get here for Friday and the weekend.  This hot dome of air is the key to our forecast.  There will be complexes of storms that develop and ride along the edge of this hot dome of air.  We will be in that path on Thursday afternoon.  We include the chance for rain later Thursday into early Friday.


That dome of hot air slides east for Friday and the weekend.  This will mean a mainly dry weather pattern and the first 90 degrees days of the summer.  Will be near 90 on Friday and in the lower 90s on Saturday and Sunday.

When this dome of hot air shifts back west or starts to break down, the storm chances will return.  Right now there is that chance later Sunday.  We will keep you updated on the heat and storm chances as we get closer to the weekend.