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Aug
18

Warm and Humid with Daily Storm Chances

Posted By · August 18, 2014 at 4:12 pm

The weather pattern won’t change much over the next several days.  It will be warm and humid, with the chance for a few storms.  Right now we are timing the better storm chances for Thursday and Friday, but there will be a daily rain chance.

It will be partly cloudy, with more patchy fog overnight.  Low temperatures will be in the range of 65-70 degrees.  Expect a mix of sun and clouds on Tuesday, with highs in the middle 80s.  There is a chance for a few storms later in the day.  Wednesday will be almost a repeat, with highs in the middle and upper 80s and a late day storm chances.

AFTERNOON PLANNER HIGHS

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Scattered storms are in the forecast for Thursday and Friday, as the higher heat and humidity continue.

Highs will be in the range of 85-90 degrees Thursday through the weekend.

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Aug
17

Foggy Start Monday Morning

Posted By · August 17, 2014 at 10:14 pm

Showers will continue to diminish now that the sun has sun has set.  The focus overnight shifts to areas of dense fog developing.  While visibility is not a problem at the time of this posting, a light wind and high moisture content suggest it will be Monday morning.

VISIBILITY FOGPOTENTIAL

Tonight: Visibility may be low enough in spots Monday morning to slow travel and possibly cause school delays.  Check in with Chuck Lofton beginning at 4am for the latest.

BUS STOP MUGGYMETER

This is being aided by an oppressive Muggy Meter that will remain uncomfortable for a good chunk of this week.  Prepare to sweat it out heading into next weekend.

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Monday: Despite the fog and morning overcast, Monday will be mostly dry until late day when isolated showers and storms flare up in the humid air.  Highs tomorrow slowly creep into the 80s.

MONDAY PLANNER NO 90s Streak

The first of few rounds of heavy storms arrives Tuesday.  While widespread severe weather is not anticipated, torrential rain and frequent lightning is likely with these storms.

Medium to long rang guidance suggest an active set up in this week.  There is potential for multiple storm complexes to pass through central Indiana on the edge of an expanding hot dome.  Timing is highly uncertain at the moment so check back for updates.  But confidence is growing on our warmest stretch of the summer.

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There is also a chance of Indianapolis finally hitting 90 degrees for the first time this season.  It’s been 341 days and counting since the city officially hit that mark… the 6th longest streak on record.  Have a great afternoon – Sean Ash

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Aug
17

Sunday Showers And Return Of Hot Air This Week

Posted By · August 17, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Overcast continues to blanket central Indiana this afternoon with temperatures struggling to hit 80 degrees.  While rain has been steady around Bedford and Seymour, new spotty showers have started developing in daytime heating farther north along the I-70/74 corridors.

EVENING PLANNER

This Afternoon: Not every backyard gets wet, but some areas will see heavy downpours.  This is due to high atmospheric moisture content and expected slow movement.  Remember to check Live Doppler 13 Radar for updates and you can do this at WTHR.com or on the SkyTrak 13 weather app from you phone.

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Overnight: Showers diminish after sunset and then the focus shifts to areas of dense fog.  Visibility may be low enough in spots Monday morning to slow travel and possibly cause school delays.  Check in with Chuck Lofton beginning at 4am for the latest.

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Tomorrow:  Monday will be mostly dry until late day when isolated showers and storms flare up in the humid air.  Highs tomorrow creep into the 80s.  Locally heavy rain remains in play tomorrow and the rest of the week with humid air lingering.

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Medium to long rang guidance suggest an active set up in this week.  There is potential for multiple storm complexes to pass through central Indiana on the edge of an expanding hot dome.  Timing is highly uncertain at the moment so check back for updates.  But confidence is growing on our warmest stretch of the summer.

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There is also a chance of Indianapolis finally hitting 90 degrees for the first time this season.  It’s been 341 days and counting since the city officially hit that mark… the 6th longest streak on record.

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This heat streak likely carries into next weekend before a strong front delivers strong storms and ushers in somewhat cooler air.

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Have a great afternoon – Sean Ash

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Aug
17

Sunday Showers Start An Active Week Ahead

Posted By · August 17, 2014 at 5:34 am

Overcast blankets central Indiana today with scattered showers to dodge.  Though we don’t expect any all day rain, you’ll need to keep an eye on radar and have a Plan B in place for outdoor events.  Scattered showers on the periphery of a decaying storm complex downstate will dot the I-70/74 corridors including the Indy metro area this morning.

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Today:   Highs will struggle to hit 80 degrees due to limited sunshine.  No need to cancel a trip to the last day of the Indiana State Fair or the Indianapolis Indians game today, but definitely take rain gear to both events.

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Not every backyard gets wet this afternoon but it’s certainly a good idea to have a Plan B in the event yours does.

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If you have outdoor plans on Sunday, remember to check Live Doppler 13 Radar first.  You can do this at WTHR.com or on the SkyTrak 13 weather app from you phone.

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Monday: expect a cloudy start tomorrow but not much action on radar for the early day commute.  By late afternoon we anticipate more scattered showers and storms to dot the landscape.  Nothing severe tomorrow, but locally heavy downpours remain in play.

MONDAY PLANNER JET STREAM

Medium to long rang guidance suggests an active set up in the week ahead.  There is potential for multiple storm complexes to pass through central Indiana on the edge of an expanding hot dome.  Timing is highly uncertain at the moment so check back for updates.

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HIGHS TUESDAY

You’ll begin to notice the heat by as early as Tuesday with highs in the mid-80s before a late week surge to near 90 degrees for several days.

HIGHS WEDNESDAY

There is also a chance of Indianapolis finally hitting 90 degrees for the first time this season.  It’s been 341 days and counting since the city officially hit that mark… the 6th longest streak on record.

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There have been only two other summers where the city has waited this long for a 90 degree day.  In 2004 there were no 90s.

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Plenty of time left to accomplish the feat and it very possibly could happen this week.  Have a great day and thanks for reading the blog – Sean Ash

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Aug
16

Sunday Rain Chances and More Next Week

Posted By · August 16, 2014 at 4:36 pm
The weekend will end just like it started, with scattered showers and a few storms.

The Saturday night forecast includes scattered areas of rain, with low temperatures in the lower and middle 60s.

If you have outdoor plans on Sunday, remember to check Live Doppler 13 Radar first.  You can do this at WTHR.com or on the SkyTrak 13 weather app from you phone.  Similar to Saturday, there will be scattered areas of rain.  These will be difficult to time exactly and difficult to say exactly where they develop.  Scattered is the best way to describe the rain chances for Sunday.  This means there will be a few dry hours too.  Highs are forecast in the upper 70s and lower 80s.

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Here is the latest timing with FutureTrak13 .

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This warm and humid and unsettled weather pattern will linger through much of next week.  We do expect temperatures to warm into the middle and upper 80s starting Tuesday.  There will also be daily rain chances.

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Aug
16

Isolated Heavy Showers Today with More on the Way

Posted By · August 16, 2014 at 10:34 am

Not everyone is seeing rain, but those who are, could see heavy downpours at times today.

Showers and an isolated storm will be possible today as temps reach the mid 70s.  A few spots that don’t see rain could pop into the upper 70s, but with lack of sunshine we won’t be warming up much.

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It’s not a washout of the evening, but keep the rain gear handy.  The roof to Lucas Oil Stadium will more than likely be closed for tonight’s game.

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Sunday, more scattered showers and storms are possible, adding up today’s rain through Monday night at 6pm up to 1/2″ or even up to 1″ of rain will be possible.

We have more rain chances through next week when temps top out in the upper 80s!

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We’ll be watching the radar today as isolated showers and storms try to make their way into Central Indiana.  The day will be mainly dry with just spotty activity possible through the early afternoon.

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This evening rain chances go up, and this is just the start of a soggy period for the area.

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You can see on FutureTrak13 that the day isn’t a washout, but the showers become more widespread as we head into tonight.

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Overnight scattered showers and storms are likely with temps only falling into the upper 60s.

Sunday we should start out mainly dry, but more scattered showers and storms will likely develop for the afternoon.

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At this time we are not looking at the potential for severe weather, however, lightning is a danger in any storm.

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We need the rain.  I know some spots have picked up a great amount of rain, but Indianapolis is running 1.23″ below normal for this time this month.

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We’ll have a chance to make some of that up over the next week with a daily chance of showers and storms.

This is a look at the potential rain amounts from now through Monday evening.

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In the 7 day forecast more hot and humid air returns… it will finally feel like summer.

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Aug
15

Latest Timing On Weekend Rain Chances

Posted By · August 15, 2014 at 11:03 pm

Here is the latest timing on Saturday rain chances with FutureTrak13.  The band of rain will start to fall apart as it moves into western Indiana early Saturday morning.  There will be more clouds than sun, but there should only be a few spotty areas of rain on Saturday.  There is a better chance for showers and storms on Sunday.

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