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The chance of more scattered showers and thunderstorms remains in play this weekend but there will be many dry hours.
The unstable and humid air mass over central Indiana will be prime for some showers and thunderstorms but the timing of rain is difficult. There will be lift in the atmosphere to trigger scattered showers and thunderstorms. The first round is moving through this morning with another round is likely to develop by mid afternoon into the early evening. Any thunderstorm could bring some heavy rain and small hail. Temperatures will climb into the low 80s with wind out of the south from 5 to 10 mph. It will be partly cloudy to mostly cloudy this afternoon. The Indianapolis 500 time trials are today so teams will be dodging some rain, but there should be plenty of dry hours at the track.
There is a slight chance of a shower or storm tonight. It will be mostly cloudy, warm and muggy overnight with a low in the upper 60s.
The active weather continues on Sunday but the best chance of showers and thunderstorms looks to hold off until later in the afternoon. This is great news for the Indianapolis Pole Day at the track. There will be many dry hours across central Indiana with highs climbing into the low 80s. Winds will be out of the south from 5-15 mph.
A cold front will approach the area Sunday night, bringing the highest threat of showers and storms. There is the potential for heavy rain, gusty winds and small hail.
A few more scattered showers will be possible on Monday, especially in southern and east central Indiana. The cold front will exit the state by afternoon, and that will allow cooler and drier air to return. Afternoon highs will climb into the upper 70s.
Temperatures will fall into the upper 40s Tuesday morning and only climb into the mid 60s by afternoon.
The cooler pattern will continue through the work week.
There were a couple of lines of showers and storms that moved across central Indiana on Friday night. There were also lots of dry hours on Friday afternoon. The weekend will be very similar. The SkyTrak13 Weather Team is tracking a warm and unsettled weather pattern through Monday. Lows will be in the 60s and highs in the 80s through the weekend. Timing the storms will be a bit tricky, but we think the best chance for rain and storms will come with afternoon and heating. Here is a look at the latest timing with FutureTrak13 for Saturday.
There will be some adjustments to timing, as we watch the complexes of rain and storms develop, so check back for updates. Remember you can take us along with you too, by downloading the SkyTrak13 Weather App.
Today started off with some showers and a few isolated thunderstorms. It also brought some wonderful rainbows.
An unsettled weather pattern is taking shape today and will continue on through Monday afternoon. More humid, warm air pushes in today with temperatures climbing into the upper 70s to near 80 degrees today. Winds will be out of the southwest, gusting around 20 mph. A few more spotty showers and thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon, but it looks like a good part of the afternoon will be dry.
Another round of showers and a few isolated thunderstorms will be possible tonight into Sunday morning. Temperatures will only fall into the upper 60s.
There is a better chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday afternoon. Some thunderstorms could bring some heavy downpours and small hail. No severe weather is expected but some gusty winds will be possible too. There will be several dry hours on Saturday but you may have to dodge a few storms. Qualifications will be taking place at the Speedway on Saturday. Make sure you have the SkyTrak13 app on your phone. Afternoon highs will climb into the upper 70s and low 80s.
A few more spotty showers or storms will be possible on Saturday night with a low in the upper 60s.
Sunday is Pole Day at the Track. More showers and thunderstorms will be possible, especially late afternoon into the evening. Afternoon highs will climb into the upper 70s and low 80s.
A cold front will fire more showers and thunderstorms late Sunday night into Monday morning. Some heavy rain is possible but no severe weather is expected at this time.
A few lingering showers are possible Monday but drier air will start to push in by Monday afternoon. Highs will still climb to near 80 degrees.
It will be much cooler and less humid on Tuesday with highs in the mid 60s.
The cool, dry pattern will continue through the work week.
There is a line of rain moving out of eastern Illinois into western and NW Indiana on Thursday evening. There are a few sprinkles across central Indiana too. Most of the steady rain will dissipate as it moves across the northern half of Indiana Thursday night.
Skies will stay cloudy overnight, with lows in the upper 50s and lower 60s. There will be enough moisture and instability on Friday for a few pop-up showers or thundershowers. This will not be an all day rain and there will be lots of dry hours on Friday. It will be warmer too, with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s.
This warmer but unsettled weather pattern will last through the weekend. This will mean scattered showers and storms are possible especially with daytime heating. There will be dry hours too on Saturday and Sunday. The best advice for outdoor plans is check with the SkyTrak13 Weather Team for updated timing and take us with you by downloading the SkyTrak13 weather app.
A cooler and drier weather pattern returns on Tuesday, with lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s.
Clouds will continue to thicken up today as temperatures reach the low 70s across Central Indiana.
A beautiful evening is ahead, if you’re heading to see the Indianapolis Indians take on Norfolk, the weather will be comfortable with cloudy skies and temps falling into the 60s.
Tomorrow there’s a chance of a spotty shower in the morning, we should be mainly dry at noon, with a few more showers and thunderstorms developing for the afternoon in the heat of the day.
Here’s how the day plays out on FutureTrak13.
Saturday we should start off dry, but we will see showers and storms develop by noon.
The weekend will be warmer and more humid as highs reach the low 80s.
The rain chances end Monday, but Tuesday will be much cooler with highs only in the mid to upper 60s.
This morning temperatures have taken a drop back into the 40s. Cloud cover will be noticeable tomorrow and serves notice of moisture returning to the region. After a cool start, temperatures creep into the 70s during the afternoon despite less sun due to a warmer southeast wind. Should be a great night for the Indians in the game against Norfolk.
A warm front will bring a change to rain Friday. It also brings a return of humid air. The Muggy Meter climbs into the uncomfortable range by Friday afternoon and highs reach the lower to mid-80s. With the front expected to be in far northern Indiana there will be some scattered thunderstorms but no all day rain.
We’re more optimistic about Saturday’s outlook today. Again there looks to be little to lift the air overhead and we’ve opted to go with spotty coverage of showers and storms. An approaching upper level low gets closer to the region on Sunday and ups the ante for storms… especially later in the day and into Monday.
Look for a cool spell beginning Tuesday.
Sunshine, low humidity and afternoon temperatures in the mid to upper 60s… that equals weather perfection in my book! Hope you’re enjoying the best weather day of the week in Central Indiana.
Give thanks to high pressure pancaking the sky over the Ohio Valley for the mostly cloud-free conditions.
Temperatures cool quickly after sunset and lows drop back into the 40s Thursday morning. Cloud cover will be noticeable tomorrow and serves notice of moisture returning to the region. After a cool start, temperatures creep into the 70s during the afternoon despite less sun due to a warmer southeast wind.
This moisture will mainly be in the mid to upper levels, so filtered sunshine is expected. Either way it will be pleasant for practice and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the return of our Indianapolis Indians tomorrow evening at Victory Field. This marks a seven game home stand for the Tribe… please get out and support the boys of summer!
The comfortable air eventually gives way to an increasing Muggy Meter after the passage of a warm front Thursday night. Humid heat will be a big story heading into the weekend as dew points in the mid to upper 60s make it sticky.
The passage of the aforementioned warm front Thursday night into Friday morning also brings shower and thunderstorm chances to Central Indiana. Daytime highs reach the lower to mid-80s Friday, but with the front expected to be in far northern Indiana there will be little to no lifting mechanisms for showers and storms. Though a few air mass thunderstorms are possible, we’re expecting plenty of dry time Friday and Saturday.
We’re more optimistic about Saturday’s outlook today. Again there looks to be little to lift the air overhead and we’ve opted to go with spotty coverage of showers and storms. Though spotty, we’ll be monitoring Live Doppler 13 Radar closely for potential impacts to Indy 500 qualifying and the return of Indy Eleven to The Mike Saturday evening. Check back for updates.
An approaching upper level low gets closer to the region on Sunday and ups the ante for storms… especially later in the day and into Monday. It’s too early to tell how much coverage, and how early storms fire and exact impacts to Pole Day. We’ll narrow down that forecast in the coming days.
It still appears another refreshing air mass blankets the region Tuesday through of next week with highs in the 60s and low in the 40s. Please check back for potential changes to the weekend forecast – Sean Ash