Sunny Skies Now… Warm Saturday with Storms Possible

We’re heading for highs in the low 70s this afternoon with plenty of sunshine. 

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If you’re going to the Indians game tonight, it will be a beautiful evening at Victory Field with temperatures falling into the 60s and clear skies. 

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Overnight temps fall into the mid 50s with a breeze out of the SW up to 10 to 20 mph. 

It’s going to be a warm start for the One American 500 Festival Indy Mini with temps in the mid 50s.  Plenty of sunshine means that by 9am we’re already in the 60s and temps will be around 70 by 10am. 

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Eventually, highs on Saturday will make it into the low 80s. 

There is a chance for showers and thunderstorms in the Saturday afternoon and evening.  Some storms may be on the strong side with damaging wind and hail.   It is something we will be monitoring. 

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Sunday looks dry at this point with a stormy pattern returning Monday and lasting through much of the week.

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Sun And 70s Ahead Friday!

A brightening sky this afternoon is nice, but will actually help destabilize the air enough to allow spotty lake effect showers to develop.  That’s right… lake effect.

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Below is an animation of visible satellite that shows the stream of moisture off of the lakes producing cloud cover in Indiana and Ohio.  This is also a signature of cool air that continues to cover the region.

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Any showers will be brief in nature and quick-moving.  Clouds clear overnight and temperatures drop to chilly levels in the 30s and lower 40s.  But expect a quick warm-up tomorrow under full sunshine with highs in the 70s.

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We continue to advertise a pleasant start for runners and walkers in the 40th Annual One America 500 Festival Mini-Marathon Saturday morning.  Though start time temperatures in the 50s quickly warm into the 60s by 10am and 70s by midday.  Have a safe run!

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High temperatures in the 80s Saturday team up with an approaching cold front to set off scattered to numerous storms after 3-4pm.

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It’s still too early to determine where the storms will initiate, but storms that do develop could become severe (wind gusts >=58mph or 1″+ diameter hail).

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This boundary should set up in southern Indiana Sunday to allow for mostly dry conditions in the Indy metro area… but rain will be possible in southern Indiana.  This could change so please check back for updates – Sean Ash

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Big Temperature Changes

The chance for a couple of showers will linger into Thursday, but overall there will be more dry hours than wet hours.  It will still be cool.  We start the day in the lower 40s and highs are only forecast in the lower 60s.

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Sunshine and 72…that’s on the way for Friday.

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It will be even warmer to start the weekend.  We will start the weekend with the Mini Marathon Saturday morning.  If you are running, walking or volunteering be prepared for a fast warm up.  Temperatures will be in the 50s to start the race, but warm into the middle 60s by 9am and into the middle 70s by noon.  Highs on Saturday will reach the lower 80s.

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There will be a chance for rain and storms later in the day Saturday.  Right now there is just a slight chance for a stray shower on Mother’s Day, but most of Sunday looks dry and mild, with highs near 70 degrees.

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Cool With a Few Showers

It has been a chilly day across central Indiana and it will be chilly for your Wednesday evening plans.  There will still be a few showers and the chance for a stray storm.  Any storm that does develop may contain lightning and small hail.

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The chance for a couple of showers will linger into Thursday, but overall there will be more dry hours than wet hours.  It will still be cool.  We start the day in the lower 40s and highs are only forecast in the lower 60s.

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Sunshine and 72…that’s on the way for Friday.

Time For A Cool Change

Do you remember the old Little River Band hit, Cool Change? We will feel cooler temperatures and more rain. In fact,we can’t put away our umbrellas yet. It’s still going to be cool and damp for part of the day today and there is a reason. We are tracking a cold front that is moving into the state this morning.  There will be rain and a few storms along this front from about 5am to 11am.  Behind the front, there could be additional storms developing Wednesday afternoon.  Hail and cold air funnels are possible, with the storms on Wednesday.  It will be chilly all day, with highs only in the 50s.

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Temperatures will fall all of the way into the upper 30s Thursday morning and highs will again be stuck in the 50s Thursday afternoon.  Expect a mix of clouds and sun, with a stray shower on Thursday.

Sunshine is back for Friday, with highs in the lower 70s.  The Mini Marathon is Saturday morning and early morning temperatures will be in the lower 50s.  Expect a quick warm-up, if you are running the Mini.  Highs will be in the lower 80s on Saturday.  There is a chance for Saturday evening storms too.

There could be an early shower on Mother’s Day, but overall nice with highs in the 70s.

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From A Stormy Wednesday to Patchy Frost then 80 Degrees

Wow, our weather pattern will make some big changes over the next couple of days.  Our first concern is Wednesday.  A developing cold front will quickly move into central Indiana early Wednesday morning.  Rain and storms are in the Wednesday forecast.

The best chance for steady rain will be from about 5am to 11am Wednesday, with the cold front.  Watch for some wet roads during the Wednesday morning drive.

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The will be enough cold air and enough instability Wednesday afternoon for hail producing thunderstorms and cold air funnels.  We will keep you updated, as these storms develop.

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We will dry out for the end of the week.  There will be a mix of sun and clouds on Thursday, with only a slight chance for a stray shower.  It will be chilly, with lows in the 30s and highs in the 50s.  Sunshine is in the Friday forecast, with highs near 70 degrees.

The Mini Marathon is Saturday morning.  We are forecasting a start temperature in the lower 50s, but it will warm up quickly.  We will jump about 20 degrees and into the middle 70s by noon.  The high on Saturday will be near 80 degrees.

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We are tracking a chance for storms Saturday evening.  Right now we have Mother’s Day dry and mild, with highs near 70 degrees.

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Wednesday Rain and Storms

There will be a few dry hours this evening and overnight, before a cold arrives early Wednesday with rain and storms.

Our Indianapolis Indians are at Victory Field Tuesday evening.  The first pitch is at 7:05pm, with temperatures in the upper 50s and lower 60s for the game this evening.

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The best chance for steady rain will be from about 5am to 11am Wednesday, with the cold front.  Watch for some wet roads during the Wednesday morning drive.

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The will be enough cold air and enough instability Wednesday afternoon for hail producing thunderstorms and cold air funnels.  We will keep you updated, as these storms develop.

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We will dry out for the end of the week.  There will be a mix of sun and clouds on Thursday, with only a slight chance for a stray shower.  It will be chilly, with lows in the 30s and highs in the 50s.  Sunshine is in the Friday forecast, with highs near 70 degrees.

Cool and Getting Cooler With More Storm Chances

We are getting a break from our stormy weather pattern.  It will be cloudy and cool Monday night, with a couple of showers possible.  Evening temperatures will be in the middle 50s and overnight lows fall into the upper 40s.

After that cool start, temperatures rebound but only into the lower 60s on Tuesday afternoon.  There will be more clouds than sunshine on Tuesday.  A couple of showers are also possible, with a stray storm possible Tuesday afternoon.

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A stronger weather system arrives on Wednesday.  There will be enough cold air in the upper atmosphere for hail producing thunderstorms on Wednesday.  We will keep you updated, but right now Wednesday will be another stormy day.

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Highs on Wednesday and Thursday will only be in the 50s.  We are forecasting morning temperatures in the 30s for Thursday and Friday.  It will be cold enough for some patchy frost.

Warmer air arrives just in time for Friday and the weekend.

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Spotty Showers Today, Warmer for the Weekend

There’s a chance for a few spotty showers this afternoon into tonight.  Rain chances will stick around through Wednesday as temperatures remain cool with highs below our normal high of 69. 

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If you’re heading to the Indians game tonight, it will be cool and cloudy with a slight rain chance.  Temperatures will fall to the mid 50s by 10pm.

Tuesday spotty showers are possible with highs in the low 60s.  Wednesday it will be cooler with highs in the upper 50s. 

Pollen levels will go up as we head into the weekend along temperatures. 

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By Friday highs could approach the 70 degree mark.  As we get closer to the one America 500 Festival Mini Marathon, the weather is looking great.  Starting temps around 50, with highs in the mid 70s by the afternoon with sunshine.  We’ll keep you updated on the forecast as we move towards the weekend!

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Locally Severe Storms Later Today

Good Sunday afternoon.  Hope you’re enjoying the quiet time… for now.  Areas that are seeing sunshine have quickly warmed into the 70s and destabilized… especially south of I-70.

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Be weather aware in all of Central Indiana heading into the evening with widely scattered storms expected to develop during peak heating.  Wind gusts in excess of 58mph and hail 1″ diameter or larger are main threats… though there is a low threat of a tornado too.

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The greatest combination of instability and wind shear looks to stretch from I-70 to the Ohio River.

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Storms diminish after midnight and we should be rain-free by the Monday morning commute and quiet pattern sets up for a few days.

Have a way to get watches and warnings and we recommend downloading the free Skytrak 13 Weather App.  Stay safe and check back for updates – Sean Ash