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Jul
04

Holiday Weekend Forecast

Posted By · July 4, 2014 at 3:54 pm
Our fireworks forecast is fantastic, with clear skies and temperatures near 70 degrees.
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Skies will be clear and forecast lows are in the range of 55-60 degrees Friday night.  Expect more sunshine on Saturday, with highs near 80 degrees.

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Sunday will be warmer and a bit more humid. There is also the slight chance for a stray shower or thundershower. You can see a weakening weather system moving our way with Futuretrak13.

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The better rain chances arrive early next week, as we track an unsettled weather pattern Monday through Wednesday. We will update the timing of the waves of rain and storms, as we get closer. Highs will be in the 80s and lows in the 60s for much of next week. This is typical for early July, as our average high is 85 and our average low is 66.

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Jul
04

Happy 4th of July

Posted By · July 4, 2014 at 3:53 am

What are your plans for the 4th of July?  The forecast will be perfect!  This afternoon we’ll top out with a high in the upper 70s.

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If you’re heading out tonight to enjoy the fireworks, temps fall into the low to mid 70s by 9pm.

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Tonight temp fall into the upper 50s with clear skies.  It will be another great evening to leave the windows open and turn off the a/c.

Saturday we warm up a few more degrees with highs in the low 80s, and we remain sunny.

In the 7 day forecast warmer weather moves in Sunday with highs in the mid 80s.  by Sunday night a few showers and storms are possible, they become more likely Monday as temps hold in the mid 80s for most of the week.

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Jul
03

Picture Perfect Holiday Weekend

Posted By · July 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm

We hope you’re enjoying this fall-ish afternoon in central Indiana.  After a few early day sprinkles and showers, you couldn’t ask for a better July afternoon.  Sun and clouds with high temperatures in the lower to mid 70s… a good 10 to 15 degrees below normal.

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Under the center of Canadian high pressure overnight we’re assured of our coolest start to July 4th in some 18 years.  Lows tonight will easily drop into the 50s and the aforementioned high keeps the sky sunny tomorrow with pleasant highs in the mid to upper 70s.

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Friday evening will arguably be one of the best weather set ups for fireworks in recent memory.  A clear sky, light wind and comfortable temperatures in the 65 to near 70 degree range.  Enjoy and please be safe tomorrow.

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As nice as our weather is… it couldn’t be worse right now for the Carolina coast.  Hurricane Arthur continues to strengthen and will likely become a Category 2 hurricane before making landfall overnight/early Friday morning between Wilmington and Cape Hatteras.

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Radar and satellite imagery shows a healthy eye wall and numerous squalls coming ashore in the northeast quadrant of Arthur.  One saving grace may be the forward speed over 10mph and should accelerate more tonight.

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The same high pressure system bringing fall-like weather to Indiana eventually pushes Arthur away from the eastern seaboard.

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Here at home the comfortable air mass hangs around for much of the weekend and keeps the sky sunny Saturday and the first part of Sunday.  You’ll likely notice an increase in humidity Sunday afternoon, but we’re expecting rain-free conditions until after midnight Sunday.

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An active weather pattern returns early next week with the potential for heavy storms Monday.  Have a great holiday weekend – Sean Ash

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A few sprinkles are on the radar, they’ll continue to push south as a mix of sun and clouds takes over our forecast for the afternoon.

This afternoon temps should reach the low 70s.  We are by no means setting a record for July heat, but the record low max temp for today is 70 from 1924.

We’ll be dry this evening with temps cooling into the 60s for the evening.

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Overnight, we fall into the low 50s!  You’re a/c can get a break tonight.

For the 4th of July fabulous weather is expected.

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Temps will reach the upper 70s tomorrow, with perfect fireworks viewing for Friday night.

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In our 7 day forecast, the cool weather is short lived.  Late Sunday a few showers and storms are possible, but will be more likely Monday.

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Jul
02

Refreshing Breeze Brings Coolest Air In Over Two Weeks

Posted By · July 2, 2014 at 6:56 pm

A wind of change continues to blow across central Indiana today behind the first of two cold fronts. Temperatures are nearly 10 degrees cooler and most importantly the Muggy Meter is getting comfortable as dew points fall below 60 degrees.

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The second front arrives this evening with perhaps an isolated shower or sprinkle, but delivers our driest air since June 15th.  You can open the windows and give the A/Cs a break tonight as lows drop into the 50s Thursday morning.

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Clouds and sun will battle for sky supremacy Thursday, and a breezy northwest wind ensures temperatures stay in the low to mid 70s… our coolest day in over two weeks.

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Heads up if you or someone know has holiday travel plans to the eastern seaboard for this weekend.  Tropical Storm Arthur continues to strengthen and will likely reach hurricane status this evening.  Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for the South Carolina coast and Hurricane Warnings for the outer banks of North Carolina.  Arthur may be a strong Category One hurricane when it reaches the coast Friday.

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An upper level trough that’s delivering our cool down will ultimately steer Arthur away from the U.S. mainland.

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The core of Canadian high pressure arrives Friday morning and paves the way for a sunny 4th of July.  Expect comfortable lows Friday again in the 50s which will be one of the cooler starts to a 4th in many years.  Highs for the holiday will be pleasant in the 70s.

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Evening conditions will be ideal for fireworks Friday evening, as it will be clear with a light wind and temperatures in the 60s.

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The pleasant air carries over into the weekend, and we’re still expecting mostly sunny days and highs ranging from near 80 Saturday to the mid/upper 80s Sunday.  Have a great evening – Sean Ash

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While conditions remain damp, and at times stormy south of I-70, the cloud canopy from this feature offered the ideal backdrop for one of our better sunsets in some time.

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Southern Indiana will remain damp the next few hours with occasional rumbles of thunder.  The dividing line appears the ole I-70 corridor.  Nothing severe this evening, but some rather vivid lightning at times.  As mentioned the combination of the cloud deck, rain and setting sun provided a picturesque scene for many in the Indianapolis metro and north.  From double rainbows to crepuscular rays… it was fantastic.  Thanks for sharing.  Below are some of the fantastic shots (in no particular order) and scroll down for the forecast.  Click to enlarge:

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SUNSET_FRANKFORT(photo courtesy of Meghan Young / Frankfort)

SUNSET_LIZTON (photo courtesy of Bob D. / Lizton)

RAINBOWSHELBYVILLE(photo courtesy of Renee Theobald / Shelbyville)

SUNSETWESTFIELD(photo courtesy of Amy Simon / Westfield)

SUNSET_RUSHVILLE(photo courtesy of Shannon Cagle / Rush County)

CRAWFORDSVILLE(photo courtesy of Shelle K. / Crawfordsville)

RAINBOWBROWNSBURG (photo courtesy of Eric Teske / Brownsburg)

RAINBOWBROWNSBURG_2 (photo courtesy of Brian Jessen / Brownsburg)

SUNSET_ZIONSVILLE (photo courtesy of Bill McMillan / Zionsville)

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Rain departs by midnight and our forecast focus shifts to the well advertised shot of unseasonably cooler air.  Morning lows Wednesday drop into the 60s with highs struggling to return to the upper 70s for most.

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The combination of cool air and the high July sun angle will create instability showers during peak heating… but on an isolated basis.

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If you like tomorrow the best is yet to come.  Lows drop into the 50s Thursday morning and stretch of sunshine arrives just in time for the 4th of July weekend!

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Enjoy the break from jungle humidity and soak up the fresh air central Indiana… you’ve earned it.

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As expected it’s been a quiet afternoon thus far for central Indiana… just hot and humid with temperatures in the 80s and heat indices in the 90s.  We will monitor storms in southern Illinois for upstream impact in southern Indiana where damaging wind is possible for cities like Bedford, Seymour and North Vernon that are under a Slight Risk for severe storms.

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There is Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 11pm for the Evansville area, and it’s conceivable this watch is pushed farther east as storms grow.  The greatest wind potential will be along the Ohio River but can’t ruled out for the cities I mentioned above.  After this evening we get ready for refreshing air but patience is still required.

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While severe storms stay well south of Indy, I can’t rule out some of the rain debris sneaking up to the I-70 corridor.  Rain and storm chances quickly diminish after dark when the disturbance passes to the east.

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Lows tonight stay muggy in the upper 60s but you’ll feel the difference tomorrow when highs stay in the 70s!  Cool air aloft and even modest daytime heating will allow isolated afternoon showers to develop…but many stay dry Wednesday.

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Patience will be rewarded tomorrow as dew points finally drop below the line of discomfort which is the 65 degree dew point mark.

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Even cooler air hits Thursday morning when lows dip in the 50s!  You’ll be able to open the windows and turn off the A/Cs for a few days.  This is perfect timing for the 4th of July which still looks picture perfect.  Sunny and 70s Friday with a repeat performance Saturday.

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Heat builds Sunday into the early next week.  Have a great evening – Sean Ash

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Jul
01

Isolated Storms Possible this Afternoon / Evening

Posted By · July 1, 2014 at 11:30 am

Central Indiana is cleaning up from powerful overnight storms, but we’re not drying out just yet.  This afternoon and evening isolated showers and storms are possible, especially south of I-70.

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While we are not under a “risk” for severe storms, we cannot rule out an isolated severe storm.

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Highs will top out in the upper 80s today, with high humidity.  The humidity eases big time Thursday as temps only top out in the 70s!  Our forecast for the Fourth of July weekend looks great!

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