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Aug
13

Turning Hot And More Humid Heading Into The Weekend

Posted By · August 13, 2015 at 4:59 pm

Sunshine blankets Central Indiana today with temperatures seasonably warm in the lower to mid 80s. Humidity continues to remain tolerable but that will change this weekend as dew points creep back into the 60s.

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A few clouds may pass by this evening but the sky should remain mainly clear. Temperatures slowly fall through the 70s and bottom-out in the 60 to 65 range Friday morning. Warm highs in the mid 80s tomorrow and we’re nearing 90 degrees both days this weekend.

PLANNER FRIDAY STATE FAIR WEEKEND

An upper disturbance coming in from the north may have enough lift to set off widely showers and storms after midnight tomorrow and before sunrise Saturday. It’s merely something we’ll monitor with each passing computer model run, but not necessarily put into the forecast at this point.

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Thus far Indianapolis has only recorded six 90 degree days this year which is significantly lower than the yearly average of 21 days since 1871.  As the soil continues to dry out, which leads to less evapotranspiration and more efficient heating, we may tack on several 90 degree days the next 7 to 10 days.  Bottom-line… summer is far from over.

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During peak heating this weekend we can’t rule out a stray shower or storm, but chances remain low until Monday night into Tuesday of next week. Long range indicators suggest temperatures will remain at or above normal into late next week. Have a great evening – Sean Ash

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Aug
12

Another Cool Night But Weekend Warm Up Ahead

Posted By · August 12, 2015 at 4:24 pm

After starting the day off with clear skies and lots of sunshine, we’ve been transitioning to more of a mix of sun and clouds for the afternoon.  But that doesn’t mean it’s not still gorgeous outside. Temperatures are going to top out near 80 for the high today and a mix of sun and clouds will linger into the early evening.  Just like yesterday, there is a slight chance for a few sprinkles but most areas will be completely dry.

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Temperatures are going to top out near 80 for the high today and a mix of sun and clouds will linger into the early evening.  Just like yesterday, there is a slight chance for a few sprinkles but most areas will be completely dry.

TEMPS PLANNER EVENING PERSEID

Clouds will begin to clear back out this evening and temperatures will fall back to the upper 50s for the overnight low. The average low temperature for this time of year is 65 degrees, so we’re feeling a good bit cooler than we would expect for August.

The clear sky and comfortable conditions are optimal conditions to the view the annual Perseid Meteor Shower that peaks tonight between the hours of 12am and 6am.  Best viewing will be away from city lights in the northeastern sky.  Good luck… and experts say due to limited moonlight there is potential to see 75 to nearly 100 meteors per hour.

LOWS TONIGHT PLANNER THURSDAY HIGHS THURSDAY

After today, there’s plenty of sunshine left in the 7 day forecast. We’re expecting mainly dry and mostly sunny conditions through the weekend. However, temperatures will begin to climb back up near the average starting tomorrow.

Temperatures tomorrow will get into the lower to mid 80s and continue to climb as we head into the weekend. By Saturday and Sunday we will be feeling much hotter and more humid with high temperatures in the upper 80s and near 90.

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The next several days will be a great opportunity to enjoy some outdoor activities such as the Indiana State Fair or the Indians at Victory Field.  This mainly dry and sunny weather pattern will continue through early next week and then the chance of showers and storms returns on Tuesday.

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Aug
11

A Sunny Stretch For The Next Several Days

Posted By · August 11, 2015 at 3:58 pm

A mix of sun and clouds have been hanging around this afternoon.  The high temperatures today will top out in the lower 80s.  There’s just enough instability in the atmosphere that isolated sprinkles and brief showers have developed.  They’ll be quick-movers and not impact too many areas, but we didn’t want this to catch you by surprise.

Any showers quickly fade toward sunset and clouds begin clearing for the overnight. The lack of cloud coverage tonight will allow temperatures to fall into the mid 50s, which is about 10 degrees cooler than the average low for this time of year.

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Tomorrow is shaping up to be a beautiful day.  We will start off the day mostly sunny and then transition to partly cloudy skies by the afternoon. Similar to today, there is a chance for some areas to see a few sprinkles during the afternoon hours.  However, we will be mainly dry with temperatures in the lower 80s.

PLANNER HIGHS

A great stretch of mostly dry and pleasant conditions remains in the forecast as we head into the weekend.  Temperatures will be back near the average by Friday with highs in the mid 80s and partly cloudy skies.  The chance of some brief isolated showers cannot be ruled out over the weekend but mainly dry conditions will persist into early next week as high temperatures warm into the upper 80s.

This is going to be a great week to enjoy some outdoor activities like the Indians at Victory Field or the Indiana State Fair.

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Aug
11

Afternoon Clearing

Posted By · August 11, 2015 at 11:26 am

After a foggy start for north central Indiana, we are starting to see a little improvement across central Indiana and a few areas are already seeing sunshine. Visibility has improved, and we’ll see a mix of sun and clouds this afternoon.  There’s a slight chance of sprinkles, but most areas should remain dry.

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Temperatures will eventually top out around 80. The humidity is dropping, and you’ll notice a big difference tomorrow when dew points are only in the 50s.

As dew points drop pollen levels are increasing and will continue to do so through the weekend.

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Tonight temps fall into the 50s under mostly clear skies. The 7 day remains dry for now, we may have to add a chance of showers on Saturday, but for now we’ll keep it dry as temps remain comfortable and eventually start to warm into the mid 80s by the weekend.

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Aug
11

Big Relief

Posted By · August 11, 2015 at 3:23 am

Have you been outside yet this morning? It is cooler and slowly, humidity is slowly falling. This day’s main feature will be a steady north-northwesterly wind that delivers less humid and highs mainly in the upper 70s.  There may be a few sprinkles or quick-moving isolated showers late day and early evening… but you’ll probably be able to mow your yard later today.Daypart

Breezy conditions can be expected at the Indiana State Fair and Victory Field Tuesday evening as the Indianapolis Indians return home. look for a mild northwest wind tonight for the Big Rodeo at the Fair and the MudHens visit to the Vic.

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We’ll be fully entrenched in late spring/early fall -like air by Wednesday afternoon… and the stage is set for the great weather both Wednesday and Thursday.  Lows both days drop into the 50s with highs 75 to near 80 and ample sunshine!  It will be a great time to spend outside.

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Aug
10

Some Morning Fog With Dropping Muggy Meter Tuesday

Posted By · August 10, 2015 at 10:30 pm

Downpours and storms are gone and the overnight focus shifts to the potential for areas of fog.  While there should be enough to save the region from widespread dense fog… visibility of 1-2 miles is possible in spots during the Tuesday morning commute.

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The bigger story tomorrow will be a steady north-northwesterly wind that delivers less humid and highs mainly in the upper 70s.  We still believe there may be a few sprinkles or quick-moving isolated showers late day and early evening… but most backyards stay dry.

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Breezy conditions can be expected at the Indiana State Fair, Colts Camp and the Victory Field Tuesday evening as the Indianapolis Indians return home.

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This is all part of an air mass transition that sends down a bit below the average high of 84 degrees… but the drop in humidity will be much more noticeable.  This also translates into comfortable overnight lows later this.

MUGGY METER STATE FAIR RPM WEDNESDAY 6AM

We’ll be fully entrenched in late spring/early fall -like air by Wednesday afternoon… and the stage is set for the great weather both Wednesday and Thursday.  Lows both days drop into the 50s with highs 75 to near 80 and ample sunshine!  Make outdoor plans accordingly.

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Temperatures warm this weekend with hazy sun and highs in the mid to upper 80s.  Stay weather aware this evening – Sean Ash

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Aug
10

Some Evening Storms Before Less Humid Air Arrives

Posted By · August 10, 2015 at 4:38 pm

A few downpours continue across Central Indiana along a cold front with downpours, lightning and gusty wind primary threats until sunset.  Away from storm you can’t on sweating it out through oppressive humidity levels with tropical dew points in the 70s.

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The passage of a cold front late this evening shifts the wind to the north-northwest and delivers a refreshing change just in time for the Tuesday morning commute.  A steady northerly breeze tomorrow, combined with intervals of low clouds in the afternoon/evening, keeps temperatures mainly in the upper 70s.

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A secondary cold front currently over Wisconsin brings even drier air to the state Tuesday night into Wednesday.  Strong sunshine undercutting cooler air aloft Tuesday afternoon may trigger isolated “instability” (due to temperature differential from surface to 5-10,000 feet) sprinkles/showers.  These will be very spotty, quick-moving and won’t require you to cancel plans to attend the State Fair or return of the Indianapolis Indians.

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We’ll be fully entrenched in late spring/early fall -like air by Wednesday afternoon… and the stage is set for the great weather both Wednesday and Thursday.  Lows both days drop into the 50s with highs 75 to near 80 and ample sunshine!  Make outdoor plans accordingly.

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Temperatures warm this weekend with hazy sun and highs in the mid to upper 80s.  Stay weather aware this evening – Sean Ash

 

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Aug
10

Muggy Monday

Posted By · August 10, 2015 at 3:23 am

Welcome to another muggy Monday. It is warm, sticky and scattered thunderstorms have already popped up today. Expect a shower or thunderstorm at any time during the day. How humid will it be? Dew points remain in the tropical range around Indiana today.

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That all changes tomorrow as a cold front moves into the state with a refreshing change in the weather.  Expect lows in the 50s Wednesday and highs in the 70s!  Low temperatures Thursday morning may drop into the upper 40s and lower 50s followed by a bright, mild afternoon near 80 degrees.  Dry weather looks to hold into next weekend but temperatures warm back into the mid and possibly upper 80s Saturday & Sunday.  If you are headed to Colts camp, or the State Fair, mid-week looks like the best time to go, weather wise.

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