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Mar
15

Couple of Gorgeous Days Before Cooler Air Returns

Posted By · March 15, 2015 at 7:22 am

A fantastic spring-like day is in store with temperatures climbing into the low 60s this afternoon.  It will be bright and sunny with light wind out of the northwest.

TODAY PLANNER

The mild conditions continue this evening as the winds start to turn out of the southwest.  Temperatures will only fall into the low 40s by Monday morning.

Monday will bring the warmest air of the year with temperatures climbing 20 degrees above average.  It will be sunny and breezy with gusts around 20 mph possible.  The last time we enjoyed a 70 plus degree day was back in October.

MONDAY PLANNER  MONDAY 70

A cold front will bring changes to central Indiana on Tuesday.  If you are heading to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Indianapolis, bundle up!  Temperatures will tumble into the upper 30s Tuesday morning with a highs in the upper 40s.  It will be warmer than a year ago though, where the low was 18 and the high was only 39 degrees that day.

ST. PATS

Temperatures will run below normal through the rest of the work week.

The Skytrak13 Weather Team is also tracking chances of rain on Thursday and Friday this week.

More mild air returns for the weekend with sunny skies and highs in the mid 50s.

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Mar
14

Dry Finish to the Weekend

Posted By · March 14, 2015 at 6:20 pm

After a wet start to the weekend, conditions continue to improve. The skies have gradually cleared out as an area of high pressure builds in. Temperatures climbed into the upper 50s and low 60s across central Indiana today.

Skies will be mostly clear this evening and temperatures will fall into the mid 30s. Patchy fog is possible Sunday morning, especially in south central Indiana.

TONIGHT

Sunday will be beautiful spring-like day with temperatures climbing back into the upper 50s under mostly sunny skies.

SUNDAY PLANNER SUNDAY AFTERNOON

As high pressure moves east, winds will burn out of the southwest on Monday. While it will be breezy at times, temperatures will soar 20 degrees above average. Highs will top out the low 70s.

SUNDAY PLANNER

Changes arrive on Tuesday, St. Patrick’s Day, as a cold front moves in. While it should be a dry day, temperatures will only climb into the mid to upper 40s. Winds will be breezy, out of the northwest.

Wednesday will be bright and dry with rain chances returning for the end of the work week with temperatures running well below normal.

Right now, next weekend looks dry and pleasant.

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Mar
14

Soggy Start, Better Later Today

Posted By · March 14, 2015 at 6:51 am

After a soggy 24 hours, rain will taper off from northwest to southeast this morning through early afternoon. A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until 9am this morning with visibilities being reduced to less than a quarter of a mile.

Dense Fog

Flood Warnings are in effect for several rivers until further notice. Minor flooding problems will continue today.

FLOOD WARNING

The skies will gradually clear this afternoon to sunny skies and temperatures will climb into the upper 50s. Winds will be a bit breezy, out of the northwest from 10 to 15 mph.

SUNDAY PLANNER  todays highs

It will be mostly clear tonight with temperatures falling to near 30 degrees. Areas of frost will be possible.

Sunday will be sunny and pleasant with temperatures climbing back into the upper 50s, running almost 10 degrees above average.

SUNDAY PLANNER

Monday will be the warmest of the year so far with breezy winds and sunny skies. Temperatures will climb into the upper 60s and low 70s.

St. Patrick’s Day will much cooler and continued breezy with temperatures only climbing into the mid 40s.

The cooler temperatures will continue through the end of the work week with chances of rain on Thursday and Friday.

Right now, the weekend looks dry and pleasant with temperatures rebounding to the upper 50s and low 60s.

7DAY

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Mar
13

Update On Flooding And Fog To Start Weekend

Posted By · March 13, 2015 at 7:05 pm

Rain continues to add up across Central Indiana with steady precipitation expected to continue into Saturday morning.  Many areas south of I-70 are nearing 1″ since midnight, and much of Jackson/Lawrence/Jennings counties are in the 1.75″ to 2.50″ range.  This is where recent snow melt, early rain this week and what’s occurring now maximizes the flood threat.

TEMPS WEATHER BUG RAIN REPORTS

Here’s a picture from Bedford and there other reports out of Orange and Washington counties of flooded streets too.  The East Fork of the White River down state may near moderate flood stage before the weekend is over.

FLOODING

Fog is also expanding over Central Indiana and reducing visibility to under a mile in some areas.  Please use caution if traveling this evening and note that visibility can change quickly.

VISIBILITY VISIBILITY 2 FOG HEADLINES

Rain continues into Saturday morning with an additional half inch to inch for areas along and south of I-70.  Rain tapers to spotty showers around midday tomorrow and we’re expecting a rather bright finish.

7DAY

The weekend finishes on a fantastic note.  Sunday may begin frosty but we expect ample sunshine and highs climbing to near 60 degrees.  The warmest air possibly since late October targets Central Indiana… when highs may go into the 70s.  A cold front arrives just in time to cool down St. Patrick’s Day in the mid-40s with breezy conditions.   A stronger push of colder air may arrive this time next week to possibly drop highs into the 30s.  We’ll fine tune in the days ahead.  Be safe this evening – Sean Ash

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Mar
13

Soggy Beginning To What Becomes A Sunny Weekend

Posted By · March 13, 2015 at 4:21 pm

***Flood Watch Southern Indiana Friday Until Saturday Afternoon***

As anticipated it’s been a wet day and much more rainy hours to go before this system departs.  We targeted southern Indiana for the heaviest rain amounts, and thus far that’s come to fruition.

WEATHER BUG RAIN REPORTS RADAR RAIN ESTIMATES

Lawrence, Jackson and Jennings counties are in the 1.50″ to 2″ range already… with another .75″ to 1.25″ possible between now and midday Saturday.  This area has the greatest probability of seeing Flash Flooding, and many rivers down there are under Flood Warnings.

FLOOD WATCH FLOOD WARNING RPM RAINFALL RPM FRIDAY 11PM RPM SATURDAY 5AM

Saturday begins soggy with rain likely until late morning.  Showers and clouds diminish in the afternoon and we’ll salvage a decent finish tomorrow with highs in the mid to upper 50s.  Temperatures tumble tomorrow night and with lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s we could see some frost developing by sunrise Sunday.

PLANNER SATURDAY MORNING RPM SATURDAY 1PM RPM SATURDAY 5PM PLANNER SATURDAY AFTERNOON

But Sunday will be very pleasant after the chilly start.  Expect plenty of sunshine and comfortable highs near 60 degrees.  We’re still on target for Monday being the warmest day of the 7 day forecast… and highs could possibly hit 70 degrees for the first time since October 28th.  Enjoy the warmth as cooler air return St. Patrick’s Day and below normal cold for the end of the week.  Be safe on the wet roads this evening – Sean Ash

RPM SUNDAY 7AM RPM SUNDAY 5PM

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Mar
13

Heavy Rain on the Way = Soggy Friday

Posted By · March 13, 2015 at 4:10 am

Keep the rain gear close, a soggy Friday is ahead with rain showers lingering into Saturday.  The potential for flooding is something we will be watching closely.  Despite the rain, temps will still reach the low to mid 50s today.

friday forecast

At times the rain will be heavy, and flooding is a concern, especially in our southern counties.  That’s why a Flood Watch is in effect until Saturday afternoon.

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Check out how the rain moves in on FutureTrak13.

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This is the rainfall potential by Saturday.

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The rain will end by late Saturday morning, then we have a chance to dry out with a mix of sun and clouds late in the afternoon.

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Sunday will be nice and sunny with some of the best weather arriving in Central Indiana for Monday.  We could come close to hitting 70!

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Mar
12

Wet Friday Morning Commute

Posted By · March 12, 2015 at 11:44 pm

Rain arrives between 5am-7am and overspreads all of Central Indiana by 10am.  Initially light, rain intensity increases during the day Friday and varies between light to locally heavy.

HEADLINES RPM 10AM FRIDAY RPM 4PM FRIDAY PLANNER FRIDAY

Flood Watch continues for southern Indiana until 2pm Saturday.  This area has the highest probability of seeing 2″ to 3″ of rainfall… heightening the risk for street and river flooding.

FLOOD WATCH RPM RAINFALL RPM 6AM SATURDAY

Expect a soggy start to the weekend, but sunshine gradually emerges in the wake of this system late Saturday afternoon.  This paves the way for a beautiful Sunday.  After a chilly start, highs climb into the mid and upper 50s to cap off the weekend.  The warmest air arrives Monday when highs may hit 70 degrees for the first time since late October.

RPM 5PM SATURDAY HEADLINES 2 7DAY

This taste of warmth is short in nature with cooler, albeit closer to normal, air arriving for St. Patrick’s Day.  Get the latest on WTHR Sunrise beginning at 4am – Sean Ash

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Mar
12

From Sun To Soaking Rain And Flood Potential

Posted By · March 12, 2015 at 4:09 pm

It’s another pleasant afternoon with temperatures mainly in the 50s.  High clouds continue to stream in from the south… serving as a hint of our latest rain-maker heading this way.  But plenty of dry time between now and Friday morning.  So get out and enjoy a nice evening!

PLANNER EVENING RPM FRIDAY 7AM RPM FRIDAY 12PM

Rain arrives from south to north early Friday morning, which much of the viewing area getting wet by 10am.  Rain continues much of the day with varying degrees of intensity.  It does appear there will be heavier bands developing by Friday evening and into Saturday morning.  These bands will dump locally heavy amounts up to three inches… which heightens the risk for lowland and flash flooding.

RPM FRIDAY 9AM PLANNER FRIDAY

As a result an Areal Flood Watch was issued for the southern cities of the WTHR viewing area for Friday into Saturday afternoon.  Model guidance continues to target central and southern Indiana for the heaviest amounts.  1-2″ appears likely for the the I-70 corridor with 3″ amounts possible in the Flood Watch area.  Please don’t try and drive through water-covered roads.

RAINFALL MODEL OUTPUT HEADLINES

Saturday begins soggy before seeing the precipitation diminish from west to east Saturday afternoon.  We may actually see some late day sun Saturday.  The departure of this system paves the way for a bright finish to the weekend.  Sunday begins seasonably chilly near freezing, but ends with pleasant temperatures in the mid to upper 50s.

RPM SATURDAY 4PM HIGHS SUNDAY HIGHS MONDAY 7day

Monday remains the warmest of the bunch, and we believe highs climb well into the 60s… with a few locations possibly flirting with 70 degrees.  A cool front drops southward during St. Patrick’s Day to bring a return to near normal temperatures for the remainder of next week – Sean Ash

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