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Oct
11

Mainly Dry Weekend, Stormy Start to Work Week

Posted By · October 11, 2014 at 7:08 am

High pressure builds in today, bringing a bright and dry autumn day to central Indiana. Winds will be out of the northeast from 5 to 10 mph with a high near 60 degrees.

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There are many college football games today and here are the forecasts:

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It will be mostly clear this evening with temperature running about 5 degrees below average. Temperatures will fall to near 40 degrees Sunday morning.

Clouds will increase on Sunday with a chance of a shower or two Sunday afternoon, as a warm front lifts across central Indiana. Temperatures will climb into the low 60s.

SUNDAY

A more active pattern returns on Monday as a cold front pushes through. Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible, with pockets of heavy rainfall likely.SLIGHT RISK  MONDAY 7AM  MONDAY PM

Afternoon highs will soar into the low 70s.

Tuesday looks wet too with more showers and thunderstorms likely.

There is a chance that the rainy activity could stick around through Wednesday but drier air arrives by Thursday and Friday. Temperatures will be running near seasonal by the end of the work week.

At this point, next weekend looks dry.

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Oct
10

Weekend Forecast

Posted By · October 10, 2014 at 10:06 pm

The steady rain is coming to an end late Friday evening and there will be more dry hours than wet hours this weekend.  The weekend will be a bit cool, with lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s.

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There will be a mix of sun and clouds on Saturday and more clouds are in the Sunday forecast.  A stray shower can’t be ruled out on Sunday, but it won’t rain all day.

Our next big storm system arrives later Sunday night and will linger through at least Tuesday.  There will be storms possible and the threat for heavy rain.

There is a good deal of uncertainty in the extended outlook.  We have the end of next week dry, with highs in the 60s.  That could change in a couple of ways.  If the storm system lingers, so will rain chances and the cooler air.  If the system moves out, it will be dry and mild.  We will keep you updated on any and all updates.  Have a great weekend.

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Oct
10

Soggy Friday Night and the Weekend Forecast

Posted By · October 10, 2014 at 4:25 pm
Light rain will continue to fall into early Friday evening.  The steadiest will be across the southern half of the state.  If you are going to a high school football game or any outdoor activity, you will need the jacket and maybe the umbrella.  Temperatures will fall into the upper 40s by late Friday evening.
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The rain will end overnight, with lows in the lower 40s.  Most of the weekend will be dry and a bit cool.  Expect overnight temperatures in the 4os and highs in the 60s.  There will be a mix of sun and clouds on Saturday and more clouds are in the Sunday forecast.  A stray shower can’t be ruled out on Sunday, but it won’t rain all day.

Our next big storm system arrives later Sunday night and will linger through at least Tuesday.  There will be storms possible and the threat for heavy rain.

There is a good deal of uncertainty in the extended outlook.  We have the end of next week dry, with highs in the 60s.  That could change in a couple of ways.  If the storm system lingers, so will rain chances and the cooler air.  If the system moves out, it will be dry and mild.  We will keep you updated on any and all updates.  Have a great weekend.

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Oct
10

A Weekend Preview

Posted By · October 10, 2014 at 3:24 am

The roads are a little damp this morning and we will have more rain today. The steadiest rain will fall across the southern half of the state. It will be another cool afternoon with highs in the upper 50s. This band of steady rain will start to shifts south Friday evening. Operation Football is tonight and if you are going to a high school football game, it will be cool and in the 50s. We are forecasting rain chances south of Indianapolis, but drier weather north. It looks like most games north of Indy will be dry but rain is going to be an issue south of I 70 tonight.

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The weekend forecast includes high temperatures in the 60s. Look for the weather to be mainly dry, overall for college football in the state. Saturday will be the drier day, with rain chances returning later Sunday. We are tracking strong storm system for early next week. This system will bring the threat for storms and heavy rain Monday.

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Oct
09

Friday Forecast and the Weekend too

Posted By · October 9, 2014 at 10:09 pm

The Friday forecast includes more clouds and more showers.  The steadiest rain will fall across the southern half of the state.  It will be another cool afternoon with highs in the upper 60s and lower 60s.  Those lower 60s will be north of Indianapolis where there will be less wet weather.  This band of steady rain will start to shift south Friday evening.

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Operation Football is Friday night and if you are going to a high school football game, it will be cool and in the 50s.  We are forecasting rain chances south of Indianapolis, but drier weather north.

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The weekend forecast includes high temperatures in the 60s.  Saturday will be the drier day, with rain chances returning later Sunday.  We are tracking strong storm system for early next week.  This system will bring the threat for storms and heavy rain.  Stay tuned for updates.

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Oct
09

More Showers To Endure Before Sunshine Saturday

Posted By · October 9, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Quite a change over the past 24 hours in central Indiana.  From sunshine and near 70 Wednesday to the expected clouds, showers and raw 50s this afternoon.

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This Evening and Tonight:  Showers this evening should be mainly light, but make no mistake there will be a dampness to the feel outside.  This is courtesy to nearly saturated air, clouds and a northeast wind.  As mentioned in the blog Wednesday, it’s fair game at any time for showers between now and Friday evening… though the heavier concentration of rain-banding may set up farther south than today.

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Friday:  Lows Friday morning will be around 50 degrees in Indianapolis, with cooler lows in the lower 40s farther north where the air drys out a bit.  Latest modeling suggests a high chance of showers from Indianapolis to the Ohio River Friday.  Though the rain may not be heavy, it will likely be persistent and accumulate from a .10″ to possibly a .50″ before ending.

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There should be a trend for the precipitation to end from northwest to southeast during the hours of Operation Football Friday evening.  Pack the umbrella (especially games along and south of I-70/74) and layer up with temperatures in the lower 50s.

OPERATION FOOTBALL

This Weekend:  Saturday looks more and more promising for brighter conditions as high pressure and a northeast wind get a firmer control over Indiana.  This would push clouds and the rain producing boundary south of the Ohio River.  The timing couldn’t be any better if you’re attending the Ball State, Purdue and Notre Dame games this weekend.

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All three games look mostly sunny and comfortably cool in the upper 50s and lower 60s.  Take the sunglasses and a light jacket for the fourth quarter.

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Sunday likely begins dry but scattered showers and storms quickly emerge by Sunday evening… marking the beginning of a wet/stormy stretch early next week.  Though it’s to early to tell if we’ll experience severe storms with a vigorous upper storm, heavy rain seems likely at this point between Monday morning and Tuesday afternoon.

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Long range signs hint of a pleasant stretch to follow the wet start next week.  Stay tuned for updates – Sean Ash

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Oct
09

Rain Back In The Picture

Posted By · October 9, 2014 at 3:20 am

The rain is back and so is the cooler air. We saw the first rain settle into parts of the metro area before 3am. Though it won’t rain all day and everywhere today, showers can occur anytime during the day,due to a very unstable atmosphere.  Clouds, occasional raindrops and northeast winds lead to much cooler highs in the 50s this afternoon.

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For the Colts game in Houston tonight, there is a chance for a thunderstorm as temperatures cool into the 70s around game time tonight.

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Unsettled conditions continue into Friday, though there remains some uncertainty on exactly where the heaviest, steadiest rain-banding will set up. Current models show the heaviest rain south of Indianapolis. Be prepared for a chance for rain during the day and evening including for Operation Football.

If the boundary causing the wet weather settles southward along the Ohio River as modeled, Saturday may be mostly dry with intervals of sun.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……

1925 : Indianapolis…the earliest snowfall on record for the city falls…a trace amount.

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Oct
08

Rain Chances Return Thursday

Posted By · October 8, 2014 at 10:03 pm
We got a break from the wet weather, but it was only a one day break.  Clouds will increase overnight, as the next rain producing weather system moves our way.
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With increasing clouds, temperatures will drop into the upper 40s Wednesday night.  There will be more clouds than sun on Thursday, with highs only in the range of 55-60 degrees.  Scattered showers are possible all day.
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This unsettled weather pattern will linger into Friday.  It won’t be a heavy all-day rain either day, but keep the umbrellas handy on Thursday and Friday.  Highs on Friday will again only be in the range of 55-60 degrees.  This is a tricky weather system.  It is tricky due to the uncertainty of the heavy rain band.  Some of the latest analysis keeps that heavier band across the southern half of Indiana.  The position may still fluctuate a bit and the forecast for Friday and Saturday depend on the position of the system.  The farther south…the drier we will be.  We will keep you updated.
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Right now the weekend forecast includes rain chances too, with highs in the lower 60s on Saturday and in the middle 60s on Sunday.  Right now the better chance for rain will be on Sunday.
Our weather pattern goes from a few showers to stormy, with heavy rain potential early next week.  Monday and Tuesday will be stormy days across central Indiana with highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s.
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