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Sep
01

Labor Day Storms Still Possible

Posted By · September 1, 2014 at 1:06 pm

It’s a warm and muggy Labor Day across Central Indiana.  The cloud cover has kept our shower and thunderstorm activity to a minimum, and will help us as we go into this evening too.

The latest outlook from the Storm Prediction Center has taken Indiana out of the risk for severe storms.

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An isolated strong storm is still possible as we go into this afternoon and tonight.

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This is the potential rainfall this afternoon through Tuesday night.

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In the 7 day forecast we approach the 90 degree mark for highs again before we cool off for the weekend.

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Sep
01

Labor Day Changes

Posted By · September 1, 2014 at 7:42 am

A big day for many of you with Labor Day activities. Keep your smartphone and WTHR weather app handy as storms will dot the Indiana landscape today.

We are under a slight risk of severe weather especially later tonight and into early tomorrow with thunderstorms, possibly strong, moving through the state. Cloud cover and rain during the day could limit the severity of the storms.

Rain and storm coverage diminishes heading into Tuesday afternoon and sets the stage for a brighter Wednesday.  The end of the week is highlighted by hot air and highs in the upper 80s.  Look for a chance for cooler, pleasant air moving back into Indiana Sunday.  Highs in the 70s are possible at that time.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……

2003 : Indianapolis…The greatest 24 hour measured rainfall in the city. The airport received 7.20 inches of rain in less than 20 hours. Widespread flooding occurred throughout the city. The White River in downtown Indy rose 15 feet in 18 hours.

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Aug
31

Update On Severe Storm Potential Late Labor Day

Posted By · August 31, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Good Sunday afternoon.  Clouds have thinned across central Indiana to allow for sunshine and to help boost temperatures into the lower and mid 80s for highs in the next few hours.  The sun and warmer temperatures also will help trigger additional isolated downpours, though many backyards remain dry this evening.

EVENING PLANNER

Strong to severe storms will emerge upstream this evening over the Upper Midwest and this feature becomes our headliner for the Labor Day holiday.  For good reason, based on latest modeling, the Slight Risk for Monday has been expanded to encompass most of the viewing area.

SPC SUNDAY SPC MONDAY RPM

Muggy conditions remain overnight into Labor Day morning with the possibility of a few showers returning by sunrise Monday.  Shower and thunder chances continue into the afternoon, but the main timing for heavy and potentially widespread storms is after 4-5pm Monday.

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The main story tomorrow is the threat for strong to severe storms late in the day.  Model guidance is in good agreement for a linear feature impacting the area Monday evening into the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday… though exact location/track is to be determined.

RPM4 SPC MONDAY ADI

Severe wind gusts and flash flooding are in play with this set up and some areas could see an additional 1-3″ by Tuesday 7am, but again the track of the heaviest rain is uncertain at the moment.

RAIN POTENTIAL STORM THREATS LABOR DAY PLANER RPM5 RPM6

Rain and storm coverage diminishes heading into Tuesday afternoon and sets the stage for a brighter Wednesday.  The end of the week is highlighted by hot air and perhaps another round of 90s.  Long range indicators suggest cooler, pleasant air may sneak into the region by Sunday morning.

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There is medium confidence on this happening at the moment… but if it verifies highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s are possible.  Check back for updates on severe potential – Sean Ash

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Aug
31

Many Dry Hours, Storms Likely Monday Night

Posted By · August 31, 2014 at 8:05 am

Some pockets of heavy rain fell this morning in Benton county.  Here is a radar estimate of rain totals in Benton county.

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A few showers and thunderstorms will continue this morning with rain chances slowly diminishing this afternoon. It will be mostly cloudy today with winds out of the southwest. Temperatures will climb into the low 80s.

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It will be mostly cloudy this evening with temperatures falling into the upper 60s.

Chances of showers and storms return Labor Day and become likely by early evening. It will be a warm and humid day with temperatures climbing into the mid 80s.

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Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible Monday evening as a cold front arrives. Heavy rain, damaging winds, and large hail will be possible.

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Storms will continue into Tuesday morning with a few lingering showers and storms Tuesday afternoon.

Wednesday should be a dry day with highs in the low 80s.

With heat and humidity cranking up again on Thursday and Friday, daily afternoon storm chances return.

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Aug
30

Holiday Weekend Rain Chances

Posted By · August 30, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Scattered showers with a few isolated thunderstorms moved mainly along and south of I-70 today. Cloud coverage has put a limit on hot temperatures today and it will also help limit wide spread showers and storms tonight.

Despite the lack of sunshine, there is still the possibility of scattered showers with embedded storms this evening through tomorrow morning. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy with temperatures falling into the upper 60s.

The best chance of rain on Sunday will be during the morning hours although a few spotty showers and storms can’t be ruled out during the afternoon. Highs will top out in the low 80s.

At this point, Sunday night looks dry with more showers and storms returning on Labor Day. The best timing right now looks like late afternoon and evening. Some storms on Monday could be strong to severe.

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The unsettled pattern continues through the middle of the week. The heat and humidity stick around through the extended forecast.

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Aug
30

Holiday Weekend with Heat, Humidity & Storms

Posted By · August 30, 2014 at 7:26 am

While there will be many dry hours, this Holiday weekend will have stormy periods.

A few scattered storms are possible this morning through the afternoon. It will be a warm and muggy day with temperatures climbing into the mid 80s. The winds will be breezy too, out of the southwest from 5 to 15 mph with gusts around 20 mph.

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Scattered storms become likely this evening. If we have sufficient sunshine this afternoon, storms could become widespread. Localized heavy downpours will be possible too. Storms will continue into Sunday morning with a low in the upper 60s.

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At this point, it looks like we may have a break in the storms Sunday afternoon. There is still a chance of an isolated shower or storm, mainly late day. It will be a bit cooler with a high in the low 80s.

Labor Day will be sticky with storms developing by late afternoon through the evening as a cold front arrives. The Storm Prediction Center has Indy and west central Indiana outlined for a slight risk of severe weather Monday into Tuesday morning. Your SkyTrak13 Weather Team will be monitoring this over the next 36 hours.

The warm and muggy conditions continue through next week with temperatures running above normal.

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Aug
29

Periods Of Heavy Storms This Holiday Weekend

Posted By · August 29, 2014 at 4:14 pm

After a cloudy start temperatures are responding to the brighter sky and passage of a warm front.  Highs will range from 85 to near 90 in spots the next few hours.

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This Evening:  Sunshine is helping to trigger widely scattered, but locally heavy, downpours and storms.  Rain chances are in the 20-40% range.  It’s not a guarantee you get wet during Operation Football, the Indianapolis Indians game or Luke Bryan concert… but it’s certainly a possibility until the sun sets.

INDIANS FORECAST RPM RPM2 RPM3

Tonight:  Expect a fairly muggy overnight but quiet in terms of storm coverage until Saturday morning.  I expect storms that develop near the Mississippi River overnight to slide into the region toward sunrise.  Check in with Kelly Greene Saturday morning beginning at 6am for an update on the progress of theses storms.

RPM4 SATURDAY PLANNER

Saturday:  It won’t rain all day tomorrow, but it’s certainly fair game for showers and storms from the time you wake to the time you go to bed.

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Much like this evening, it’s not a given storms impact the last home game of the season for the Indianapolis Indians Saturday evening… but it’s a possibility.  Likewise for the Indy Eleven match tomorrow as well.  Check Live Doppler 13 Radar online or on our mobile app.

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Sunday:  Showers and storms become widespread Saturday night into the first half of Sunday.  But latest model guidance suggests the axis of rain may dive southward toward the Ohio River Sunday afternoon.  If this verifies we could salvage a decent Sunday afternoon.  We’ll need to monitor this trend.

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Labor Day begins dry but rather muggy.  Highs Monday climb back into the mid and upper 80s and an approaching front triggers more heavy storms Monday evening.  This front stalls across the region for a few days… delivering multiple complexes of storms next week.  Have a great weekend and check the radar for outdoor events – Sean Ash

RAIN POTENTIAL 7DAY

Labor Day begins dry but rather muggy.  Highs Monday climb back into the mid and upper 80s and an approaching front triggers more heavy storms Monday evening.  This front stalls across the region for a few days… delivering multiple complexes of storms next week.  Have a great weekend and check the radar for outdoor events – Sean Ash

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Aug
29

A Stormy Holiday Weekend

Posted By · August 29, 2014 at 12:24 pm

An unsettled weather pattern kicks in again today, bringing daily storm chances through next Wednesday.   By Sunday evening, some areas could receive 1″ to 3″ of rain.

A warm front returns today, bringing more humid and war air to central Indiana today and a chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Temperatures will climb into the mid 80s today with heat indices in the upper 80s and low 90s.

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Storm chances will continue this evening with mostly cloudy skies.  Temperatures will only fall into the low 70s.

There is a chance of thunderstorms Saturday morning with scattered showers and thunderstorms becoming likely by afternoon, continuing through the evening.  Locallized heavy downpours will be possible.  It will be breezy with winds out of the southwest from 5 to 15 mph.  Afternoon highs will climb into the mid 80s.

There is a good chance of more scattered thunderstorms on Sunday with a high in the low 80s.

Labor Day also looks stormy, especially by late afternoon with a high in the low to mid 80s.

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