Great Today, Storms Wednesday

Look for another cool morning in Indiana, with temperatures running up to 5 degrees cooler than the same time yesterday. Despite the chill, we still look to see a really nice day with some sunshine and a high in the low 80s. Enjoy the dry weather, because things change….a lot….Wednesday

There could actually be two rounds of storms tomorrow. The first round will be in the morning and the second will be late afternoon through Wednesday evening. We are under a slight risk for severe weather on Wednesday, so stay tuned for updates. Make sure you have the WTHR weather app loaded in your smart phone.


That second round of storms will be associated with a cold front and it will get chilly for the end of the week. Highs by Friday will only be near 70 degrees. Highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s are in the forecast for the weekend.
On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……

1985 : Severe thunderstorm winds knock down trees and power lines in Hamilton and Marion counties. A car is demolished when a tree falls on it.



Beautiful Start, Midweek Storms

What a start to our day today. Temps continue to be cool and the children and the bus stop may need a light jacket this morning. By the afternoon, under sunshine, we’ll warm up to the upper 70s today and the low 80s by Tuesday.

We’re still looking at Wednesday for our next chance of rain and storms… with a slight risk of severe weather in Central Indiana . At this point, the best chance for storms is during the day, evening and early Thursday.

The cold front triggering the storms brings in the coldest air of the season… and coldest air since mid-May.  Temperatures late week into next weekend will be 10 to 15 degrees below normal which equates to lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s.  It will really feel like Autumn by the weekend.

On this day in 1989….

Severe storms did damage to several houses in Albany in Delaware County.


Wet Morning In Indiana

Wet pavement for our morning rush hour in Indiana this morning. The rain started moving in to the western part of the state at about 1 this morning and now just about everyone has recieved some rain.  The rain moves along with the front and by afternoon, we’ll see some sunshine and a high of 83.

Higher heat and humidity return for the middle to end of the week, with highs in the range of temps in the upper 80s.

A stray storm is possible on Thursday, with the better chance for scattered storms arriving on Friday.

If you are looking for some cooler weather, hang in there, temperatures drop to the 70s for highs this weekend and into next week.

On this day in Central Indiana Weather History….

2003-The highest flood since March 1913 quickly struck Martinsville following heavy rain in Hendricks and Marion counties on September 1st.



The Road To Labor Day

Looks like we are not budging much in this Summer weather pattern. Even though temperatures will fluctuate the next few days, there is very little change in this patter.  This means more heat, high humidity and storm chances through at least the start of the Labor Day weekend.

There is fog in Central Indiana this morning and it looks like the wet ground and lack of wind will make visibility poor in a few spots.

Temperatures will be in the upper 80sthis afternoon.  There will be the chance for a few afternoon storms on Tuesday.

Scattered storms are in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday, with highs in the middle and upper 80s.

Looks like it will be warm and sticky at Raceway Park for the NHRA US Nationals this week and into the weekend.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
2006 : An F0 tornado touches down in northern Rush county, destroying some outbuildings.

1986 : Whitestown…Thunderstorm winds at a house blew open the back door and shattered a window. The winds then blew open the refrigerator door and emptied its contents, while a 30 pound beagle was thrown off a couch and out the front door.

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Fog Early, Storms Late

We begin with widespread fog in Indiana this morning. Visibility has been near zero in spots, especially north of Indianapolis.
Expect a mix of sun and clouds on Tuesday, with highs in the middle 80s. There is a chance for a few storms later in the day. The Storm Prediction Center has much of Indiana under a slight risk of severe weather for later today. Wednesday will be almost a repeat, with highs in the middle and upper 80s and a late day storm chances. We’ll be following storms on WTHR-TV, and the WTHR weather application for your smart phone.

Scattered storms are in the forecast for Thursday and Friday, as the higher heat and humidity continue.

Highs will be in the range of 85-90 degrees Thursday through the weekend.
On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……

2007 : Golf ball size hail and 70-80 mph winds strike the Brownsburg and Indianapolis areas.


Start Of A Warming Trend

Good morning! We have had areas of fog around Indiana this morning, but that will burn off later today. Look for highs to creep back into the 80s this afternoon with a couple of isolated thunderstorms possible.


Could we see more thunderstorms later this week? Yes.  There is potential for multiple storm complexes to pass through central Indiana on the edge of an expanding hot dome of air spreading into Indiana. It’s possible this could be one of if not the warmest stretches of the summer season so far.


There is also a chance of Indianapolis finally hitting 90 degrees for the first time this season by the end of the week.



On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1995 : A heat wave nears its end across Central Indiana…with heat index values between 100 and 115.

Storms Around The Area Today

We’re waiting on a front to move in and out of Indiana, but we’ll be waiting a while. Scattered thunderstorms are around the area this morning ahead of the front and in the middle of an unstable atmosphere. If you are headed to the Indiana State Fair, or even sending the kids out to school, pack along an umbrella or poncho.


This front, and where it moves will change little  the next several days.  It does creep southward the next 24 hours, and along with daytime heating puts widely scattered showers and storms in play for all of us today.


Computer models disagree on how quickly the front moves south. It could be a couple days before it moves out of the realm of influence, so we’ll call for at least a chance of thunderstorms into Thursday night.


On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……


1988 : Seymour…lightning struck a utility pole…traveled down the power lines and blew the rate box off of a house.


Fantastic Holiday Weekend

Friday kicked off the Memorial Day Weekend on a great note with temperatures climbing into the low 70s.  A gradual warming trend will continue through the weekend.

Temperatures will climb into the upper 70s this afternoon under mostly sunny skies.  Perfect parade weather!


It will be clear and calm tonight with overnight lows falling into the mid 50s.

The wind will begin to shift out of the southeast on Sunday, allowing more moist and warm air to arrive.  Afternoon highs will climb into the low 80s, running several degrees above normal.

If you are heading to the Indy 500, it will be sunny and dry with highs in the low 80s.  Make sure you grab the sunscreen!

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There is a chance of thunderstorms on Memorial Day afternoon.  Otherwise, it will be partly sunny with highs in the mid 80s.

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The 80s stick around through the work week, with a chance of more storms on Tuesday and Wednesday.



The ups and downs of March!

This has been a March unlike any March I can remember. Warm days, budding trees and this morning…frost! Let’s break down the weather news from today.

This has been a March unlike any March I can remember. Warm days, budding trees and this morning…frost!  Let’s break down the weather news from today.


A really cold morning today.  There was widespread frost from Indy north, northeast,and east. Richmond dropped down to 30 at one point this morning


We have a warmer trend beginning today. Highs will be in the upper 60s today and the low 70s tomorrow.


Look for rain and the possibility of thunderstorms to move into Indy after midnight and during the beginning of the morning rush hour. There is a slight risk of severe weather from Indy west late tonight and tomorrow morning.

Freeze coming!

It is a beautiful day out there but things are going to change, big time, tonight.

It is a beautiful day out there but things are going to change, big time, tonight.

Jeff Gatwood of Allisonville Nursery says an upcoming cold snap should not be strong enough to kill our plants that are now coming up.  Look for a high of 60 today, but tonight temps drop to the coldest level since March 11th.

A frost advisory will be in effect from 1 am-10 am Tuesday for Indianapolis and points west and south. From Carmel north and east, look for a freeze warning, again from 1 am until 10 am Tuesday. Not to worry – we will get back into the 70s Wednesday!