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Muggy Today, Great Weekend!

Posted By · September 4, 2014 at 3:20 am

We start this morning out a little warm and very muggy. That’s a pattern we’ll see all day long today as our weather proves summer isn’t quite over yet.

Temperatures soar under hazy sun this afternoon.  Highs around 88 in many areas and heat indices should be well into the 90s.  We will keep it dry today, but storms will dive into northern Indiana later today.

A better chances of rain and storms arrive Friday, but not before highs likely hit 90 degrees.  The hot, humid air feeds heavy downpours and lightning Friday afternoon into early Saturday morning.

The big story this weekend remains the return of refreshing air.  Highs Saturday and Sunday will only be in the 70s, and lows Sunday morning drop into the 40s and 50s!  We’ll enjoy a pleasant stretch from late Saturday into Tuesday afternoon.

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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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Fog, Heat And Storms

Posted By · August 25, 2014 at 3:12 am

It is a muggy, warm start to the day and in many areas we’re seeing fog this morning.  This will all be followed by hazy sunshine and a slight storm chance tonight.  Highs will top out at 89 but some towns could see 90 for the first time this year.  Try and stay cool, because heat indices will be in the 90s to near 100 in spots.

Better storm chances arrive Monday night into Tuesday.  There is the potential for multiple rounds of storms Tuesday… both in the early morning and afternoon.  Another 1-3″+ rainfall is possible for some depending on the track and coverage of storms.  This marks another unsettled stretch that brings daily chances of heavy storms as Indiana remains on the edge of the hot dome.

The rest of the week looks almost like Central Florida with daily chances for thunderstorms and highs in the mid 80s. We’ll keep you covered during the day on WTHR TV and WTHR.com.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1887 : At Indianapolis, the record low temperature for the date is set at 49 degrees.


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A Few Showers

Posted By · August 13, 2014 at 10:27 pm

A weak disturbance in the atmosphere is triggering a few showers Wednesday night north and east of Indianapolis.  With the cooler air in place across central Indiana, it isn’t taking much to squeeze out a few showers.  This disturbance will move south of Indianapolis on Thursday.  Most of our area will be dry, with a mix of sun and clouds and highs 75-80 degrees.  There will be just a couple of showers possible on Thursday especially south of Indianapolis.  Here is the timeline with Futuretrak13.

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Some Weekend Rain

Posted By · August 8, 2014 at 3:30 am

It is already a wet morning rush hour for many parts of Indiana. As the day progresses, most of the heaviest rain amounts will be south of Indianapolis. Clouds, waves of showers and locally heavy storms keeps high temperatures in the mid 70s… about 10 degrees below average.
The Red Bull Moto GP takes place this weekend at the Motor Speedway with times of rain and thunderstorms.Not looking for all day rains but be prepared during the next few days.
Rain amounts of 1-2″ will be common in the southern half of Indiana by Sunday morning. Totals should mostly be below 1″ in northern Indiana where drier air at the onset will lower totals. We’re expecting cooler than normal temperatures much of next week.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1991 : Pine Village…A tornado touches down near Pine Village and damages buildings at a farm.


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Storms Around The Area Today

Posted By · August 5, 2014 at 3:30 am

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.


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Update On Severe Storm Potential

Posted By · July 27, 2014 at 2:21 pm

***Severe Storm Watch Northern Indiana / Tornado Watch Far Eastern Indiana Until 9pm***


The Tornado Watch includes Richmond, Connersville and Brookville… and the Severe Thunderstorm Watch includes Monticello, Marion and Peru.  At time of this posting (2:15pm) there was no immediate threat of severe weather.


But widely scattered strong to severe storms have developed along a cold front in Illinois and will impact central Indiana this afternoon this sharp cold front moves across the state.  All modes of severe weather are in play, but damaging wind and lightning appear to main threats.



Though the eastern half of Indiana is technically under the Slight Risk… we believe severe storms are possible in western Indiana too.


FutureTrak13 shows the linear nature of the storms moving across the state with strong wind gust and hail potential.


Storms will quickly diminish by 10pm as the front races out of the state and delivers the much advertised fall air mass.  Near record cold temperatures will be possible Monday into Wednesday morning, with temperature anomalies of 10 to 20 degrees.


Stay weather aware this evening until we give the all clear.

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Crisp And Cool Change

Posted By · July 24, 2014 at 3:05 am

It is a crisp and cool morning in Indiana. Kroger Super Weekend at The Brickyard begins today with some of the nations best sports cars in competition at the Speedway. It will be beautiful and unseasonably cool with a high of only 78. Friday will also be nice before an unsettled set up arrives for Brickyard 400 qualifying and the race itself.

Latest computer guidance suggests a round of showers and storms late Friday night into Saturday morning as hot air expands into the state. Highs Saturday will top out in the upper 80s and heat indices near 100. Additional storms are likely Saturday night into Sunday morning , so we will be watching the radar closely on Brickyard 400 Race Day.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1976 : In northern Knox county, hail was reported to be “as big as your thumb”.



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