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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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Thunderstorms Around Today

Posted By · July 23, 2014 at 3:04 am

DaypartWe begin this morning with scattered thunderstorms moving from north to south in Indiana. At this point we aren’t looking for severe weather. Actually, we can use some rain. Only .94″ of rain has fallen this month in Indianapolis and many of our yards are browning up a bit.

The cold front moves south of us late today and that will mean a much better day ahead tomorrow, as far as humidity is concerned.

Thursday looks like a fine day with sunshine and highs in the mid-70s.  Our coolest temperatures happen Thursday night into Friday morning when many drop into the 50s.  Friday will be warmer as highs near 80.

We could have a rather active weekend with a stalled front over Indy this weekend. It could bring a chance for storms for the running of the Brickyard.


On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1989 : Flash flooding closes roads in Randolph and Madison counties, and floods homes in Randolph county.


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A 90 Degree Day?

Posted By · July 22, 2014 at 3:22 am

Some of you have already reached 90 this year. In Indianapolis though, we haven’t seen that temperature since September 11, 2013. We should have a real shot at reaching 90 today. Not only will the heat return but the humidity will make a comeback as well.
Wednesday will start dry.  A system will move in  that will bring rain and a few storms to central Indiana later Wednesday.  A few storms could be strong.

Milder air returns for the end of the week.  Highs will be in the mid 70s Thursday and near 80 on Friday.

This weekend is Brickyard 400 weekend.  Temperatures will be in the 80s on Saturday and Sunday.  Right now there is a chance for rain too.  At this point scattered showers and thunderstorms look possible on Race Day. This is more like the type of weather one would expect for a NASCAR race in late July!

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
2008 : Rushville…Severe thunderstorm winds down many trees, including an 80 ft. tall pine.


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