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Jul
21

Heat Comes Back!

Posted By · July 21, 2014 at 3:17 am

So you say you are tired of the cooler than average weather and want to see a return to the heat:  Well, it looks like the heat and humidity is back for awhile in Indianapolis. We’re looking for highs to reach the upper 80s today and possibly 90 tomorrow. We’ll keep the storms out until sometime during the day Wednesday.

 

Indianapolis’ streak of sub-90 degree days is up to 314.  There is a chance of snapping the streak tomorrow when temperatures make a run at that elusive number.  If we don’t hit 90 it will certainly feel like with heat indices well into the 90s.  If we miss 90 degrees Tuesday the streak may continue well past this weekend.  Long range guidance suggesting another unseasonably cool air mass arriving July 28-30.

 

We’ll cool back down to the 70s Thursday and then, another jump up, with temps in the mid 80s for the Brickyard 400 Sunday. Remember, our complete coverage begins bright and early at 5 am Sunday morning.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1985 : 16 inch diameter trees were blown down in severe thunderstorm winds east of Mooresville.

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Jul
18

Good Weekend Ahead!

Posted By · July 18, 2014 at 3:18 am

Another cool morning in Indiana but it looks like the warming trend continues from late today into next week.  Temperatures this morning though warrant a jacket or long sleeved shirt.

Look for a mixture of sun and clouds and a high around 78 later today..  The warm-up will continue into the weekend.  The clouds will be associated with a weather system that is forecast to move just to our south. Don’t rule out an isolated shower tomorrow but overall we are looking at a pretty dry weather pattern into next week.

As for Monday and the period into next week,  high temperatures will climb into the lower and middle 80s this weekend and into the middle and upper 80s early next week.

ON THIS DATE IN CENTRAL INDIANA WEATHER HISTORY

1975 : An area of hail swept across parts of Lafayette and surrounding areas. 50 percent of the corn crop was killed in a few localized areas.

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Jul
17

Cool Now, Warmer Later Today

Posted By · July 17, 2014 at 3:27 am

Another cool start this morning with temperatures, in some cases, even cooler than yesterday. Things will change though.

Sunshine stays with us all day in our forecast, with highs in the middle 70s.
If you are headed to the Indiana Fever tonight, temps will drop into the 60s, making it a beautiful night to go to downtown Indianapolis. This will be the beginning of a gradual warming trend. Highs on Friday will be in the upper 70s, with more sunshine.

The 80s are back for the weekend. Right now we have most of the weekend dry. It is possible that we could get a Sunday storm as a we’ll see a weather system to our south. If it gets close enough, there will be the chance for rain. .

It will be warm and more humid early next week, with highs in the middle and upper 80s. There are better rain chances next week too.DaypartIndianaFeverextended

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Jul
16

From Near Record Lows to a Gradual Warming Trend

Posted By · July 16, 2014 at 3:47 pm
Temperatures right now are in the upper 60s and lower 70s.  There will be clouds this evening, but then clearing skies are in the forecast.
It will be another cool night across central Indiana.  Forecast lows are in the upper 40s and lower 50s.  These numbers are near record levels.  The record is 51 in 1976.  Skies will be mostly clear overnight.
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Sunshine is in the Thursday forecast, with highs in the middle 70s.  This will be the beginning of a gradual warming trend.  Highs on Friday will be in the upper 70s, with more sunshine.

The 80s are back for the weekend.  Right now we have most of the weekend dry.  Some of the latest analysis hints at a weather system to our south.  If it gets close enough, there will be the chance for rain.  We include that slight chance for Sunday, but most of the weekend will be dry and warmer.

It will be warm and more humid early next week, with highs in the middle and upper 80s.  There are better rain chances next week too.

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Jul
16

The Chill Continues!

Posted By · July 16, 2014 at 3:20 am

A chilly morning as temps have dropped into the low 70s. Later today our high will top out at only 71 degrees, tying the record for the coldest maximum temperature for the date. That mark was established back in 1917!

 

We’re not ruling out a stray shower or sprinkle today, bu most of us won’t see a drop.  By Thursday we will see sunny conditions from start to finish and milder temperatures after near record lows Thursday morning.

 

A new upper level disturbance will get closer to us this wekend giving us at least a chance for showers Sunday.  Long range indicators suggest a return to typical summer heat early next week.

 

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1977 : Severe thunderstorms move across Central Indiana. Downed trees caused damage to cars in downtown Indianapolis.

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Jul
15

July Or September?

Posted By · July 15, 2014 at 3:32 am

 

Wow! A cool, crisp morning is a sign that we won’t warm up too much today. In fact, our high of 71 means that we will be only 1 degree above the coldest high temperature for the date in Indy history, which was 70 back in 1987!

 

Though much of today and Wednesday are dry, instability clouds and spotty showers will develop under the cold air aloft and jet stream trough responsible the taste of fall.

 

Look for a pretty quiet week ahead with slow warming and highs returning to the low 80s this weekend. Have a great day!  Chuck Lofton

n This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1936 : Indianapolis…the high temperature reached 103 degrees. This marks the 9th consecutive day the temperature reached 100 degrees, which is the longest such stretch in city history.

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Jul
10

Another Great Day In Indiana!

Posted By · July 10, 2014 at 3:15 am

Another fantastic day is coming in Central Indiana. Look for temps to stay in the 70s most of the day with an eventual high of 80. Lower humidity is on tap again today.

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I’m thrilled to be hosting the 1st concert of the Animals And All That Jazz series at the Indianapolis Zoo tonight. Come on  down and enjoy the weather and the sounds of the Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra. Great night for fun!

Jim
Friday will be much of the same with hazy sun and warm highs in the lower 80s.  A chance of some thunderstorms moves in Saturday, but it doesn’t look like anything that should prompt you to cancel weekend plans.
Overall storm chances do look higher Sunday into Monday as a cold front moves into Indiana.
This front will deliver unseasonably cool air next week, with temperatures looking to be a good 10-15 degrees below normal Tuesday into Thursday.

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Jul
09

Milder Air is Here

Posted By · July 9, 2014 at 4:18 pm
Milder weather has arrived and it will last for the next couple of days.
Highs Wednesday were in the upper 70s and lower 80s.  Once the sun sets, it will turn cooler.  Forecast lows are forecast in the range of 55-60 degrees.  Skies will be clear overnight and there is sunshine in the Thursday forecast.
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The day will start in the upper 50s.  Temperatures will be in the lower 70s by noon and forecast highs are near 80 degrees.
There is lots of sunshine in the forecast for Thursday and Friday.  Futuretrak 13 is clear through Friday evening.
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There is a complex of storms that we will watch closely Friday night and early Saturday.  If is holds together, we may need to dodge some rain early Saturday.  The weekend will not be a washout, but it won’t be completely dry either.  A few more storms are possible on Sunday.  Highs this weekend will be in the lower and middle 80s and it will be more humid too.
The SkyTrak 13 7 day forecast has rain chances through Monday and much cooler air arriving by Wednesday.
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