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Jul
08

Storms Around Today

Posted By · July 8, 2014 at 3:24 am

Good morning!

We are watching Doppler 13 radar this morning. There is a slight risk of severe weather south of I 70 but everyone has a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms today. Looks like there will be wet pavement for many Hoosiers driving to work this morning.
Less humid air arrives tonight , and the Indianapolis Indians should get there game in with no problem. Look for sunny, pleasant conditions Wednesday into Friday afternoon. Lows may drop into the 50s Thursday morning and highs in the 70s look likely for a few days.

Warmer, humid air builds in for the weekend and may trigger new storms beginning as early as Friday night. However…there should be plenty of dry hours this weekend too.severeriskextended

 

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Jul
07

Warming Up, Storms Around Today

Posted By · July 7, 2014 at 4:28 am

Another week and another change. Look for scattered thunderstorms around the area today. One computer model suggests an inch of rain could fall in some parts of Indiana, including Indianapolis the next couple of days. A cold front is slowly moving through the Midwest. The Chicago area gets very wet early this morning as does much of Northern Indiana.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed us in a slight risk of severe weather today. With tropical air in place, areas of heavy rain are likely in any storms that develop. An unsettled pattern remains in place Tuesday with storms likely and more heavy rain to start the day. We really could use a little rain, some of our corn and bean farmers, especially south of Indianapolis have actually been irrigating the past few days.

By Wednesday, look for cooler and drier air to wedge into the state. Temperatures only top out in the upper 70s Wednesday.

 

n This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1915 : Terre Haute…1.3 inches of rain fell in just 10 minutes.

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Jul
02

Good Days Ahead

Posted By · July 2, 2014 at 3:31 am

The good weather is arriving today. As you head out the door, you’ll notice temperatures a little cooler and the humidity slowly dropping during the day.

Even cooler air hits Thursday morning when lows dip in the 50s!  You’ll be able to open the windows and turn off the A/Cs for a few days.  This is perfect timing for the 4th of July which still looks picture perfect. Make plans not to spend the 4th outside with friends and family!  Sunny and 70s Friday with a repeat performance Saturday.

If holiday travel takes you to the east coast, keep an eye on the developing storm off the Florida Coast. We’ll be watching it for you and reporting it’s progress on WTHR-TV.

Heat builds Sunday into the early next week.  Our highs will reach the upper 80s to near 90 degrees. Looks like a little bit of everything for everybody.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1978 : A tornado moves from West Lafayette into Lafayette damaging roofs and trees.

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Jun
27

Heading Into A Warm Weekend

Posted By · June 27, 2014 at 7:57 am

It is a warm and sticky morning and later today some thunderstorms will pop into the picture, in fact this is the same type of weather scenario that will play out into the next few days.

Saturday morning we start off dry, but will see more activity dot the radar by Saturday afternoon.

In the 7 day forecast we warm up for the weekend with a daily chance of showers and storms. As of right now we are not expecting widespread severe weather. We will continue to monitor the forecast as we warm up to 90 and the storms pop on the radar over the next 7 days.
Long range forecasts look cooler heading into the fourth of July.

...ON THIS DATE IN CENTRAL INDIANA WEATHER HISTORY...

1993  SEVERAL INCHES OF HAIL COVERED THE GROUND IN PARKE
      COUNTY WITH DRIFTS OF 1 TO 2 FEET.  A 4-WHEEL DRIVE COUNTY
      HIGHWAY TRUCK HAD TO BE PULLED OUT OF A DRIFT.  THE NEXT
      MORNING HAIL STILL COVERED THE GROUND IN THE GUION AREA.
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Jun
26

Good Day Today

Posted By · June 26, 2014 at 4:10 am
  A more serene summer day today as temperatures warm up into the mid 80s. The afternoon breeze out of the north means we won’t be dealing with oppressive humidity, but overall a nice day.
Look for temperatures to drop into the 70s tonight for the Jimmy Buffett concert at Klipsch Music Center this evening.

We are tracking a return to higher heat and humidity and scattered afternoon storm chances this weekend. The weekend will not be a wash-out, but watch for a few spotty storms later Saturday and again Sunday afternoon/evening. Highs will be in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees Friday through the weekend.

 

THIS DAY IN CENTRAL INDIANA HISTORY

 

1973 : A tornado severely damages a trailer court in Daleville. The same tornado damages homes in Yorktown and Muncie.

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Jun
25

Humid Day Today

Posted By · June 25, 2014 at 4:24 am

The National Weather Service confirmed an EF1 tornado struck an area near Plainfield and lifted as it entered the Cameron Meadows subdivision last night. We have full coverage of the situation today on WTHR-TV.    In the meantime, look for very humid conditions and that has led to widespread fog this morning around the area. Much of today will be dry and warm.  Highs Wednesday will be back in the mid to upper 80s, with only an isolated chance of a late day shower or storm.

 

The updated Skytrak13 seven day forecast shows a daily chance a shower or storm… but there will be more dry than wet hours and the focus shifts to hot air building into the weekend.  Expect upper 80s and lower 90s Saturday and Sunday with heat indices in the upper 90s to near 100.

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Jun
23

Summer Heat, Humidity

Posted By · June 23, 2014 at 7:33 am

Summer is officially here and so is the warm up. Officially, we have not had any 90 degree days in Indianapolis and we probably won’t reach that mark this week, but we will be close. Look for a warm day today with the temperatures warming to the upper 80s this afternoon. A new round of isolated to scattered storms are possible during the heat of the day and tonight. An area of low pressure will track along the I-70 corridor Tuesday and deliver widespread showers and heavy storms. Between now and Wednesday some areas will see another one to two inches or more. It’s already been a wet June as most cities have eclipsed the monthly average (4.25? in Indianapolis) for rainfall already.

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Jun
19

Active Pattern Means Puddling & Ponding

Posted By · June 19, 2014 at 2:53 am

A really wet start to our day early this morning as thunderstorms rolled through much of Indiana. At one point, after midnight, more than .70″ of rain fell in the Metro area, especially just north of Indianapolis. Another couple rounds of this kind of thing could occur during the day. In fact with our heat bubble now expanding into the Ohio Valley, it won’t take much to trigger off thunderstorms during the next few days.

I don’t think we will reach 90 today, but we will get close. In fact look for scattered thunderstorm chances, pretty much daily until Monday. Temperatures stay above the average high of 83 until Tuesday when our highs will drop into the low 80′s. I will have more on this during the morning, Nicole Misencik has the latest update at noon.

Remember you can always get the latest weather at wthr.com and the WTHR weather app.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1980 : Beanblossom…Severe thunderstorm winds overturn campers (vehicles) at a campground.

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