Few Friday Showers and 80s in the 7 Day Forecast

Clouds will continue to increase overnight.  Friday will be cloudy, with highs 65-70 degrees.  A good part of Friday will be dry, but the chance for a few showers arrives by late afternoon.

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This is a tricky weather system that we are tracking for the end of Friday and the start of the weekend.

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The system looks to be slowing down.  If it does slow down over central Indiana, there will be rain chances through Friday night and into early Saturday afternoon.  We are watching this one closely.  If you have outdoor plans on Saturday, stay tuned for updates.  Sunday will be the sunny and warm day this weekend, with highs in the middle and upper 70s.

We will be near 80 degrees on Monday and in the 80s Tuesday through Thursday next week.  Storm chances are in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday.

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From Sun To Showers

If you like sunny and 70 degree weather then you’ll agree the best weather in the country is across Central Indiana today.  It’s certainly a welcomed change after what’s been a cooler and wetter than normal May.

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Pleasant, clear conditions continue this evening with comfortable temperatures in the 60s.  High clouds increase after midnight and hint of expected changes ahead for Friday.  You’ll notice considerably more cloud cover tomorrow… though much of the day will be dry.

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We’ve mentioned this system over Texas all week as a potential rain-maker to Central Indiana.  While its core likely stays closer to the Ohio River the next 48 hours… we’ll definitely get clouds Friday along with the possibility of a showery period beginning tomorrow afternoon.

THURSDAY EARLY THURSDAY AFTERNOON

We continue to advertise shower chances in the afternoon and evening with highs in the mid to upper 60s.  The area with the greatest chance of seeing showers will be along and especially south of I-70.  Shower chances continue Friday night into predawn Saturday, but otherwise we’re staring down a great weekend for qualifying of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.

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Shower chances continue Friday night into predawn Saturday, but otherwise we’re staring down a great weekend for qualifying of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.

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Sunday is the brighter of the two days this weekend with highs in the mid-70s.  Summer-like heat builds next week with highs in the 80s.  But the increased warmth brings storm chances mid-week that may linger into race weekend.  Stay tuned – Sean Ash

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Beautiful Thursday

We are off to a beautiful start today and with a mild east wind, the stage is set for a fantastic day as we stay rain free and the sun shines. The Indians play a morning game at Victory Field and weather should be wonderful.  Arguably some of the best weather across the country will be in Central Indiana with sunshine and highs Daypartnear 70!
The center of a late-week approaching system should stay south of Central Indiana… but some clouds will creep up tomorrow.  Rain is a possibility Friday but it’s mainly south and mainly in the evening.
As this system moves east we set the stage for great Indy 500 qualifying weekend.  Highs near 70 Saturday and climb into the mid-70s Sunday with sunny skies for racing fans.
All long range signals next week continue to point toward a pattern swing to deliver unseasonably warm highs in the 80s.

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Finally Drying Out

Sunshine and a pleasant breeze are just what the doctor ordered in what’s been a rather cloudy, wet month of May.  Rainfall amounts this month are nearly a half-inch above normal and the spring season rainfall surplus is over 3″ since March 1st.

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So it’s nice to finally dry out with a pleasant northeasterly breeze and afternoon temperatures in the mid and upper 60s.  Temperatures will quickly cool down after sunset.

Under a clear sky overnight lows fall into the lower 40s by sunrise Thursday.

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The Indianapolis Indians have a another early 1st pitch Thursday at 11:05am.  Pack your sunglasses and enjoy a great day at Victory Field.

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Arguably some of the best weather across the country will be in Central Indiana with sunshine and highs near 70!  That offers the perfect backdrop for practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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The center of a late-week approaching system should stay south of Central Indiana… but it’s cloud field likely increases across the region Friday.  We’re still going to mention the possibility of showers with this feature with the highest chances in southern Indiana.

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Definitely check back for updates as it’s possible this system could come farther north to require high rain chances/coverage later Friday into early Saturday morning.

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This low should depart to our east to set the stage for great Indy 500 qualifying weekend.  Highs near 70 Saturday and climb into the mid-70s Sunday with a good dose of sunshine.

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All long range signals next week continue to point toward a pattern swing to deliver unseasonably warm highs in the 80s.  The warm up however comes with storm chances by mid-week.  Have a great evening – Sean Ash

Some Dry Days Ahead

Soggy and cool sums up  Tuesday across central Indiana.  Rain stays in the forecast through Tuesday night too.  We aren’t forecasting the rain chances to end until 11pm.  The rain ends and patchy fog forms overnight, with lows in the upper 40s.

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Patchy fog will lift by mid-morning Wednesday.  There will be a mix of clouds and sun on Wednesday afternoon, with highs in the middle 60s.  There is a slight chance for an afternoon or evening pop-up shower.

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We have sunshine and 70 degrees in the Thursday forecast.

We are still tracking a developing weather system for Friday.  Our latest analysis hints at the heaviest rain staying south.  We will keep the chance for a few showers in the Friday forecast, but we have taken rain out of the weekend forecast.  We have also bummed the temperatures up for the weekend.  We will be in the lower 70s on Saturday.  Sunday will be mainly sunny with highs in the middle 70s.

This will be the beginning of a warming trend that will linger into early next week.

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Dry Evening Before Rainy Night

It’s been a decent afternoon in Central Indiana with filtered sunshine and temperatures mainly in the 60s.

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Though clouds continue to increase, we’re expecting a mainly dry evening with only sprinkles possible by the end of the Indians first home game in over a week.  Layer up however as temperatures settle into the 50s by first pitch at 7:05pm.

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Rain increases area-wide after midnight and becomes likely by the Tuesday morning commute.  Thought it not be too heavy… the combination of clouds, rain, and a northeasterly wind makes for rather raw conditions tomorrow.

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Rain amounts by early Wednesday morning range from .10″ up north to nearly 1″+ down south.  This is not welcomed news for area farmers needed to get into their fields… a tough chore this month due to frequent rains.

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The area dries out Tuesday night and sets the stage for pleasant conditions Wednesday and Thursday.  Enjoy the dry time as yet another rain-maker is poised to drench the Ohio Valley Friday into Saturday morning.

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Compared to the output analyzed yesterday… operational runs of the GFS & European models are a bit faster.  Bad news for Fast Friday at IMS, but this possibly less coverage around for qualifying Saturday.

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However it still appears afternoon storms will dot Central Indiana Saturday and a slight chance of precipitation Sunday.  This will definitely change to please check back for updates – Sean Ash

A Bit Warmer Today, More Rain Coming This Week

A brighter and warmer afternoon in Central Indiana, but temperatures remain well below normal with highs in the 50s today.  This sets the stage for another chilly night in the 30s with areas of frost in spots by sunrise Monday.  It’s a good idea to protect plants if you want to ensure they survive.

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A chilly but bright start expected Monday before clouds increase by late morning.  Highs tomorrow reach the lower 60s before rain spreads across Central Indiana Monday evening into Tuesday morning.

MONDAY MORNING

Practice for the 100th Indianapolis 500 begins tomorrow and they should be able to get some laps in before rain arrives.  You’ll want to take a jacket to the track if you’re heading out.

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Your Indianapolis Indians return to Victory Field Monday evening with rain chances possible by the 7th inning stretch.  Tuesday looks rather wet with some thunder possible.

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Clouds and rain keep highs in the 50s Tuesday before we’re back to dry weather mid-week.  Wednesday, Thursday and the first part of Friday look pleasant.

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As of now it appears unsettled next weekend for qualifications and Pole Day with a chance of rain/storms Saturday and Sunday.  Check back with plenty of changes expected to the forecast between now and then – Sean Ash

Frosty Start Sunday, Better Next Week

It was a blustery May day with temperatures struggling to climb into the upper 40s and low 50s. Breezy winds kept wind chill values in the upper 30s and low 40s. The clouds have been hanging tough but they will start to scatter later this evening. Temperatures will fall quickly overnight, falling into the low to mid 30s. The record of 35 degrees set back in 1973, could be tied or broken Sunday morning.

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Patchy frost is likely too, with much of north central Indiana under a Frost Advisory overnight. Be sure to cover you sensitive plants and flowers.

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Sunday will still be unseasonably cool but sunny. Afternoon highs will climb into the upper 50s with breezy winds out of the west-northwest.

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A gradual warm up moves in during the work week. Monday will be cool with highs in the low 60s under mostly sunny skies.

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Clouds will increase Monday night and showers and thunderstorms will be possible Monday night through Tuesday afternoon.

Temperatures finally climb back into the low 70s by the end of the work week.

The Indianapolis 500 Qualifications are next Saturday and right now, there is a slight chance of rain.

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Cloudy, Breezy, Chilly Today, Brighter Sunday

It will be unseasonably cool this weekend with temperatures running 15 to 20 degrees below mid-May normal averages.  It will remain cloudy today with breezy winds out of the northwest.  Winds will gust around 25 mph and the air temperatures will only rebound into the low 50s.  That is normally our average low for this time of year.  It will FEEL like the low to mid 40s today.  There is a chance of a few sprinkles too.

SATURDAY NOON

It will be a chilly but fun afternoon for the 500 Festival Kids Day at Monument Circle from 12noon to 4pm.  Dress the kids for the chilly conditions.

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It will be breezy at the track too for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis.  The race officially starts at 3:50pm and temperatures will be in the low 50s.

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A gradual clearing moves in tonight.  Layer up for the concerts at White River State Park and at Klipsch Music Center.  This evening, temperatures will be in the mid to low 40s.  Temperatures will eventually tumble into the upper 30s Sunday morning.  The record for Sunday is 35 degrees set in 1973.  Patchy frost is likely.

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Sunday will be brighter and a bit warmer too.  Temperatures will rebound into the upper 50s with breezy winds out of the northwest.

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Temperatures will remain below normal through most of the work week.

MONDAY HIGH

There is a chance of rain late Monday night with showers and thunderstorms becoming likely on Tuesday.

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Friday Night Rain and Weekend Chill

Your Friday evening will be dry until about 11pm.  Our weather pattern changes dramatically overnight.  We are timing rain chances from 11pm Friday through 7am Saturday.  We are tracking a cold front that will bring the rain to central Indiana.  We are forecasting that front to arrive very early Saturday morning.  Along with the rain, there will be some strong winds.  Here is the timeline for rain with FutureTrak13.

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A few lingering showers are possible east and northeast of Indianapolis on Saturday.  For the rest of central Indiana, it will be mainly cloudy, breezy and cold.  Temperatures will only be in upper 40s and lower 50 Saturday afternoon.

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Winds are forecast WNW 20mph.  Take the coat to Kids Day and Rookie Run on Monument Circle and to the Angie’s List Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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The coldest part of the weekend will be Sunday morning.  We are forecasting temperatures in the upper 30s early Sunday.  It will be cold enough for some patchy frost.  Sunday will be partly cloudy and still chilly.  Highs will be in the range of 55-60 degrees.

WEEKEND

It will stay cool through the start of next week too, with highs in the lower 60s on Monday and Tuesday.  Rain and storms are back in the forecast for Tuesday.  Some of the longer range analysis hints at some dry and mild weather for the end of next week.  We will keep you updated.

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