Weekend Forecast

It will be a dry Friday night, with low temperatures in the upper 40s and lower 50s.  Rain chances arrive around sunrise Saturday.  Yes, there is rain in the weekend forecast.  Right now the wettest day will be Saturday this weekend.  Here is the timeline for a rainy and cool Saturday.  Highs will only reach the upper 50s and lower 60, with rain most of the day.

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The steady rain lifts north late Saturday afternoon.  There will a few storms possible Saturday night.

Sunday will be the better of the 2 days this weekend for outdoor plans.  There will still be the chance for a few showers and storms, but it won’t rain all day Sunday.  It will be a bit milder too, with highs 65-70 degrees.

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Dry Friday, Showers & Storms for the Weekend

Highs will reach the mid 60s this afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds.

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So far this month, Indianapolis has picked up almost 5” of rain.  That’s almost 3.5” above what’s average through April 28th.

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We won’t be adding to that total today, but this weekend is a different story, so enjoy the dry time today.

Tonight will be a great night to catch the Indianapolis Indians at Victory Field.  First pitch is at 7:15pm, temps will still be in the mid 60s at that point, falling to the upper 50s and low 60s by 10pm with mostly cloudy skies.

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Overnight lows will fall to the upper 40s.  There is a slight chance for rain, that becomes more likely after midnight into tomorrow morning.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be likely on Saturday with highs in the low 60s.

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More rain and storms are in the forecast Sunday.

By Sunday night up to 1” of rain is possible.  Early next week we dry out, and pollen levels will begin to climb.

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Temperatures remain close to average next week.  The average high is 68, the average low is 47.

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Friday Forecast and Your Weekend

A tornado touched down Thursday afternoon in eastern Boone county near the Rock Bridge subdivision.  This tornado had winds near 100mph and was on the ground for about a minute, according to the National Weather Service.  It was on the ground long enough to destroy a barn and damage a couple of homes.  There were several funnel cloud reports in Boone county and at least one in Rush and Wayne counties.  We will you updated on the assessment coming from the National Weather Service.  The severe threat is over.

Skies will be partly cloud overnight, with patchy fog possible.  Your Friday forecast includes a mix of clouds and sun.  Highs will be in the middle and upper 60s for most of central Indiana.

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Rain chances return for your weekend.  If we are lucky, we get a couple of dry hours later Saturday.  There is a better chance for a few dry hours on Sunday.  We are forecasting the lower 60s on Saturday and the upper 60s on Sunday.

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Here is an early look at the timeline for rain this weekend, with FutureTrak13.

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Hit And Miss Downpours And Storms

Coverage of downpours and storms today will be significantly less than the past two, but there will be enough instability to support a few locally strong storms.

A stalled front across Central Indiana makes for a rather interesting daytime high forecast.  Areas to the far north like Peru and Marion may likely only reach 60 degrees.

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This is contrasted by near 80 degree temperatures in Seymour and Bedford.  We’re expecting highs of 70 to 75 around the Indy metro area.

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Coverage of downpours and possibly hailers will be greatest over the Indianapolis metro area between 2pm and 5pm.  Keep an eye to the sky as lightning may force outdoor activities inside.

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Any storms that develop diminish after sunset and then we shift focus to what could be a rather foggy night for some.

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Reduced visibility may impact the Friday morning commute but we’ll see at least partly sunny conditions to finish tomorrow with seasonably cool highs in the mid-60s.

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It will be a nice evening at Victory Field tomorrow as the Indianapolis Indians begin a nine game home stand.

Enjoy the dry time tomorrow as we’re still targeting a wet weekend in Central Indiana.  Rain increases by late morning Saturday and combined with an easterly wind keeps temperatures in the upper 50s to near 60 for much of the day.  Rain and storms continue Saturday night into Sunday morning… before becoming more scattered Sunday afternoon.

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Next week still looks to become unseasonably cool with temperatures 5 to 10 degrees below normal.  Have a good day – Sean Ash

Weather Change Coming

Roads are wet this morning and there is also some scattered areas of fog today . As rain moves out, we’ll see some changes during the day today.

With a warm front settling into northern today, we’re expecting rain/storm coverage to more isolated than the past two days.  This will also allow highs to be much warmer too with a southwest wind boosting temperatures into the 70s.  The exception will be our northern towns like Kokomo and Peru which will be stuck in the low to mid 60s.

Friday remains pleasantly cool and dry  with lots of sunshine. If you need to mow your yard, consider tomorrow, since rain is back in the forecast.  Look for rain to return to Central Indiana during the Saturday-Sunday time period.  A shot of cooler air moves in next week.  Temperatures in the long range outlook remain at or below average for this time of year.

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Rainy Night With Rumbles Of Thunder

Rain has arrived in Indianapolis and will be heavy at times the rest of tonight.  Though rumbles of thunder and downpour are likely, there’s just a very low chance of isolated wind gusts exceeding 55mph.  However, expect flooded roadways… especially along and south of I-70 where two day rainfall totals near four inches in spots.

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However, expect flooded roadways… especially along and south of I-70 where two day rainfall totals near four inches in spots.

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Rain should become more scattered in nature after midnight but additional downpours and/or gusty storms can be expected prior to 6am.

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Areas of dense fog and drizzle are possible for the Thursday morning… that will also feature much warmer tempeartures in the mid to upper 50s.

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With a warm front settling into northern Indiana tomorrow, we’re expecting rain/storm coverage to more isolated than the past two days.

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This will also allow highs to be much warmer too with a southwest wind boosting temperatures into the 70s.  The exception will be our far northeastern viewing area that may stay stuck in the low to mid 60s.

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Friday remains pleasantly cool and dry before rain expands across the region during the Saturday.  A shot of cooler than normal air is still in the long range cards during the May 3-6 time frame.  Have a safe evening – Sean Ash

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Another Wet And Stormy Evening Ahead

Clouds and cool air have saved Central Indiana from seeing much storm coverage so far.  However we’re expecting rain and thunder to increase this evening as a warm front moves northeast toward the Indy metro area.

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While the risk for severe weather is low… a few wind reports of 60mph and quarter-sized hail remain in play especially south-southwest of Indy where the greater instability will be.

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A period of heavy rain and gusty storms most likely impacts cities along the I-70 corridor and southward between 6pm and midnight.  Rain amounts in the heavier storms may easily exceed one inch and localized flooding is possible.

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Another round of gusty storms is possible between 3am and 6am along with areas of fog and drizzle developing by sunrise Thursday.

RAIN POTENTIAL HIGHS TOMORROW

With the front moving into northern Indiana tomorrow, we’re expecting rain/storm coverage to more isolated than the past two days.  Highs will be much warmer too with a southwest wind boosting temperatures into the 70s.

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Friday remains pleasantly cool and dry before rain expands across the region during the Saturday.  A shot of cooler than normal air is still in the long range cards during the May 3-6 time frame.  Have a safe evening – Sean Ash

Confirmed Tuesday Tornado, More Storms on the Way

The National Weather Service has completed their survey, and determined that a tornado did occur near Worthington in Greene County Tuesday evening.

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The survey found that it was an EF0 tornado with wind speeds up to 85mph.  This occurred near Worthington at 7:21pm last night.  The path width is 75 yards, and the length is .1 miles.  Barns were damaged and a piece of debris was launched 250 feet.

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We’ll be watching the radar again this afternoon.  There is a low risk for severe storms, but they are still possible late this afternoon into tonight.  Very heavy rain and frequent lightning are expected.  In terms of severe storms, damaging wind and hail will be possible.

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We’re heading for highs ranging from the 50s to the north, the 60s for the central part of our area, and the 70s to the south.  On Futuretrak13 you can see the rain and storms moving in the later we go into this afternoon and tonight.

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Overnight scattered showers and storms will end as lows drop to the mid 50s.

Tomorrow highs will warm back into the low to mid 70s.  There’s a chance for a few showers tomorrow, but for the most part, I think we’re looking at isolated activity.

Friday is the best day out of the week if you like sunshine.  We’ll start Saturday off dry, but showers and storms become likely late Saturday and will remain in the forecast Sunday.  The average high this time of year is 67, the average low is 47.

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Brief Tornado Possibly In Greene County Tuesday Evening

It appears a brief, weak tornado may have occurred in Greene County around 7:21pm Tuesday evening.  Radar data shows a velocity “couplet” near US & US at 7:17pm and a tighter couplet (green representing wind toward the radar and red away) when the tornado was reported.

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Law enforcement reports damage to a tree, some farm machinery, a barn and another building on a farm just southwest of Worthington.  Thankfully there are no injuries and it was only on the ground for a short time.

Coincidentally it was one of only three tornado reports thus far today… despite parameters significantly more favorable for tornadoes in the Central U.S.  It serves as a reminder to be weather aware even on low end risk days.

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Now the focus will be on jacket weather returning for the Wednesday morning commute as temperatures drop into the upper 40s and lower 50s.  Thankfully the clouds and cooler start will delay the onset and diminish severity of our next round of rain/storms.

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Expect mainly dry conditions until after 5pm and an overall increase in storms during Wednesday evening.  Though a few hail or wind reports are possible the storms should have more bark than bite.

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Storm coverage diminishes by Thursday morning and redevelopment Thursday afternoon may only be isolated.

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Friday remains dry before the next system looks to bring widespread rain and storms back into Central Indiana Saturday evening into Sunday.

Scattered Strong Storms This Afternoon

Good afternoon. Scattered to numerous downpours & gusty storms develop along a stalled front in Central Indiana the next few hours.

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The greatest coverage of storms will be along and especially south of I-70… where wind gusts of 60mph & quarter-sized hail will be possible.

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A Severe T’Storm Watch is up west of us for a storm complex that looks to target southwestern Indiana… possibly impacting Bloomington, Columbus, Seymour and Bedford later this evening.  A new watch may be needed later.

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High resolution “modeled” radar shows southern IL/IN & western KY taking brunt of this severe storm complex.

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But with or without this complex, scattered storms are likely for the southern half of Indiana and you’ll need to be weather aware until it passes – Sean Ash