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The Indianapolis metro area and points east are under a Tornado Watch until 8pm.  Though we believe the threat for severe weather will be over well before then.  Our thinking remains the same regarding the greatest risk area to be east of Indy… and includes cities like Muncie, Rushville, Richmond and Greensburg. We also believe damaging wind […]

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May
11

Damaging Wind Threat Increasing For Eastern Indiana

By · May 11, 2015 at 12:55 pm

As discussed in the late morning blog… less cloud cover, greater heating and higher instability puts eastern Indiana in higher risk area of severe storms this afternoon. Accordingly the Storm Prediction Center upped the ante for severe wind (>=58mph) to a 30% probability fore areas east of the Indianapolis metro area.  Though it should be noted […]

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May
11

Update On Severe Storm Potential

By · May 11, 2015 at 11:13 am

Thus far the forecast is on target and it’s becoming clearer that the eastern side of Indiana has the higher chance of strong to severe storms this afternoon.  This is due to less cloud cover, greater heating and higher atmospheric instability later today. Residual cloud cover, showers and storms from an overnight storm complex limit […]

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May
11

Stormy Start To The Week

By · May 11, 2015 at 3:26 am

Looks like we will see periods of thunderstorms today. Early afternoon through early evening are the best times for thunder and lightning. The Storm Prediction Center has us under a slight risk for severe weather. Right now, the biggest weather risk is lightning and heavy rain…with tornado chances relatively low. Stay weather aware Monday and […]

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May
10

Line Of Gusty Storms Heading Toward Indiana

By · May 10, 2015 at 8:13 pm

We continue to monitor a line of strong to marginally severe storms in Central Illinois that’s moving toward Indiana between 35-40mph.  Thus far wind gust reports have been in the 40-55mph range.  While widespread severe wind is not anticipated… a localized severe gust is possible in western Indiana before the line weakens. The weakened leftovers […]

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May
10

Gusty Storms Tonight With Severe Potential Monday

By · May 10, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Happy Mother’s Day and the sixth straight day in the 80s!  This marks only the 7th time on record with a six day or more streak in the 80s during May 1-10 for Indianapolis… and the first occurrence since 2001. Despite isolated downpours we ‘ve enjoyed a lot of dry weather today, though cloud cover […]

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Happy Mother’s Day! You will have to dodge showers and scattered thunderstorms today but no severe weather is expected. It will be warm and muggy again with temperatures climbing to near 80 degrees. Yesterday was the 5th day in a row of 80 plus degree temperatures . The streak will likely come to an end […]

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May
09

More Storms Likely Mother’s Day

By · May 9, 2015 at 5:05 pm

Another complex of showers and storms is likely this evening.  Heavy downpours and lightning will be likely.  It will be mostly cloudy overnight with mild temperatures.   Lows will only fall into the mid 60s.    You’ll likely have to dodge more storms on Mother’s Day too.  It now looks like the best chance of storms […]

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