It turned into a stormy Friday night with winds as strong as 65 mph, hail as large as golf balls, and flooding rain. The rain moves out for the weekend with the exception of an isolated instability shower possible Saturday midday to afternoon.
Rain totals were impressive in parts of Central Indiana – including Indianapolis where our Lucas Oil Stadium WeatherBug station picked up around 1 1/4″!
The weekend brings cool, blustery weather with northwest winds 10-20 and gusts to 30 mph on Saturday with unseasonably cool highs in the low 60s. That paves the way for a chilly Sunday morning with lows in the low 40s in town, 30s in outlying areas. Tailgaters will need the jackets before the game Sunday. Monday morning could bring the coldest air yet, with the city falling into the upper 30s and outlying spots in the low to mid 30s! Expect patchy frost and the outside chance in some of the coolest spots for a “first freeze” of the season. We warm up Tuesday through Friday with chances of rain (especially for the southern half of the state) each day.
Finally, if you’re a fan of the Discovery Channel show “Storm Chasers,” you might be interested to know that Reed Timmer’s “Dominator” chase vehicle is in town. It’s on a publicity tour and ironically got caught in the middle of the storms Friday night. Since The Dominator is built to withstand winds of more than 200 mph, it cruised right through the storms to visit me at Channel 13. If you’d like to see the tornado chase vehicle up close for yourself, it will be at Pearson Ford on Michigan Road in Zionsville Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Then at 2pm The Dominator heads a little south down Michigan Road to Bill Estes Chevrolet for more meeting and greeting. It’s a free event and you can chat with Jimmy (pictured) about his adventures on the show as the driver of the Dominator.
Take care and “Happy Fall!” (which starts at 10:49 am Saturday),