Amber Hardwick joined the FOX59 team in March 2018 as the weekend morning meteorologist. Amber was born and raised in Speedway, IN and takes a lot of pride in being a Sparkplug! Becoming a broadcast meteorologist in Indianapolis has been Amber’s dream since she was in third grade. She is thrilled to join the team and to forecast the weather in her hometown. Before arriving to FOX59, Amber was a meteorologist for WLFI in West Lafayette, IN.

At a young age, Amber was terrified of thunderstorms, but her fear turned into a life-long passion. She graduated from Ball State University with a B.S. degree in operational meteorology and climatology. While at Ball State, Amber was an executive board member of the Ball State Storm Chase Team and she also participated in a storm chasing summer course. The class involved chasing severe storms in the Great Plains for nearly two weeks!

Amber enjoys outdoor activities, running in 5Ks and walking her dog. She also likes to bake desserts when she has free time. Amber and her husband, Nick, are looking forward to living closer to family and friends in the Indianapolis area.


Recent Articles
  • Chance for rain and storms through the weekend

    Indianapolis broke the above average high temperature streak yesterday with a high of 73°. The high yesterday tied our average for the date. Temperatures this afternoon will likely rise back into the upper 70s, which is four degrees above normal for May 19. Much needed rain has arrived to central Indiana as well. Indianapolis received 0.55” of rain within the last 24 hours, making the total for the month 0.97”. Rain totals are still trending below normal for the month […]

  • Becoming more comfortable today; rain returns this weekend

    We are kicking off Wednesday with calm and mild weather conditions across the state. Lows this morning will fall into the upper 50s and lower 60s. Weak high pressure over northern Indiana is allowing for mostly clear skies this morning and it will help keep much of the area dry for today. Temperatures this afternoon will rise a few degrees more than yesterday. However, the air will feel more comfortable and less humid today, making it the pick of the […]

  • Isolated rain on Wednesday; above average warmth continues

    It is a warm and muggy start to Wednesday with lingering showers on Live Guardian Radar this morning. An occasional shower will be possible through the morning commute with lows dropping into mid-60s. A washout is not expected today, but an umbrella may be needed at times because of the isolated storm chances throughout the morning and afternoon. Most of the rain will likely remain south of the Indianapolis area today with highs near 80° across central Indiana. Highs this […]

  • Heating up for the weekend

    There were a couple showers north of Indianapolis on Guardian Radar this morning. An occasional shower will be possible through the first half of the day, mainly for areas north of downtown Indy. Mostly cloudy to partly cloudy skies are expected through midday as a slow-moving warm front travels over the state. The boundary will result in hot and humid weather conditions through the afternoon. Highs will soar into the upper 80s today, which is two degrees shy of the […]

  • A break from showers this Thursday

    Central Indiana is drying out this Thursday morning after scattered showers and thunderstorms traveled over the state last night. Areas of fog also developed around Indianapolis and surrounding cities. The visibility dropped below a half mile at times during the morning commute. The fog situation will quickly improve as the sun continues to rise. Cloud cover is going to decrease this morning with skies turning mostly clear in the afternoon. Temperatures will climb back into the lower 80s by the […]

  • Rain and storms return Wednesday

    The dry weather pattern is coming to an end for central Indiana. We are tracking a storm system to our west this Wednesday morning and it will bring our next round of rainfall. Cloud cover is going to increase through the morning commute with a chance for a few showers by midday. There may be a few thunderstorms with the first wave of rainfall. The isolated rain chances will linger through the afternoon as southerly winds pick up in speed. […]

  • Dry stretch coming to an end; storms return Wednesday

    We are tracking another cool morning across central Indiana with lows into the upper 40s and lower 50s. The clear skies and southerly winds will help temperatures quickly rise today. If you’re going to vote in the Indiana Primary Election today, the weather looks dry and warm! The last seven days have been above normal for early May. Highs this afternoon will reach into the upper 70s, which is also above average. Tonight will remain dry with a low of […]

  • Comfortable and quiet start to the work week

    It is a cool and quiet start to the work week with temperatures in the lower 50s around Indianapolis. Points north of the city are in the upper 40s! Kids will want to have a jacket at the bus stop this morning, but they will be able to ditch the jacket in the afternoon. Highs will climb into the lower 70s, which is near average for early May. A high pressure system will be situated over the Midwest today and […]

  • Dry start to the weekend with a chance for rain Sunday

    We are tracking quiet weather over central Indiana this Saturday morning but cloud cover is building into the Hoosier state. The weather is looking fantastic for those running in the Indy Mini Marathon today! Skies will turn mostly cloudy with temperatures in the mid-50s during the first part of the race. Indianapolis will rise near 72° at the end of the half marathon and eventually climb into the mid-70s late in the afternoon. Today is a great day to get […]

  • Tracking a stormy end to the work week

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms are beginning to move into central Indiana this Thursday morning. The rain is widely scattered for now, but the coverage will become more widespread during the commute into work. Severe weather is not expected this morning. However, some of the storms may produce gusty winds and heavy downpours. The initial wave is going to move out late in the morning before another round arrives this afternoon. The area will dry out at times today before the […]