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Jim O’Brien has been covering the ups and downs of Indiana weather for 20 years, 10 of those years right here at FOX59! Jim holds a B.S. in Atmospheric Science and a B.A. in Communications from Western Kentucky University. He is also a member of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association, where he has been awarded seals of approval for his outstanding work in the meteorological field.

In 2007, Jim was awarded the prestigious Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) seal. He is one of only a few in the state who have qualified, tested, and passed this rigorous program.

While studying in college, Jim also served 6 years in the military at Fort Knox, where he specialized in reconnaissance and light weaponry. In his spare time, Jim enjoys golfing, fishing and traveling with his wife and their two daughters.


Recent Articles
  • Heat building as rain chances remain low the next few days; hottest days of the summer ahead

    Skies are mainly clear and temperatures are warm to start this Tuesday morning. Additional sunshine and heat will dominate the state today, as isolated storm chances remain quite low and ONLY for far eastern Indiana. Afternoon temperatures will range from the upper 80s and lower 90s, with the heat indices in the lower 90s statewide. Hotter days building through the rest of the week! Any storm chances remain low and mainly north of Indianapolis through Friday. A slight breakdown in […]

  • Limited storm chances this afternoon and big warmth building later this week!

    Scattered, overnight storms have ended and the morning rush hour will be nice and dry with temperatures in the lower 70’s! Heavy rain did create some isolated issues overnight with high water and local flooding, mostly east and southeast of Indianapolis. Expect a big dose of sunshine to begin your Monday, along with some very sticky air. Be sure to grab your sunglasses! This afternoon, clouds will develop and a few showers and storms will dot central Indiana. Many areas […]

  • LIVE BLOG: Strong storms move across central Indiana, flooding threat continues

    Find a complete list of all watches and warnings here. Severe flooding continues this morning in Howard County (Kokomo), after overnight storms dumped up to 5″ in some locations. This follows an active Monday night in our northern counties with tornadoes likely touching down in Cass, Miami and Wabash counties. More active weather in play today with the main threat being heavy rainfall and localized flooding. Severe winds and hail in play, too, especially for the afternoon. A Flash Flood […]

  • Heat, humidity and storm threat all rising in the days ahead!

    After a gorgeous weekend, heat is returning to the area, along with higher humidity! The summer pattern is back and storm chances will come along with it, although many dry hours are anticipated. Storm threat today appears low for central parts of the state, with most energy drifting north of Indianapolis. An overnight storm complex out of Wisconsin is weakening and it appears that most of this will shift through the northern part of the state. I still think our […]

  • LIVE BLOG: Most of central Indiana under severe threat as storms move across state

    A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Owen, Parke, Putnam, Batholomew, Johnson, Shelby and Vigo Counties until 7:15 p.m. In addition to the warnings, most of central Indiana will remain under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9 p.m., including Indianapolis. The rapid heating plus an approaching cold front will create the right ingredients for severe weather to develop between the hours of 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Live Guardian Radar will be active and the main threat of these […]

  • Unsettled pattern keeps it cloudy with showers around all day; severe threat returns Friday

    Spotty showers and limited storms remain in the forecast today, as clouds continue to dominate the Hoosier State. Thick clouds and passing showers through the afternoon will keep our temperatures down but dew points high as we keep the tropical feel overall. No severe weather today expected statewide, just general showers and marginal storms. Most shower chances will be winding down around sunset, as the low moves east of Indiana. Severe threat rises tomorrow with an approaching cold front out […]

  • Clouds increase but rain chances remain limited for this Wednesday

    Expect a dry, muggy start to this Wednesday morning, as temperatures hold steady around 70┬░. We’ll see bright sunshine to begin the day, along with light winds from the east, southeast while heading out-the-door. Clouds will be increasing through the day from the southwest, as unsettled weather tries to work its way to the Circle City. It appears that most of the day should remain dry with, most, if not all, showers not making their way to central parts of […]

  • Expect a warm and humid Fourth of July with some spotty storms possible

    Look for hazy skies and muggy temperatures to begin our Fourth of July here in Indianapolis. A typical summer day is setting up for the Hoosier State, as sunshine and humidity will gives us another very warm afternoon, with highs reaching the upper 80s. An afternoon storm chance will be in the mix and much like Monday, these will be limited to only a few counties! As these spotty storms develop, some lightning and heavy downpours should be expected. It […]

  • Holiday weather remains hot and a touch unsettled!

    A few sprinkles and showers overnight are weakening at this hour, most north of Indianapolis! And again, many dry hours are expected on this Monday, in fact, for some, no rain at all for the entire day. Hazy sunshine and warm, muggy conditions will roll on for the day with highs reaching the upper 80’s for downtown Indianapolis. Roughly after 3 p.m. ┬átoday, some storms will develop along a lingering front on the northern Indiana border. Once storms initiate they […]

  • Storm chances increase today; slight risk of them turning severe!

    Spotty showers and storms have already worked through the state this morning and more are expected to develop through the day! Although nothing too severe has occurred across the state. A few storms overnight produced heavy rainfall totals and enough to issue some flood warnings for Delaware and Randolph counties. I still expect to see many dry hours in between storms through the afternoon with limited sunshine to move our temperatures into the lower 80s. The atmosphere is already primed […]