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  • More rain possible today with severe weather possible for parts of state on Monday

    Another weak front will pass through the state today bringing another enhanced chance for rain.  This morning’s front will be in the way of a cold front that will literally fall apart on top of the state.  Winds will not turn to the north but it will be enough to set off another potential round of rain.  The rain won’t last all day as we should be dry in the middle of the day.  Highs today should hit the mid-80s. […]

  • Rain will keep temps down for today

    Instability will be higher today and tomorrow behind a morning warm front that is lifting through the area.  Model data shows storms developing this morning along a warm front and continuing into the afternoon and evening hours with scattered storms. While not officially included under the risk of organized severe weather today, frequent cloud to ground lightning along with hail and gusty winds will be possible with a couple of cells.  Our tornado risk will go up the closer we […]

  • Rain chance low today, higher through weekend

    The hottest weather so far this year will be possible over the weekend with highs possibly hitting 90 on Sunday and Monday.  As temperatures go up this weekend, rain chances will also surge just ahead of a cold front sweeping through on Monday.  This means Sunday and Monday will see the best chance for rain with rain wrapping up on Tuesday. For today expect to see warm weather with hardly a cloud in the sky.  While we cannot rule out […]

  • Hotter of the season this weekend?

    Heat will be building as we head into the weekend.  While most communities have already hit 90 degrees this year, Indianapolis has not just yet.  There’s a good chance that will change this weekend.  We are forecasting a high of 91 degrees for Sunday here in the city with a high of 93 forecast for Monday!  Humidity values (moist air takes more energy to heat than dry air) in the upper 60s may be too much to overcome during this […]

  • Plainfield tornado was on ground for about two miles

    The official write up to the Plainfield, Indianapolis tornado that occurred on June 24, 2014 is now in from the National Weather Service.  The office found evidence that an EF-1 tornado impacted an overall area of about two miles right along State Highway 40 just west of and ending north of the Indianapolis airport. Winds were estimated at 90 to 100 mph.  Over 200 cars were damaged by flying debris when it first touched down in Plainfield at 2:32 PM. […]

  • Hot and humid with rain around this afternoon

    Heat, humidity and rain all expected to stick around through most of the week.  For today, look for another scattered chance for rain as the unsettled pattern remains in place.  In fact it looks like we will be hard pressed to see completely dry weather any one day over the next couple of days.  No day looks like a complete rainout either.  A weak boundary is once again sitting on top of the state this morning and will lift over […]

  • We should get a break from the rain today, severe weather possible tonight

    We get a break from the rain today with rain chances returning for your Sunday.  After the morning fog breaks we should be looking at scattered clouds throughout the day and temperatures in the low 80s for most of the day.  Basically today will be another near perfect weekend summer day for the area.  Rain chances, however, are set to return on Sunday and as we head into the work week we will be hard pressed to find a day […]

  • Hot with strong storms possible again today

    (June 18, 2014) – An extremely unstable airmass is sitting on top of the state today leading to the storm prediction center issuing a slight risk of severe weather for northern parts of the state.  A quick look at sounding data this morning shows CAPE (Convective Available Potential Energy) hitting 4000 in some areas!  Generally a CAPE number of 1500 or more is indicative of the potential for thunderstorm development.  The 4000 CAPE is a number generally associated with large […]

  • Hottest stretch of year so far expected over next couple of days

    (June 17, 2014) – We are expecting the hottest stretch of the year over the next couple of days.  Highs will likely hit 90 for the first time today, Wednesday or perhaps Thursday.  We are forecasting a high temperature of 90 for today. Not only are we tracking heat but we also continue to have some concerns when it comes to rain.  If you’ve stepped outside you can certainly tell that it is humid but high pressure has literally forced […]

  • Tracking scattered showers, thunderstorms Monday

    WHAT TO EXPECT TODAY Rain, with a couple of isolated storms, will continue Monday across central Indiana.  Some areas could see heavy downpours and strong gusts of winds as the lightning producing storms develop. Scattered showers and storms are possible before 7 p.m., and areas with the strongest chances for storms are along and south of I-70. Severe thunderstorms are not expected, but Monday’s storms could bring heavy rainfall, lightning and gusty winds. Chances of storms are expected to diminish by […]