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
  • Quiet start to the weekend; rain chances return Sunday

    A frost advisory is in effect from 4 AM through 9 AM Saturday in our northern counties. It includes the cities of Monticello, Peru and Wabash. Good morning! There was a chill in the air this Saturday morning! Lows fell into the mid to upper 30s across central Indiana with areas of patchy frost. We started off the day with a mostly cloudy sky, but higher pressure to our west will result in decreasing cloud cover this afternoon. Skies will […]

  • Frosty start to Friday; tracking showers for the evening

    The first Frost Advisory of the season is in effect through 9 a.m. for our northernmost counties. The advisory includes the cities of Kokomo, Monticello and Lafayette. Patchy frost still possible near the Indianapolis area because temperatures have dropped into the mid to upper 30s! Skies are mostly clear this morning and they should remain clear through the first half of the day. More clouds will move into the state this afternoon with an approaching system. Fox Futurecast has showers […]

  • Foggy start to Sunday; remaining warm early in the week

    We are starting off our Sunday with areas of thick fog! A Dense Fog Advisory has been issued for central Indiana through 9 AM. Be careful if you have plans this morning because the visibility may drop below a quarter of a mile in places. There is going to be more dry time over the area today with skies becoming partly cloudy. An isolated shower or thunderstorm may still pop up this afternoon because of the warm and humid conditions. […]

  • Chance for storms Saturday; tracking near-record heat through Tuesday

    We are kicking off the weekend with a few sprinkles and warm temperatures. Lows dropped into the lower 70s this Saturday morning under a mostly cloudy sky. There is going to be a lot of dry time during the first half of the day, but storm chances will increase this afternoon, especially for areas north of Indianapolis. An approaching cold front will bring thunderstorms to our northwestern counties by midday with the activity becoming more scattered late in the afternoon. […]

  • Tracking summer-like temperatures this week

    There were a few showers in our northernmost counties this Sunday morning. The rain was light and very scattered as it quickly traveled east. Once the light showers move out, cloud cover will decrease and skies will become mostly sunny. The weather looks comfortable and quiet for the Colts game this afternoon. Southerly winds and the clear sky today will help temperatures to rise near 80 degrees! Forecast models are showing a chance for a few showers in northern Indiana […]

  • Dry through the weekend; quick warm-up on the way

    Morning lows dropped into the mid-40s again this Saturday morning. Some locations west of Indianapolis even fell into the lower 40s! Temperatures are going to be cooler today because a cold front traveled over the state last night. Cloud cover will build into central Indiana this morning with skies becoming partly cloudy in Indianapolis. Forecast models are showing more clouds in our northern counties, which will result in cooler high temperatures. Highs will rise into the upper 60s north of […]

  • Areas of fog this morning; comfortable temperatures through the weekend

    Areas of patchy dense fog developed south of Indianapolis early Friday morning. There is a Dense Fog Advisory in effect through 10 AM for the southern half of the state. Skies are clear and temperatures dropped into the mid to upper 40s! It may be a cool start to the day, but highs are going to warm up nicely this afternoon! Temperatures will reach into lower 70s, which is seasonal for late September. A weak cold front is going to […]

  • Shower chances remaining low today; tracking seasonal temperatures

    It is a dry and cool start to our Thursday with temperatures in the 50s across central Indiana. Cloud cover is increasing this morning as a wave of light showers approaches the state. A few showers will be possible late in the morning and early afternoon for the southern half of the state. However, Indianapolis and our northern counties will likely stay dry for today. More sunshine is going to build in for the afternoon as temperatures rise near 70 […]

  • Great end to the week; storm chances return early this week

    It was a cool start to Sunday as temperatures dropped into the upper 40s and lower 50s. We should have dry conditions for today and more sunshine this afternoon! The sunny skies will result in warmer temperatures with highs in the lower to mid-70s. More clouds are going to move into the state this evening with our next approaching system. Skies will become mostly cloudy by the Monday morning commute with a low near 60 degrees for Indianapolis. Be sure […]

  • Low chance for rain today; feeling more like fall this weekend

    Skies are mostly cloudy across central Indiana this Saturday morning. Light rain moved into southern Indiana this morning, which could bring a few showers for areas south of Indianapolis during the first half of the day. Cloud cover is going to hang around for several hours today, which will keep temperatures cool through the afternoon. Northerly winds will also prevent temperatures from rising too much today. Highs will climb into the upper 60s. Indianapolis will reach 69 degrees, which is […]