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
  • Summer-like heat arrives this weekend; Tracking storms for Sunday

    We are opening up the weekend with dry weather around central Indiana. Skies are mostly clear and temperatures are in the mid-60s. Temperatures will be comfortable to start the day, but conditions will turn warm and humid as we head into the afternoon hours. A warm front is situated north of Indiana this morning, which means southerly winds will help drive highs up into the mid to upper 80s later today. Winds may even gust up to 30 mph this […]

  • Warming trend underway; tracking storms Thursday night

    It is a mild start to Thursday with temperatures in the 50s around the state. Skies are turning mostly clear with areas of patchy fog. We are not only tracking a quiet start to the day, but several dry hours in the day ahead. There is going to be a lot of sunshine today as temperatures jump into the upper 70s this afternoon! Today will be first above average day since May 9. Southerly winds will pick up in speed […]

  • Passing shower possible Wednesday; 80-degree heat on the way

    Several areas are waking up dry and mostly cloudy around central Indiana this Wednesday morning, but we are tracking light showers west/southwest of downtown Indianapolis. The wave of spotty showers is moving southeast and most of the activity will likely fall over the southern half of the state. The rain chances will wind down as we head into the afternoon. The Indians have another home game today against Scranton! Temperatures will rise around 60 degrees by first pitch at 11:05 […]

  • Tracking scattered showers for Mother’s Day; warming up this work week!

    We are opening Mother’s Day with cool, damp conditions around the state. Parts of area are waking up to patchy drizzle, which has dropped in visibility in a few locations. Temperatures also dropped into the lower 40s, which means the rain gear and a heavier jacket will be needed! The overcast sky and scattered rain around the area today will prevent temperatures from rising too much this afternoon. Highs will struggle to rise into the lower 50s, which is nearly […]

  • Cool, soggy weather for Mother’s Day weekend

    We are waking up to sunshine this Saturday morning with cool temperatures. Some of our northern counties woke up to patchy frost as temperatures dropped into the upper 30s! The clear skies will be short-lived this morning because our next storm system is approaching central Indiana. More clouds will move into the state by midday with skies turning overcast this afternoon. The INDYCAR Grand Prix will occur at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this afternoon. The race is set to start […]

  • Dry stretch ends Thursday; tracking cooler weather for the weekend

    The stretch of dry weather will come to an end today as a storm system travels over the Great Lakes. Today will be the first day with measurable rainfall in Indianapolis since Saturday! Showers are already moving into central Indiana this Thursday morning. You will want to have the rain gear nearby throughout the day because of the on and off thunderstorm activity. Isolated thunderstorms may develop ahead of a cold front that will sweep over the state this evening. Some […]

  • Warmest of 2019 today; next wave of rain arrives Thursday

    Expect another mainly dry day across the state! We are starting off the day under a mostly cloudy sky with temperatures in the lower 50s. It may be a cool start, but temperatures will surge this afternoon as a warm front lifts north over central Indiana. Temperatures today will likely be the warmest of 2019! Forecast highs will reach into the lower 80s, making temperatures more than 10 degrees above average for early May! The clouds will break this afternoon, […]

  • Sunny and seasonal end to the weekend

    Central Indiana will finally see a break from rain this Sunday. High pressure is building into the state today, and it will keep the area dry through Monday. Today will be a great opportunity to get any yard work done around the house, because another active weather pattern will set up this work week! The Indianapolis Indians have another home game this afternoon against the Louisville Bats. The weather will be ideal at the ball park! Temperatures will become comfortable […]

  • Soggy open to the weekend; break from showers on the way!

    Steady rain has moved into downtown Indianapolis, which impacted runners participating in Indy’s Mini Marathon this Saturday morning. The rain is widespread over central Indiana, and the heaviest rain will likely fall south of Indianapolis. Keep the rain gear nearby throughout the day because the showers are not going to move out anytime soon! The rain activity will begin to wind down this evening, which is great news for those wanting to attend the Indianapolis Indians game. There could be […]

  • Showers exit Friday morning; rain chances return for 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

    Showers and thunderstorms are moving away from the Indianapolis area as a cold front travels over the state this Friday morning. The wind direction will shift out of the north during the morning commute and temperatures will drop. Our northwestern counties have already dropped into the upper 40s! The boundary will result in cooler weather for our Friday as the area begins to dry out. Cloud cover will linger throughout the day, but there could be a few breaks in […]

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