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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
  • Strong storms possible today; much needed rainfall for the weekend

    A warm front traveled over central Indiana this morning and brought scattered thunderstorms to areas south and east of Indianapolis. All the storms remained below the severe weather limits, but they created quite the lightning show and heavy downpours. Much of central Indiana dried out by mid-morning with clearing cloud cover in our western counties. With the warm front northeast of Indianapolis, warm and more humid air will build back into the state. It will also help temperatures to drive […]

  • Tracking a stormy end to the work week

    We are tracking another mild and dry start to the day. Temperatures this morning dropped into the upper 50s and lower 60s across central Indiana. The area will likely remain dry today, but you will notice more cloud cover by the afternoon as a storm systems tracks toward Indiana. The southeasterly winds will help temperatures drive up into the mid to upper 80s. Skies will become mostly cloudy this evening and tonight. A few showers and thunderstorms will be possible […]

  • Refreshing start to Wednesday; tracking seasonal highs this afternoon

    It is a refreshing start to our Wednesday with temperatures in the upper 50s and lower 60s across central Indiana. A second cold front traveled over the state yesterday and it will result in cooler temperatures for today. Conditions will be less humid and more comfortable with highs in the mid-80s. Indianapolis will reach a high near 84°, which is seasonal for mid-July. Higher pressure over the Great Lakes will provide us with mostly clear skies today and tonight. Be […]

  • Soggy end to the weekend; cooling off this work week

    We are welcoming scattered rainfall this Sunday morning because rain totals are trending about two inches below average from June 1! Indianapolis has only received 0.46” of rain the first half of July and 4.45” since June 1. A storm system will be traveling over the Midwest the next couple days and it will bring additional rain to central Indiana through Monday. The showers have been very light and widely scattered across central Indiana this morning. Occasional showers will be […]

  • Dry for now; storm chances return tonight

    It is a quiet start to Saturday with scattered clouds over central Indiana. Cloud cover is going to increase today as a storm system approaches Indiana. There are scattered showers and thunderstorms developing over Illinois this morning. Even though storms are nearby, forecast models are indicating several dry hours for the Indianapolis area today! Highs will also rebound into the lower 90s this afternoon with heat indices near 100°. Today will likely mark the 21st day with 90° heat for […]

  • Tracking a hot and dry start to the weekend

    More sunshine is in the forecast for today, but temperatures are going to rise back into the lower 90s by the afternoon. Today will likely mark the 20th day with a high exceeding 90 degrees in Indianapolis. More heat and humidity will arrive this weekend with little to no rain chances until Sunday afternoon. Skies will remain mostly clear this morning and afternoon. It will be a great evening at Victory Field as the Indianapolis Indians play against Toledo. Temperatures […]

  • Heating up again; tracking limited rain chances this week

    Central Indiana is going to have a pleasant and dry end to the weekend, but temperatures will be slightly higher today than Saturday. Highs will climb into the mid to upper 80s across the area with a forecast high at 87° in Indianapolis. The weather will remain quiet and warm if you are going to watch the Indianapolis Indians this afternoon! We are tracking a quiet, but hot start to the work week with temperatures rising near 90° Monday afternoon. […]

  • Seasonal weather for the weekend; becoming hot and humid next week

    We are tracking beautiful weather for the weekend and a welcomed break from the 90s! Highs yesterday climbed into the mid-80s, which is seasonal for early July in Indianapolis. Today’s weather is going to be comfortable with highs in the lower to mid-80s across the state. Higher pressure over the Great Lakes will keep the area dry and clear through the weekend. The pressure system is creating a northeasterly wind flow today for central Indiana and it will keep the […]

  • Remaining hot and humid; storm chances return tonight

    The heat wave continues for central Indiana this Sunday. Highs will rise back into the lower 90s during the afternoon hours and the humid conditions will create heat indices near 100°. There are a few changes in the forecast for today, including more cloud cover for the afternoon and a chance for scattered rainfall this evening. Excessive Heat Warning is still in effect through 8 PM Sunday for the northern third of Indiana. Indianapolis and the majority of central Indiana […]

  • Highs rebound into the 90s; rain chances return Sunday

    Be prepared for another hot and humid day across central Indiana! Indianapolis reached a high of 90° on Friday with a heat index at 101°. The weather conditions will be similar on Saturday as temperatures rebound into the lower 90s. The humidity is going to create heat indices from 100° to 105° by the late afternoon hours! It will be another dry day across the area with scattered cloud cover through the afternoon. Excessive heat warning remains in effect through […]