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  • Central Indiana waiting on some rain – we need it

    RAIN CHANCE INCREASES Most of us need some rain. Area lawns are turning brown as we reach the mid-way point of July. Less than one inch of rain has fallen all month. Storms have been very selective over the past two weeks. A prime example is Delaware County. They’ve been the recipients of some healthy rainfall again on Sunday but they’re the exception. We dry out quickly this time of the year, losing nearly a quarter-inch from the soil each […]

  • Friday marks clearest day in over a year; Barry to bring Indiana’s next real rain chance

    CLEAR SKIES Friday, area-wide was 100% clear! There wasn’t an afternoon cloud to be found in the state and for over 150 miles late Friday afternoon. What a day, and it is so well deserved following the terribly cloudy months of May and June. Friday marked the sunniest and clearest day since last July 7th and ranks among only two other days all year this clear. The clearest days of 2019 are January 5, March 26, and topping them all […]

  • Headed for the coolest night in over two weeks; “Barry” to come on board

    REFRESHING CHANGE A new pull back for the humidity is underway late Thursday, the second of the week.  Early Tuesday morning some area away from Indianapolis we able to reach the upper 50s after an extended stretch of heat and humidity.  It didn’t last long as we surged to a heat index of 105° Wednesday, the highest recorded for the city in seven years.  North winds that are blowing this evening are importing the milder, drier air that leads to […]

  • Storm threat rises along with the humidity; Eyes on the tropics

    HUMIDITY SURGES It was nice while it lasted but the humidity that eased late Monday and afforded low temperatures in the upper 50s outlying early Tuesday has moved on. The dew point continues to rise quickly late Tuesday and area-wide it is getting more uncomfortable. The heat was a dry one early in the day – now it has turned stuffy. Overnight, the low temperatures will remain near 70-degrees. The temperatures reached 90-degrees in many locations Tuesday but Wednesday 90° […]

  • Brief break from humidity as warm streak reaches 13 days; Renewed heat as tropics get active

    WARM SPELL The afternoon temperature in Indianapolis failed to reach 87-degrees for the first time in nearly two weeks!  While still quite warm Monday, the humidity as finally started to ease after two straight weeks of with a heat index well into the 90s.  A northeast wind is importing drier air late Monday and setting us up for the coolest and most comfortable night since June 25th.  Take advantage of it – it will not last! CHECKING IN ON SUMMER […]

  • Heat holds as daily storm threat grows, but some relief is in the forecast

    HEAT STREAK REACHES DAY 4 Tuesday’s preliminary high temperature of 92-degrees is the fourth straight 90° day and the warmest July 2 temperature in seven years. Other area highs included 95-degrees at Kokomo and in Muncie just before a heavy thunderstorm arrived. The peak heat index around the area reached 100° in Muncie and 99° at Lafayette, Kokomo and Bloomington. There is no let-up just yet as the persistent pattern will hold for several more days. Wednesday is expected again […]

  • July opens hot, relief from heat and humidity still several days away

    SUDDENLY SUMMER As first forecast nearly two weeks ago a new pattern has settled in and will keep a hold on us well into the weekend.  Monday marked the third day and straight 90-degree day, along with high humidity a heat index near 100°. For the second straight year our July opened with 90° heat and the extended spell of warmth will continue well into the weekend.  Each afternoon through Sunday there is a daily thunderstorm threat but no real […]

  • Warmest weekend since September could deliver first 90-degree day of the year

    HEATING UP The temperatures are warm and the rain has been on hold, exactly what you’ve been waiting for right? The pattern has changed! This week delivered the sunniest day in the three months and the warmest temperatures of the year now it’s all about dry time. An upper level high pressure or “hot dome” expands in the central U.S. entering the weekend and under the weight of the dome of heat, temperatures soar. Some locations in Kansas topped 100-degrees […]

  • Heat and humidity are here to stay for now, rain chances remain low

    PATTERN HAS CHANGED The pattern has changed as forecast and off overnight computers, there may not be a let-up to the growing warm and humid weather through the fourth of July. Thursday’s high temperatures were once again near if not exceeding 90-degrees in some locations as skies remained mostly sunny.  Only an isolated shower or storm threat will persist into the evening then clearing is expected for the remainder of the night. Humidity has taken hold and as an upper-level […]

  • Warmest of the year arrives with heat wave to take hold soon

    HEATING UP For the first time in 2019, the official high temperature in Indianapolis reached 88° — the warmest day since our last official 90-degree day on September 20, 2018. Adding to the warmth was the surge in humidity. By midafternoon, we reached a heat index of 90° for only the second time all year. This is a brand new weather pattern that will deliver an extended stay of heat and humidity lasting well into next week and more importantly, […]

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