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  • Humidity dives behind a cold front Tuesday evening

    GETTING A BREAK A big break is underway! The humidity has been rather relentless over the past two weeks. A wind shifting cold front is passing Tuesday afternoon and a refreshing feel is on the way. The front is slowly slipping southeast through the state Tuesday afternoon. Showers will be scattered through 8 p.m. then really start diminishing as drier air arrives. The dew point will tank behind the front and I’m sure you will love the change! A refreshing, northwest breeze […]

  • A few rounds of storms before heat and humidity break; Mild spell before renewed heat

    SCATTERED STORMS Despite a few storms early this afternoon, there will be abundant dry time into the early evening hours. A rather potent, low pressure to our west will swing a couple of fronts through Central Indiana over the next 24 hours. The first is a warm front that is currently northeast bound late afternoon. It is along this front that a few isolated, severe storms could develop but behind the front, the rain threat drops sharply. The rest of […]

  • Tropical downpours ending as upper-low moves on; Humidity break still days away

    HIGHLY HUMID The air is still awfully humid behind these tropical downpours. These thunderstorms and showers this evening are set to ease later tonight. Rainfall amounts of over 1″ today in some locations. Three-day rainfall has topped 2″ in Shelbyville but as expected the rainfall isn’t evenly distributed. The showers and thunderstorms will roam the area this evening at or about 40-50 percent areal coverage, and then begin thinning out after 8 p.m. Better weather is on the way. UPPER-LOW […]

  • Daily rain chances continue with slow improvements coming

    RAIN THREAT CONTINUES Showers are scattered and rainfall is selective Wednesday afternoon and evening.  Rainfall totals late day are reaching a half-inch in east-central Indiana late Wednesday afternoon under a few downpours. There will be showery spells but plan for many rain-free hours and gaps this evening.   A chance of a t-storm is still in the offing and under a thunderstorm or two, some locally heavier totals are possible. Off rainfall generating machine forecasts, a six model average of 1.3″ […]

  • Multi-day rainfall threat begins Wednesday

    RAIN ON THE WAY Enjoy the evening everyone, we will remain rain-free this evening and overnight. The rain threat arrives at daybreak Wednesday and will the increase quickly.   Showers will become much more numerous by Wednesday afternoon along with a chance of thunderstorms. Rainfall will not be evenly distributed here the next 48 hours but with ample humidity a few downpours will develop along with a couple of thunderstorms. Off a suite of computer generated rainfall (just a sample of […]

  • Warm streak reaches day eleven; Rain chances rise mid-week

    STREAK REACHES ELEVEN Our warm streak reaches day 11. All but the first and second of the month have been at or above normal and August 2018 is now running nearly 5° warmer than last August to date. The warmth will continue into Tuesday when area thermometers warm to nearly 90-degrees. While 90s have been absent for over a week, Sumner 2018 is among the warmest 14% on record and currently ranks 21st warmest. COOLER TRENDS There are indications that […]

  • Storm threat diminishing early, rain chances return to end the week

    A FEW STORMS EARLY WEDNESDAY EVENING Scattered storms are around central Indiana Wednesday afternoon. The approaching storm clouds were captured by our camera at the University of Indianapolis just after 5 pm. Storms will bring brief, heavy downpours and occasionally a gust of wind early this evening.  Most of the rain chances will diminish quickly here before 10 pm. UPPER LOW OVERHEAD THIS WEEKEND While no 90-degree days are expected it will remain warm and humid through the the end […]

  • Second largest single day rainfall of the summer is a record breaker

    RECORD BREAKER The 1.82″ of rainfall that was measured in Indianapolis today is the largest single-day rainfall in two months and the SECOND largest of the summer behind June 10’s 1.83″. Rainfall today (August 7) breaks a daily rainfall record set 122 years ago! The previous record of 1.08″ was set in 1896. The largest single-day rainfall in the month of August is August 6, 1979 with 4.46″.  Weather records date back to 1871 in Indianapolis.

  • AUGUST 2018 running warm, small storm threat later

    ANOTHER 90-DEGREE DAY August has turned hot and is currently running over 4-degrees warmer than last August to date.  With three straight 90-degree days, the temperatures combined with tropical-level humidity produced a heat index near 100-degree Monday. The high temperarue of 91° was the 27th of the year – most to date since 2012’s 47 and ranks 21st all-time. STORM CHANCES AROUND The threat for a few storms tonight again looks to be small and best described as few and […]

  • Harsh Indiana winter dries out state’s summer cooling program

    What day of the year has produced the most 90-degree days?

    Which calendar day is arguably the ‘hottest’ day of the year?   Making a good case is, July 28th. For the date, July 28th, the hottest temperature ever recorded was 101° in 1930. While it is not the hottest temperature ever for the city of Indianapolis (106° officially set July 14th and on numerous other dates) and (107° unofficially taken prior to the airport being recognized as the official record station) it has produced the most 90° plus days on record. […]