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  • Heat for the weekend and through the Fourth of July; Rain threat is small

    HEAT WAVE UNDERWAY Summer heat has arrived again in central Indiana – Friday marked the 11th 90-degree day of the year! That is the most so early in a year since 2012 and first one in ten days. A Long with the temperature rise comes humidity – humidity Friday’s afternoon that was higher than Miami Florida. The combination of heat and humidity combined to make it fell like it is over 100-degrees.   By 5 pm the heat index reached 102° in […]

  • Here comes the heat: Hot dome to take hold with rain chances small

    TEMPERATURES ON THE RISE Have you heard? Heat and humidity are on the way to central Indiana and summer will get into full swing! Temperatures will rise along with the humidity as we enter the weekend. In advance of the oppressive levels of heat and humidity, advisories have been hoisted in central Indiana late Thursday for Friday and Saturday afternoon. A heat advisory is in effect from 2 p.m. Friday through 8 p.m. Saturday. The combination of heat and humidity […]

  • Heat to take hold and not let go; Dangerous combination of heat and humidity this weekend

    A LITTLE MORE COMFORTABLE There is a slight improvement underway this evening as a wind shifting front settles through central Indiana late Wednesday.   Good evening from the weather center. A spotty shower may accompany the front but most of us will miss out on any rainfall this evening. Dew point temperatures that remain quite high will lower briefly behind the front tonight and into early Thursday morning.   This is about as good as it will get for quite sometime! HERE […]

  • A few more storms before heat takes hold; Extended heat wave coming

    SUNNY AFTERNOON It’s brightening up after the late morning rain and thunderstorms. The sun is coming and temps will rise. Visible satellite shows sun emerging in western Indiana just before 4 p.m. Our cameras from Lafayette and Westfield show blue skies and a much brighter afternoon getting underway and now brightening up over downtown Indianapolis. NEW STORMS LATER We picked up nearly a half-inch of rain with locally higher totals in and around thunderstorms. Radar estimated 1″ plus in some locations. Severe […]

  • Humidity and storm chances rise before next surge in heat

    DIFFERENT DAY It was a little upside-down weather-wise in central Indiana Monday. It was WARMER north where skies are brighter. Clouds and some light rain kept temperatures much COOLER south during the afternoon. Showers are minimal in coverage this evening and any rain threat will diminish later tonight with little to no rain likely beyond midnight. HUMIDITY AND STORMS Humidity is on the rise again and with a nearby front – the chances of showers and storms will return in […]

  • Stormy start to summer with tropical downpours returning Friday; Heat is back next week

    STORMY SUMMER OPEN A soggy open to summer! Good Thursday evening. Thundery downpours have developed behind the early morning rainfall. Only .23″ at the airport early in the day then a new downpour brought the total to just under a half-inch.  However, under a storm or two localized total have been higher. Storm total rainfall hits a whopping 4.80″ in Rossville, Carroll county. The rich, tropical air remains in place so any storm will produce big rainfall totals and briefly […]

  • Stormy spells to end work week; Brief relief before new surge in heat after summer’s official start

    NO 90° DAY  Wednesday was the 16th day this month above normal and this meteorological summer is already the 9th warmest on record. The 90-degree streak has been snapped at four days but the June warmth rolls on. To date June is the 9th warmest on record. The months of June, July and August are considered ‘meteorological summer’ and for record keeping. Since June 1, 80% of the days have already been above normal – and summer 2018 has started […]

  • Steamy and stormy in central Indiana Tuesday evening

    STORMS AROUND TUESDAY AFTERNOON Storm clouds were plentiful as we reached peak heating of the day. Numerous shelf clouds were captured below from Tipton County to Hamilton County. The second image is from our former producer Christina Griffins Tuesday afternoon. Tropical downpours will be blinding at times but do offer temporary relief from the heat and humidity. Temperatures will drop under thunderstorms as much as 15-degrees in a matter of minutes. The heat index reached 100-degrees today just before 2 […]

  • Heat holds

    ANOTHER 90-DEGREE DAY Not the hottest of the season but added levels of humidity helped produce the second straight day of 100-degree or higher heat indices in central Indiana.  Monday was the 9th 90-degree day so far this year – the most so early in a year since 1988. Last year there was a total of 14 90-degree days – the most 1983’s 58. We’ve scanned weather records and found that the 146 year average of 90-degree days in Indianapolis […]

  • After a milder Thursday a new heat wave is on the way

    ANOTHER STORMY AFTERNOON FOR SOME Storms are exiting and settling south ahead of a approaching cold front late Wednesday.  We are about to get a real treat weather-wise here Thursday. A few stronger storms will lead to heavy downpours and colder air rushing out in front the storms will produce shelf clouds.  An example of these clouds from our own Zack Myers near Franklin in Johnson county just before 4 pm Wednesday. Locally heavy rain fell late day with over […]