Jim O’Brien has been covering the ups and downs of Indiana weather for 20 years, 10 of those years right here at FOX59! Jim holds a B.S. in Atmospheric Science and a B.A. in Communications from Western Kentucky University. He is also a member of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association, where he has been awarded seals of approval for his outstanding work in the meteorological field.

In 2007, Jim was awarded the prestigious Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) seal. He is one of only a few in the state who have qualified, tested, and passed this rigorous program.

While studying in college, Jim also served 6 years in the military at Fort Knox, where he specialized in reconnaissance and light weaponry. In his spare time, Jim enjoys golfing, fishing and traveling with his wife and their two daughters.

Recent Articles
  • Tracking beneficial rain from Barry along with intense heat late week!

    This morning is dry and warm, under mainly clear skies. Overall, a typical summer morning here in Indiana. Hazy sunshine and more heat will build back in again this afternoon with highs reaching around 90°. A few storms will develop around 3 p.m. and again bring beneficial downpours for several counties, but some lightning will pose a threat too. This evening spotty showers will continue while clouds thicken with remnants of Barry moving in. The added clouds and moisture from […]

  • Hotter weekend ahead! Remnants of Barry could bring us rain.

    Skies are clear and temperatures are cooler to begin our Friday morning. The drop in dew points (drier air), is allowing for a great start that certainly is more comfortable than the last previous mornings, so be sure to enjoy! High pressure (stable air) is settling in for today and this will bring a lot of sunshine for the day, while temperatures warm back into the upper 80’s! Another great evening ahead for anything and everything outdoors. Hotter air will […]

  • Drop in temperatures and humidity as cold front pushes east

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A cold front is passing through the state this morning and will push any remaining rain out of Indiana by 8 a.m. Plenty of sunshine will be around through the afternoon as our dew points begin to slide into a more comfortable range (lower 60s). Along with a break from the 90° heat, northwest winds will turn breezy, marking a more seasonal, tolerable day. Skies clear tonight and temperatures will cool into the lower 60s and upper […]

  • Heat building, humidity remains low; storm chances return tomorrow night!

    A great start underway this morning under clear skies and cooler temperatures! Expect another bright, sunny day with no rain, while temperatures heat up to near 90° this afternoon. Dry heat remains (low dew points), so the lack of mugginess will keep things a bit more comfortable for now. Late tonight, more humid air will begin to seep back into the state. The combination of low-level moisture increasing through our Wednesday and an approaching cold front should be enough to get SOME showers […]

  • Steamy air takes mini-break; next storm chance returns Wednesday

    High pressure (stable air) has built in from the Great Lakes overnight! This will put a halt on the daily storm chances the next couple of days, along with a pullback in the higher humidity marking a more comfortable and less humid day ahead. With a slight northeast wind and dew points in the lower 60s, the will be a bit more breathable. Sunshine will be plentiful and it will still be a very warm day, but at least it will […]

  • Storm chances around today, some strong with additional heat!

    Scattered storms and showers already on the radar this morning, although most remain north of Indianapolis and are below the severe threshold. Another muggy start too with morning temperatures hovering in the middle 70s. Added clouds and higher rain/storm chances through the day MAY keep us from hitting 90°, marking a slight break from the intense heat! Areas of rain and storms will be in the mix through the 4th of July weekend, but plenty of dry time will be […]

  • Hot streak rolls on while storm chances increase into the holiday weekend!

    Another dry, warm start to begin our Tuesday morning! Stuffy air remains in place, as high dew points hover between 65-70° (tropical). Expect another quick rise in our temperatures, once the sun rises and another uncomfortable day with highs reaching the lower 90s. The heat index will push 100° in some locations before storms develop again. Scattered storms should start as early as 1 p.m., but greater chances will rise later in the afternoon and through the early evening. These […]

  • Intense heat will ease later this week as storm chances rise around the area

    Skies are mainly clear to begin our Monday morning, as temperatures have cooled into the upper 60s! Expect another bright sunrise and a quick rise in temperatures by mid-morning. It appears another 90° day will be on the way, marking our third straight day of 90 plus degrees! Hazy sun and intense heat will take us into late afternoon, while a few storms develop. Like the past few days, storms will be widely scattered, so another day of haves and […]

  • No rain, highs in the lower 80s make Tuesday the best of the week!

    Skies are clear and temperatures are comfortable to begin our Tuesday morning. Lower dew points (drier air), light winds and clear skies will bring a great start to the day! No rain in the forecast and a breezy southwest wind should make for a tremendous day with highs in the lower 80’s. This evening will be pleasant too with no rain or storm threat! Hotter weather will begin to creep in for Wednesday, along with higher dew points. The stickiness will […]

  • Coolest of the week with additional rain and storms this afternoon

    Plenty of sunshine to greet us this morning at 6:18 am while temperatures remain mild and muggy. Clouds will increase through the day and spotty showers will sneak back in for the afternoon. It appears severe weather chances will be low and mainly for eastern Indiana and throughout Ohio. Today will also bring us the coolest day of the week as heat and humidity will build in over the next few days. Tuesday will bring plenty of sunshine, dry weather […]

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