Krista developed a reputation as someone who can do it all. Prior to her arrival at FOX59 she held positions as a Meteorologist, Anchor, Producer and Reporter at NBC’s WFIE in Evansville, IN. Krista is a graduate of Purdue University, where she obtained dual degrees in both Meteorology and Theater Acting. Krista’s passion for all things outdoors only enhances her love of her chosen profession. Ever since a tornado struck near her childhood home when she was a child, Krista’s love for learning about severe weather has grown. She is extremely excited to be working with the team she grew up watching at FOX59 and returning to the area she has lived in for the last 10 years with her husband and two dogs.

Recent Articles
  • Big change to our weather pattern this week

    Say goodbye to the heat and humidity! At least for now. Sunday’s high temperature made it back into the 90’s, making it the 5th one in a row for Indianapolis and the 15th one of 2019. That’s the last one we’ll see for a little while as a big cool down is already in the works. Several pockets of Central Indiana picked up some heavy rain totals on Sunday afternoon/evening. Radar estimating more than 3″ of rain falling near Attica. […]

  • Sunday’s strong storm threat; relief from heat on the way

    We tacked on another 90-degree day for Indianapolis. The high temperatures made it up to 93-degrees on Saturday afternoon. That makes 14 days at or above 90-degrees this year. We’re only five short of the yearly average with another one in the forecast for Sunday. After one more hot and humid day to finish off the weekend, we are tracking relief. A cold front heading toward central Indiana is what we are waiting for. Saturday evening, it was off to […]

  • Peak of this oppressive heat still yet to come

    Another heater with highs right back to the 90’s. This makes the 13th 90-degree day this year and the 24th straight day where temperatures were 86° or warmer. Keep in mind, the average high temperature in Indianapolis peaks at 85° during the summer months. With Feels Like temperatures that have been well-above 100-degrees for most of Central Indiana, we’re not the only ones dealing with these oppressive conditions. More then two dozens states are in either an Excessive Heat Warning […]

  • Know how to stay safe during the dangerous heat these next several days

    An Excessive Heat Warning is now in effect for the entire state of Indiana. This lasts through Sunday evening at 8 P.M. We have been advertising this “extreme heat” for well over a week. More than two dozen states are impacted by it. Now is the time to be paying extra attention to your children, pets and the elderly. Stay hydrated and make sure you limit your time outdoors. There are many cooling stations setup across central Indiana. You can […]

  • Dangerous heat is coming to central Indiana; hottest in 7 years

    It’s coming! We’ve been advertising this “extreme heat” since last week. Excessive Heat Warnings will go into effect across Central Indiana Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. and not expire until Sunday evening at 8 p.m. A “Hot Dome” sets up over the region and will bring the hottest temperatures we’ve seen in over 7 years!! In fact, temperatures will be near the record high of 98° by Friday afternoon. That combined with very oppressive humidity brings dangerous conditions. Heat is […]

  • Dangerous heat and humidity this week; remnants of “Barry” bringing rain

    Most of us finished out the weekend very dry, hot and humid. However, a narrow band of showers and storms setup Sunday afternoon, bringing heavy rainfall for a very small portion of Central Indiana. Radar estimates parts of northwest Madison county received upwards of 3″ inches of rain. More of us have a better chance to get rain as we’re tracking the remnants of “Barry” to pass over Central Indiana this week. A few isolated showers will be possible Monday, […]

  • A brief break from heat and humidity; tracking second summer heat wave

    Burners were on high today! Central Indiana saw temperatures in the 90’s this afternoon with “Feels Like” temperatures that made it well past 100°. Indianapolis had a peak heat index of 105°, while Spencer made it all the way up to 116°. A cold front passing tonight will bring drier, slightly cooler air to the state by Thursday. However, showers and storms have been firing up this afternoon, ahead of the front. Many stayed completely dry but those that received […]

  • A refreshing change underway

    A refreshing change is underway. Northeast winds are ushering in drier, more comfortable air. While humidity is still high, with dew point temperatures in the low 70’s, they have actually come down a couple degrees from where they were just 24 hours ago. This trend of lowering humidity will continue into Monday. By tomorrow afternoon, you’ll really start to feel a difference. Dew point temperatures fall from the “oppressive range,” where they are today, down to very comfortable levels. It […]

  • Tracking relief from the heat and humidity

    Another day, another round of thunderstorms. Just like the days before, not everyone got wet. However, some did pickup a quick couple of inches in the storms that did pop-up this afternoon. Winds have shifted out of the northwest with a passing cold front. Unfortunately, this front isn’t a strong one and it’s not cooling us down a whole lot as we finish off the long holiday weekend. Highs today made it back to 90° in Indianapolis. This marks the […]

  • Rain chances rise into the weekend; Lots of dry time too

    Hot and humid, I’m starting to feel like a broken record this week. Indianapolis managed to hit 90° once again, making this the 5th 90-degree day of 2019. Typically, Indianapolis sees 19 days in the 90’s. We’re well behind last year though, where we saw 38 days with temperatures in this range. We sty warm and muggy tonight. Lows will drop to the lower 70’s overnight. Saturday will be another hot and humid one with high temperatures peaking in the […]

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