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
  • Tracking holiday weekend rain threat; heat and humidity rising

    This is the third time since last Thursday that central Indiana is having to deal with storm cleanup. Thursday morning’s storms left a swath of trees down and power outages. The main storm threat for the day has moved out of the area. However, a few widely scattered showers with a thunderstorm chance will redevelop into the afternoon. This is typical with our pattern of very warm, humid air flowing into the area. The majority of central Indiana will stay […]

  • Tracking an unsettled weather pattern into race weekend; big swing in temperatures

    We’ll be dealing with very unsettled weather for the next several days. After a soggy start to the morning, the rain is exiting and we will continue to dry out as we head into the afternoon. Luckily this will allow some time for you to get outdoors before our next rainmaker arrives. By tomorrow morning, we’ll be dealing with our next round of showers, and a few thunderstorms too. This line comes in pre-dawn and will be packing periods of […]

  • Tracking Sunday storm potential

    It’s been a wet start to the day with showers on and off through the morning. If you’re out at the track, more rain is moving in from the southwest through the early afternoon. Luckily, lightning is lacking with this first wave. We’re watching a cold front to our west that will bring us better chances of storms later this afternoon and evening. As this front nears Central Indiana, there will be a line of showers and storms out ahead […]

  • Tracking strong to severe storm potential on Sunday

    Today takes the lead for the warmest day of the year, so far. Highs have topped out in the mid 80’s with a few areas near and at 90°. Weather remains calm, dry this evening. Therefore, our focus is shifted to Sunday. A severe weather threat will be around to finish off the weekend. All of Indiana is included with this storm threat. Strong southwesterly winds are pumping in warm moist air across the area. As our warm front continues […]

  • Cleaning up after first round of storms; more possible late tonight

    What a day! A complex of showers and thunderstorms swept the state, bringing with them, hail, damaging winds and even a tornado threat (far west). Now that these storms have moved on, we’re left with the cleanup. The power crews have their work cut out for them. Duke Energy is reporting over 27,000 customers without power and IPL is reporting another 18,000. Numerous reports of winds gusting near and above 60 mph came out of these storms, plus, hail ranging […]

  • Storm threat tonight; tracking warmest air of the year

    We’ve had quite the ups and downs this month. So far, the number of below average days are behind the number of above average days we’ve had for May 2019. However, it looks like the warmer days are not only going to catch up, but start pulling away with the lead. Warm air is currently streaming in from the southwest. By this afternoon, temperatures will jump into the upper 70’s. Most of the day will be dry, however, we can’t […]

  • Warmer air headed to central Indiana will end cool streak

    Temperatures are still running on the cool side today, but overall, it won’t be a bad afternoon to enjoy some time outdoors. You’ll likely hear several lawn mowers running. Temperatures will top out in the upper 60s, making this the fifth straight day of below average temperatures. Many of us are seeing a good bit of sunshine already. A mix of sun and clouds will be around through the afternoon. Most of us will remain completely dry, however, we can’t […]

  • Cool start the week; much warmer by the weekend

    There’s no doubt that this was quite the chilly Mother’s Day. In fact, it’s the second coldest high temperature on record for a Mother’s Day in Indianapolis. The temperature topped out 49° this afternoon. That reaches just 5° warmer than the record holder at 44° in 1960. That’s a HUGE difference from last year where we tied for record warm temperatures at 88°. Although it’s been a wet day, we haven’t picked up a whole lot of rain. Rainfall throughout […]

  • Cool temperatures and rain around for Mother’s Day

    It’s hard to believe we woke up with beautiful sunny skies across Central Indiana today. Clouds quickly moved in by late morning and afternoon, and it’s made for a damp/cool Saturday. Temperatures dipped down into the mid 30’s in a few outlying areas, with patchy frost developing. We will have additional chances for frost over the next few days. Take care of your plants! A lot of plant varieties can be damages just by temperatures dropping below 50°. Showers will […]

  • Rain chances return for the weekend; cooler temperatures sticking around

    It may be a dreary and chilly finish to the work week, but at least we’re dry. If you have plans tonight, you won’t have to worry about the rain. However, you will need to plan for cooler temperatures. By late afternoon, temperatures will struggle to reach the low 60s. Plus, clearing skies tonight will really allow temperatures to cool off quite a bit. Plan on temperatures falling to the mid-40s by early Saturday morning. Remember last May? It was […]

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