Pamela Gardner

Windy And Cool

May 11th, 2013 at 9:21 pm by under Weather

A cold front continues to move farther southeast…ushering cooler temps and keeping wind speeds high.  Winds are sustained from the northwest between 5 and 15 mph for most.  The highest wind speed is in Indianapolis at 23 mph.  Temperatures are in the upper 40s and lower 50s.  Overnight lows plummet into the upper 30s.  Mother’s day, mostly sunny then  becoming partly sunny with highs in the mid 50s and breezy.

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A Cooler Mother’s Day Forecast

May 11th, 2013 at 6:39 pm by under Colts Forecast, Weather

Tracking a few thundershowers as a weak cold front pushes through central Indiana.  The rain will move out over the next couple of hours.  Cooler air takes over for tonight into Mother’s Day. Temps right now are in the lower 60s with lows tonight falling into the upper 30s.  Patchy frost is possible in the northern parts of central Indiana, but most places will not get it due to the wind staying high enough from the northwest 5-15 mph.

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Mother’s Day temps won’t get too warm-highs top out in the upper 50s for most.

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A dry stretch settles in…lots of sunshine is in the forecast through the later part of the work week.  Temperatures bottom out in the mid 30s Monday morning.  Some areas could see patchy frost.  A warming trend kicks in Monday afternoon with highs in the lower 60s.  Highs reach the lower 80s by Wednesday.



Showers Moving Through

May 11th, 2013 at 5:30 pm by under Colts Forecast, Weather

A thunderstorm is about to move through Indy’s north side.  Expecting some thunder, some lightning and a brief heavy downpour.  The entire line of rain across central Indiana is moving to the southeast.


Showers Heading Our Way

May 11th, 2013 at 3:39 pm by under Weather

Spotty showers are developing ahead of a cold front in northwestern Indiana.  These showers will be brief as they make their way towards Indianapolis and opening day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  After the small line of rain moves through, cooler air filters in with overnight lows in the mid to upper 30s.

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Record Rainfall

May 10th, 2013 at 7:38 am by under Weather

Indianapolis set a record yesterday for record daily rainfall.  1.08″ beat the old record of .87″ set in 2000.


Here are weather watcher rainfall totals from last night.  More showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast this afternoon…not expecting anything severe.

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Tracking Another Round Of Rain

May 10th, 2013 at 4:56 am by under Colts Forecast, Weather

A tornado touched down in Riley, IN in Vigo County yesterday evening a little before 8:30pm.  A tornado warning was issued in Decatur and Bartholomew county last night around 11:30pm.  Stay tuned to the Forecast 8 team today as the National Weather Service assesses these reports…we will keep you posted  if a tornado is confirmed in either case.  Rainfall totals were between half an inch and an inch in many spots. More rain is in the forecast today…scattered showers and some thunderstorms too.  Not expecting any severe storms though.

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Forecast 8 Futurecast shows more storms and showers developing in the northwestern part of the state this afternoon.  The rain moves southeast during the day.  Most of the rain is out of here by tonight.

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Areas of patchy fog can be found this morning.  Visibility isn’t too bad, but these numbers will change during the next few hours and could get worse at times.  Temperatures are in the upper 50s and lower 60s.  Highs today will be a little cooler in the upper 60s and lower 70s.  Lows tonight become chilly in the upper 40s.  High temps on Saturday continue to cool in the mid 60s for highs.  Opening weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will begin dry, but late Saturday evening there is a chance for spotty storm.  We should be able to get all the festivities in without a problem Saturday.  Mother’s Day on Sunday will be even cooler with highs in the upper 50s and partly cloudy skies.

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Strong Thunderstorm

May 9th, 2013 at 1:00 pm by under Weather

A strong thunderstorm is moving through southeastern Montgomery and northern Putnam counties.  The storm is moving northeast at 20 mph.  Penny-size hail and wind gusts up to 40 mph can be expected…as well as frequent lightning.

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Severe Risk Update

May 9th, 2013 at 12:42 pm by under Weather

The Storm Prediction Center has expanded the slight risk area to now include more of southwestern Indiana.  Damaging wind and large hail will still be the main threats from any thunderstorms that push through today.  A few non-severe thunderstorms are continuing to move through western Indiana to the northeast.

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Storms Moving In

May 9th, 2013 at 12:12 pm by under Weather

Thunderstorms are moving through Terre Haute now-they are moving slowly to the northeast.  Lightning is now being detected which means these storms will hold together for a while.  More storm will move through this afternoon/evening.  Damaging winds, large hail are the biggest threats.  Stay tuned to the Forecast 8 team for more updates.

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Temperatures are already in the upper 70s…our highs should be a couple degrees warmer with a high of 80 degrees in Indianapolis.

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Pop Up Storms

May 9th, 2013 at 9:53 am by under Weather

A couple of thunderstorms are popping up west of Terre Haute and they are moving to the northeast.  These storms are ahead of a larger cluster of thunderstorms in central Illinois.  Storms may continue to pop up ahead of the main storm cluster. Expecting lightning, heavy rain with these storms.  Nothing severe at this point in time.  Stay tuned for more updates from Forecast 8.