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Rain Moves Towards Indianapolis

May 31st, 2013 at 5:54 am by under Weather

Thunderstorms are moving through the western half of central Indiana.  Expect heavy rain and lightning…but nothing severe at this time.  The whole mass of rain is moving to the northeast.  The leading edge of the rain moves into Indianapolis in 30 to 40 minutes.  The morning is going to be very soggy as the rain will continue for a few more hours.

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Chance For Severe Storms The Next Two Days

May 31st, 2013 at 4:26 am by under Colts Forecast, Weather

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are moving northeast, slowly through western Indiana.  These storms will move through Indianapolis during Daybreak this morning.  After those storms move through, the atmosphere should clear a bit, and recharge.  This means this afternoon/evening central Indiana could see severe t-storms.  Indiana has a slight risk for severe storms today.  The threats will be damaging wind, large hail, tornadoes and torrential rain.  Rainfall totals of 2″ to 3″ + through Saturday night will be likely.

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Temperatures are very warm and it is muggy this morning.  This afternoon temps reach the upper 70s and lower 80s-depending on the cloud cover and rain timing.  Tonight’s lows fall into the mid to upper 60s.

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Saturday, all of Indiana has a slight risk for severe storms.  Damaging wind, hail, tornadoes and heavy rain are all threats again.  High temps on Saturday will be a little cooler in the upper 70s.  Sunday is shaping up to be the better of the two days this weekend-partly cloudy and highs in the mid 70s.

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A dry spell returns Sunday through Wednesday next week.  Temperatures are looking pleasant with highs in the 70s for much of next week.


More Storms Moving In

May 31st, 2013 at 3:02 am by under Weather

A line of thunderstorms in Illinois is pushing to the north and east.  Heavy rain and lightning are the main threats as the storms cross into Indiana within the hour.  There is nothing severe at this time, but that could change.  T-showers are popping up around Greencastle.  The atmosphere is ramped up with energy so at any point this morning, this afternoon and this evening we could be tracking severe storms.  There is a slight risk for severe storms later today.  Damaging wind, large hail, tornadoes and heavy rain are all threats.

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Storms In Northwestern Indiana

May 31st, 2013 at 1:50 am by under Weather

A few thunderstorms are moving through northwestern parts of Indiana.  Crawfordsville just had a good downpour with lightning…that storm is heading north, northeast towards Lafayette.  There are no severe storms at this time.  Additional storms may pop up this morning so don’t be surprised if a rumble of thunder wakes you up.  The Forecast 8 team will update here on the weather blog if anything else develops overnight.


Warm With Pop-Up Storms

May 30th, 2013 at 12:10 pm by under Weather

Temperatures are very warm already-in the lower 80s.  Dewpoint temperatures are high too.  Anything above 65º is uncomfortable…Indy’s dewpoint temp is 64º.   That means the humidity is high and it feels sticky out there.  High temps this afternoon will be in the mid to upper 80s.  The temps will depend on cloud cover and if any pop up storms give a place some rain-cooled air.

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Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies dominate the central Indiana sky now.  The clouds increase and the pop up storms are possible at any time this afternoon.  Widespread severe storms are not expected today in Indiana.


Friday and Saturday, Indiana  has a slight risk for severe thunderstorms.  Damaging wind, large hail, tornadoes and torrential rain will all be threats.

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Dry For Now

May 30th, 2013 at 9:54 am by under Weather

Central Indiana has partly cloudy skies to mostly sunny skies. This afternoon some storms may pop up, giving us isolated thunderstorm chances.  Temperatures are already warm and muggy in the mid 70s.  Today’s highs reach the low to mid 80s.  If you are heading out to the Indians game tonight, take the rain gear with you.  It is WISH-TV night, so come and meet the team!

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Rain In Bloomington

May 30th, 2013 at 7:37 am by under Weather

A t-shower has popped up in Monroe County this morning.  Right now, that is the only cell in the state and it is moving to the northeast.  Isolated t-showers are possible this morning, with isolated storms this afternoon.

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A Stormy Pattern

May 30th, 2013 at 4:52 am by under Colts Forecast, Weather

Severe thunderstorms remain in the plains states for today.  Isolated thunderstorms are possible later this afternoon in Indiana, so keep an eye on the radar if you will be outside.  Temperatures stay warm and muggy.  Right now temps are in the upper 60s and lower 70s.  Highs today reach the low to mid 80s.  Tonight’s lows again will be warm and muggy in the upper 60s.

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Temperatures on Friday will be just as warm in the lower 80s.  This weekend we cool off just a few degrees after a cold front moves through…lower 80s Saturday and mid 70s Sunday.

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Storm chances increase Friday and Saturday in central Indiana.  A slight risk for severe storms covers the whole state both Friday and Saturday.  On those days, the biggest threats will be damaging wind, large hail, isolated tornadoes and localized flooding.  The Forecast 8 Team will be tracking the developments with this storm system so stay tuned to updates.  Once the cold front moves through Saturday, the atmosphere calms down for Sunday with partly cloudy skies.  Dry weather settles in for at least the first half of next week.

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Memorial Day Forecast

May 26th, 2013 at 9:05 pm by under Weather

Scattered showers continue to move southeast through the state.  This evening into the overnight hours, additional showers and thunderstorms push in.  There will be heavy rain, lightning and thunder.  No severe weather is expected at this time.  Temperatures are still in the 60s.  Memorial Day, we expect scattered showers and thunderstorms that will be hit or miss during any outdoor activities.  High temps reach the low to mid 70s.

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Tracking Memorial Day Rain

May 26th, 2013 at 5:56 pm by under Colts Forecast, Weather

One of the Coldest Races: Today for the Indy 500, fans experienced one of the coldest race day temperatures of all time with the high reaching 65 degrees. This was quite a change from last year’s temperature, which reached 91 degrees. The coldest recorded temperature for race day is 58 degrees in 1996.


Overview: More rain chances are expected for the start of the week. Temperatures will begin to warm up as the rain moves out. By Wednesday, temperatures will be in the upper 80s and will remain warm through the weekend.

Right now:  Scattered showers are moving east through central Indiana.  The individual rain showers are moving southeast.  Temperatures are in the 60s.

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Tonight: Temperatures are looking chilly and highs will remain in the 50s. Spotty showers remain in the forecast this evening.


 Memorial Day: Scattered rain chances are expected to last throughout the day and continue into Tuesday. An isolated thunderstorm is possible.  No severe weather, but thunder and lightning will not be out of the question.  Temperatures will reach the mid 70s.


Tuesday: Morning showers are in the forecast but won’t last into the afternoon. Temperatures will reach the lower 80’s and this starts the trend of 80s for the rest of the week.

Rest of the Week: Temperatures will be warm and in the upper 80s into the weekend. There will be partly cloudy skies, and no rain expected until late on Saturday night.