Robb Ellis

July 4th weekend shapes up with more sunshine

July 3rd, 2015 at 11:17 pm by under Weather

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With skies clearing overnight, and drier air moving in, Saturday, July 4th is shaping up to be a beautiful day. Highs should be able to reach 80 for most locations.

Because of recent rains, low-level moisture will be in place, leading to potentially a few clouds for most locations by the afternoon. An isolated shower could be possible in southern Indiana during the afternoon.

Weekend Forecast

Skies look to remain partly cloudy into Sunday with warmer temperatures.

Pleasant holiday weekend, rain chances return next week

July 3rd, 2015 at 5:30 pm by under Weather

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Chances for isolated showers and storms will move out of the area this evening. Lows will drop to the low 60s with partly cloudy skies.


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Skies will continue to clear tomorrow. Outdoor holiday plans should be a go! We’ll see highs slightly below average, in the low 80s with mostly sunny skies. Tomorrow night’s conditions will also be pleasant for the area fireworks in central Indiana. Saturday night lows will sit in the mid 60s under mostly clear skies.


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The entire holiday weekend looks nice. Sunday we’ll see a few clouds with average highs returning into the mid 80s.



Skies will start to cloud back up for the start of next week; but Monday does look dry. Highs will once again sit in the mid 80s.


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By Tuesday the rain chances return to the forecast. Those rain chances stick around for the rest of the week; if severe storms should occur, the greatest chance is Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Daytime highs will sit in the low to mid 80s all week.

Showers, flash flooding possible this afternoon

July 3rd, 2015 at 2:08 pm by under Weather

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Temperatures right now in central Indiana are in the low 70s, with some spotty showers on radar. Parts of central Indiana are seeing patches of rain this afternoon. A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for portions of Shelby County.

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Spotty showers and thunderstorms are possible in central Indiana the rest of this afternoon. We’ll see highs in the mid 70s.

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That chance should move out of the area by the late evening and overnight hours. Lows tonight will drop near 60.

A Promising Holiday

July 2nd, 2015 at 4:01 pm by under Weather

Today has been cooler and mostly cloudy through out and conditions have remained mostly dry.



Tonight: Conditions will be dry for most but rain and storm chances can not be ruled out for areas just south of Indianapolis. The temperature should drop to a cool 62 for this evening.

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Friday: Partly cloudy and mostly mid for this Friday. Temperatures will only  make it to the mid 70s but there still is a chance for some pop up storms as we head into the afternoon.

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Holiday Weekend: Things are expected to remain dry through out this Independence Day Weekend. Temperatures will be summer like with highs in the mid 80s and lows in the mid 60s. Stay tuned to WISH TV for your holiday weekend weather updates.



Extended Forecast: A break from the rain is coming for this weekend but chances will pop back up starting on Tuesday. The temperatures are also climbing back into the 80s for much of the 8 day forecast.


Scattered showers possible for Thursday morning

July 1st, 2015 at 11:26 pm by under Weather

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A few showers and isolated storms could be possible for the Thursday morning commute.

Commuter Forecast

The best chance for storms will be from Indy to southern Indiana, but rain chances couldn’t be ruled out for anywhere in central Indiana.

Widespread severe weather is not expected, but thunderstorms can’t be ruled out.

Chance for storms still sticking around

June 30th, 2015 at 5:30 pm by under Weather

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Pop-up thunderstorms are possible this evening. The greatest chance for severe weather will likely remain isolated south of I-70. By the overnight hours, the chance of storms will likely move out of Indiana, leaving us with partly cloudy skies and lows near 60.

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Wednesday:Partly cloudy skies will be the story for Wednesday; but afternoon showers are possible. The showers likely won’t become an issue until the late afternoon hours and they’ll stay mainly to the south. Any severe weather will likely stay to the southwest, out of the viewing area. Highs will reach the upper 70s.
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We could start Thursday morning off with some scattered showers, that will likely move out for the afternoon hours. We’ll see highs in the mid-upper 70s.

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Holiday Weekend:
For the end of the week, temps will climb ever so slightly into the upper 70s, still remaining below average into the weekend. We’re keeping rain and storm chances in the forecast for the holiday weekend; but we’ll continue keeping you updated as the weekend approaches.

Severe potential this afternoon

June 30th, 2015 at 3:28 pm by under Weather

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So far this afternoon we’ve seen a few storms popping up in southern Indiana; so don’t rule out scattered thunderstorms the rest of this afternoon. High temperatures will reach the upper 70s and some areas will reach 80.

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If severe weather should occur, we’ll continue to keep you updated on air and online. The chance for showers and thunderstorms should move out of central Indiana by the late evening and overnight hours tonight.

Why is it so rainy? And will it stop anytime soon.

June 29th, 2015 at 9:38 pm by under Weather

Many have asked why the rain won’t stop, or if it looks to let up any time soon. Here are a few answers to why it’s been so wet and stormy across central Indiana.



Remember that May pattern? When day after day we reported on the ongoing flooding in Texas and Oklahoma? That was a similar pattern, but the placement of the jet stream in the upper levels made all the difference.

At that time, the trough (the dip in the jet stream) was stuck over the plains and into Texas. That kept a series of system lining up in the jet stream, and also made for a stormy pattern just east of the trough.

Texas and Oklahoma dealt with weeks of severe weather and heavy rain flooded rivers into Arkansas and Louisiana.  Not to mention additional heavy rains from Tropical Storm Bill, that only added insult to injury.



Though the jet stream remains “stuck” in place, it has shifted to the east. That shift makes all the difference for our sensible weather.

The trough in the jet stream is now directly over the Midwest, which keeps Indiana in line for each system that rolls in. It also keeps unsettled, stormy conditions in place each day.

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So now the question remains, will we break this pattern anytime soon? Long term models agree the pattern will stick around through July 4th weekend, but another shift in the jet stream could occur by mid July, meaning a break from the incessant rain.

More rain, weekend forecast

June 26th, 2015 at 5:30 pm by under Weather

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Tonight:A Flash Flood Watch is in currently in effect for most of the WISH-TV viewing area. Rain will continue across central Indiana as the evening progresses. Continuing thunderstorms are possible; however, flash flooding will be the main threat due to excessive rainfall amounts. Overnight lows will drop into the low 60s.


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We’ll still see scattered rain and also a few thunderstorms possible for Saturday. Remember a Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 9:00 am Saturday for most of central Indiana. By the evening hours, the chance for rain and thunderstorms will decrease. High temperatures will top out in the low-mid 70s across most of central Indiana.


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Sunday:The second half of the weekend should be nice, especially for outdoor activities. Sunday will be pleasant with partly cloudy skies and highs in the mid-upper 70s.


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8 day forecast:Temperatures for the first part of next week will remain below average, sitting in the upper 70s. By the second half of the week, highs will rise but continue to be below average, we’ll top out in the low-mid 80s. Storms are also possible next week. The greatest chance will be Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Storm Track 8 will continue keeping you update with the latest.

Cooler temperatures and severe weather

June 25th, 2015 at 4:12 pm by under Weather

Severe weather discussion:

As temperatures reach into the low 80s, storms will begin popping up, with some being severe.

Timing: Storms will occur late this afternoon and early evening and may continue into the overnight hours as well.

Location: The southern half of the state is under a slight risk for severe weather.


Main Threats: These storms will be capable of producing large hail, damaging winds, and dangerous lightning. Heavy rainfall, which can lead to flooding, is also a threat.

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Lows tonight will be in the upper 60s with mostly cloudy skies. Storms and showers are possible overnight.

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Highs tomorrow will be in the mid to upper 70s. Rain and storms are expected, especially in the afternoon hours. These showers and storms will likely bring heavy rain and some storms may be severe.

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Tomorrow Night:

Lows will be in the low 60s. Showers and a stray thunderstorm are likely during the overnight hours.

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Temperatures will cool down into the mid to upper 70s this weekend and into early next week. By Wednesday, temperatures will be back into the lower 80s. A chance for storms remains for the next 8 days.

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