Rain Chances Ramping Up for Week Ahead

May 24th, 2015 at 3:31 pm by under Weather

This holiday weekend has been very nice for outdoor activities but changes will take shape starting as early as tonight. The dry conditions will be replaced with increased moisture and scattered rain and storm chances. This unsettled pattern will stick around for the entire week. Temperatures will stay warm with highs in the upper 70s to low and mid 80s. This evening clouds will be abundant but the chance of rain will remain isolated. A storm system is lifting north and east through the plains over the next 24 hours. As it gets close, it will trigger a few storms tonight in central Indiana. Memorial Day will be wet at times with scattered storms off and on through the day. No need to cancel outdoor festivities but an indoor back up plan is a good idea. Some storms will put down heavy rain as they move through. Tuesday, there is the risk of severe storms. Currently, the Storm Prediction Center has much of central Indiana under a slight risk.

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Storms Move In For Memorial Day

May 24th, 2015 at 10:21 am by under Weather

While showers look to hold off during the Indianapolis 500, showers and storms will move in as early as this evening, with multiple storm chances through the middle of the week.



More clouds than sunshine this afternoon.  Temperatures will warm quickly to the lower 80′s.  Humidity will be on the rise, as winds pick up out of the south between 10-15 mph.

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Spotty showers and storms will begin to develop by early evening  – with chances continuing through the evening and overnight.  Lows will be mild and muggy – only falling to the mid to upper 60′s.

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Memorial Day:

While the day won’t be a wash out, there will be a chance for a pop up shower or storm at any point during the day.  Temperatures will remain warm – topping out in the upper 70′s to around 80°

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Active pattern will continue as we head back to work and school, with scattered storms possible Tuesday afternoon.


There is a slight risk for severe storms for most of central Indiana.

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Summer like temperatures will continue for the rest of the week.  Highs will jump up to the mid 80′s by Thursday and Friday.

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Warm & Dry Race Day

May 24th, 2015 at 4:46 am by under Weather

Rain is out of the forecast for the Indianapolis 500 today.  Expect a mix of sun and clouds from morning until afternoon.  Morning drive in temperatures will be in the low to mid 60′s.  Green flag temperatures shortly after noon will be in the mid 70′s, and checkered flag temperatures will be in the lower 80′s.


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Chance of Rain Returns

May 23rd, 2015 at 8:39 pm by under Weather

Quiet conditions will last through the first half of the day Sunday. However, the chance of rain will move back in by Sunday evening. We will not see a complete washout but isolated rain and storms will be possible. Memorial Day will bring a better chance of rain and storms but it will be mostly scattered and on and off again through the day. This pattern will hold through much of next week. Temperatures will continue to stay on the warm side with highs in the upper 70s and lower to mid 80s. There will at least be a chance of rain each day through next weekend.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Nice and mild. Lows in the 60s

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Sunday: Mix of clouds and sun. Isolated late day shower/storm. Highs in the lower 80s

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Memorial Day: Mostly cloudy with scattered rain and storms. Highs in the upper 70s.

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Warmer Holiday Weekend

May 23rd, 2015 at 3:23 pm by under Weather

Temperatures have climbed well into the 70s to near 80 across central Indiana. Plenty of sunshine and blue skies are making for a perfect start to the extended weekend. Outdoor activities have gotten off without a hitch today. Sunday will remain mostly dry as well with temps rising into the lower 80s. Clouds will increase and mix with some sun but overall it doesn’t look like rain will wash out any plans during the day. There is a chance of an isolated late day shower. Rain chances will pick up overnight Sunday into Monday. We’ll see an unsettled weather pattern for much of next week.

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Holiday Weekend Forecast

May 23rd, 2015 at 8:23 am by under Weather

Warmer temperatures are on tap over the next 3 days, but rain chances return for the end of the holiday weekend.



A mix of sun and clouds with warmer temperatures move into the state.  The 500 Festival Parade looks great, with step off temps in the low 70′s.

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Highs will top out in the upper 70′s and lower 80′s this afternoon.

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Partly cloudy skies for much of the evening, with an increase in cloud cover closer to daybreak.  Lows will fall to the mid to upper 50′s.

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Race Day:

We’ll start the morning off with mostly cloudy skies, but should quickly see some breaks in the clouds by mid to late morning.  Temperatures will warm quickly, and should jump into the mid 70′s by the start of the race.  Clouds will begin to build for the middle and end of the race.  There is a chance for an isolated shower or storm to pop up as early as the final few laps, but it’s looking to be a dry forecast for the 500.

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Highs will top out in the low 80′s across central Indiana.

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Memorial Day:


Better chance for rain to close out the holiday weekend as a more unsettled weather pattern move into the Midwest.  While the day shouldn’t be a wash out, we could see isolated to scattered showers and storms at any time during the day.

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Highs will top out near 80°.

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Warm Week:

Temperatures will remain well above average with daily storm chances for most of the week.  Like Monday, none of the days look to be complete wash outs, but just scattered storm chances.  Highs at the end of the week will be quite summer like, topping out in the mid 80′s.

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Indy 500 Festival Parade Forecast

May 23rd, 2015 at 5:07 am by under Weather

5am temperatures across central Indiana are comfortable, ranging in the mid to upper 50′s under partly to mostly cloudy skies.

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A mix of sun and clouds is expected for today.  Parade step-off temperatures should be right around 70°.  Highs this afternoon will make a run to 80° for most of central Indiana.

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The big weekend is here, and it looks good overall….

May 22nd, 2015 at 11:26 pm by under Weather

Finally, the biggest weekend in Indianapolis has arrived, and the forecast looks to cooperate for the most part. But there are a few time frames when less-than-perfect conditions will be in place.

Lows tonight will be in the low 50s or upper 40s with a few high thin clouds.

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One change to the forecast may involved adding a few more clouds to the morning forecast. Additional moisture from a system to the west may bring additional clouds or a few sprinkles through late morning, but that should dissipate quickly into the afternoon. Expect plenty of sunshine by the afternoon with highs in the upper 70s. Lows in the upper 50s.

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With a mix of clouds and sunshine in the morning, temperatures will warm into the 70s quickly by the start of the Indianapolis 500. Expect temperature sin the mid to upper 70s at the start of the race and partly cloudy skies. Highs are expected near 80.

A few showers or thunderstorms may develop during the afternoon to the south and west, but should not arrive until later in the afternoon or evening. While rain is not expected for the Indy 500, the radar will need to be monitored for developing storms in the latter half of the race.

Temperatures will again warm quickly to near 80 degrees by the afternoon, but unlike Sunday, scattered showers and thunderstorms will be more widespread. Not expected to be a washout, but a good idea to have your WISH TV Weather app ready to monitor any developing showers on radar if you plan to be outdoors!

Perfect Afternoon!

May 22nd, 2015 at 1:55 pm by under Weather

Current temperatures across the state are in the upper 60s to lower 70s along with breezy conditions. These conditions will stick around for this evening with lows in the lower 50s. There is some rain off to our west, but we will not have to worry about that for the next few days.

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A Beautiful Day

May 22nd, 2015 at 8:42 am by under Weather

It is going to be a fantastic day to head to the Track today. After a cool start, sunshine will warm temperatures into the lower 70s this afternoon. Get outside and enjoy!

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