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  • Grab The Jacket!

    Highlights:

    • Harvey’s remnants
    • Windy and October-like
    • Improving weather for Labor Day weekend
    • Another blast of cool air next week

    Is It The First Of September Or October?!  Harvey’s remnants will track northeast along the Ohio River (tonight) and into the central Appalachians (Saturday).  The combination of a tight pressure gradient between the circulation around what’s left of Harvey and an area of high pressure over the eastern Great Lakes will result in strong and gusty easterly winds to wrap up the work week.  Factor in temperatures that will run close to 20° below normal and jackets will be required today!  We don’t have any changes in regards to our rainfall forecast: heaviest and steadiest rain will remain downstate.  Lighter showers will begin to overspread central parts of the state, including Indianapolis, later this evening.

    Early showers will pull off to the east Saturday and we should end the day with increasing sunshine.  Those improvements will continue Sunday into Labor Day with dry conditions.

    A cold front will approach early next week and result in an increasingly windy regime Monday afternoon into Tuesday.  The front will sweep through the state Tuesday with a broken band of showers and thunderstorms followed by another shot of unseasonably cool air by the middle of next week.  Lingering upper level energy will result in spotty showers Wednesday with the cooler conditions.

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

    • Snowfall: 0.00″
    • Rainfall:  0.30″ – 1.00″


  • Pleasant Now; Very Cool, Wet (For Some), And Windy Close To The Week…

    Highlights:

    • Pleasant stretch of midweek weather
    • Harvey’s remnants impact the region
    • Gearing up for a strong cold front just after Labor Day

    Calm Before The Storm…Weak high pressure will control our midweek weather.  Patchy fog will eventually burn off to partly cloudy conditions this afternoon.  A backdoor cold front will, uneventfully, slip through the state Thursday.  An isolated shower or thunderstorm is possible Thursday afternoon, but most neighborhoods should remain rain-free.

    Then our attention turns to Harvey’s remnants.  The greatest impact on central Indiana will be unseasonably cool temperatures and strong and gusty easterly winds.  While the precipitation shield should encompass all of central Indiana, we still believe this will be more “showery” in nature for the city and points north, including north-central parts of the state.  Steadier and heavier rains are likely across southern and southeastern portions of the state (where the axis of 2″+ totals will be likely).  The combination of high pressure located to our northeast and Harvey’s circulation passing along the Ohio River will result in a very stiff easterly flow Friday.  Expect temperatures in the 50s most of the day with gusts over 30 MPH at times.  Have the jackets and sweaters ready.

    Moisture will begin to pull east of the region Saturday, but we’ll include the chance of morning showers.

    We’ll be in between storms Sunday and Labor Day, itself.  Dry and pleasant conditions can be expected before a strong cold front moves through the state Tuesday.  Scattered showers and a possible thunderstorm will accompany this frontal passage, followed by the coolest air since last spring by the middle of next week.  Get set for an October-like feel…

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

    • Snowfall: 0.00″
    • Rainfall:  0.30″ – 1.00″


  • Big Changes Loom…

    Highlights:

    • Wet and stormy at times to close the work week
    • Much cooler air ahead
    • Pleasant weekend on deck

    Summer Weather Gives Way To An Early Fall Feel…Seasonably warm and humid conditions will help power widely scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms again Wednesday.  More widespread showers and thunderstorms will arrive Thursday evening into early Friday as a cold front sweeps through the state.  Winds will shift around to the northwest and turn gusty Friday afternoon, helping usher in an unseasonably cool air mass for the first Friday of August.  This cooler regime will remain with us through the weekend.  A quick-moving light shower is possible over the weekend, but most of the area will remain rain-free with mixed clouds and sun.

    Temperatures will remain below seasonal norms early next week (and really throughout the majority of the first half of August) with scattered rain chances returning to our forecast.  Looking beyond the current 7-day period shows our next storm system of significance approaching mid-to-late next week.

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

    • Snowfall:  0.00″
    • Rainfall:  0.50″ – 1.00″ (locally heavier amounts)


  • Tuesday Morning Rambles: Shower Chances Return Today…

    1.)  2017 continues to fly along.  August features 3.13″ of rain during the month and temperatures that start out with an average high and low of 84°/ 65° and 83°/ 62° to end the month.  Needless to say, temperatures this weekend will feature well below normal conditions that will feel more like it should jumping forward 6 weeks, or so.

    2.)  Moisture returns today and results in scattered shower coverage this afternoon and Wednesday.  Most of both days will remain rain-free, but don’t be surprised by a passing shower at times.

    Scattered showers return this evening across central Indiana.

    3.)  More widespread coverage of showers and thunderstorms arrive Thursday afternoon into Friday morning as a strong cold front presses into the state.  Localized heavy rain is possible and rainfall totals of 0.50″-1.00″ can be expected (with locally heavier amounts under stronger storms) between now and Friday.

    4.)  As surface low pressure wraps up over the Great Lakes Friday, it’ll help pull unseasonably cool air south into the state, along with gusty northwest winds.  In fact, temperatures will remain steady or slowly fall as we move through the day Friday.  It sure won’t feel like the first weekend of August as temperatures tumble into the 50s area-wide Saturday morning.

    Temperatures will feel more like late-September this weekend.


  • More Heavy Rain Today, But Improving Conditions As We Move Into The Weekend…

    After a relative “lull” in the rainfall coverage and intensity overnight, rain is expanding in coverage and intensity yet again this morning.  While there will be a rather sharp cut-off to the west, additional heavy rains are ahead from northwestern Indianapolis ‘burbs (including places such as Brownsburg, Whitestown, and Sheridan), Indianapolis, and points south and east.

    HRRR simulated radar shows this rain shield nicely as we progress through mid and late morning.

    Additional rainfall of 1″-1.5″ is likely from Indianapolis and points south and east with this band of rain before drier weather finally works in here this afternoon and evening.  Otherwise, expect continued windy, cold, and raw conditions today as temperatures remain in the 40s this afternoon, including wind chills in the 30s.

    Looking ahead, one last batch of rain will arrive on the scene Saturday morning.

    We’ll finally get rid of the rain and introduce a drier regime Saturday afternoon into Sunday, including a sunny close to the weekend.  With the drier air, overnight lows will fall to frosty levels Sunday and Monday mornings (lower to middle 30s).

    More on the longer range this weekend!


  • Flooding Concerns Return…

    Highlights:

    • Heavy rain returns
    • Unseasonably cool
    • Drier weather returns late in the weekend

    Live Near A Body Of Water? Keep An Eye On The Level…Central Indiana will deal with an extended period of rain, occasionally heavy, tonight through Friday afternoon.  With saturated soils in place, an additional widespread 2.5″-3.5″ (with locally heavier amounts) between now and Saturday morning, flooding concerns are very high.  As the lead off states, please remain aware of water levels if you live near a creek, stream, or river.  The other aspect of this storm will be unseasonably chilly air and gusty easterly winds that will shift to the north Friday night into Saturday.

    The weekend will provide a drier trend, but the improvements will be slow to occur.  Showers remain in our Saturday forecast before drier air finally wins out Sunday with sunshine.  The worry once to Sunday and Monday mornings will be the potential of frost and freeze conditions- especially in communities away from downtown.  Remember, no planting around these parts until after Mother’s Day!  😉

    Shower chances return by the middle of next week!

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

    • Snowfall: 0.00″
    • Rainfall:  3″ – 4″


  • Unseasonably Chilly; Another Heavy Rain Maker Blows Into Town…

    Clouds will lower and thicken Wednesday morning and give way to an expanding rain shield late morning into the early afternoon hours.  Initially this rain won’t be heavy, but will begin to increase in overall coverage and intensity as we progress into the nighttime hours.

    Forecast radar around lunchtime shows rain increasing across central IN.
    Rain becomes heavy Wednesday night.

    The culprit behind this new heavy rain maker is a deepening surface low pressure system that will slowly track from Arkansas (Wednesday night) northeast along the Ohio River (Thursday) and into Ohio (Friday).  Not only will this spread heavy rain across central Indiana, but will also result in strong and gusty easterly winds Thursday into Friday, and unseasonably cold air.  In fact, temperatures Friday will likely remain in the 40s across central IN with wind chills in the 30s.  Add in that wind-driven rain and we have the makings for an UGLY day.

    Periods of heavy rain will fall on the region Wednesday night into Friday and by the time all is said and done (Saturday night) widespread rainfall of 3″ is likely across most of central Indiana.  Locally heavier totals will be possible where the most persistent heavy rain bands set-up shop.

    We’ll begin to dry things out Saturday night into Sunday, but unseasonably chilly air will remain.  Lows over the weekend into early next week will grow cold enough to allow patchy frost to develop in outlying communities.  We think low to mid 30s will be common across the region Sunday and Monday mornings.