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Foggy Start this Morning - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Kelly Greene

Patchy fog developed this morning, especially in north central Indiana. Here are some of the views from our camera network.

Lynn sent this picture via Facebook of the fog development in Monrovia in Morgan county.

The air temperature fell into the 50s this morning, falling at or near the dew point. The wind was also calm. All three are ingredients for fog development.

Visibility fell to less than a tenth of a mile at times this morning.

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Some Showers Today - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Kelly Greene

After a quiet and comfortable pattern, a cold front will bring unsettled weather to central Indiana. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop this afternoon, especially along and south of I-70. It’s actually been a dry month so far and rain is needed.

There is a low risk that a few storms could be strong to severe.

With the cloud coverage in place, there is low confidence for strong storms but an isolated strong storm will be possible. Strong gusty winds will be the main threat.

It will be warm and humid with highs in the low 80s.



Great Night for Outdoor Events - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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It will be a beautiful night across central Indiana. It will stay mild with a few clouds building in ahead of a cold front. The chance of rain will hold off until after midnight. It will be perfect to head out to the Indians, the State Fair or Farmer Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park.

The Indianapolis Indians will be taking on Syracuse tonight with the first pitch at 7:05pm. It’s Thursday Craft Beer Night too. Try a Sun King craft brew or choose from a rotating selection of statewide breweries. Craft beer will be available for everyone 21 and over in the PNC Plaza located in Centerfield.

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The Farmer Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park is such a great venue and tonight will be perfect for the Pentonix show. You are allowed to bring in a bottle of water and beach lawn chairs. (Low chairs only for this venue.)

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The Indiana State Fair is going strong right now. It will be awesome to take a ride, go through the barns or enjoy the Yacht Rock Revival Tour 2017 at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand. There will also be Harness Racing at 6pm.

Here is the Fair Forecast:

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Another Cool Morning, Quick Warm Up - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Kelly Greene

Another fantastic August day is shaping up. It was cool this morning, with temperatures falling into the 50s across central Indiana.

With the dry air in place, temperatures are already warming up quickly.

It will be a bright afternoon with highs in the low 80s, near normal for this time of year. Humidity will remain low.

It will be clear and cool again this evening. The kids will need the jacket again at the bus stop as temperatures fall back into the mid to upper 50s.

The warming trend continues on Thursday. A few more clouds will be around in the afternoon with highs in the mid 80s.

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State Fair Forecast For Wednesday

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Sean Ash

Another stellar day on tap at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Wednesday. Temperatures start in the 50s but quickly shoot into the mid/upper 70s by noon and into the 80s during the afternoon.

Definitely pack plenty of sunscreen as clouds will be sparse in the blue sky. The wind comes from the southeast and eventually brings in more humid air later in the day.

Have fun and prepare for another warm day Thursday with a shower or storm possible Friday.



Coolest Day During First Week Of August In Indy Since In 23 Years

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Sean Ash

You might be thinking Sunday was quite cool for an August day in Central Indiana. You are correct.

In fact the 73° day in Indianapolis marks the coolest day during August 1st-6th since 1994. It was 11° below the average high, just above the daily record low maximum, and matched the average high temperature for September 26th.


Despite the predominantly overcast sky... it was admittedly drier than I had envisioned going into the weekend. Relatively dry air at the surface proved to be a formidable opponent to lack of lift in the atmosphere. The track of low pressure much farther south than expected (and modeled) and 70 miles proved to be a game-changer in separating sprinkles to steady rain that's ongoing from Bloomington to Bedford right now.

While a few showers remain possible around Indy tonight and early Monday... the main area of precipitation will be south of I-70. A comfortable north-northeast wind wrapping around departing low pressure delivers less humid air to pave the way for a pleasant stretch of days much of the week.

We're forecasting lows in the 50s with highs near 80 and plenty of sun into Thursday afternoon. Slight rain chances as of now Friday and Saturday with scattered storms the early call for next Sunday. Have a great week and Chuck Lofton has an updated forecast on WTHR Sunrise beginning at 4am.



Cloudy, Cool, and Wet August Day - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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It will a cool, cloudy, and at times, rainy day. Spotty showers have moved in this morning with periods of moderate rain likely this afternoon. A few embedded thunderstorms are possible but severe weather is not expected.

Temperatures will struggle to climb into the upper 60s to near 70°.

The average high for today is 84°. The record lowest maximum high for today is 71°, set in 1991. Indianapolis could break that record today.

Scattered showers will continue this evening with lingering showers through Monday morning. Temperatures will fall into the low to mid 60s.

A few spotty showers are possible Monday afternoon.

Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy with highs climbing back into the upper 70s.

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Sunday Showers - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Kelly Greene

While temperatures ran more than 10 degrees below normal today, it was a pleasant first Saturday of August. Temperatures started off at 54° and climbed to 77° in Indianapolis.

Clouds have been increasing this afternoon ahead of the next storm system. It will stay mild this evening, with temperatures staying in the low 70s this evening and then falling into the low 60s by morning. There is a chance of a few spotty showers overnight.

Showers will become likely by early Sunday afternoon. Showers will become more widespread by late afternoon with the heaviest axis of rain along and south of the I-70 corridor. A few embedded thunderstorms are possible but no severe weather is expected.

Temperatures will struggle to climb into the upper 60s to near 70°.

Showers will continue Sunday evening into Monday morning. Rain totals will be from a half inch to one inch.

A few scattered showers and storms will be possible Monday with temperatures climbing back into the upper 70s.

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Showers Return Sunday - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Steady showers will become likely by Sunday afternoon. Some rumbles of thunder are possible too but no severe weather is expected.

The heaviest rain will likely by along and south of the I-70 corridor. It will be a rain cooled day with highs in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees.

Showers and embedded storms will continue Sunday evening into Monday morning.



Cold Front Brings Big Changes - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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A strong cold front triggers some showers and thunderstorms early this morning with many areas picking up a couple tenths of an inch to a half inch of rain.

The front is also bringing a big change in temperatures.

Temperatures fell into the upper 50s and low 60s by late morning.

Now that the front is east of central Indiana, temperatures will start to rebound this afternoon.

It will be a breezy, fall-like afternoon with winds out of the west from 10 to 15 mph. Gusts will be around 25 mph.

Afternoon highs will only climb into the upper 60s to near 70° under partly sunny skies.

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Storms and Temperature Swings - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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It will be a warm and muggy afternoon with a few isolated thunderstorms developing ahead of a larger complex to our west.

Some storms could be strong to severe. The main threats will be damaging winds with a less threat of large hail.

Heavy downpours will be possible too. Afternoon highs will climb into the low 80s with winds out of the southwest.

More scattered thunderstorms will be likely this evening. Again, the treat of strong to severe storms still exists. These storms will be along a strong cold front. Rain will likely taper off from west to east by mid morning Friday.

The cold front will also bring some big changes for Friday and through the weekend. It will usher in much colder air. Temperatures will still be in the low 70s by 7am Friday and will continue to fall into the low 60s and upper 50s by late morning.

The cold front will exit central Indiana by early afternoon. Temperatures will only rebound into the upper 60s to near 70°! It will also be breezy with winds sustained between 10 to 15 mph.

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Indiana State Fair Forecast For Opening Weekend

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Sean Ash

We've been sweating through seasonably warm and humid air since Sunday afternoon. But a strong cold front delivers a fall-like air mass Friday and sets the stage for afternoon temperatures nearly 20 degrees cooler than normal as the Indiana State Fair begins.

The transition from humid heat to coolish air will trigger storms Thursday afternoon into early Friday. Though Central Indiana is under a Level 1 (out of 5) risk for severe storms Thursday until 8am Friday....it's very possible the late-night/early morning timing of this frontal passage may ultimately spare a good portion of the viewing area from widespread severe storms. The area with the greatest probability, at least right now, of severe wind along the front will be in northwest Indiana... before it weakens due to lessening instability/daytime heating.

Right now we're expecting midday highs in the low/mid-70s with temperatures dropping into the 60s by 4-5pm under a thick layer of overcast. Stiff wind and hit and miss storms could ground balloons Friday morning and it's something we'll need to monitor the next 48 hours.

As the cloud deck clears Friday night temperatures drop into the low/mid 50s Saturday morning. Saturday is hands down the best day of the weekend as latest data suggests a progressive system which means we've made some tweaks to Sunday... which now includes chances of rain and thunderstorms. We'll still have to wait to fine-tune timing and coverage so please check back - Sean Ash