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Stormy Thursday - SkyTrak13 Weather Blog 3/29/17

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Angela Buchman

There is a chance for a stray shower or storm Wednesday evening, but the better chance for rain and storms is in the Thursday forecast. There is a slight risk for severe weather. On the severe weather scale of 1 to 5, most of central Indiana is at a 2. Damaging winds will be one of the bigger threats.

Right now it looks like there will be 2 rounds of rain and storms. The first will develop early in the day. Here is the timeline with FutureTrak13.

Round 2 is forecast to develop late afternoon and early evening. This means there will be a few dry hours Thursday afternoon. High temperatures will be in the range of 65 to 70 degrees. The second round of storms will move through central Indiana on Thursday evening.

We get on the cooler and more stable side of this weather system on Friday. The day will be cooler and damp. Highs will be in the 50s and there will be a few showers. We are expecting some updates to the timeline for these 2 rounds of storms on Thursday, so stay tuned for updates and stay weather aware.



Rainy Monday Night - 3/27/17 SkyTrak13 Weather Blog

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Angela Buchman

Scattered showers and a few storms are in the Monday night forecast. Here is the timeline with FutureTrak13. The latest analysis keeps the threat for severe storms south of the Ohio River. We will monitor any and all storm development this evening and keep you updated. The threat for rain will end before sunrise Tuesday. Tuesday will be mostly cloudy, with highs near 60.



Stormy Monday - SkyTrak13 Weather Blog

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Kelly Greene

Monday will start off mostly cloudy to partly cloudy. The active weather pattern continues with another storm system primed to move over central and southern Indiana. Showers and thunderstorms will become likely by mid to late afternoon Monday.

The Storm Prediction Center has areas along and south of I-70 outlined for the risk of severe thunderstorms.

The main threats will be damaging winds and large hail. Afternoon highs will climb into the mid 60s, still running about 10 degrees above average.



Wet Today, Strong Storms Possible Monday - SkyTrak13 Weather Blog

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Kelly Greene

Rain will become more scattered this afternoon with another few tenths to a quarter of an inch possible.

Winds will be out of the southeast today with temperatures climbing into the low to mid 60s.

Rain will taper off this evening. It will remain mostly cloudy overnight with temperatures falling into the upper 40s.

Another storm system will arrive Monday. Showers and thunderstorms will be likely by mid to late afternoon.

Most of central Indiana is under a risk of strong to severe thunderstorms with the higher risk being placed in south central Indiana. The primary threats are damaging winds and large hail. It will be unseasonably mild too, with highs in the mid 60s.



Scattered Showers Through Sunday - SkyTrak13 Weather Blog

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Kelly Greene

A storm system to the east is taking its time moving east today.

Only light spotty showers have developed this afternoon but more widespread showers and thunderstorms become likely this evening. A tenth to a quarter of an inch of rain is possible overnight with lows in the upper 50s.

Periods of showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue on Sunday and another quarter inch of rain will be possible. It will be cloudy and cooler but still mild for this time of year with highs in the mid 60s.



Timeline for Weekend Rain Chances - SkyTrak13 Weather Blog 3/24/17

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Angela Buchman

Rain chances return this weekend, but it won't rain all weekend. It will be mild too, with highs in the 60s on Saturday and Sunday. Right now it looks like you will have more dry hours on Saturday than Sunday. Based on the latest analysis, the steadiest rain will fall from Saturday night through about midday Sunday. If you have outdoor plans, remember to take us along with you. You can track the rain with Live Doppler 13 Radar on the go on your phone, with the SkyTrak13 Weather App. Here is the timeline for rain with FutureTrak13. We will continue to update this timeline, as we get the latest information.



Windy But Mild Friday - SkyTrak13 Weather Blog

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Kelly Greene

An active pattern moves in this weekend, bringing spring showers and mild temperatures. Today will be a cloudy but mild day with breezy winds out of the southwest.

Here were the current temperatures during the noon hour:

Check out the 24 hour temperature change!

Temperatures will soar into the upper 60s and low 70s, running 15° above average.

Winds will be gusty at time, around 25 to 30 mph.

Winds during the noon hour have been high with strong wind gusts:



State Final Showers

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Chuck Lofton

It is the end of March and for Hoosiers that means one of the greatest times of the year, the Boy's Basketball Finals. It's been 20 years since Indiana abandoned the single class system for a multi-class basketball system in the state. While purists lament the loss of the single class excitement and legacy, most principals and superintendents like the new system since it allows more schools the opportunity to call themselves a state champion.

Thousands of guests from around the state will enjoy a warm, but at times, wet day tomorrow as the cheers inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse should offset the sounds of thunder outside.

Here is tomorrow's schedule.

Class A State Championship Game | Lafayette Central Catholic (22-6) vs. Tindley (23-5) | 10:30 am ET
Class 2A State Championship Game | Frankton (22-6) vs. Crawford County (22-6) | Approx. 12:45 pm ET
Session II
Class 3A State Championship Game | Twin Lakes (25-3) vs. Indianapolis Crispus Attucks (24-4) | 6 pm ET
Class 4A State Championship Game | Fort Wayne North Side (27-2) vs. Ben Davis (22-5) | Approx. 8:15 pm ET



Temperature Swings - SkyTrak13 Weather Blog 3/22/17

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Angela Buchman

After a couple of mornings in the 20s, the SkyTrak13 Weather Team is tracking much warmer air for the end of the week. Your Thursday includes morning temperatures in the 20s, but it will be near 40 degrees by noon. High temperatures will be in the 50s on Thursday afternoon.

Clouds will increase Thursday and there is a chance for a few showers Thursday night. Much warmer air arrives for the end of the week and the weekend. Highs will be near 70 degrees on Friday.

There is a chance for rain and storms this weekend, but it doesn't look like it will rain all weekend. Stay tuned for updates on timing.



Jon Bon Jovi, Cold Night-Hot Concert

Bon Jovi in Indianapolis

Bon Jovi in Indianapolis

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Chuck Lofton

For fans of Rock N Roll, the name Jon Bon Jovi is synonymous with hard driving music and concerts that pack arenas and concerts that stand the test of time. Bon Jovi's resume is impressive, starting in 1975 as a teenager and through the years, playing in more then 50 countries before more than 34 million people. He is in the UK Rock Hall Of Fame and here in the states, the songwriter Hall Of Fame.

His concert tonight won't be outside at a cold Klipsch Music Center, rather it will be indoors at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. If you are headed into the city to see Jon and the band perform, wear something warm. Although the average high is 54, temperatures will actually fall into the 30s during the evening with a cold northeast wind. The cold weather is alright...just grab the hand of your date on the walk to the arena and say, "Take my hand and I'll make it I swear!"

Welcome to Indy, Jon Bon Jovi!



Wednesday Will be a Heavy Coat Day - 3/21/17 SkyTrak13 Weather Blog

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Angela Buchman

The high temperature on Tuesday was 60 degrees, but temperatures will fall all of the way into the 20s by Wednesday morning. You will need that heavier coat from start to finish on Wednesday. Even with lots of sunshine, temperatures will only be in the lower 30s by noon and forecast highs are only near 40 degrees.



Second Tornado Drill At 7:35pm This Evening

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Sean Ash

This is another friendly reminder that Indiana will be conducted the second of two tornado drills today at 7:35pm this evening.

Please take time to go over your safety plan with your family or co-workers. If you don't have a plan please strongly consider establishing one.

The plan should consist of getting to the lowest level of your structure (preferably in the basement)...putting as many walls between yourself and the outside of the structure...away from windows...covering your head with a bicycle or athletic helmet...wearing shoes...covering your head/body with pillows, mattresses...having a first aid kit...having a weather radio...having charged batteries and other essential electronics.

Remember to have multiple ways of getting warnings and DO NOT rely on outdoor warning sirens to notify you of threatening. They're called "outdoor warning sirens" for a reason and can difficult to hear indoors.

It's also important to know the difference between a WATCH (severe weather or tornadoes are possible) versus a WARNING (severe weather or tornadoes are imminent and require action).

Below are the Severe Weather Risk Levels that are issued for Indiana from time-to-time by the Storm Prediction Center. It's a scale of 1 to 5...with 5 being the most likely and dangerous risk of severe weather and/or a tornado outbreak. But please know that tornadoes can and do occur in Level 1 or Marginal Risks of severe weather too.

We will share the risk map when there is a threat of severe storms and relay our confidence or probability with our Risk Level graphic below.

You can download our free SkyTrak13 Weather App here (http://www.wthr.com/station/wthr-mobile-apps) which will notify you of threatening weather on your device.

Though April, May, and June are the most active tornado months in Indiana climatologically speaking. Please take note that tornadoes and/or severe weather can occur anytime of year which is why it's pertinent to have a safety plan in place... and to practice that plan.

Be weather aware friends and thanks for trusting the SkyTrak13 weather team and Live Doppler 13 Radar to keep you safe - Sean Ash