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Sun, Rain & Cool Down Next Week - Live Doppler 13 Blog


Central Indiana finally lifted out of the fog and clouds today for some decent sunshine. Afternoon highs climbed into the low 80s.

It will be mostly clear this evening with mild air. Temperatures will eventually fall into the upper 60s with areas of fog developing again by morning.

Sunday will be mostly sunny, warm and humid. There is a chance of a widely scattered shower during the afternoon.

Temperatures will climb into the mid 80s with heat indices in the upper 80s.

Clouds will increase early Monday morning with temperatures starting off in the upper 60s.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be likely by Monday afternoon.

There is a risk of a strong to severe thunderstorm with heavy rain potential.

Temperatures will climb into the low 80s.

Storms will continue on Tuesday, especially during the morning. The storm system will slowly exit Tuesday afternoon with a few lingering showers around Tuesday afternoon. Rain potential will be a half inch to around two inches.

It will be cooler with highs in the mid 70s.

Wednesday will be more Fall-like with breezy winds, sunshine and highs in the mid 70s.

Temperatures will fall into the upper 50s Thursday morning with another pleasant day on store. Highs will return back into the upper 70s.

Weekend Rain Chances


A wet stretch is wrapping up and more dry time is in the forecast for this weekend.

With the most recent rainfall, Indianapolis has been able to rack up 3.32" for the month. That takes us over 1.5" in the surplus and near normal for the season and year.

The system that brought all the rain has finally moved off to the south making way for some quieter weather for the weekend.

Can you believe it?! Tonight is the final home game for the Indiana Fever at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Not a bad afternoon through Central Indiana with a mostly to partly cloudy sky and temps topping out in the lower 80s.

A stray shower is possible -- especially to areas north but most of the area stays dry today.

Partly cloudy for evening plans.

Skies clear overnight and areas of patchy fog will again be an issue to start Sunday. Temps begin in the mid 60s and rebound to the mid 80s.

Clouds develop in the afternoon with a stray shower possible. Rain chance still remains relatively low -- so keep your plans but watch the radar if you're going to be outdoors.

After a little dry time to start the day on Monday, our next weather system arrives in the late afternoon/evening.

A few storms are possible late Monday that could be strong to severe. Most of Central Indiana is in the level 1 of 5 for severe storms so stay weather aware as we head into Monday evening.

This system keeps scattered showers and storms in the forecast through the day on Tuesday.

Once the system exits, much drier and cooler air arrives with highs only in the mid 70s on Wednesday.

This won't be an early fall though... we're back to 80 by the end of next week.

Scattered Storms Later Today, Mainly Dry for the Weekend


Widespread storms moved over central Indiana this morning. Some pockets of heavy rain fell with some gusty winds.

This afternoon will be a bit drier but afternoon heating will allow for a few scattered showers and thunderstorms to develop.

Afternoon highs will climb into the low 80s.

Storm chances diminish at dusk and high pressure will build in for the weekend. It will remain mostly cloudy tonight with lows in the upper 60s.

There is a low chance of a spotty shower Saturday, otherwise, it will be a much brighter day with highs near normal, back into the mid 80s.

Sunday will be bright and warm with highs in the mid 80s.

Unsettled weather will return for the start of the work week. Storm chances return Monday afternoon with highs in the mid 80s.

Storms look likely on Tuesday too and it will be cooler with highs in the upper 70s.

A fantastic, pleasant pattern will arrive by mid week, bringing sunshine and highs in the mid to upper 70s and lows in the mid 50s!

Gloomy August Day, Better By Weekend


It will be a wet and gloomy day with scattered showers at times through the evening. A few thunderstorms are possible too.

Some storms could ramp up to a strong or severe level. There is a low risk of severe storms from Indianapolis and points to the south.

Some pockets of heavy rain will be possible too. Temperatures will struggle to climb into the upper 70s to near 80°.

Shower chances continue into Friday morning with temperatures only falling to around 70°.

More scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible Friday with better chances of rain during the afternoon into the evening.

Afternoon highs will climb into the low 80s.

Rainfall totals could be around 1" by Saturday morning.

More sunshine is in store for the weekend with warmer temperatures too. A few spotty showers are possible Saturday with highs in the mid 80s.

Sunday will be sunny and warm with highs in the mid 80s.

The computer data models are not agreeing with rain potential early next week. Right now, there are chances of showers and storm on Monday and Tuesday. Keep checking back for the latest.

Wet Rest Of The Week - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog


We're headed into a wet weather pattern for the rest of the week.

Scattered showers will push in this afternoon and continue through the state.

Scattered showers and storms continue this evening. Some cold impact the Grand Funk Railroad show at the Indiana State Fair.

Here's the timeline... scattered showers will be in place for the evening commute home. Prepare for wet roadways and brief heavy downpours.

A few storms could be on the strong side this evening across the southern part of the state.

The risk of widespread severe weather is very low -- but a few strong wind gusts will be possible. Other than that expect times of heavy rainfall leading to localized flooding.

Widespread rain, heavy at times, continues through the evening and much of the overnight.

Another wet day sets up for tomorrow with temperatures staying in the 70s.

Scattered showers and upper 60s start the day.

There will be more breaks in the rain later in the day but it's a good idea to keep the rain gear ready through the evening hours.

The cold front will push through Friday morning -- widespread heavy rain continues.

Weather models are in a close agreement through the end of the week that most of central Indiana picks up near 1.5" of rain.

Dry weather is looking more and more likely to start the weekend. We can't rule out showers, especially south on Saturday, but there will be lots of dry time in the afternoon and evening. Sunday is looking fantastic with the return of sunshine and seasonally temperatures.

Mid-Week Rain and Storms - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog


You will need to keep the umbrella handy and stay weather aware Wednesday and Thursday. There will be some dry hours especially early Wednesday, if you have some outdoor plans. The coverage of rain and storms will increase Wednesday afternoon and evening. A few storms may contain strong winds on Wednesday. Heavy rain will be a threat over the next couple of days, as this slow moving weather system will keep our weather pattern unsettled through the end of the week. Rainfall potential is a widespread .5" to 1.5" through late Thursday. There will be a few pockets of 2"+. Stay tuned for updates, as we track rain and storms.

August Heat, Then Stormy - Live Doppler 13 Blog


It will be a hot and hazy day with temperatures soaring into the upper 80s to near 90 degrees.

Heat indices will be in the low 90s.

Clouds will increase this evening with temperatures only falling into the upper 80s.

Showers and thunderstorms will develop on Wednesday, as an area of low pressure moves over the Great Lakes area. It will be stormy at times.

A few storms could be strong to severe in west central and south central Indiana.

It will be cooler with highs in the upper 70s and low 80s.

Showers and storms will continue Wednesday evening and Thursday. Some areas will pick up an inch or so of rain by Thursday evening.

A few more scattered storms will be likely Friday with highs in the low 80s.

The weekend will be mainly dry with a chance of a few storms. Afternoon highs will be in the low to mid 80s.

Dry Start, Rain Returns Wed. - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog


It's a dry start to the week with clouds increasing with the heat in the afternoon.

A stray shower will be possible, mainly north, close to the evening commute time.

The State Fair continues on today with temps rebounding into the mid to upper 80s. A few clouds for the Happy Together Tour at the Free Stage tonight beginning at 7:30.

Tuesday will be the warmest day of the week with sunshine and highs in the upper 80s.

Welcome back to school Carmel-Clay, Cardinal Ritter, Park Tutor!

Clouds again increase with the heat of the day tomorrow afternoon.

Rain gear ready by mid-week! Our first of a few weather systems this week brings scattered showers and storms back into the forecast by Wednesday morning.

Widespread rain continues through much of the day on Thursday.

As one system exits Friday morning, we'll have a few dry hours before another wave of rain returns Friday evening.

Central Indiana will collect the rainfall over the latter part of the week -- 1-2" of rain possible through the end of the week.

Temperatures will be cooler with the rain's influence starting Wednesday. Highs in the lower 80s. A few more dry hours helps temps rebound into the mid 80s to start next weekend.

Perseids Peak Tonight To Predawn Monday


A clearing sky is perfect for the peak of the Perseid Meteor shower tonight. To give yourself the best chance of seeing them you should:

Look in the north-northeast sky, get away from city lights, and try to stay awake. There's potential of 60-70 meteors per hour between midnight and 7am Monday...that equates to one to two per minute.

Good luck!

Dry Start With Rain Mid-Week: Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog


Another mainly dry day is setting up for this Sunday with only a stray shower possible on the eastern side of the state in the afternoon.

A clear sky for this evening with temps falling from the mid 80s into the mid 70s.

Should be a fun one at the Indiana State Fair with for King and Country taking the free stage at 7:30 pm.

If you didn't get a chance to see any meteors, you have another opportunity to tonight as the Perseids ramp back up! Skies stay clear -- look north!

Welcome back to school Monday, Martinsville and Eastbrook schools. A clear morning with temps in the 60s with a few clouds by the ride home. Highs in the mid 80s.

Tuesday will be the hottest day of the week with highs in the upper 80s near 90. A mix of sun and clouds as the dry stretch continues.

Rain is back in play as our next weather system arrives by Wednesday morning.

Scattered showers and storms will be likely through Thursday.

As one system exits, we'll get in on some dry time Friday before another rainy system arrives Friday evening.

The unsettled weather pattern with daily rain and storm chances takes us into the weekend. Temperatures remain below average with highs in the lower 80s.

Star Gazers Night - Live Doppler 13 Blog


Skies are clearing out, making way for a great viewing of the Perseid meteor shower. The showers will peak this weekend.

You can see it tonight and Sunday night, mainly after midnight. You will be able to see the debris or “shooting stars” from the comet Swift-Tuttle by looking to the northeast. There is a New moon tonight, so it will be dark, making way for bright shooting stars.

Here is a chart from Dr. Murphy, Director of the Holcomb Observatory & Planetarium.

Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend: Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog


Most of our Saturday will be dry with a few isolated showers/storms developing with the heat of the afternoon.

Here's the high resolution future radar around 3pm -- notice most of the pop-ups develop on the eastern and southeastern parts of the state.

Should an isolated storm pop-up in your area, a brief heavy downpour with lightning and thunder is possible but it won't last long.

After 6-7pm -- the sky will clear and we're in store for a great evening!

Lots of shows tonight across Central Indiana but if you're headed up to Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Chicago and REO Speedwagon will take the state beginning at 7pm under a clear sky.

We need the clear sky tonight in order to view the Perseid Meteor Shower! Look north late in the evening toward the Perseus constellation where you could see 60-70 meteors/hour!

The meteor shower will peak tonight overnight and again Sunday night into Monday morning.

We wake up to clear skies and slightly cooler temps Sunday morning with lows in the lower 60s.

We're back into the mid 80s tomorrow afternoon with again, an isolated shower possible in the afternoon.

Next week starts dry both Monday and Tuesday with highs in the mid to upper 80s. Our next round of widespread rain returns for Wednesday into Thursday morning with another round moving in late Friday into next weekend.