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Soggy Start Thursday

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Sean Ash

Plenty of weather pieces to what will be a wet puzzle to start the day on Thursday. Though radar is quiet this hour locally...we expect rain to expand over the region from sunrise into midday.

This is due pieces of energy pivoting around and lifting to the north from the circulation of an upper low to our southwest. The remnant circulation of Tropical Storm Bertha is notable on FutureTrak13...and it too lifts north-northwest. A highly moist atmosphere in place ups the odds not only of greater rain coverage Thursday, but areas of heavy rain too due to the tropical nature of the air mass. Quick 1"-2" is certainly possible within areas of heavy rain rates.

Coverage of rain, much like Wednesday, should diminish Thursday afternoon as the main disturbance lifts north. Peeks of sun and a southwest wind should boost temperatures into the lower 80s again.

A well-advertised cold front brings an end to rain from northwest-to-southeast by 6 PM Friday as drier air gradually arrives.

Much more comfortable humidity this weekend but much cooler too... which could play role of spoiler if you're planning to hit the lake or be poolside. The combination of dry air and a breeze...will make it feel chilly getting out of the water.

But it will be refreshing for other outdoor activities and an opportunity to shut-off the A/C for multiple days.

Highs will be near 70° this weekend and lows in the 45-50° range.

Comfortable continues to for the opening days of June before temperatures return to near/above normal temperatures by the middle of next week.



Rainy At Times Next 48 Hours Before Cooler Weekend

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Sean Ash

Weather today playing-out as expected with downpours more numerous as better lift enters the state.

While severe weather isn't expected, there may be just enough low-level instability/spin to create a few funnel clouds. Otherwise tropical downpours, and some lightning, will be main issues with cells on radar.

An upper low to our southwest, in addition to remnant moisture from Tropical Storm Bertha, provide ample tropical moisture for areas of heavy rain over the next 48 hours... with some places exceeding 2" totals.

It should be noted, that those rain amounts can occur in a quick time period as some locations exceeded one inch just from the morning rain system.

The Muggy Meter remains uncomfortable and helps fuel locally heavy rain into early afternoon Friday. However, the well-advertised cold front brings an end to rain from northwest-to-southeast by 6 PM Friday as drier air gradually arrives.

Much more comfortable humidity this weekend but much cooler too... which could play role of spoiler if you're planning to hit the lake or be poolside. The combination of dry air and a breeze...will make it feel chilly getting out of the water.

But it will be refreshing for other outdoor activities and an opportunity to shut-off the A/C for multiple days.

Highs will be near 70° this weekend and lows in the 45-50° range.

Comfortable continues to for the opening days of June before temperatures return to near/above normal temperatures by the middle of next week.



Muggy To Comfy From Now To The Weekend

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Sean Ash

Another seasonably warm day in the books for Central Indiana with afternoon highs ranging from 85° to near 90°.

Spotty sun-driven showers and storms fade away but we'll need to monitor areas of rain south of the Ohio River for potential morning impacts... as upper energy/lift increase over the region.

At minimum we'll be dealing more clouds in the morning but it's fair game at anytime Wednesday for rain/thunderstorms to move over your house. For now, we'll continue our 50% rain probability and monitor radar trends for adjustments.

No severe weather expected, but downpours are likely with anything that develops due to the abundance of moisture in the atmosphere.

Additional spokes of heavy rain will pivot through the state with the combination of an upper low and approaching cold front providing better lift.

That front eventually brings a return to much cooler air for the weekend... but not before a rather muggy Friday.

Lows Saturday drop into the lower 50s and temperatures only recover to near 70° even with a decent dose of early-day sun that gives with to a partly/mostly low cloud sky later in the day.

40s are certainly possible Sunday morning and again Monday morning for a seasonably chilly start to the month of June.

But the high pressure provides a string of mainly sunny days into the middle of next week.



Heat streak ends late week - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Lindsey Monroe

Our summer-like weather pattern continues today. Temperatures will top out in the upper 80s this afternoon -- about 10 degrees above average. It will also be muggy with dew point temperatures near 70 making it feel oppressive at times.

Spotty storms develop with the heat of the day and will be possible into the evening with temps in the 80s.

Clouds increase in the late afternoon and a few pop-up storms will be possible in the late afternoon and early evening.

Not everyone sees rain today but head inside if a storm moves into your neighborhood at lightning is a threat in any thunderstorm.

Storms dwindle in the evening as we lose daytime heating. Staying partly cloudy, warm, and muggy overnight with lows in the upper 60s.

Wednesday starts on a dry note with increasing storm chances in the afternoon.

It'll still be above average but not quite as hot compared to the week so far. Daytime highs in the low 80s.

Spotty storms initiate with the peak heating in the afternoon after 2 p.m. continuing into the early evening.

Scattered showers and storms will be likely through the day on Thursday continuing through Friday afternoon as a cold front swings through. Temperatures still recover to the low 80s Thursday before the front arrives.

A few showers and storms linger through the first part of the day Friday. After that, the rain exits and humidity level will begin to fall. Temperatures return closer to normal with highs in the mid to upper 70s starting Friday afternoon.

A beautiful weekend is looking to shape up with a big drop in the "mugginess" of the air. Daytime highs will be in the low 70s with lots of sunshine. This more tranquil weather pattern continues through the first part of next week.



Heat Is On!

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Sean Ash

Temperatures reached their warmest levels of the year as many backyards hit the upper 80s to near 90° Memorial Day afternoon.

In fact, only 12 Memorial Days have a had of 88° or higher like today.

Like the past two days, and the like the upcoming two, daytime heating triggering locally heavy storms. Now many backyards won't have a drop, but for those areas that get hit... expect torrential rain rates, frequent lightning, gusty wind, and small hail.

With that said... it was interesting to watch colliding outflow boundaries (leading edge of rain-cooled air from collapsed storms) trigger a "pop-up" storm in Midtown and then watch it slowly drift to the north.

The sun-driven downpours and storms diminish late-evening and a pleasant late May night in the upper 60s can be expected.

We'll do it all over again on Tuesday with a 30% chance of late-afternoon/evening downpours/storms...which means plenty of time to enjoy outdoors.

The approach of upper disturbance, abundant moisture, and weak frontal boundary, up the ante for coverage of rain later Wednesday into Friday. Right now it's likely your yard gets wet Thursday/Friday with 80% probability.

Humid heat linger into Friday which keeps potential of heavy rain around. But the arrival of a cold front Friday evening delivers refreshing air next weekend and the opportunity to shut-off the A/Cs for a few days.

In fact, highs next weekend will be closer to 70° than 80° and latest guidance suggests lows may drop into the 40s Sunday morning. If this forecast holds, we're looking at a pleasantly cool finish to May and open of June. Check back for updates.



Summer-like humid, stormy pattern - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Lindsey Monroe

A large area of high pressure dominates the eastern U.S. allowing for warm, moist air to settle into central Indiana. Temperatures will top out in the upper 80s this afternoon -- about 10 degrees above average. It will also be muggy with dew point temperatures near 70 making it feel oppressive at times.

Storms are starting to pop-up with all the extra moisture and energy in the atmosphere. While there will still be lots of dry time... remember when thunder roars, head indoors.

Spotty storms continue into the early evening but will dwindle as we lose daytime heating after sunset (just after 9 p.m.)

Staying partly cloudy, warm, and muggy overnight with lows in the upper 60s.

The pattern stays summer-like for tomorrow with stray storms possible in the afternoon but still with lots of dry hours. Daytime highs in the upper 80s with heat indices in the low 90s.

This pattern of unseasonably warm temperatures continues through mid-week with daily rain/storm chances in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s.

We see a break in this pattern with a passing front late Thursday with rain exiting by Friday morning. After that, rain chances dwindle and temperatures return closer to normal with highs in the upper 70s starting Friday afternoon then in the low to mid 70s next weekend.



Sunday Evening Radar Update

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Sean Ash

The atmosphere is finally used-up after our latest round of scattered heavy storms.

The coverage of storms Sunday afternoon/evening is indicative of what you can expect this week due to the combination of upper disturbances, highly moist air, high temps mid/upper 80s, and multiple mesoscale boundaries to provide a trigger.

Don't expect all-day washouts until perhaps Thursday. So please plan to get outdoors for a BBQ, pool time, hiking, and perhaps hitting the lake. But do know the Muggy Meter will be rather uncomfortable due to dewpoints in the upper 60s to lower 70s... definitely the "air you can wear."

Memorial Day provides a 30-40% chance of mainly late-day/evening locally heavy storms that can drop quick rain amounts (possibly near an inch), frequent lightning, gusty wind, and/or small hail.

We don't see a break from this recent bout of muggy air until next weekend behind the passage of a cold front Friday afternoon. If this portion of the forecast verifies, we'd have lows in the 50s, highs in the 70s to near 80°, and plenty of sunshine. Stay tuned this week for any changes.

Have a safe holiday and please take some time out of your day to reflect on those that gave the ultimate for our freedoms.



Climbing Muggy Meter

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Sean Ash

The unofficial start of summer certainly looks and feels the part in Central Indiana with highs in the mid to upper 80s... and uncomfortable dewpoints in the mid/upper 60s.

While we can't guarantee every backyard and BBQ stays dry the rest of today... the coverage of rain/storms will certainly significantly less than Saturday. With that said, anything that develops in this humid air (with little upper wind to push it around) will drop locally heavy rain and frequent lightning.

Always a good idea to monitor radar and closely if you have outdoor plans.

Any storms that develop should diminish with lack of heating/instability overnight with muggy lows in the upper 60s.

Memorial Day features many rain-free hours on radar and humid highs in the upper 80s. Late-afternoon/evening brings widely scattered downpours and storms with a 30% chance becoming nearly 50% between 5-8 PM.

Odds of rain/storms increase in the middle/latter half of this week as an upper disturbance interacts with a stalled front. Coverage of rain peaks Wednesday afternoon into Friday morning before the arrival of refreshing air next weekend.

Between now and then... A/Cs get a workout within the miserably humid air.



Holiday heat, storm chance - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Lindsey Monroe

A large area of high pressure dominates the eastern U.S. allowing for warm, moist air to surge into central Indiana today.

Temperatures will top out in the mid to upper 80s this afternoon -- about 10 degrees above average.

Most of day will be dry but clouds increase in the late afternoon and a few pop-up storms will be possible, mainly after 5 p.m. Storms are not expected to be severe but be aware of the potential of brief heavy downpours and lightning.

Storms dwindle in the evening as we lose daytime heating. Staying partly cloudy, warm, and muggy overnight with lows in the upper 60s.

The pattern stays summer-like for Memorial Day with stray storms possible but still with lots of dry hours, especially during the first part of the day. Daytime highs in the upper 80s with heat indices in the low 90s.

Spotty storms will spark in the early afternoon. We're once again not expected these to be severe, but be prepared to take a break from the outdoors should a storm move into your neighborhood as lightning is always a threat in thunderstorms.

Storms will wind out in the evening as we lose daytime heating.

This pattern of unseasonably warm temperatures continues through mid-week with daily rain/storm chances in the afternoon. Highs in the low to mid 80s.

We see a break in this pattern with a passing front late Thursday with rain exiting by Friday morning.

Rain chances exit for Friday and temperatures return closer to normal with highs in the upper 70s starting Friday afternoon continuing through next weekend.



Warm and Stormy Days Ahead - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Kelly Greene

A few isolated storms will be possible overnight, although no severe weather is expected. Temperatures will fall into the low 60s.

Sunday should be a drier day with an isolated thunderstorm possible. No severe storms are expected.

It will be a warm and humid day with highs in the mid to upper 80s.

Memorial Day will be warm and humid with a few thunderstorms developing. They will be widely spread with many areas staying dry.

Afternoon highs soar into the upper 80s.

Scattered thunderstorms will be possible at times through the work week with temperatures running well above average.



Hotter, humid holiday weekend - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Lindsey Monroe

Summertime temperatures are back for Memorial Day weekend. A warm front is currently lifting through central Indiana bringing a warm, humid air mass.

In fact, today is on track to be the hottest day in central Indiana in over 7 months with highs forecast in the low 80s.

With the warm and humid air does come storm chances this afternoon.

There is a risk of severe storms, mainly northwest of central Indiana. Most of the state though is under a level 1 of 5 from the Storm Prediction Center for the potential of a few strong storms containing damaging wind gusts and small hail as well as brief heavy rainfall and lightning.

Here's the timeline...

Starting mainly after lunchtime, storms will begin to pop-up along the boundary just south of the Indy metro.

The boundary will bring storm chances through the metro through 3 p.m. and continue on northeast.

By 5 p.m., spotty storms continue northeast but will start to dwindle into the evening.

Daytime highs top out in the low 80s -- about 8 degrees above average for this time of year.

Spotty storms diminish into the evening with partly cloudy skies overnight. Lows drop into the mid 60s.

Even warmer air builds in for Sunday. Temperatures will top out in the mid to upper 80s through central Indiana.

We stay partly cloudy and humid with a stray pop-up storm mainly north closer to where the boundary stalls out.

The pattern stays summer-like for Memorial Day with stray storms possible, but still with lots of dry hours. Daytime highs hit the upper 80s -- about 10 degrees above average for this time of year.

While the day starts out clear, clouds build with the heat of the afternoon with a few pop-up storms possible.

Daytime highs stay in the 80s through the first part of the week with daily scattered storm chances. We see a break in this pattern by Friday as rain chances dwindle and temperatures return closer to normal.



Warm Holiday Weekend Forecast - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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Angela Buchman

The long holiday weekend is here and so is the warm-up we have been talking about all week. We are still forecasting highs in the 80s starting Saturday and lasting into next week. In addition to the warmer air, it will be a bit more muggy and we will be tracking a daily storm chance. Even with that daily storm chance, we are not forecasting any washouts.

Saturday will be warm, with highs in the lower 80s. A pop-up storm will be possible, but our latest analysis has the axis for the storm development a little farther north. Here is a look at the timeline with FutureTrak13.

Sunday and Memorial Day look mainly dry, warm and muggy with highs in the 80s and only slight storm chances. This pattern will continue for much of next week.

With that daily storm chance, you can stay weather aware and make those outdoor plans with the Live Doppler 13 Weather app.