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Mild for Late July - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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Angela Buchman

Here are the numbers from Tuesday...low: 58 high: 61

This is definitely relief from the heat. We will have one more mild day on Wednesday, with morning temperatures in the range of 55 to 60 degrees and afternoon temperatures in the lower 80s. The average high is 85 degrees and we will be a few below that until Thursday.

Warmer air arrives for Thursday - Sunday. We are forecasting more sunshine and highs in the middle and upper 80s on Thursday and Friday. Afternoon temperatures will near 90 degrees this weekend.

Right now our next best chance for rain and a few storms isn't until early next week.



Pleasant Changes Arriving - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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Lindsey Monroe

After a five day stretch of 90°+ days, totalling 15 now for the year, the heat wave has ended and we'll start to feel more comfortable looking ahead at the work week.

The cold front that prompted scattered thunderstorms Sunday evening has now pushed to the south and the wind direction has shifted from the north. This will usher in drier, less humid air that will settle in over the next several days.

The drier air will slowly take over throughout the day. It'll still be slightly muggy feelings early with the dew point dropping this afternoon and evening.

A few stray showers will be possible through the early afternoon and will gradually clear in the late afternoon. Here's Futuretrak at lunchtime...

As drier air takes over, the sky begins to clear this evening.

TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT!

Open up the windows... let the cool air in! Here's an opportunity to save some money on your energy bill as mother nature provides low temperatures tonight in the upper 50s/lower 60s.

We continue to dry out through the day on Tuesday with below average highs in the lower 80s with lots of sunshine.

The muggy meter stays comfortable through the remainder of the week with dew points in the 50s! All those plans you cancelled last week due to the heat? MAKE THEM NOW!

Temperatures will gradually climb through the week with highs back near 90 next weekend but the major difference from this week looking back at our recent heat wave is that the air remains less humid so it won't feel as oppressive.



Localized Downpours Continue Into Midday Monday

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Sean Ash

Areas of heavy rain and lightning continue across Central Indiana just before 8 PM... though the greater coverage is beginning to move south of I-70.

The threat of severe is over for areas along and north of I-70 though additional downpours and rumbles are thunder likely overnight into Monday morning.

Where it's rained, heat indices have dropped considerably and it's just the beginning of the well-advertised cool change ahead.

However, southeastern Indiana remains uncomfortable and this air keeps the possibility of localized severe wind gusts and in play.

Regional radar and surface shows a wave of low pressure near Kansas City. This feature is expected to move along a slow-moving cold front and keep downpours/rumbles of thunder around into midday Monday.

Please note that Monday morning remains humid but refreshing air arrives on a breezy northerly wind Monday afternoon... dropping the Muggy Meter into the comfortable range and setting the stage for lows in the 50s Tuesday morning.

Tuesday and Wednesday will be mainly sunny, pleasant, but with scattered late-day clouds and isolated quick-moving showers/thunderstorms.

The cooler air modifies later in the week with highs in the mid-80s Thursday/Friday and near 90 next weekend. But it appears lows should remain pleasantly cool during that time due to relatively drier air remaining in place



Sunday Afternoon Radar Update

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Sean Ash

As anticipated, hefty storms blossoming in the highly moist, unstable air over Central Indiana. Frequent lightning and torrential rain continue to be the main storm threats this evening, but localized severe gusts are possible.

So far storms have been concentrated west-northwest of the Indy metro area. But we fully expect an increase in coverage closer to Indy and the I-70 corridor between now and 6 PM.

Go indoors if you hear thunder and this set up is conducive for frequent cloud-to-ground strikes.

The coverage of storms diminishes after sunset but locally heavy showers continues into Monday morning.



Stormy Finish To Hot Sunday Precedes Cool Change

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Sean Ash

Central Indiana enduring another miserably hot day with heat indices near and above 100° for the fourth straight day.

The Muggy Meter remains oppressive... for now. But the passage of a front over the next 24 hours opens the gates to refreshing air and a mainly pleasant stretch of summer days into next weekend.

But between now and then we're focusing on an increased of storms this afternoon... some of which could produce locally severe wind gusts.

But very heavy rain rates and frequent lightning are most likely in these storms which required your attention as they could impact outdoor plans. Some places will easily get over 2" of rain in a short time period due to the highly moist atmosphere, little wind shear, and extreme instability.

A wave of low pressure moving along the departing front keeps rain and some thunderstorms around into early Monday afternoon.

Temperatures will be much cooler Monday but less humid air won't arrive until later in the day as a northerly wind kicks-in.

Pleasantly cool lows in the 50s to near 60 can be expected Tuesday morning. Most of Tuesday is sunny, but much colder air aloft and the high July sun angle pops isolated "instability" showers/storms late in the day.

We'll have a repeat performance on Wednesday before the temperature difference aloft to surface eases later week. High pressure keeps conditions quiet into next weekend with highs warming into the mid/upper 80s.



Excessive heat breaks with heavy storms Sunday afternoon

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Sean Ash

One more day of Excessive Heat Warning conditions in Central Indiana before a refreshing change arrives... but we're going to earn that cool down.

Temperatures and heat indices quickly jump today as we open-up with hazy sun. Expect noon conditions of temperatures in the 90s and heat indices near 100.

Peak heat indices top-out in the 100 to near 110 range as dewpoints and atmospheric moisture maxes-out near/just ahead of an approaching front.

We're expecting storms to erupt in a highly unstable air mass this afternoon with flooding rain, lightning likely and locally severe wind gusts possible.

Please be Weather Aware between 2 PM - 10 PM as severe storms are possible across all of Central Indiana. Remember if you hear thunder you're close enough to be struck by lightning and should go indoors until it passes.

Locally heavy storms linger overnight and scattered downpours remain around Monday morning. You won't notice of a difference in the Muggy Meter early Monday but by late afternoon less humid air will be noticeable.

A well-deserved break for the A/Cs on tap Monday night as lows drop into the 50s to near 60 Tuesday morning. Refreshing air dominates the Ohio Valley much of the week with comfortable nights and mild afternoons going with abundant sun.

However, it should be noted that spotty late-day "instability" showers/storms are possible Tuesday/Wednesday due to much cooler air aloft. Otherwise it's a quiet pattern after today.



One More Hot Day - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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Angela Buchman

We hope you are staying cool on this hot and humid Saturday. 7 of the last 8 days have been in the 90s. Today's official high so far in Indianapolis is 93 degrees. More importantly those heat index or feels like numbers have been in the range of 100 to 110 degrees. Please continue to take precautions from the high heat and humidity. The excessive heat warning stays in effect through 8pm Sunday. We are forecasting highs in the lower 90s on Sunday, but it will still feel like 100+ degrees.

The Live Doppler 13 Weather Team is tracking some big changes to our weather pattern. Relief from this heat streak arrives on Monday. There will be some scattered afternoon storms on Sunday. A few may reach severe limits, with damaging winds being one of the biggest threats. The chance for storms will linger into Sunday night and early Monday. Once this weather system moves south of central Indiana, the storm chances end and so does the high heat. Here is the timeline with FutureTrak13.

Temperatures on Monday will be in the upper 70s and lower 80s. You will start to feel the weather pattern change late Monday. You will really notice it on Tuesday. We are forecasting Tuesday morning temperatures in the upper 50s. Highs on Tuesday and Wednesday will be near 80 degrees and actually a few degrees lower than the average high of 85. Warmer air returns late next week. After Monday, most of next week looks dry.



Excessive Heat This Weekend - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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Lindsey Monroe

The Excessive Heat Warning continues through the weekend until Sunday at 8 p.m. and you'll need to continue taking precautions to protect yourself, family, friends and neighbors from heat exhaustion and/or heat stroke.

Extreme heat (for central Indiana standards) continues today with highs in the mid 90s and peak heat indices of 100-110°. Please take frequent breaks, seek air conditioning when needed, and drink plenty of water.

It stays clear, warm and muggy overnight with lows only in the upper 70s.

Sunday will be equally as oppressive with dew points remaining well into the 70s and heat indices of 100+ for the fourth straight day. Clouds increase through the day as our next weather system approaches - a cold front that will be a game-changer.

Scattered storms will develop along the front Sunday afternoon and evening. The Storm Prediction Center has placed most of Central Indiana under a level 1 of 5 for the potentially of isolated strong to severe storms with damaging wind gusts as the primary threat.

Storms will begin to fire-up after midday with scattered storms possible into the evening. Plan ahead for brief heavy downpours, frequent lightning and strong wind gusts.

It won't be a complete washout Sunday evening but it is wise to have a "Plan B" for outdoor activities.

Rain chances linger overnight into the first part of Monday. As the rain exits, drier and more comfortable air settles in.

Highs drop into the lower 80s Monday and the "Muggy Meter" turns more comfortable Monday night with lows near 60 Tuesday morning.

The drier air means it will feel MUCH better through much of next week. Dew points in the 50s will bring big time relief from the oppressive air we've been dealing with.

A fantastic stretch of days is on deck between Tuesday and Thursday of next week with comfortable lows and mild highs in the lower 80s.



Dangerously Hot Weekend But Relief On The Way

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Sean Ash

Central Indiana is right in the midst of a dangerous stretch of hot, humid days. As aniticpated, high temperatures Friday aftenroon hit the low to mid-90s along with peak heat indices ranging from 102 to 110 in some locations.

Heat indices remain near 100 degrees well into the evening and even feeling like the 90s at 10 PM. Unfortunately overnight lows near 80 don't offer relief and again near record levels for daily warmest minimums.

Saturday is another sizzle of hazy sun, humid highs in the mid-90s, and dangerous heat indices of 100-110. The Excessive Heat Warning continues until Sunday 8 PM and you'll need to continue taking precautions to protect yourself/family/friends/neighbors from heat exhaustion and/or heat stroke.

Please take frequent breaks, seek A/C when needed, drink plenty of water.

Sunday will be equally as humid with dewpoints remaining well into the 70s and heat indices of 100+ for the 4th straight day. However, an approaching front ups the ante for locally heavy rain and thunderstorms... some possibly severe.

This also marks the last day of this heat wave with highs dropping into the lower 80s Monday and Muggy Meter turing comfortable Monday night with lows near 60 Tuesday morning.

A fantastic stretch of day on deck between Tuesday - Thursday of next week with comfortable lows and mild highs near 80.

Long-range guidance suggest anothe period of above average temperatures returning next weekend. We'll update accordingly - Sean Ash



Back into the Triple Digits Today - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Kelly Greene

Heat indices reached 100° in Indianapolis and well above that in other locations in central Indiana. The Excessive Heat Warning continues through Sunday 8pm. Dangerously hot and humid conditions will be the rule, especially today and Saturday.

Temperatures this morning tied the record of 79 degrees set in 2011.


It will be sunny, hot and humid today and Saturday with highs in the mid 90s. Heat indices are expected to be in the range of 105° to 110°. Practice heat safety and check on your family, friends and pets.


A cold front will arrive Sunday afternoon. This will help end the stifling heat and humidity. Scattered thunderstorms will become likely by afternoon with more clouds around. It will be slightly cooler Sunday with highs in the low 90s. Heat indices will still be in the upper 90s and low triple digits.


A few lingering showers and storms will be possible Monday morning with a gradual clearing Monday afternoon. Monday will still feel humid but temperatures will only get back into the low 80s.

Central Indiana will finally get a break from the humidity by Tuesday with sunshine and highs in the low 80s.



Back into the Triple Digits Today - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Kelly Greene

Heat indices reached 100° in Indianapolis and well above that in other locations in central Indiana. The Excessive Heat Warning continues through Sunday 8pm. Dangerously hot and humid conditions will be the rule, especially today and Saturday.

Temperatures this morning tied the record of 79 degrees set in 2011.


It will be sunny, hot and humid today and Saturday with highs in the mid 90s. Heat indices are expected to be in the range of 105° to 110°. Practice heat safety and check on your family, friends and pets.


A cold front will arrive Sunday afternoon. This will help end the stifling heat and humidity. Scattered thunderstorms will become likely by afternoon with more clouds around. It will be slightly cooler Sunday with highs in the low 90s. Heat indices will still be in the upper 90s and low triple digits.


A few lingering showers and storms will be possible Monday morning with a gradual clearing Monday afternoon. Monday will still feel humid but temperatures will only get back into the low 80s.

Central Indiana will finally get a break from the humidity by Tuesday with sunshine and highs in the low 80s.



Dangerous Heat Through the Weekend - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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Angela Buchman

Dangerous heat is here and here to stay. The excessive heat warning is in effect until 8pm Sunday. Take precautions from the heat and check on family and friends that might not have air conditioning. Your pets will need extra attention too.

On the edge of this high heat, there have been a few showers and storms. As the heat continues to build the storm chances will end. Friday and Saturday will just be hot and humid.

High heat and high humidity will be the weather story through the weekend. We are forecasting high temperatures in the lower and middle 90s. Feels like temperatures will be in the range of 100-110 degrees.

The weather pattern starts to change on Sunday. Sunday will still be hot and humid, but there will be some scattered storms developing.

This will be the first sign of relief from the heat. We won't feel it on Sunday, but we will on Monday. High temperatures fall back into the 80s on Monday. It will still be a bit muggy. We get relief from that on Tuesday and Wednesday. Morning temperatures will be in the lower 60s and afternoon temperatures will be in the lower 80s.