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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.



Thursday Is Pick Of The Week But Storms Returning

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The atmosphere is settling down after another round of spotty downpours and storms. Temperatures drop into the mid-60s tonight with patchy fog developing by sunrise. Some locations may have visibility reduced to less than a mile for a time Thursday morning.

Thursday remains our pick-of-the-week with plenty of sun, warm highs in the upper 80s, and storm chances mainly holding off until very late...well after 5pm. But we'll be on radar watch up north during the evening as storms may intensify south of Lake Michigan and dive southward... possibly bringing gusty wind and hail.

The weather pattern remains rather unsettled Friday into Monday of next week with a daily chance of showers and storms. With an upper low spinning southward from Michigan late Saturday then remaining nearly stationary over Central Indiana Sunday/Monday. Typically this set up brings scattered to numerous downpours/storms during peak-heating hours. We'll fine tune coverage when we get closer to the weekend - Sean Ash



More Rain Chances - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Heavy rain fell across central Indiana yesterday. Record rain fell yesterday in Indianapolis with 1.82” of precipitation. That brings the month of August to 1.94” of rain. Looking back at rainfall through June 1, Indianapolis is just over a half inch of a deficit. With more rain in the forecast, that deficit will likely be much lower in the next week.

A few spotty showers will be possible today.

It will also be warm and humid with temperatures climbing into the mid 80s

It will be partly cloudy and mild this evening. Temperatures will eventually fall into the mdi 60s by Thursday morning.

While there is a chance of an isolated thunderstorm, most of the day will be dry and warm. Afternoon highs will climb into the mid 80s.

Thursday will be the pick of the week.

More heat and humidity arrives Friday. Scattered thunderstorms are possible Friday afternoon and evening. Afternoon highs will soar into the upper 80s to near 90 degrees.



Mainly Dry This Evening But More Scattered Downpours Later Tonight

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It's been a wet and stormy 24 hours in Central Indiana. In fact, the 1.82" rainfall in Indianapolis since midnight is a new daily rainfall record for the city... and the wettest day since the 1.83" that fell on June 10th. The rain today is over half the monthly average for Indianapolis.

A byproduct of the early morning storms is less instability for severe weather this evening. So we're only expecting a slight chance of a thunderstorm between now and 11pm.

An approaching upper piece of energy provides better lift to the region around midnight... when we're expecting scattered downpours and storms to increase overnight. At this time we don't expect these storms to be severe...though frequent lightning may wake you up.

Humid air hangs around the rest of the week and keeps a daily a chance of downpours and storms. Thursday ultimately is the driest the day from start to finish before a well-advertised upper low arrives this weekend.

This feature triggers scattered to numerous downpours and storms Friday into Monday afternoon. Check back for updates - Sean Ash



Storm Chance Lingers: Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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A rain and storm filled start to the day brought over an inch of rain to parts of Central Indiana.

Indianapolis picked up 1.82" while Crawfordsville received 1.16".

We've got a break from the rain for the early afternoon more another round of showers and storms is set to develop closer to 5pm. Hit and miss storms continue through the evening.

Good news from the morning rain is that the atmosphere won't have a ton of time to recover -- keeping the threat of stronger storms mainly south.

Isolated damaging wind gusts are possible across the southern part of the state for later this afternoon and evening.

Evening plans won't be a washout, but a "Plan B" for outdoor activities would be a good bet as hit and miss storms continue. Warm and muggy with temps in the lower 80s/upper 70s.

Rain forecast for the overnight keeps scattered showers and storms around.

A stray shower starts the day tomorrow as more students head back to the classroom.

More dry time for Wednesday with stray showers in the afternoon. Highs in the low to mid 80s.

Thursday continues to look like the pick of the week with sunshine and seasonal highs in the mid 80s. We warm to the upper 80s Friday afternoon with showers developing in the evening.

More dry hours than wet this weekend with highs in the lower 80s.



Stormy Night With Pockets Of Severe Wind Possible

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For the 3rd straight day temperatures hit 90° with uncomfortable heat indices near 100°. The combination of muggy meter and an approaching front continue to ignite a line of heavy storms northern Indiana.


We still believe at least part of this line holds together to impact areas farther south, including the Indy metro area, overnight. A few severe wind gusts are possible but torrential rain rates and frequent lightning are main threats.

Be Weather Aware overnight and again Tuesday with the continue risk of severe storms.

Though increased clouds and storms keep from 90° Tuesday...it's still going to very humid and highs still in the 80s.

The muggy air feeds locally heavy rainfall the next 48 hours and it's conceivable that some areas could get 2"-3"+... though it's difficult where the heaviest storms track.

We're not expecting much relief from the oppressive Muggy Meter with dewpoints remaining in the upper 60s heading into the weekend. Thursday remain the "pick-of-the-week" as it's the only now with nearly zero chance of rain. An approaching upper level system helps trigger scattered heavy storms Friday afternoon and evening. This system spins around the Ohio Valley this weekend to keep rain and storms around...especially during the afternoon/evening hours - Sean Ash



Severe Threat Tonight/Tuesday: Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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The heat and humidity continue before the storms arrive tonight.

A sticky evening but otherwise mainly dry for plans. The storms look to hold off until after 9pm for the Indy metro.

A line of storms develops this evening and will move in from northwest to southeast. The atmosphere will have the most energy earlier in the evening, therefore the northern part of the state is at the highest risk of a few strong to severe storms.

This includes Tipton to Peru, Lafayette to Marion.

The primary threats with tonight's storms will be damaging wind gusts and large hail.

Due to the projected timeline, many will be nearing bedtime. Make sure to have weather alerts on your phone or a weather radio on in case a few severe thunderstorm warnings are issued.

Plan ahead -- secure loose yard items and park your car in a shelter if possible.

Timeline...

The line first moves in northwest around 10pm and will track east-southeast.

The line crosses into the central part of the state around midnight.

By 2am, a lot of energy will be lost and the severe threat diminishes at the line moves into the eastern side of the state.

The storm threat won't be completely over yet though.

All of central Indiana is under a level 1 of 5 tomorrow meaning a few isolated severe storms are possible. The primary threat will be damaging wind gusts.

We start the day warm and muggy with a stray shower.

As temperatures climb in the afternoon, storms will start to pop around 3pm.

Scattered showers and storms continue through the remainder of the afternoon and evening. Again, remain weather aware as a few storms could be strong to severe.

As the front presses south on Wednesday, a few lingering showers will be possible across the southern part of the state. Not as humid with highs in the lower 80s.

A nice Thursday before our next chance of rain returns late Friday.



Humid Heat Brings Heavy Storms

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The airmass in Central Indiana is about as humid as it gets around here. That "swampy" feel hangs around much of the week and at time feeds heavy rain and gusty storms.

Monday should be the third straight day of high temperatures at or above 90° with peak heat indices of 95°-100° between 3pm and 6pm.

Take plenty of breaks and drink plenty of water if you must be outside. Also keep an eye on radar with a 30% chance of storms in the afternoon. Those heading back to school should wear comfortable clothes.

Storms look likely Monday night into Tuesday with the possibility of severe wind and/or hail with those storms. Central Indiana is in a Level 1 (out of 5) risk so be Weather Aware during that time.

Increased cloud cover and storm coverage keeps temperatures in the lower to mid 80s. However, the Muggy Meter likely remains near oppressive levels with dewpoints lingering around 70°.

In fact, much of the week ahead will be rather humid and unsettled. Scattered storms continue into Wednesday before quieter conditions emerge Thursday and much of Friday.

Model trends for next weekend show an upper level system cutting away from steering wind and spinning over Central Indiana. If this solution plays out you can expect scattered storms Saturday and Sunday - Sean Ash