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Sunrise 6:47AMSunset 8:53PM Thursday August 6, 2020 9:38 PM EDT (01:38 UTC) Moonrise 9:53PMMoonset 8:34AM Illumination 90% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 18 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Indianapolis , IN
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Area Discussion for - Indianapolis, IN
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FXUS63 KIND 062242 AFDIND

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Indianapolis IN 642 PM EDT Thu Aug 6 2020

UPDATE. The AVIATION section has been updated below.

SYNOPSIS. Issued at 313 PM EDT Thu Aug 6 2020

Temperatures will be on the rise over the next few days as the seasonably cool weather comes to an end. Dry weather will continue through the early weekend before a series of weak waves bring chances for rain and storms later this weekend and through much of the week next week. Best chances for rain currently looks to be next Monday.

NEAR TERM /Tonight/.

Issued at 313 PM EDT Thu Aug 6 2020

Dry conditions are expected for tonight as a ridge of high pressure persists across the area. Much like last night, a few areas of ground fog are possible, but generally should be brief and confined to favored fog formation areas such as river valleys. Lows will fall into the low to mid 50s again tonight with winds light and variable.

SHORT TERM /Friday through Sunday/.

Issued at 313 PM EDT Thu Aug 6 2020

High pressure will continue into the day Friday with slightly warmer temperatures than today. Dry conditions are expected through the day with some cumulus clouds during the afternoon and evening hours. This dry weather will continue into the night with the potential for more widespread fog than has been seen the last couple of days.

Small chances for rain move in Saturday night where latest model guidance is hinting at the potential for an overnight MCS that currently looks to stay to the west of the forecast area. Will keep low POPs through the night to account for any uncertainty in the track of the storms. Small chances for rain and a few storms continue into the day Sunday, but confidence is low in rain at any given location.

Highs will only reach into the low to mid 80s on Friday and Saturday followed by the upper 80s on Sunday. Lows will fall into the upper 50s and lower 60s Friday night and then only into the mid to upper 60s on Saturday night.

LONG TERM /Sunday Night through Thursday/. Issued at 238 PM EDT Thu Aug 6 2020

After the pleasant stretch of weather through the end of this week . a return to a warmer and more humid airmass is expected by late weekend through much of next week as the upper trough pulls away from the area and is replaced by quasi-zonal flow. This will also support a transition to a more active weather regime as well . highlighted by periodic threats for scattered convection as waves aloft drift through the zonal flow and across the Ohio Valley.

Appears the best threat for more widespread rain and storms comes Monday afternoon and evening as a frontal boundary drifts into the forecast area Otherwise. will carry a daily threat for isolated to scattered storms through the rest of the extended as the front meanders across the region and interacts with a moist and unstable airmass and the series of waves aloft.

Highs may get as warm as the low 90s in spots on Monday ahead of the afternoon convection Otherwise. expect near normal temps in the mid 80s next week. Lows will primarily be in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

AVIATION (Discussion for the 070000Z TAF Issuance). Issued at 642 PM EDT Thu Aug 6 2020

VFR conditions are expected through the period, though brief restrictions in fog are possible at KLAF near sunrise.

High pressure will continue across the sites, keeping winds generally less than 10kt and some cumulus during the daylight hours.

Brief restrictions in fog are possible near sunrise at KLAF, but confidence is low. Used a patches of fog mention for now.

IND WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. NONE.

SYNOPSIS . White NEAR TERM . White SHORT TERM . White LONG TERM . Ryan AVIATION . 50


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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Indianapolis International Airport, IN7 mi44 minNE 610.00 miPartly Cloudy72°F53°F52%1018.3 hPa
Indianapolis, Eagle Creek Airpark, IN8 mi45 minNNE 410.00 miFair71°F53°F53%1018.1 hPa
INDIANAPOLIS, IN18 mi43 minN 010.00 miFair63°F59°F88%1019.6 hPa
Shelbyville Municipal Airport, IN23 mi45 minNNE 410.00 miFair70°F57°F66%1018.2 hPa

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