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Current Conditions

  • 68°
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 88%
  • Visibility: 5.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 64°
  • Pressure: 29.98 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 91 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • T-Storms
  • Sunday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 91 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Thunderstorm
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 91 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 91 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 91 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm

Forecast for Columbus, Indiana

Updated: 5:00 AM EDT on August 23, 2014

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms, then thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 91F with a heat index of 97F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 91F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NNW in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 91F with a heat index of 97F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 91F with a heat index of 97F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain after midnight. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 91F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 66F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 86F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 57F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday

    Overcast. High of 81F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 50F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Historic Downtown, Columbus, IN

Updated: 5:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.0 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Franklin Street, Columbus, IN

Updated: 5:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.5 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: West side of Columbus, Columbus, IN

Updated: 5:26 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.8 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Brookfield Place/Crystal Lake, Columbus, IN

Updated: 5:23 AM EDT

Temperature: 72.0 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Presidential Park North, Columbus, IN

Updated: 5:15 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.6 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Mauxferry Ridge, Columbus, IN

Updated: 5:26 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.9 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Edinburgh East, Edinburgh, IN

Updated: 5:26 AM EDT

Temperature: 72.1 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Reddington, Seymour, IN

Updated: 5:14 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.5 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Westport, IN, Westport, IN

Updated: 5:12 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.0 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Village Chiropractic, Nashville, IN

Updated: 5:26 AM EDT

Temperature: 72.3 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: SE of Franklin, IN, Franklin, IN

Updated: 5:26 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.7 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: WSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Union Township - Johnson Co., Franklin, IN

Updated: 5:26 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.8 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Needham, Franklin, IN

Updated: 5:23 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.8 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: North Vernon - East, North Vernon, IN

Updated: 5:13 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.7 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Providence, Bargersville, IN

Updated: 3:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.3 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: SW at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Indianapolis in 
413 am EDT Sat Aug 23 2014 


Update... 
the aviation section has been updated below. 


&& 


Synopsis... 
issued at 207 am EDT Sat Aug 23 2014 


High pressure over the Tennessee River valley will continue to 
keep a very warm and humid air mass over central Indiana the rest 
of the weekend. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible each of 
the next few afternoons as the warm and humid air mass remains in 
place across the area. 


Rain chances will diminish at the beginning of next week as the 
high pressure system further establishes across the Ohio Valley. 


Rain chances will return during the middle of the next work week 
as a cold front sags into the Ohio Valley from the upper Midwest. 


&& 


Near term /today/... 


Issued at 207 am EDT Sat Aug 23 2014 


Surface analysis early this morning shows weak...poorly organized 
high pressure over the Tennessee and Ohio River valleys extending 
northward into the Great Lakes. Low pressure was found over 
western Kansas with a warm front extending east across central 
Missouri to southern Illinois and southern Indiana. A very warm 
and humid air mass was in place across the area with dew point 
temperatures in the lower 70s. Skies were partly cloudy. 


Main forecast challenge today will be probability of precipitation. We will have two 
chances for precipitation today. The first will be later this 
morning as the NAM suggests moisture from the convection over 
Iowa will push into central Indiana. Rapid refresh and GFS 
disagree on this and confidence remains rather low. However this 
afternoon...daytime heating will once again provide chances for 
convection as forecast soundings continue to show a conditionally 
unstable column. Li/S remain around -5 or better today and cape is 
over 2070 g/kg. Frontal boundary in the area will continue to 
remain to be a focus for precipitation chances this afternoon also. Thus 
will trend probability of precipitation close to mavmos today...in the chance category given 
the low confidence but numerous features available. 


As for temperatures will trend highs close to persistence as there has 
been little change in the air mass. 


&& 


Short term /tonight through Monday night/... 


Issued at 207 am EDT Sat Aug 23 2014 


Main forecast issue during this period will be probability of precipitation. 


GFS and NAM continue to suggest that the strong ridging in place 
aloft over the Mississippi River valley will amplify and move east 
building across Indiana and the Great Lakes. This will keep all 
ridge riding short waves well to the north and east of Indiana and 
keep Indiana under the protection of the ridge axis. Meanwhile 
forecast soundings show some warm air arriving in the middle 
levels as 700mb temperatures rise to at or slightly above 10c. By Sunday 
night and Monday...subsidence begins to take shape within the 
column underneath the ridge as forecast soundings begin to show 
dry air infiltrating the column. 


By Monday afternoon and Monday night...the upper ridge axis is 
expected to pivot east to New England...but Ohio Valley remains 
protected aloft by a large closed upper high pressure 
system...providing subsidence. Thus will continue the trend toward 
a dry forecast through Monday night. Given the little change in 
850mb temperatures overall...will trend highs at or slightly above 
persistence...with warmest temperatures coming on Monday and into Tuesday 
as subsidence allows for better heating of drier air. 


&& 


Long term /Tuesday through Friday/... 


Issued at 207 am EDT Sat Aug 23 2014 


Ensembles suggest upper ridge initially over the area at the 
beginning of the period will get suppressed back to the south as an 
upper trough moves into the Great Lakes by the end of next week. 


Ensembles suggest precipitation potential will move back into the 
area starting Tuesday as upper ridge begins to flatten out...with 
the best chances next Wednesday and Thursday as a frontal system 
associated with the approaching upper trough moves in. Will keep 
chance probability of precipitation going in the forecast from Tuesday through Thursday. 


Some of the ensemble members hang the southern end of the upper 
trough back across the area into Friday...with an attendant 
precipitation threat at that time. Will add some probability of precipitation for Friday as 
well to cover this possibility. 




&& 


Aviation /discussion for the 230900z kind taf update/... 
issued at 413 am EDT Sat Aug 23 2014 


Quite a bit of LIFR visibility restrictions/IFR ceilings 005-008 above ground level 
have been developing recently across the forecast area...but so far 
due to the urban heat island...these conditions have not developed 
at kind. Possible that these conditions may move into kind over the 
next few hours...but confidence is not high at this time. Will add 
some MVFR visibility restrictions around sunrise...but for now will 
keep anything lower out of the forecast. 


Previous discussion follows. 


Evening thunderstorm activity has been south of the terminals near 
and outflow boundary and upper wave. Little happening upstream 
across Illinois with bulk of the Iowa storms not likely to make it 
this far this morning. So...left thunder out of all taf sites. 
Meanwhile...fog and perhaps low clouds could be a problem overnight 
with calm winds and 70 plus dew points. Will make a last minute 
decision between MVFR and IFR. The visibility should improve after 
13z with VFR conditions and scattered afternoon storms expected as a 
front slides southeast across the area. Winds will be light away 
from storms. 




&& 


Ind watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 
&& 


$$ 


Synopsis...puma 
near term...puma 
short term...puma 
long term....jas 
aviation...mk/jas 


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