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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) –This weekend will not be a washout. However, some will just want to keep the rain gear handy.

TODAY: Some patchy fog waking up. The majority of the day will be dry with mostly cloudy skies. However, a few hit-or-miss showers/storms are possible mainly in the afternoon. High temperature of 80 degrees with humid conditions.

TONIGHT: Another mostly cloudy night. Spotty showers/storms. Low temperature of 62 degrees.

TOMORROW/ MOTHER’S DAY: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. High temperature of 74 degrees.

8-DAY FORECAST: Dry conditions build as a high-pressure system moves in. Dew points back into the comfortable category Monday. Temperatures remain in the 70s all work week before watching our next chance of rain on Friday.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A landspout was spotted in Carroll County just after 6 p.m. Monday, bringing a tornado warning to the area.

The Carroll County Emergency Management Agency reported about a half-hour later that no injuries or damage had been immediately found from the tornado.

Indiana Storm Hunters on Twitter shared a photo of the landspout tornado near Flora.

Tornado near Flora, Indiana, on May 8, 2023. (Provided Photo/ Indiana Storm Hunters)

Aryn Coomer also shared photos of the tornado in southeastern Carroll County.

A landspout is a tornado formed as a surface circulation that extends to a cloud in a storm not typically considered to be severe.

Meanwhile, a traditional tornado is a rotating updraft that extends to the surface in a severe storm.

Landspouts are generally weak tornadoes in nature.

Monday’s tornado was the fifth in Indiana since Sunday, when four tornadoes hit Floyd County along the Ohio River near Louisville, Kentucky.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The warming trend continues after a soggy start to Sunday.

TODAY: Showers and thunderstorms are likely through mid-morning. Mostly cloudy afternoon before rain/storm chances increase late in the day/overnight. High temperatures in the low to mid-80s.

TONIGHT: Scattered showers, few storms. Mostly cloudy. Low temperatures in the low 60s.

MONDAY: A marginal risk of severe weather for the southern half of Indiana. Scattered showers and storms are possible again. High temperatures in the upper 70s.

8-DAY FORECAST: Rain/storm chances on the lower end of a severe risk remain through Tuesday. Back to full-on sunshine Wednesday. This upcoming work week as a whole will be warmer with temperatures above average throughout the week in the upper 70s and low 80s. More storm chances return late-week.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Eta Aquarid meteor shower will peak Friday and Saturday.

This annual meteor shower normally produces from 10-30 meteors per hour before dawn.

A full moon this year will obscure a few meteors because of its light on these dates. However, the meter shower has been known to overperform for some years.

On Friday night, central Indiana will have a few showers early on and clouds lingering into early Saturday morning. This meteor shower will remain active until May 27.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — This weekend ends on a cooler note as we continue to track for more rain chances.

TODAY: Mostly cloudy start to the day. Scattered on/off showers and a few rumbles of thunder develop in the afternoon. Winds will also gust to 30 mph later today. High temperatures in the mid-50s.

TONIGHT: Scattered showers remain. Breezy with wind gusts up to 35 mph. Low temperatures in the low 40s.

MONDAY: Cloudy with scattered on/off showers. The wind will continue to gust to 35 mph. A chilly start to the month of May with high temperatures near 50 degrees.

8-DAY FORECAST: Clouds linger into Tuesday before the upper-level system finally pulls away from central Indiana. Temperatures climb throughout the week with highs in the upper 60s late week. Thursday and Friday also have small chances of rain.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A warm start to the weekend will not last as rain chances start to increase.

TODAY: Central Indiana starts off mostly cloudy and dry. However, showers and a few storms develop in the late afternoon. Severe weather is not expected. High temperatures into the upper 60s.

TONIGHT: Few showers early, then mostly cloudy. Low temperatures into the mid 40s.

SUNDAY: A gloomy close to the weekend. Mostly cloudy again with scattered showers mainly in the afternoon. Wind gusts to 25 mph. High temperatures in the mid-50s.

8-DAY FORECAST:  Few showers linger into Monday as breezy conditions remain. Temperatures steadily climb next week and get back into the 60s by Wednesday. Central Indiana will have to watch for rain chances later on in the week.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The popular saying for a lot of the states in the Midwest is “Don’t plant before Mother’s Day.”

This year, Mother’s Day happens May 14.

Generally, this saying is a good rule of thumb even though central Indiana’s average last freeze comes much sooner, on April 15, dating back to 1943.

On Monday, April 24, Indianapolis had its low temperature drop to 28 degrees. This may have been the last freeze of the spring in Indianapolis, but no can never say for certain.

On Wednesday, the National Weather Service at Indianapolis issued a frost advisory from 2-8 a.m. Thursday. Temperatures as low as 35 could cause frost.

In Storm Track 8’s latest forecast, central Indiana will have a few more nights in the upper 30s, but not down to the freezing mark.

Areas north, however, may still be at risk to start the month of May.

Over the last five years, every last spring freeze has been in the month of April except 2020.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A chilly weekend across central Indiana continues into Sunday.

TODAY: Our coolest day for the month of April. A partly cloudy start, but clouds increase into the afternoon. We can’t rule out a stray sprinkle during these hours. High temperatures to around 50 degrees.

TONIGHT: Clouds gradually decrease. Freeze warnings are in place across central Indiana in the early morning hours. Low temperatures in the low 30s.

MONDAY: Widespread frost to start off the day. Mostly sunny skies. High temperatures in the mid to upper 50s.

8-DAY FORECAST: The rest of the week will feature highs in the low to mid-60s, which is just about average. Our next chance of rain will arrive late Friday into next weekend.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Temperatures will be running well below average through this entire weekend before slightly bouncing back next week.

TODAY: Partly cloudy start. Clouds increase for the afternoon. This is where a few spotty showers will be possible. Wind gusts up to 30 mph with high temperatures into the low 50s.

TONIGHT: Clouds decrease back to partly cloudy skies. Low temperatures in the mid-30s.

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy skies in the morning will turn mostly cloudy for the afternoon, High temperature of 50 degrees.

8-DAY FORECAST: This upcoming week will be mainly quiet. Plenty of sunshine on Monday as highs stay in the upper 50s. Partly to mostly cloudy skies for the rest of the week up until Thursday with highs consistently in the 60s. Friday into Saturday will bring in our next chance of rain.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The annual Lyrid meteor showers will return once again in central Indiana as we march toward the end of April.

Although the meteor shower is visible through April 29, the peak comes Saturday night, April 22.

Just look generally at the northeast skyline. This is where viewers can expect to see from 10-20 meteors an hour. In the past, the Lyrid meteor has produced some surprises that surpassed from 10-20 meteors per hour.

Rain chances were expected in central Indiana through Saturday morning before clouds drop back to partly cloudy late in the day into Saturday night.