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Friday Nites Live 7/21

This week’s Friday Nites Live forecast is filled with high heat and humidity.  Temperatures will be near 90° when the concert starts, but it will feel closer to 100° due to our high humidity levels.  So, don’t only bring your lawn chair this week, bring an icy, cold bottle of water, too.  And, if you forget, food and drinks are always available at the event.

Heat and humidity are on the rise

When air temperatures start getting into the 90s combined with a high relative humidity, the air begins to feel much hotter and heavier. Over the next couple of days, temperatures are going to feel like they are in the triple digits, which means heat exhaustion and heat stroke become much more prevalent issues.

TRF Fireworks Finale forecast

After a week of fun events spread across the city, the annual Three Rivers Festival concludes with its annual Saturday night fireworks finale. While the past week has seen periodic rain and storm chances, there are NO storms expected Saturday night.

Friday Nites Live 7/14

As we sit here now in mid-July, the annual Friday Nites Live concert series at Jefferson Pointe is halfway complete!  Can you believe it? While rain has threatened many of this year’s evening concerts, that won’t be the case this week.

Update on Wed night/Thursday severe storm potential

With warm, humid air all around us contributing to atmospheric instability, plus a front positioned nearby and sinking south through the area between now and Thursday night, periods of rain and thunderstorms are possible.  These storms could very well squeeze out another 1″-3″ of rainfall in some spots as they move through.  Everyone should be on alert for potential flooding and torrential downpours with these storms.

Next severe weather threat comes Wednesday night

While some scattered storms will develop across a portion of the area earlier in the day on Wednesday, our next best chance at severe storms will hold off until late Wednesday night.

Friday’s rainfall snapshot

As of our Friday night, all of the day’s rain and storms had exited.  The heaviest rainfall fell from northwest Indiana into Kosciusko County.  Within northeast Indiana, the highest totals were found in between Warsaw, Wabash and Huntington.

Friday Nites Live 7/7

The summer’s still young, yet rain has already posed a problem to a number of Friday Nites Live concerts at Jefferson Pointe.  Last week, it caused the concert to be canceled.  The outlook’s better this week.

Wet, warm 2017 thus far

With the year just a little more than half-over, here’s a look at how 2017 is stacking up.

July 4th, 2017 blends into the record books

After some active weather days recently, today was quite calm and uneventful in our Fort Wayne Weather world. With a high temperature of 82°, we ended up only 3° below our average high of 85°.

Celebrating America’s 241st birthday with fireworks

The 4th of July brings many fun outdoor activities like barbecues, time on the lake, parades, and beautiful firework shows to enjoy with family and friends. But did you know that setting off fireworks near local water sources can actually harm the environment, if not cleaned up properly?

Friday’s record rainfall

The day’s heavy early morning rain was followed by a soaking wet afternoon and evening in Fort Wayne and across the region.  Numerous roads … More »

Friday Nites Live 6/30

Our work week wraps up with the continued chance at scattered rain and thunderstorms.  Keep this in mind if you are thinking about heading to this week’s Friday Nites Live concert featuring the Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra.  It’ll be the perfect night to use your WANE Weather App to track the rain around the region.

Continued Thursday storm threat

High winds and some rapid flooding are possible with the potential for strong and severe storms remaining in our Thursday forecast.

Weather continues to play a big role in the Brian Head fire

As summer begins, so does fire season in much of the western U.S. The largest active fire in this portion of the country is the Brian Head, Utah, fire which has expanded as large as 49,626 acres so far and is only 9% contained.