Star Derry joined the CBS 4 Weather Authority in March of 2018.

Star earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Climatology & Hydrology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Star’s meteorology career has kept her close to home. She grew up in Tinley Park, Illinois and was lucky enough to start her career at WIFR in Rockford, Illinois. After that, Star moved to WKOW in Madison, Wisconsin. After living in the Badger state, Star made the trip to WTTV here in Indianapolis. Star specializes in severe weather coverage and climatology.

Outside of work, Star spends her time on the trails with her horse, Kentucky Rain or playing with her cat, Alice.


Recent Articles
  • Heat wave continues; rain possible Tuesday afternoon and evening

    The heat wave continues! Another 90° high today.  Clouds and a SW breeze are keeping us warm first thing this morning.  We’re all heading out the door into the 70s. We’ll have many dry hours today!  You can still get to the pool or have lunch outdoors. Just keep an eye to the sky.  Light showers are possible (though not expected to impact everyone) between 2-6 p.m.  After 8 p.m.,  areas north toward Kokomo could get storms.  Storms could reach […]

  • Heat advisory for Monday as central Indiana’s hot streak continues

    We’re now in our third heat wave of 2018.  A heat wave is defined as three consecutive 90° days.  Our average high is 83 but today we should easily climb to 94. The morning is already warm enough that you’ll immediately want short sleeves and temps will heat to about 90 by lunchtime.  The record high for today’s date is 96° back in 1994.  We’ll certainly be close. A heat advisory has been sent out by the National Weather Service […]

  • Heat pouring into central Indiana for the weekend

    No doubt you have to dress for summer today!  With highs rocketing into the upper 80s and humidity levels pumping up, it’ll really feel like the heat of summer… even though the first day of summer is still a week away. Great Friday evening for anything outdoors.  In fact, we’ll have 70s through 1 a.m.! It’ll get even hotter for Father’s Day Weekend!  Highs will top off in the 90s with heat index values as high as 97! Looks like […]

  • A break from the rain and extreme heat this weekend

    It’s a beautiful forecast for Thursday, so I highly recommend mowing the lawn before the heat pumps in for Friday and even more for the weekend. Today’s forecast is great for the Indians at Victory Field.  Most of the game will be played in the low 80s under plenty of sunshine.  As the sun goes down, we’ll just have a few clouds but no wet weather. We had nearly a half inch of rain in just a few minutes on […]

  • Brief storm chance then gorgeous Wednesday afternoon

    A cold front will slide through Indiana today but it’s not the air temperatures that will be impacted.  We’ll have a brief storm chance between about 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., but we’re not expecting more than a tenth of an inch of rain. After the front exits this afternoon, the dew points will plummet!  We’ll be so much drier and more comfortable this afternoon and evening.  Dinner outside, anyone? Dew point tells us how much moisture is in the […]

  • Warmer for Tuesday; few storms still possible

    Dress for summer today because it’ll be warmer than yesterday.  Also, grab an umbrella.  It won’t be a washout like we had on Sunday but a few storms could slow you down just a bit.  We did have a few showers overnight that left the pavement wet for the drive in. Temperatures are starting off a lot like Monday in the 60s but we’ll warm a bit faster, topping off in the mid 80s. Most of today will be dry […]

  • More rain, storms set for Monday around central Indiana

    It’s always notable when it actually rains all day and that’s exactly what happened on Sunday.  We landed in the record books as the second rainiest June 10th for Indianapolis. There was a bit of a range for rain totals across the area but everyone did get some rain–a switch from the pattern of last week. With more rain spreading in Monday morning, flash flood watches are set for Daviess, Greene, Knox, Martin, & Sullivan counties.  A flash flood warning […]

  • Day 2 of heat wave in Indiana; storms possible in late afternoon

    The yellow color indicates where we are abnormally dry.  Unfortunately, that same area got very little or no rain from the storms that went through central Indiana on Thursday. Doppler indicated near New Castle, rain totals reached 3″.  Downtown Indy got nothing. Today, we’ll see temps soar to 92°.  A heat wave is defined as 3+ days of 90.  Today will be 2/3 of 90+ as we expect to be in our second heat wave of 2018.  We also had […]

  • Heat pours into central Indiana; chance for storms this afternoon

    If only every day could be as perfect as Wednesday was… today, though, we heat up!  Average high this time of year is 80° but today we should hit 90°.  Stay hydrated and take plenty of breaks if you’ll be outside in this heat. It should go without saying that you should not leave children or pets in the car today.  However, each year it happens.  The death of a child this way is surprising and immensely painful for a […]

  • Milder Wednesday before heat pours in later in the week

    If you have some yard work to do, I highly recommend getting that done today!  It’ll be a bit milder than yesterday and the last day for awhile before things really heat up. Yesterday was just on the border before “hot”.  Today will be a bit more comfortable with a high right near normal. Though the morning has been a bit cool, we’ll all warm quickly.  Back into the 60s by 9 a.m. and most of the afternoon comfortably in […]