Amber Hardwick joined the FOX59/CBS4 team in March 2018 as the weekend morning meteorologist. Amber was born and raised in Speedway, IN and takes a lot of pride in being a Sparkplug! Becoming a broadcast meteorologist in Indianapolis has been Amber’s dream since she was in third grade. She is thrilled to join the team and to forecast the weather in her hometown. Before arriving to FOX59, Amber was a meteorologist for WLFI in West Lafayette, IN.

At a young age, Amber was terrified of thunderstorms, but her fear turned into a life-long passion. She graduated from Ball State University with a B.S. degree in operational meteorology and climatology. While at Ball State, Amber was an executive board member of the Ball State Storm Chase Team and she also participated in a storm chasing summer course. The class involved chasing severe storms in the Great Plains for nearly two weeks!

Amber enjoys outdoor activities, running in 5Ks and walking her dog. She also likes to bake desserts when she has free time. Amber and her husband, Nick, are looking forward to living closer to family and friends in the Indianapolis area.

Recent Articles
  • Tracking fall-like weather this Friday

    Big changes in the weather pattern as we wrap up the work week! Good Friday morning! Temperatures this morning dropped into the upper 40s and lower 50s, which is nearly 20 degrees cooler than Thursday morning! It will certainly feel more “fall-like” today with seasonal temperatures staying with us through the afternoon. High pressure over the upper Midwest will provide the state with mostly sunny skies today and dry weather as we head into the first part of the weekend. […]

  • A cooler, pleasant Thursday; summer-like heat returns this weekend

    A weak cold front brought very little rainfall to central Indiana on Wednesday. Indianapolis only received a trace of rain yesterday, which is not helping with the precipitation deficit for the city. Indy has had 0.40” of rain so far this September and that total is running more than two inches below normal to date. Rain is not in the forecast today due to high pressure traveling over the Ohio Valley. However, the weather is going to be pleasant and […]

  • Tracking more rain and cooler temperatures for Thursday

    Scattered showers with a few thunderstorms will be possible today as a storm system moves away from the state. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through 8 p.m. due to the recent heavy rain and saturated ground. Indianapolis received an additional 0.70” of rain on Wednesday, which makes the running total for June at 6.25”. The rain total to date is now more than 3.50” above average! Temperatures will also be much cooler in the wake of a passing […]

  • Potential for flash flooding and strong storms Wednesday

    Many are waking up dry this Wednesday morning, but more rain and thunderstorms loom in the forecast for today. Another storm system will move into central Indiana this afternoon and bring heavy rain back into the state. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for much of the area through Thursday evening due to the recent heavy rain and saturated ground. It will not take much rain to create a flooding situation, so you will want to use caution while […]

  • Limited storm chances for Friday

    Isolated showers are showing up on the radar this Friday morning north of Indianapolis. A weak boundary is going to sag south over the area today, which will keep an isolated shower or storm chance around through the afternoon. There will still be several dry hours today with a partly sunny sky. Temperatures will rebound into the lower 70s this afternoon. The isolated storm chance will wind down by the early evening hours, creating great weather to watch the Indianapolis […]

  • Tracking more rain, storms and cooler temperatures Thursday

    Indianapolis didn’t see much rainfall on Wednesday, but locations south of Bloomington and Columbus received more than 2” based on 24 hour rainfall estimates. The Indy Airport only had a rain total at 0.06”. Even though we have been seeing several rounds of rainfall recently, the running precipitation total for Indianapolis is 3.91”, which is below normal to date (-0.83”). May is typically the soggiest month of the year for the city with an average total at 5.05”. Light showers […]

  • Another round of storms returns Wednesday

    We are waking up to an active Guardian Radar this Wednesday morning. The storms are remaining below the severe weather criteria, but they still could produce 40 mph wind gusts, heavy rain and lightning. The showers and storms will continue to travel over the state through the morning hours as lows drop into the 60s. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue to travel over the state through the late morning hours. There should be more dry time early in the […]

  • Tracking spotty showers for Wednesday

    Very light rain showers have moved into central Indiana this Wednesday morning. Not everyone is waking up to rainfall, but keep the umbrella nearby because spotty showers will be around through the morning commute. The rain should become more scattered over the state during the afternoon and evening hours. A few rumbles of thunder and isolated heavy downpours are possible today. The cloud cover and showers will prevent temperatures from rising into the 70s. Highs today will rise into the mid […]

  • Quiet and seasonal start to the week

    Higher pressure will provide central Indiana with dry weather to start the week! You should be in good shape heading into work and home this Monday. There is going to be more sunshine as we head into the afternoon hours with highs rising into the mid to upper 40s. Temperatures today will not be too far off from the average high of 50 degrees. The clearing sky overnight will help temperatures drop into the mid to upper 20s overnight. We […]

  • Chance for a light mix in southern Indiana

    It may be a dry start to our Thursday, but there is going to be a chance for a rain/snow mix by the time we head into the afternoon hours. The roads are in good shape this morning as temperatures fall into the 20s. Have a heavy coat on hand today because wind chills may drop into the teens during the morning commute. Highs this afternoon will also be nearly 10 degrees cooler compared to Wednesday. There are Winter Weather […]

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