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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
  • Heavy rain, windy conditions to impact the weekend

    A couple spotty showers will be possible this Friday morning, but the chance for rain is going to stay low as we wrap the work week. Several dry hours are expected with mostly cloudy skies sticking around through the afternoon. Winds out of the north will also keep temperatures below average again with highs in the mid to upper 50s. The average high for the date is 62° in Indianapolis. Weather looks great for those going to watch high school […]

  • A few sprinkles possible late in the day; rain chances rise this weekend

    Temperatures Thursday morning were about 10 to 15 degrees warmer than early Wednesday. Lows around central Indiana fell to the upper 40s and lower 50s. The southerly winds overnight along with additional cloud cover prevented temperatures from dropping back into the 30s. A weak cold front will pass over the state today and the boundary will keep the clouds around through the afternoon. The winds will shift out of the northwest by midday and we could even see a couple […]

  • Seasonal temperatures with sunshine this Wednesday

    Pleasant weather has arrived this Wednesday! Clear skies over central Indiana this morning have helped temperatures drop into the upper 30s and lower 40s. The light southwesterly winds are also creating wind chills in the lower to mid-30s! Kids will want to have a heavy coat waiting at the bus stop, but temperatures will improve as we head into the afternoon. Highs will climb into the mid-60s today. Wind speeds will pick up by midday and could gust up to […]

  • 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 […]

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