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 light snow and slick conditions Wednesday morning

    Be careful this Wednesday morning! Light snow showers and patch freezing drizzle overnight have created very slick conditions across central Indiana. There have been several crashes and slide-offs reported due to black ice on the roads! The visibility may drop at times this morning due to the lingering snow showers. Temperatures are also bitter and have dropped into the mid-20s. Westerly winds between 10 and 15 MPH are making it feel even colder outside. Wind chills have dropped into the […]

  • Even colder temperatures for Tuesday with passing snow showers

    Watch for a few slick spots on untreated roads this morning! Below freezing temperatures may refreeze wet surfaces from the wintry mix on Monday. Grab a heavy coat before heading out for work today because wind chills have dropped into the lower 20s! Skies will remain mostly cloudy throughout the day with a chance for passing flurries. Highs this afternoon will struggle to rise into the mid-30s. Temperatures today are going to trend nearly 10 degrees below normal for early […]

  • Colder start to the week with a chance for rain and snow

    After seeing mild weather through the weekend, we are now tracking a winter-like weather pattern heading into the work week! Temperatures this Monday are going to be much cooler compared to the weekend. On Sunday, Indianapolis had a high temperature at 58 degrees and temperatures today will be nearly 20 degrees colder.  Northwesterly winds up to 20 MPH will create a wind chill throughout the day. Areas of light rain and patchy drizzle will be possible through the morning commute. […]

  • Cool and cloudy end to the work week

    Watch for a few slick spots this Friday morning! Wet surfaces may refreeze and create patches of ice on roads during the morning commute. Temperatures dropped into the upper 20s and lower 30s this morning. The southwest breeze will make it “feel like” we are in the lower 20s, so you will want to bundle up before heading out today! Mainly cloudy skies and cool weather remains in the forecast through Friday afternoon. High temperatures will rise into the upper […]

  • Tracking storms early in the work week

    We are tracking a stormy start to the work week! Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will travel over the state today, at times bringing heavy downpours. The cloud cover and shower activity today will prevent temperatures from rising back into the upper 70s this afternoon. Indianapolis will reach a high near 73° with temperatures in the lower 70s across the state. There could be a few showers around tonight. Skies will remain overcast with lows in the upper 60s. […]

  • Cooler weather arrives this weekend

    We are kicking off our Friday with dry conditions. However, there is going to be a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon as a cold front travels over the state. Temperatures will remain in the mid-70s during the morning commute, and then rise into the mid-80s this afternoon. The latest timeline shows thunderstorms moving into our northwestern counties late in the morning and impacting Indianapolis near 2 p.m.  An isolated strong to severe thunderstorm will be possible with […]

  • Remnants of Florence bring limited rain chances Monday

    Tropical Depression Florence is still bringing heavy rain and an isolated tornado threat for the Carolinas this Sunday evening. The rain total is exceeding 30 inches in Swansboro with several locations receiving more than 20 inches of rain. The highest rain totals are concentrated in the Wilmington, North Carolina area based on radar estimates. = The remnants from Florence will bring more clouds to Indiana on Monday as the system travels along the East Coast. A few showers cannot be […]

  • Above average highs return Sunday

    It was a warm and humid start to the weekend as temperatures soared into the upper 80s Saturday. Indianapolis reached 88 degrees, which is 10 degrees above average for mid-September! Skies will stay mostly clear tonight, but areas of patchy fog could develop early Sunday morning. Temperatures will drop into the mid to upper 60s. Be prepared for unseasonably warm weather on Sunday. We will start off the day with a mostly clear sky with more cloud cover building into […]

  • Tracking a warm and dry start to the week

    It was a warm end to the weekend with highs rising into the mid to upper 80s across the state. Indianapolis reached 87° this afternoon because of the sunny skies throughout the day. Much of the area also stayed dry, but there were a couple pop-up thunderstorms during the late afternoon. You have another chance to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower tonight! Skies will be mostly clear through the overnight hours. Light fog may develop early tomorrow morning because of […]

  • Tracking limited rain chances for Sunday

    We kicked off our weekend with areas of patchy dense fog, mainly northwest of Indianapolis. There was also a lot of dry time throughout the day! Indianapolis did not receive any rainfall, but there were a few thunderstorms that fired up in our southern counties. When the sunshine came out this afternoon, temperatures climbed into the lower to mid-80s, which is near the average high of 84 degrees. Skies will become mostly clear during the overnight hours as lows fall […]

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