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
  • Tracking small rain chances for Friday

    Dorian continues NE over the next few days, eventually making its way to Coastal Canada. Colts at Chargers this weekend has a great forecast.  We will have some rain chances back home in central Indiana for this Sunday. Highs will be comparable to yesterday.  We’ll stay below average through the end of the weekend. Isolated sprinkles are possible Friday afternoon.  The rain chances are low enough that you can keep your outdoor plans. Many of us won’t see any rain […]

  • Cooler morning Thursday with rain possible Friday

    Dorian is again a Category 3 hurricane, sustaining winds 115 mph.  A hurricane needs to have sustaining winds of 111 mph to reach that “major hurricane” status.  Dorian will continue northeast near the Carolina coasts.  It is moving much faster than it was when it was over the Bahamas. Between the decreasing sun angle and the northerly breeze today, temps will stay below average in central Indiana.  According to climate records, we should be hitting 82 degrees this time of […]

  • Not as hot for Wednesday; next chance for rain coming Sunday

    Hurricane Dorian is currently a Category 2 with sustained winds of 105 mph and gusts up to 125 mph.  Still a very strong system, our focus now turns to the Carolinas where landfall is still a possibility. A cold front is sliding through Indiana which will switch our wind to the north and keep us from repeating yesterday’s heat. Temps sure felt like summer on Tuesday, but Wednesday will feel a little more fall-like.  Average high this first week of […]

  • Storms heading toward central Indiana

    A foggy start to our Tuesday morning as so many of us return to school and work.  The fog is really limiting visibility south of the city, so be cautious as kids are heading back to the bus stop this morning. We’re also tracking Hurricane Dorian as it seemingly sits over the Bahamas, expecting to edge toward Florida soon.  The outer bands pushing the first few storms onto the American coast.  Even without landfall, this hurricane will cause immense flooding […]

  • Dorian in the tropics; fog back home

    Dorian’s cone still brings impact potential along the Florida Coast so we continue to keep our eye there.  Dorian has been slamming on the brakes.  Earlier last week the hurricane was clipping along the open water at 14mph but now nearly sitting over the Bahamas and moving at about one mile and hour… making this hurricane feel like an eternity for those on the islands right now.  Wind gusts are up to an insane 200mph right now. Back home, our […]

  • Tracking rain heading toward central Indiana

    Severe storms waking those up in the southern Plains overnight.  Reports of storm damage out there include one inch hail, winds of more than 70 mph, with shingles being blown off of homes.  As low pressure slides this way we could get an isolated storm or two through central Indiana.  That’ll just be during the middle of the day and back to dry and pleasant for Friday evening. By 9-10 a.m. we could have a brief storm roll through.  None […]

  • Dry end of week; rain for Labor Day Weekend

    A little warmer today with a high of 81.  We should be getting to 83 this final week of August, so we’re just a touch below the average. Really looking like a beautiful day as high pressure stays in control and keeps us sunny.  Perfect weather for anything you want to do this Thursday. Still looking pleasant for Friday but expect more clouds than today. We have spotty rain chances each day of the long weekend, but the rain will […]

  • Nice stretch before rain for the long weekend

    Beautiful (well-deserved) weather for the next couple of days.  Temperatures will climb into the upper 70s Wednesday with sunshine from start to finish.  A refreshing breeze will keep things comfortable in the heating of the day. High pressure is swinging back in control as the cold front that brought us rain earlier in the week heads east. Thursday looks just as nice!  Make some plans to be outside. There will be rain this Labor Day weekend but we’re looking at […]

  • More rain for Tuesday across central Indiana

    Rainy morning this Tuesday.  Scattered downpours will continue through lunchtime. Not looking optimistic for outdoor recess today as the rain won’t really be done until 3 or 4 p.m.  All the rain we’ve gotten the last two weeks has also really made things muddy. Futureview shows rain continuing on and off this morning and early afternoon. After the cold front slides through today, humidity will drop and the sky will clear.  The late afternoon and evening will actually be pretty […]

  • Tracking a rainy start to the week

    Yup, sure looks like a Monday with this gloomy forecast.  If it helps, just know that the second half of the week looks beautiful.  Scattered storms start early this morning with rain on and off all day.  Rain boots and umbrella needed for Monday. Our temps will not feel like the last week of August!  We should be soaring into the mid 80s this time of the year but today we’ll only top off at 75.  I think we’ll really […]

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