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 minor rain concerns with cooler Election Day ahead

    High temperatures should be pretty close to the average to start off the work week.  Highs will climb into the mid 50s. We’re sitting behind a warm front today, so that southerly breeze will support us getting close to normal with our highs but a cold front is lurking just to our west.  That front will slide through central Indiana Monday night, bringing with it a few light showers and then opening up the gates for colder air to drop […]

  • Coldest air in seven months pours into Indiana

    We may have wind chills in the teens this morning but it is still technically Fall!  We’ve still got 50 days left until winter… I won’t even tell you how many days until Spring.  Winter coat and gloves needed today.  This is the coldest air we have had in seven full months!  April 1 was the last time we got comparably cold. The weather system that brought snow to the Midwest this week slid into the eastern states overnight, bringing […]

  • Wet, cold, windy Halloween around central Indiana

    Tracking widespread rain this morning all across central Indiana.  Visibility is low and pavement is wet, so expect a slower-than-normal commute.  The rain will continue all through the morning rush hour. The highest rainfall totals over the last 24 hours have been in the Rushville and Columbus areas.  More rounds of rain over the course of today will kick up those totals areawide. The wind will be a huge factor today with winds climbing to sustained levels of 30+mph and […]

  • Active weather pattern means a cold and wet Halloween

    What a colorful map we have this morning!  A wintry mix is causing problems in Chicagoland and that system is sliding our way.  We’ll have rain on and off all throughout our Wednesday and into much of tonight as well. Temperatures will hardly budge during the day Wednesday.  Rain will be on and off all day, so you’ll want your rain boots and an umbrella.  A coat is also a good call because it’s going to feel especially chilly with […]

  • Tracking rain for central Indiana with snow flurries possible this week

    We hit 62° for our high on Monday and today will only be a little cooler.  We’ll be mostly cloudy with a ten percent chance for rain on Tuesday.  Most of the day will be rain free, though, so not a huge concern for the day. A slow moving cold front is hanging out just northwest of Indianapolis and it has hardly moved in the last 24 hours.  It’ll continue to edge east and pump in colder air for us […]

  • Great Monday; tracking rain midweek

    Looks like a great way to start our work and school week!  Temperatures will be back above average as we climb into the upper 60s.  A comfortable southerly breeze will keeps things pleasant for our Monday.  Plenty of sunshine for most of us with some clouds expected in our far western counties. This cold front is a slow mover!  It is JUST to our northwest but won’t actually make it through Indianapolis for another 30+ hours.  That’ll keep the active […]

  • Colts and weekend forecasts

    No wind chill this morning but it is cold!  Frosty, actually.  We have a Frost Advisory until 8am Friday.  Vegetation could be damaged but a hard freeze is not anticipated this morning or within the next week.  Actual air temperatures have dropped into the 30s in most spots and some spots are even below freezing!  Jacket needed this morning. Yesterday’s high of 58 made for a lovely fall afternoon but today will be even better!  Highs should fight their way […]

  • Cold start to Thursday; tracking better forecast

    Cold start on this Thursday morning because we’ve got a wind chill!  Feels like the 30s in most of Central Indiana.  Crawfordsville had a chill in the 20s early this morning.  Jackets/coats/hoodie — whichever you want but you’ll need one!  The good news is that we won’t be quite as windy as we were yesterday and we’ll see more sunshine so that’ll help!  We had a 34 mph wind gust in Indianapolis Wednesday and it sure felt icy. Low pressure […]

  • Cold air pouring into central Indiana

    Jacket needed!  A 20-degree drop in our high temperature will be felt today.  In fact, for most of our day we’ll actually have a wind chill factor!  Highs will be back below the average high today as we dip to the low 50s… That’ll be the coldest we’ve been since May.  This past Saturday was also quite chilly with a high of 54 so it’ll feel a lot like that.  No umbrella needed as the rain exits early this morning.  We only […]

  • Tracking rain; much colder air to arrive

    Warmer for your Tuesday!  Monday’s high was a seasonable 63 but Tuesday should make it to 71 which will feel like a bit of an improvement but that warm front will also bring us more moisture to work with. Next up will be the passing of a cold front that will push through some rain but then drag in much colder air.  Highs will drop noticeably by Wednesday and into Thursday as well.  Coat/jackets (your call) will be needed all […]

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