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 the last of the rain before heat pours in

    The last few storms will pass through during the day on Wednesday.  Some of the heaviest downpours in this system in central Indiana have brought more than an inch of rain to spots like Pendleton.  More storms will fuel up in the early afternoon before breaking for some late day sun. Here’s a glance at futureview as the first round of storms passes through this morning.  More storms will be passing through until at least 3 p.m. The heat is […]

  • Rain on and off; heat to return

    What’s left of Barry is going to mean on and off rain for Indianapolis for Tuesday and even into Wednesday.  Expect light, scattered showers Tuesday morning followed by an active afternoon with storms developing mainly after 2pm.  Some of today’s storms could produce gusty winds.  Hail is not out of the question but not expecting widespread hail reports.  It sure is a gloomy start but we could see a peek of sunshine here and there today. Scattered storms are expected […]

  • Heat and rain pumping into central Indiana

    Dress for summer today!  We’ll hit 90 for the third day in a row.  Stay hydrated and bring a reusable water bottle with you wherever you go.  Also, take along an umbrella.  We won’t have a lot of rain today, but a brief shower or storm is expected this afternoon. We’ve climbed to 90 degrees nine times already this year, and this will be the second official heat wave of 2019.  We’ve got more extreme heat later this week too. […]

  • Great Friday but tracking weekend rain

    What a perfect July day we’re about to enjoy!  Comfortable in the 60s for most of us this morning and we’ll heat up nicely.  Nearing 80 by noon with highs around 86 later in the afternoon.  We’ll also enjoy a lovely, refreshing northerly breeze today. Hotter still on Saturday so if you have yard work to do, you’ll have to get out first thing in the morning!  Temps will climb to 90 in the afternoon and we won’t get any […]

  • Perfect summer day ahead, tracking rain in coming days

    We’re keeping an eye on the Gulf states as a disturbance strengthens and could become a hurricane in the coming days, making landfall likely in Louisiana.  The hurricane will weaken after moving over land but could bring storms as far north as here in central Indiana.  We’ll expect to feel those impacts at home by Tuesday. Thursday looks great, though!  85 and partly to mostly sunny.  We’ll also have a refreshing breeze all afternoon. As the cold front slides east, […]

  • Heat continues and now tracking storms

    The official high at the Indianapolis Airport for Tuesday was 89°!  That is just a little above the average of 85.  Today we’ll shoot for a solid 90. We’ll spend all afternoon in the 80s with about two hours hitting 90.  Heat indices will be in the 90s as early as 11 a.m.  Hot! We will see a few storms develop in central Indiana between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.  You’ll get a brief storm to pass through your town […]

  • Heat continues while we track storms

    Tuesday looks just as great as Monday!  Highs will actually be a few degrees warmer but we’ll have a refreshing breeze to help with the heat of the day.  Dress for summer and reapply sunscreen often while you’re outside.  It’s always a good idea to wear a hat for extra protection. It’s a comfortably cool start to the morning, but we’ll heat up quickly!  Already into the 80s by lunchtime. We are tracking rain that is sliding toward central Indiana.  […]

  • Gorgeous week ahead; limited rain chances

    Ready for a perfect week?  We’ve got that coming our way.  Seasonable temps will stick to the mid-80s all week long.  We’ll have a couple of refreshingly cool mornings but that’s really the only complaint.  We’ve got a small rain chance briefly on Wednesday, but other than that we’ll be watering our plants by hand all week. You’ll want the sunscreen and sunglasses today.  Lots of sunshine expected.  Enjoy! The best part of today?  The breeze!  Pumping out of the […]

  • Fireworks forecast for central Indy

    It’s a foggy start for many on this Fourth of July.  The haze has reached the city but the most dense fog is south toward Bloomington. The fog won’t last long and then we’ll be left with sunshine!  Keep applying sunscreen all day long and I would also recommend a hat for extra protection.  We could have a brief storm this afternoon, so bring along an umbrella or be ready to take shelter until the storm passes. The whole CBS4 […]

  • More storms to track in central Indiana

    Just a small number of storms sliding through central Indiana this morning.  We are expecting more widespread rain coverage later in the afternoon on Wednesday. Rain totals today should be a third of an inch or less. Storms are very isolated this morning but will become more widespread after 2 p.m.  Wind gusts and heavy rain are the main concerns, but hail cannot be ruled out. CarmelFest kicks off today!  We’ll have to dodge some rain drops and the the […]

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