Bundle Up Yet Again

Have you had enough of this cool cloudy weather, unfortunately it’s not ready to leave!

Another day of clouds, scattered showers and cool temps are ahead for us.  Highs today will only reach the upper 40s with cloudy skies and a chance for scattered showers.  Today will be very similar to Wednesday, so the entire day will not be a washout.  But especially this afternoon watch for rain.

Friday the sun finally comes back, and so does a little warmth!  Highs will hit the low 50s.

Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, get ready for the mid 50s with partly cloudy skies.

Late Monday our next chance for rain moves in.

Soggy Forecast Sticks

We’ll see periods of dry time today, but scattered showers will still be on the radar.

Highs today will only reach about 50 degrees with cloudy skies and scattered showers.  We’re not looking to add a lot of rain to the bucket after late morning, but still we could see some showers.

Overnight lows drop to the upper 30s… brr!  A few showers are still possible.

Thursday, the chance of rain drops to about 30%, so we’ll start to dry out.  Highs will still be cool, only reaching the upper 40s to around 50 degrees.

If you’re hoping for a dry weekend, a change is coming… Friday and Saturday highs will reach the low to mid 50s with partly cloudy skies.  However, a slight chance for rain moves back into the forecast for Sunday.

Can’t Wait for Winter?

The snow, the cold, the bitter windchills. Some people thrive on winter weather, and if you’re one of them, these winter weather tidbits will hold you over until the real thing gets here!

With winter season right around the corner, here are some statistics highlighting extremes for average temperature, snowfall, and precipitation for Indianapolis.

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Average Annual Snowfall: 27.0”
 
Years with Highest Snowfall
 
 
Total Snowfall
1981-82
58.2”
1977-78
57.9”
1995-96
51.7”
2002-03
50.0”
1895-96
46.8”
 
 
Years with Lowest Snowfall
 
 
Total Snowfall
1918-19
5.5”
1949-50
5.8”
1931-32
5.9”
1934-35
6.2”
1982-83
7.1”
 
 
 
Average Winter Season Temperature (December-February): 29.8°
  
Coldest Winter Seasons (December-February)
 
 
Avg. Temperature
1976-77
20.7°
1977-78
21.8°
1962-63
22.0°
1917-18
22.8°
1935-36
23.3°
 
 
Warmest Winter Seasons (December-February)
 
 
Avg. Temperature
1889-90
40.9°
1931-32
39.7°
1879-80
39.6°
1877-78
39.2°
1875-76
38.5°
 
 
 
Average Winter Season Precipitation (December-February): 7.92”
 
Wettest Winter Seasons (December-February)
 
 
Precipitation
1949-50
22.33”
1889-90
18.24”
1881-82
16.42”
1879-80
14.58”
1875-76
14.53”
 
  
 
Driest Winter Seasons (December-February)
 
 
Precipitation
1962-63
2.82”
1930-31
3.10”
1942-43
3.36”
1876-77
3.68”
1991-92
4.00”
 
 
Coldest Temperature ever recorded in Indianapolis: -27° (1/19/1994)
Greatest Snowfall in a Single Storm: 16.1” (2/16-2/18/1910)
Average Date of First Measurable Snowfall: November 19
Average Date of Last Measurable Snowfall: March 30
 
 

Rain Settles In

Scattered showers are likely across Central Indiana through Wednesday.

Another cool day is ahead for Central Indiana with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s.  Scattered showers are likely, and we’ll see more rain today than we did Monday.  The rain will fall in the Hoosier state through Wednesday, with a slight chance of showers on Thursday.  For now it looks like up to an inch of rain is possible, with some spots receiving more.

If you’re looking forward to another dry stretch, that comes Thursday.  We’ll see mainly dry conditions then.  However, Friday through Sunday, plenty of sunshine will be found with highs in the mid 50s.

Rain Returns

Our dry streak is over, and rain is falling across Central Indiana.

Highs today will only reach the mid 50s with cloudy skies and scattered showers.  Keep the umbrella and coat handy.  Winds out of the east up to 15 mph will make it feel chillier outside.

Unfortunately we’ll remain cloudy and rainy tonight into Tuesday morning.  If we had clear skies we’d be able to see a gorgeous Leonid Meteor Shower showing in the sky!  Click the link to find out more about viewing times.

Rain looks to stick around through Wednesday, with a slight chance on Thursday.  Overnight temperatures will drop to the mid 40s,  and highs will reach the mid 50s for the week.  By Wednesday we could pick up up to .75″ of rain.  For the most part showers will remain light.

As of right now, we look to dry out for the weekend.

Wet Week Ahead

Are you ready for some rain? It’s back in the forecast this week!

Highs today will reach about 60 degrees with a mix of sun and clouds.  As we head later into the afternoon, the chance for scattered sprinkles and light showers increases.  Tailgaters won’t see a washout, however, a little rain is possible, especially during the big game between the Colts and Patriots.

Overnight the chance of rain increases as lows fall to the mid 40s.

Scattered showers are likely Monday with a cool high in the low 50s.  The day won’t be completely rain filled, but keeping the umbrella will be a good idea.

More rain is possible Tuesday and Wednesday.  Highs will only reach the mid 50s.

Mainly Dry Weekend

Our nice weather streak is about to come to an end, so soak up the sun while you can!

Get out and enjoy the sunshine today!  Highs will reach the mid to upper 60s across Central Indiana today.  We’ll see partly cloudy skies, but winds out of the south will help keep us nearly 15 degrees above average!

Overnight, mostly cloudy skies roll in, and lows stay mild, only dropping to the low to mid 40s.

Sunday, mostly cloudy skies will stick with us for the day.  Highs will only reach the upper 50s, so it’s going to feel cooler.  Late in the day rain will start to appear on the radar.  Tailgating before the Patriots v. Colts game will not be a washout, however, there’s a 30% chance for scattered showers during the game.

Each day next week through Thursday there’s a 30% chance of scattered showers with temperatures in the low to mid 50s.

Bloody Friday…

Apparently state workers are calling today “bloody Friday” after finding out about government layoffs.

Apparently state workers are calling today “bloody Friday” after finding out about government layoffs. Thirty-three people in the Dept. of Administration are losing their jobs…and not all of them know about it since some people are on vacation.

See the story here. Kevin Rader will have more at 6:00 pm on Eyewitness News.