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Dec
23

Significant Rainfall on the Way

Posted By · December 23, 2009 at 6:58 pm

This afternoon temperatures will hover in the mid 30s.  For our Northern counties that were dealing with freezing rain this morning and during the early afternoon, temps will continue to rise by a few more degrees.  Afternoon drizzle is still possible as we head into tonight.

Overnight… spotty showers are possible with freezing rain north of Indianapolis.  South of I-70 it appears that the precip will be all rain.

Early Thursday morning a few areas of freezing rain will be possible, accumulation is not expected at this time, but slick spots may be possible.  Highs will reach the low to mid 40s with rain showers increasing as we head into your Christmas Eve night.  Winds will gust up to 30 mph.

Christmas Eve night some heavy rain will be possible into Christmas morning.  Thursday morning through mid-morning Christmas Day .50″ to up to 1.50″ of rain is going to be possible.

Christmas Day the temperatures will fall from the low to mid 4os in the morning to the 30s and 20s by afternoon.  So rain could turn to a few snow flurries, but it doesn’t look like a White Christmas is possible at this point.  Christmas Day will remain windy with wind gusts up to 30 mph.

Saturday and Sunday highs will only reach the upper 20s with scattered snow showers.

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Dec
23

Freezing Rain Advisory Expires

Posted By · December 23, 2009 at 6:32 pm

The freezing rain advisory that was in effect for a few of our Northern counties has expired. 

If you’re traveling into Northern Indiana the freeze line is lifting to up to the north, so keep an eye out for changing precip.

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Dec
23

Freezing Rain Advisory Until 2pm

Posted By · December 23, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Click here to see a map of the areas…

…ICY WEATHER INTO AFTERNOON…

.LIGHT RAIN WILL BE COMBINED WITH BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES TO
PRODUCE GLAZE INTO EARLY AFTERNOON. AFTER THAT…PRECIPITATION
SHOULD CHANGE TO ALL RAIN.
CARROLL-CLINTON-HOWARD-TIPTON-HAMILTON-MADISON-DELAWARE-RANDOLPH-HENRY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…FRANKFORT…KOKOMO…ANDERSON…MUNCIE

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN INDIANAPOLIS HAS ISSUED A
FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON.

* MAIN IMPACT: SLICK ROADS.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS: LESS THAN ONE TENTH OF AN INCH.

* TIMING: UNTIL 2 PM.

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR
FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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Dec
23

Tracking Santa

Posted By · December 23, 2009 at 1:18 pm

Track Santa with the help of NORAD! 

Just click here to see where Santa is.  NORAD is using their technology to capture Santa’s deliveries.  This is a fun site to go to with your kids.  Especially because it explains the importance of Rudolph’s nose to the whole tracking process.

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Dec
23

Soggy Conditions Ahead

Posted By · December 23, 2009 at 1:03 pm

Highs today will reach the mid to upper 30s with scattered showers.  This morning, the chance for freezing rain will still stick around North of Indianapolis.  Today any mixed precipitation should turn to rain for the afternoon.  Wind gusts up to 30 mph are possible.

Tonight, scattered showers and patchy freezing rain is possible.  We’re not looking for any ice accumulation, but slick spots are possible.  Of course freezing rain depends on surface temperature.  I like this website to check temps across the state.  Just scroll down to find your city.

Christmas Eve Day looks soggy with rain showers.  Right now, it looks like between .50″ to 1″ of rain is possible.  We’ll see winds up to 25 mph as highs reach the low to mid 40s.

Here’s the all important Christmas Day forecast… we’ll start the morning off with rain and temperatures in the 40s.  Temps will fall throughout the day, and by Friday evening, snow is possible.  Don’t count on any accumulation at this point.  Winds will still be an issue gusting up to 25 mph.

Saturday and Sunday light snow showers are possible as temps only reach the mid to upper 20s.

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Dec
22

Freezing Rain Possible

Posted By · December 22, 2009 at 9:57 pm

As you make your way to grandmother’s house, or wherever you may be traveling for Christmas, keeping up to date with the forecast over the next few days is going to be very important.

Tonight, we should see mainly dry conditions, after midnight there’s a chance for rain / light freezing rain / or snow, as temperatures stay pretty steady in the low 3os.

Wednesday morning we could see freezing rain or a wintry mix in the morning.  So, be prepared for slick spots.  As temperatures warm to the mid 30s in the afternoon, any precipitation should turn to rain.

At this point, we’re  not expecting any major ice accumulation, but as you’re aware, any ice could make roads slippery and traveling dangerous.

As temperatures drop again Wednesday night, it’s possible freezing rain could come back into the picture, and stick around Thursday morning before turning to rain as temps warm up again for the afternoon.  Christmas Eve will also be very windy with wind gusts up to 3o mph.

Getting the exact freezing line right now is very difficult, as any little movement this system makes as it moves into Central Indiana will change the forecast.

Rain is likely Christmas Eve night, and at this point it looks like temps will stay pretty warm, in the mid 30s so an all rain event is expected. 

Christmas Day, morning rain showers may turn to snow flurries as temperatures fall throughout the day.

Stay tuned for more weather blog updates as we continue to look at what’s expected over the next few days, and check back often for any changes that may pop up.

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Dec
22

Snow Ending… Now Rain?

Posted By · December 22, 2009 at 1:25 pm

Highs today will reach the mid 3os across Central Indiana with cloudy skies.  Snow showers are expected to exit out of our Eastern counties by noon.

Tonight, cloudy skies stick around, and we’ll see temps remain relatively steady in the low 30s.

Wednesday is where the change happens, and if you’re traveling paying attention to the forecast will be key.  Highs tomorrow will reach around 40 degrees with a chance of light snow/ light freezing rain / or rain.  Why don’t we know for sure what type of precipitation?  The area of low pressure moving our direction causing these changes could change paths!

Wednesday night light freezing rain/rain is possible.

Thursday we’re expecting everything to turn to rain.  At times downpours will be heavy.  Probably not the Christmas Eve forecast you were looking for.

For Christmas Day, rain is likely at this point, possibly changing over to snow for the afternoon. 

Colder air works back in to Central Indiana for the weekend, and light snow showers are possible Saturday and Sunday.

As I’ve said in previous blog posts, we’ll continue to monitor any changes and keep you up to date.  Travel safely, and Merry Christmas!

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Dec
21

Christmas Week Forecast

Posted By · December 21, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Little bursts of snow continue to pop into the forecast. 

Highs today will reach the low 30s with cloudy skies.

Tonight, another shot at a quick 1/2 inch of snow after midnight.

Tuesday, a 30% chance of snow with highs in the low to mid 30s.

Wednesday is when the forecast still looks a little tricky.  We could see precipitation start out as snow, then change to a bit of freezing rain, then rain.  At this point it looks like rain is likely Christmas Eve too.

For Christmas day, temperatures will be falling, so rain could turn to snow. 

I know this holiday forecast keeps changing, but until we get to about 24-36 hours out, it appears that will be the case.  We just have to wait for weather models to agree with each other.  Hmmm, Santa, that’s what I want for Christmas!

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