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Soggy Night Ahead

Posted By · March 21, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Scattered showers are likely overnight as temps drop into the low 40s.  Wind gusts up to 30 mph are likely, so it’s going to be soggy and breezy.

Monday, highs struggle to reach the upper 40s with scattered showers and winds up to 20 mph.  By monday night, up to .50″ of rain is possible with a few isolated spots getting more.

Tuesday and Wednesday temps in the 60s return with sunshine.

We start tracking more rain Thursday and Friday.

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Rain Moving In

Posted By · March 21, 2010 at 6:24 am

Spotty sprinkles are possible around Central Indiana this morning, with more steady rain developing for the afternoon.  Highs will reach the mid 50s.

Overnight, steady rain is likely and lows drop to the low 40s.  A soggy and windy night is likely with winds up to 20 mph out of the Northeast.

Monday, more rain.  Showers will be scattered, but, keep the rain gear heavy.  Temperatures take a dip as highs struggle to reach 50 degrees.  By Monday afternoon, up to a half inch of rain is possible.  So, we’re not expecting much, but it’s going to be pesky.

Tuesday, sunshine returns as do temps in the low 60s.

Our next chance for rain moves in Thursday and Friday.

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Happy Spring!

Posted By · March 20, 2010 at 6:10 am

Warm days, open windows, fresh air, ahhh the joys of spring!

Spring officially begins today at 1:32pm.

So, should you try to balance an egg today?  Check out this weather folklore!

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Rain Knocking on the Door

Posted By · March 20, 2010 at 6:05 am

I hope you enjoyed the sunshine this week, because clouds will be back in the forecast, including a chance for rain this weekend.

Highs today will reach the low 60s with increasing clouds.  Spotty showers are possible late this afternoon into Sunday morning.  Right now, it looks like the rain will be hit or miss until we get to tomorrow.

Sunday, highs cool off to the low to mid 50s.  Scattered showers are likely, especially in the afternoon.

Monday, the rain sticks around and temperatures are even colder.  Highs won’t even hit 50 degrees… we’ll be a few degrees shy of that.

Sunshine makes a return Tuesday with temperatures near 60 degrees.

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Ready for Purdue tipoff in Spokane

Posted By · March 19, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Spokane, Washington – Purdue plays in about one hour here in the Northwest, a long way from the Final Four in Indianapolis. Purdue looks like a long shot. A Final Four favorite just a month ago, now the Boilermakers are many experts’ target for an upset today at the hands of 13th seed Siena.

While I can’t see Purdue getting any farther than the Sweet 16 (and that would be a good accomplishment for this now vulnerable squad), I do believe they will win today. Siena is a good team with 27 wins, champions of the MAAC. The Saints are in the NCAA tourney for the third straight year and have pulled off upsets in their first round game the last two years. The last time Siena lost was to Butler February 20th. The Bulldogs proved just how good they are Thursday in a first round blowout of UTEP (I’ve got Butler in the Final Four and I don’t think I look too crazy anymore).

But Siena has not beaten anybody that would impress you. The Saints played some good teams: Temple, Georgia Tech, Northern Iowa and Butler. Siena lost all of those games. Purdue may not be what it once was. But the Boilermakers are still good enough to beat the Saints. The 2nd round will be a little trickier. Check back with me on that.

A couple more thoughts before tipoff:

-Purdue has won 11 straight first round NCAA tournament games. That’s an impressive run that will not end today.

-Senior Keaton Grant has played in 99 victories, the most of any player in Purdue history. A win today would make a nice even 100. I’m afraid that’s where it will stop.

If Robbie Hummel comes back healthy next fall, Purdue will be a potential number one team in the nation. Until then, Boilermaker fans may have to settle for one and done.

Rich Nye, WTHR Sports Reporter


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Purdue players on Siena game

Posted By · March 19, 2010 at 12:37 pm

“We’ve had a few ups and downs, which was expected, but it’s the tournament now and the only thing we can do is just try to move forward and stay strong as a team and go out and get ready to try to win our ball game tomorrow,” said E’Twaun Moore, junior guard.

“I really didn’t have time to feel sorry for us. We’re in the middle of the Big Ten championship. We were able to accomplish that. So for the most part our team just handled the whole situation well. We knew we had to move on and just be ready to play,” said JuJuan Johnson, junior forward.

“I’m about 75 percent right now. Hopefully get a little bit better tomorrow – that’ll take a lot of pressure off if I’m feeling better, so hopefully get a little better percentage tomorrow when it’s time to play,” said Lewis Jackson, point guard.

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Fabulous Friday

Posted By · March 19, 2010 at 7:56 am

I am loving this forecast… at least what’s in store for today!

Highs today will reach the mid to upper 60s with mostly sunny skies.

Saturday, an increase of clouds is likely with highs in the low 60s.  There’s a chance for rain as we head late into the afternoon into the overnight.  Saturday will be the best day of the weekend, and will not be a washout.

Sunday, rain is likely, highs only hit the low 50s, and we could see a couple of wet snowflakes mix in.

More scattered showers continue Monday, as highs don’t even crack 50 degrees.

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Messer’s ad to hit airwaves

Posted By · March 18, 2010 at 7:11 pm

The 5th District race for the republican Congressional nomination is about to raise its profile dramatically.

Luke Messer, one of seven candidates vying for the GOP nomination,  is taking his campaign to the airwaves. Messer has a new 30-second TV commercial that will start airing on cable and then make its way to local TV in the next two weeks.

“We do have six, even candidates in the race but when you see polling it is clear that people are looking for a new congressman.  We want to be that alternative.  I think this ad is the start of the final six weeks of the campaign and our opportunity to show we really are the best chance to bring a new congressman to the 5th district,” said Messer.

The primary is May fourth.

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