The Turkeys of Thanksgiving Past

The warmest… coldest… rainiest… snowiest? Check out what the weather’s been like on Thanksgiving in Central Indiana.

The following climatology data was compiled by the Indianapolis National Weather Service, click here for the original link.

Thanksgiving is observed every year on the fourth Thursday during the month of November, as designated by Congress in 1941. This means it can fall on any day between the 22nd and 28th of November. This year the date happens to fall on the 25th.  The Thanksgiving Day forecast for central Indiana looks cold, with a chance for snow flurries.  High temperatures will rise only into the upper 30s and lower 40s.

The following are some historical climate statistics for Indianapolis on Thanksgiving Day.

Average High Temp
Average Low Temp
Average Precipitation
Average Snowfall
Warmest High Temp
Coldest High Temp
Warmest Low Temp
Coldest Low Temp
74 in 1900
14 in 1930
55 in 1966
1 in 1930
69 in 1973
24 in 1893
55 in 1896
6 in 1950
69 in 1896
24 in 1881
53 in 1879
10 in 1881
68 in 1934
25 in 1903
50 in 1979
10 in 1871
68 in 1915
26 in 1956
48 in 1883
12 in 1872
Most Precipitation Most Snowfall Most Snow on Ground
1.01” in 1951 2.4” in 1902 2” in 1975
0.93” in 1968 2.0” in 1959 1” in 1971
0.89” in 1916 0.9” in 1953 1” in 1959
0.88” in 1887 0.5” in 1980 *
0.74” in 1993 0.5” in 1889  

* There has been a Trace of snow on the ground in numerous years: 2004, 1980, 1956, 1953, 1950, 1936.

 Official Weather records began in the Indianapolis area with Temperature and Precipitation in 1871 and Snowfall in 1884.

Tuesday’s Outlook & Rain Totals

The rain is gone, but not for long, much more is coming our way just in time for Thanksgiving.

The overnight showers and thunderstorms are gone, now we’re left with cool and breezy conditions.  (Scroll down for rain totals).

Today, highs will only reach the mid to upper 40s with a cool wind.  Expect a mix of sun and clouds for the afternoon.

Overnight, lows will drop to the upper 20s with mostly clear skies.

Wednesday, highs will reach the mid 40s with increasing clouds.  The chance for rain increases the later we head into the afternoon.  Wednesday night into Thanksgiving day heavy rain is expected across Central Indiana.  We could be looking to pick up, up to another inch!

The cold blast behind the rain settles in just in time for Black Friday shoppers.  Early Friday morning temps will drop to the mid 20s with a chance for flurries.  Highs on Friday only reach the mid to upper 30s.

Rain Totals Monday- Tuesday

Bloomington:  .56″

Indianapolis:  .76″

Muncie:  .80″

Terre Haute:  .84″

Lafayette:  .88″

Some spots picked up more than an inch of rain, especially north of I-70 around areas of Muncie and Kokomo.

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

Soggy Week Ahead

Get the rain gear ready… a very soggy week is setting up before temperatures completely plummet for Black Friday.

If you’re traveling for the holidays… get ready for weather delays here at home.

It feels like summer in Central Indiana!  Highs today will reach the upper 60s to around 70 degrees with a chance for scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.  It looks like most of the activity will be north of I-70.  Wind gusts up to 35mph are possible today.

Tonight into Tuesday morning a strong cold front will pass across the state bringing very heavy rain and gusty winds.  We could see some thunderstorms out of this system, so we’re keeping a close eye on it.  Between tonight and tomorrow morning, up to an inch of rain is possible across Central Indiana.

The rain should move out early Tuesday morning, by mid-morning we’ll be looking for the clouds to break.  Highs will only hit the upper 40s, and temperatures look to fall throughout the day.  Tuesday night lows drop to the low 30s.

Wednesday we’ll be watching for a slight chance of rain during the day with highs hitting the upper 40s.  Another soaker looks to move in Wednesday night and Thursday.  A good chance of heavy rain is setting up for that time frame.  Thanksgiving day looks soggy with highs in the upper 40s.

The rain moves out in time for Black Friday Shoppers, but if any moisture does linger, we could be talking flurries.  Lows Friday morning will be in the 20s, and we will only warm up into the 30s!

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Okay… Twitter makes you smarter? I like the sound of that!

Just another reason for me to tweet… right? 

A college study just found that students who tweeted had higher GPA’s.

I’ll make sure to whip that out if my tweets are ever questioned! 

I like tweeting… fast interaction… and to be honest… sometimes my brain is challenged trying to fit what I’m trying to say in 140 characters.

If you want to see what how I’m allegedly getting smarter… follow me on Twitter:  @NicoleWTHR

Here’s a link to the article!

Sunday Forecast & Thanksgiving Outlook

Are you ready for a little sunshine? Some may be in the cards for Central Indiana today.

Patchy morning fog is possible across Central Indiana this morning, but will quickly mix out thanks to winds that will be picking up out of the South up to 20mph today.  Highs look to hit the low 60s this afternoon with mostly cloudy skies.  We are expecting a few peeks of sunshine.

Overnight, clouds hang tough and a few isolated showers are possible as temps only drop into the mid 50s.

Monday, keep the umbrella handy with a 30% chance of rain.  We’re not looking at a washout, but we will be watching for scattered showers.  Highs are expected to pop into the mid 60s!

We’re watching late Monday night into Tuesday very closely.  Heavy rain is possible with thunderstorms and gusty winds.  Temps Tuesday only reach the low 50s.

Wednesday, the rain chances continue with highs in the upper 40s and low 50s.

Thanksgiving Day could be damp with scattered showers expected and highs in the low 40s.

Black Friday shoppers, get prepared… you’ll be battling temperatures in the 20s with highs only reaching the mid 30s!

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

Pleasant Weekend Ahead

If you decorate for the holidays… this weekend is your chance to get outside and not have to wear mittens and fumble with the decorations!

This morning dense fog is likely across Central Indiana.  Visibilities will be limited to less than 1/4 of a mile in some spots, so please use care!  All of Central Indiana is under a Dense Fog Advisory until 9am.

By mid morning, the fog will burn off and a mix of sun and clouds is likely.  Highs today will reach the low to mid 50s.

Overnight, a southerly breeze will will help keep temps in the mid 40s with partly cloudy skies.

Sunday, warmth surges in!  Highs will reach the low to mid 60s with a mix of sun and clouds.  Late Sunday, a slight chance of rain is possible.

The better chance for showers is Monday-Wednesday as temps drop into the 50s by Wednesday.

Thanksgiving day, we’ll be watching for flurries!  Highs will only reach the mid 30s.

Black Friday shoppers, prepare to bundle up… temps will be in the 2os for those early bird deals!

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

Warm Up, then Big Temperature Crash.

I don’t think I’ll be hearing any complaints about the weekend forecast, but next week might be a different story. Dry weather and warmth will become a thing of the past. Wait until you see what’s on tap for Thanksgiving!

Let’s admit it, we’ve been spoiled.  Temps have been running above average, and for the most part, we’ve had beautiful sunny days to enjoy.

It looks like that streak will continue through the weekend, then, get ready for a big change!

Highs today will reach the mid to upper 40s with a mix of sun and clouds.  Looks to me more clouds than sunshine for today.  It will be breezy with winds gusting out of the SW up to 25mph.

Saturday, temps look to hit near 60 degrees, and for Sunday, the mid 60s!

Monday we stay “warm” with highs in the low 60s, but we add a chance of rain.  The rain looks to stick around through midweek.  We’ll be following this system closely for you, especially if you have holiday travel plans.

Highs are cut in half by Thanksgiving Day!  Get ready for highs in the 30s with flurries.

Black Friday shoppers, overnight lows look to be in the 20s.  We’ll keep updating you as we get closer to the huge shopping day!

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

Warm Up Set to Return

Today looks to be the coolest through the weekend, as another big warm up looks to hit Central Indiana.

Today highs will hit the mid to upper 40s across Central Indiana with a mix of sun and clouds for the afternoon.  Light rain was falling early this morning south of I-70, but that should exit by lunchtime!

Overnight, temps drop to the low 30s with partly cloudy skies.

Friday, we’ll get in on a Southwest breeze up to 20mph that will send temps into the mid 50s with sunshine.

The weekend looks just as nice, dry and warmer than our average temp of about 50 degrees this time of year.

As we get closer to Thanksgiving we’ll be watching for rain early next week, and a blast of cold air that could come just in time for the turkey dinner!  We’ll keep you posted, especially if you have any travel plans for the upcoming holiday.

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

Dry Wednesday

Tuesday’s rain was much needed! Now, we rebound with sunshine, but more precipitation is right around the corner.

Highs today will reach the low 50s with partly cloudy skies.  The morning fog will burn off as the sun pops up.

Here’s a look at Tuesdays’ rain totals:

Lafayette:  Trace

Indianapolis:  .48″

Bloomington:  .70″

Muncie:  .87″

Shelbyville:  1.16″

Tonight, a quick moving system will push into the state bringing  a 30% chance for scattered showers.  Overnight lows will drop into the mid 30s, so we shouldn’t see any winter precip.

Thursday, a few showers may linger for the morning, but we’ll eventually see the clouds break with a high in the mid 40s.

Friday, we start a gradual warm up into the weekend.  Enjoy!

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

Rainy Day Setting Up

Get the umbrellas and rain slickers ready, it looks like you’ll need them today!

A rainy chilly day will develop across Central Indiana today as highs struggle to hit 50.  There’s a chance of rain before noon, the best chance for rain moves in this afternoon.  Wind gusts up to 20mph will be possible too.  The heaviest rain looks to fall Southeast of Indianapolis, where up to 1″ of rain is possible in some isolated spots.

Overnight, the rain comes to an end as temps stay nearly steady in the upper 30s.

Wednesday, highs hit the low 50s with partly cloudy skies.  The day looks dry, but rain looks to move back in late in the evening. 

Lows will drop to 40 degrees Wednesday night, and the rain continues through early Thursday afternoon.

Temps remain seasonal through Friday, with a warm up on the way for the weekend.

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast