Seasonal Week in the Works

Indian summer is gone… but the forecast this week is looking pretty good!

Highs today will reach the mid 50s with partly cloudy skies around Central Indiana. 

Overnight, temps only fall to the mid and upper 30s under partly cloudy skies.

Tuesday, we’ll see a chance of rain move into the state, especially for the afternoon.  We’re watching a developing low pressure system from the Gulf that will be moving towards the state bringing us precipitation.

Wednesday, another shot of rain moves in late in the day.

Temps cool to the 40s starting on Thursday, with a warm up on the way for the weekend.

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Facebook Etiquette

I’m a relative newbie when it comes to Facebook… but there are already a lot of things that get my blood boiling!

I was one of the last people to get on Facebook.  Yep, I resisted.  I was tweeting for at least a full year before I started with Facebook updates.  I’m now “hip” with the times… which I will say isn’t very “hip” of me to say.

Bottom line… why did I wait so long?  I like it!  I get to post weather info, and you get to see a different side to me than you see on TV, plus, the behind the scenes pics we share can be fun!  I also like being able to talk “to” you instead of talking “at” you through the TV.  I’ve gotten to know some really nice people!  Plus… talking to friends during a newscast is fun!

Nonetheless, I find myself getting annoyed.  Why?  It’s the wall posts that get to me.  I don’t like the quizzes that are posted… or the wall posts that are posted on my page that generally have nothing to do with me.  Don’t get me wrong… I appreciate the thought!  But, if you want to have a conversation, shouldn’t that be posted in a message, then I can respond?  If I am totally off base here… please let me know!  Again, I’m learning the ropes as is everyone… as this media evolves!

What I absolutely cannot stand:  Petty arguments and rude comments.  I see people getting in fights on threads that are supposed to start “thoughtful” conversations.  Has our ability to be as anonymous as we want completely thrown common sense out the door?  I never post anything on Facebook that I wouldn’t say to someone’s face… then again… I’m not using it as a tool to hurt people.  You shouldn’t hurt people’s feelings just because you can.

Something else to consider… we are typing!  Before you react… think about how something might be *said*.  Sometimes, people are trying to be sarcastic… not hurtful… there’s a difference.

Is anyone else with me on this?  Maybe it’s my OCD talking… I like to have everything neat and orderly and just how I designed it on my wall. 

What are your top Facebook pet peeves?

Cooler Temps Move In

The 70s are gone… but the temps this week don’t look too bad!

Highs today will reach about 50 degrees with a mix of sun and clouds.  It will feel much cooler than yesterday, especially with a wind out of the West up to 15mph.

Overnight, temps drop to the low 30s, so patchy frost is possible.

Monday, sunshine and highs in the mid 50s.

Our next chance of rain moves in Tuesday and Wednesday with temps dropping into the 40s by Thursday.

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Indian Summer

Not only were the 70s a little bit of Indian Summer, we actually tied a record for the most consecutive days in a row after November 7th!

Have you loved the 70s?  Well… we tied a record with above average warmth.

The following weather record information was prepared by the Indianapolis National Weather Service.

At noon Saturday we squeaked out one more consecutive day with high temperatures of 70 degrees or higher when the temperature hit the 70-degree mark on the dot.  The reading was very short lived, falling back down to 68 within 15 minutes time.  Gusty southerly winds and enough sunshine occurred before widespread cloud cover moved in.  The last glimpses of blue sky were disappearing as the 70-degree reading occurred.  Rain showers held off just long enough to prevent evaporative cooling.  Temperatures in western Indiana at noon were in the mid-50s.

Today marks the 6th and final consecutive day with a high temperature of 70 degrees or higher.  This ties the old record for longest stretch of 70-degree weather after November 7th.  This event last occurred during the period of November 14–19, 1953.  At noon today a cold front was entering far western Indiana.  It will reach the Indianapolis area by early this evening then push into Ohio late tonight.  High temperatures for Sunday will be in the lower to middle 50s across central Indiana.

Weather records began at Indianapolis in February 1871.

Rain Back in the Forecast

The later we head into the day… the better chance for rain!

Highs today will hit the mid to upper 60s with increasing clouds and rain showers developing for the afternoon.  We may even see a few thunderstorms.

Tonight, scattered showers are likely to continue with lows in the upper 30s.

Sunday, we’ll be dry.  Temperatures will be much cooler with highs only in the low 50s.

Don’t expect the 70s next week… temps will be closer to average with highs in the 50s.  There’s a slight chance for rain Tuesday, but it appears more likely Wednesday.  Look how cool it gets Thursday!

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Rain Moves in for the Weekend

If you’re planning your weekend, don’t expect this dry streak with temps in the 70s to continue.

Another beautiful day is expected in Central Indiana.  Highs will hit the low 70s with mostly sunny skies.

Saturday, some changes come our way!  Right now, the morning looks to be dry, but the later we head into the day, the better chance for scattered showers and even an isolated thunderstorm.  Depending on when the cloud cover thickens up, we still could hit the upper 60s for highs.  The rain is expected to continue through Saturday night.

Sunday, get ready to bundle up!  50 degrees is going to feel chilly compared to the warmth we’ve been enjoying!  There is good news about Sunday, however, it looks dry!

Temps stay cool (average) for next week, and we’ll also be tracking more chances of rain.

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Changes on the Way

If you can’t get enough of these temps in the 70s… get ready… a big change is coming our way that will have you grabbing for a sweater.

We knew this beautiful streak of weather couldn’t last forever.  Change is just around the corner.

Today and tomorrow, things still look great with mostly sunny skies and temps in the low 70s.

Fast forward to Saturday.  A cold front will move through the state bringing a chance of scattered showers and even isolated thunderstorms with highs in the 60s.

Sunday, highs only make it into the upper 40s!

Check out the 7 day for more chances of rain next week, and the cooler temps that will settle in.

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Weather on Cruise Control

Our forecast is on cruise control for the next few days… then get ready for a major change!

Let’s make this weather blog simple.  Today through Friday, expect lots of sunshine and highs in the low 70s.  These temps are 10 to 15 degrees above average!

Overnight Friday, a few showers are possible, but the better chance for rain is Saturday.  There may be a few isolated t-storms too as temps only make it into the mid 50s.

Much cooler air settles in for next week… so we’ll get a little more seasonal.

Enjoy today’s forecast!

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Warm Surge

Start making your outdoor plans now, this week looks to be spectacular!

If you asked for one last warm week… you’ve got it!

Highs through Friday will stay around the 70 degree mark with mostly sunny skies.  Take a look at the 7 day forecast below to see just how great it will be!

Late Friday and into the weekend the chance for rain will increase as a cold front gets ready to move through the state.  A few isolated thunderstorms will be possible too.  The cold front will not only bring rain, but also much cooler temperatures for the end of the weekend and next week.

Again, the blog is short but sweet… enjoy!

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