Taste of Spring Returns

A big warm up is coming to Central Indiana this week! Goodbye snow (for now).

More sunshine… bring it on!  Highs today will reach the mid 60s in Central Indiana.  Winds will come out of the Southwest up to 10mph.  It will be extremely dry with low humidity today, so please keep in mind that burn bans are still in place across most of the state.  Check with your local fire department if you have specific questions about the burn bans in your area.

Overnight, lows only drop to around 40 degrees with mostly clear skies.

Tuesday,  more sunshine, and add few degrees to the high.  Temps look to hit the upper 60s.

Wednesday, we could be close to 70 degrees!

A chance starts to move in Thursday, that’s our next best chance for rain.

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Warm Up Moving In

Not quite ready for the hats, gloves and scarves? You might be able to pull out the shorts this week!

Get ready for a warm up!

Highs today will hit the mid 60s with mostly sunny skies.

Overnight, temps will still be chilly, but not as cold as what we had over the weekend.  Lows will drop to low to mid 30s tonight.

Monday, the heat gets kicked up a notch (thanks Emeril!).  Highs will top out in the mid 60s with mostly sunny skies.

By the middle of the week, we’ll be close to hitting 70… with a chance for rain starting Thursday and lasting through the beginning of the weekend.

The blog is short but sweet!  I’ll take advantage of this for now… pretty soon the activity will be picking up!  Snow anyone?

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Injuries mounting for Colts

Philadelphia – Peyton Manning makes his 200th consecutive start for the Colts Sunday. That’s an amazing number when you consider all his teammates who have fallen just this season. By the end of this season, Peyton will pass the legendary John Unitas having played more games than any other player in Colts history. But I’m starting to wonder who Peyton will be playing with by then.

The Colts are decimated by injuries heading into Sunday’s game against the Eagles. Running backs Joseph Addai and Mike Hart did not make the trip to Philadelphia. Neither did tight end Brody Eldridge, Linebacker Clint Session or cornerback Justin Tryon. The Colts added wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez to the injured reserve list Saturday. Gonzalez makes a dozen players on that list, out for the season.

I believe in the Colts next man up mantra, because I’ve seen it work for this team. But at some point, there is no next man up, or the next man is not nearly the man you want in that position. Mike Hart can step up for a while. Jacob Tamme can have a big game here or there. But the Colts can’t keep replacing starters and expect the same production.

The Colts are suspect at running back, tight end, linebacker, cornerback and safety right now. I’m afraid the Colts are in trouble coming off a Monday night game and short week of preparation. By contrast, the Eagles did not play last weekend. Eagles coach Andy Reid is 11-0 coming off a bye week. Michal Vick is coming back after missing the past three games for the Eagles.

The Colts gave an inspiring performance to beat the Texans Monday night. If they beat the Eagles, this will be an even greater win measured by obstacles overcome.

-Rich Nye, WTHR Sports Reporter

rnye@wthr.com

Chilly Saturday… Warm Up In Sight

Brr! If you had your winter gear out this morning, you won’t have to wear it for long!

Highs today will reach the mid 40s across Central Indiana with mostly sunny skies.  It’s going to be a cool day with winds out of the NW up to 10 mph. 

Overnight, temps drop to around 30 degrees with mostly clear skies.  Don’t forget to “fall back” an hour when you go to bed tonight! 

Sunday, we kick the heat on with highs in the mid 50s.  Monday, we’re in the 60s, and we’ll nearly hit 70 by Wednesday. 

We stay dry through Wednesday, with a slight chance of rain moving in late Wednesday night.  The timing of this will probably change, so stay tuned to the forecast!

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Cold Start… Warm Finish

Hate the cold? You won’t have to deal with it for too long… well, before winter actually arrives!

Highs will reach the low to mid 40s across Central Indiana today with a mix of sun and clouds.  A few light snow showers or flurries are possible.  What’s going to be worse?   Wind gusts up to 25mph… it’s going to be downright biting!

Overnight, the wind dies down and temps drop into the low to mid 20s.  It’s going to be a cold start to the Monumental Marathon.

Saturday, we warm up with sunshine into the upper 40s.  Sunday, we’ll be pushing 60!

Check out the extended forecast… we’re back int he 60s next week…  with a chance of rain!

 

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Cold Air on the Move

We’re getting closer to a hard freeze for Indianapolis!

Today will feel “warm” compared to what’s coming to Central Indiana!  Highs will hit about 50 degrees today with increasing clouds.  You’ll feel a crispness in the air with winds out of the NW up to 20 mph.  There’s a chance for sprinkles this afternoon, a few isolated showers may move in too.

Overnight, temps drop into the 20s and low 30s.  A few rain showers are possible, and snow flurries are too as temps drop below freezing.

Friday… is cold!  Highs only hit the low 40s, and it’s going to breezy.  Snow flurries could mix in with light rain drops.  Winds will gust up to 25mph.

Early Saturday morning, temps will drop into the low to mid 20s.  Monumental Marathon runners, layer up!  A nice warm up is coming for the rest of the weekend.

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Pence quits House leadership

Indiana Congressman Mike Pence is stepping down from the House GOP leadership team. The decision frees Pence up to consider a run for the White House in 2012 or for Indiana governor.

Indiana Congressman Mike Pence is stepping down from the House GOP leadership team. The decision frees Pence up to consider a run for the White House in 2012 or for Indiana governor.

In a letter Pence sent out today he says, “Now that we have restored a Republican majority to the House of Representatives and I have fulfilled my commitment to the Republican Conference, my family and I have begun to look to the future.”

He also writes, “We will continue our duties serving the people of Indiana and do what we have always done in such times; we will wait on the Lord and follow where He leads.”

He may well be laying the groundwork to run for Indiana governor. Last night he was fairly noncommittal. He talked about a stronger country and a stronger Indiana.

Eyewitness News asked Rep. Pence if we’d see him in Iowa. He chuckled, then said, “Let me tell you, we’ve been completely focused on November 2nd up to this day. I’ve just been absolutely determined to do everything in my power to make sure we elect a conservative majority back to Washington, DC and help this good governor in Indiana get a majority in the General Assembly. We’ll take a look at the future starting tomorrow. But tonight we’re gonna celebrate a great victory for the American people.”

At that time, he no doubt knew that the letter announcing his resignation from the leadership team would go out.

American Record Holder Molly Huddle joins me this weekend!

This week on Weekend Sunrise, professional distance runner and American record holder in the 5000 meters, Molly Huddle joins us with fitness tips on staying fit during the winter months.

She ran as a collegiate at Notre Dame and is one of the most successful American athletes you have never heard about which is a darn shame! She is an amazing competitor and she is just as humble and pleasant of a person.

Want a role model for your young, aspiring athlete?…glance over to your left at the picture of her and imprint it on your brain because she is one of the best examples you could ever hope for. Look for and support her as she aims for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Here is a great article about her.  http://www.universalsports.com/news/article/newsid=490635.html

Big Chill Around the Corner

A huge dip in temperatures is right around the corner… get out the heavy jackets, gloves and hats for this forecast.

A big chill is just around the corner, but we have one more mild day before the cold air arrives.  Highs today will reach the upper 50s thanks to “warmer” air being pumped in by southerly winds.  Clouds will be on the increase as the day goes on.

Overnight partly cloudy skies are expected with temps dropping to the low to mid 30s.

Thursday, a few sprinkles are possible as highs only hit the mid 40s.

Friday, we could see some snowflakes mix in with rain drops.  We’ll be waking up to temps in the low to mid 20s, and only warm up to the low 40s.

If you’re not ready for winter just yet… we warm up for the weekend and into next week.

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Results so far

Democrat Robin Winston and Republican Peter Rusthoven respond to tonight’s election results, and what it means for both parties.

From Democratic analyst Robin Winston:

“Clearly Gov. Daniels’ message worked. Now it’s time to not concentrate on control but to work and build consensus and move our state forward. There still are talented and committed Democrats who are poised and ready to help the governor create better paying jobs, improve education, make our tax system more equitable and move our state forward.”

From Republican analyst Peter Rusthoven:

“The shift of two seats to the Republicans in Indiana reflects the nationwide shift to Republicans in the US House of Representatives, an election that became a national referendum on the Obama adminitration’s priorities over the last twoyears. Locally, the shift in the Indiana House of Representatives to Republican control means that Gov. Daniels will now have an oppportunity to enact major education and governmental reforms that have been blocked by the Democratic-controlled House. It also means that the Republican party will be redrawing the congressional districts next year, which will have an impact on the Hoosier congressional delegation elected in 2012.”

“It’s a big night for Republicans, but I hope they remember that it is a mandate to do constructive things, including cutting federal spending and reversing the increasingly large role of the federal government in American life. If we don’t take the lead on these kinds of issues the voters will reject us and we will deserve to be rejected.”