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Warm End to 2010

Posted By · December 31, 2010 at 6:57 am

Highs today will reach nearly 60 degrees in Central Indiana with increasing clouds and rain.  Winds will gust up to 30 mph with spotty showers, the most likely time for rain will be this evening into Saturday morning.  A few rumbles of thunder will be possible tonight into Saturday morning.  There’s a small chance for an isolated severe storm.

Saturday, temps fall throughout the day, so our heat wave will be short lived!  By Saturday afternoon temperatures will fall into the 30s.  Light rain showers are possible until midday.

Sunday, dry weather is back, but so is the cold that will settle in for the first week of the new year.  Check out the extended forecast below… look at it with optimism… at least the sun will be shining!

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Warm, Drizzly & Foggy

Posted By · December 30, 2010 at 6:12 am

Highs today will reach the low to mid 40s with cloudy skies, patchy fog, and areas of drizzle.  A breeze out of the south is helping to bump up temperatures.

Overnight, temps only drop to the low 40s with a chance of light rain and dense fog.

Friday, we hit the mid 50s!  Rain showers will be likely the later we head into the evening.  A few rumbles of thunder will be possible too.  It will be a rainy start to 2011 with rain early Saturday morning too.  Temps will fall throughout the day on Saturday.

A dry pattern takes hold next week, but temps in the 30s return.

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Dense Fog Advisory

Posted By · December 29, 2010 at 4:45 pm

A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect for Central Indiana from 7pm tonight until 7pm Friday.  At times, visibility may drop to less than 1/4 mile. 

Rain is likely tonight, along with a surge of warm air in Central Indiana.  Temps are expected to stay steady in the mid 30s, or even rise overnight.

Thursday a slight chance of rain exists with temps in the low 40s.

Rain is likely Friday, but temps will hit the 50s!  A cold front slams through the state Friday night into Saturday.  Rumbles of thunder will be possible.  Stay tuned to get the latest timing of this New Years Eve soaker.  For the first day of 2011, temps will fall throughout the day eventually hitting the 30s.

With the warm temps and rain, some flooding is possible, especially in areas that are prone to flooding.

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Rain on the Way

Posted By · December 29, 2010 at 6:27 am

Today we’ll see an increase of cloud cover across Central Indiana.  Highs today will hit the mid 30s.  The later we head into the afternoon, the more cloudy it will get.  We also have a chance for light rain or light freezing rain this afternoon into this evening. 

Temperatures will stay steady, or warm as we head into the overnight, so the freezing rain threat will end, and we’ll just be tracking scattered showers.

Thursday, patchy fog is likely along with temps in the mid 40s.  Scattered showers will be on the radar throughout the day.

The warm up we’ve been talking about all week settles in for one day, and one day only!  Friday highs look to hit the low to mid 50s!  That will come with rain, so it’s not like we’ll be basking in sunshine.  If you have plans for New Years Eve, they will be soggy, the rain looks to stick around through Saturday when temps plummet back into the 30s! 

Up to an inch of rain is possible through Saturday… some areas may pick up more, so flooding will be a concern with the snow melt.  We’ll keep you posted!

A strong cold front will move through late Friday into early Saturday, that means gusty winds are likely, and we may even hear a few rumbles of thunder.  Behind the cold front is much chillier air… hence the big temp drop from Friday to Saturday.

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Warm Up in Sight

Posted By · December 28, 2010 at 5:46 am

A warm up is coming!  A warm up is coming!  Can’t you tell a lot of people are excited about it?

Unfortunately, it’s not today… but it will be here later this week.  Today expect a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the upper 20s.  It will be another cold one!

Overnight, partly cloudy skies are expected with temps in the low 20s.

Wednesday… we finally go above the freezing mark with temps in the mid 30s!  Wednesday night into Thursday rain is likely, some freezing rain may be possible, so stay tuned to the forecast.

Thursday and Friday temps creep closer to 50 degrees!  However, it won’t be sunny… we’re expecting a very rainy forecast, especially Friday.  About an inch of rain is expected… that will more than likely melt all the snow.  We may even hear a few rumbles of thunder Friday night.  What a way to ring in 2011!

The rain will continue Saturday for New Years Day with temps crashing and falling throughout the day! 

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Remarkable Season for Colts

Posted By · December 27, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Las Vegas-An unexpected five hour layover in the Sin City airport gives me plenty of time to ponder the remarkable season the Colts have endured (or I could visit the Oxygen Bar, where you pay to breathe flavored air). Fans and media in Indianapolis have been spoiled for almost a decade, assuming the Colts will win their division and be in the playoffs. Nothing is a given this season. A 9th consecutive trip to the playoffs rides on the final Sunday of the regular season.

In Early December, the Colts were just 6-6. The postseason chances looked slim. But the Colts never lost control of their playoff destiny. Every game became a must win. Instead of resting starters, the playoffs figuratively started early. Four straight wins to end the season will give the Colts another AFC South championship and ensure a playoff game at Lucas Oil Stadium. No small feat for a team that looks nothing like the one that started training camp in Anderson back in August.

The Colts have placed a staggering 17 players on injured reserve. Those are players with injuries that prevent them from returning until next season. Dallas Clark, Austin Collie, Anthony Gonzalez, Bob Sanders, Melvin Bullitt and Jerraud Powers lead the list. The Colts have been hit particularly hard (no pun intended Austin) with players who catch passes and players who try to intercept passes.

Jacob Tamme had not caught a pass this season until Dallas Clark got hurt.  Now Tamme is critical to the Colts passing game. Blair White had a nice preseason. But who would have guessed the Lance Armstong look alike would be catching touchdown passes in December?

The musical chairs have been even more dramatic in the defensive backfield. Antoine Bethea is the only player who has started every game. When Bob Sanders got hurt in the first quarter of the first game of the season, a nonstop rotation began at the other three spots that has brought a new addition to the roster almost every week. Aaron Francisco was not on the team at the start of the season. But he seems like a long time Colt compared to Justin Tryon, Cornelius Brown and Mike Newton – all of whom are playing significant roles on the Colts makeshift defense.

Taken in perspective, the Colts have given a remarkable performance. A team that could easily have an excuse of broken down and short handed is playing smash mouth football in late December. The Colts are running the ball and stopping the run, the kind of football that wins playoff games. The Colts have outrun two of the best running teams in football the past two games, and held down two power running backs to the point of being non-factors.

I think the Colts will beat down the lifeless Tennessee Titans Sunday to win the AFC South. They have a good chance to win a home playoff game (especially if the Jets come to town again this year). Anything after that is gravy for a team that has accomplished far more than could be reasonably expected. Jim Caldwell won his first 14 games as a rookie NFL coach and led his team to the Super Bowl. But he has probably done a better job coaching this M*A*S*H unit.

-Rich Nye, rnye@wthr.com

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Turtleneck to Tank Top Weather?

Posted By · December 27, 2010 at 6:56 am

If you want warmer weather, it’s in the forecast… just not today!

Highs today will reach the mid to upper 20s with a mix of sun and clouds.

Overnight, partly cloudy skies are expected with temps around 10 degrees, some areas outside the metro may fall into the single digits.

Tuesday and Wednesday we’ll hit the low to mid 30s with sunshine!  The change comes late Wednesday night when rain or freezing rain is possible.

Thursday rain is likely and we warm into the 40s, and with rain continuing into the new year, highs will approach 50 degrees!

Don’t get too excited though… by Sunday we’re back into the 30s!  This upcoming system will have a lot of timing issues, so we will be working them out as we get closer to Wednesday.  Check back with us on air, or on the blog to see when everything is moving in!

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Light Snow… then a HUGE Warm Up!

Posted By · December 26, 2010 at 6:27 am

Christmas Day’s snow puts our snow total for December up to 16.4″… the 3rd snowiest December on record.

Ready for a little more snow?  Today we’ll see some passing flurries and light snow showers that could produce a dusting of snow.  Highs will only hit the mid to upper 20s with wind gusts up to 25mph.  Because of the wind, temps will feel like 10-20 degrees.  Brrr!

Overnight, flurries are possible as the cloud cover starts to break.  Lows will drop to the mid teens.

Monday, we’ll see a mix of sun and clouds with temps still not reaching the freezing mark.

Did you ask Santa for warmer weather?  Look at the end of this week!  Temps checking in at more than 50 degrees!?!?  We’ll keep you posted!  The warmth moves in with a soaking rain.

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