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Dec
18

Dry… but Cold Weekend!

Posted By · December 18, 2010 at 6:28 am

Brr!  Temps are in the teens this morning, with wind chills in the single digits.  Freezing fog is possible, so please use care out on the roads, they may look dry, but could be a bit slick.

Today, highs reach the mid 20s with sunshine.  Skies stay mainly clear tonight with lows dropping between 8-14 degrees.

Sunday, clouds will be on the increase with highs again only reaching the mid 20s.  Our average temp this time of year is 39, so we are indeed running below average.  Late Sunday night into Monday morning, there’s a slight chance for snow.  We aren’t expecting much, just enough to slick up the roadways.

Our next best chance of accumulating snow moves in late Monday and sticks around through Tuesday.  Right now… keep in mind this is preliminary, we could see 1-3″ of snow by Tuesday morning.  This system taps into warm air, so we could see some freezing rain, and also, just plain rain.  The forecast will probably be changing the closer we get to Monday, so check back for the latest.

Do you want a white Christmas?  It looks like we could see snow Christmas Eve into Christmas Day… we’ll keep tracking this for you!

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Dec
17

Dry Conditions Return

Posted By · December 17, 2010 at 5:38 am

Highs today will only reach the low to mid 20s with a mix of sun and clouds.  Expect more clouds than sun this morning.

Overnight, lows drop to around 10 degrees, with areas outside of the metro dropping to single digits.

For the weekend, sunshine returns and highs hit the mid 20s.

A chance of snow returns to the forecast Monday and Tuesday.  We’ll be keeping an eye on this system as many Hoosiers prepare to travel for the Christmas holiday.

We’ll keep this blog short but sweet for today! 

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Dec
16

Latest on Winter Storm

Posted By · December 16, 2010 at 4:52 am

Overnight, snow has fallen across Central Indiana and slick conditions are expected for our morning commute, ending by midday.  As of 5am just shy of 2″ of snow has fallen at the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.  We’re getting reports of up to 4″ in Bloomington, and more than 3″ in Brown County, and up north, 1″ in Daleville.  Keep in mind we’re forecasting 2-5″ for most of Central Indiana.  The further south you go from Indy, the higher the totals will be.

Highs today will reach the mid to upper 20s with snow tapering off for the afternoon.  The Winter Weather Advisory and Winter Storm Warning is set to expire at 1pm.

Overnight, we’ll see cloudy skies and temps in the upper teens.

Friday, a mix of sun and clouds returns with cold air sticking around for the weekend.

Another chance of snow moves in for Monday.

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Dec
15

More Snow Coming Tonight

Posted By · December 15, 2010 at 5:44 am

Saying to bundle up is an understatement!  Temps this morning are downright cold in the single digits.  Today we warm up into the low 20s, but clouds increase the later we head into the afternoon.  A few flurries are possible late this afternoon into the evening commute.

Tonight, accumulating snow is likely.  It looks like we will see snow move in after 8pm, and stick around through the Thursday morning rush hour.  At this point, it looks like 2-5″ of snow is possible for most of the area.  Totals will diminish the further north you head from Hamilton County north.  Ice is possible in our southern counties if ice does indeed form… these snowfall totals for our southern counties will be cut in half.  Click here to see a total accumulation map.  Weather advisories and warnings are in effect for most of Central Indiana from 7pm to 1pm Thursday.  Click here to see active advisories and warnings.

Thursday morning’s rush hour looks messy with snow ending by midday.

More cold air rushes in for the weekend.

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Dec
14

Cold Sunshine… Make Any Sense?

Posted By · December 14, 2010 at 6:02 am

Sunshine is back for Central Indiana today, the only problem is, with arctic air in place, we won’t be warming up much!  Highs will only hit the upper teens this afternoon.  The good news about today’s forecast?  The wind gusts are gone!  We’ll see winds out of the West up to 10mph.  A few flurries are possible this morning as lake effect snow continues to churn to our North.

Overnight, brutal cold settles in.  Clear skies, snow pack and arctic air equals single digit temps below 5 degrees. 

Wednesday, clouds increase throughout the day… and late in afternoon/evening our next chance for snow moves in.  At this time, it looks like we’ll see all snow here in Central Indiana, but in Southern Indiana, ice is possible, so we are watching this system closely.  The snow continues through Thursday, so Thursday morning’s commute could be slick.  At this time, we are looking at 1-3″ of snow across the viewing area.  That could change if the storm track changes, so check back with us often!

Highs struggle to rebound for the weekend, but at least we’ve got some sun… right?  Let’s think of this as our glass half full!

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Dec
13

Dangerous Wind Chills

Posted By · December 13, 2010 at 7:26 am

Official storm total for Indianapolis is 4.4″!  Yesterday we picked up 4.1″ breaking the previous record of 3.5″ in 1898!  Most spots picked up 2-5″ of snow with isolated areas picking up 6″.

Wind gusts up to 40mph today will create blowing and drifting snow that will keep many roads snow covered across Central Indiana.  Up to an additional inch of snow is possible, but the winds are really the big concern.  Temps will hit the teens, but most spots will feel like temps in the subzero range thanks to the wind chill.

Overnight, flurries are possible, but again, the story is wind.  Wind gusts up to 25mph are possible with lows dropping to the single digits.  Again, it will feel like -10 to 0 early Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, highs reach the upper teens with partly cloudy skies, and a mini-warm up begins!  (Just not as much as you’d probably like!)

Wednesday highs hit the mid 20s with increasing clouds.  Light snow showers are possible late Wednesday into Thursday.  We’re keeping our eyes on this next snow maker.

Ready for some sun… check out the weekend in the 7 day forecast!

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Dec
12

Winter Weather Advisory

Posted By · December 12, 2010 at 6:50 am

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for all of Central Indiana until tomorrow.

Today, highs only reach the mid 20s with snow showers moving in.  The best time for heavy accumulating snow will be after 12pm through tonight.

The metro area and our southern viewing area could see 2-4″ of snow.  The further south you go the metro, the less snow is expected.  North of the metro, some spots could pick up 4-6″ of snow.  Click here to see what to expect in your town.  The heavier snow is expected north because of lake effect snow showers that should set up this afternoon into tonight.  Wind gusts up to 40 mph will create very hazardous travel conditions this afternoon and tonight.  Blowing and drifting snow is likely.  Wind chills will fall into the single digits this afternoon… tonight it will feel like -10 to 0!

Monday light snow showers will continue, with lake effect snow bands still likely to impact our northern counties.  Highs will only reach the mid to upper teens, but wind chills will likely be in the subzero range.  Again, wind gusts up to 40 mph will create blowing and drifting snow.

We’re already tracking our next chance of snow for Thursday… check out the 7 day forecast!

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Dec
11

Weekend Storm Starts with Rain

Posted By · December 11, 2010 at 6:27 am

Highs today will reach 40 degrees with rain showers developing as we head into the afternoon.  Up to 1/2″ of rain is possible, so this afternoon will be soggy!

After midnight, the rain changes to snow and the wind kicks up out of the Southwest up to 25mph.  Light snow accumulations are possible by the time you wake up early Sunday morning.  The heaviest snow is likely Sunday afternoon.

Highs Sunday, only reach the low 20s, and snow showers are expected.  Two to four inches of snow is possible for the Indy metro, with less snow south, and the possibility for higher totals in our Northern viewing area.  Lake effect snow showers will enhance the likelihood of higher snow totals in Northern Indiana.  Even though we are expecting light accumulations Sunday, travel will be hazardous.  This is because winds will gust up to 20-40 mph.  That will create blowing snow and reduced visibility.

The snow winds down early Monday, with flurries expected the majority of the day.  Highs Monday will only reach the teens.  Check out the 7 day forecast frigid morning starts!

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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