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Dec
10

Weekend Storm Building

Posted By · December 10, 2010 at 6:16 am

Let’s cut to the chase… get through today’s forecast and talk about the weekend!  Highs today will reach the upper 30s with sunshine for the afternoon.  Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies and temps in the upper 20s.

Okay… drumroll please… your weekend forecast!

Saturday starts off dry and highs hit the low 40s.  Clouds increase during the day, and after noon, the chance for rain greatly increases.  At times it looks like pockets of rain could be heavy, and some spots may pick up 1/2″ of rain before it turns to snow after midnight. 

Remember when we first started talking about this storm, and the two tracks.  If the low went south we’d be in a heavy snow zone, if it popped north, we’d be talking rain and lower snow amounts?  Well… as of right now, it’s tracking north, so our snowfall totals will not be excessive. 

Early Sunday morning (after midnight), the rain looks to turn to snow.  Snow showers are expected off and on throughout the day on Sunday.  Add to that wind gusts 30-40mph, and it’s going to be a nasty day.  So, what are we looking at for snowfall totals?  I’d say 1-3″ of snow for the metro is safe… with areas north and northeast picking up 2-4″ of snow.  This could change before Sunday, so make sure to check back.  Temps Sunday only reach 20 degrees, so roadways will be slick, and blowing snow could be a concern.

Very cold arctic air moves in for the beginning of the week… you can check it out in the 7 day forecast.  And, if you missed Chris’ snow prediction yesterday… here it is!  For each of those to count… it has to snow at least one inch.

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Dec
09

Tracking Two Possible Storms

Posted By · December 9, 2010 at 5:52 am

The talk is snow… but before that gets here, a slight warm up is coming our way.

Highs today will reach 30 degrees with a mix of sun and clouds. 

Overnight, temps drop to the mid to upper 20s, this will be warm compared to what we’ve been experiencing!  Light snow is possible tonight with up to one inch of snow possible by Friday morning.  Some slicks spots are possible for the morning commute.

Friday, a mix of sun and clouds is likely with highs in the mid to upper 30s.

Saturday, the “big” storm everyone is talking about starts to move in.  Highs will reach the mid to upper 30s.  The system looks to start off with rain Saturday.  It looks like we could see a rain/snow mix Saturday night.  As temps tumble, the rain/snow could turn into accumulating snow Sunday.  How much?  Still too early to tell.  I know you want answers, but right now the weather models are still up in the air about this system.  If the area of low pressure stays north, we’ll get rain.  If the low heads to the south we will be in the snow zone.  Keep checking back with the blog… we’ll keep you up to date.  One thing is for certain… Sunday when it’s cold enough for all snow, it will be very windy.  So, visibilities could be greatly reduced.

Monday, flurries are possible and another shot of reinforcing arctic air will dominate our forecast.  Look at the cold temps in the 7 day!

Plus… join Chief Meteorologist Chris Wright tonight at 5pm… he’ll have his annual snow prediction!

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Dec
08

Bitter Cold & Snow Chances

Posted By · December 8, 2010 at 3:57 am

Temps in the single digits this morning… that’s a bigger wakeup call than a 36 oz coffee!  Brrr!  We’ll get a break from the frigid temps coming up, but it will be brief, and we’re watching for accumulating snow too.

Highs today will only reach the low 20s with partly cloudy skies.  Same old, same old, wind chills in the single digits!

Tonight, skies remain partly cloudy and temps drop to the single digits again.

Thursday, we’ll see a bit of a change.  Clouds increase throughout the day as temps “warm” into the low 30s.  Thursday evening into Friday morning a quick system will move through.  Precip could start out as a rain/snow mix then turn to all snow with accumulation of up to an inch.  Temps stay steady overnight into Friday morning in the upper 20s.

Friday will feel great!  Highs will return to near average in the upper 30s.

Now, the game changer.  Saturday it looks like we’ll see a rain/snow mix during the day… turning to all snow by Saturday night and into Sunday.  At this time, significant snow accumulation looks possible.  We are watching this system closely, because any slight movement in the track could produce all rain, or all snow. 

After this winter blast moves through… another reinforcement of arctic air moves in for next week.

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Dec
07

More of the Same… Cold!

Posted By · December 7, 2010 at 6:05 am

Okay… who’s sick of the cold already?  The average temp this time of year is about 40 degrees, so we are well below the average.  Not that’s a comfort or anything!

Highs today will reach the low 20s with partly cloudy skies and a chance of flurries.  Winds out of the NW up to 15mph will produce a wind chill of -5 to 10 throughout the day.

Overnight, expect partly cloudy skies, and lows in the single digits.  It looks like the metro will drop between 6-8 degrees, and yes, a subzero wind chill is to be expected.

Wednesday, low 20s again with partly cloudy skies.  I know this sounds like a broken record, but we’ll see chilly wind chills again!

Thursday we’ll see clouds increase and a chance for a rain/snow mix, especially in the late afternoon into the evening.  This could turn into all snow overnight into Friday morning, but this system looks pretty weak and dry right now.  So, we could be talking light snow accumulation… it’s too early to tell.

Friday is dry with highs in the mid 20s… and then wait for it… a winter storm is shaping up for the weekend.

Keep in mind we are still far away from the weekend in terms of “weather time.”  That means that things could change by then.  Right now we are looking for a rain/snow mix on Saturday… turning into all snow Saturday night into Sunday.  Some weather models that we look at are hinting that this could be another accumulating snow event for Indiana.  Just keep your ears tuned to the forecast as we continue to analyze the latest info to bring you the most accurate forecast!

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Dec
06

Wind Chill… Brrr!

Posted By · December 6, 2010 at 5:41 am

It’s cold.  There, plain and simple, there’s no other way to say it!

Highs today will only reach the low 20s, but with winds out of the Northwest up to 25mph it will feel like -10 to 10 degrees today.  There’s a chance for flurries as lake effect snow from Lake Michigan continues to generate and move our way.

Tonight, we will see partly cloudy skies, that means temps in the single digits again with subzero wind chills.

Tuesday, we again find ourselves only in the low 20s with wind chills -10 to 10.

Wednesday we warm up to the upper 20s, and even get into the 30s on Thursday and Friday.

Our next winter weather system moves in on Thursday.  We could see a rain/snow mix.  Right now, all eyes are on Saturday afternoon into Sunday, we could see more accumulating snow then.  We’ll keep you posted.

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Dec
05

Arctic Blast Hits Indiana

Posted By · December 5, 2010 at 6:23 am

Highs today will only hit the upper 20s with mostly cloudy skies.  Flurries or light snow showers are possible, but little to no accumulation is expected.  What’s going to be more of an issues is the wind.  Wind gusts up to 25mph out of the NW will make it feel like 10-15 degrees this afternoon.  It’s time to find a way to stay warm!

Overnight, the temps really drop!  We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with temps dropping to the single digits in some spots, with the metro area dropping to 11 degrees!  A few flurries are still possible overnight and into Monday.  Wind chill will be a concern again tonight.

Monday, highs only hit the low 20s, and with wind gusts up to 20mph, we’re once again tracking wind chill.  At times it will feel like the single digits!

Check out the 7 day forecast for the cold temps, and our next chance for snow!

Please click here to see Saturday’s snowfall totals!

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Dec
04

Here’s The Snow!

Posted By · December 4, 2010 at 6:54 am

Highs today will stay pretty close to the 30 degree mark with scattered snow showers.  At times, the snow will become heavy.  We’re expecting most spots to pick up 2-4″ of snow, with isolated areas possibly picking up 5 or 6″ of snow.  Use extra care as you’re out and about today.  Road conditions could change quickly with heavy snow bands moving in and out.

Tonight, the snow comes to an end with temps dropping to the low 20s.

Sunday, light snow showers are possible north of I-70.  Other than that, expect flurries with highs only in the upper 20s.  If you’re tailgating… don’t say I didn’t warn you!  It’s going to be cold and windy… so start planning your ways to stay warm right now!

This week we stay with below average temps, and a chance of flurries each and everyday through Wednesday.  Check out those cold overnight lows, close to the single digits!

We’re watching for a developing system that could bring us snow on Thursday and Friday.  It’s too early to determine if this system will bring accumulating snow.

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

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Dec
03

Accumulating Weekend Snow

Posted By · December 3, 2010 at 5:53 am

Enjoy today, because things change just in time for the weekend.

Highs today will reach the mid 3os with a mix of sun and clouds.

Overnight, clouds will be on the increase with temps in the mid 20s.  Early Saturday morning snowfall should start across Central Indiana.

Saturday, temps look to stay right at or below the freezing mark, making snow likely for the entire day.  We are expecting a steady snowfall through the evening.  Two to four inches of snow looks like the amount we’ll get right now.  South of I-70 near Bedford and Bloomington, it looks like less snow will fall.  The track of this is extremely important, so we could see expected snowfall totals change by Saturday morning.

I’ll be with you on Sunrise beginning at 6am Saturday morning tracking the snow and any changes.  I will be updating the blog throughout the day as well as my Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Sunday, cool temps hang around along with a chance for flurries.  Tailgaters… bundle up!

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast

Check out the 7 day to see just how cold it gets!

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