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Feb
26

Warming Up to End the Weekend

Posted By · February 26, 2012 at 12:11 am

The Cold: From morning flurries to afternoon sunshine, Saturday’s high was just 35 degrees (normal is 44) and our overnight low will likely fall into the low 20s (upper teens outlying spots) due to clear skies and light winds

Triangle in the Sky: Maybe you saw the “triple conjunction” of the Crescent Moon, Venus, and Jupiter in the Western Sky Saturday night?  It will be visible again Sunday night.

Warming Trend: Plan on 50s for highs (but breezy too) Sunday through Wednesday

Next Chance of Precipitation: Late Tuesday through Early Wednesday we’ll get rain with the chance of t-storms as well.  Between ½” to 1” of rain possible.

 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
-Chikage

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Feb
25

From Wind Chills to Warmth

Posted By · February 25, 2012 at 6:07 am

Icy spots are possible this morning after a light coating of snow in some spots north of I-70 overnight.

Flurries remain in the forecast this morning with clouds breaking as we head into the afternoon.  Highs will reach the mid 30s with winds out of the west up to 20mph.  Wind chills will be in the mid teens to 20s this afternoon. 

Tonight, temps drop to the low 20s with mostly clear skies, and winds relax out of the south/southwest at about 5 mph.

Sunday, it’s a return to spring like warmth!  Highs will reach the upper 40s to around 50 degrees with winds gusting out of the south up to 30mph.

Monday and Tuesday highs remain in the 50s… but late Tuesday scattered showers and even thunderstorms are possible.  At this time, it’s too early to tell if any storms may be severe, we’ll keep you posted as we get closer to that system moving in.

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Feb
24

Strong Winds & Rain/Snow Mix for Friday

Posted By · February 24, 2012 at 5:35 am

Get ready for a windy, cold day across Central Indiana.

Highs stay nearly steady in the upper 30s today, but may fall a few degrees as we head into the afternoon.  Winds will gust out of the west up to 40mph.  To say it’s going to be breezy is an understatement!  A rain/snow mix is possible, but we’re not looking at any accumulation.

Tonight, flurries are possible as lows drop to the low 20s.  It’s going to be chilly with winds still howling out of the west up to 20mph.

Saturday is cool and breezy.  Again, winds come out of the west up to 20mph, and highs only reach the mid 30s.

Sunday, sunshine returns and highs surge into upper 40s to around 50 degrees.

More rain comes our way Tuesday, and we could see some thunderstorms early Wednesday morning.  As of right now temps look to be in the 50s. We’ll keep an eye on that!

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Feb
23

Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Possible Thursday

Posted By · February 23, 2012 at 5:16 am

Showers and thunderstorms will move across Central Indiana today.  Some storms could be strong to severe across portions of our state.

Highs will reach the mid 50s.  Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely.  Some thunderstorms, especially southeast of Indianapolis could be strong to severe.  Damaging wind and large hail along with isolated tornadoes are possible.  The timing of the storms will likely be this afternoon into the evening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overnight, winds pick up to gust out of the west up to 30mph.  A mixture of rain and snow is possible as colder air moves in.

A rain/snow mix is possible again on Friday as highs only reach the upper 30s to around 40 degrees.  A light dusting of snow may be possible Friday afternoon.

The weekend starts off cool, but warms up starting Sunday.

Another pattern of wet weather moves in next week.

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Feb
22

Warming Up & Rain Chances Stick Around

Posted By · February 22, 2012 at 5:32 am

Temps in the 50s?  Yep!  They’re on the way! 

Clouds will be on the increase today as highs hit the low to mid 50s across Central Indiana.  I can’t rule out a spotty shower north of I-70 during the day, but most spots look to stay dry.  It’s warm, above our average high of 43, however, not a record, that would be 70 set back in 1922.

Tonight, a spotty shower is possible as temps drop to the low 40s.

Scattered showers are likely Thursday, but temps will reach the mid to upper 50s!  We won’t set a record, that was 71 back in 2000.  A rumble of thunder is possible too, but severe storms are not expected.

By Friday, much cooler air moves in and a rain/snow mix is possible.

If you’re looking forward to the weekend… get ready for drier conditions, and a bit of a warm up.

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Feb
21

How Much Rain? And How Much More?

Posted By · February 21, 2012 at 2:26 pm

This morning’s rain came and went, bringing less than 0.2″ along the way. Officially at Indianapolis International Airport, our rain total was 0.13″. Here’s a map of other selected rain totals across the state:

We’ll have cloudy, windy weather for the rest of the day and though temperatures could nudge near 50, it won’t feel that warm because of the southwest winds gusting 30 mph+ at times. Though I can’t rule out a stray shower here or there, most areas should be dry until late tomorrow. Late Wednesday and through Thursday, some scattered showers are again possible, with most areas only getting 1/10″ or less. Friday we’ll watch colder air move in along with falling temps. A little moisture could bring some rain showers ending as snow showers with a coating of snow possible by then. The coldest air in a while will drop in for a one-day visit on Saturday with highs in the 30s. Here’s your WTHR-TV 7-Day:

Happy Fat Tuesday!
-Chikage

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Feb
21

Spotty Showers Tuesday

Posted By · February 21, 2012 at 7:32 am

Spotty showers are likely through midday across Central Indiana as temps reach the mid 40s today.  Wind gusts out of the southwest up to 30mph are possible, so get ready for a breezy day too.

Overnight we’ll see partly cloudy skies with temps in the mid 30s.  Winds will continue to gust out of the southwest up to 25mph, so it will feel very cold early Wednesday morning when you head out the door.

For the most part, Wednesday looks dry as temps top out in the 50s.  Late Wednesday night into Thursday more rain moves into the state.

Temps cool down as we start the weekend, but look to rebound very quickly as we head into next week.

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Feb
20

Nice Presidents Day!

Posted By · February 20, 2012 at 9:53 am

We had a beautiful day yesterday but it was really cold with a high of only 39! Today, we start out chilly but really, for this time of year, a very nice day awaits.

Look for highs in the mid 40s today and by Wednesday, highs will reach the low 50s. Look for less than a quarter inch of rain tomorrow but some more light shower chances will come Thursday and Friday.

By Saturday, we will see temperatures in the 30s as we tap into some cold Arctic air.

All in all, a  great day ahead for kids who don’t go to school due to the Presidents Day holiday. A reminder, admission is free to the Childrens’ Museum today!

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