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Feb
19

Cool Sunday for Central Indiana

Posted By · February 19, 2012 at 6:10 am

A big snow maker remains to the south of Indiana today, but we’ll see cool temps and a mix of sun and clouds to round out the weekend.

Highs will reach the upper 30s today with a mix of sun and clouds.  A cool breeze out of the northeast up to 15mph will make it feel brisk outside.

Tonight, skies clear and temps drop to the low 20s.

Monday looks fantastic with highs in the mid to upper 40s.  We’ll see plenty of sunshine with light winds out of the southeast.

Starting Tuesday an active weather pattern begins across the state.  Early Tuesday morning scattered showers are likely through midday. 

It won’t be a complete washout this week, but rain is possible Wednesday through Friday.  Late Thursday night into Friday morning we could see a rain/snow mix.  We’ll keep you posted as we get closer to the end of the week.

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Feb
18

Weekend Outlook

Posted By · February 18, 2012 at 6:26 am

A great weekend is shaping up for Central Indiana!

Highs will reach the mid 40s with partly cloudy skies today.

Tonight, temps drop to the mid to upper 20s with increasing clouds.

Sunday, mostly cloudy skies will settle over the state as high temps only hit the upper 30s.  A developing system will track just south of our state Sunday morning into Sunday afternoon.  Central Indiana should only see increased cloud cover as the disturbance passes.

By Monday, the temp is back on the increase and we could hit 50 on Tuesday and Wednesday, with a chance for rain.

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Feb
17

Fantastic Friday

Posted By · February 17, 2012 at 4:11 am

Dense fog will settle in for the morning commute, but once that burns off, a fantastic Friday is ahead!

Mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 40s are expected in Central Indiana today.  Winds out of the southwest will usher in those warmer temps.  Our average high this time of year is 41 degrees.

Tonight, temps drop to the upper 20s and low 30s with partly cloudy skies.

Saturday we’ll see a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the mid 40s. 

A winter storm will skirt south of the state Saturday night into Sunday morning.  The impacts pf that system in Central Indiana will be increased cloud cover.

Sunday temps cool closer to the average high.

Our next chance for precip comes late Tuesday into Wednesday and Thursday.  With temps staying warm, rain instead of snow is likely.

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Feb
16

Rainy Morning… Sunshine this Afternoon

Posted By · February 16, 2012 at 5:05 am

As you head out this morning, grab the rain gear.  The good news?  The later we head into the day, the more likely we’ll see sunshine!

Highs will stay nearly steady today in the low 40s with scattered showers and patchy fog this morning.  By mid-morning, the rain ends and the clouds start to break for the afternoon. 

Tonight, skies remain mostly clear as temps drop to the 20s.

High pressure will dominate our forecast as we kick off Friday, and it lasts through the weekend.  Check out the 40s and sunshine expected for the weekend!

Our next chance of rain holds off until Tuesday.

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Feb
15

Rain Develops Today & Thunderstorms Possible Tonight

Posted By · February 15, 2012 at 5:22 am

Goodbye snow… hello rain and maybe even thunderstorms!

The snow is melting with mild temperatures, and today we’ll see highs reach the mid 40s.  Skies will remain cloudy throughout the day with rain developing by the drive home.

Tonight into early Thursday morning, the rain continues, and we could even hear a few rumbles of thunder.  Severe storms are not expected, but we will see heavy downpours at times. 

The rain moves out by midday Thursday, and we’re looking at picking up, up to .75″ of rain out of this system.

Sunshine returns as we head into the weekend, with temps reaching the 40s!

Our next chance of rain arrives Tuesday.  As of right now, the temps remain mild enough for rain in the 7 day forecast!

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Feb
14

Valentine’s Snow

Posted By · February 14, 2012 at 2:42 pm

The snow that started late Monday night and continued into Valentine’s morning wasn’t our biggest of the season, but it did bring a general 1 to 2″ to much of Central Indiana and made for a beautiful start to Valentine’s Day!

Officially at the Indianapolis International Airport, the storm total was 1.7″ bringing our season total to 9.1″. That’s still 11.2″ below average. The average snow to date is 20.3″ and last year’s total to date was 33.5″!

The highest snow report came from Greencastle in Putnam County with 2.8″. Here’s a list of more totals courtesy of the National Weather Service:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ll have cloudy and cool conditions for the rest of today, but warmer air and rain (maybe even isolated t-storms?) will be moving in.

It looks like scattered showers will develop tomorrow afternoon, an isolated t-storm might be possible with some heavier rain around midnight tomorrow night, and showers may linger into Thursday morning. How much rain? Most areas could pick up around 1/2″ with some spots as high as 3/4″ possible.

After the rain moves out, we should enjoy a nice dry stretch with highs at or slightly above average in the 40s. Here’s your WTHR-TV 7-Day…

Happy Valentine’s Day!
-Chikage

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Feb
14

Snow moving out, temps warm up

Posted By · February 14, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Extended forecastNot the prettiest of Valentine’s Days, but it will get better as snow ends and we see some melting later this afternoon.

We saw two waves of light snow overnight – one between midnight and 2 am and another during the morning rush hour.

Once the snow moves out, that will be it for the rest of the week.

 

 

Here are some snow totals as of 8 am:

LOGANSPORT        2.2”
INDIANAPOLIS       1.7”
MOORESVILLE        1.5”
FISHERS                    1.5”
MUNCIE                  0.5”

Our highs will be in the mid 30s today with melting. We will also see a return to the 40s tomorrow and rain Wed afternoon into early Thursday morning.

After today, every day the rest of the week will be above average for temperatures.

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Feb
13

Light Snow for Central Indiana Tonight

Posted By · February 13, 2012 at 6:19 am

Central Indiana will be dry today, but tonight, light snow moves in making Tuesday morning’s commute slick.

Highs will reach the mid 30s today with increasing clouds.

Tonight, light snow moves in.  We could see a few snowflakes during the evening commute, but it’s later tonight that snow accumulation is likely.  By Tuesday morning, 1-2″ of snow is expected, and that could make your morning commute slick.

Light snow showers will continue through midday Tuesday as highs reach the mid 30s.  As temps warm, we could see a rain/snow mix in the afternoon.

Wednesday, the sunshine and 40s returns, but more rain looks to come our way late Wednesday night into Thursday.

Above average temps continue into the weekend.

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