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Mar
16

The 80 Degree Days Roll On!

Posted By · March 16, 2012 at 5:41 am

Today’s temp should top out in the 80s for the third day in a row.  We’re looking to set another record high today.  Today’s high temperature record is 79 set back in 1945.  Isolated thunderstorms are possible.  Widespread severe weather is not expected, but an isolated storm could become strong or severe.  Remember the “normal” high temp is in the low 50s!

If you’re heading downtown for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, make sure to slather on the sunscreen!  Temps will be in the 70s, with the slight chance of an isolated shower or storm.

Tonight temps drop to the upper 50s with a slight chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm.

Saturday highs will once again surge into the low 80s shattering the previous record of 76 from 1894.  Again, pop up showers and thunderstorms are possible during the afternoon.

Sunday, the warmth rolls on with highs in the upper 70s with a chance for pop up showers and thunderstorms.

Next week temps stay above average in the 70s.

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Mar
15

Thunderstorms & Record Temperatures

Posted By · March 15, 2012 at 5:46 am

It feels more like summer across Central Indiana, and with the warmth, thunderstorms are possible across the state today.

Highs will reach 78 degrees today, breaking the record of 77 set back in 1977.  Pop up showers and thunderstorms are possible.  It won’t be a washout of a day, but any storm that pops could contain heavy rain, lightning and hail.  This afternoon and this evening is the best time for storms to pop, some may be severe.

Tonight, scattered thunderstorms are possible with lows in the upper 50s.

A daily chance for showers and thunderstorms remains in the forecast through Monday.  Temps remain above average too… our “normal” high this time of year is in the low 50s.  Several high temperature records could fall over the next few days.

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Mar
14

Record Warmth Today?

Posted By · March 14, 2012 at 5:48 am

Are you loving this warm weather?  Today could go down in the record books!

Highs will reach the upper 70s to around 80 degrees with sunny skies.  The record high for today is 79 set back in 1990.  The average high temp is 51.  Today remains dry, but tonight after 8pm a few showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible.  Check out the overnight lows in the 7 day below… warmer than our average high!

Rain and storms chances are in the forecast daily starting Thursday.  While no organized severe storms are in the forecast isolated strong storms are possible.  We will monitor for any severe weather risk as we go into the weekend.

Highs remain above average into the weekend with temps in the mid 70s! 

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Mar
12

Warm spring break!

Posted By · March 12, 2012 at 9:38 am

So many people are heading south for Spring Break this week, but it looks like the south has come into Indiana today and for the rest of the week.

What a week!  Look for 70 degree weather in here from today until  Sunday. Our rain this morning has not amounted to much, generally less than a quarter inch of rain. While strong storms could roll thru the Chicago area giving extreme Northern Indiana a slight risk of severe weather, we aren’t looking for any rough stuff here the rest of the morning.

 

WINDS

Winds will be howling at times today, gusting to 30 mph at times.

THE WARM YEAR

Today will mark the 28th time this year that the high has reached 50 or higher. What happened to winter?

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Mar
11

Warming Up and Tracking Rain

Posted By · March 11, 2012 at 7:04 am

We lost an hour of sleep last night, but will gain about 10 degrees of warmth today! And best of all, the sun won’t set ’til close to 8pm tonight!

Whether you’re playing a round of golf or heading to the Big 10 Championship, you’ll probably like the looks of your hour-by-hour Sunday forecast.

66 for today’s high is warm, but how does it compare with the records? The record high of 77 set in 1990 will be safe today.

We’ll be dry all day today, but tonight some rain moves in. It could be accompanied by some isolated non-severe t-storms. Most areas will see a chance of rain after 10pm and through around noon tomorrow. Between 1/4 and 1/2″ of rain will be possible, with pockets of heavier rain possible in any thunderstorms. Also, though the chance isn’t very high, there could be a pop-up shower or t-storm tomorrow afternoon as some sun tries to peek out and temps spike to near 70. That, along with high wind shear, might provide enough instability for a couple storms.

We’ve got a warm week ahead. The first 70s of the season are likely in a week more like April than March!

Have a super Sunday!
-Chikage

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Mar
10

Fantastic Weekend

Posted By · March 10, 2012 at 5:20 am

The forecast this weekend is looking absolutely beautiful!

The average temperature this time of year is around the 50 degree mark, we’ll be well above that this weekend.  Today highs will reach the mid to upper 50s with sunny skies.

Tonight, won’t be as cold as temps drop to the mid to upper 30s.  Don’t forget to “spring foward,” before you go to bed tonight.  Set your clocks ahead one hour!

Sunday, clouds increase as the afternoon goes on, but temps will still manage to warm into the low 60s.  A few spotty showers are possible after 3pm.  However, rain is more likely after midnight through Monday.  Isolated thunderstorms are possible as up to .50″ of rain is possible through late Monday evening.  Despite the rain, highs Monday will surge into the upper 60s.

Tuesday and Wednesday look great with sunshine and highs in the 70s!

Enjoy the dry time while it’s here… a daily chance for showers and thunderstorms returns starting Thursday.

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Mar
09

Warming Up for the Weekend

Posted By · March 9, 2012 at 4:57 am

The rain is gone, and we’ll measure the weekend forecast in doses of sunshine!

Highs will reach the mid 40s today with a northwest wind up to 25 to 30mph.  Sunshine is back, so enjoy it!

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

Saturday, highs warm into the mid 50s, and by Sunday we’ll be flirting with 60!  Sunday afternoon you’ll notice an increase in clouds with rain chances developing after 5pm.

The rain carries over into Monday.  Check out the 70s in the 7 day forecast!  Storms are possible Wednesday and Thursday, but it’s too soon to tell if some storms will be strong to severe.

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Mar
08

Scattered Showers & Falling Temps

Posted By · March 8, 2012 at 5:03 am

Grab the rain gear and warmer clothing, temps will fall as we go throughout the day across central Indiana.

This morning we are waking up to temps in the mid 60s, but by the afternoon temps will tumble into the mid 40s.  Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms are likely through at the early afternoon.  Severe storms are not expected, but wind gusts up to 40mph are likely until the cold front passes this morning.  After the front passes, temps begin to drop and winds will shift to fome out of the west up to 20mph.

Tonight, skies will become partly cloudy, but the temp will become much colder!  Overnight lows drop to the low 30s.

Friday, cooler but drier air settles in with highs only reaching the mid to upper 40s.  Again, wind will be part of our weather story, with gusts out of the northwest up to 25mph.

Saturday looks great, as a warm up begins and highs hit the low to mid 50s.

Sunday, scattered showers move and look to stay on and off through at least Tuesday.  High temps will soar close to 70, we’ll be watching for strong to severe thunderstorms early next week.  Right now it’s too early to tell if storms will  be severe.

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