Happy Easter

Happy Easter Central Indiana!

Happy Easter Central Indiana!

As advertised, a few sprinkles moved through the state overnight, but those are gone and now we’re looking ahead to a great Sunday forecast.  Highs will reach the low to mid 60s today with sunny skies.  It will be quite breezy with wind gusts out of the northwest up to 30mph.

Tonight, a few clouds move in, and in our extreme northern viewing area, a few sprinkles could fall.  Most spots stay absolutely dry with temps in the low to mid 40s.

The wind kicks back up Monday with gusts out of the west up to 35mph.  Highs will top out in the low 60s.  Our average high this time of year is 61.

Tuesday, highs only reach the low 50s, but look at the warm up into the 70s by next weekend.

Our next best chance for rain comes Friday.  We’ll have to watch Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings for cold temps, we’ll let you know if any frost is expected.

Hop To It; Your Easter Weekend Forecast

Get ready for a pretty perfect weekend across Central Indiana!

Get ready for a pretty perfect weekend across Central Indiana!

Highs will reach the mid 60s today with mostly sunny skies.  The normal high this time of year is 61.

Tonight, clouds will be on the increase and isolated sprinkles are possible tonight through Sunday morning.  Temps won’t be as cold as lows only drop to the mid 40s.

We stay off with partly cloudy skies Easter morning with sunny skies for the afternoon.  Once again temps will reach the mid 60s.

Early Monday morning, there’s a slight chance for a few sprinkles, but again we’re looking at a dry afternoon with plenty of sun.  It will be very breezy with wind gusts up to 20mph.

Tuesday, temps struggle to reach the low 50s, and we’ll have to watch for frost or freeze advisories to be issued Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

Overall, the weather pattern is quiet until late Thursday night into Friday and Saturday, that’s our next best chance for widespread showers and thunderstorms.

Cold Starts… Great Days

We’re starting off cold with temps in the 30s this morning, but we should rebound to 60 degrees with plenty of sunshine for your Good Friday afternoon.

We’re starting off cold with temps in the 30s this morning, but we should rebound to 60 degrees with plenty of sunshine for your Good Friday afternoon.

Tonight, lows will once again drop to the 30s, a Freeze Watch is in effect for portions of Central Indiana.  You might want to cover your plants just to be safe!

Saturday temps rebound to the mid 60s with mostly sunny skies.  Late Saturday night into Easter Sunday a few sprinkles are possible, but the daytime hours Sunday look dry as highs reach the mid 60s.

Next week temps cool to the low to mid 50s, and with temps dropping into the 30s, we will likely see more freeze watches and warnings.  We’ll keep you posted!

Remember, the average high this time of year is 60.

Cooler Temps on the Way

Scattered showers are likely south of I-70 this morning, but we should dry out the later we head into the afternoon.

Scattered showers are likely south of I-70 this morning, but we should dry out the later we head into the afternoon.

Highs will  reach the upper 50s today with a mix of sun and clouds.  Again, the rain should stay south of I-70.

Tonight, temps drop to the low to mid 30s, and patchy frost is possible by early Friday morning.  Frost Advisory and Freeze Warnings are in effect north of I-70, click here to see if you’re neighborhood needs to protect your plants.

Friday highs reach 60 with mostly sunny skies, and by Saturday the mid 60 are back.

Early Easter morning there’s a slight chance for an isolated shower, we’ll have to watch the forecast closely.

Monday scattered showers are possible, and by Tuesday, highs will only reach the low 50s!

Scattered Showers & Storms with a Cool Trend Coming

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible this morning, especially south of I-70.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible this morning, especially south of I-70.  Severe storms are not expected, but we could see small hail and gusty winds in thunderstorms that pop.

Highs will reach the upper 60s today with scattered showers and storms diminishing as we head into the afternoon.  We’ll have  a better chance of dry weather the later we head into the day.

Tonight, temps drop to the low 40s, so a refreshing cool night is ahead with partly cloudy skies.

Thursday looks dry with a mix of sun and clouds with temps only topping out in the upper 50s!  Remember, Tuesday we set a record high of 84, breaking the previous record of 83 from 1946.

Friday looks sunny with highs around 60.

A chance of showers and storms moves in Saturday night, and sticks around Easter Sunday morning. 

By Tuesday morning overnight lows could be in the 30s with highs only in the low 50s by Tuesday afternoon!

Hail Storms Have Moved Out, Active Week Ahead

Storms: Large hail (as large as egg sized 2” in diameter fell in Lawrence), while golf-ball sized hail fell in Cumberland and New Palestine.  Ping pong ball sized hail fell in Lapel, Lawrence, Greenfield, near Arlington .. and quarter sized hail in Carmel, Castleton, NE Indy, Shelbyville, among other spots.  The storms fired up as very isolated cells late Sunday evening and moved out of Indiana between midnight and 1am.  Here’s one picture from Lawrence – from Katherine King who posted on WTHR’s facebook page.


Active Outlook: Monday looks dry by day with storms possible at night into Tuesday morning.  More storms are possible late Tuesday into early Wednesday morning.  I think we get a break on Wednesday.  Thursday more storms are possible, but they could stay mainly south.  Friday and Saturday look dry…but unfortunately I am forecasting storms at this point for Easter Sunday.

Temperature Swings: Monday could be one of those days where it’s only in the mid 60s in Muncie but close to 80 in Terre Haute with Indy somewhere in between.  I dropped Monday’s high to 73 based on some of the computer model guidance going cooler.  The average is 58 and the record is 81 set in 2010.  We could get to 80 on Tuesday the way things look now.  Tuesday’s record is 83.  Then we settle into the 60s.

Have a great week,
-Chikage
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Severe Weather Possible Sunday

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms are likely across Central Indiana today, and some could be strong to severe.

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms are likely across Central Indiana today, and some could be strong to severe.  The biggest threats are large hail and damaging wind, but an isoalted tornado can’t be ruled out.  Highs will reach the upper 70s today.  The day doesn’t appear to be a washout, but you’ll have to plan outside time in between showers and storms.  The area in yellow, including Indianapolis is under a slight risk for severe storms.  The green means thunderstorms are possible.   Storms are expected to redevelop during the afternoon and evening hours.

Tonight, the rain and storms come to an end with partly cloudy skies and temps in the mid 50s.

Monday looks mainly dry with highs in the upper 70s, there’s a 20% chance for an isolated shower or thunderstorm.

Tuesday, rain and storms are likely as highs reach the mid to upper 70s.

A bit of a cool down arrives Wednesday, as highs only warm into the 60s.  That temperature is still above average for this time of year.  The average high is around 60 degrees.