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Stretch of Pleasant Days

Posted By · November 17, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Temperatures Saturday were as warm as they have been since 12am very early Monday morning.  It’s been awhile, but the wait was certainly worth it!

That’s not to say we’re done with chilly temperatures… as lows tonight will easily dip into the upper 20s/lower 30s areawide.

The chilly start, and any patchy fog that develops , won’t last long.  Decent sun should will help us shed 30s by 10am Sunday, and we’re well into the 50s by 1pm… a near carbon copy of Saturday.

Daytime highs Sunday will flirt with 60° in many backyards across Central Indiana… nearly 10° above normal.  Expect much of the same Monday too, with sunshine and highs near 60°.

The only fly in the 7day ointment is a rather weak, moisture-starved disturbance on Tuesday that may trigger some sprinkles.  But overall a tranquil weather pattern dominates the headlines for the next 6 days.

“If” (a big “if” considering Thanksgiving is five days away) temperatures hit our forecast high of 60° Thursday, it would mark the warmest Thanksgiving Day in Indianapolis since 1981.  That’s the last Turkey Day at or above 60°… though we just missed the mark back in 2006.  Notice in the column below (via NWS Indianapolis) that only 16 times (since records began in 1871) a Thanksgiving Day has had a high of 60° or greater.  So a rare treat that we could possibly be thankful for later next week.

It’s definitely a stat we’ll be tracking closely in the days to come.    Enjoy your evening and thanks for visiting the blog!

Sean Ash

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Sunshine & Warm Weekend Temps

Posted By · November 17, 2012 at 5:21 am

Looking for a good excuse to hang up the Christmas decorations a little early?  This weekend’s forecast will be just what you need.

Highs will reach the mid 50s today with light winds.  Our “normal” high this time of year is in the low 50s.

Tonight, skies remain mostly clear as temps fall fast. 

By early Sunday morning we’ll be waking up near the freezing mark.

Sunday, more sunshine with temps a few degrees warmer topping out around 56.

As of right now, we have a slight chance of rain on Tuesday in the 7 day forecast.  Other than that, sunshine galore!  Thanksgiving morning temps will be in the low 40s, and we’ll warm to around 60.

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Weekend Warm Up

Posted By · November 16, 2012 at 4:34 am

A slight warm up is coming for the weekend, with more sunshine heading our way.

The forecast is quiet for the weekend, so start making your plans now!

We’ll start off with temps in the low 30s Saturday and Sunday but warm into the mid 50s with mostly sunny skies.

Our forecast chances Tuesday with a chance of rain.  At this point, just spotty showers are possible, we’ll keep you posted if that changes.

Wednesday will be dry, and as of right now Thanksgiving looks fantastic!  We’ll start turkey day off with temps in the low to mid 40s, perfect for runners participating in the many charity events around the area.  We’ll warm up to around 60 degrees Thanksgiving Day afternoon.

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Slow Warm Up

Posted By · November 15, 2012 at 5:24 am

Patchy morning fog is possible in Central Indiana this morning, giving way to sunshine as we head into the afternoon.

We have a cold start in the 20s, but will eventually warm close to 50 degrees with mostly sunny skies.  A few clouds will pop up this afternoon.

Tonight won’t be as cold as we’ve been experiencing.  Temps drop to the low 30s.

A dry pattern is setting up, so the only changes we’ll be watching are the temps.  This weekend highs war, into the low to mid 50s.

Late Tuesday into Wednesday we could see a few spotty showers, other than that… enjoy the quiet forecast!

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Cold Starts… Eventual Warm Up

Posted By · November 14, 2012 at 8:56 am

Cold starts are hanging around Central Indiana, but we’ll be gradually warming up as we head into the weekend.

Highs will reach the mid 40s today with mostly sunny skies.

Tonight temps drop back into the upper 20s with mostly clear skies.

Tomorrow the 50s are back, and by the weekend the low to mid 50s will be in the forecast.

Our Indiana weather stays pretty quiet through next Tuesday.  Late Tuesday our next chance for rain moves in.

We’ll keep you posted about what to expect as we get closer to Thanksgiving.

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60s & 70s To Some Snowflakes?

Posted By · November 11, 2012 at 8:21 pm

That is certainly a real possibility with the arrival a sharp cold front that will lead to a 30° temperature tumble.

The balmy weekend temperatures were nice while they lasted, but Monday will be a shock to the system.  Temperatures Monday afternoon will near the morning low for this time of year!  Rock bottom occurs Tuesday morning when lows sink into the mid 20s with heavy frost.

Rain moves in overnight and will set stage for raw, damp commute in the morning.  Notice how western Indiana is 10°-15° colder than areas east of Indy… due to the passage of the aforementioned cold front.

The transition to cold continues through midday.  Model guidance continues to support notion of the backside of rain mixing and/or changing to a period of sleet/snow between 8am-11am.  Don’t be surprised at all to see a quick burst before dry air advection shuts down precip shortly after noon.

Monday’s finish will be sunny, but deceivingly bright… as temperatures hover between 35°-41° under a blue sky.

Heed the warning of the hour-by-hour Monday planner.  Leave the house without an umbrella and winter coat at your own risk.  No way around it, tomorrow will be R-A-W!  The kind of cold that cuts through your bones due to the rain/winter precip and wind.

But we’re quickly back to a quiet, cool weather pattern after Monday.  In fact sunshine is the rule, and not exception, in the 7day forecast.  Tuesday morning will be the coldest, and next weekend looks to be the warmest… for now.  Thanks for visiting the blog and I hope you enjoyed the weekend.

A quick thanks and happy Veterans Day to all those who have, or are serving this great country.  We’re indebted to you all!

Sean Ash

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Mild & Breezy Sunday… Rain & Snow Mix Monday

Posted By · November 11, 2012 at 5:30 am

A big temperature plunge is coming our way… but not before we enjoy one more day of above average temps in the upper 60s.

Highs will reach the upper 60s today with increasing clouds.  Winds will gust out of the south in the Indy metro up to 40 mph.  A Wind Advisory has been issued in West Central Indiana for wind gusts up to 45mph.

Showers and storms move in after 11 tonight as a power cold front eyes Central Indiana.  Heavy rain, thunderstorms, and even a rain/snow mix is expected.  Up to one inch of rain is possible.  The soggiest time looks to be between 2am and 7am Monday, with rain exiting the state by noon.

We’ll start Monday with highs just after midnight in the 50s, and fall into the 30s by the evening commute.

Tuesday we wake up to temps in the 20s!  For the most part the 7 day forecast is looking dry and cool starting Tuesday.

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One More Mild Day

Posted By · November 10, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Sun and 70° warmth is perfect anytime of year in my book… but even more so in November!  Saturday’s 72° in Indianapolis was more than 15° above normal, and just shy of the daily record of 75°.  Sunshine a breezy south wind helped produce our warmest day since late October.

The Sunday planner for Veteran’s Day includes a good amount of sunshine, and one last unseasonably warm day.  Morning temperatures will be near 50°, with a rapid rise into the 60s… with highs again flirting with 70° in most backyards by late day.  Clouds will increase toward sunset (5:32pm) and serve as our first hint of chilly changes for the work week.

Overcast will blanket Central Indiana by midnight tomorrow/early Monday morning, and all bets will be off for dry weather west of I-65.  This rain will be forming and spreading east along a sharp cold front.

Rain will overspread the entire area by 7am Monday… making for a very wet commute to work and school.  Notice the mixed precip in/around Lafayette as the polar air catches up to frontal moisture.  Don’t be shocked to see a few flakes, or a brief period of light snow, before the precip shuts down completely during Monday afternoon.

However, The big story is the temp tumble that ensues in the wake of frontal passage mid/late Monday morning.  Temperatures Monday afternoon will be nearly 30° colder than Sunday at the same time… with the official daytime likely occurring at midnight.

Sunday is my choice for “pick-of-the-week” and Monday gets a trophy for being most raw!  20s dominate the 7day forecast lows, beginning as early as Tuesday morning.  But notice there’s plenty of sunshine down the road after a good .50″-1.25″ falls Monday.  Enjoy the evening and thanks for stopping our weather blog!

Sean Ash

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