Cold Starts… Eventual Warm Up

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

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.

60s & 70s To Some Snowflakes?

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

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

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.

One More Mild Day

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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Mild & Windy Weekend

Need a reason to get outside? This forecast is the perfect excuse to plan outdoor activities this weekend!

Need a reason to get outside?  This forecast is the perfect excuse to plan outdoor activities this weekend!

Highs will reach the upper 60s with mostly sunny skies and wind gusts up to 25mph today.  Our normal high this time of year is 55, but we won’t break the record of 75 set back in 1949.

Tonight skies remain mostly clear with mild overnight lows in the mid to upper 40s.

Veteran’s Day looks spectacular as highs push into the upper 60s.  We’ll see increasing clouds Sunday afternoon with wind gusts out of the south up to 30mph.

After midnight Sunday through noon Monday, plan for showers and thunderstorms.  We could see up to .50 to 1″ of rain move through.  We’ll start Monday with temps in the 50s, but they will fall throughout the day and by the drive home we could see readings in the 30s and 40s.

For the most part the work week is dry and cool.  Our next best chance for rain moves in Saturday.

 

Weekend Warmth and Wind

Get ready for the warmest temps in 2 weeks to move into the Hoosier State. Our average highs are in the mid 50s, and we’ll soar into the 60s to near 70 degrees ahead of a strong cold front. Whether you’re heading to the Indianapolis Veterans Day parade tomorrow or the IU game in Bloomington, plan on low to mid 60s at midday and highs near 70s.

Operation Football weather is looking great with mild and dry weather and temps in the 50s.

Our stint of Indian Summer comes to an abrupt end with a strong cold front moving through Sunday night into Monday. It will bring a round of showers and t-storms (between 1/2″ to 1″ of rain expected) and there may be enough moisture left over late Monday for some light snow to mix in before we dry out. Also – Monday will be a day where our high occurs in the morning, with falling temps throughout the day. By Tuesday, we’re cold again – with highs only in the low 40s.

Have a great weekend,
-Chikage

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Weekend Warm Spell

A fabulous weekend is in store for Central Indiana!

A fabulous weekend is in store for Central Indiana!

Today we’re kick starting the warm up with highs in the low 60s.  Mostly sunny skies will help the warmth build quickly!

Saturday and Sunday highs reach the mid to upper 60s with mostly sunny skies.  Saturday will be breezy with wind gusts up to 25mph.  Cloud cover starts to build late Sunday, and Sunday night into Monday scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely.

Monday will be wet and dreary with highs only reaching the 50s, and by Tuesday high temps tumble to the 40s.

Freezing Fog this Morning & A Big Warm Up on the Way

Dense fog and freezing fog is likely across Central Indiana this morning, with a big warm up right around the corner.

Dense fog and freezing fog is likely across Central Indiana this morning, with a big warm up right around the corner.

The fog will hang around through nine this morning, with some slick spots developing on area roadways.  As the fog lifts, we’ll see mostly sunny skies with temps eventually warming into the mid 50s.

A nice warm up is coming for the weekend with temps near 60 tomorrow, and by Saturday and Sunday we could see the mid to upper 60s. 

Late Sunday night into Monday showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible, with rain likely Monday.  The rain ushers in much cooler air, and we could see a rain/snow mix early Tuesday morning as temps drop to the upper 20s and low 30s.

There’s a temperature roller coaster in the 7 day forecast:

Foggy & Rainy Morning with Improvement on the Way

We’re off to a wet start, but the forecast will improve as the day goes on.

We’re off to a wet start, but the forecast will improve as the day goes on.

Patchy fog, drizzle and sprinkles are possible until midday.  The cloud cover will keep temps cool today, with a high in the upper 40s.

Tonight skies clear and temps fall close to freezing.

If you want a warm up, it’s coming.  Thursday highs reach the low 50s, and by Friday we’re in the upper 50s.

The 60s are back Saturday and Sunday, with rain chances moving in late Sunday and becoming likely with thunderstorms Monday.

Behind the rain will be much cooler temps and a chance for a few snowflakes mixed with rain drops Monday night into Tuesday.

Looking back on Election Night

Eyewitness News political reporter Kevin Rader takes a look back at Decision 2012 and the vote in Indiana and across the nation.

And so it goes.

Governor Mitt Romney wins the fight in Indiana, but loses the war. President Barack Obama wins the day and four more years.

In Indiana, Congressman Joe Donnelly gets a promotion. He moves from representing a district that was actually redistricted from underneath him by Republican lawmakers to a seat in the United States Senate. For Donnelly, redistricting wasn’t an end, it was an opportunity.

He has Richard Mourdock to thank for that. When Mourdock upset 36-year incumbent Richard Lugar, Republicans knew they would have a fight on their hands to keep the seat. Mourdock may have thought fellow Republicans would rally to his cause, but that never really happened.

It was an uneasy alliance, at best.

When a third party PAC sent out a mailer saying Richard Lugar endorsed the Mourdock campaign, the Lugar camp only said that it would vote for him, nothing more. The message was clear. Lugar would not campaign for the man who defeated him. Lugar supporters took the cue. Some would hold their bitterness and vote for Mourdock, but most would cross over or vote Libertarian.

While Mourdock tried to rally his base, Donnelly worked to expand his. Recognizing an opportunity, he went after Lugar Republicans.

Then, Mourdock delivered a gift that cemented his demise – the off-handed comment about abortion in cases of rape. It echoed not only around the state, but the entire country. It fed extremist fears that Democrats everywhere tried to use to show Republicans were waging a war on women. From that day on, all Joe Donnelly had to do is go through the motions: the election was his.

In the race for governor, we have all been entertained by the John Gregg campaign commercials.  But even as I watched, I often thought if he were running for mayor of Sandborn he would win. I envisioned, instead, a commercial showing him walking down a long road, talking about where we’ve come from and where we needed to go. Something more serious, with more direction, more purpose. His campaign showed me once again why we like John Gregg, but we’ve always known he was a nice man, but I don’t think we knew enough about why he should be elected governor.

Congressman Mike Pence ran an above-the-fray campaign. He inherited a mantle from Governor Mitch Daniels, just by being a member of the same political party. Hoosiers assumed he would just continue in Daniels footsteps.

They were comfortable with that.

Pence tried hard not to disrupt that sentiment or alarm anyone. Status quo was the unspoken theme of the campaign, until Mourdock’s comments. It raised alarmist fears and his opponent tried to tie him to Mourdock. It gave voters pause, but in the end, it was not enough to make Hoosiers change their minds. They want continuity. Pence could offer that, Gregg could not.

Now Mike Pence will hold a press conference with Governor Daniels on Wednesday morning. The two will talk of transition and the future. That is good, because voters are tired of all the negative ads and negative words.  Now they want to be reassured.  They want a respite from politics. They want to talk about the Colts and the Pacers and – can you believe it? – I think they want to just see a regular TV commercial again.