Election Day Clouds Increase, Showers This Evening

After cool sunshine this morning and lows in the 20s, we’ve rebounded into the 40s with sunshine through midday. But this afternoon, clouds will take over. After dark, we’ll watch light showers push into the state. Most areas will see less than 1/10″ of rain beginning this evening and lingering into tomorrow morning. Temperatures by early morning could drop into the mid 30s to our north, so any leftover moisture *might* try to mix a little, but in the Metro it should be liquid with lows in the upper 30s.

Tomorrow, we’ll start with clouds, fog and maybe some drizzle, then watch decreasing clouds with highs in the upper 40s. That will make 13 straight days of below average temps.

We’ll enjoy sunshine and a warming trend heading into the weekend. Mid 60s are still on track for Saturday and Veterans Day Sunday, but a strong cold front brings an end to our warmth Sunday night into Monday bringing showers and storms. Temperatures behind the front will top out only in the 50s Monday and 40s by next Tuesday.

Our Hoosier Pic today is from David Lawrence who captured this gorgeous fall scene yesterday. Share your pic here: https://www.facebook.com/ChikageWindlerFanPage?ref=hl or here: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13?fref=ts.

Hope you didn’t have to wait in a long line to vote today,
-Chikage

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Cool and Dry Today, Election Day Showers

This morning was the coldest since March 4th! Our low officially for Indy fell to 27 degrees. Our average low is 39.

This afternoon, we’ll be cool but dry as a weather system pushes to our south and west bringing rain to parts of Illinois and Kentucky. We’ll get the high clouds courtesy of that system, but we will stay dry. Our high of 47 will be well below the average high of 58.

Election Day tomorrow starts of dry, but clouds rush in and light rain follows. We have a chance of up to 1/10″ of rain moving in as early as tomorrow afternoon and lingering into Wednesday morning. It won’t be heavy, but it could be inconvenient for any voters close to poll-closing time who many have to wait in lines outside.

We’ll stay dry through the rest of the week with a warming trend on the way. We could get close to 60 on Friday and we’ll surge into the mid 60s for the weekend.

Our Hoosier Pic today at noon is from Makayla Eicher who shared this pic of a 6-month-old super Colts fan! Share your pics here: https://www.facebook.com/ChikageWindlerFanPage?ref=hl or https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13?ref=ts&fref=ts

Have a good one!
-Chikage

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Cool Start to the Week, But 60s in Sight

Today’s high only managed 45 degrees in Indy, 13 degrees below average. Tonight with clearing skies and light winds, we’ll watch temperatures plunge into the 20s across Central Indiana.

After a frosty start, we’ll enjoy cool sunshine with scattered high clouds from time to time on Monday. Temperatures may only manage upper 40s despite the sunshine.

Election Day starts dry but could end wet. We’ll have increasing clouds with showers developing northwest to southeast late afternoon into the night. For now, it looks like rain totals through early Wednesday will be very light, less than 1/10″.

The rest of the week looks dry and progressively milder. We could reach 60 by Friday with mid 60s by next weekend. A strong cold front is slated for Monday the 12th bringing an abrupt return to cool weather along with the chance of showers and storms. While our weather is looking very quiet this week, the Northeast could be in for a major Nor’easter on Thursday, which may add to the woes of folks recovering from Sandy.

Finally, our Hoosier Pic at 6 courtesy of Nicholas Robinson who shared this photo of his kids all decked out in Colts gear. They stayed at home with the grandparents while Mom and Dad went to the game. We’d love to see your pics! Share them here: https://www.facebook.com/ChikageWindlerFanPage?ref=hl or here: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13?fref=ts

Have a great week!
-Chikage

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Dry & Cold Sunday

A dry and cold Sunday is ahead for Central Indiana.

A dry and cold Sunday is ahead for Central Indiana.

Highs will only reach the mid 40s with partly cloudy skies.  Temps this time of year “normally” top out in the upper 50s.

Tonight temps drop to the upper 20s and low 30s with mostly clear skies.

Monday we warm into the upper 40s, and for Election Day, we should hit the low 50s.  After the polls close, we could see a few spotty showers.

Want warmer weather?  Look towards the end of the week when we finally hit the 60s again!

Set Clocks Back Tonight, Cool But Dry Tomorrow

Daylight Saving Time ends tonight, so don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour before you go to bed as we “Fall Back” and get an extra hour of sleep. That means tomorrow, sunrise is at 7:18 and sunset is at 5:39. We’re losing about 3 minutes of daylight each day now. When you change your clocks, replace the batteries in your smoke detectors and weather radios too!

Today we saw rain, sleet and even hail through the Hoosier State. Here are some of the rain totals from our WeatherBug network. The clouds and wintry mix held temperatures down all day. Our high only managed 41 degrees.

Here’s a photo from Becky Crider of some pea-sized hail that fell this afternoon. Rain and thunderstorms combined with very low freezing levels allowed the hail to form, but nothing severe developed. That system has moved out and skies are clearing tonight.

There may be some patchy fog first thing in the morning along with freezing temps to start your Sunday. Temps will be unseasonably cool, but thanks to some sunshine, we’ll be warmer than Saturday with highs in the upper 40s to around 50 degrees. Our average high is 58.

Looking ahead, I’ve added a chance of rain on Election Day Tuesday. Right now, it looks like the best chance will be late – hopefully after the polls close. A shower might linger into early Wednesday, then we’re dry for the rest of the week. There’s also a big warm-up coming. By Friday though the weekend, we could surge into the 60s.

Our Hoosier Pic of the Day comes from Randall Tishner of a fantastic sunrise in Tipton (before the rain and sleet developed). Share your pic here: https://www.facebook.com/ChikageWindlerFanPage?ref=hl or here: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13?ref=ts&fref=ts

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
-Chikage

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Scattered Showers Saturday & Below Normal Temps

Scattered showers are now in our Saturday forecast. The rain originally looked to stay south of much of our forecast area, now we’re talking light rain.

Scattered showers are now in our Saturday forecast.  The rain originally looked to stay south of much of our forecast area, now we’re talking light rain.

Pockets of light rain are possible for the Monumental Marathon.  The heavier rain looks to stay south of I-70 with a few rumbles of thunder.

Highs will reach the mid 40s today with scattered showers.  The day won’t be a washout, but keep the rain gear handy, especially through midday.

These temps are running below average, our “normal” high this time of year is 59.

Tonight temps drop to the low 30s with partly cloudy skies.  Before you go to bed, don’t forget to “fall back” an hour as the time changes.

Sunday will be cool but dry with highs in the upper 40s.

No major rainfall is expected next week, but Indy has picked up 11.60″ of rain since September 1st.  That means we’re only running 1.71″ below normal for the year.

Next week looks quiet with dry weather expected through next Saturday as high start to rebound into the low 60s.

 

Unseasonably Cool Weekend as we Fall Back

We’ll see highs all weekend running close to 10 degrees below average. The average high is 59 for today and tomorrow, 58 for Sunday. Whether you’re heading to Operation Football games tonight, the Monumental Marathon tomorrow, or the Colts game Sunday, it will feel more like mid to late November.

Kick-off temps for Operation Football should be around 47 degrees with scattered high clouds. Sunset is at 6:41.

Tomorrow, sunrise is at 8:15, but don’t plan on too much sunshine if you’re running the Monumental. We’ll have a lot of high clouds around and they’ll thicken as the day wears on. It will be a cold start for the race with 34 degrees, warming to 44 by noon. There could be some sprinkles or showers that move through the Hoosier State, but the rain chances look most likely for points south of the Indy Metro. Highs should manage around 50 by tomorrow afternoon.

Sunshine returns on Sunday. If you’re tail-gating before the Colts game, plan on 30s to start your day. Kick-off temp should be around 44 with a high of 49.

Don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour Saturday night before you head to sleep as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end. We’ll be dry on Election Day Tuesday and finally start to warm-up a little late week into next weekend.

Have a great weekend!
-Chikage

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