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Mild & Windy Weekend

Posted By · November 10, 2012 at 5:53 am

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.


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Weekend Warmth and Wind

Posted By · November 9, 2012 at 12:27 pm

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,

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Weekend Warm Spell

Posted By · November 9, 2012 at 7:55 am

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.

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

Posted By · November 8, 2012 at 5:42 am

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:

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Foggy & Rainy Morning with Improvement on the Way

Posted By · November 7, 2012 at 4:49 am

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.

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Looking back on Election Night

Posted By · November 7, 2012 at 1:33 am

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.

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Election Day Clouds Increase, Showers This Evening

Posted By · November 6, 2012 at 12:56 pm

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,

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Cool and Dry Today, Election Day Showers

Posted By · November 5, 2012 at 12:26 pm

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!

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