Temps drop overnight

Without clouds acting like a blanket tonight, temperatures will drop to some of the coldest levels of the season.

Without clouds acting like a blanket tonight, temperatures will drop to some of the coldest levels of the season.  Lows in Indianapolis will near 23, and rural areas should drop into the teens. The average high this time of year is 40 degrees. A warm up begins Wednesday and continues through Friday. Sunny skies will cause high temperatures to rise from the  mid-40s to the low-50s. Rain moves in over the weekend and a rain/snow mix is possible Sunday as temperatures fall.

Warmer air on the way

Our average high is 40 degrees and after a cold start, much warmer air is on the way.

We should have had 2.5″ of snow by this point in the season but we’ve been way too warm. Our average high is 40 degrees and after a cold start, much warmer air is on the way. Highs on Tuesday will be in the 30s but we’ll warm into the 50s by the end of the week.

Dusting Of Snow For Some Tonight

BREAKING NEWS:  it actually feels like December this afternoon!  Jokes aside, a wind of change continues to rip through Central Indiana…producing wind chill values at/below 20° and 24hour temperature departures of nearly 20°. So it’s 20s & 30s for temperatures instead of the balmy 50s of Sunday afternoon.

The combination of cold air, an upper level disturbance and a fetch off Lake Michigan will help produce scattered flurries and snow showers this evening and overnight.  Though not every hometown will see winter precipitation…some of the heavier showers may quickly dust-up the ground in spots.

The latest FutureTrak 13 model snowfall output shows the Lake Michigan influence.  The “best” chance of light snow accumulation occurring along/east of I-65 & north of I-70…where the lake’s influence will be greatest.

Normally flurries and snow showers don’t get me excited.  But in the midst of a small snow drought, consider me looking forward to the chance of flakes.

Tuesday will certainly look and feel the part of December.  Morning lows will range from the upper 20s (under cloud cover) in eastern Indiana, to lower 20s (under a clear sky) in western Indiana.  Despite a bright sky, highs only rebound to the mid/upper 30s.  Temperatures Tuesday will actually be below normal, which has been a rarity this month.

The wimpy snow season has only produced .20″ of snow, which 2.20″ below normal.  The average daily temperature (avg. of high+low), for the 1st nine days of December, was the 3rd warmest on record for that period for Indianapolis since 1871.

 
This bout of cold air only lasts a few days.  Air mass modification kicks-in after Wednesday, with highs approaching 50° Thursday & Friday.  Rain looks likely Saturday and Sunday morning.
Have a great day and thanks for reading the blog!
Sean Ash
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Fog… Rain… and Much Colder Temps

This weather blog has everything! Fog, rain, snow, and much colder temps.

This weather blog has everything!  Fog, rain, snow, and much colder temps.

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms south of I-70 will continue to move out of central Indiana tonight.  As of 8:15 pm, here are estimated rainfall totals.

 

Much colder air moves in behind the rain, and temps will actually fall throughout the day on Monday.  So, we’ll start off with temps in the upper 30s, but fall to the low 30s by late afternoon and evening.  There’s a chance of a few snow flurries mixing with rain drops in the morning.  No accumulation is expected, however dense fog will be an issue early Monday morning.

 

Tuesday we’ll be off to a cold start with temps in the 20s only warming up to the mid 30s.  The sun sticks around through Friday with our next best chance of rain moving in next weekend.  Check out the mini warm up coming our way in the 7 day forecast:

Soggy Sunday

The next 24 hours will feature periods of rain, rumbles of thunder and a roller coaster ride of temperatures.

First the rain.  It’s moving in this morning and will become widespread by midday.  Rain amounts will range from .25″-.75″ by Monday morning.

Clouds, rain and an easterly wind equals a raw Sunday morning.  Temperatures will stay steady in the mid 40s, with a slow warm up into the mid 50s between 4-5pm.

Thunderstorms are possible this afternoon/evening, but the rain will quickly depart after midnight.  Taking its place will be tumbling temperatures Monday.  Daytime highs tomorrow actually occur at midnight, and will steadily fall into the lower 30s by the time you head home from work Monday afternoon/evening.  The transition may also produce some flurries or a sct’d snow showers.

This marks the beginning of a brief stretch of air more typical of December.  But notice how quickly temperatures approach 50 degrees by the end of the week.

With the exception of some flurries/snow showers Monday, the next 7 days will be snow free.  So I thought I’d share this snowfall potential map for those of you fans of winter weather.  Heavy snow will drop across the Upper Midwest, with parts of Minnesota possibly seeing 10″+.   Hope it helps.  Have a great day! Sean Ash

More Rain & Isolated Storms on the Way

More rain is expected to move into Central Indiana overnight, and by Sunday afternoon, thunderstorms are possible.

More rain is expected to move into Central Indiana overnight, and by Sunday afternoon, thunderstorms are possible.

If you’re heading out tonight, you should stay dry through midnight. 

It’s after midnight that rain moves in and temps fall into the low 40s by Sunday morning.  Rain is likely Sunday morning.  We could see a break midday, before more showers and possibly thunderstorms move in Sunday afternoon and evening.  Highs will top out in the mid 50s.  The normal high this time of year is in the low 40s.

Behind the rain and storms is much colder air.  Early Monday morning a few snow showers may mix in with rain.  At this time, no snow accumulation is expected.

In the 7 day forecast temps fall into the low 20s by Tuesday morning, and we only warm up into the mid 30s during the day.  We stay dry through Friday with temps increasing a little each day.  Our next chance of rain moves in Saturday.

 

 

 

Soggy Start To Saturday

Areas of rain, fog and mist to start out the day.  Rain will be most likely from now until to midday.  The disturbance causing the rain will slide east of the state this afternoon, allowing for a drier finish to the day.

Due to the thick blanket of clouds, temperatures will hold steady in the 45 to near 50 range.

Sunday will be our last unseasonably warm day for awhile.  Highs will range from the 40s in north-central Indiana, to the low/mid 50s along and south of the I-70 corridor.

Cold air crashes into the state Monday morning… pushing daytime highs into the 30s.  The arrival of the chill “may” be enough to change the backside of rain over to a period of flurries/snow showers early Monday morning.

If you like sunshine you’re going to love next week.  After Monday the sky over Central Indiana will be mostly blue.  However, the bright sky will be a bit deceiving with an air mass more typical of December.  Have a great day and an even better weekend.

Sean Ash

More rain likely

We’ll have dense fog and a few showers Saturday morning and heavy rain is likely on Sunday.

More rain is likely this weekend. We’ll have dense fog and a few showers Saturday morning and heavy rain is likely on Sunday. The rain changes to snow late Sunday night and snow showers are likely Monday with our high temperature in the 30s. A few slick spots will be possible. Share your holiday lights pictures. We will pick the best picture and I will do a live weather report from in front of your house. Go to pix@wthr.com and upload you digital photo. You’ll also win a prize package from WTHR and NineStar Connect.

Rainy Weekend Ahead

Get the rain gear ready, scattered showers are likely through the weekend.

Get the rain gear ready, scattered showers are likely through the weekend.

The normal high this time of year is in low 40s, today we’ll be at least 10 degrees above that. 

Highs will top out in the 50s, but off and on rain is possible through Sunday. 

Sunday, a few isolated thunderstorms are possible too.  Through Sunday about a half and inch of rain is possible with a few spots getting a little more.

Our forecast changes Monday as temps fall into the 30s and rain transitions into snow showers.  As of right now, no accumulation is expected, but we will more than likely see a wintry mix as we start the work week.  Much cooler air spills in with lows in the mid 20s starting Tuesday.

Here comes the rain (and a little snow!)

Rain is likely for the next three days. Expect .25″ on Friday, .50″ on Saturday and less than .25″ on Sunday.

Here comes the rain and a little snow as well. Rain is likely for the next three days. Expect .25″ on Friday, .50″ on Saturday and less than .25″ on Sunday. Temperatures will be in 50s through the weekend before colder arrives on Monday and light rain changes to snow showers.