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Feb
28

Cloudy Friday, sunny weekend

Posted By · February 28, 2013 at 5:25 pm

7dayfeb28We’ll have a few scattered flurries overnight and Friday will be our last cloudy day with snow showers before the weather pattern changes.

High pressure will push drier air across the state and we’ll enjoy sunny skies this weekend. Although the weather look better, it won’t feel any different with highs staying in the 30s.

Our next chance for snow arrives late Monday night.

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Feb
28

Light Snow Showers Today

Posted By · February 28, 2013 at 6:04 am

Light snow showers will transition to a wintry mix as the temp warms up into the afternoon.

We’re not expecting a lot of snow accumulation today, just a dusting is possible.  Temps are hovering close to freezing this morning, so use extra care.  A few slick spots could develop.

Today highs reach the upper 30s with scattered snow showers turning into a rain/snow mix into the afternoon.  Winds will gust out of the northwest up to 35mph, so a very breezy day is ahead.  Wind chills will likely be in the 20s most of the afternoon.

Tonight scattered snow showers are still possible with temps falling into the upper 20s.  Again, temps will be below freezing, so a few slippery spots are possible for your Friday morning commute.

Friday, flurries stay in the forecast with highs reaching the mid 30s.

Saturday and Sunday will be dry, but highs will only reach the low 30s with partly cloudy skies.

We’re closely watching late Monday into Tuesday we could see snow.

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Feb
27

Low pressure brings chilly temps, snow

Posted By · February 27, 2013 at 5:35 pm

7datweds27A stubborn area of low pressure will keep central Indiana cold and snowy. Up to an inch of snow will accumulate by 7am Thursday.

Snow showers are likely through Friday with high temperatures in the mid-30s.

Sunshine returns this weekend, but we’ll stay cold, with highs in the 30s.

The average high this time of year is in the mid 40s and we won’t be that warm for the next seven days.

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Feb
27

Light Snow Develops Today

Posted By · February 27, 2013 at 5:36 am

Light snow showers will develop across Central Indiana today with light accumulations possible. 

A cold, and dreary day is ahead as temps stay nearly steady in the mid 30s, with snow showers.  Up to 1-2″ of snow is possible.  At times, visibility may be greatly reduced with winds gusting up to 30mph.

Tonight light snow showers will continue and temps will fall into the upper 20s.

Thursday, scattered show showers will continue with wind gusts up to 25mph.  A dusting is possible.

Friday we’ll see flurries as temps hit the mid 30s.

Saturday and Sunday look dry, but temps remain in the in the low 30s, below our normal high of 45 degrees.

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Feb
26

Snow overnight

Posted By · February 26, 2013 at 4:49 pm

7daytuesfeb26Central Indiana received 1 to 2″ of rain on Tuesday. Colder air will move in behind the cold front and snow showers will be likely through the end of the week. Expect up to an inch of wet snow on Wednesday and another inch is possible on Thursday. Sunny skies return this weekend.

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Feb
25

Snow, ice for “Sectionals Tuesday”

Posted By · February 25, 2013 at 8:36 pm

The boys basketball sectionals begin Tuesday so we have to have a sectional snow…right? Right! From 4am until 10am Tuesday a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect from Monticello to Muncie. North of I-70 freezing rain is likely through 10am Tuesday before changing to rain. Up to 1″ of rain is likely before rain changes to snow late Tuesday night. Up to 1″ of snow is likely Wednesday and another 1″ is possible on Thursday. Clouds and flurries linger through Friday.  Bigger snow totals are likely in the northern tier of the state where a WINTER STORM WATCH goes into effect Tuesday.

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A WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for our northern counties Tuesday in anticipation of accumulating snow. Several inches are possible in areas from Monticello to Logansport to Peru to Marion to Portland points north.

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But it’s not just snow this storm will bring. The system moves in late Monday night into early Tuesday morning in the form of rain. Because temps might be hovering around the freezing mark, there is the possibility of some light icing with freezing rain at the onset. Temps warm through the morning on Tuesday turning any ice to plain rain, but not for long. Colder air wraps into the storm – turning the rain to sleet or snow by late Tuesday. Some minor slushy accumulation is possible Tuesday night even in the Indy Metro. Right now it looks like an inch or so could fall.

The snow keeps going, albeit in light and off-and-on fashion through Wednesday and Thursday and we could get up to another inch. Friday and possibly into Saturday, some scattered snow showers and flurries are possible. That’s assuming the storm system stalls – which some of the computer models are advertising.

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The clouds and snow showers and cold air will keep it feeling wintry through much of the week, so if you like it mild and dry, take advantage of the mid 40s on Monday.

On a personal note, I’d like to thank everyone for watching me on Channel 13 and for reading my posts on twitter, Facebook, and the SkyTrak Weather Blog. I’ll be leaving Channel 13 Tuesday and heading to Texas where I’ve accepted a chief meteorologist job at KEYE-TV in Austin.

It has been a pleasure forecasting the weather and exploring and enjoying the Hoosier State!
-Chikage

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Feb
24

Sunshine… Then Work Week Rain & Snow

Posted By · February 24, 2013 at 6:39 am

Soak up the sunshine as much as you can, most of the work week looks cloudy, rainy, and snowy for Central Indiana.

Today will be filled with sunshine, but temps won’t warm up much.  Highs will reach the mid to upper 30s with a light wind out of the west.

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Tonight we remain dry with temps falling to 20 degrees.  Skies will stay mostly clear.

Monday clouds will be on the increase, but not before temps reach the low 40s.  That’s pretty seasonal for this time of year.

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After midnight Monday… into early Tuesday morning rain will move into the state.  In our extreme northern viewing area, some freezing rain may mix in, we’ll have to watch the forecast very closely.  By Tuesday night up to one inch of rain is possible.

Cooler air moves in Wednesday, and light snow is possible.  As of right now, up to a couple of inches of snow is in the forecast, we’ll keep watching totals closely.

Light snow sticks around Thursday, then flurries are possible through the weekend.

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