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Feb
23

Sunny Sunday, Then Watching a Storm Next Week

Posted By · February 23, 2013 at 11:11 pm

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Plan on lots of sunshine for your Sunday with a cold start but nice finish. Highs should top out in the upper 30s to low 40s.

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We’ll stay dry until Monday night. That’s when a large storm system now in the Rockies will push moisture into the Hoosier State. When it first arrives, temperatures should be warm enough for just rain. We could see 1/2″ to 1″ of rain between Monday night and late Tuesday. But as colder air wraps into the storm late Tuesday, a transition to mix then snow is expected. We’ll keep the chance of light snow Wednesday and Thursday with flurries and snow showers still possible Friday and Saturday. Though it could snow off and on for several days, it doesn’t look like any huge accumulations. Most areas could pick up between 1 and 2″ over the course of that long stretch. Stay tuned for changes.

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Temperatures will take a wintry turn next week as well. Wednesday into the weekend, highs are only expected to reach into the 30s. Our average high this time of year is 43.

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Our Hoosier Pic at 6 comes courtesy of Sally McAndrews who snapped these melting icicles as we thawed out this afternoon.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
-Chikage

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Feb
23

Dry Weekend… Active Next Week

Posted By · February 23, 2013 at 6:30 am

Central Indiana will be dry this weekend, but next week we have a daily chance of rain or snow!

Highs will reach the low to mid 30s today with partly cloudy skies.  The normal high this time of year is 43, so we are running below normal.

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Tonight temps fall to the low 20s with partly cloudy skies.

Sunday we warm into the low 40s.  It’s a great chance for any icy patches to melt.

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Monday is dry, but late Monday evening a rain/snow mix develops, and that kicks off a work week filled with rain and snow chances.  Stay tuned for possible light accumulation amounts… we’ll be tracking the active week of weather very closely!

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Feb
22

Re-freeze tonight, melting Saturday

Posted By · February 22, 2013 at 5:36 pm

sevenday_fridayTemperatures will tumble into the 20s overnight and neighborhood streets will re-freeze. We’ll get above freezing on Saturday so the roads will have a chance to melt.

So far this season we’ve had 19.4″ of snow, almost three inches below average.

High pressure will keep us dry this weekend but a huge change comes next week.

Low pressure will sit over the state and bring a daily chance of snow, Tuesday through Friday. Some accumulation is likely.

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Feb
22

Slick Start… Melting Finish

Posted By · February 22, 2013 at 3:19 am

Central Indiana is off to a slick start, but as we head into the late morning and early afternon… we’ll begin to thaw out.

Patch freezing drizzle and rain is still possible this morning and the Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 10am.

Highs will eventually warm above freezing by late morning, and by this afternoon highs will top out in the low 40s.

Saturday and Sunday will be dry, with our next chance of rain moving in Monday.

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Feb
21

Messy mix tonight, icy commute Friday

Posted By · February 21, 2013 at 4:02 pm

futurecastA powerful winter storm system is on its way to central Indiana. Eighteen states from as far west as Colorado, north to Minnesota, south to Arkansas and east to North Carolina are under winter weather advisories, winter storm watches and winter storm warnings. Up to a foot of snow is likely across the Great Plains and in the mountains in southern Colorado.

Closer to home, snow develops across western Indiana around 6pm and will be in Indianapolis between 7 and 8 pm. Snow will mix with sleet and freezing rain by 11pm. Due to southerly winds, temperatures will rise after midnight and our mixed precipitation will change to freezing rain after 2am and continue through 8am. All of central Indiana will receive a quarter inch of ice during that time frame.

 Along with the ice we will also have minor snow accumulations. From Lafayette to Kokomo to Muncie, 2-3″ of snow is likely. From Greencastle to Indianapolis to Zionsville to Richmond, 1-2″ is likely. From Bloomington to Columbus to Seymour, an inch of snow is likely. The combination of ice and snow will coat the roadways before the Friday morning rush hour and will cause numerous school delays and closings. Trees and power lines may also be taken down by the weight of the ice.

 A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7pm tonight through 10am Friday for all of central Indiana. Due to the amount of ice expected, the National Weather Service may upgrade us to an Ice Storm Warning this afternoon.

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Feb
21

Freezing Rain & Snow Tonight

Posted By · February 21, 2013 at 6:23 am

Freezing rain and snow will be likely across Central Indiana tonight.

Today will be dry with increasing clouds.  Highs will top out in the low 30s.

This evening into tonight light snow will transition to freezing rain.  A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7pm tonight to 10am Friday.  About .25″ of ice is possible, by Friday morning along with light snow accumulations.  Friday morning’s commute will be icy. 

Temps will rise into the 40s by Friday afternoon with any leftover wintry mix transitioning to light rain.

The weekend is dry, and more rain is likely Monday.

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Feb
20

Winter storm aims for central Indiana Thursday

Posted By · February 20, 2013 at 10:38 pm

A powerful winter storm system is on its way to central Indiana. Sixteen states from as far west as Arizona, north to Minnesota, south to Arkansas and east to Indiana are under winter weather advisories, winter storm watches and winter storm warnings. Up to eight inches of snow is likely across the Great Plains and up to a foot of snow is likely across the mountains in southern Colorado.

Closer to home, Thursday will be a dry day with clouds increasing in the afternoon. Snow develops across Indiana around 8pm. Snow will mix with sleet and freezing rain by 11pm. Due to southerly winds, temperatures will rise after midnight and our mixed precipitation will change to freezing rain after 2 a.m. and continue through 8 a.m. All of central Indiana will receive a tenth of an inch of ice during that time frame.

Along with the ice, we will also have minor snow accumulations. From Lafayette to Kokomo to Muncie, two inches of snow is likely. From Greencastle to Indianapolis to Zionsville to Richmond, one inch of snow is likely. From Bloomington to Columbus to Seymour, a half-inch of snow is likely. The combination of ice and snow will coat the roadways before the Friday morning rush hour and will cause numerous school delays and closings.

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Feb
20

Icy mix on the way

Posted By · February 20, 2013 at 5:17 pm

7daywedsThursday will be the sunny calm day before the icy mess with sunshine and a high near freezing. We’ll have snow starting around 8pm Thursday night, changing to a snow, sleet, freezing rain mix by 11pm and then changing to all freezing from 2am until 8am Friday.

Accumulation amounts,1-2″ snow and .10″ of ice.

See radars and a more detailed forecast here.

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