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Feb
20

Cold Today… Wintery Mess on the Way

Posted By · February 20, 2013 at 6:08 am

We’re starting the day with bitter cold wind chills in the subzero and single digit range, the silver lining in the forecast is that we’ll see mostly sunny skies this afternoon.

Wind chills will stay in the teens today with temps topping out in the mid 20s.  Winds will come out of the northwest up to 15mph.

Tonight will be chilly with temps in the mid teens.

Thursday clouds will be on the increase and temps reach the low 30s.

Thursday evening into Friday morning we will be watching the forecast very closely.  A wintry mix including snow and freezing rain is likely.  Very slick spots with ice accumulation is possible by Friday morning.  We’ll eventually warm into the low 40s for the afternoon changing any winter precip to rain by Friday afternoon.

Saturday and Sunday looks sunny and dry… and by Sunday afternoon the 40s are back!

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Feb
19

Cold snap

Posted By · February 19, 2013 at 4:04 pm

chuck7daySkies will clear tonight, setting the stage for bitter cold lows near ten degrees and sub-zero wind chills. Wednesday will be a sunny dry day with highs in the 20s.

A sleet/snow mix develops Thursday afternoon and continues into the evening before changing to snow. Freezing rain is likely for the Friday morning rush hour before changing to rain.

By Friday morning a 1-2″ accumulation of snow along with a .10″ accumulation of ice is likely.

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Feb
19

Snow, Wind and Cold Today … Messy Mix Later This Week

Posted By · February 19, 2013 at 1:50 pm

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Snow showers and flurries will move out later this afternoon. Little if any accumulation is expected.

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Blustery conditions continue. We’ve seen gusts higher than 40 mph in some spots on our SkyTrak 13 WeatherBug Network! Gusts to 40 will diminish to gusts to 30 this evening.

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Temps will hover in the upper teens to mid 20s for the rest of the afternoon with single digit wind chills. That’s a far cry from yesterday’s balmy 60-degree high!

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Tonight, skies clear and winds let up a bit, but we’ll still have Northwesterly winds 10-20 mph. That combined with temps falling into the upper single digits to low teens will lead to wind chills between -10 and 0!

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We stay dry on Wednesday, but late Thursday into early Friday, get ready for a messy mix. My hunch right now is that we’ll start late Thursday afternoon or early Thursday evening with snow or snow/sleet mix. Some minor accumulation – maybe an inch or two – is possible. Then as warmer air rides in over that system, the snow and sleet will transition to freezing rain and rain. Some computer models are indicating some ice accumulation on top of the snow. That could create big problems on the roads for the Friday morning rush.

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By Friday afternoon, any leftover moisture turns to rain and temps push into the 40s, paving the way for a mild and pleasant weekend.

Take Care and stay warm!
-Chikage

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Feb
18

Rain changing to snow

Posted By · February 18, 2013 at 11:29 pm

Rain will change to snow after 2am and up to a half-inch of snow is possible. The greatest risk for any accumulation will be across the eastern part of the state where icy bridges and overpasses will be the main concern. A few school delays will also be possible. The snow showers will end around 9am and winds gusting to 35 mph will be with us throughout the day. A stronger system will bring a chance for accumulating snow late Thursday into Friday.

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Feb
18

Warmest this Month! Plus Windy with Rain to Snow

Posted By · February 18, 2013 at 12:42 pm

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What a day! We hit 50 at noon and will continue to warm into the mid (maybe upper) 50s this afternoon. The warmest we’ve seen all month was 53 on February 7th. We’ll beat that this afternoon. Our average high is 41.

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A warm front has ushered in this big warm-up. Our temps at noon were running around 27 degrees warmer than this time yesterday!

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Along with the warmth comes wind. Winds could gust 40 mph+ this afternoon. A WIND ADVISORY is in effect for Southern Indiana as well as Eastern Illinois.

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Our sunshine fades and clouds move in this afternoon. We’ll see rain push into the western part of the state after 3pm with rain making into the Indy Metro closer to 5 or 6pm.

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Highs in the mid 50s or maybe warmer are expected. We’ll get between 1/4 to 1/2″ of rain this evening and tonight, with rain turning to snow after midnight as temps fall behind a cold front. Any snow should be light – maybe a coating in a few spots.

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Tomorrow, any snow showers move out early in the morning paving the way for a mostly cloudy and windy and blustery day. Highs may struggle to make it to the freezing mark.

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It gets even colder Wednesday with highs in the 20s. Then late Thursday into early Friday, we’ll have to watch for a possible wintry mix – which could cause icy roads.

Happy President’s Day!
-Chikage

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Feb
17

Warm, Windy & Wet

Posted By · February 17, 2013 at 11:24 pm

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Sunday’s sunshine helped warm us up to 32 and we’ll see an even bigger warm-up for President’s Day Monday as a warm front pushes through.

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Temps warm through the night out of the 20s and into the low 30s by morning. We’ll surge into the 40s by lunchtime with highs in the low 50s. Our average high is 41, so we’ll top that by 10 degrees! At the same time, we’ll watch southerly winds at 15-25 mph with gusts of 30+ move in. And by late afternoon, rain follows. We could get around 1/2″ of rain with higher amounts to the south.

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The rain turns to light snow after midnight Monday night and if it gets cold enough before all the moisture moves out, we could see enough snow pre-dawn Tuesday for a coating to maybe 1″ in some spots. Most of the day Tuesday will be dry but blustery. We stay cold Wednesday before another system moves in. Late Thursday into Friday, we’ll see a possible wintry mix – which could include freezing rain. Icy roads could be a problem, so this bears watching.

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Our Hoosier Pic of the day comes from Rachel Holaday who snapped this shot of some bird saying “signs of spring” are here!

Have a great week!
-Chikage

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Feb
17

Frigid Sunday Start… Mild Rainy Monday

Posted By · February 17, 2013 at 6:35 am

Central Indiana temps are starting off in the single digits and teens, with biting wind chills.

Temps will eventually warm to the low 30s today with mostly sunny skies.  Winds will be light out of the south up to 5 mph.

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Tonight will not be as cold with temps only falling into the mid 20s.

Monday will be dry until late afternoon.  Highs will soar into the low 50s with increasing clouds and winds gusting up to 35mph.  By late afternoon rain is likely, and a few isolated thunderstorms are possible Monday night into Tuesday morning.  About 1/2″ of rain is possible, but a few spots could see more.

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As cooler air moves in Tuesday morning, a rain/snow mix will develop, and we could see it stick around through midday.

Keep an eye on Thursday night into Friday morning, a wintry mix including sleet and freezing rain is possible.  Stay tuned for the timing, and the exact precip expected as we get closer to the end of the week.

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Feb
16

From Snow and Cold to Rain and Warmth

Posted By · February 16, 2013 at 10:17 pm

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The last of the snow showers and flurries were moving out late Saturday night and we’ll have clearing skies and falling temps heading into Sunday morning. Lows will fall through the teens.

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It was a bitterly cold Saturday with a high of just 26. Our average high is 40.

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After a very cold start, Sunday sunshine should help us climb out of the cold at least a bit. Afternoon highs in the upper 20s north and low to mid 30s south are expected.

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Then a strong warm front pushes through early President’s Day Monday bringing with it wind, warmth and clouds. The clouds thicken through the day and rain moves in during the afternoon. There’s even the possibility of thunderstorms for the southern half of the state. Rain totals between 1/2″ to 1″ are possible, with the heaviest rain to the south. As temperatures tumble on Tuesday, we’ll watch any leftover moisture change from rain to snow. A coating to 1″ can’t be ruled out early Tuesday as a result. We’ll be dry Wednesday then watch a wintry mix for Thursday and Friday. For now, it’s possible we could be dealing with icy conditions – something to watch for the Thursday and Friday commutes.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
-Chikage

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