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Apr
16

Warming Up and Friday Rain Chances

Posted By · April 16, 2014 at 4:12 pm

The weather pattern across central Indiana will continue to warm.  With just a few clouds in the overnight forecast, it won’t be as cold.  We are forecasting lows in the the range of 32-37 degrees by early Thursday.

Expect morning sun and afternoon clouds on Thursday, with highs in the lower and middle 60s.

DAYPART Highs

Highs will be near 60 on Friday too, but there is a chance for a few showers.  Right now we are not forecasting a wash-out for Friday, but keep the umbrellas handy.  If the Friday system weakens, we might bump up the high temperatures for Friday, so stay tuned.

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Some of the latest analysis of our weekend weather pattern indicates a dry and warmer weekend.  Highs will be in the 60s on Saturday and near 70 degrees on Sunday.

Rain chances return on Monday.

 

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Apr
15

Near Record Cold

Posted By · April 15, 2014 at 10:55 pm

The record low for Wednesday morning is 21 degrees in 1875.  We will come close.  Forecast lows are in the range of 23-28 degrees.  A freeze warning is in effect for the southern third of the state from midnight through 10am Wednesday.  If you have covered your plants to protect them, remember to remove the cover when the sun comes up.

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Apr
14

Rain Changing To Snow

Posted By · April 14, 2014 at 9:46 pm

By the late evening hours of Monday, temperatures had dropped into the 30s.  We are starting to get reports of the rain mixing with sleet in Westfield and Brownsburg.  The change from rain and sleet to snow will happen overnight, as temperatures fall into the upper 20s and lower 30s.  Any accumulations of snow will be minor and mostly on grassy areas or a rooftop or 2.

RADAR TONIGHT

Tuesday will be dry, but very cold for the middle of April.  Highs are only forecast in the upper 30s and lower 40s.  To put this in perspective, the average low is 42 degrees.  If you have sensitive plants and flowers that you want to protect, it would be a good idea to cover them tonight and tomorrow night.

DAYPART Highs

We do get a break from this unusual chill by mid-week.  Highs return to the 50s on Wednesday and the 60s on Thursday.  Rain chances return for the end of the week.  We will keep you updated on the timing for Friday and the weekend.  Right now we have highs forecast in the range of 55-60 degrees for Friday through Easter Sunday.  Some of the latest analysis hints at a warmer air mass, so we might get to bump the forecast temperatures up.

 

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Apr
11

Weekend Forecast

Posted By · April 11, 2014 at 4:32 pm

The weekend is here and there are lots of local activities from Race for the Cure to the first Indy Eleven soccer game.  Our Indianapolis Indians are also at Victory Field.  Here is the good news…the weather will be warm for any of your outdoor activities this weekend.  Highs will be in the middle and upper 70s on Saturday and Sunday.

EVENT Highs

As that push of warmer air arrives on Saturday, a stray shower might develop.  We are only expecting to have 1 or 2 show up on the radar maybe Saturday afternoon.  Don’t cancel any weekend plans.  Most of the weekend will be dry, with a mix of clouds and sun.

We are tracking a developing storm system for the end of the weekend and early next week.  This will bring the threat for heavy rain and a few storms to central Indiana late Sunday night and Monday.

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Highs will be in the 60s on Monday, but that will happen early in the day with temperatures falling into the 40s by later in the day Monday.

The rain moves out, but it will be cooler on Tuesday with highs only in the range of 45-50 degrees.  This chill only lasts one day, as temperatures rebound into the 50s close to 60 degrees by Wednesday.

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Apr
11

Weekend Event Forecast

Posted By · April 11, 2014 at 3:37 pm

There are lots of outdoor events this weekend.  They kick-off with the Indianapolis Indians at Victory Field on Friday night.  The first pitch is at 7:15.  Temperatures will be in the lower 60s to start and in the upper 50s by the ninth inning.

INDIANS

The Race for the Cure is Saturday morning and the weather is going to be perfect and you still have time to register.  The activities begin around 7am, with temperatures in the 40s.  It will be a quick climb into the 50s by 9am.  It will be in the 60s before noon on Saturday, with highs forecast in the 70s.

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The first Indy Eleven Soccer game is Saturday night and again the weather looks warm and dry for outdoor plans.  Temperatures will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s for most of the game Saturday evening.

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Apr
10

Rain Overnight

Posted By · April 10, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Showers and a few thundershowers are in the forecast through early Friday morning.  The steadiest rain will end by about 4am.  A few lingering showers are possible across the southern third of the state through about 7am Friday.  The rest of Friday will be dry, with highs in the 60s.

DAYPART Highs

70 degree warmth returns for the weekend.  We are forecasting 74 on Saturday and 76 degrees on Sunday.  The weather will be great for your outdoor plans.  The Race for the Cure is downtown on Saturday morning and there is still time to register.  Enjoy the weekend because more rain and cold air arrive early next week.

 

 

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Apr
10

Timing Rain Chances Tonight and More 70s this Weekend

Posted By · April 10, 2014 at 3:58 pm

For the first time in 6 months, temperatures made it into the 70s for much of central Indiana.

A weather system arrives this evening bringing showers and a few thundershowers.  We are timing the rain from about 7pm through 2am.  The rain will end by early Friday morning for most of the area, but a lingering shower south is possible.

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The rest of Friday will be dry, with highs in the 60s.

DAYPART Highs

The weekend forecast is warm, with highs in the 70s on Saturday and Sunday.  Most of the weekend will be dry too.  We are tracking a developing storm system for the end of the weekend and early next week.  That next system will bring more rain and storms on Monday followed by cooler air through the middle part of next week.

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Apr
09

Feeling Like Spring and Rain Chances

Posted By · April 9, 2014 at 10:18 pm

It is finally starting to feel like Spring across central Indiana.  Thursday will start in the 40s, but forecast highs are near 70 degrees.  Expect a mix of sun and clouds.  It will be dry most of the day too.

DAYPART2 Highs

I say most of the day because we are tracking a weather system that will bring a few showers and thundershowers to the area Thursday evening.  The latest information has the timing a little slower.  This would be good news for our Indianapolis Indians.  It is opening day at Victory Field on Thursday, with the first pitch at 7:05.  I think that first pitch will be dry and mild, with temperatures in the 60s.  We are timing the best rain chances from about 8pm to midnight.  We will keep you updated on the timing.

EVENT rpm

The boundary triggering the rain chances Thursday night will move south for Friday.  It will be close enough for a stray shower or thundershower on Friday.  Highs will be in the 60s on Friday.  Most of the weekend will be dry, with highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s.  Late day storms are possible on Sunday, with more steady rain forecast on Monday.  Cooler air is back for Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.

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