The week is off to a dry and mild start and Tuesday will be even warmer. Forecast highs are in the 60s for most of central Indiana on Tuesday. The daylight hours on Tuesday will be dry.
We are tracking a developing storm system that will bring rain to central Indiana Tuesday night. As colder air wraps into this system, the rain will change to snow Wednesday morning. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the far northern third of Indiana. In our area this includes: Peru, LoagansportRight now we are forecasting an inch or 2 for central Indiana. The totals will be an inch or less south, but may reach 2-4 inches from near Lafayette to Kokomo to Marion. Wednesday will be a much colder day with temperatures falling into the 20s. It will also be very windy. With winds NW 20-30 mph, visibility might be reduced, when the snow is falling.
The snow ends by Wednesday afternoon. Thursday will be a cold day, with highs in the 30s but we rebound back into the 50s for Friday and Saturday.
The weekend is here and it is off to a great start, most of central Indiana had highs in the 50s on Friday afternoon. There are a few changes on the way for the weekend.
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The weekend forecast includes mostly cloudy skies on Saturday. A few sprinkles or flurries are possible early in the day. There is a chance for a light rain/snow mix Saturday evening, but we are not forecasting any accumulations. All precipitation will be light. Highs will be in the 30s north, 40s central and still near 50 south. Sunday will be dry, with some sun and highs in the 40s. Remember we spring forward on Sunday, so set your clocks ahead 1 hour when you go to bed Saturday night.
Highs near 60 degrees on Monday and get there on Tuesday, before a weather system Wednesday and Thursday brings more rain and snow chances.
Skies will be mostly clear overnight, with lows in the 20s. Get ready for lots of sun and highs near 50 degrees for most of central Indiana. There will be lower temperatures north higher south. Bedford will be near 60 degrees, but 45 in Peru.
The weekend forecast includes a mild start and a chance for light rain and light snow. If you have Saturday plans, it will be mainly dry through early afternoon. There will be a weak weather system that arrives later in the day. It will bring a chance for light rain changing to a few flakes of snow. This moves out Saturday night and more sunshine is in the Sunday forecast. Highs will be in the 40s on Sunday. Next week will start on a very warm note, with highs near 60 degrees on Monday and Tuesday. We are tracking a developing weather system for the middle part of next week. It will start as rain late Tuesday, but change to snow Wednesday. We will track it closely and keep you updated.
A few snow showers are in the forecast Wednesday evening, especially north of Indianapolis. The rest of central Indiana will be partly cloudy and chilly. Forecast low temperatures are in the upper teens and lower 20s.
The SkyTrak 13 Weather Team is tracking a temperature change over the next several days. Highs will be near 40 degrees on Thursday and in the 50s on Friday.
We are tracking a chance for light rain on Saturday. The weekend will not be a wash-out. Highs will be in the upper 40s and lower 50s on Saturday and in the 40s on Sunday.
Highs will near 60 degrees early next week.
It will be a cold night, with lows in the teens by early Wednesday morning. There is a weak weather system that will move across the northern half of the state on Wednesday, bringing clouds and the chance for a few flurries. From Indianapolis south, there will be morning sunshine and afternoon clouds. A few flurries are possible, but we are not expecting any snow accumulations on Wednesday.
The bigger story will be the warm-up on the way. Highs will be in the 30s for most of central Indiana on Wednesday and near 40 on Thursday. We are still expecting upper 40s and lower 50s by Friday.
Looking ahead to the weekend, there is a chance for a few showers on Saturday, with highs in the 40s. The weekend will not be a washout, with some sun and highs in the 40s to near 50 on Sunday. Even milder air arrives early next week, with highs in the middle 50s on Monday. There is a chance for rain on Tuesday.
The SkyTrak13 Weather Team is tracking a milder weather pattern change for the rest of the week. It will still be cool tonight, with lows in the teens. Expect morning sunshine on Wednesday, with increasing clouds in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 20s and lower 30s. There is a slight chance for a few snow showers later Wednesday night and early Thursday. We are not expecting any snow accumulations.
Thursday will start with a few clouds and end with sunshine and highs near 40 degrees. Highs will be in the upper 40s and lower 50s with some sun on Friday.
The weekend forecast right now includes a slight chance for light rain on Saturday. The weekend will not be a washout and the bigger story will be the milder air. We have 40s in the forecast for Saturday and Sunday. 50s are back for Monday of next week.
A quick reminder…Daylight Saving Time begins early Sunday morning, so you turn your clocks ahead 1 hour when you go to bed Saturday night.
Re-freezing will be an issue tonight and early Tuesday. Despite the cold, there was plenty of sunshine on Monday. This did lead to some melting. Anything that melted will qucikly re-freeze, so watch for slick roads and sidewalks.
Cold describes our weather pattern over the next couple of days, but there is a milder change on the way.
Skies will be partly cloudy overnight with lows near zero. If we get there, it will be a record. The record is 2 set in 1873. From that frigid start, highs will only reach the upper 20s and lower 30s. The average high is now 47 degrees. We will go above average by the end of the week.
It will be a slow temperature climb. Highs will be in the 30s on Wednesday, but 40s are back on Thursday. Highs will be in the upper 40s and lower 50s on Friday.
Right now the overall weather pattern is quiet. There is a chance for light snow later Wednesday through early Thursday and a chance for rain on Saturday.
The SkyTrak 13 Weather Team continues to track a complex winter storm that is moving into central Indiana. By 10pm Saturday, there were reports of freezing drizzle from near Indianapolis north and already reports of some slick roads. This freezing drizzle will change to snow overnight. A winter storm warning is in effect until 7am Monday for central Indiana and a winter weather advisory is in effect for the northern part of area including Lafayette, Kokomo, Peru and Marion.
We still have the potential for 3-6 inches of snow north, 5-8 inches of snow central and 3- inches of snow and some ice south. These totals will change, if there is a change in the track of this latest winter storm. This storm is still developing, so stay tuned for updates. If you do have travel plans on Sunday, be prepared for the ice and snow.
There is some new data coming in now that suggests a faster end to the snow and ice (Sunday evening) and a more southern track (this would shift the higher snow totals south). Not all of the new information is in yet, so I won’t make any drastic changes. Sean Ash will have all of the new information and any changes for you early Sunday morning. Join him and our news team on Sunrise at 6am.