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Chance For Snow and Holiday Travel Update

Posted By · November 25, 2014 at 4:17 pm
It is another cold day across central Indiana, with temperatures running about 10 degrees colder than average.  It will be cloudy and cold this evening, with a few flurries possible.  The chill will last through the holiday, with highs only in the 30s and lows in the 20s on Wednesday and Thanksgiving Day.  We are tracking a fast moving weather system that will bring the chance for light snow later Wednesday through early Thursday.
The big travel trouble spot will be the East Coast through Thursday.  There are already winter storm warnings in effect for the NE part of the country through late Wednesday night, due to the potential for heavy snow.  Where it isn’t snow, heavy rain may slow holiday travel in those big city East Coast airports.  Here is a view with FutureTrak13, so you can see this storm system as it moves up the East Coast on the busy travel day Wednesday.
Our weather system is weak and a fast mover.  It will bring a quick chance for snow later Wednesday and a few flurries on Thanksgiving Day.  Any accumulations will be minor.   If you are walking, running or volunteering in the DrumStick Dash, thank you very much and dress for temperatures in the 20s.  A few flurries are possible Thursday morning too.
Milder air returns for the weekend, with highs in the range of 55-60 degrees.  There will be more clouds than sun.  The best chance for a few showers is on Sunday.
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Freezing Rain and Heavy Rain in the Weekend Forecast

Posted By · November 21, 2014 at 4:27 pm
The SkyTrak13 Weather Team is tracking a developing storm system that will impact your weekend.  The first change you will see is increasing clouds this evening.  Temperatures overnight and early Saturday are key to the forecast.  Temperatures will fall into the upper 20s and lower 30s overnight.  This will be cold enough to support some freezing rain, as the weather system arrives.  We are timing this from about 1am to 8am on Saturday.  Temperatures will go above freezing, after sunrise Saturday.  Here is FutureTrak13 analyzing the freezing rain potential, with temperatures below freezing until about 7am.  Some slick roads are possible after midnight.
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There are several freezing rain advisories in effect from NW Indiana across Illinois and into Iowa.  The advisory for NW Indiana is in effect from 11pm Friday through 7am Saturday and right now does not include central Indiana.


The rest of Saturday will be mostly cloudy, with scattered showers.  This will be a chilly rain, with temperatures in the 40s.


We are forecasting a break from the steady rain later Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

The threats for heavy rain and gusty winds arrive on Sunday, with temperatures in the 50s.  The timing for the heaviest rain is Sunday afternoon through late Sunday night.  An inch of rain and wind gusts near 50mph are possible on Sunday.

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The weather pattern stays damp and breezy through Monday.  Colder air returns for the rest of next week.  There is still a chance for a Thanksgiving Day snow, so stay tuned for updates.


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Cold Friday and a Wet Weekend

Posted By · November 20, 2014 at 10:21 pm

It will be clear and cold again overnight, with lows in the teens.


Friday will be dry, with some sunshine and highs in the upper 20s and lower 30s.  A developing storm system arrives late Friday night and early Saturday morning.  As the moisture runs into the cold air, there will be a few hours of freezing rain possible very early Saturday morning.  As the air mass warms over central Indiana, the wintry mix will change to all rain for the rest of the weekend.  Here is the timing with FutureTrak13 from Friday night through Sunday night.  We will keep you updated on changes to the timing of the freezing rain and heavy rain this weekend.
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The heaviest rain will fall on Sunday.  Strong winds will also be a concern, with winds gusting to near 50mph.  It will stay mild and damp through early Monday, before another round of colder air arrives later Monday into Tuesday.  The rain chances will change back to light snow chances.
Another storm system is due to arrive around Thanksgiving.  We will keep you updated on snowfall potential for the holiday.
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Temperature Swings and Wintry Mix to Weekend Rain

Posted By · November 19, 2014 at 4:25 pm
It has been a windy day, with winds gusting near 40 mph.  There are few snow showers moving through the region too.  It will stay windy this evening, with a few flurries or snow showers.  No accumulation is expected.  It will be cold again overnight, with lows in the teens.
After that cold start, there will be a mix of sun and clouds on Thursday afternoon, with highs only in the range of 25-30 degrees.  Thursday and most of Friday will be dry.
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A developing weather system will bring a wintry mix to central Indiana later Friday night.  This will change to all rain for the weekend.  Here is the timing with FutureTrak13, as the weather system arrives Friday night and early Saturday.
There is the threat for heavy rain on Sunday.  Highs this weekend will be in the 40s on Saturday and the 50s on Sunday.  Strong winds will be an issue too on Sunday and Monday.  Another round of colder air arrives on Tuesday.
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Another Frigid Night and Wednesday Light Snow

Posted By · November 18, 2014 at 3:16 pm
The bitter chill continue across central Indiana, with temperatures only in the teens and lower 20s.  The morning low temperature was 9 degrees in Indianapolis and that was the coldest so early in the season in 55 years.  It will be cold again tonight, with lows in the range of 10-15 degrees.  There are a few snow showers in the forecast for Tuesday evening and another chance for light snow on Wednesday.
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The heaviest snow will stay to our north, but a dusting up to an inch will be possible across central Indiana.  It will be another windy day too, with winds SW 15-25mph.  That SW wind will do us a bit of a favor.  It won’t be as cold on Wednesday.  Highs are forecast in the upper 20s and lower 30s.  Similar numbers are in the forecast for Thursday and Friday for highs, with lows still in the teens.
A developing storm system will bring a wintry mix to central Indiana later Friday night, before changing to all rain for Saturday and Sunday.  It looks like a wet weekend.  It will be a milder weekend, with highs in the 40s on Saturday and in the 50s on Sunday.  Another blast of colder air arrives Tuesday of next week.
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Near Record Cold and Slick Roads Tuesday AM

Posted By · November 17, 2014 at 10:39 pm
By late Monday evening, temperatures had dropped into the lower teens and wind chills were below zero.  The numbers will continue to fall, as we track dangerous cold early Tuesday.  Temperatures will be in the single digits and near record cold.  The record is 5 set in 1880 and we are forecasting 7 degrees.  Wind chills will near 10 below zero.  The other danger on the roads early Tuesday will be slick spots due to re-freezing, blowing and drifting snow and a few more snow showers overnight.
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We will be on record watch overnight and on Tuesday too.  The record low is 5 in 1880 and we are forecasting 7 degrees.  The record low maximum for Tuesday is 20 and we have 20 in the forecast.  In addition to the bitter chill, there will still be a few more snow showers on Tuesday.
Another fast moving weather system will pass over central Indiana on Wednesday.  There will be more light snow on Wednesday.  The chill will last through Friday, with highs in the upper 20s and lower 30s Wednesday through Friday.
Milder air arrives for the weekend, along with a damp weather pattern.  It will be a mix changing to rain on Saturday and near 40 degrees.  With highs in the 50s by Sunday, this will be rain on Sunday into Monday.
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Two Chances For Snow This Weekend

Posted By · November 14, 2014 at 4:08 pm
The SkyTrak13 Weather Team continues to track and unusually cold weather pattern for the middle of November.  The weather pattern will turn snowy this weekend, with 2 chances for snow.

It will be a dry, but cold Friday night with lows in the upper teens and lower 20s.  Saturday starts dry, with some sun.  Clouds arrive Saturday afternoon and high temperatures are forecast in the lower 30s.


The first of 2 chances for snow arrives Saturday night.  Light snow will arrive later Saturday night and linger through early Sunday.  Right now we are forecasting around an inch of snow.  Here is the timing for round 1.


There is another chance for snow Sunday night through Monday morning.  This will be the stronger of the 2 weekend weather systems, with higher snowfall potential.  Most of the latest analysis shows this weather system a little farther south.  With a more southern track, the steadiest snow will fall farther south.  Right now we are forecasting the best chance for another couple of inches of snow for the southern half of Indiana.  If the track shifts back north, so will the chance for more accumulating snow farther north.  This is one of those weekends that you will want to check back with us for updates on timing and how much snow will fall.  Here is a look at the snowfall potential map for Sunday night through Monday morning.  We are expecting 1-2 inches north of Indianapolis and 2-3 inches for the southern half of the state.  Don’t focus on the exact numbers yet.  There will be changes, as we get new information.  You do need to know that travel could be tricky late Sunday night and Monday morning, with the potential for 1-3 inches of snow for parts of our area.


Here is the timing with FutureTrak13.

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The snow chances end early Monday, but the chill will last through much of next week, with the coldest day on Tuesday.  Highs will only be in the 20s on Tuesday and there will be a couple of mornings Tuesday and Wednesday with lows in the lower and middle teens.


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Snowy and Cold Pattern Through the Weekend

Posted By · November 13, 2014 at 10:09 pm
Live Doppler 13 Radar continued to show flurries and a few steadier bursts of light snow late Thursday evening.  Those steadier bursts may lead to a quick coating of snow.  The flurries and snow showers are moving SE.  It is cold too, with temperatures in the 20s.  The chance for flurries will linger overnight and into Friday.  It will be cold, with lows in the 20s and highs in the lower 30s.  This chill continues into the weekend too.  Here is your Friday forecast.

The weekend forecast is tricky with 2 rounds of snow.  This will be the first accumulating snow.  The first round will arrive Saturday evening.  We are expecting around an inch of snow on the ground by noon Sunday.  The next round of snow arrives later Sunday night and will last through Monday.  This system has the potential for several inches of snow, but the track is still uncertain for the end of the weekend.  We are still fine tuning where the steadiest snow will fall, so stay tuned for updates.   Here is the timing of the first round of snow with FutureTrak13.


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A blast of even colder air arrives early next week, with lows in the middle teens Tuesday and Wednesday.

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