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Winter Weather Advisory

Posted By · January 24, 2015 at 5:08 pm
The SkyTrak13 Weather Team is tracking a developing weather system that will bring rain and accumulating snow to central Indiana on Sunday.  It will be dry Saturday night, with low temperatures in the upper 20s and lower 30s.

The weather system is scheduled to arrive early Sunday.  It will start as rain for much of central Indiana, with the change to snow forecast to happen between noon and 2pm.  That change to snow will happen earlier the farther north you are.  This means the change to snow by late morning north of Indianapolis.  Where the change to snow happens first is where the higher snowfall potential is.


There is a winter weather advisory in effect from Lafayette to Kokomo to Tipton, Muncie and Richmond.  In the advisory area, 4+ inches of snow is possible.  Just south of this line, 2-4 inches of snow is in the forecast for Crawfordsville, Noblesville and Greenfield.  We have 1-2 inches of snow in the forecast for Indianapolis.  South of Indianapolis, the totals will be an inch or less.  Here is the timing with FutureTrak13.

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Monday will be dry and colder, with lows in the teens and highs in the 20s.  There are a couple of weather systems to watch for next week.  Flurries and light snow are possible on Tuesday and a rain/snow mix is possible Wednesday night through Thursday.  We will keep you updated.


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Light Wintry Mix Tonight and Colder Air on the Way

Posted By · January 21, 2015 at 3:12 pm
Our weather pattern is changing for the colder.  Temperatures are already starting to drop and there will be some light rain and snow possible through late this evening.  We are not forecasting any accumulations and roads will be mainly wet, with this light wintry mix.
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It will be a colder start to Thursday, with morning temperatures in the middle 20s.  Highs on Thursday will be where they should be for late January and in the middle and upper 30s.
We have the forecast dry through the start of the weekend.  Lows will be in the middle 20s and forecast highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s on Friday and Saturday.

The weather pattern gets tricky on Sunday.  We are tracking a fast moving weather system for the end of the weekend.  There is a chance for accumulating snow Sunday into early Monday.  It is still a bit early for snowfall potential, due to the uncertainty of the track and available moisture.  We will keep you updated.


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Rain and Snow Chances

Posted By · January 20, 2015 at 3:05 pm
Tuesday marks the 5th day in a row, with temperatures above 40 degrees.  We should make it 6 in a row, with forecast highs in the lower 40s on Wednesday.

We are tracking a weak weather system scheduled to arrive on Wednesday.  Clouds will increase Tuesday night, as low temperatures drop into the upper 20s and lower 30s.  Skies will be mostly cloudy on Wednesday and there will be few rain/snow showers.


Temperatures will be above freezing and in the upper 30s and lower 40s, so roads will remain wet.


This weather system exits the state Wednesday night.  Slightly cooler air will follow, as highs are forecast in the middle 30s on Thursday.

The 40s are back for Friday and the start of the weekend on Saturday.  The end of the weekend still looks tricky, with a fast moving weather system bringing snow chances to central Indiana later Sunday into Monday.  We will watch this one closely.  It is a bit too early forecast the exact track and snowfall potential, so stay tuned for updates.


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Temperatures Go Above Freezing

Posted By · January 14, 2015 at 10:19 pm
We are forecasting one more very cold night, before a weather pattern change.  Skies will be mostly cloudy, with lows in the single digits north of Indianapolis and the teens south.  There will be some clearing toward sunrise, but there is also the possibility of some patchy freezing fog.

Temperatures climb into the upper 20s and lower 30s on Thursday.  This is just the beginning of a milder temperature trend that will last through the start of the weekend.  Highs on Friday are forecast in the lower and middle 30s, with mostly cloudy skies.

40s are still in the forecast on Saturday, with some sun.  It will be breezy too, with winds gusting near 35mph.  This will be a S-SW wind.

A developing weather system is still forecast to arrive early Sunday.  Right now there is a chance for some snow on Sunday, with high temperatures falling back into the 30s.

The average high is 35 degrees and we will be close to the that number early next week, with some sun on Monday and snow chances on Tuesday and Wednesday.


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From Frigid to 40s

Posted By · January 13, 2015 at 4:39 pm
It will be another frigid night across central Indiana.  Low temperatures will be in the range of near 0 north to about 10 degrees south.  This arctic chill will last through Wednesday with highs in the upper teens and lower 20s.  These numbers are closer to the average low for the middle of January.

We are tracking a gradual warming trend and a dry weather pattern through the start of the weekend.  Highs will be near 30 on Thursday and in the upper 30s and lower 40s on Friday.  Saturday will be in the 40s, with sunshine.

There is a change on the way for the end of the weekend, as a weak weather system brings increasing clouds Saturday night and Sunday.  There will also be the chance for a few sprinkles or flurries.  Highs fall back into the 30s for Sunday and Monday.


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Frigid Through Wednesday

Posted By · January 12, 2015 at 4:22 pm
The weather pattern is quieter now and will stay that way over the next several days.  There are still a couple of weather concerns through mid-week.  Those concerns center around the cold.  We are forecasting low temperatures in the range of 7-12 Tuesday morning and in the single digits Wednesday morning.  This bitter cold will lead to slick roads.  The Tuesday and Wednesday morning commutes may still be a bit tricky.

There will be a mix of clouds and sun on Tuesday and mostly sunny skies on Wednesday.  The sunshine won’t help the temperatures, as highs are only forecast in the teens through mid-week.

There is some good news, we are forecasting a dry weather pattern through the weekend and a gradual warming trend.  Highs will be near 30 on Thursday and 35-40 degrees on Friday.  This milder temperature trend will last through the weekend, with highs in the 40s on Saturday.
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Below Zero Start and a Wintry Finish This Weekend

Posted By · January 9, 2015 at 4:29 pm

It will be a windy and cold Friday night across central Indiana.  A wind chill advisory is in effect until 7am Saturday for wind chills -10 to -25.  With clear skies, temperatures will drop into the range of 0 to -5 overnight.

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Sunshine is in the Saturday forecast, with highs in the teens.  It will be a frigid start to the weekend.  The weekend will end with a wintry mix.

We are tracking a developing weather system for later Sunday into Monday.  Right now we are forecasting snow to develop Sunday afternoon.  The snow may mix with freezing rain across parts of central Indiana Sunday night.  The chance for a snow and a wintry mix will continue into Monday.  This is a tricky weather system and there will be changes to timing and snow/ice potential.  We are expecting accumulations and we will know more as we get new information on how much moisture and the temperature profile.  We will keep you updated.  Here is an early look with FutureTrak13.

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Snow and Strong Winds Overnight

Posted By · January 8, 2015 at 10:18 pm
An arctic front will move across central Indiana overnight, bringing snow, strong winds and falling temperatures.
Another round of light snow is in the forecast through early Friday morning.  With the cold air in place, the snow will quickly stick and accumulate and cause slick roads.  We expecting an inch or two especially from Indianapolis north.  Winds gusting near 35mph will cause wind driven snow squalls and blowing and drifting snow.  This latest round of snow is developing along an arctic front.  This will mean a single digit Friday, with wind chills below zero.
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The weekend will start with some sun on Saturday, after a below zero start.  Highs on Saturday will only be in the teens.  Temperatures do rebound into the upper 20s and lower 30s Sunday through Thursday.
The forecast for the end of the weekend and early next week is a tricky one.  There is a chance for a wintry mix late Sunday into Monday.  Temperatures will be the key to the type of precipitation, but ice is still a possibility.  We will track this system closely and keep you updated.
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