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11

A Cold Change

Posted By · November 11, 2014 at 10:12 pm

The colder air is here and it is here to stay.  Temperatures have fallen from near 60 degrees around noon Tuesday into the lower and middle 30s, by late Tuesday evening.  Skies will clear overnight, as temperatures fall into the upper 20s.   There will be some sun on Wednesday, but it will be a cold day with highs in the 30s.  This is about 15-20 degrees colder than average and this trend will continue over the next 7 days at least.

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We are only forecasting highs in the 30s for the rest of the week and into the weekend.  Low temperatures will be in the upper teens and lower 20s.  These numbers are more typical for December and January.

There are 2 chances for light snow in the 7 day forecast.  A few snow showers are possible on Thursday, with a slightly better chance for light snow late Saturday night and Sunday.  We will keep you updated on those snow chances and this winter chill in November.

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Nov
10

Tuesday Rain and Colder Air on the Way

Posted By · November 10, 2014 at 4:34 pm

It is a mild start to the week, with Monday highs in the 60s.  This is as warm as it gets.  The SkyTrak13 Weather Team is tracking a major weather pattern change this week.  The change will begin on Tuesday with rain and falling temperatures.  Tonight will be mostly cloudy, breezy (winds S 10-20mph) and mild.  Overnight temperatures will be in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees.  Tuesday will start dry, with rain chances arriving late morning.  Here is the timeline with FutureTrak13.  We are forecasting the steadiest light rain to fall from about noon through 6pm Tuesday.

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The rain will develop along a cold front and there is cold air behind the front.  Temperatures will be in the middle and upper 50s, before the rain arrives.  Temperatures will fall into the upper 40s by late afternoon/early evening Tuesday and will continue to fall.  We are in for a blast of cold air.  Highs will only be in the 30s for the rest of the week and into the weekend.

DAYPLANNER

Wednesday will be dry and chilly.  We are tracking a chance for a few snow showers on Thursday.  This SkyTrak13 7 Day Forecast looks more like the middle of winter.  Highs will be in the  30s and lows in the 20s.  There is another chance for snow on Sunday.  We will keep you updated on this blast of cold air and snow chances.

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Nov
07

Weekend Forecast

Posted By · November 7, 2014 at 4:19 pm
There was finally some sunshine breaking through the clouds across central Indiana on Friday.  It will be a chilly, but dry Friday night with lows in the middle 30s.

The weekend weather system that we have been tracking for Saturday is still moving our way, but most of the rain now looks to stay north.  There will be mostly cloudy skies on Saturday and a slight chance for a stray shower.  Here is the latest analysis of the weekend with FutureTrak13 and it shows most of the rain staying north of central Indiana.

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High temperatures will be in the upper middle and upper 40s north and the lower 50s south of I-70.

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Expect a mix of clouds and sun on Sunday too, with highs near 50 degrees.

There will be a brief warm-up before a big chill next week.  Highs on Monday will be in the range of 55-60 degrees.  There are rain chances and falling temperatures in the Tuesday forecast.  Highs Wednesday through Friday of next week will only be in the 30s.  We will keep you updated.

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Nov
06

Cold and Windy Thursday Night and Your Weekend Preview

Posted By · November 6, 2014 at 4:07 pm
The steady rain is over, but there will still be a few showers Thursday evening.  As colder air pushes south, a few flurries are possible too.  That colder air is already moving our way, with temperatures falling into the upper 30s and lower 40s by late afternoon.  The other big part of the weather story is the wind.  Winds are WNW 20-25mph, with gusts nearing 40mph.  It will stay windy through late this evening, with temperatures continuing to fall.  Here is a look at FutureTrak13 showing the rain chances ending overnight.
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Winds will diminish overnight and skies will start to clear.  Temperatures will fall into the lower 30s for a cold start to Friday.  There will be some sun breaking through the clouds at times on Friday, but expect a mostly cloudy and chilly day with highs in the 40s.  You will need the winter gear for high school football games on Friday evening.  Temperatures will be in the 30s.
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The weekend will start with scattered showers and highs near 50 on Saturday.  It will be cooler on Sunday, but dry with highs in the 40s.
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Our recent ups and downs will continue.  Monday will be an up day, with highs in the upper 50s.  The coldest air of the season is still in the forecast for the middle part of next week, with highs only in the 30s.
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Nov
05

Windy and Damp Thursday with More Cold Air on the Way

Posted By · November 5, 2014 at 4:12 pm

As expected, Wednesday was a dry day.  Temperatures were near 60, where there was sunshine across the northern half of the state.  Temperatures were in the 5os for the southern half of the state.  We are tracking a developing weather system that will increase the clouds later Wednesday night and bring rain and wind to central Indiana on Thursday.  Here is the timeline with FutureTrak13.  A few showers will arrive between 3am and 7am.  There will be off and on rain and wind on Thursday afternoon.  Winds will be WNW 15-25mph.  Gusts are expected 30-40mph.

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Temperatures will be in the upper 40s overnight and hold steady through the middle part of Thursday.  Temperatures will start to drop Thursday afternoon and evening into the upper 30s and lower 40s.  It will get cold enough Thursday night and early Friday for a few flurries.

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This chill will linger into Friday, with mostly cloudy skies and highs in the lower and middle 40s.  These numbers are 10-15 degrees colder than the average high of 57 degrees.  The ups and downs of our recent weather pattern will linger through early next week.  Saturday will be an up day, with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s.  Sunday will be cooler and back into the lower and middle 40s, but 50s are back for Monday.  A few showers are possible on Tuesday.  The coldest air of the season is forecast to arrive by the middle part of next week.  This means high temperatures may only reach the 30s.  Stay tuned.

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Nov
04

Dry Wednesday but Active Weather Pattern Continues

Posted By · November 4, 2014 at 10:14 pm
The band of steady light rain that moved across central Indiana on Tuesday is now moving out of the state.  Skies will be mostly cloudy overnight, with lows in the lower 40s.
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Wednesday will be your dry day, before more rain arrives on Thursday.  Highs on Wednesday will be in the lower and middle 50s, with mostly cloudy skies.  Rain chances are back for Thursday, with highs in the 40s.
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As colder air pushes south Thursday night and early Friday, a few flurries are possible too.  Friday will be a cool day, with highs in the lower 40s.
The recent ups and downs of our weather pattern will continue over the next 7 days.  Saturday will be up a bit, with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s.  Sunday will be down, with highs in the lower 40s.  A few flurries are possible on Sunday.  50s are back for Monday.
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Oct
31

Snow Moves Out and a Cold Weekend Forecast

Posted By · October 31, 2014 at 10:05 pm
The first snowflakes of the season fell on Halloween.  The steadier bursts of snow were heavy enough to cover the grass and patio furniture and a few rooftops.  The steady light snow will move across the SE part of Indiana between 11pm and 1am.  The snow will end late Friday night and it will be cold.
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As skies clear overnight, temperatures will fall into the 20s.  It will be the first hard freeze of the season and a freeze warning is in effect for Saturday morning.  It will be a cold weekend, with highs in the lower 40s on Saturday and in the upper 40s on Sunday.  At least there is some sunshine in the weekend forecast.  Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend, so you turn your clocks back one hour, when you go to bed Saturday night.  This is also a good time to replace batteries and in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

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Milder air returns early next week.  Highs will be in the range of 55-60 degrees Monday-Wednesday.  There is a chance for rain on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Another blast of colder air is on the way for the end of next week.

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The first snowflakes of the season fell on Halloween.  The Friday night forecast is a bit spooky too, with gusty winds NNW 15-30mph and temperatures falling into the 30s.  There will be a couple pockets of steady light snow and there might be enough to stick to the ground.  Right now we are forecasting that possibility north of Indianapolis tonight.  As this system wraps up and moves out, there could be a burst or 2 of steady light snow east and SE of Indianapolis later tonight or early Saturday.  Here is the hour by hour timeline for Friday night with FutureTrak13.
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As skies clear overnight, temperatures will fall into the 20s.  It will be the first hard freeze of the season and a freeze warning is in effect for Saturday morning.

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It will be a cold weekend, with highs in the lower 40s on Saturday and in the upper 40s on Sunday.  At least there is some sunshine in the weekend forecast.

Milder air returns early next week.  Highs will be in the range of 55-60 degrees Monday-Wednesday.  There is a chance for rain on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Another blast of colder air is on the way for the end of next week.

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