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Rainy Friday Night and Your Weekend Forecast

Posted By · December 5, 2014 at 4:15 pm
It will be a soggy Friday night through early Saturday morning, across central Indiana.  Rain totals will be in the range of 1-2 inches by the time the rain ends mid-day Saturday.  Here is the latest timing with FutureTrak13.
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With clouds and rain in the Friday night forecast, temperatures won’t move much.  We are forecasting temperatures in the middle and upper 30s overnight.  The same goes for Saturday, with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s.  The rain will end by about lunchtime on Saturday.


Sunday will be dry, with highs near 40 degrees.  We are tracking a round of colder air for early next week.  It will arrive Monday night and last through Thursday.  As the colder air arrives, there will be the chance for a light rain/snow mix later Monday.  A few flurries are possible on Tuesday, with highs only in the 30s.  Forecast highs stay in the 30s through Thursday.


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Rainy Friday and Weekend Outlook

Posted By · December 4, 2014 at 8:44 pm

The rain, sleet and snow has ended for most of central Indiana.  Our Thursday night forecast includes clouds, fog and drizzle.  Temperatures across the northern half of the state will be cold enough to support some freezing drizzle through early Friday morning.  Watch for a few slick roads north of Indianapolis early Friday.

The SkyTrak13 Weather Team is tracking the potential for heavy rain on Friday.  It will be in the upper 30s and lower 40s Friday afternoon, so we are expecting rain and not snow.  The heaviest rain will fall from Friday afternoon through Friday night.  Rain totals will be near in inch, with some 2 inch totals possible.


Here is the timing with FutureTrak13.

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The rain will end by Saturday afternoon and the rest of the weekend will be dry.  It will be chilly, with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s.  A blast of colder air arrives for the early part of next week and a few snow showers or flurries are possible on Monday and Tuesday.


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Light Wintry Mix Thursday and Heavy Rain on Friday

Posted By · December 3, 2014 at 9:34 pm

The SkyTrak13 Weather Team is tracking a developing weather system that will bring the chance for a light wintry mix to central Indiana on Thursday.  As the moisture from this system moves our way, it will run into colder air.  Overnight temperatures are forecast in the 20s.  This is cold enough to support a light wintry mix.  Watch for a few slick roads on Thursday.  Any road that looks wet may actually be slick, especially bridges and overpasses.  Highs on Thursday will only be in the lower and middle 30s.


The concern for Friday is heavy rain.  Rainfall potential is 1-2 inches.  Here is the timeline for that heavy rain, with FutureTrak13.

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Rain chances will linger into early Saturday.  Saturday afternoon through Sunday will be dry.  A round of colder air arrives early next week, with highs only in the 30s.  There will be the chance for flurries or snow showers on Monday and Tuesday too.  Stay tuned for updates.


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Patchy Freezing Drizzle and a Chilly Weather Pattern

Posted By · December 2, 2014 at 4:53 pm
The light wintry mix that caused all of the problems during the Tuesday morning commute is gone.  The low clouds and patchy drizzle remain.  With temperatures at or below freezing overnight, a few slick roads are still possible through early Wednesday.

Clouds will give way to some sun Wednesday afternoon, but it will still be chilly with highs near 40 degrees.


This chill will linger through the start of the weekend.  Highs on Thursday will be in the range of 35-40 degrees.  Thursday will be dry, with a mix of clouds and sun.  A wintry mix arrives early Friday.  That wintry mix will change to rain Friday and the chance for rain continues into early Saturday.  Highs on Friday and Saturday will be in lower 40s.  We end the weekend dry and not as cold, with highs 45-50 degrees.


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The National Weather Service has the SE part of Indiana under a freezing rain advisory from 4am to 10am Tuesday.  This includes Connersville and Brookville.  Temperatures overnight will fall into the range of 25-30 degrees and there will be a wave of light precipitation developing over southern Indiana during the early part of Tuesday.  With temperatures below freezing, freezing rain will be possible.  Any road that looks wet might be icy through about 10am Tuesday.  This is forecast to be light and temperatures go above freezing by mid-morning Tuesday.  The rest of the day will be mostly cloudy and cold, with highs in the range of 35-40 degrees.


High temperatures will be in the 40s on Wednesday and near 40 on Thursday.  We are tracking a chance for rain later Thursday and Friday.  Milder air is forecast to return for the weekend, with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s.


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Holiday Weekend Forecast

Posted By · November 28, 2014 at 4:12 pm

The long holiday weekend continues and the SkyTrak13 Weather Team is tracking a warm-up.  Friday night will be dry, with mostly cloudy skies and low temperatures in the lower 30s.

Despite clouds in the Saturday forecast, high temperatures are forecast near 50 degrees.


There is a chance for a few showers Saturday night.  Scattered showers are in the Sunday forecast, with high temperatures in the range of 55-60 degrees.  It will be a mild end to the holiday weekend.  Here is the timeline for rain Saturday night into Sunday night.

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Colder air is back Sunday night into Monday.  As that cold air arrives, there will be the chance for the rain to mix with a few flakes of snow late Sunday night and early Monday morning.  High temperatures will only be in the 30s on Monday and Tuesday.  40s are back for mid-week, with another chance for rain on Thursday.


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Thanksgiving Day Forecast and a Holiday Weekend Warm Up

Posted By · November 26, 2014 at 4:12 pm
It has been a quiet day before Thanksgiving across central Indiana, with a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures in the 30s.  It is a different story along the East Coast, as a strong storm system is bringing rain, snow and travel delays.  That system won’t leave the NE until early Thursday morning.  Here is the timeline of the East Coast storm with FutureTrak13.
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This timeline also shows a weather system moving our way for Wednesday night.  All of the latest analysis still weakens and pushes this system into the southern half of Indiana.  There will be the chance for a few snow showers Wednesday night, but any accumulations will be minor and less than an inch and mainly across the southern half of the state.  Here is the local view through 11pm Wednesday.
Temperatures overnight will be in the 20s and highs on Thanksgiving Day will only reach the lower and middle 30s.
Friday will be dry, with highs near 40 degrees.

We are tracking a holiday weekend warm-up that will bring temperatures into the range of 55-60 degrees on Saturday and Sunday.  Most of Saturday will be dry, with the better chance for light rain arriving on Sunday.

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.



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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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