9pm Update

Heavy rain is falling from near Indianapolis south and east.  Right now that is the biggest weather threat.  There are a few lightning strikes showing up and we are still watching that line in eastern Illinois.  The rain and storms are moving NE.

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The high resolution computer model shows that line moving into NW Indiana later tonight and the heavy rain continuing through at least midnight.

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The rain will be gone for the Wednesday morning commute.

8pm Update

The threat for severe weather is diminishing across central Indiana.  At 8pm, we are still tracking that slow moving line of storms in Illinois and an area of storms near Bedford.  All of the rain and storms are moving NE.  Heavy rain and gusty winds are still possible through about 11pm.

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7pm Update

The SkyTrak13 Weather Team continues to track rain and a few storms across central Indiana.  So far, the storms have stayed below severe limits.  However, we continue to track a surge of warmer air, along with enough instability for a strong/severe storm.  At 7pm, temperatures have climbed into the upper 50s and lower 60s

The 2 areas we are watching now.  The first is across eastern Illinois where there is a line of storms developing along a cold front.  The other area is in western Kentucky.  There is still the chance the storms strengthen enough for some damaging winds.  Stay tuned for updates.  The risk for storms will end across central Indiana late tonight.

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Temperatures will fall into the 30s by Wednesday afternoon.  There will be rain and snow showers possible too.

Warm Weekend

It will be chilly but dry for your Friday night plans.  Once the sun goes down, temperatures will fall into the lower 30s.

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It is going to be warm this weekend, with highs in the 50s on Saturday and Sunday.

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Most of the weekend will be dry.  There is a chance for a few showers Sunday afternoon through Sunday night.  Here is the latest timing with FutureTrak13.

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Rain and Snow Showers Tonight but 50s This Weekend

The sunshine from earlier today has been replaced with clouds.  We are tracking rain and snow showers for this evening.  The best chance for a few rain and snow showers will be 6pm-11pm.  A few flurries may linger into early Friday north and east of Indianapolis.

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Expect a mix of clouds and sun on Friday, with highs in the range of 35-40 degrees.

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50s are in the weekend forecast.  A good part of the weekend will be dry too.  A few scattered showers are possible Sunday afternoon.  We may end up with a wave of steadier rain Sunday night into early Monday.  The stormiest day will be Tuesday, with rain and storms.  We go from 53 on Tuesday afternoon to 19 degrees by Thursday morning.  There will be snow showers possible on Wednesday.

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A Couple of Chances Flurries and Snow Showers

There will be a few flurries and snow showers possible overnight.  Any accumulations will be minor (maybe a quick coating).  Where we do get a few bursts of snow, there might be a few slick roads.  There is another fast moving weather system that will bring another chance for snow showers Thursday afternoon and evening.  The average high for the end of January is 36 degrees.  We will be close to that on Thursday, with highs 35-40 degrees.  We are also tracking a chance for flurries and a few snow showers.  We are not forecasting much of this to stick.  Under a steadier burst of snow, a quick coating will be possible.

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The bigger story continues to be 50s in the weekend forecast.  The warm-up arrives on Saturday and will last through early next week.

There is a chance for a few showers later Sunday into Monday.  We are timing the steadiest rain for Tuesday.

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2 Chances for Flurries and Snow Showers

There is a fast moving weather system in eastern Iowa now.  The latest analysis of a high resolution model shows this thin line of flurries and snow showers moving into central Indiana later this evening around 10pm.  This model also shows a thin line of light snow possible across the southern half of the state early Thursday morning.  This will show up as green on the map, but it is snow.  Any accumulations will be minor, but a quick coating is possible.

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There will be another round of flurries and snow showers later Thursday afternoon and evening.  Again any accumulations will be minor and should only amount to a quick coating.

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From Cold and Flurries to 50s This Week

It is colder across central Indiana and it will be a cold night.  Forecast low temperatures are in the lower and middle 20s.  With more clouds than sun on Wednesday, there won’t be much of a warm-up.  Highs on Wednesday will be in the upper 20s and lower 30s.

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Highs on Thursday will be in the range of 35-40 degrees.  A few flurries or snow showers will be possible.  We are not forecasting any of that to stick.

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We are forecasting 50 degree warmth for the weekend.  It will be rain and not snow arriving for the end of the weekend and early next week.

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Easier Drive Home and an Update on the Next Storm

The snow has ended and some melting is already happening.  This will mean an easier drive home.  It was messy this morning.  There could be a few slick roads overnight and early Thursday, due to refreezing.  We are forecasting lows in the teens.  Highs will be in the 20s on Thursday.

LOWS PLANNER

We are still tracking a powerful winter storm for Friday and the weekend.  The track continues to shift south and this means the steadiest snow will fall along and south of the Ohio River.  We have our local forecast dry for now.  We will watch the track closely because if it starts to shift back north, there would be snow for our southern communities.  Stay tuned for updates.  If you have travel plans, you will want to stay updated too.  This storm will affect major cities along the East Coast, with the threat for blizzard conditions.  Here is the timeline with FutureTrak13.

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Our forecast is dry, but blustery on the north side of this storm.  Highs will be in the 20s on Friday and Saturday, but go above freezing on Sunday.

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