The first Midwest winter storm of the season is bringing snow to Chicago west to Iowa. This area of the region is under a winter storm warning for 6+ inches of snow. This system will also impact central Indiana. The latest timing with FutureTrak13 shows rain and snow arriving around sunrise. We are not expecting as much snow as Chicago for a few of reasons: air temperatures are above freezing, precipitation will start as rain and ground temperatures are relatively warm. There will be enough cold air with this weather system for an inch or 2 of snow north of Indianapolis. Most of this will stick to rooftops and grassy areas. A coating of snow to near an inch is possible on the grass and rooftops along the I-70 corridor.
The roads remain mainly wet until late afternoon or early evening. As the sun sets and temperatures drop, there will be some slick roads Saturday night and Sunday morning. The story on Sunday is the cold, with lows near 20 and highs only near 30. Wind chills will be in the range of 5-15 degrees.
The other bit weather story is the blast of cold air for the end of the weekend. We are forecasting lows in the upper teens to near 20 degrees Sunday morning. This is when a few roads could be slick. Sunday will be cold and breezy, with highs only in the lower 30s.
A gradual warming trend arrives next week for the holiday. We are forecasting 40s on Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday and Thanksgiving Day. Those days will be dry, but a storm system will bring rain for Friday and the end of the holiday weekend.
Rain is in the forecast for the next couple of days. Some of that rain will be heavy at times, with rainfall potential near 2″ across most of central Indiana.
There will be heavy rain and a few rumbles of thunder possible on Tuesday. We will start the day in the upper 40s and forecast highs are in the lower 60s. We are forecasting a few dry hours late in the day Tuesday.
Another wave of heavy rain arrives late Tuesday night and will linger into Wednesday. Highs on Wednesday will also be in the lower 60s.
Thursday and Friday will be dry, but breezy and cooler. We will be in the lower 50s on Thursday, but only in the 40s for highs on Friday.
The chill will last into the weekend. We are tracking an interesting weather system for Saturday. There will be a few showers and it might be cold enough for a few flakes of snow. We will keep you updated.
After that cold start, it will be sunny with highs in the 50s. We will end the weekend with sunshine and highs in the 60s on Sunday. Enjoy this quiet and dry weather pattern this weekend because our weather pattern turns rainy next week.
Clouds will increase on Monday, with a chance for a few showers late in the day. We are timing a couple of rounds of potentially heavy rain. One on Tuesday and another on Wednesday. Rainfall potential is a couple of inches. We are still several days away from this storm system. We will continue to update you on timing and how much rain to expect next week.
Low temperatures will be near freezing Sunday morning, but with lots of sun in the Sunday forecast highs reach the middle 50s. These numbers are close to the average for early November. The Colts are at Lucas Oil Stadium to take on Denver Sunday at 4:25. It will be a sunny and 55 degree kick-off. Temperatures will fall into the upper 30s and lower 40s by the end of the game Sunday night.
Milder air returns early next week, with highs in the upper 50s on Monday and in the 60s Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
We are tracking our next chance for rain and storms for late Wednesday through early Thursday.
The SkyTrak13 Weather Team continues to track a cold front moving toward central Indiana. This front will bring big changes to our weather pattern. After 4 days in a row in the 70s, cooler air is on the way.
There will be pockets of rain ahead of the front and we expect a line of heavier rain and strong winds, as the front arrives early Friday morning. The timing will be from 2am to 8am and the front will move from west to east across central Indiana.
The rain will end by mid-morning Friday. The rest of the day will be partly cloudy, breezy and cooler. Temperatures will be in the upper 50s and lower 60s with winds WNW 10-20mph.
The weekend will be dry and cool, with lows in the 30s and highs in the 50s.
70s in November. We will end up with four 70 degree days in a row this week. It started on Monday.
Monday night will be mostly clear, with lows in the 40s. Patchy dense fog is possible early Tuesday morning. Any fog that does develop will lift quickly. Tuesday will be sunny and warm, with highs in the middle 70s.
We are forecasting near record warmth Tuesday through Thursday. Right now we have 75 for Tuesday, 76 for Wednesday and 75 for Thursday. Here are the records for those three days.
Tuesday: 77 in 2003
Wednesday: 78 in 2003
Thursday: 76 in 1978
Our weather pattern changes Thursday night, as a weather system arrives. This system will bring rain and a few storms to central Indiana Thursday night through early Friday. Cooler air returns too. Highs will be in the 50s by the weekend.
We are still tracking rain for Halloween. Here is the latest timing with FutureTrak13. Scattered showers are in the forecast all day, with temperatures only in the lower and middle 50s.
Your trick-or-treaters will want to keep a jacket and umbrella handy Saturday evening too.
The rain ends later Satuday night and Sunday will start with patchy fog. Once the fog lifts, there will be some sun and highs in the lower 60s.
High temperatures warm into the upper 60s on Monday and we are still tracking near record heat for Tuesday through Thursday. Highs will be in the 70s for several days next week.
Rain chances return late Thursday and Friday.