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Rain to Snow for Halloween

Posted By · October 30, 2014 at 10:12 pm
There are a few showers on Live Doppler 13 Radar late Thursday evening.  This light rain is moving SE.  This is the beginning of a developing weather system that will have a big impact across central Indiana over the next couple of days.  The clouds and a few showers are first.  Temperatures overnight are in the 40s.  40s will be where we start Friday with clouds and a few showers.  Temperatures will be steady in the lower 40s throughout the day.  Light rain will continue to fall off and on Friday.  As colder air starts to push south, the light rain will mix with light snow.  This is forecast to happen as early as noon across NW Indiana and late afternoon or early evening for central Indiana.  Temperatures will fall into the 30s by early evening and with winds gusting over 30mph, wind chills will be in the 20s.  This is not good weather for Halloween and Trick-or-Treating.  Here is the latest timing with FutureTrak13.
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The rain and snow chances end Friday night, but the colder air will linger into the weekend.  Temperatures on Saturday morning will be in the 20s and cold enough for the first hard freeze of the season, so the National Weather Service has central Indiana under a freeze warning from 12am to 10am Saturday.
After some morning sunshine, clouds will build and highs are only forecast in the lower 40s.  This means if you are running, volunteering or supporting the Monumental Marathon in Indianapolis on Saturday morning, you need to be prepared for temperatures in the 20s and wind chills in the teens to start the race.
Sunday will be cold too, with lows in the 20s and highs in the 40s.  Rain chances return Tuesday and Wednesday next week, with highs back into the 50s.
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Timing Tuesday Rain Chances and a Big Chill

Posted By · October 27, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Warm and windy described Monday afternoon, with temperatures near 80 degrees and winds gusting over 30mph.  It will windy Monday night and it will stay mild, with temperatures only falling into the middle 60s overnight.

It will be dry, with increasing clouds.  We are timing a line of rain for Tuesday.  The line of rain arrives into western Indiana around 5am and will be into the central part of the state for the morning commute on Tuesday.  The line of rain will move into eastern Indiana around lunchtime.  The rain ends by early evening and temperatures will be falling into the 50s.  Here are the images from FutureTrak13 to show the timing of the rain chances on Tuesday.




The colder change will be the weather story for the rest of the week.  Highs will be in the 50s on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Halloween forecast is a cold one.  Highs will only be near 50 degrees on Friday afternoon.  Temperatures for the trick-or-treaters will fall into the 30s by Friday evening.

It will be a colder weekend, with lows in the upper 20s and highs only in the 40s on Saturday and the lower 50s on Sunday.


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Frost Advisory Overnight but Still 70 Degrees This Weekend

Posted By · October 22, 2014 at 4:21 pm

A frost advisory is in effect for 4am-9am Thursday.  Skies will be clearer longer overnight and temperatures will fall into the range of 34-38 degrees, so frost is expected to be more widespread.


Thursday will start chilly and sunny, but end with increasing clouds.  High temperatures will be in the range of 55-60 degrees.


The clouds are associated with a weak weather system that will move over central Indiana Thursday night and early Friday.  There will be clouds and the a couple of showers, mainly early Friday morning.  Friday afternoon will be dry, with some sun and highs in the lower 60s.



A warm-up is still in the forecast for the weekend.  The latest analysis has the warmest day on Saturday.  We are forecasting highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s on Saturday, with mostly sunny skies.  Sunday will be sunny too, with highs 65-70 degrees.

We are back into the upper 60s and lower 70s on Monday, before storm chances arrive on Tuesday.


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Chilly Night and a Late Week Warm Up

Posted By · October 21, 2014 at 4:25 pm

The lingering clouds late Tuesday will clear, as the weather system that brought clouds and a few showers to central Indiana finally moves east.  The core of a cool air mass is the weather concern overnight.  Forecast lows are in the middle and upper 30s.  It will be cold enough for some patchy frost early Wednesday.


Sunshine is in the Wednesday forecast, with highs in the middle and upper 50s.  These numbers are still 8-10 degrees cooler than average, but the SkyTrak13 Weather Team is tracking a warm-up for the rest of the week.  Highs will be near 60 on Thursday and in the lower 60s on Friday.

Sunshine on Thursday will give way to a few clouds Thursday afternoon through Friday morning.  These clouds will be associated with a weak weather system that will pass just to our north.

More sunshine and a milder weather pattern arrive for the weekend, with highs in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees.  Our next best chance for rain isn’t until Tuesday of next week.


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From Frost to Near 70 Degrees

Posted By · October 20, 2014 at 4:28 pm

The SkyTrak13 Weather Team has frost and 70 degrees in the 7 day forecast.  The frost will come first.

There will be enough clouds Monday night to keep low temperatures up a bit and in the lower and middle 40s.  There will be more clouds than sunshine on Tuesday, with highs only in the 50s.  A few showers are still possible on Tuesday.


As the skies clear Tuesday night and the core of the cool air mass is over central Indiana, frost will be possible Wednesday morning. Temperatures will be in the 30s both Wednesday and Thursday mornings.  More sunshine is in the forecast too, but it will stay cool through Thursday with highs in the range of 55-60 degrees.

A milder weather pattern arrives for Friday and the weekend, with highs in the 60s.  Temperatures will near 70 degrees by Sunday.


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Rain Chances Monday

Posted By · October 19, 2014 at 4:47 pm

After some morning sunshine, clouds have increased Sunday afternoon.  This mostly cloudy trend will continue Sunday night.  With cloudy skies in the forecast Sunday night, it won’t be as chilly overnight.  We are forecasting lows in the middle 40s.

The clouds are associated with a weak weather system that will bring the chance for a few showers to central Indiana on Monday.  Scattered showers are in the Monday forecast, with highs near 60 degrees.


This weather system will start to move east on Tuesday.  Clouds will linger on Tuesday and it will be a cool day, with highs in the upper 50s.

Patchy frost is possible on Wednesday and Thursday mornings, with low temperatures forecast in the middle and upper 30s.  Highs on Wednesday and Thursday will only be in the range of 55-60 degrees, but a milder change is on thye way for the rest of the week.

Highs will be in the 60s, with sunshine on Friday and Saturday and near 70 on Sunday.


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Saturday Showers and Frosty Sunday

Posted By · October 17, 2014 at 4:09 pm
Our one mild day was today.  High temperatures made it to near 70 degrees.  The weather pattern is already changing for the cooler.  It will be a mostly cloudy and breezy Friday night, with evening temperatures falling into the 50s by 9pm.  Winds will be WNW 10-20mph.
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It will be a cooler weekend, with clouds and a few showers possible late Friday night and Saturday.  Highs on Saturday will only be in the range of 50-55 degrees.


Skies will clear Saturday night and the core of a cooler air mass will be over central Indiana.  Frost is possible on Sunday morning.  Expect mostly sunny skies on Sunday, with highs 55-60 degrees.

Next week will kick-off with a few showers on Monday and the chance for a few lingering showers on Tuesday.  Another round of cool air is in the forecast for the middle part of next week.  This will mean morning temperatures in the 30s Wednesday through Friday.  Highs will be in the 50s for much of next week and about 10 degrees cooler than average.  The rain chances end on Tuesday and the rest of the week will be dry and cool.


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Ready For Some Sunshine

Posted By · October 15, 2014 at 4:13 pm
If you are ready for some sunshine, you won’t have to wait too much longer.  There will still be several bands of light rain and drizzle Wednesday evening.  This is the back edge of a storm system that we have been tracking since late Sunday night.  These bands are moving NE.  This rain will continue to fall this evening, but a drier weather pattern arrives for the end of the week and the weekend.
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Temperatures overnight are forecast in the upper 40s and lower 50s.  Thursday will start with clouds and drizzle, but end with some sun.  Sunshine is in the Friday forecast, with highs near 70 degrees.
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A weather system will move our way from the Great Lakes later Friday into early Saturday.  This will bring clouds and the slight chance for a stray shower on Saturday.  The bigger impact from this system will be a round of cooler air.  highs on Saturday and Sunday will only be in the 50s.  Some patchy frost will be possible on Sunday morning, with morning temperatures in the 30s.  The average high is near 65 degrees, but we will be cooler than that over the next 7 days expect for Friday.
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