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Weekend Forecast and It Is A Colder One

Posted By · March 21, 2014 at 4:28 pm

We had a taste of Spring across central Indiana on Friday, with temperatures in the 60s.

A cold front will take our warm air out of central Indiana.  That cold front arrives late Friday night.  That front may trigger a few showers from about 10pm Friday through 4am Saturday.  the best chance for light rain will be north of Indianapolis.   Here is a view of FutureTrak 13 at 1am Saturday.


Colder air is on the way for the weekend.  Expect a mix of clouds and sun on Saturday and Sunday.  Highs will be in the 40s on Saturday and only in the 30s on Sunday.  This chill will last through Wednesday of next week.

saturday HIGHS

We are also tracking the chance for light snow on Tuesday.


We warm back up by the end of next week.  Have a great weekend.

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Spring Begins On Thursday and it is Tornado Drill Day

Posted By · March 19, 2014 at 10:20 pm

It will be a cold and breezy night, with lows near 30 degrees by early Thursday.  Expect a mix of clouds and sun on Thursday, with highs in the 50s.


Spring begins at 12:57pm on Thursday.  It will feel like Spring for 2 days.  We have highs in the 50s on Thursday and in the 60s on Friday.


This week is also severe weather and flood preparedness week.  As part of this week, there will be a statewide tornado drill on Thursday.  The drill will happen once in the morning and once in the evening.  It is a great opportunity to practice your plan for severe weather at home, work and school.  The SkyTrak 13 Weather Team is here to keep you and your family safe, during severe weather.  If you are away from home during a severe weather event, you can still stay informed on the go at wthr.com or on the SkyTrak13 Weather App for your smartphone.


After 60s on Friday, we are tracking cooler air for the weekend.  There will be a cold front moving through central Indiana later Friday night.  A few showers are possible along this front, but the bigger story will be the drop in temperature.  Highs will be in the 40s on Saturday and only in the 30s on Sunday.  This unusual chill will last through early next week.

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Wednesday Rain Chances and 60 Degree Warmth Later This Week

Posted By · March 18, 2014 at 10:33 pm


As you make your plans for Wednesday, grab the umbrella.  There will be scattered showers and a few thundershowers possible from about 5am to 3pm on Wednesday.  Temperatures will be in the upper 40s and lower 50s.  Rainfall potential is .10″ to .25″ across central Indiana.


The rain chances move out later in the day.  Spring arrives on Thursday and it will fell like it.  Expect a mix of clouds and sun and highs in the lower 50s on Thursday.  It will be even warmer on Friday, with highs in the 60s.  There is a chance for a few showers or storms, but it will not rain all day.  The wekend will be dry, but cooler as highs fall back into the 40s.  Even colder air is expected early next week.

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Temperature Changes and Midweek Rain Chances

Posted By · March 17, 2014 at 4:15 pm

It is a cool start to the week, but there will be a few mild days as we look ahead to the next 7 days.  Our recent up and down temperature pattern is forecast to continue over the next week or so.

Clouds will thin a bit overnight, with lows near 30 degrees.  Expect a mix of clouds and sun on Tuesday, with highs in the 50s.


There is a chance for light rain on Wednesday, with highs falling back into the middle and upper 40s.


Thursday and Friday are forecast to be dry, with highs in the lower 50s on Thursday and in the 60s on Friday.

There is another chance for light rain later Friday and early Saturday followed by temperatures near 50 on Saturday and only near 40 on Sunday.


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Weekend Forecast from Spring Back to Winter

Posted By · March 14, 2014 at 4:27 pm

It was a warm and windy Friday, with temperatures near 60 degrees, but winds gusting over 40mph.  Clouds are moving into central Indiana late Friday afternoon.  A stray shower is possible this evening, then skies will clear overnight with lows in the 30s.

The ups and downs of our recent weather pattern will continue this weekend and over the next 7 days.

Saturday will be the drier day and milder day this weekend, with highs in the 50s.


Cooler air returns on Sunday, with highs in the 30s.  We are tracking a developing storm system that is forecast to move just to our south on Sunday afternoon.  It will be close enough for the chance for a light wintry mix or snow later Sunday.  The analysis keeps changing on this system.  If it comes farther north, there will be wintry precipitation farther north across Indiana.  The latest information has it a bit more south.  We will watch it closely and keep you updated, but at least be prepared for that chance of a light wintry mix or light snow.


The cooler air will last into Monday, with highs in the 40s.  50s and 60s are back Tuesday and Wednesday next week.  Right now there is a chance for rain later Wednesday.

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Warmer and Windy Friday and Your Weekend Forecast

Posted By · March 13, 2014 at 3:02 pm

It was a cool Thursday across central Indiana, with highs only in the 30s.  There are milder changes on the way and they start Thursday night.  As winds increase 10-20mph from the SW, a milder air mass will arrive.  Temperatures will be nearly steady overnight and in the upper 20s and lower 30s.


Friday will be warmer day, with highs near 60 degrees.  It may not feel that warm, due to those winds SW 15-25mph.


Some of our latest analysis shows 2 weather systems passing just to our south between now and Sunday.  Most of the steady rain and snow will stay south, but the systems are close enough for us to track them closely.  We can’t rule out a stray shower Friday evening, but we are only expecting 1 or 2 to show up on radar.

The tougher system arrives on Sunday.  Sunday will be a colder day with highs in the 30s.  A light wintry mix will be possible across the southern half of the state.  We will keep you updated on any changes.  One thing you can expect…more temperature changes.  We will be in the 40s on Monday, near 60 on Tuesday, in the 60s Wednesday and chilly again Thursday of next week.


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Cold Tonight and More Temperature Ups and Downs

Posted By · March 12, 2014 at 4:32 pm

What a change.  It was near 70 degrees on Tuesday and we had snow on Wednesday.  There will be lingering flurries and light snow possible Wednesday evening.  Skies will start to clear overnight and temperatures will fall fast.  Forecast lows are in the range of 10-15 degrees.  There might be a few places north of Indianapolis, where there is more snow on the ground in the single digits early Thursday.


Sunshine will give way to a few clouds on Thursday.  Highs will be in the 30s for most of central Indiana.  These numbers are about 15-20 degrees colder than average.

Temperatures are forecast back in the 50s on Friday and Saturday, with a mix of clouds and sun.  Some of our latest analysis indicates a weak weather system moving across the area later Friday and early Saturday.  Right now we have the forecast dry.  There is another system to watch for the end of the weekend too, but right it looks like it may stay to our south.  We will keep you updated on any and all changes.  Sunday and Monday will be cooler days, with highs in the 30s.  More 50 degree warmth is on the way for the middle part of next week.





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Rain and Thunder to Snow

Posted By · March 11, 2014 at 10:37 pm

The rain has started to fall across the southern half of Indiana.  The rain will become more widespread after midnight.  A few thundershowers are possible too.  We are monitoring a developing storm system that will bring a big weather pattern change to central Indiana, including snow.  The winter side of this storm system brings the potential for 1-3 inches of snow along I-70, 3-6 for Lafayette to Kokomo and 4-7 for Peru to Marion and Hartford City.  Due to the snow, parts of central Indiana are under a winter weather advisory.  It is a winter storm warning for Peru, Marion and Hartford City.


It will be rain through about 4am.  The snow will start to fall across NW Indiana first and that change to snow will move south toward Indianapolis around 7am.


This is a still developing storm system and there will be some adjustments to timing and snowfall potential, as we get new information.  The snow totals will be lower if the rain lasts longer and higher if the change happens faster, so please stay tuned for updates.  Temperatures will fall through the 20s, but with winds NW 25-35mph it will fell like the single digits by Wednesday afternoon.  Remember we were near 70 degrees on Tuesday.


The coldest morning will be Thursday, with lows near 10 degrees.  Highs will be in the 30s on Thursday, but back into the 50s by Friday.  The ups and downs of an Indiana Spring are here.


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