The SkyTrak 13 Weather Team is tracking an unseasonably cold stretch of weather. Looking long range, this cold pattern is forecast for the next 2 weeks.
There will be some light snow Monday night and early Tuesday. A dusting to an inch is possible and a few roads might be slick through the Tuesday morning commute.
We will start Tuesday will temperatures in the range of 15-20 degrees. Highs will be near 30. The average high is now near 45 degrees. We will be colder than that for the rest of the week and the weekend.
Tuesday afternoon through early Friday are forecast to be dry. The coldest morning will be Wednesday, with lows near 0. Lows are forecast in the single digits on Thursday and Friday. Highs will be in the teens on Wednesday and in the 20s through the weekend.
We are tracking a potentially bigger storm system for Sunday and Monday. We will keep you updated.
Our Friday night will be dry and chilly. It won’t be as windy, with lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s.
The weekend forecast starts easy. There will be a mix of clouds and sun, with highs in the 40s on Saturday.
The forecast gets tricky late Saturday and Sunday. There is a chance for a light wintry mix later Saturday night that will change to snow on Sunday. After analyzing the latest data, there is still some uncertainty of the track and snow amounts. There will be enough moisture for a 1-3 inch snowfall across central Indiana. We will know more, as the system gets closer. There will be updates this weekend on timing and snow amounts, so stay tuned.
There is another chance for snow later Monday and Tuesday. More cold air is also in the forecast for next week. Lows drop back into the single digits by Thursday and Friday. Highs most of next week will be stuck in the 20s and 15-20 degrees colder than average.
The SkyTrak 13 Weather Team tracked a line of severe storms across central Indiana on Thursday evening. Most of the storm reports associated with this line were due to damaging winds. Wind gusts near 60 mph were reported in Indianapolis and Brownsburg and 70 mph near Bloomington. Wind damage was reported near Tipton, Elwood, Frankfort and Franklin. The storms move out and more cold air moves our way.
Temperatures will fall into the upper 20s and lower 30s early Friday morning. A few flurries are possible early Friday too. Friday will also be a windy day, with winds W 25-35 mph and higher gusts. A wind advisory is in effect until 7pm Friday.
Highs will be near 40 degrees on Friday afternoon and in the 40s on Saturday. The weekend will start dry, but end with snow chances. Some accumulating snow can’t be ruled out on Sunday and again early next week. These will be weak and fast moving systems. We will keep you updated on the timing and how much snow will fall. Be prepared for the colder air to last through next week.
Just after 11pm Wednesday, the leading edge of a developing storm system was already triggering rain and storms across Iowa and Missouri. This is the first part of the system that will bring rain and storms to central Indiana on Thursday.
We are forecasting rain and a few rumbles of thunder before sunrise Thursday. We will start the day with rain and 40s. Forecast highs are in the range of 55-60 degrees. There will be some dry breaks during the day, but more rain and storms are in the forecast for Thursday evening. This will be the second and stronger part of this storm system and there is a slight risk for severe weather. There is the threat for heavy rain (1-2 inches), flooding and damaging winds.
The rain and threat for storms moves out late Thursday night. Friday and Saturday will be dry, with highs in the 40s. More cold air and snow chances arrive for the Sunday and next week.
The melting continues across central Indiana and kicks into high gear on Thursday, with highs in the 50s and rain in the forecast. Lowland flooding and river flooding will be issues, due to the snow melt and the potential for heavy rain with a few thunderstorms on Thursday. River flooding will be an issue through next week.
It will be dry this evening, but we are tracking a developing storm system that will bring 2 waves of rain and storms to central Indiana. The first will arrive after midnight, but before sunrise on Thursday. The second will be a line of rain and wind during the evening hours of Thursday. This wave will be the stronger of the 2 and contain that threat for damaging winds. There is a slight risk for severe weather.
This system will move out of the area by Thursday night. Friday and most of Saturday will be dry, with highs in the 40s. We are tracking 2 chances for light snow. The first will be late Saturday and Sunday. The second will be later Monday into Tuesday. More cold air is in the forecast for next week.
The melting has started, with highs in the 40s on Tuesday. Most of the main roads are dry, but where this is lingering slush, there will be some slick spots early Wednesday. With the melting, we are also concerned with fog development overnight and early Wednesday. Temperatures go below freezing, some of the fog might be freezing fog too.
Highs on Wednesday will be in the 40s, with a mix of clouds and sun. We reach the 50s on Thursday, with rain and storms. The entire state of Indiana is under a slight risk for severe weather on Thursday. Some of the storms may reach severe limits, with the biggest threat damaging winds. There is also the threat for flooding, with melting snow and the heavy rain potential on Thursday. ‘
Stay with the SkyTrak 13 Weather Team for the latest on the the severe threat for Thursday. Cooler air is back for the Friday and the weekend with highs in the lower 40s on Friday and in the 30s this weekend. A few flurries can’t be ruled out on Saturday.
The rain, sleet, freezing and snow are moving out of central Indiana. This slushy mess will re-freeze overnight and there will be some slick roads early Tuesday morning. Temperatures will be in the 20s to start the day, but get above freezing by late morning. Highs will be in the 40s for most of the area on Tuesday afternoon.
The melting will begin and last for much of the week. The melting will increase the low-level moisture and fog will become an issue Tuesday night and Wednesday. The issue on Thursday will be rain and the threat for storms. Some of the storms may produce heavy rain and damaging winds. With the heavy rain potential and the snow melt, flooding will also be a concern this week. We will keep you updated on this quickly changing weather pattern. Another change is forecast for the weekend, as highs drop back into the 30s. A few snow showers are also possible on Saturday.
It was a record breaking snow for Indianapolis, with just over 5 inches of snow. This record snow brings us closer to breaking other records. We are 2nd on the list for snowiest seasons (December – February) and 4th on the list for snowiest years. We need about an inch to break the season record and about 8 to break the year record. Both records were set in 1981-1982. Here are the numbers:
51″ 1981-1982 58.2″ 1981-1982
50.2″ 2013-2014 57.9″ 1977-1978
49.7″ 1977-1978 51.7″ 1995-1996
46.9″ 2002-2003 50.3″ 2013-2014
It will be cold overnight, with lows 5-10 degrees. Saturday will start dry, with some sun. Saturday ends with more light snow. Right now an additional 1-3 is in the forecast for Saturday night and early Sunday. The best timing for snow is 7pm Saturday – 7am Sunday.
This snow will start to melt next week, as we forecast highs in the 40s and 50s.