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Staying Warm Through Friday Then Weekend Changes

Posted By · October 21, 2015 at 4:36 pm

We are counting 70 degree days this week.  Wednesday was day 2 and we are forecasting 3 more, before rain chances and cooler air arrive this weekend.

Skies will be partly cloudy overnight, with lows in the lower 50s.  Expect a mix of sun and clouds on Thursday.  Similar to Wednesday, a stray shower is possible but don’t expect much rain.  The bigger story continues to be the temperatures running 10-15 degrees above average for late October.  Highs will be in the range of 75 to 80 degrees on Thursday and Friday.

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Our warm weather pattern starts to change late Friday night, as a weather system moves our way.  Rain chances arrive late Friday night and scattered showers are in the Saturday forecast.  Cooler air arrives on Sunday, with highs only in the lower 60s.

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Highs stay in the 60s and closer to where we should be for this time of year through the middle part of next week.  There is another chance for rain later Tuesday and Wednesday too.


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More 70s in October and Slight Rain Chances

Posted By · October 20, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Unseasonably warm air is in the forecast through Friday.  This means highs in the 70s.

It will be partly cloudy overnight.  A weak weather system will move across northern Indiana and there is a slight chance for a stray shower early Wednesday.

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We are forecasting mainly sunny skies Wednesday afternoon, with highs in the lower and middle 70s.

Another wave in the atmosphere arrives Wednesday night and early Thursday.  A stray shower is again possible.  There will be a mix of clouds and sun on Thursday afternoon, with highs in the 70s.


We will still be in the lower 70s on Friday and near 70 on Saturday, before our weather pattern changes.  There is a chance for a few showers on Saturday and Sunday will be cooler, with highs only in the 60s.

Most of next week looks chilly too, with highs near 60 on Monday and a chance for showers and 50s on Tuesday.


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Lots of 70s in the 7 Day Forecast

Posted By · October 19, 2015 at 4:42 pm

Sunny, warmer and breezy describes the start of the work week.  The warmer weather pattern is forecast to last through Friday.

Skies will be clear Monday, as low temperatures fall into the 40s.  This means it won’t be as chilly Tuesday morning.  Tuesday will also be sunny, warmer and breezy.  Winds are forecast SSW near 15mph and highs are forecast in the lower 70s.  The average high is near 64 degrees and we will be about 10 degrees warmer than average on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Wednesday will be the warmest, with highs in the middle 70s.

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A few clouds enter the picture Wednesday and Thursday.  There is a slight chance for a stray shower, but really our next best chance for rain doesn’t get here until Saturday.  We will keep you updated on the slight rain chances mid-week and the rain and cooler air for the weekend.

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Freeze Warning and Your Weekend Forecast

Posted By · October 16, 2015 at 4:31 pm
A Freeze Warning is now in effect for central Indiana for Saturday morning and the freeze watch remains for Sunday.  We are forecasting morning temperatures in the upper 20s and lower 30s both mornings.  If there are plants you want to save, you will need to cover them or bring them inside.
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Lots of sunshine is expected this weekend, but it will be chilly.  Saturday will be the cooler day, with highs in the lower and middle 50s.  Sunday highs are forecast in the range of 55-60 degrees.

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It is Colts and Patriots at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday night.  If you are going to the game, be prepared for temperatures in the 50s for tailgating and in the 40s for the drive home.  If you aren’t going to the game, remember the only place to see the game is on Channel 13.  We have special coverage before the game too 6-7.


Another warming trend begins on Monday, with highs in the 60s.  We have highs in the 70s for Tuesday through Thursday of next week.  We are also forecasting our next chance for rain later Thursday.


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From 70 to Freezing

Posted By · October 15, 2015 at 4:36 pm
Don’t let the mild weather today fool you.  Much colder air is on the way for Friday and the coldest air of the season is still in the weekend forecast.

It will be cold enough that Freeze Watches are already issued for Saturday and Sunday mornings.

A weather system will bring a few clouds Thursday evening and a slight chance for a shower across the northern half of the state.  The bigger story continues to be the cold air on the backside of this system.  That colder air arrives on Friday.

Friday will start with temperatures in the lower 40s.  It will be a mainly sunny day, but breezy (winds WNW 10-20) and cooler, with highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s.

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It will be a chilly Friday night for Operation Football.  Take the heavier coat and keep it handy all weekend.


Morning temperatures will be in the upper 20s and lower 30s Saturday and Sunday mornings, so freeze watches have already been issued.  These will be upgraded to warnings this weekend.  If you have plants you want to save, they will need to be covered or brought inside this weekend.

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There is lots of sun in the weekend forecast, but it won’t help temperatures.  Highs will only be in the 50s on Saturday and Sunday.  A gradual warming trend brings highs back close to 70 by Tuesday.


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Cool Tonight and Frosty This Weekend

Posted By · October 14, 2015 at 3:57 pm
It will be a clear and chilly Wednesday night across central Indiana.  Forecast lows are near 40 degrees.  There will be some sun on Thursday, with increasing clouds in the afternoon.  Highs will be near 70 degrees.  This will be the last mild day until next week.  Cooler air is back for Friday, with highs only in the upper 50s and lower 60s.

There is a slight chance for a shower later Thursday through early Friday.  The weather system we are tracking doesn’t have a lot of moisture to work with but it does have lots of cold air behind it.  Lows will be in the 30s and highs in the 50s this weekend.


Frost is possible Saturday morning with a frost/freeze expected Sunday morning.  The weekend will be dry, with mainly sunny skies.

Milder air returns next week, with 60s on Monday and 70s on Tuesday and Wednesday.  We have another chance for rain later Wednesday.  We will keep you updated on the timing and of course the chill that is in the forecast.


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Feeling More Like October

Posted By · October 13, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Now this is more like early October.  The average high for this date is 66 and the average low is 45.  We will be close to the numbers today and Wednesday.

It has been a breezy day, with a few clouds.  Those winds diminish after sunset and the skies will clear.  This is the set-up for a chilly start to Wednesday.  Morning temperatures will be in the lower and middle 40s, with highs near 65 degrees on Wednesday afternoon.  There is lots of sun in Wednesday forecast.


Thursday will be mostly sunny and a bit warmer, with highs near 70 degrees.


We are tracking another cold front for Thursday night and early Friday.  This front will bring a few showers to the area Thursday night and early Friday.


We will feel the impact of that front on Friday afternoon, with highs only on the lower 60s.

The coldest air of the season arrives this weekend, with lows in the 30 and highs in the 50s.  It will be cold enough for patchy frost on Saturday morning and a more widespread frost on Sunday morning.


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Evening Rain Chances and Cooler Air on the Way

Posted By · October 12, 2015 at 3:56 pm
A cold front will move into central Indiana this afternoon.  Along the front, there will be a few spotty showers or a stray storm.  There is not a lot of moisture with this front and the bigger story will be the cooler air to follow.
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That cooler air invades tonight.  High temperatures will only be in the 60s Tuesday after lows of 45 to near 50 degrees.  Wednesday and Thursday will be seasonably cool, with highs 65-70 degrees.

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Clouds increase Thursday afternoon in advance of the next cold front that delivers a fall chill for the weekend.

Showers are possible Thursday night into Friday morning but any precipitation should depart before Operation Football games kick off Friday evening.  It’s looking more and more likely we’ll see our coldest temperatures since late April this weekend.

Lows Saturday morning drop into the 30s but wind and some cloud cover may protect us from nothing more than patchy frost.  But under a clear sky, light wind and high pressure frost will be likely Sunday morning with lows in the 32 to 36 degree range.  We’ll fine tune frost prospects in the days ahead so please check back.


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