Rain Ends and a Look Ahead to the Weekend

Oh it has been a soggy day across central Indiana, with rain totals near 1″.  The rain ends this evening and colder air arrives overnight.  Temperatures will fall into the 30s.

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Friday will be dry and cooler.  The day will start with clouds, but end with lots of sunshine.  Highs will be in the upper 40s and lower 50s.

planner highsYour Easter weekend will start with some sunshine on Saturday, with highs in the 60s.  The high temperatures bounce back into the 60s for both Saturday and Sunday.  Right now there is a slight chance for a shower on Easter Sunday.  Some of the latest analysis has the better chance for rain later in the day Sunday into Monday.  Stay tuned for updates.

WEEKEND

Grab the Umbrella Thursday

Rain and storms are in the Thursday forecast.  The latest timing still has the leading edge of the rain arriving around sunrise Thursday.  There will be pockets of heavy rain and a few storms possible through Thursday afternoon.  Temperatures will be in the 60s.  We are a 1 on the 1-5 scale for severe weather.  This means a strong storm or 2 will be possible.  Gusty winds will be the primary threat.

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Here is the latest timing of the rain with FutureTrak13.

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Colder air arrives behind the line of rain and storms.  A few flakes of snow are possible late Thursday night and early Friday.  Friday will be cooler, with highs only in the range of 45-50 degrees.  60s are back for the weekend.

Warm and Windy Wednesday, Rainy Thursday

It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with lows near 50 degrees.  Expect more clouds than sunshine on Wednesday, with highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s.  It will be windy again, with winds SW 20-30 mph.  It will be dry on Wednesday, with rain chances arriving early Thursday morning.

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We are timing the best chance for rain and a few storms from about 1am to 1pm Thursday.  The rain and storms may impact the Thursday morning commute.

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Cooler air is back for the end of the week, with highs only in the upper 40s on Friday.

We warm back into the 60s for the weekend.  Sunshine is in the Saturday forecast, but there is a chance for a few showers on Easter Sunday.  We will keep you updated on the timing, as we get closer to the weekend.

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Windy and Warmer Afternoon

Afternoon temperatures are in the 60s, but as expected it is windy.  Winds will be SW 20 mph, with gusts near 40 mph.

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This warmer and windy weather is not good news for people who suffer from allergies.  The pollen county remains in that high category through Wednesday.  As rain chances and cooler air return later this week, we will see those counts drop back to moderate levels.

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Right now we are timing the best chance for rain and a few storms for early Thursday.  The latest timing is from about 1am to 11am Thursday.

Weekend Forecast

The weekend forecast includes cooler air, rain chances and maybe a few flakes of snow.  Yes, it is going to be a chilly weekend.

Right now Saturday looks like the wetter and cooler day.  We are tracking a developing weather system that will bring rain and a few flakes of snow to central Indiana on Saturday.  The day will start in the 30s and highs will only reach the lower and middle 40s.  Here is the timeline for rain and some flurries with FutureTrak13.

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Our latest analysis has this weather system moving far enough east for some dry hours on Sunday.  It will still be chilly and in the range of 45-50 degrees on Sunday.

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Milder air arrives for next week.  We will be in the 50s on Monday and 60s on Tuesday and Wednesday.  There will the chance for a few showers late Wednesday, but the main part of the next weather system will bring the best chance for rain and storms late Thursday into early Friday.

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Chilly Describes the Weekend

Our Friday forecast includes morning sunshine and afternoon clouds.  There is a chance for a few pop-up showers Friday afternoon and evening.  The day will start in the 30s and highs are forecast in the 50s.

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The weekend will be cooler, with highs in the range of 45-50 degrees.  This will actually be a few degrees cooler than the average high for the middle of March.  Low temperatures will be near freezing.

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This isn’t that unusual.  Our average last freeze isn’t until April 16.

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In addition to the cooler air this weekend, there will be a few rain/snow showers possible.  It won’t be a weekend washout, but it will be cool.

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Some Sun For St. Patrick’s Day and Cooler Air On The Way

It has been a windy Wednesday, as winds gusted near 50mph.  It will still be breezy Wednesday evening, with temperatures in the 50s.  It will be a cooler start on Thursday, as temperatures fall into the lower and middle 40s.

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There will be a few evening clouds, but skies will clear overnight.  This will mean a sunny St. Patrick’s Day.  It will be breezy again, with winds west near 25mph.  There is a big parade in downtown Indianapolis on Thursday morning.  The parade starts at 11:30 and there will lots of outdoor activities in the afternoon.  The weather will be great, but it will be a bit cool in the shade, so maybe take a jacket.

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Highs will be in the range of 55-60 degrees on Thursday.

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Cooler air arrives for the Friday and the weekend.  Expect more clouds than sunshine and highs 45-50 degrees.  A couple of showers mixing with a few flakes of snow can’t be ruled out this weekend, but it will be light.  There will lots of dry hours too, just cool.  60s are back next week.

 

Windy Wednesday

The SkyTrak13 Weather Team continues to track a few storms across the northern half of the state.  The chance for a few storms will last through about 2am.  This is the same complex of storms that triggered tornadoes across eastern Iowa and parts of Illinois Tuesday night.

There is sunshine in the Wednesday forecast.  It won’t be as warm and it will be windy.  Highs on Tuesday were in the 70s.  That is as warm as it gets this week.  Highs will be in the upper 50s and lower 60s on Wednesday.  It will be windy too, with winds WSW 20-30mph.  Winds may gust near 45 mph and there is a wind advisory in effect from 8am to 8pm.

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Cooler is a word we will use over the next several days.  Highs will be in the range of 55-60 degrees on Thursday for St. Patrick’s Day.  Friday will be cloudy and cooler and only near 50 degrees.  The weekend will be even cooler and in the range of 45-50 degrees.  A few rain/snow showers are possible too.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for NW Indiana

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 4am for NW Indiana.  Here is the outline of the cities/counties included.  The area is NW of Lafayette and includes Monticello, Fowler and Rensselaer.

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Here it the latest timeline for some storms.  The main line stays north of Indianapolis.  Strong winds and hail will be the biggest threats through early Wednesday morning.

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