Warmer Afternoon and Your Evening Forecast

Temperatures are warming with mostly sunny skies on this Wednesday afternoon.  We are already at 60 degrees in Seymour and 57 in Bloomington.  Highs will be in the upper 50s and lower 60s this afternoon.  It will be clear and not as cold this evening.  Temperatures stay in the 50s through sunset.  Overnight lows will be in the range of 35-40 degrees.  Thursday will be sunny and even warmer, with highs 65-70 degrees.

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60 Wednesday and 70 on Friday

Our temperatures are finally moving in the right direction.  The average high for the middle of April is in the lower 60s and we will be close on Wednesday and go above average on Thursday.

Tuesday night will be clear and chilly, with lows again near freezing.  Mostly sunny skies and 60 degrees are in the forecast for Wednesday.

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There is a weak weather system forecast to bring a few rain and snow showers to Wisconsin and Michigan on Wednesday.  We may have a few passing clouds to interrupt our sunny skies.

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More sunshine is on the way for Thursday, with highs in the lower and middle 60s.  The home opener for our Indianapolis Indians is Thursday at 7:05 at Victory Field.  There is a 60 degree guarantee for the first pitch.  Right now it looks like we get that guarantee, with a first pitch temperature forecast of 61 degrees.  It is going to be close.  Of course fans might want it cooler.  If it is cooler than 60 degrees, fans get a free ticket for another game in April.  We will keep you updated.

There is another great event this weekend in downtown Indianapolis.  Race for the Cure is at Military Park in White River State Park Saturday morning.  The weather is going to be great and you still have time to register.  You can actually register Saturday morning at the event from 7-8:30.  The opening ceremony and the pink parade of survivors starts at 7:30.  There is a kids race at 8:30 and a 5k at 9am.  It will be a morning full of fun for a great cause.

Speaking of great, I think we can use that word for the weekend forecast too.  It will be sunny and 72 on Saturday and sunny and 74 on Sunday.

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Sunny and Cool Afternoon Update

It is sunny, but it is still cool across central Indiana.  2pm temperatures were in the lower 40s in Richmond, nearing 50 degrees in Indianapolis and in the lower 50s in Bloomington.  Highs this afternoon are still on track to reach the lower and middle 50s.

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It will be clear and cool tonight.  You might need the jacket for outdoor plans.  Once the sun goes down, temperatures will fall to near 40 degrees by 11pm.  Overnight lows will fall to near freezing again Wednesday morning.  After Wednesday morning, we won’t be saying that word for awhile.  Warmer air is on the way…60 on Wednesday and 70 by FridayEVENING

A Cool Tuesday

Another freeze warning is in effect for most of central Indiana through early Tuesday.  Overnight temperatures will fall into the lower 30s.  Most of the area will be below freezing Tuesday morning.  Grab the coat as you head out the door.

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Tuesday will be sunny, but cool all day.  We will be in the 40s by noon and highs are forecast in the lower and middle 50s.

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These numbers are about 10 degrees cooler than average.  Milder air arrives on Wednesday will highs 55-60 degrees.  We will only warm from here.  Highs near 70 degrees by Friday.

Drying Out and Warming Up

Rain will end this evening.  With rain totals 1-2 inches across much of central Indiana and southern Indiana, there is some standing water.  Watch for some slow travel Monday evening.

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Skies will clear and temperatures will fall fast.  With forecast lows in the lower 30s Tuesday morning, we are under another freeze warning.  From that cold start, temperatures rebound into the middle 40s by noon.  Forecast highs are in the lower 50s, with sunshine on Tuesday.

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More sunshine is on the way for Wednesday, with highs in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees.  We are forecasting the lower 60s on Thursday.  60 is an important number for the Indianapolis Indians home opener Thursday evening.  If the 7pm temperature is lower than 60 degrees, everyone gets a free ticket for another April game.  It is going to be close.

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Warmer air for the end of the week and the weekend.  We will be near 70 degrees on Friday and in the lower 70s Saturday and Sunday.  Our weather pattern is about to make a big change.

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We Dry Out After 5pm

It has been a soggy Monday across central Indiana.  The steady rain will continue to fall through about 5pm.  Watch for a slow afternoon/evening commute around Indianapolis, due to the wet roads.  We have had enough rain, that there is some standing water and ponding on area roads.  Here is the timeline for an end to the rain, with FutureTrak13.RPMRPM1RPM2RPM3

Tricky Sunday Forecast

The Sunday forecast is a complicated one, but at least it will be warmer.  Here are the numbers from Saturday…low:  27 and high:  41.

It will be a cold Saturday night, as temperatures fall fast into the upper 20s and lower 30s by midnight.  Central Indiana is under another freeze warning.

Clouds will increase after midnight and so will the temperatures, as a warm front arrives.  Along that warm front, there will be a light wintry mix possible from about 4am to 10am Sunday.

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There will be a few dry hours on Sunday, with highs in the middle and upper 50s.  Rain chances return later in the day.

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The heaviest rain and a few storms are in the forecast for later Sunday night into Monday.  Here is the timeline with FutureTrak13.

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It will be a soggy and stormy Monday, with highs in the 50s.  We dry out and cool back into the upper 40s and lower 50s for Tuesday.  After Tuesday, we track a major weather pattern change.  It will be sunny and warmer of the end of the week and we get close to 70 degrees by Friday.

Freeze Warning, Flurries and Wind Chills in the Teens

This is how we are going to start the weekend…freeze warning, flurries and wind chills in the teens Saturday morning.

Steadier bursts of snow might be enough to cover the ground in a few places.  Saturday morning temperatures will be in the range of 24-28 degrees.  This isn’t quite record cold, as the record is 18 in 1997.  Wind chills will be in the teens Saturday morning.

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Temperatures don’t recover much on Saturday, with highs only forecast near 40 degrees.  For most of central Indiana, high temperatures on Saturday will be colder than the average low of 41 degrees.

A warm front arrives early Sunday.  There is a chance for a few hours of a wintry mix Sunday morning.  There will be some dry hours from about 10am to 5pm Sunday, with highs in the 50s.  It will be a milder end to the weekend.  Rain and storms arrive Sunday night and will linger into Monday.

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There will be another dip in temperatures on Tuesday, but then we focus on a warm-up.  Our weather pattern makes a big change next week, as 60s return.

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Friday Night Forecast

There will be wind driven rain, sleet and snow through about 9pm Friday.  As temperatures fall, this wintry mess will change to snow showers.  There will be a few bursts of steadier snow overnight and early Saturday.  Where we get those bursts of snow, a quick coating of snow will be possible.  The best chance for this looks to be north and east of Indianapolis.  RPM2RPM3RPMRPM1

Central Indiana is also under a freeze warning through Saturday morning, as forecast lows are in the middle 20s.  It won’t be record cold.  The record for Saturday morning is 18 in 1997 and we are forecasting 26.  With the winds NNW near 20mph, wind chills will be in the teens early Saturday.

Below Freezing and More Rain Sleet and Snow

It will be partly cloudy and cold overnight, with lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s.  It is cold enough for most of central Indiana to be under a freeze warning.  We are forecasting the next 3 nights to be below freezing.

Your Friday forecast includes more rain, sleet and snow.

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These mixed showers will develop by late morning and last through Friday night.  A few steadier bursts of snow are possible too.  The best chance for these bursts of snow will be north and east of Indianapolis and may produce a quick coating of snow.

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The weekend starts cold, with Saturday morning temperatures in the lower and middle 20s.  Highs will only reach the upper 30s and lower 40s.  The weekend will end milder.  Expect highs 55-60 degrees on Sunday.

We are tracking another round of rain and storms for Sunday night and Monday.  Highs on Monday will be in the upper 50s and lower 60s.  Temperatures drop back into the upper 40s and lower 50s for a cooler Tuesday.  There are signs of a weather pattern change by the middle part of next week.  It looks like a warmer change.

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