Keeping an eye on Skytrak Doppler 13 radar this morning. Showers will be moving in from the west later today. If you are driving to Chicago, expect about an inch of snow today. Take an umbrella as showers are possible by midday and more likely during the afternoon. Highs hit the low 40s this afternoon before the rain arrives and then temperatures fall tonight behind a cold front.
On the back side of the front, expect a chance for a little wintry mix coming off of Lake Michigan on Tuesday.
A slow moving upper level low will spin over the northeast for several days and influence our weather into Friday. This feature keeps clouds around and seasonably cold air around until next weekend. An early look at Saturday and Sunday look pretty good with highs above average.
We had areas of drizzle and freezing drizzle this morning, so expect some slick roads in the area for the early morning rush hour. Still, today we will be well above the freezing mark with an afternoon high of 40. The average high is 43 degrees.
This chill will linger through the start of the weekend. Highs on Thursday will be in the range of 35-40 degrees. Thursday will be dry, with a mix of clouds and sun. A wintry mix arrives early Friday. That wintry mix will change to rain Friday and the chance for rain continues into early Saturday. Highs on Friday and Saturday will be in lower 40s. We end the weekend dry and not as cold, with highs 45-50 degrees. It does appear that we cool back down into the upper 30s by Tuesday.
ON THIS DATE IN CENTRAL INDIANA WEATHER HISTORY
1873…The record for single day rainfall was set at 3.46″.
Do you still need the warm coat? Yes. Will you need it most of the week? Yes. We are going to be in a winter pattern the next few days but…a winter pattern without snow. The average high is 44 and we will be below that today but we’ll be right there Wednesday. The chill is back and it will last through end of the week. The average high is in the middle 40s and we will be close to that most of the week. As we mentioned, it will be mostly dry the next few days. A mix of clouds and sun is in the forecast for today through Thursday, with our next chance for rain Thursday night and Friday. High temperatures will be in the 40s on Wednesday, near 40 on Thursday and in the 40s on Friday. Looks like we’ll have another pretty decent weekend for this time of year. Both Saturday and Sunday, highs will be above average for this time of year.
We in Central Indiana have much to be thankful for and if you think about it, may be one of those things. Yes it is cold, but we haven’t had the slick, icy roads that have plagued the east coast. Overall, it will be a quiet next few days. Our highs on Thanksgiving Day will only reach the lower and middle 30s. If you are driving to see friends and family, most Indiana roads should be fine. We have had some light snow, but no accumulation so far. The big shopping day, Black Friday will be dry, with highs near 40 degrees.
We are tracking a holiday weekend warm-up that will bring temperatures into the range of 55-60 degrees on Saturday and Sunday. Most of Saturday will be dry, with the better chance for light rain arriving on Sunday.
THANKSGIVING HISTORY IN INDIANAPOLIS
Warmest: 69 in 1973
Coldest: 14 in 1930
Most Snow:2.4″ in 1902
Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.
Not a bad start today and of course, better than yesterday when rain and 50 mph winds blew into Indiana.
Look for a mixture of clouds and sun this morning with highs only in the mid 30s later toda.yl. There is another chance for light snow later Wednesday through Thanksgiving Day. We are not forecasting a lot of snow, but a dusting to an inch will be possible. We will keep you updated on that snowfall potential and the timing, just in case you have travel plans for Thanksgiving.
Our travel weather focus is the eastern part of the United States. A strong storm will cause rain today and tonight from Florida into the Carolinas and as the storm intensifies, it could cause delays for areas from Washington to New York on Wednesday. The system continues to travel up the East Coast on Thanksgiving Day, with snow across New England.
A milder weather pattern returns to central Indiana for the weekend, with highs back into the range of 55-60 degrees for Saturday and Sunday. We are tracking rain chances for the end of the long holiday weekend.
|On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……|
|1908 : At Indianapolis, the record high temperature for the date is set at 69 degrees.|
**** Wind Advisory 7am-7pm Monday ****
Indianapolis broke a record established in 1871 yesterday with 1.91″ of rain. We have had even more rain since midnight and it is wet outside right now.
Temperatures are very mild now but will slowly drop all day. Also a wind advisory means don’t be surprised if we have gusts in excess of 40 miles per hour, especially this afternoon as a cold front moves in and out of Indiana.
Some flurries and spotty showers are possible Tuesday within the cold air that moves over Indiana.. Heading into Wednesday there will be a chance of snow toward sunset if you’re traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday. Light snow remains possible in Central Indiana Thursday with perhaps a much bigger storm impacting the east coast Thursday and Friday. We’ll keep you updated on our weather and travel weather on the road to Thanksgiving.