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Cold Air Moving In For Halloween

Posted By · October 30, 2014 at 2:56 am

Wow! It is chilly out there this morning and it appears that the weather pattern stays cooler than average well into next week, including Halloween tomorrow.

Highs on today will be in the 50s, with clouds rolling in during the afternoon.  Those clouds are associated with our next weather system.  There will be the chance for a few showers later tonight.  Look for a wet day tomorrow in the Halloween forecast.  By Friday night, it will be cold enough for the light rain to mix with some light snow.  The kids really need to dress for the chill, because temperatures will fall into the 30s for the end of Trick-Or-Treating, but it will feel like the 20s due to the wind.

A hard freeze is expected Saturday and Sunday, with lows in the middle and upper 20s.  Highs on Saturday will only be in the 40s and it will only be near 50 degrees on Sunday.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1993 : Two to six inches of snow fall across the southern half of Indiana.


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Autumn Blast Of Chilly Air

Posted By · October 29, 2014 at 3:04 am

Wow, what a change!  Monday our high bolted all the way up to 80 degrees, but today we’ll struggle to hit 55 later this afternoon. The jet stream dips to the south the rest of the week making this a real cool period the next few days.

We’re watching closely the forecast for Halloween.  It will be a cold day with highs in the mid-40s, a cool wind and rain that could mix with or change to snow showers by late in the evening when temperatures drop into the 30s.  It will be cold for trick-or-treating Friday evening.

The coldest temperatures since mid-April arrive this weekend with lows in the 20s both Saturday and Sunday mornings… though wind and lingering cloud cover may keep lows closer to 30 Saturday morning.  Depending on the departure time of this upcoming upper level storm, wind may be a factor for the Indy Monumental Marathon.  We’ll fine tune wind speeds in the days ahead.

On this day in Central Indiana weather history….

In 1996 winds gusted to 70 mph in Russiaville.


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Wet Start And A Changing Pattern

Posted By · October 28, 2014 at 3:03 am

We’re watching a line of rain moving into Indiana and now falling around the state for the morning commute this morning. The rain ends by early evening and temperatures will be falling during the day today. It comes courtesy of a cold front that will really change our weather picture from a late summer landscape to late fall in just a couple of days. In fact, temperatures will be mainly below average beginning Wednesday.

The colder change will be the weather story for the rest of the week.  Highs will be in the 50s on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Halloween forecast is a cold one.  Highs will only be near 50 degrees on Friday afternoon.  Temperatures for the trick-or-treaters will fall into the 30s by Friday evening.

It will be a colder weekend, with lows in the upper 20s and highs only in the 40s on Saturday and the lower 50s on Sunday.


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Great Start, Cold Finish This Week

Posted By · October 27, 2014 at 3:24 am

We had a great weekend and now, an even better start to our work week. Look for this day to be the best day of the week. It  won’t take long due to a gusty southwest wind.  Look for the mid 70s at lunch time and our  highs will range from 78 to 80 degrees… 15 to almost 20 degrees warmer than normal. Look for rain late tonight but more than likely during the morning rush hour.  We’ll keep showers around during the early afternoon than that should be the end of it. Look for a big drop in temps by mid week with highs only in the mid 50s. Halloween highs will be in the lower 50s with more clouds than sun and chance for a few showers. On this day in Central Indiana weather history…. Indianapolis in 1940 got all the way up to 83 degrees, the record for the date. DaypartextendedHALLOWEEN FORECAST

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Big Weekend, Big Changes

Posted By · October 17, 2014 at 3:23 am

Hang on to your hat! A windy day, but a wonderful day, weather wise in Indiana. The average high is the mid 60s and today, we will warm up into the upper 60s around the state. Tonight, for Operation Football, bring along a blanket or jacket, it will feel pretty brisk out there.

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Look for a new surge of cool air arrives tonight into Saturday morning. This air mass riding over Lake Michigan will drive down low cloudiness during the day Saturday, and possibly some lake effect sprinkles/rain showers. That would include the I.U. and Taylor University homecoming celebrations as well as the Covered Bridge Festival in Parke County.

Clouds clear Saturday night and the wind goes calm as high pressure settles over the Ohio Valley. That means temps drop to the lower to mid 30s Sunday morning and patchy frost at the very least. If this trend continues you can expect Frost Advisories to be issued for Sunday morning.

Colts tailgating looks chilly early in the morning but we’ll enjoy lots of sun Sunday. Kickoff temperatures will be in the mid-50s. Let’s hope for a win against the Bengals!



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Slow Changes

Posted By · October 16, 2014 at 3:16 am

We are all pretty much tired of the rain and drizzle but by this afternoon it will be gone. Look for rain and drizzle this morning for the ride to work or school. The clouds will slowly break later today as an area of low pressure moves to the east and gives us a break. Look for a high of 62 degrees later today.


Are you lookin for some sunshine and better weather?  Friday remains our “pick of the week” with sunshine and a beautiful high of 70 degrees.  It will also be one of those hang on to your hat days with a wind from the west-southwest at 15-20 mph.

A wind shift to the north-northwest Saturday delivers a quick surge of cooler conditions behind the passage of cold front Friday night.  This air mass knocks weekend highs into the 50s and could lead to a frost Sunday morning as lows drop into the middle 30s.

Showers Monday are the best chance of rain next week.  We should see several dry, fall-ish days as high pressure spreads across the Ohio Valley.


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Damp But…Changes Ahead

Posted By · October 15, 2014 at 3:21 am

It is a little drizzly and about 5 to 10 degrees cooler this morning in Indiana. We’re in the fifties this morning and will stay there most of the day due to the overcast skies and light rain. I won’t rule out a thunderstorm but most of the precipitation today will be areas of light rain. Hang in there, it will get better, quickly. Still, if you’re headed to the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival, wear something warm and rain proof!


Thursday will be cloudy but most of the rain will be gone.  Friday still appears to be the pick of the week with highs jumping into the upper 60s with a breezy south-southwest wind and sunshine. This is good news for pollen sufferers as the pollen count stays low.


It’s a one day warm up with a return to cooler air for the weekend.  Highs this weekend drop back into the 50s and lows fall into the 30s Sunday morning.  The pattern next week remains cooler than normal and the coldest air of the season is possible the second half of the week.


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Steppin’ Out Into Showers

Posted By · October 14, 2014 at 2:37 am

Look for a wet next couple of days here in Central Indiana. Pavement will be wet for the morning rush hour and possible for the drive home. Even though the flood watch is for southern Indiana this morning, don’t be shocked if low lying areas get a little high water today. In the meantime, expect our showers the next 48 hours to continue to knock our changing leaves off the trees. The good news is that the Storm Prediction Center has taken us out of the risk area for severe weather.

Unsettled conditions remain in place Wednesday and Thursday as the upper level storm spins around the Ohio Valley.  Widely scattered, to at times numerous, showers and thunderstorms occur Wednesday into Thursday morning.

Stay weather aware and remember to download the WTHR Weather App, watch WTHR TV and of course, you can always check out the latest at wthr.com


2003…All time record for rain for the date set at 1.71″


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