Arctic Air At The Bus Stop

Arctic air and snow showers around today. By early morning, wind chills had dropped to below zero and the day ahead will stay real cold and well below average. Our high will not break out of the teens today in Indiana.

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Morning snow showers will exit and there will be some sun on this afternoon. Low temperatures fall into the single digits tonight into Thursday morning.  Expect a mix of sun and clouds on Thursday, with highs in the 20s. Look for temperatures in the teens for the Pacers game tonight against Charlotte.

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We are tracking another round of light snow for Friday.  Early computer guidance looks like an inch of snow will be common.  More arctic arrives for the weekend.  This will mean lows in the single digits and highs in the teens on Saturday.  There is another chance for snow to end the weekend Sunday night into Monday.  Our weather pattern remains active and cold for the next 7 days.

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Warmer Weekend, Then…

So long to the chill, at least for a few days. Afternoons are going to be fantastic as we head into the weekend.

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Sunshine will be with us all day today, with highs in the range of 40-45 degrees.  Highs will reach the middle and upper 40s on Saturday and near 50 degrees on Sunday.  This warm-up will end abruptly, as the weekend ends.

Arctic air arrives early next week, along with several chances for snow.  Highs fall back into the 20s, with lows in the teens Tuesday and Wednesday.  Snow chances arrive Monday and last through Wednesday.

We think there will be a couple of waves of steadier snow, with accumulations possible.  Stay tuned for updates.

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Storms Out, Slow Cooling Coming

The storms have moved out and the cooler air will slowly move into Indiana today. Dense fog has already been a problem in Northern Indiana with a Dense Fog Advisory until 8 am. It will be dry most of the day but we will have slowly falling temperatures during the late morning and into the afternoon. 40s and morning sunshine today gives way to increasing clouds, mixed showers and temperatures falling into the 30s to finish. There is dense fog in Northern Indiana this morning.

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If you have plans to wash the car, remember that we will stay mainly dry until Monday of next week.

After a couple of chilly days mid-week we return to the 40s and near 50 this weekend.  However all signs point toward much below normal next week with snow chances.

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Storm Coming To Indiana

You could call it the calm before the storm on this Groundhog Day in Indiana. The SkyTrak13 Weather Team is tracking a storm system that will impact a large part of the country bringing blizzard conditions and the threat for severe weather to parts of our state.

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It is dry and mild out there right now..  It will be a windy day, with a few showers possible.  The main area of storms will move across central Indiana from afternoon into early evening.  Damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are possible.  Highs will be near 60 degrees. The record high is 59 set back in 1911.severerisk

We get on the colder side of this weather system on Wednesday.  Expect a colder day in the 30s, with a few rain and snow showers.

Thursday through Sunday is dry as we start yet another gradual warming trend.  Highs will be in the 30s on Thursday and in the 40s on Friday and Saturday.  Temperatures climb to near 50 degrees on Sunday.

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Cold Today, Great Weekend

Temperatures yesterday dropped during the afternoon and it is still cold this morning. Temperatures are in the 20s but we’ll warm up to the freezing mark later today. It’s an eventful day ,because this will be the coldest day for the next week and the last of the below average days for some time. We are forecasting more clouds than sunshine over the next couple of days.  Highs will be in the range of 35-40 on Thursday. Not a bad night, by the way, to go to see Butler take on DePaul tonight.

We are tracking a weak and fast moving weather system for Thursday.  There will be a few flurries or snow showers possible, but we aren’t forecasting the snow to stick.

The bigger story in the forecast is the warm-up.  Highs will be in the lower 50s on Saturday and Sunday.  As the next weather system arrives later Sunday into early next week, it will be rain and not snow with the mild weather pattern.

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Storm Misses Indianapolis

extendedWe’re watching this huge winter storm stay south of us today, but the cold streak continues. Look for highs to only top out in the upper 20s this weekend with mainly dry conditions. We do suggest that you avoid travel into Kentucky the next couple of days. ice and snow will be an issue from the Ohio River south.

Central Indiana dodges the heavy snow bullet from this storm, but cities as far north as Bloomington, Columbus, and Greensburg could see light snow.  We believe a quick 1-2″ remains possible along and south of Bedford-Seymour-Greensburg line and a dusting to an inch is possible from Bloomington to Columbus.

Travel is definitely not advised tomorrow and Saturday south of the Ohio River.  It gets even worse heading toward the Mid-Atlantic where Blizzard Warnings are in effect for the D.C. area and a Blizzard Watch in place for Philly and New York City.

The weekend here looks cloudy for the most part but we should reach Friday by morning.

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The Day Ahead, Storm Situation

It is cold and it is dry but again today, a high temperature well below average at 28 this afternoon.

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Today will stay dry and right now we have Thursday through Sunday dry.  The next big winter storm is tracking farther south.  This means the threat for heavy snow will stay along and just south of the Ohio River.   This storm will have a major impact across the south and the East Coast.  There will be severe weather threats, ice and heavy snow.  If you have travel plans this weekend, you will want to stay informed about this storm. Some of our computer guidance this morning suggests that areas south of Washington DC could pick up more than 2 feet of snow.

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Snowy Start To Wednesday

What a morning. Snow started in the Metro just before 2 am and we are looking at 1 to 3 inches of snow before it moves out around 8 am. Slick roads and school delays will be common this morning and since roads are messy, it would be a good idea to leave early for work. After the snow moves out, temperatures remain cooler than average all day with a high of just 23 degrees. A winter weather advisory is in effect for areas from Indianapolis south into Kentucky.

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You might be hearing about a big East Coast snow storm for the weekend.  We are tracking this one too.  Before it gets to the East Coast, it will bring more snow chances to parts ofIndiana.  We are timing those snow chances for Friday.  The latest computer models show the worst of this storm tracking south of us but that could change so we will be watching closely.

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Bitter Cold Today

A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect until noon for most of Central Indiana. Wind chills will be running 10 to 20 below zero. The morning is already bitter cold and we have hundreds of school delays as a big Arctic area of high pressure has pulled into Indiana. Avoid spending much time outdoors today, as frost bite will be possible to exposed skin in a matter of minutes. Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, so many schools are already off.

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Although it will be dry and sunny Monday, temperatures won’t rebound much at all. Afternoon highs will struggle to climb into the upper single digits and low teens. The winds will die down some by the afternoon but wind chills will still remain below zero.

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Tuesday will remain frigid too with another cold start in the low single digits and highs in the upper teens.

The next snow maker arrives on Wednesday morning. Some of the early estimates indicate 1 to 3 inches of snow will be possible in some parts of the state.

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Another round of snow is possible late Thursday night into Friday morning.

Right now, next weekend looks dry and seasonable.

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Best Day Of The Week

Our temperatures are running about 20 degrees warmer than yesterday at this time and we will see a significant snow melt today as temperatures soar up to 40. This will be the best day out of the next week.

Our weather pattern stays active as we watch rain coming in, especially in the afternoon for Friday and the weekend.  Another round of arctic air will follow.

Colder air returns Friday night into the start of the weekend.  Snow showers are possible, mainly Sunday.  We will monitor closely for possible accumulations and keep you updated on the numbers.

In addition to snow showers, temperatures will fall all weekend.  Temperatures will tumble into the teens later Saturday and into the single digits by Sunday afternoon.  We will be tracking the arctic air and a couple of chances for snow early next week too.

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