Hang In There, It Will Get Better!

Hang in there! We are off to a very wet start this morning but after things clear out this evening, we’ll have a much better week ahead.  Still, be prepared because there will be widespread rain amounts of 1″ to 2″ and rain likely doesn’t end until tonight. There won’t be much temperature movement today as temperatures stay in the mid 50s during the day.  Colder air returns tomorrow night with lows near freezing Tuesday morning.

Tomorrow begins a streak of sunny days and we’re still on target to reach 70 degrees by the weekend.  We’re expecting highs to be near 60 degrees Thursday for the Indianapolis Indians home opener (though the 1st pitch temp may be below our 60 degree guarantee which means you’ll get a free ticket if you’re in attendance).  The weekend looks spectacular with highs in the low 70s both Saturday and Sunday.

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Wet And Windy

Hang on to your hat. A cold front is moving into Indiana and it will arrive with winds in excess of 35 mph and periods of rain.  After starting near 40 degrees this morning expect daytime highs near 60 despite the rain that will be wide spread around the time children are coming home from school. Not expecting severe weather but the winds will be gusty at times.

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The passage of the next cold front tomorrow afternoon delivers another string of unseasonably cold days. In fact, temperatures will only top out in the 30s by Saturday.

Another hard freeze looks likely Saturday morning with lows in the 20s. Sunday morning will be another hard freeze and with clouds increasing ensures daytime highs Sunday afternoon struggle to hit 50 degrees.  Another rain-maker arrives Monday with highs in the 60s.

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Cold Start, Cold Pattern

**Freeze Warning Until 9 am**

It is cold this morning and temperatures continue to drop. A Freeze Warning continues until 9am and you should protect any plants or flowers you have outside if you want to really make sure they survive. Is this unusual? No. The average last freeze in Indianapolis is April 16th and the latest occurred on May 27, 1961.

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Look for lots of sun today with highs near 50 degrees. Temperatures should be fine as we head into the evening for the NCAA Women’s National Championship. Look for a wet and windy day Wednesday.  We’ll then have a series of cold fronts and upper disturbances move through the state between then and the end of the weekend.

High temperatures Friday and Saturday may end up closer to the average low for this time of year… which equates to lower 40s and upper 30s!

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Slight Risk Severe Weather

We’ve had rain and thunderstorms all night and this morning we’ll have wet pavement during the course of the day. Look for some areas of rain this morning but as a cold front moves closer to Indiana we’ll see temperatures jump and the thunderstorm chances increase. We’re looking for a slight risk of severe weather today. We are timing that risk for strong/severe storms in the afternoon.  Most of the storms move out by tonight.  The biggest threat with the late day storms will be large hail, but damaging winds and tornadoes can’t be ruled out. It does look like things dry up heading into a weekend when Major League Baseball and the NCAA Women’s Championship come to downtown Indianapolis.

Cooler air arrives on Friday and will last through the weekend, with highs only in the 50s. Next week temperatures remain cool and by Tuesday morning lows will drop into the 20s. The average high temperature is 58 and the average low is 38 degrees. It’s going to be generally cooler than average next week.

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Big Changes Coming

We’re at the start of a pretty nice day with no rain until late in the afternoon. Morning sunshine will give way to afternoon clouds, with highs 65-70 degrees.
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We’re watching a system that will bring rain and storms to central Indiana later Wednesday into Thursday.  Right now we are forecasting the heaviest rain late Wednesday night through about noon on Thursday.  Widespread rain totals are expected in the range of .50″ to 1″, with locally higher amounts possible. There is a slight risk for severe weather tomorrow. Why? If we get some sun after the morning rain Thursday, the atmosphere will destabilize enough for the possibility of strong storms.  Highs will be near 70  Thursday.

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Once the cold front part of this weather system is east of central Indiana, the cooler air will be back.  Highs for Friday and the weekend drop back into the 50s, so it will be a little cooler than average for the Reds and Pirates game at Victory Field and for the start of the NCAA Women’s Final Four Sunday.

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Cool Morning Gives Way To Nice Day

 

It is crisp and cold outside this morning, but hang in there, because we’ll actually see highs a little above average later today.

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Look for a high of 60 and if you’re headed to the Pacers game tonight, temperatures will remain mild this evening.

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Warmer air arrives Wednesday and Thursday, with highs in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees. Wednesday will be dry, but prepare for showers and thunderstorms Wednesday night into Thursday.

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Cooler air is back for Friday and the start of the weekend. Highs will only be near 50 degrees on Friday and Saturday. A couple of showers are in the Friday forecast too. Sunshine is back for Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures warm back into the middle 50s on Sunday and the 60s by Monday.

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So Long 70s!

It was a bumpy night to cap off a beautiful Easter Sunday, a day when we had 35 mph winds and a high in the mid 70’s. Now, a pattern change is with us that will leave us a little bit below average and much cooler overall today.

Today will start out cloudy with a low in the low 40s.  Skies will slowly clear by late afternoon with highs in the low 50s, near normal for this time of year.

The dry pattern will continue Tuesday and most of Wednesday with warmer air arriving too.

More showers and thunderstorms will be possible Wednesday night and it will be likely on Thursday.

The NCAA Women’s Final Four comes to town this coming weekend and we hope our visitors don’t forget to bring warm coats. Chilly air moves in next weekend with unseasonable cold temperatures. Chilly air moves in next weekend with cooler temperatures.

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Warm And Windy

The weather is great today, but Indiana will conduct two statewide tornado drills later today. It will be a good time to put together a safety plan for your family.

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During much of the day winds will be sustained out of the southwest at 20 mph.  Winds could gust though all the way up to 35-45 mph.  Look for a sunny and gorgeous day, with highs in the lower and middle 60s. You might be sneezing a bit today as the pollen count rises this afternoon.

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Wednesday will be a windy one too, with more clouds but highs in the 60s.

We’re watching the development of a storm system that will move in Wednesday night and early Thursday.  We are timing the best chance for rain from about 10pm Wednesday through 10am Thursday.  Most rain amounts look to be in the half inch range. Highs will be in the 50s on Thursday, but only in the range of 45-50 degrees on Good Friday.

Saturday looks dry but if you are making plans for Easter, look for a high around 60 degrees with the better chance for rain later in the day.

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Spring Chill Stays

Yesterday was the first day of Spring but it really doesn’t feel like it this morning. It is cold outside this morning with some towns reporting temperatures in the twenties.

Today will be sunny and quiet with temperatures rebounding into the low 50s, still running several degrees below average.

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Tuesday will be breezy and warmer with highs in the mid 60s and we will keep it dry until the evening. A large storm system will start to move in on Wednesday.  There is a chance of showers late Wednesday night with cloudy skies and highs in the mid 60s.

Showers and a few thunderstorms will be likely by Thursday afternoon along the cold front.  No severe weather is expected at this time.  Temperatures will fall all afternoon, eventually falling into the upper 20s and low 30s Friday morning.

Right now, the Easter Holiday weekend looks pleasant with seasonal temperatures in the mid to upper 50s.

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Beautiful Today, Storms Late Tonight

We have some areas of fog this morning, but wow, what a day we have out there today. It is going to be beautiful with highs in the low 70s today and lots of sunshine. There is however, a low risk of severe weather late tonight northwest of Indianapolis. Right now we are timing that line of storms from about 11pm tonight to 3am Wednesday.  Look for some heavy downpours high winds and lightning.

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We have Wednesday through Friday dry, but cooler.  We will still be in the lower 60s on Wednesday, but fall into the lower 50s for highs by Friday.  The weekend will be cooler too, with highs in the range of 45-50 degrees.  Rain chances increase on Saturday and the rain may mix with some snow on Sunday.

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