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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Wet Pavement This Morning

The pavement is a little damp outside due to sprinkles,rain and mist this morning. We won’t get a lot of rain today but there will be chances for rain all day long.

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More fog and mist build Monday night into Tuesday morning.  This will slow down the development of potentially storms Tuesday afternoon and evening.  While we don’t envision widespread storms… anything that develops later Tuesday may reach severe levels due to a strong wind field overlapping building instability. There is a chance for storms, mainly between 7 and 11 pm tomorrow night. We are under a low risk of severe weather, according to the Storm Prediction Center.

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Right now, our above average temperature trend continues until the weekend. We also have a daily chance for rain except for St. Patrick’s Day.

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Wet This Weekend?

Welcome to another weekend with above average high temperatures. There will be some wet changes for us, especially tomorrow.If you’re making plans for the day, espect more clouds than sunshine today with a high in the low 60s. It would be warmer were it not for an easterly breeze.  There will be a few showers possible, but it won’t rain all day. Overall, not bad for folks headed to downtown Indianapolis for the Big Ten Tournament.

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Sunday will be the wettest day this weekend.  Even with the rain and storms, it will be mild, with afternoon temperatures between 65 and 70 degrees.

The unsettled but warmer than average pattern will last into Monday, with more rain and storms in the forecast. Tuesday will be dry and the warmest of the week and in the low 70s.  Look for more rain and storms arrive Tuesday night and cooler air will follow.  Highs will fall back into the 50s by Thursday and Friday.

ON THIS DAY IN INDIANA WEATHER HISTORY

1948: Indianapolis…a low temperature -5 marks the latest date in the spring for a temperature below zero.

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The Weekend Outlook

No question about it, as you step out the door you realize that winter is not quite over yet. Our morning temperatures are 15 to 20 degrees colder than yesterday at this time. Still, we are looking for a real nice recovery later today.  Look for a nice afternoon today, with highs in the middle 60s.  The weekend will start warmer, with highs in the lower 70s.

We’re looking for rain this weekend but only scattered showers tomorrow.  There will be a few dry hours on Saturday.  If you have outdoor plans, remember to take us along with you.  Download the SkyTrak13 Weather App so you can check the radar before your Saturday plans.  Right now Sunday will the wetter of the 2 days this weekend.  Rain chances will linger into Monday too. 

Despite rain chances, it will be warm with highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s through Monday. We could see highs in the middle to upper 70s by Wednesday of next week.

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Wet All Day

We are looking at April showers and April temperatures all day long today. Early this morning some folks were facing poor visibility with fog around. Wet conditions will be with us for the drive home as well. Temperatures will be cooler, but still well above normal, in the 50s and lower 60s.  Rain ends from north to south Thursday evening as much colder, drier air filters in from the north.

You’ll notice that it will feel pretty chilly Friday morning when lows drop into the 30s and lower 40s. still by the afternoon, it looks fantastic with a brighter sky and a high in the mid 60s. This will be the best day for our visitors coming to Indianapolis for the Big 10 basketball tournament.

Scattered rain/thunder chances return Saturday but it looks like Sunday will be the wettest day this weekend.  Though this week is warmer than normal… the warmest may be yet to come.  Strong signals indicate near-record warmth the first half of next week.  

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Feels Like April

It is going to be a day that feels a lot like April. Clouds roll in but so do showers and this marks the beginning of a much warmer than average stretch that takes at least 7 days. Tonight is WTHR night at the Pacers game and even though we are giving away umbrellas, you may not need them.

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Despite cloudiness and showers at time, highs still climb into the mid-60s.  This marks the beginning of a long stretch of unseasonably warm days with temperatures nearly 20 degrees above normal.

Our highs will be in the 65 to 70 degree range each day this week and possibly near record levels Wednesday. It could be wet and some of the rain could be heavy between Wednesday and Friday.

The computer models we look at closely indicate that this type of pattern stays with us into the weekend.

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