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Out With Fog, In With Sunshine

Posted By · March 12, 2015 at 7:04 am


What a day! Fog has settled in over much of Indiana again and north and east of Indy, there is a Dense Fog Advisory until 9 am. Still….we are going to see a beautiful afternoon as temperatures move up more than 10 degrees above average with a high of 61 degrees. Yesterday, we saw the temperature climb to 64 degrees.

Rain starts to move in late tonight and tomorrow and looks to deliver an inch or two in spots through Saturday midday.

Despite the wet weather highs will still be in the mid-50s both days and we’ll enjoy a really nice Sunday with plenty of sunshine. Lows Sunday morning will be near freezing but a quick warm up into the middle 50s is expected. The warmest day of the current forecast is Monday. We expect highs well into the 60s and possibly our warmest day since early November.

High temperatures drop by about 20 degrees by Tuesday, with forecast highs in the 40s.


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Slow Weekend Warming

Posted By · March 6, 2015 at 5:14 am

It is REALLY cold out there this morning.Many towns are below freezing now and others in the single digits. The record in Indianapolis is -6 set in 1960.

Wear your warmest today because our wind chills are in the 0 to -10 range. The sun will help push our highs today back to near 30 degrees during the afternoon. Look for no snow and temperatures in the 20s as high school teams around Indiana play in the sectional finals in 64 sites around the state.

The major weather pattern change begins tomorrow with highs around 40 degrees Saturday and Sunday.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1961 : Kokomo…A tornado picked up a mobile home and hurled it into a 2 story home at 6:50 am. One person was killed.


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Posted By · March 5, 2015 at 3:28 am

The snow and slick conditions are causing some problems in southern Indiana today, but overall, the Indy Metro area totally missed the snow storm that has caused real problems in Kentucky. Look for partly sunny skies this morning but still a very cold day.

We are forecasting near record cold on Friday morning, with lows near 0. The record is -1 in 1978. There will be lots of sun on Friday, with highs around 28 degrees. The outlook, beginning this weekend, will be warmer and our highs will be near 40 degrees this weekend, with a mix of clouds and sun on Saturday and Sunday. Remember daylight saving time begins on Sunday, as we turn our clocks ahead one hour.

Milder is on the way for next week. It will feel like Spring, with highs in the 50s on Tuesday and Wednesday. In fact, we are calling for a high of 58 by the middle of the week.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1897 : At Indianapolis, the record precipitation amount for the date is set at 3.06 inches.


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Winter Storm South

Posted By · March 4, 2015 at 6:06 am

Rain has been falling this morning but as temperatures drop, we will see rain changing to snow especially south of Indy. Look for heavy snow, more than 5 inches falling mainly this afternoon, from Columbus on south to Kentucky. Snow amounts would be an inch or two in the Metro area of Indy, if even that, but the farther south you live. the more snow you will receive. Travel will become dangerous, if not impossible, along the Ohio River tonight into Thursday.

Watch for icy spots around the area as temperatures drop all day. We anticipate another slow commute Thursday morning with lows nearing the single digits.

A quieter weather pattern arrives for the weekend, with highs near 40. Even milder air is on the way for next week.
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Milder Now, Snow Later

Posted By · February 25, 2015 at 5:39 am

Not quite as cold this morning, but we will see this cold weather stick with us into next week. Our high today reaches the mid 20s.

Look for another chance for snow tonight and Thursday. This system will bring the chance for an inch or 2 of snow to central Indiana. Some of the latest computer models show that there could be some slick spots for the morning rush hour tomorrow.

Look for highs to roll back into the teens by Thursday and Friday. You can expect near record low temperatures on Friday morning. We have -3 in the forecast and the record is -7 in 1963. The record low for Saturday is 2 in 1993 and we are forecasting that one to fall, with forecast lows near -6 degrees.

Highs will reach the mid 30s by Sunday but… you can also expect a bit of snow/wintry mix in the forecast . Looks like March will come in like a cold lamb!


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Record Cold Morning Today

Posted By · February 24, 2015 at 6:59 am

What a start to our day. At one point the temperature dropped to -5 in Indianapolis and -15 below in Crawfordsville. As expected, many school districts are starting late today and tonight. For some towns and cities, this is a record cold morning. Take precautions from the cold overnight and early Tuesday.
High temperatures rebound quickly into the mid 20s today. There is a chance for late day snow showers today but we aren’t expecting any accumulation. There is another chance for light snow Wednesday evening into Thursday. Another round of arctic air will follow for the end of the week. Highs on Thursday and Friday will only be in the teens and lows will go below zero again Friday morning.

The weekend looks interesting and….a little warmer. Right now there is a chance for a wintry mix changing to rain on Sunday. The rain will change back to snow on Monday. We will keep you updated on the timing and the type of precipitation, as we get closer to the weekend.


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Old Man Winter Won’t Leave

Posted By · February 17, 2015 at 7:11 am

It hasn’t stopped snowing just yet. We could see a line of light snow or flurries in many parts of the area this morning. Still This latest Monday’s snow had a big impact across the southern half of Indiana, with 8 inches of snow in Bedford and a band of 3-5 inches from Bloomington to Columbus.  Most of the Metro area, as predicted had 1-2 inches of snow.

Again, today despite some sun will also be a day with scattered snow showers.  The chance for a few snow showers will linger into Wednesday too.  Any snow accumulations will be minor and around an inch or so, with some of the steadier bursts of snow.

If you are wondering when the cold will cease, the answer is , not yet.  The coldest air arrives tomorrow and Thursday, with highs in the single digits on Wednesday and Thursday.  Morning temperatures will go below zero for Thursday and Friday mornings.

We could see another winter storm for the weekend.  This will bring a chance for snow to central Indiana on Friday and a wintry mix for the start of the weekend.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1910 : At Indianapolis, the record snow depth for the date is set at 16 inches.


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Old Man Winter Stays

Posted By · February 16, 2015 at 8:53 am

What a day in Southern Indiana! Bedford as of 9 am has already picked up 5 inches of snow and could see up to 7 inches of snow. Look for projected amounts of 1 to 3 inches from the Metro area south and 3 to 5 inches of snow from Bloomington to Columbus.

The cold of winter isn’t over yet. Look for midweek temperatures to drop to 10 degrees for highs both Wednesday and Thursday. The warmest day in the entire 7 day forecast will be Saturday when our high gets up to 34 degrees.

Look for a daily chance for snow showers during the week ahead, but nothing like today.

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