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Wet And Windy

Posted By · October 28, 2015 at 3:27 am

What a morning…wet roads, falling rain and winds gusting to 30 mph. In some spots, a half inch of additional rain has fallen since midnight.

We will see the rain taper off this afternoon, but a strong cold front keeps it windy tonight and tomorrow. Because of that, it will be a struggle to break out of the 40s by tomorrow afternoon. Friday is the next best day before the weekend.  Unfortunately showers are part of the forecast for Halloween Saturday… it might not rain everywhere, but make a plan. Remember that Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday at 2am when we move clocks back one hour.

Long range indicators all point toward an unseasonably warm start to November and highs a week from now may be well in the 70s.


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An Umbrella Day!

Posted By · October 27, 2015 at 3:23 am

We start this Tuesday off on a wet note, with mainly light showers around Indiana today. Look for the intensity to increase later today and rain amounts will be between 1 and 2 inches. It will be wet when many of you come home from work and the kids come home from school.


By midday Wednesday rain will be scattered but the wind begins to increase.  We’re expecting gusts to near 35mph both Wednesday and Thursday as a storm intensifies over the Great Lakes.  Thursday will be cool with highs in the 45 to near 50 degree range, but it will feel much colder..


It’s still several days out and could  change… but we could see a little rain this weekend for Halloween.

Remember that Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday at 2am when we move clocks back one hour.  You know, it’s that whole spring forward, fall back thing!


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Sun Today, Rain Tomorrow

Posted By · October 26, 2015 at 3:23 am

It is a typical crisp and cool fall morning in Indiana today, but changes are on the way. Look for today to be the day to rake leaves if you want to get them out of the lawn before the rain comes. Watch for increasing cloudiness later today and the rain to move in late tonight.


As of now it’s the 5th driest October for Indianapolis.  But thanks to the remnant moisture of Hurricane Patricia interacting with an upper storm later this week, we’ll see a wet stretch beginning Tuesday that delivers 1-2″ rainfall before this storm departs Thursday.


Look for really windy conditions to knock off the rest of the leaves Tuesday and Wednesday. Gusts over 40mph will be possible between Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning.  Calmer, brighter conditions arrive just in time for next weekend as high pressure spreads out across the Ohio Valley.

So far, Halloween looks pretty good for the trick or treaters with temperatures in the lower 50s around the 6:44pm sunset next Saturday.  Also a early, friendly reminder that Daylight Saving Time ends next Sunday at 2am when we move clocks back one hour.


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Cold Weekend Ahead

Posted By · October 16, 2015 at 3:25 am

A cold front moved through Indiana last night and even though, it didn’t bring much needed rain, it did bring a chill that you’ll feel today.

The day starts off cold with some spots in the 30s and others in the lower 40s.  It will be a mainly sunny day, but breezy (winds WNW 10-20) and cooler, with highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s.Daypart

Wear a coat tonight for high school football or for heading out to the Indy Fuel home opener tonight.INDYFUEL

Morning temperatures will be in the upper 20s and lower 30s Saturday and Sunday mornings, so freeze watches have already been issued.  These will be upgraded to warnings this weekend.  If you have plants you want to save, they will need to be covered or brought inside this weekend.

There is lots of sun in the weekend forecast, but it won’t help temperatures.  Highs will only be in the 50s on Saturday and Sunday.  A gradual warming trend brings highs back close to 70 by Tuesday.


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70 Today, then…

Posted By · October 15, 2015 at 3:31 am

It’s crisp and cool now, but it will be beautiful later today as sunshine and warmer air stick with us ahead of a cold front. Look for a high of 70 making it a perfect day to visit the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival.


There is a slight chance for a shower later tonight through early Friday. The cold front doesn’t have a lot of moisture to work with but it does have chilly air behind it. Lows will be in the 30s and highs in the 50s this weekend.

Frost is possible Saturday morning with a frost/freeze expected Sunday morning. The weekend will be dry, with mainly sunny skies. For the Colts game, bring a coat on your way to the game against New England, because it will be cool.


Milder air returns next week, with 60s on Monday and 70s on Tuesday and Wednesday. We have another chance for rain later Wednesday.


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Autumn Chill Is Here!

Posted By · October 13, 2015 at 3:26 am

Cooler air is here and will stick with us for several days. The temperatures this morning were brisk and most days will stay below the average for this time of year most days into next week. Wear a jacket if you are headed to Brown County for leaf watching or Parke County for the Covered Bridge Festival.


Showers are possible Thursday night into Friday morning but the rain will move out before Operation Football games kick off Friday evening.  It’s looking more and more likely we’ll see our coldest temperatures since late April this weekend.

Lows Saturday morning drop into the 30s but wind and some cloud cover may protect us from nothing more than patchy frost.  But under a clear sky, light wind and high pressure frost will be likely Sunday morning with lows in the 32 to 36 degree range.


1988-The record low is established in Indianapolis at 24 degrees.


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One Warm Day!

Posted By · October 12, 2015 at 3:23 am

It is a beautiful morning and it is also a day where we will see warm weather quickly. Due to the warmer start high temperatures have a chance to hit 80 degrees before a cold front arrives during the afternoon. Look for this day to be the warmest day of the week.Daypart

Much cooler temperatures arrive behind the front Tuesday and Wednesday with highs in the 60s despite lots of  sunshine.  A more vigorousvcold front moves across the state Friday with a slight shower chance.  The air behind this front will be some 10 degrees below normal with highs in the 50s next Saturday.


It’s looking likely that lows next weekend will be in the 30s and underneath the center of high pressure the season’s first frost is possible Sunday morning…. which is about the time we typically see the first frost.


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Another Great Day (Post Fog)

Posted By · October 6, 2015 at 3:20 am

It’s very mild out there this morning and just like yesterday, parts of Indiana are experiencing fog this morning to start the day.  Morning temperatures will be in the 50s.  Expect a mix of clouds and sun and highs in the 70s on later today

The average high for early October is in the upper 60s.  We will be about 10 degrees warmer than that through Thursday.  We are forecasting highs in the range of 75-80 degrees. A front will move into Indiana Thursday night and that will bring some rain between 6 and 11 pm.

The change continues Friday, as we will see a few showers and thundershowers lingering around during the day.

With clouds and rain chances, it will be cooler on Friday with highs in the 60s.

The weekend starts cool and in the 60s, but Sunday will be sunny and in the 70s.


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