A very tough morning rush hour in spots today. We’ve seen bursts of heavy snow and winds gusting to nearly 40 mph this morning. School delays are also coming in and there are areas of slick roads in Central Indiana.
Temperatures will fall into the teens with winds W 15-25mph. This will cause more blowing and drifting snow, with wind chill values below zero later today.. Temperatures will fall to near zero Wednesday morning, under mainly clear skies. A few flurries are possible on Wednesday afternoon, with highs in the upper teens to near 20 degrees.
It may get a little better. Look for highs in the 30s Thursday through Saturday. Temperatures will be key to forecasting rain, wintry mix or snow as a new storm system arrives Friday. Right now we have a wintry mix changing to rain on Friday. That rain is forecast to change back to snow on Saturday.
We have had a beautiful day in Indiana this morning and we will experience a nice warm trend that will keep us in the mid to upper 40s thru Saturday. No rain today, but early estimates call for a half inch to an inch of rain from Thursday night to Saturday.
Expect a mix of clouds and sun with a high around 46 degrees. This is 11 degrees above average for early January. The weather pattern stays warmer than average through the start of the weekend. A new weather system moves in late tonight. There will be steady rain tonight into the Friday morning rush hour.
Another round of rain arrives on Saturday, with highs again in the upper 40s. As colder arrives Saturday night into Sunday, there will be some snow. We will keep you updated on timing and potential accumulations for Sunday. Some of the early estimates of snow seem to indicate that we could pick up a half inch to an inch of snow Sunday.
It will be colder next week, with lows in the teens and highs in the 20s.
Just a few sprinkles remain on this windy day but we are still dealing with high water in rivers , creeks and streams around the area. Indianapolis had a month’s worth of December rain in about 2.5 days to push December 2015 into the Top 10 wettest Decembers on record. At 5.58″, this month ties 2008 for 9th wettest Decembers for the city.
You will notice that, despite the fact we are over the average high for this time of year, we are in a downward pattern for temperatures. Temperatures drop to near or slightly below normal levels beginning tomorrow and lasting into the weekend. Extensive cloud cover the next 48 hours keeps temperatures steady in the low to mid 30s. Several upper air disturbances keep the possibility of flurries and snow showers in play heading into New Year’s Eve.
It’s dry now but we are looking for some snow showers today. A few slick roads will be possible later as the snow moves from west to east in the state. The snow will move into the metro mid-morning and some areas, especially north of Indy could see quick bursts of snow that could produce a half inch to an inch of accumulation. South of Indianapolis there will be a light rain/snow mix, with highs nearing 40 degrees. The best chance to have a coating or an inch or so of snow will be across the northern half of the state.
We are forecasting dry weather for Thursday and Friday, with lows in the 20s and highs in the 40s. We have 50s in the weekend forecast.
So far, so good on this Wednesday morning. A significant snow melt yesterday will cut down on fog in the area for the morning rush hour.
Sunshine is in the Wednesday afternoon forecast, with highs in the range of 55-60 degrees. We are looking at dry weather across the midwest and this is great news for the busy travel day.
Clouds arrive on Thanksgiving Day, but it will still be very mild and near 60 degrees. A stray shower is possible on Thursday. The better chance for soaking rain arrives on Friday. Friday will be soggy with highs in the middle and upper 50s. Rain should be ending as the Circle Of Lights festivities begin.
There is a change to the forecast for the end of the holiday weekend. There will be rain possible both Saturday and Sunday. This may slow travel plans for the end of the holiday. It will be cooler too, with highs in the 40s.
We start this Monday off dry but later in the day, we will see clouds roll in with some scattered showers during the evening rush hour. There will be a few more showers during the evening too.
As we roll into Tuesday, look for more rain. We’ll have periods of showers and thunder from Tuesday morning to Wednesday night. Some of our computer models show more than an inch to two inches of rain could fall during that time period.
Look for rain to leave by late Wednesday and that paves the way for cooler air to move into Indiana. It’s too early to tell how cool and how wet it will be Saturday however.
THIS DAY IN CENTRAL INDIANA WEATHER HISTORY
1987…Strong storms with winds up to 65 mph cause power outages in parts of Central Indiana.
Despite changes on the way our streak of 70 degree days moves to 4 in a row today with a high of 73 later. That’s where it will end, as we track some weather pattern changes for the end of the week and the weekend.
Clouds will increase today as a front moves closer to Indiana. This afternoon will be warm, with highs in the lower and middle 70s. Clouds will be on the increase and we could see an isolated shower this afternoon.
The later we get in the evening the more likely rain moves in with the main line of rain and a few storms arriving early Friday morning. Look for a wet morning rush hour Friday. We are timing the steadiest rain and a few gusty thunderstorms from midnight until 9 am Friday.
Cooler air arrives for the weekend. Lows will be in the 30s and highs will be in the 50s. Conditions will be dry as people head into Lucas Oil Stadium for the Colts-Broncos game Sunday.
Today is day 3 of 70 degree warmth this week and we will add 1 more before our fantastic November heat wave cools down. There is fog in many parts of the area this morning so it will be a low beam morning as many of you head to work or school.
There will be some sun today, with highs in the lower and middle 70s. It will be a great night to come downtown to catch the Pacers game against Boston this evening. Thursday will be our fourth day in a row in the 70s, but changes arrive Thursday night.
Rain is in the forecast Thursday night through early Friday. The rain and a few storms will develop along and ahead of a cold front. Central Indiana will be behind the cold front this weekend, as highs fall back into the 50s for Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures will be in the 40s and 50s for the Monumental Marathon.
Welcome to Election Day! In Indianapolis, the mayoral race has drawn the most attention and if you choose to vote, the weather totally cooperates! Look for temperatures to be up in the mid 70’s, a couple of degrees below average.We will end up with four 70 degree days in a row this week. It started Monday.
We are forecasting near record warmth today through Thursday. Right now we have 75 for Tuesday, 76 for Wednesday and 75 for Thursday.
Our weather pattern changes Thursday night, when a cold front gets closer. This system will bring rain and a few storms to central Indiana Thursday night through early Friday. Cooler air returns too. Highs will be in the 50s by the weekend.
THIS DAY IN INDIANA WEATHER HISTORY
1966: At Indianapolis…the record snow depth for the date is set at 8 inches.