Can=you believe the weekend we just enjoyed! Highs were in the 70s with Sunday marking the warmest day fo 2013 so far with a high of 74. We begin this morning with some scattered showers, but overall a mild start for back to school and back to work for so many people. We should break 70 a couple of times this week, but we’ll also see a daily chance for showers. Look for the potential of strong storms Wednesday night and Thursday
So glad to say that Spring is finally rolling back into Indiana. Look for a high of 58 degrees today, just a degree below average for this time of year.
Of course, WTHR is the official weather partner of the Indianapolis Indians and tonight is Opening Night. If the temperature stays below 60 at the first pitch, everyone in attendence will recieve a free ticket to a game in April.
In the meantime, temps soar into the 60s beginning Saturday with a chance for rain from Sunday-Wednesday. I don’t know about you, but I will take spring showers over spring snow any old day!
Remember Easter Sunday? We started off with a dull, misty, cool morning and by the afternoon, the high reached 61 degrees.
Since then, it has been very chilly, but today we turn the ship around. Look for a high of 50 today and the 60s from the weekend into next week.
By the way, for those of you old enough to remember…As part of the largest tornado outbreak in US history, 21 tornadoes struck Indiana hitting 39 counties. Eight of the twisters were killers, leaving 47 dead and over 800 injured. On the whole, 148 tornadoes touched down in 13 states.
After this beautiful day, a little rain moves in, but overall a most excellent Easter Holiday weekend.
Rain will move in, (mainly drizzle and light rain ) on and off from 2 am until 9 am.Nicole Misencik will probably have some rain on the radar when she starts Weekend Sunrise tomorrow morning.
Look for a lot of sun and a quick warming in the afternoon. We should get close to, if not hit, 60 tomorrow.
Here is the outlook for the week ahead…
MONDAY Chance for a little wet snow or flurries from mid morning until early afternoon High 40
TUESDAY Sunny by the noon hour High 42
WED Sunny and pleasant High 44
THU Mostly sunny and mild High 55
FRIDAY Partly sunny skies High 57
SAT Partly sunny and beautiful High 62
Good morning. As promised, the snow fell and now it is time to dig out. Gotta tell you, it almost killed me to predict as much snow as I did this weekend, because in 33 years of forecasting weather in Indiana, I have never forecast that much snow that late in the season. Well, the forecast was right and by Friday we’ll be back in the 50s!
Snow amounts all over the place today…take a look.
Hartford City 7.8″
Indy Airport 6.2″
Less than an inch more of snow on deck for today with most of the rest of the week dry and warmer.
Looking at latest data and breaking down forecast for 6 pm.
Here is what things look like to me….
The Metro area will be under a WINTER STORM WARNING 8 am Sunday until Noon Monday.
*Light-moderate snow during the morning
*Wintry mix or rain in the afternoon (could have 2-3 hours with nothing happening, especially between 1 and 4 pm)
*Snow falls all night into morning rush hour
*Winds gust from 10-20 mph (30 mph gusts)
*Periods of snow fall all night into morning rush hour
*Expect school delays and messy roads
*Tapers off around lunch time
SNOW TOTALS FROM SUNDAY-MONDAY AT NOON
HOW RARE IS SUCH A STORM?
The record for the most snow for this late in March is 5.8” on March 24, 1912. Nothing more than 3 inches has ever been recorded in Indy past March 24th until fall in any year.
Oh well, here we go.
Snow develops well after midnight Saturday night, with anywhere from two to four inches from the Indianapolis metro to areas north, and a wintry mix in the southern third of the state.
At this point it looks like the snow will be in central Indiana by 4:00 am Sunday and will stick around throughout the morning. Areas to the north will see all snow, but other areas will see lower totals if they get a mix. Snow will be over by Monday morning.
Temperatures will remain in the thirties and forties through next week.
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We are now officially in the Spring season but you wouldn’t know it by today’s weather. Look for highs only in the low to mid 30s today, a full 20 degrees below average for this time of year. In the meantime, we are looking at dry weather until Saturday night, when a wintry mix will come in and turn into rain Sunday.
I know you probably don’t want to remember this but….one year ago we had a high in the low 80s. Hang in there, it will get better!