Cool Today, Warmer Weekend

It is a little soupy out there this morning. As rain and snow moves out, some morning drivers will deal with some fog. Still sunshine later today with a high of 42. Today, by the way, will be the coolest day out of the next week.

Be prepared for a little moisture Saturday that will bring a rain/snow mix back to Central Indiana.  More light accumulation is possible very early Saturday morning before temperatures climb into the 50s.

Sunday will be the best and brightest day this weekend with a mainly sunny sky and highs in the mid-50s.  Next week will be considerably warmer with high temperatures some 20 degrees warmer than normal.  Look for highs in the mid 60s to near 70 degrees by mid week.  The trade-off to the warmer southwest flow will be a high chance of rain Wednesday and Thursday.  Some of this rain be heavy with early indications of 1 to possibly 3 inches rainfall amounts.

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Slushy And Snowy Start

It is a snowy, slushy morning in Central Indiana. Snow started moving into the Metro area a little after 1 this morning and there have been reports of slick spots today. While we don’t look for any heavy snow, the early morning timing and temperatures at/just below freezing will allow some roads to become slick for a few hours.  Take your time when heading out today.  Snow amounts at this time around the Indy metro area are forecast at an inch or less.  Farther north of I-70 1″ to 3″ will be possible in heavier bursts.headlines

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By late morning temperatures climb into the mid and upper 30s as snow mixes with or changes to all rain.  Roads will be wet for the afternoon and evening rush hour.

This system moves out and it will be dry Friday but another system moves in to start the weekend with rain/snow mix Saturday.  Sunday we’re back to bright and in the mid-50s before much warmer conditions next week.  While it will be warm Monday-Thursday we’re also anticipating a wetter pattern to develop too.

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Mixed Bag On The Way

We have had some light snow flurries this morning which in some cases could be enough for some slick roads overnight and through the Wednesday morning drive.  Temperatures have fallen into the lower and middle 20s.

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Don’t worry because we will end up seeing a pretty day with highs returning to near 40 degrees. By the evening, clouds roll in and very light snow starts after midnight.  This upper system will have marginally cold air to work with which should limit accumulation to 1-2″ slushy inches in some locations.

Snow will likely mix with rain at times on Thursday and with temperatures in the mid to upper 30s we could see some slush on roads.  Another system brings another rain/snow chance Saturday before a significant warm up next week.  Highs in the upper 60s and 70s are likely and a few record highs may be challenged.

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Active Weather Pattern On The Way

Good morning and welcome to the start of a pretty active weather pattern in Indiana.  Rain arrives in western Indiana around sunrise and in central Indiana before 10am today.  We are looking at mainly rain in Indiana but if you are headed north, there is a weather advisory for snow along the Indiana Toll Road and around Chicago.

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Cold air moves into the system and rain will start to change to snow in NW Indiana before the kids head home from school.  The change from rain to snow will happen for most of central Indiana late Tuesday afternoon or early evening.

We are not forecasting much of this to stick.  Where the change to snow happens first and where we get a few steadier bursts of snow, a slushy inch or so is possible.

There will be another chance for snow maybe mixing with rain Thursday and again early Saturday.  We will keep you updated on the timing.

After these snow chances, we are tracking more warmth.  We will be near 50 on Saturday and near 60 on Sunday.

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Big Drop

Happy Leap Year Day! This day will be full of sunshine and gusty westerly winds as we get up to 55 degrees later this afternoon. This will be the warmest day out of the next 7 days. It will still be breezy with the winds shifting out of the northwest.

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Enjoy the day because slowly, but surely, conditions will be changing as we head into the middle of the week with significant changes.

Another system arrives on Tuesday.  Rain will be likely by afternoon and continue into the evening.  There is a slight risk of severe weather in Southern Indiana and near Cincinnati tomorrow during the day.

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As temperatures fall late Tuesday night, rain will change over to snow.  Highs will only be in the 30s from Wednesday to Saturday.

Another chance for snow will be possible on Thursday.

Right now, next weekend looks dry with a warming trend returning. 

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Great Weekend On The Way

Some flurries mainly east of Indy today, but overall this is a transition day with winds slowly shifting to the southwest and a high of 37 degrees.

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Can you believe that another great weekend is on the way?  For the second weekend in a row, a record high will be close to falling.

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We have 50s in the Saturday forecast, but 60s in the Sunday forecast. Weather should be wonderful for the thousands headed to Bankers Life Fieldhouse for the girl’s state basketball finals.   Right now we are forecasting 65 degrees on Sunday.  68 is in the record set in 1895. 

There is a chance for a few showers later Sunday night and Monday wont’ be quite as warm.  Monday will still be mild by the end of February standards, with highs in the lower 50s.

60s are back on Tuesday, with a chance for afternoon and evening thunderstorms.  Cooler air and flurries are back on Wednesday.

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Wintry Start Today

It could have been worse! In the Metro temperatures have been hovering just a bit above freezing. Scattered snow showers and gusty winds will continue this morning during the rush hour.  Any additional accumulations would come with a steady burst of snow and may amount to a quick inch.  With temperatures at or slightly above freezing most of that will melt.  Watch for a few slick roads especially north and northwest of Indianapolis.

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Remember our northwestern viewing area was hard hit with heavy snow earlier today. We already have a number of school closings north of Indy today. We had some heavy snow in Lafayette, Delphi, Monticello and Logansport with 5-7 inches of snow.  There will be slow travel across NW Indiana during the morning.

The snow ends Thursday afternoon.  Friday will be cool and dry.  The weekend will be warmer, with 50s on Saturday and 60s on Sunday.

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Rain, Snow & Blizzard Warnings

Rain and snow moving around Indiana this morning. So far, Metro Indy has seen pockets of rain, at times heavy. We have seen, northwest of Indianapolis ,rain changing to snow at times.  Where we have the change to snow first is where we will have the highest snow totals.  Right now we are forecasting a thin band of 6″+ from near Lafayette to Peru and NW.  This band of heavy snowfall potential may shift NW or SE.  We will be making changing to the snowfall potential numbers, as we get new information. Northwest Indiana is under a Blizzard Warning for near white out conditions.  There is a Winter Weather Advisory for the Metro area and a Winter Storm Warning for areas from Rockville to Lafayette to Logansport.

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The change to snow for most of central Indiana will happen late Wednesday afternoon and evening.  A couple of inches of wet snow are possible along I-70.  The lowest totals or no snow at all is in the forecast for areas south and east of Indianapolis. Snow ends tomorrow with beautiful weather in here for the weekend.

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Blog Update: Winter Storm Watch

 

It’s a beautiful day in Indiana and for the most part, it will stay that way all day long until rain starts to come into the picture. There will be a mix of sun and clouds today, with highs in the lower 50s. The average high is the low 40s. The latest timeline has the rain arriving early tomorrow and lasting most of the day. We’re looking for the potential of 1-2 inches in the Metro, but…heavy snow, 5 inches plus is possible in the Lafayette area so a Winter Storm Watch will be in effect.

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Wind gusts will near 50 mph on Wednesday. There will be colder air and heavy snow potential on the NW side of this system. It is still in question where this band of heavy snow develops, so we will watch it closely. An early analysis of this system has the heavy snowfall potential across northern and western Indiana. Lesser amounts of snow will be with us in the Metro area but we are looking for snow for the morning rush hour Thursday. There is a sign of another warm-up for next weekend. We have highs in the 40s for Saturday and 50s for Sunday.

From Sun To Snow

It’s a beautiful day in Indiana and for the most part, it will stay that way all day long until rain starts to come into the picture.  There will be a mix of sun and clouds today, with highs in the lower 50s.  The average high is the low 40s.

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The latest timeline has the rain arriving early tomorrow and lasting most of the day.  We’re looking for the potential of 1-2 inches.  Wind gusts will near 50 mph on Wednesday.  There will be colder air and heavy snow potential on the NW side of this system.  It is still in question where this band of heavy snow develops, so we will watch it closely.  An early analysis of this system has the heavy snowfall potential across northern and western Indiana.  Lesser amounts of snow will be with us in the Metro area but we are looking for snow for the morning rush hour Thursday.

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There is a sign of another warm-up for next weekend.  We have highs in the 40s for Saturday and 50s for Sunday.

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