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Posted By · November 19, 2014 at 3:09 am

Here we go again, another really brisk morning in Indiana, but not as cold as yesterday. A re-freezing took place over night on some area roads so watch for slick spots on your drive to work or school today.

More light snow is possible today as a quick-moving upper disturbance swings across the Great Lakes. It is windy and will remain windy during the day today. Look for gusts to get near 30 mph later today.

Colder than normal conditions continue into Friday night. We’re still expecting a warm up this weekend, but it will require going through some snow and a wintry mix Friday night into early Saturday. Eventually this transitions into a cold rain Saturday. As the warmer air glides over and melts the snow pack, fog will develop and possibly become dense this weekend.

Sunday temperatures shoot into the 50s but it’s not the kind of 50s that will have us dancing in the sun. We will probably see rain during the day Sunday. Cooling back down again Tuesday.


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Nearing Record Cold!

Posted By · November 18, 2014 at 3:05 am

The temperatures continue to drop in Indiana this morning and wind chills have been in the sub zero category for hours. The Arctic Express has pulled into town and stays here all day with a gradual warming tomorrow.  Sub-zero wind chills will be widespread today and highs will struggle to reach 20, the all time record coldest high is 20 set back in 1880.

Flurries and snow showers continue tomorrow and Wednesday again with light accumulation. There will be a winter storm warning for the South Bend area late tonight and tomorrow

Looks like temperatures will be near normal this weekend but we will also be stuck with foggy and soggy conditions.  A wintry mix Saturday changes to a cold rain.  Highs in the 50s Sunday melts the snow but leads to fog and damp conditions.  Don’t be stunned to hear some thunder Sunday or Monday as a strong storm system moves across the Ohio Valley.  Daypartextended

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November To January

Posted By · November 14, 2014 at 5:29 am
  The calendar says fall but the weather says winter!. It’s another cold morning in Indiana and our frigid pattern will continue

It will be cold, with lows in the 20s and highs in the lower 30s. This chill continues into the weekend too. Tonight, if you’re headed to high school football , bring a blanket. It will be in the 20s for most of our high school games. Remember, the Pacers play Denver in a nice warm Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The weekend forecast is tricky with 2 rounds of snow. This will be the first accumulating snow. The first round will arrive Saturday evening. We are expecting around an inch of snow on the ground by noon Sunday. The next round of snow arrives later Sunday night, perhaps during the Sunday Night matchup between the Colts and Patriots and will last into Monday. This system has the potential for several inches of snow. We are still fine tuning where the steadiest snow will fall, so stay tuned for updates.

A blast of even colder air arrives early next week, with lows in the middle teens Tuesday and Wednesday.


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Cold Days Ahead

Posted By · November 13, 2014 at 3:20 am
  It is cold outside this morning! Temperatures are in the 20s and out high today will be 32 degrees, 22 degrees below average. It looks like the trend will continue well into next week. Some of you will see a few flurries around the area, but no accumulation of snow is expected.

The weekend forecast is cold with snow chances. There is the potential for the first accumulating snow of the season. Right now it looks like to 2 waves of light snow. The first will be late Saturday into early Sunday. The second wave will be Sunday into early Monday. Stay tuned for updates on timing and how much snow will fall this weekend.

There isn’t any relief from the cold in the 7 day forecast. Highs will be in the range of 25-30 degrees early next week, with lows in the teens.

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Arctic Blast Arrives

Posted By · November 12, 2014 at 3:23 am

Wow! What a start! We are about 20 degrees colder than yesterday here in Central Indiana. Wear the winter coat today, we won’t warm up much today, in fact our high will only be 39 degrees. Yesterday our high was 61 degrees!

There are 2 chances for light snow in the 7 day forecast. A few snow flurries or an isolated snow shower will be possible Thursday, with a slightly better chance for light snow Sunday and early Monday. We will keep you updated on those snow chances and this winter chill in November.

At this point, it appears the cold air will stay with us well into next week. Remember to upload the WTHR Skytrak Weather App for the latest updates on the forecast.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1992 : Heavy rains cause flash flooding in Clinton.


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Cold Weekend Ahead

Posted By · November 7, 2014 at 3:16 am

A nice hot cup of coffee and a warm winter coat sound really good this morning. It’s cold outside and it will stay that way most of the day so the kids will definitely need the layers Friday morning at the bus stop with lows near freezing.  Fortunately , the winds will die down today so we won’t be battling a cold breeze.  High temperatures remain below normal today in the middle 40s. For Operation Football, temperatures will drop into the 30s. Daypart Shower chances return Saturday with another quick-moving system that also brings back breezy conditions.  Don’t look for much rain, it will be mainly in the morning, so it looks like we could actually see some sunshine for the afternoon football games in Indiana. PurdueFootballIndianaFootball After a chilly start Sunday morning in the 25 to 30 degree range it should a better day with some sun and comfortable highs in the upper 40s.  Monday will be the warmest air for awhile as we continue to target a cold air outbreak to arrive Tuesday afternoon. Highs Wednesday into Friday will likely only be in the mid-30s with lows in the teens and 20s. extended

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1996 : At Indianapolis, the record precipitation amount for the date is set at 3.51 inches.
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Foggy Start, Mild Afternoon

Posted By · November 5, 2014 at 3:04 am

Fog in the area this morning as we start off a mainly dry day after a damp afternoon yesterday. Some clouds early, but some peeks of sun are possible heading into early afternoon… with highs topping out around 57.

An upper air disturbance slides into Indiana tomorrow, so look for a chance for rain to reappear..  Flurries remain possible into Friday morning with a gusty northwest wind providing chilly conditions to finish the week.

Look for these disturbances to continue to pop in every other day with a cool weekend ahead. Remember, the average high is 59 degrees.

Long range data continues to support a cold air outbreak in the eastern U.S. next week.  If this verifies we could be staring down several days with highs in the 30s/low 40s and lows in the 20s.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……


1991 : At Indianapolis, the record low temperature for the date is set at 15 degrees.


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Have An Umbrella Handy!

Posted By · November 4, 2014 at 3:14 am

We’re watching rain today on LIVE Skytrak Doppler 13 radar. The line of rain is forecast to moves into the Metro area this morning and will be with us most of the day. The line moves into SW Indiana by early afternoon. The showers will all move out by 10 pm this evening.Highs on Tuesday and Wednesday are forecast in the 50s. Things will dry out Wednesday, with rain chances returning on Thursday.


There will be a blast of colder air arriving for the end of the week and the weekend. As the colder air arrives Friday morning, a few flurries are possible. Highs will only be in the 40s Thursday through the weekend.


Right now we have rain chances on Saturday and light snow chances on Sunday. We will keep you updated on the chill and the chances for rain and snow, as we get closer to the weekend.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……

1886 : At Indianapolis, the record snowfall for the date is set at 4.4 inches.

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