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24

Road To Christmas

Posted By · December 24, 2014 at 3:58 am

It’s a wet start to our day in Indiana.   Colder air arrives later this morning and temperatures will fall and the rain will change to snow.  The change from rain to snow is forecast to happen for NW Indiana as early as noon.  There will be a few hours of steady, wet snow.  Snow totals from Indianapolis north are forecast in the range of 1-2 inches.  Not only will we have rain, wet and snow but winds will gust in excess of 25 mph so drive with caution if you are out tonight.

Christmas Day will include a few flurries or snow showers early, with highs in the lower 30s. Overall, it looks like Christmas will be quiet and cool weatherwise.

Looks like we will warm a bit Friday and Saturday, with highs in the 40s.  A few showers are possible late Friday and Saturday.  Another round of colder arrives Sunday into Monday and a few snow showers are possible to end the weekend

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Dec
23

The Road to Christmas

Posted By · December 23, 2014 at 6:06 am

We begin the day with wet pavement and with a few showers today, we will see temperatures jump to 52, 15 degrees above average.

The rain doesn’t stop there so be careful if you are traveling the next few days.  It will still be warm enough for rain through early Wednesday and it will be breezy too.  The colder air arrives Wednesday afternoon and the rain will change to snow.  Light snow is in the forecast Christmas Eve through Christmas morning.

Some of our early estimates look for up to an inch of rain around Central Indiana by Christmas morning. The farther south you live, the less snow you’ll see.

Temperatures will be in the 30s on Christmas Day, but rebound back into the lower 40s on Friday.  Friday will be cloudy, with a couple of showers possible.  Another weather system is forecast to arrive this weekend, with rain late Saturday changing to snow early Sunday.  Our weather pattern will be active over the next 7-10 days.

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Dec
11

Dry Streak Stays

Posted By · December 11, 2014 at 3:23 am
The chill stays, but the sun comes out today. A north northwest wind will be the main cause of us not being allowed to get out of the 30s today. Still, a dry streak will continue for several days.
There will be a mix of clouds and sun on  Friday.  Highs will be in the upper 30s on today and in the lower 40s on Friday.
We are still forecasting a gradual warming trend into the weekend, that will bring high temperatures into the upper 40s and lower 50s. Even though it won’t be a completely sunny day, it does appear we should get close to 50 for the Colts game Sunday. The next best chance for rain is later Monday and Tuesday.
On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1967 : Tornadoes in Daviess and Knox Counties destroy a house trailer and damage several farm buildings.

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Dec
08

Pack An Umbrella

Posted By · December 8, 2014 at 3:25 am

Keeping an eye on Skytrak Doppler 13 radar this morning. Showers will be moving in from the west later today. If you are driving to Chicago, expect about an inch of snow today.  Take an umbrella as showers are possible by midday and more likely during the afternoon.  Highs hit the low 40s this afternoon before the rain arrives and then temperatures fall tonight behind a cold front.

 

On the back side of the front, expect a chance for a little wintry mix coming off of Lake Michigan on Tuesday.

 

A slow moving upper level low will spin over the northeast for several days and influence our weather into Friday.  This feature keeps clouds around and seasonably cold air around until next weekend.  An early look at Saturday and Sunday look pretty good with highs above average.

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Dec
03

Drizzle Ends, Sun Makes An Appearance!

Posted By · December 3, 2014 at 3:06 am

We had areas of drizzle and freezing drizzle this morning, so expect some slick roads in the area for the early morning rush hour. Still, today we will be well above the freezing mark with an afternoon high of 40. The average high is 43 degrees.

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This chill will linger through the start of the weekend.  Highs on Thursday will be in the range of 35-40 degrees.  Thursday will be dry, with a mix of clouds and sun.  A wintry mix arrives early Friday.  That wintry mix will change to rain Friday and the chance for rain continues into early Saturday.  Highs on Friday and Saturday will be in lower 40s.  We end the weekend dry and not as cold, with highs 45-50 degrees. It does appear that we cool back down into the upper 30s by Tuesday.

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ON THIS DATE IN CENTRAL INDIANA WEATHER HISTORY

1873…The record for single day rainfall was set at 3.46″.

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Dec
02

Cool But Quiet

Posted By · December 2, 2014 at 3:06 am

Do you still need the warm coat? Yes. Will you need it most of the week? Yes. Daypart We are going to be in a winter pattern the next few days but…a winter pattern without snow. The average high is 44 and we will be below that today but we’ll be right there Wednesday. The chill is back and it will last through end of the week.  The average high is in the middle 40s and we will be close to that most of the week. As we mentioned, it will be mostly dry the next few days.  A mix of clouds and sun is in the forecast for today through Thursday, with our next chance for rain Thursday night and Friday.  High temperatures will be in the 40s on Wednesday, near 40 on Thursday and in the 40s on Friday. Looks like we’ll have another pretty decent weekend for this time of year. Both Saturday and Sunday, highs will be above average for this time of year. extended

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Dec
01

December Drop!

Posted By · December 1, 2014 at 3:15 am
DaypartWhat a difference a day makes! Yesterday, temperatures soared to 64 degrees to cap off a nice weekend in Central Indiana…today it is a different story. This morning, we are more than 30 degrees colder and it will stay cold all day. In fact the next couple of days will be much colder than average.Seasonably cold weather hangs around Tuesday and Wednesday before a gradual climb back into the 50s next Sunday. A period of rain will occur Thursday afternoon into Friday night. The weekend though, as we mentioned will be above average. We aren’t expecting accumulating snow this week. On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History…… 1970 : At Indianapolis, the record high temperature for the date is set at 70 degrees. extended
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Nov
27

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted By · November 27, 2014 at 3:24 am

Happy Thanksgiving!

Daypart We in Central Indiana have much to be thankful for and if you think about it, may be one of those things. Yes it is cold, but we haven’t had the slick, icy roads that have plagued the east coast. Overall, it will be a quiet next few days. Our highs on Thanksgiving Day will only reach the lower and middle 30s. If you are driving to see friends and family, most Indiana roads should be fine. We have had some light snow, but no accumulation so far. The big shopping day, Black Friday will be dry, with highs near 40 degrees.

We are tracking a holiday weekend warm-up that will bring temperatures into the range of 55-60 degrees on Saturday and Sunday.  Most of Saturday will be dry, with the better chance for light rain arriving on Sunday.

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THANKSGIVING HISTORY IN INDIANAPOLIS

Warmest: 69 in 1973

Coldest:    14 in 1930

Most Snow:2.4″ in 1902

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

 

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