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22

Wet & Windy Sunday

Posted By · November 22, 2014 at 5:59 pm

Due to southerly breezes gusting 20 to 30 mph this afternoon, temperatures soared into the mid 50s. A few more light showers will be possible this evening through Sunday morning. It will be a mild evening with temperatures only falling into the low 40s. The normal low for this time of year is 33 degrees.

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Showers will be possible early afternoon and then it will be likely by late afternoon. A week ago, we were tracking snow. This Sunday, we are tracking heavy rain and windy conditions.

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Central Indiana will be in the warm sector of a strong area of low pressure. Temperatures will climb into the mid 50s with breezy winds out of the south.

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Here’s the forecast if you are heading to the Colts game.

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By Sunday night, rain will become heavy with even a few rumbles of thunder.

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Some areas could receive one to one and a half inches of rain by Monday morning.

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As a warm front lifts through Sunday night, temperatures may climb into the upper 50s Sunday evening and then fall throughout the day on Monday. By Monday morning, temperatures will be in the low 40s.

Rain will come to an end Monday morning with a few snow showers possible as much colder air arrives. No accumulation is expected but it will be a blustery day with temperatures falling into the low 30s by late afternoon. Winds will be sustained from 20 to 30 mph at times on Monday with gusts around 50 mph possible.

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A few flurries will be possible on Tuesday.

A few snow showers look possible on Thanksgiving day.

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Nov
22

Wet & Warmer Weekend

Posted By · November 22, 2014 at 7:17 am

A few slick areas are possible this morning, due to some isolated areas of freezing rain. Temperatures are gradually warming above the freezing mark across central Indiana. Scattered showers will be possible on and off today although a good chunk of the day will dry.

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It will be breezy with winds out of the south, allowing temperatures to climb into the upper 40s. The rain and warmer air will allow patchy fog to develop today.

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Scattered showers will be possible through the evening with temperatures only falling into the low 40s.

More rain will develop on Sunday as a strong area of low pressure arrives. It will be a windy day with gusts around 40 to 50 mph possible. Temperatures will climb into the low to mid 50s.

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Heavy rain will be possible Sunday evening into Monday morning. Some areas could receive one to one and a half inches of rain by Monday morning.

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Temperatures will fall all day Monday. The air temperature will be in the low 30s by late afternoon. Rain will taper off and change over to a few light snow showers by late morning.

More flurries are possible on Tuesday with highs in the low to mid 30s.

Another system could bring some snow late Wednesday night into Thanksgiving day.

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Nov
16

November Snow Storm

Posted By · November 16, 2014 at 11:38 am

A winter storm is approaching central Indiana today and it will bring the first measurable snow of the season.  The timing of the storm has sped up a bit and it looks like it will arrive by late afternoon.    SUNDAY 3PM  sunday 5pm  SUNDAY 6PM sunday 9pm Monday 3am

The latest model runs have the heavier snow consistently falling south of I-70, including Bloomington to Columbus to Greensburg to Rushville line.  Here are some of the model data runs that we evaluate to make our forecast:

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While the models differ a bit, they are actually pretty consistent with the swath of heavier snow.  This is what the SkyTrak13 weather is forecasting for tonight’s/tomorrow’s snow:

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A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 5 PM today until 9 AM Monday.

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Be safe and give yourself plenty of time to travel Monday morning.  While it may not seem like a lot of snow, drivers are just not used to it yet. Much colder air filters in on Tuesday behind an Arctic front.  Record breaking temperatures are possible.

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Temperatures will eventually climb back to near 40 degrees by the end of the week.

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Nov
16

Snow Tonight, Bitter Cold Tuesday

Posted By · November 16, 2014 at 7:37 am

More significant snow will arrive tonight into Monday morning and record breaking temperatures are possible.

It will remain cloudy today with a few flurries through the early afternoon and snow showers will be likely by late afternoon. Temperatures will climb into the mid 30s.sunday planner

Snow will be steady Sunday evening into early Monday morning. It will taper off from northwest to southeast by mid morning Monday. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 5 PM Sunday through 9 AM Monday, including Indianapolis, Muncie, Crawfordsville, Richmond, Columbus, Bedford, Bloomington and Shelbyville. The main swath of heavier snow will be along a Bloomington to Columbus to Greensburg line and areas south. This area could see in excess of 2”-4”. Areas along I-70, including Indianapolis, could receive 2” to 3” of snow by Monday morning. Light accumulations will be in northwest central Indiana, including Lafayette, Delphi and Peru. Temperatures will fall into the mid 20s.

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Another shot of Arctic air will push in on Monday afternoon. Temperatures will climb into the upper 20s around noon and fall the rest of the day. Temperatures will be down into the low 20s by late afternoon. It will be breezy too with blowing and drifting snow likely.

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Temperatures will fall into the upper single digits and low teens Tuesday morning and only rebound into the low to mid 20s Tuesday afternoon. The record low for Tuesday is 5 degrees set in 1880 and the coldest high on record for Tuesday is 20 degrees, also set in 1880. These two records could be challenged.

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Temperatures will gradually warm into the mid to upper 30s by the end of the work week. A wintry mix of rain and snow will be possible on Friday.

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Nov
15

Light Snow Tonight, Another Round of Heavier Snow Sunday Night

Posted By · November 15, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Winter doesn’t officially arrive until December 21st but this unseasonably cold pattern will keep its grip on central Indiana. We will also see our first measurable snow this weekend.

Our first round of snow will be later this evening into early Sunday morning. We are not expecting much out of this first event but a dusting to a half inch will be possible. A few isolated spots could get up to one inch. It will still bring some slick roads to your Sunday morning routine. Temperatures will fall into the mid 20s.

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Sunday will be a cloudy day with scattered flurries likely and a high in the mid 30s. Snow showers could arrive as early as late afternoon and then will be likely by evening.
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Snow will be steady Sunday evening into early Monday morning. It will taper off from southwest to northeast by mid morning Monday. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 PM Sunday through 9 AM Monday, including Indianapolis, Muncie, Columbus, Bedford, Bloomington and Shelbyville. Temperatures will fall into the mid 20s.

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Another shot of Arctic air will push in on Monday afternoon with a high of only 30 degrees. It will be breezy and cold with blowing and drifting snow likely.

Temperatures will fall into the upper single digits and low teens Tuesday morning and only rebound into the low to mid 20s Tuesday afternoon. The record low for Tuesday is 5 degrees set in 1880 and the coldest high on record for Tuesday is 20 degrees, also set in 1880. These two records could be challenged.

Temperatures will gradually warm into the mid to upper 30s by the end of the work week. A wintry mix of rain and snow will be possible on Friday.

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Nov
15

Two Chances of Snow this Weekend

Posted By · November 15, 2014 at 7:48 am

The SkyTrak13 Weather Team has been tracking two chances of snow this weekend and even colder air to arrive next week. Clouds will increase through the afternoon with light winds out of the south. Temperatures will climb into the low 30s.

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Snow showers will develop after 8pm this evening, especially along and north of I-70. By Sunday morning, a half to one inch of snow accumulation will be possible. Temperatures will fall into the mid 20s.

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Sunday will be cloudy with a few flurries around during the day. Afternoon highs will climb into the mid 30s.

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The next system will push in on Sunday night. This one is stronger and has more moisture to work with. There is still more confidence that the heavier band of snow will develop along and south of I-70. That said, the latest computer data model runs are moving the track a bit farther north and that means that Indianapolis has a better chance of seeing the heavier snow band set up over the city. We will continue to tweak this forecast all weekend long as this system is still taking shape. By Monday morning, two to three inches of snow will be possible with lighter accumulations of one to two inches in northwest central Indiana, including Lafayette, Kokomo, and Peru.

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Another surge of cold air will arrive by Tuesday where temperatures will struggle to climb into the mid 20s!

A wintry mix of rain and snow looks possible on Friday as slightly warmer air starts to work back in.

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Nov
09

Quiet Today & Monday, Rain Possible Veterans Day

Posted By · November 9, 2014 at 7:28 am

There will be quite an abrupt temperature swing this week as arctic air filters in by mid week.

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More sunshine is in store today and warmer temperatures too. High pressure will bring quiet conditions for today and Monday. Wind will turn out of the southwest today, allowing temperatures to climb into the low 50s.

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It will be mostly cloudy this evening and temperatures will fall into the upper 30s Monday morning, which is near normal for this time of year.

Monday will be the best day of the week with mostly sunny skies and temperatures will climb to near 60 degrees. It will be a bit breezy with winds out of the southwest.

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Changes push back in again on Veterans Day. A cold front will bring a good chance of scattered showers by afternoon with an early high in the low to mid 50s. Rain will move out by evening.

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Much colder air will start to filter in on Wednesday as the coldest air of the season takes over. Afternoon highs will only climb into the 30s, feeling more like late December. The last time we had highs in the mid 30s was March 16th.

Saturday looks dry but there is a chance of rain and snow on Sunday.

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Nov
08

Cool Weekend, Nice Monday

Posted By · November 8, 2014 at 7:21 am

A cold front is bringing a few sprinkles across north central Indiana this morning. Cooler and drier air will filter behind the cold front later today. In the meantime, there is a chance of a few stray light showers through early afternoon. If you are heading to the Purdue or IU game today, be prepared for a sprinkle during your tailgate.

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A gradual clearing will arrive later this afternoon with temperatures running close to ten degrees below normal, in the upper 40s.

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It will be partly cloudy and cold tonight with temperatures falling into the upper 20s by morning.

Sunny and dry conditions return for Sunday with breezes out of the southwest and a high near 50 degrees.

Monday will be the weather pick of the week again, with partly sunny skies and temperatures will climb into the upper 50s.

Another system arrives on Tuesday, Veterans Day, bringing a chance of scattered showers to central Indiana and falling temperatures. Temperatures will start off in the low 50s during the morning and fall into the mid 40s by late afternoon.

Arctic air arrives by Wednesday, ushering in the coldest air of the season. The unseasonably cold air will stay in place through Friday with temperatures struggling to climb out of the mid 30s.

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