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14

Mild Conditions Continue

Posted By · December 14, 2014 at 8:08 am

**Air Quality Alert Day in effect until 7pm Tonight**

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Despite the clouds, it will be a mild December day. The wind will be light, out of the south-southwest. Afternoon highs climb into the upper 40s to near 50 degrees.

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An Air Quality Action Day is in place again today until 7pm for Indianapolis, surrounding counties, as well as, Howard and Madison counties. Fine particulates(dust, dirt, soot, smoke) in the air will be at unhealthy levels for sensitive groups.

Cloudy skies continue this evening with another mild night in store. Temperatures will only fall to near 40 degrees.

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An area of low pressure will move into the Great Lakes area by Monday evening. It will be another mild day with winds turning out of the south on the front side of this system. Afternoon highs climb to near 50 degrees. There is a chance of rain Monday afternoon with rain becoming likely by evening.

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Rain will continue into Tuesday morning with a total of a few tenths of an inch to around a half an inch of rain possible. Temperatures will fall into the mid 40s Tuesday mid morning and will continue to tumble through the rest of the day. Temperatures will be in the upper 30s by late afternoon.

A few light snow showers will be possible Tuesday evening, although no accumulation is expected.

A few flurries will be possible Wednesday.

Another system will track into central Indiana by the end of the work week. The timing is still up in the air at this point. A wintry mix will be possible on Friday with snow possible on Saturday. We will keep you posted on the latest forecast.

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Dec
13

Cloudy But Mild

Posted By · December 13, 2014 at 6:25 pm

**Air Quality Alert in effect tonight through Sunday.**

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It was a cloudy but mild day with temperatures climbing into the mid 40s. Kokomo enjoyed a brief break in the clouds today.

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Temperatures won’t move much as the cloud cover provides a blanket of insulation. Temperatures will only fall into the upper 40s by Sunday morning. Some light drizzle and patchy fog is possible overnight through Sunday morning.

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The Air Quality Action Day continues on Sunday. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management actually declares Air Quality Action Days. It means that the quality of air will be unhealthy for sensitive groups due to the fine particulates in the air. There is a temperature inversion aloft from around 1km to 3km, helping trap the particulates at the surface. And there is not much of a breeze at the surface to stir the air.

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The thick cloud base will hang around on Sunday but the winds will turn out of the south-southwest, allowing temperatures to climb into the upper 40s to near 50 degrees.

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An area of low pressure will arrive move into the Great Lakes on Monday. Rain will be possible Monday afternoon and then it will be likely by evening. A few tenths of an inch to a half an inch of rain will be possible. Rain will continue into Tuesday morning.

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Temperatures will fall into the mid 40s Tuesday morning and will continue to tumble throughout the day. Temperatures will be in the upper 30s by late afternoon. If there is any moisture leftover Tuesday night, a few light snow showers will be possible.

A few flurries will be possible on Wednesday with near seasonal temperatures through the work week.

It’s still very early but another storm system may arrive late Friday and Saturday, bringing a chance of some snow.

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Dec
13

Cloudy but Warmer this Weekend

Posted By · December 13, 2014 at 7:10 am

**Air Quality Alert in effect today and Sunday.**

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While a slow warming trend arrives this weekend, it will remain cloudy. The cloudy conditions will persist due to a temperature inversion in the upper levels. In a temperature inversion, temperatures hold steady or rise with height rather than fall. So, while there is warmer air aloft, it is trapping the cooler, moist air at the surface. At times this weekend, patchy fog and misty conditions will be possible.

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Because of this stagnant air, an Air Quality Alert is in effect for portions of central Indiana today and tomorrow. The fine particulate levels are expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

Temperatures today will slowly climb into the low 40s this afternoon with light wind out of the west-southwest.

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It will be a mild overnight with temperatures only falling into the upper 30s. A bit of patchy fog and misty conditions will be possible Sunday morning.

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Sunday afternoon will be slightly warmer with temperatures climbing to near 50 degrees with wind out of the south-southwest.

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The system that has been bringing the heavy rain to the west coast will make its way to the Great Lakes area on Monday. Showers will be likely by late afternoon with a high in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees.

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Showers will continue into Tuesday with falling temperatures. By late afternoon, temperatures will be in the upper 30s. Any leftover moisture could be in the form of a few snow showers Tuesday night.

A few flurries will be possible on Wednesday with temperatures running below normal.

The colder pattern continues into next weekend.

Today is Indiana Weather History: In 2000, an ice storm struck south central Indiana. Up to a half inch of ice fell on top of snow, and the ice downed power lines, causing power outages.

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Dec
08

Rain This Afternoon, Light Mix Possible Tonight

Posted By · December 8, 2014 at 12:26 pm

A cold front will make way for a wet Monday afternoon.  Rain showers will move across central Indiana this afternoon with temperatures only climbing into the low 40s.

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A couple tenths of an inch of rain is possible this afternoon.

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A colder air pushes in later this evening and any leftover moisture will be in the form of a wintry mix.  Rain, sleet and snow will be possible late tonight.  No accumulation is expected but it could be a bit messy on the roads.

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Temperatures will fall into the upper 20 to near 30 degrees by Tuesday morning.

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Tuesday will be cloudy and breezy with winds out of the north.  Winds could gust around 20 miles per hour.  Afternoon highs will only climb into the mid 30s with wind chill values in the low to mid 20s.  A few flurries will be possible too.

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Wednesday will be dry and cloudy with highs in the mid 30s.

At this point, we are tracking a bit of a warming trend for the weekend, where temperatures will climb above normal, in the upper 40s and low 50s.

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Dec
07

Brighter Today, Rain Chances Return Monday

Posted By · December 7, 2014 at 7:14 am

After a gloomy Saturday, today will be much brighter!  We are starting off on a frosty note, with temperatures in the upper 20s.  Later today, winds will be light with high clouds filtering in ahead of the next system.  Afternoon highs will climb into the upper 30s and low 40s.

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It will be  a great day for football in Cleveland today.  Go Colts!

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It will be mostly cloudy tonight with a low in the low 30s.

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A quick Clipper system will drag a cold front across central Indiana on Monday.  A few light rain showers will be possible by late Monday morning into the afternoon.

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Temperatures will climb into the low 40s.

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If there is any moisture left over, a few light snow showers will be possible.  Temperatures will fall into the upper 20s Tuesday morning.

A few flurries will be possible Tuesday, mainly in north central Indiana.  Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy and cold with a high in the mid 30s.

A drier pattern arrives by Wednesday with the cold temperatures sticking around through the weekend.

On this date in Indiana Weather History:   In 1979, strong winds collapsed part of a warehouse under construction near Indianapolis.

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Dec
06

A Much Brighter Finish to the Weekend

Posted By · December 6, 2014 at 5:47 pm

It was a gloomy Saturday but at least the widespread rain ended this morning. Temperatures held steady in the upper 30s with breezy winds out of the north.

The clouds will slowly clear out overnight and the winds will continue to turn out of the north. Temperatures will fall into the upper 20s with wind chill values in the teens.

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The gradual clearing continues Sunday morning, making way for a much brighter day! Temperatures will climb back into the upper 30s.

The Colts take on the Browns on Sunday in Cleveland at 1pm. It will be perfect football weather with sunny skies, winds out of the north and highs in the upper 30s.

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A quick Clipper system will arrive on Monday, bringing a chance of a few rain showers. Afternoon highs will climb to near 40 degrees.

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If any moisture is available Monday evening, a few light snow showers will be possible.

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A few flurries will be possible on Tuesday with chilly conditions.

Below normal conditions will stick around through the work week but at this point, it does look dry.

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Dec
05

Wet Friday, Drier this Weekend

Posted By · December 5, 2014 at 11:39 am

It was a foggy start this morning,with visibility reduced to less than a tenth of a mile in some locations this morning.  Here is a picture I took this morning in Johnson county.

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Soggy conditions have arrived across central Indiana today.  The good news is, temperatures will remain above the freezing mark over the next 24 hours, making this a rain only event.  As the low pressure moves in closer this afternoon, rain will become heavy at times.

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Showers will continue overnight through Saturday morning.

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Some areas could pick up one to two inches of rain by the time it’s all said and done.

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Afternoon temperatures will struggle to climb into the low 40s and will then fall into the mid 30s by Saturday morning.

A few lingering showers will be possible through early afternoon Saturday, otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy with maybe a few peeks of sunshine by late afternoon.  Temperatures will climb into the low 40s with breezy winds out of the north from 10 to 15 mph.  Wind chill values will make it feel like its in the low 30s.

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More sunshine will take over on Sunday with highs near 40 degrees.

We are tracking a chance of another round of rain on Monday.  A few light snow showers will be possible Monday evening, with flurries possible on Tuesday.

The average high for this time of year is 42 degrees and temperatures will remain below normal through most of the work week.

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Nov
23

More Rain Today, Heavy Rain Possible

Posted By · November 23, 2014 at 7:22 am

Another mild day is in place but changes will arrive later today as a strong area of low pressure moves arrives. Central Indiana will be in the warm sector of the storm, so temperatures will climb into the mid to upper 50s this afternoon.

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There is a chance of a few more scattered showers this morning into the early afternoon. Widespread rain will arrive by mid afternoon. Pockets of heavy rain will be likely with breezy winds.

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Temperatures may actually climb a few degrees this evening but then will begin to tumble after midnight. The heavier rain will taper off early Monday but the winds will ramp up.

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Winds will be sustained from 20 to 25 mph with gusts around 30 to 50 mph possible through Monday evening. Temperatures will fall into the mid 40s Monday morning and will be down into the low 30s by late afternoon.

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A few light snow showers will be possible Monday afternoon although no accumulation is expected.

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Temperatures will fall into the low 20s early Tuesday morning and the wind will begin to relax.

Tuesday will be a cold winter-like day with temperatures only climbing into the low to mid 30s.

There is a small chance of some light snow on Thanksgiving Day morning although moisture appears to be lacking. This will be something the SkyTrak13 team will continue to monitor. The record snowfall on Thanksgiving Day is 2.4” set in 1902.

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The cold winter-like temperatures look to stick around through next weekend.

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