The unseasonably cold conditions continue today with temperatures running nearly 20 degrees below average. It’s near record cold this morning with temperatures falling into the upper teens. The record for this morning is 16 degrees, set back in 1934.
A trough of low pressure is over the Midwest today but as we head into next week, temperatures will moderate.
While it will feel more like winter today, it will be sunny and dry. Temperatures will rebound into the upper 30s this afternoon.
It will be mostly clear and quiet tonight with the wind beginning to turn out of the south. Temperatures will tumble into the low 20s.
Sunday will bring warmer temperatures with breezy winds out of the southwest. Afternoon highs will climb into the upper 40s to near 50 degrees.
A cold front will bring a good chance of showers by late afternoon through the evening. A tenth of an inch or so of rain will be possible.
The gradual warming trend will continue next week. It will be sunny and mild on Monday with highs in the mid 50s.
Tuesday will be warmer yet with afternoon highs climbing into the mid 60s.
More unsettled weather returns by mid week. There is a chance of rain Wednesday night through Friday. There is low confidence in the computer data models at this point but the Skytrak13 Weather Team will continue to tweak and monitor the forecast.
On this date in Indiana weather history: In 1997, a small tornado touched down at the Turtle Creek Apartments on the far south side of Indianapolis, damaging roofs and carports.
While it will be cooler today than yesterday, it will still be a partly sunny and pleasant Sunday. Winds will turn out of the east-northeast with afternoon highs climbing into the upper 40s to near 50 degrees.
It will be partly cloudy tonight with temperatures falling into the upper 20s, running several degrees below average.
An active pattern arrives during the work week with several chances of rain and some big temperature swings.
A weak disturbance will bring a chance of light rain Monday afternoon. Rain could mix some snow along a Lafayette to Marion line. No accumulation is expected but it could be a bit slick. It will be mostly cloudy and chilly with temperatures only climbing into the low 40s.
Tuesday morning looks dry but rain chances return by Tuesday afternoon. Temperatures will climb into the upper 40s.
Better chances of rain arrive Tuesday night through Wednesday morning. Temperatures will only fall into the mid 40s, keeping the precipitation just rain.
There will be several dry hours on Wednesday and temperatures will soar into the low 60s. A cold front will move through on Wednesday night, bringing a good chance of showers and thunderstorms through Thursday morning.
Cooler air settles in through the weekend with highs topping out in the low 40s Thursday and Friday. A few flurries will be possible on Friday.
It was a fantastic first full day of spring with sunny skies and temperatures climbing almost 10 degrees above average. Highs topped out at 62 degrees this afternoon in Indianapolis.
It will be cooler tonight as winds shift out of the northeast. Temperatures will fall into the low 30s.
While Sunday will be cooler it will be a dry and partly sunny day with highs near 50 degrees.
Big temperature swings arrive for the work week with an active wet pattern.
It will be chilly Monday with temperatures only climbing into the low 40s. There is a chance of precipitation and it could be a light snow, sleet and rain mix late morning into the afternoon.
There is a better chance of rain by Tuesday afternoon into the evening as a warm front arrives. Afternoon highs will climb to near 50 degrees. Warmer air arrives on Wednesday and a cold front will bring showers and some thunderstorms.
A few lingering showers are possible on Thursday morning and a few flurries are possible on Friday, as cooler air returns.
The first day of spring will be fantastic with temperatures running almost 10 degrees above average. Winds will be out of the southwest, allowing temperatures to climb into the low 60s, under mostly sunny skies.
A weak cold front will arrive tonight. It will bring cooler air and increasing clouds overnight. Temperatures will fall into the low 30s.
Sunday will be cooler but dry with highs near 50 degrees.
An active March pattern pushes in for the work week with big temperature swings and chances of rain.
There is a chance of a mix of rain and sleet Monday morning into early afternoon. It will be cool too, with temperatures only climbing into the low 40s.
A warm front will bring a chance of rain Tuesday night with thunderstorms possible Wednesday. Temperatures will climb into the low 60s Wednesday afternoon.
A few lingering showers will be possible on Thursday morning and a few flurries will be possible on Friday.
After a wet and foggy start, the last afternoon of winter will slowly clear out. It will become mostly sunny this afternoon with highs in the low 50s.
The Vernal Equinox begins at 6:45pm. The skies will continue to clear out and temperatures will fall into the low 40s and upper 30s.
The first full day of spring will be fantastic with temperatures soaring into the low 60s. It will be a bit breezy with winds out of the southwest from 10 to 15 mph.
Cooler air arrives on Sunday as a more active pattern moves in. Temperatures will be running more than 10 degrees below average with highs in the low 40s.
A warm front will arrive on Tuesday, bringing a chance of a few afternoon and evening showers.
Thunderstorms will be likely on Wednesday with a few lingering showers possible Thursday.
This week is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana. There will be two state wide drills on Thursday, to practice your tornado safety plan. This is only a test. The first drill is at 10:15am and the evening drill is at 7:35pm. Your safe place should be an interior area on the lowest floor of the building. Make sure to stay away from windows.
On average, Indiana has 20 tornadoes per year. Last year, there were 28 tornadoes and the record number of tornadoes was set in 2011, with 72 tornadoes recorded.
Tornadoes can occur year round but they are most likely from April to June in Indiana. The primary hours are 3pm to 8pm and the secondary peak is 12 midnight to 3am.
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Palm Sunday Outbreak. It took place on April 11th, 1965 where 10 tornadoes killed 137 people.
For more details from the National Weather Service about Severe Weather Preparedness week, click here:
A fantastic spring-like day is in store with temperatures climbing into the low 60s this afternoon. It will be bright and sunny with light wind out of the northwest.
The mild conditions continue this evening as the winds start to turn out of the southwest. Temperatures will only fall into the low 40s by Monday morning.
Monday will bring the warmest air of the year with temperatures climbing 20 degrees above average. It will be sunny and breezy with gusts around 20 mph possible. The last time we enjoyed a 70 plus degree day was back in October.
A cold front will bring changes to central Indiana on Tuesday. If you are heading to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Indianapolis, bundle up! Temperatures will tumble into the upper 30s Tuesday morning with a highs in the upper 40s. It will be warmer than a year ago though, where the low was 18 and the high was only 39 degrees that day.
Temperatures will run below normal through the rest of the work week.
The Skytrak13 Weather Team is also tracking chances of rain on Thursday and Friday this week.
More mild air returns for the weekend with sunny skies and highs in the mid 50s.
After a wet start to the weekend, conditions continue to improve. The skies have gradually cleared out as an area of high pressure builds in. Temperatures climbed into the upper 50s and low 60s across central Indiana today.
Skies will be mostly clear this evening and temperatures will fall into the mid 30s. Patchy fog is possible Sunday morning, especially in south central Indiana.
Sunday will be beautiful spring-like day with temperatures climbing back into the upper 50s under mostly sunny skies.
As high pressure moves east, winds will burn out of the southwest on Monday. While it will be breezy at times, temperatures will soar 20 degrees above average. Highs will top out the low 70s.
Changes arrive on Tuesday, St. Patrick’s Day, as a cold front moves in. While it should be a dry day, temperatures will only climb into the mid to upper 40s. Winds will be breezy, out of the northwest.
Wednesday will be bright and dry with rain chances returning for the end of the work week with temperatures running well below normal.
Right now, next weekend looks dry and pleasant.