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.
After a soggy 24 hours, rain will taper off from northwest to southeast this morning through early afternoon. A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until 9am this morning with visibilities being reduced to less than a quarter of a mile.
Flood Warnings are in effect for several rivers until further notice. Minor flooding problems will continue today.
The skies will gradually clear this afternoon to sunny skies and temperatures will climb into the upper 50s. Winds will be a bit breezy, out of the northwest from 10 to 15 mph.
It will be mostly clear tonight with temperatures falling to near 30 degrees. Areas of frost will be possible.
Sunday will be sunny and pleasant with temperatures climbing back into the upper 50s, running almost 10 degrees above average.
Monday will be the warmest of the year so far with breezy winds and sunny skies. Temperatures will climb into the upper 60s and low 70s.
St. Patrick’s Day will much cooler and continued breezy with temperatures only climbing into the mid 40s.
The cooler temperatures will continue through the end of the work week with chances of rain on Thursday and Friday.
Right now, the weekend looks dry and pleasant with temperatures rebounding to the upper 50s and low 60s.
After 27 days in a row of below normal temperatures, afternoon highs finally climbed to normal this afternoon, with a high of 48 degrees.
Tonight will be pleasant with mostly cloudy skies and temperatures will fall to near 30 degrees.
It will be mostly sunny Monday with afternoon highs climbing into the mid 40s.
An area of low pressure will move along the Ohio River Valley Tuesday morning, bringing rain along and south of I-70 through Tuesday evening. Bedford and Seymour could receive over a half inch of rain with light amounts north.
Temperatures will climb into the mid 50s on Wednesday and upper 50s by Thursday.
Rain chances return Thursday night with rain becoming likely again on Friday for central Indiana.
A few lingering showers will be possible on Saturday with highs in the upper 40s.
Daylight Saving time began this morning and the sunrise will be at 8:08am and the sunset will be at 7:44pm.
Temperatures finally climbed above 40 on Saturday with a high of 42 degrees. The last time it was that warm was on February 8th and temperatures have been running below normal for 27 days in a row.
Today will be partly sunny and not as breezy as Saturday. Temperatures will climb into the low to mid 40s.
Clouds will move in this evening and that will keep it mild overnight. Temperatures will only fall to near 30 degrees Monday morning.
The gradual warming trend continues on Monday. It will be sunny with afternoon highs in the mid to upper 40s, near normal for this time of year.
Temperatures will soar into the mid 50s on Wednesday with highs nearing 60 degrees on Thursday.
Rain looks likely on Friday and temperatures will stay above normal, climbing into the low 50s.
A few lingering showers will be possible Saturday with highs in the upper 40s.
Southerly breezes allowed a decent warm up today with highs in the low 40s. It was gusty too!
While that’s still below normal, the gradual warming trend continues through next week.
Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday morning at 2am. It might be helpful to change your clocks tonight before you go to bed. This is also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
A weak cold front will arrive tonight and a few more clouds will arrive. Patchy dense fog will be possible as the winds relax and turn out of the west. Temperatures fall into the mid 20s.
It will be partly sunny Sunday with temperatures climbing back into the low 40s.
The dry conditions will continue on Monday with temperatures climbing into the mid 40s.
The warming trend continues on Tuesday with temperatures finally cracking the 50 degree mark and running above normal. There is a chance of rain along the Ohio River Valley but most of central Indiana looks dry at this time.
Temperatures will climb into the mid 50s on Wednesday and will near 60 degrees on Thursday.
Rain looks likely on Friday with temperature remaining well above normal.
Finally a dry weekend is on tap with more spring-like temperatures in the next 7 days. A slow warming trend begins today with temperatures climbing to near 40 degrees. There will be a mix of sun and clouds today with winds out of the southwest. A few gusts of 20 to 25 mph will be possible.
Tonight will be mild with temperatures falling into the low to mid 20s.
Daylight Saving time begins Sunday morning at 2am and we will “spring forward”. Turn you clocks ahead one hour tonight before you go to bed.
It won’t be as breezy Sunday with temperatures climbing into the low 40s.
The gradual warming trend continues during the work week. Right now, it looks like a dry pattern too, until Friday. Temperatures will finally climb above normal on Tuesday with highs in the low 40s.
The mid to upper 50s returns on Wednesday and Thursday with mostly sunny skies.
There is a chance of rain on Friday.