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Oct
04

Chilly Autumn Weekend

Posted By · October 4, 2014 at 7:24 am

An abrupt change of the seasons has arrived.  It will be a chilly, breezy day with a chance of a few spotty showers this afternoon.  Clouds will fill back in this afternoon and temperatures will struggle to climb to 50 degrees.  The record lowest high temperature for today is 49 degrees, set back in 1885.

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It will FEEL even cooler, thanks to the wind out of the west, sustained from 10 to 20 mph.  Wind chill values will be in the low 40s.

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It will be mostly cloudy tonight with temperatures tumbling into the mid 30s.  It hasn’t been that cold since April 23rd.  There is a chance of patchy frost too.   Indianapolis normally receives the first frost of the season around October 11th.  We are not expecting widespread frost, thanks to breezy winds.

There is a chance of a few more spotty showers Sunday afternoon and evening.  Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 50s.

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The active pattern continues through the week with more rain chances Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning and again Thursday into Friday.  A gradual warming trend pushes back in too, with temperatures climbing into the low 70s by Thursday.

Next weekend is trending cooler with more rain possible.

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Sep
28

Spectacular Sunday

Posted By · September 28, 2014 at 6:52 am

We are in the middle of a long stretch of temperatures running several degrees above average. High pressure will continue to provide pleasant fall weather.

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Sunday will be a repeat of Saturday, with sun soaked skies and temperatures climbing back into the upper 70s and low 80s across central Indiana.

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It will be clear and mild tonight with temperatures only falling to near 60 degrees.

The quiet and dry pattern continues through most of the work week with mostly sunny skies and afternoon highs climbing into the upper 70s to near 80 degrees.

A more active pattern moves in on Thursday. A cold front will bring showers and thunderstorms by Thursday night into Friday morning.

Much cooler air will arrive behind the cold front, where temperatures will struggle to climb into the mid to upper 60s.

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Sep
27

Spectacular Sunday

Posted By · September 27, 2014 at 5:23 pm

It was a gorgeous day in Central Indiana today with mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 70s and low 80s. Much of the same can be expected for Sunday, wrapping up our first weekend of fall.

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It will be mostly clear tonight with temperatures in the mid 60s during the 9pm hour. Temperatures will fall into the mid 50s early Sunday morning, still running a few degrees above average for this time of year. Some patchy fog will be possible too.

Another spectacular day will be on tap for Sunday with sunny skies and highs in the low 80s.

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The average high for this time of year is 73 degrees. Temperatures will remain above average through most of the work week. The dry and quiet pattern will stick around until late Thursday, as well.

A more active pattern pushes in late week, bringing a chance of showers and thunderstorms late Thursday night and Friday.

Much cooler air will arrive next weekend where temperatures will only climb into the mid 60s.

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Sep
27

Fantastic First Weekend of Fall

Posted By · September 27, 2014 at 8:44 am

It will be a spectacular Fall weekend with sunny skies and dry conditions. Temperatures will be running close to 10 degrees above average for morning lows and afternoon highs.

Breezes will be light, out of the east today, with highs climbing into the low 80s.

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It will be an awesome day for College Football too!

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It will be mostly clear tonight with temperatures falling into the mid 50s.

Sunday will bring much of the same, with sunny skies and highs in the low 80s.

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The quiet and dry pattern will continue through most of the work week. Temperatures will also run several degrees above average.

A more active pattern will return by the end of the work week, bringing rain chances back to the forecast. Much cooler air will follow that system next weekend.

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Sep
21

Breezy & Cooler Today, Dry Pattern Returns

Posted By · September 21, 2014 at 6:55 am

The cold front that brought the stormy Saturday night will gradual push off to the southeast of Indiana today and it will take the rain with it. Cooler, drier air will flow in behind the front today. In the meantime, a few spotty showers will be possible through mid morning.

It will be a breezy day with winds out of the northwest from 10 to 20 mph. Gusts will be around 30 mph. Clouds will decrease this afternoon, making way for mostly sunny skies and highs in the low 70s.

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The Colts play in Jacksonville today and it will be warm with heat indices in the upper 80s.

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It will be mostly clear and cool tonight. Patchy fog is possible Monday morning with a low in the upper 40s. The wind will die down some, out of the northwest from 5 to 15 mph.

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A cool Canadian high pressure will build in during the work week. Monday will be sunny and cool with temperatures running close to 10 degrees below average with highs in the upper 60s. The Autumnal Equinox arrives Monday evening at 10:29pm EDT.

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Dry weather takes over the work week with a gradual warming trend too. As high pressure moves off to the east, the winds will start to turn out of the south. Afternoon highs will be back into the mid 70s, near normal for this time of year, by Wednesday.

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Sep
20

Stormy Saturday Night, Cooler Sunday

Posted By · September 20, 2014 at 6:39 pm

After a beautiful summer day where temperatures climbed into the low 80s and upper 70s, thunderstorms are developing. The warm, moist air has set the stage for some heavy downpours and the potential for severe weather this evening.

The storms are moving into our western viewing area late this afternoon. Storm reports so far have included damaging winds in excess of 70 to 80 mph. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for our northern viewing area, including Benton, White, Cass, Miami, and Wabash counties, until 10pm.

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Storms will continue to develop through the evening, moving east-southeast. Storms will arrive in our into the Indy metro area around 10pm or 11pm.

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The sun will set at 7:46pm this evening and storms will likely weaken some after sunset. The SkyTrak13 Weather Team will keep you updated throughout the evening on Channel 13 and all of our social media platforms.

Storms will taper off in the early morning hours on Sunday with a few spotty showers possible Sunday morning. It will be another breezy day but winds will be out of the north, allowing cooler air to arrive. A gradual clearing will arrive by Sunday afternoon with highs in the upper 60s and low 70s.

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The Autumnal Equinox is at 10:29pm EDT on Monday. It will feel more like Fall, with temperatures only climbing into the upper 60s.

The dry pattern continues through the work week with a warming trend too. Temperatures will rebound into the upper 70s by the end of the work week.

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Sep
20

SEVERE T-STORM WARNING FOR BENTON COUNTY EXTENDED

Posted By · September 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for Benton County, extended until 5:45pm EDT.

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A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for our northern viewing area until 10pm EDT.

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We’ll keep you updated throughout the evening, as more storms are likely.

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Sep
20

Summer Temps Today, Storms Tonight

Posted By · September 20, 2014 at 6:51 am

It’s the last weekend of summer and today will feel like it. Temperatures will climb a few degrees above average today, with highs in the low 80s. It will be a breezy day, with winds picking up from 10 to 20 mph out of the southwest.

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A cold front will arrive this evening, ending our dry pattern. Showers and thunderstorms will be likely along the front. Our northwestern viewing area, including Tippecanoe, White, Carroll, Cass, Miami, Benton, Fountain, and Warren counties, are all under a slight risk of severe weather. Damaging winds and large hail will be possible.

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Right now, the time of arrival will be after 6pm in our northwestern viewing. After the sunsets, storms will weaken with the lack of sunshine fueling the storms. Storms will move into the Indianapolis metro area after 8pm. Showers and storms will taper off during the early morning hours on Sunday, with just a few spotty showers possible late Sunday morning. Temperatures will fall into the low 60s Sunday morning.

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A gradual clearing will arrive Sunday, with cool northerly winds. Gusts around 25 mph will be possible. Afternoon highs will climb into the low 70s.

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Dry weather takes over again during the work week with a gradual warming trend too. Afternoon highs will be back into the mid 70s, near normal for this time of year, by Wednesday.

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