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Ice Storm Warning in Effect this Afternoon

Posted By · January 11, 2015 at 6:51 am

An Ice Storm Warning has been issued for Indianapolis and areas along the I-70 corridor from 4pm this afternoon until 7am Monday. Then a Winter Weather Advisory takes effect until 1pm Monday. The rest of central Indiana is under a Winter Weather advisory this afternoon until 1pm Monday.

Freezing rain is likely this afternoon with ice accumulations from a tenth of an inch to a quarter of an inch.


The precipitation will mix with sleet, snow and rain at times. Temperatures will hover near the freezing mark, allowing the precipitation to freeze onto surfaces at or below freezing.  Driving conditions will diminish rapidly this evening.  If you are heading to a Colts viewing party, use extreme care.


The bulk of the moisture will arrive late afternoon and will start to taper off after midnight. A cold front will arrive overnight, allowing colder air to push in. This will change any leftover precipitation to just snow. Light snow accumulation will be possible by late Monday morning.


The Monday morning commute will also be hazardous, as snow falls on icy surfaces.   Temperatures will fall on Monday into the mid 20s by late afternoon.


A quiet and dry pattern takes over on Tuesday with temperatures climbing to near normal by the weekend.


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Tracking Freezing Rain, Sleet, Snow Potential

Posted By · January 10, 2015 at 7:32 pm

The Skytrak13 Weather Team is tracking a winter system that will bring a mix of freezing rain, sleet, and snow to central Indiana. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Indianapolis and areas to the west and east of Indy and areas south. It’s in effect from Sunday afternoon through Monday early afternoon.


It will be a quiet evening with partly cloudy skies and temperatures will hold near steady in the mid to upper teens.

Clouds will begin to thicken up on Sunday morning. There is a chance of a quick burst of snow early afternoon. As the system progresses to the northeast, precipitation will change over to a mix of freezing rain and sleet for those areas in the advisory. To the north of the advisory, a mix of snow and sleet will be possible. Temperatures during the afternoon will hover just under the freezing mark.


Here is a description of how freezing rain and sleet occur:


More widespread precipitation will be likely by late afternoon.


It will continue into Monday morning with many areas seeing a change of sleet and freezing rain to just snow. Ice accumulations could be from a tenth of an inch to two tenths of an inch. Snow totals in north central will be from 1” to 3” possible and Indianapolis will likely fall around 1” or less of snow accumulation. Temperatures will hold near steady in the upper 20s.


The precipitation will exit Indiana from west to east by early afternoon. Temperatures will fall throughout the day, into the upper teens by late afternoon.

A quiet and dry pattern takes over the rest of the week with temperatures climbing back to near normal by the weekend.


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Bitter Cold Start to the Weekend, Wintry Mess to Finish

Posted By · January 10, 2015 at 7:17 am

Another blast of Arctic air will continue to spill into central Indiana today. Wind Chill Advisories continue for north central Indiana until 1pm EST.

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Winds will turn out of the south/ southwest today with temperatures climbing into the mid to upper teens. Wind chill values will be running 15 below zero at times today.

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Temperatures will hold near steady today in the mid to upper teens.

Clouds will increase Sunday morning. The next storm system arrives Sunday afternoon. As it pushes in, there is the potential for a sleet, freezing rain, and snow mix. As the column of air the atmosphere warms up, the precipitation will likely change over to freezing rain because temperatures at the surface will remain below freezing. Afternoon highs will climb into the upper 20s. Right now, light ice accumulation is possible.

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As the system progresses east, the precipitation will change over to all snow early Monday morning. Light snow accumulations will be possible by late Monday morning with the snow tapering off early afternoon. This is an evolving storm system and the SkyTrak13 Weather Team will keep you updated with the latest information.

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A gradual warm up to the low 30s arrives by the end of the work week. At this time, it looks like it will be a dry and quiet week after Monday.


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Heavy Rain Today, Rain Mixes with Snow Sunday

Posted By · January 3, 2015 at 7:18 am

Winter Weather Advisory: in effect for Benton county until 10am.

An active pattern returns this weekend, bringing wet and mild conditions today and light snow and falling temperatures on Sunday.

Rain has arrived this morning and there was a brief freezing rain event in north central Indiana. Temperatures are hovering above the freezing mark in most of central Indiana, allowing just rain to fall. It will be a rainy day with a few rumbles of thunder possible. Winds will be out of the southwest allowing temperatures to climb into the upper 40s to near 50 degrees.

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Rain will continue this evening with rain totals around 1” to 2” possible today. Overnight, rain will transition to some light snow showers and temperatures will fall into the mid to upper 30s.

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Light snow will be possible through Sunday afternoon and temperatures will tumble throughout the day. By late afternoon, temperatures will be down into the mid 20s with breezy winds out of the west. It will be a blustery afternoon with wind chill values in the single digits.

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The frigid air will continue to push in Sunday night into Monday morning with temperatures falling into the upper single digits. Wind chill values will be below zero.

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Temperatures will only climb into the mid teens on Monday afternoon.

A clipper system arrives late Monday night and Tuesday, bringing a good chance of some light snow, especially in north central Indiana.

It will be a bitter cold work week with temperatures running 15 to 20 degrees below normal.


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Drier But Colder Pattern Takes Over

Posted By · December 28, 2014 at 6:41 am

After a soggy Saturday, Sunday will bring a dry finish to the weekend.  A little bit of snow fell last night but we are on track for one of the least snowiest Decembers on record.


Skies will be mostly cloudy with the clouds breaking up some by late afternoon.   Temperatures will be near normal, only climbing into the mid 30s.


Skies will begin to clear out more tonight as high pressure builds in.  That will allow temperatures to fall into the mid 20s.


A quiet but cold pattern will keep its grip on central Indiana for most of the week.  An Arctic cold front will arrive on Tuesday.  While it will move in dry, it will help usher in the coldest air of the season.  As we wrap up 2014 and usher in 2015, temperatures will start off in the teens and only climb into the mid 20s.


The next storm system will arrive on Friday on into the weekend.  A wintry mix of precipitation is possible.  The Skytrak13 weather team will monitor the latest forecasts and keep you up to date.


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Mix of Rain & Snow Possible Tonight

Posted By · December 27, 2014 at 5:16 pm

It has been a damp but mild Saturday. Temperatures have been running more than 10 degrees above average with highs in the mid 40s.


More widespread rain is likely tonight as a cold front moves in closer. Colder air will start to push in and that will allow a change-over of rain to some wet snow. No snow accumulation is expected but some slick roads will be possible. Most of the snow activity will continue during the overnight although some light snow will be possible Sunday morning in southwest Indiana.

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Temperatures will fall into the low 30s.

The cold front will bring colder and drier air into central Indiana on Sunday. A slow clearing of the skies will arrive by late afternoon with temperatures only climbing into the mid 30s.



The Colts will be in Nashville, TN taking on the Titans.  Here is the forecast:

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An Arctic high pressure will provide a cold and dry pattern to the end of 2014 and beginning of 2015.

Another system will arrive some time on Friday and this could bring a mix of rain and snow into the weekend.


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Rainy Start to Weekend

Posted By · December 27, 2014 at 6:42 am

An area of low pressure will bring a cold front to central Indiana today. Mild temperatures will keep this a rain-only event. Scattered showers will be likely on and off through the day today. While there will be several dry hours early this afternoon, rain will push back in by late afternoon and continue into the evening.

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Temperatures will still climb into the upper 40s with winds out of the south.

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The precipitation will begin to taper off late tonight but as colder air arrives, a mix of rain and snow will be possible into Sunday morning. Otherwise, it will be cloudy with temperatures falling into the low 30s.

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Temperatures will be near normal on Sunday with highs in the mid 30s with winds out of the north.

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A quiet but cooler trend moves in for the rest of the week. An Arctic front will arrive on Tuesday, ushering in much colder air.

It will be a chilly close to 2014 with lows in the teens and afternoon highs struggling to climb into the mid 20s on Wednesday.

The next system will arrive on Friday. While its still very far out, there is a chance of a mix of rain and snow. The Skytrak13 Weather Team will continue to monitor the latest information on this system.


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Christmas Day Forecast

Posted By · December 25, 2014 at 7:19 am

Merry Christmas! Light rain with a few wet snow flakes will continue this morning before drier air arrives by early afternoon. It will still be breezy today with temperatures climbing into the mid 30s.

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The skies will start to clear out tonight with temperatures falling into the low 30s by Friday morning.


Friday will start off mostly sunny with clouds filling back in by late afternoon. Afternoon highs will be in the mid 40s.


A cold front will push in this weekend bringing a chance of rain Friday night. Temperatures will stay above the freezing mark so that will keep precipitation as a rain only event. Lows will be in the upper 30s.

There is a good chance of more rain on Saturday with highs in the mid to upper 40s. As temperatures fall late Saturday night, a wintry mix of rain and snow will be possible.

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Sunday looks mainly dry right now and a quiet pattern should take shape for the work week, although temperatures will be running well below normal.




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