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Cool But Sunny Today, Gorgeous Weekend Ahead

Posted By · October 22, 2014 at 11:59 am

It was a cool, frosty start this morning as temperatures tumbled to 38 degrees.  That’s the coldest temperature since May 18th.

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After a couple of cloudy days, a much brighter day is on tap.  It will be a bit cool for this time of year with temperatures climbing into the upper 50s.

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Another round of frost is expected Thursday morning as clear skies allow temperatures to fall back into the mid 30s.

An area of high pressure will start to push east and that will allow a southwesterly flow to kick in on Thursday afternoon.  Temperatures will climb to near 60 degrees.  A few clouds will start to filter in by late afternoon as a weak upper level system arrives.

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A few sprinkles will be possible late Thursday night into Friday morning.

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A gradual warming trend continues into next week.  This weekend looks fantastic with sunny and dry conditions and temperatures will climb into the upper 60s to near 70 degrees.

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Gradual Clearing Today, Brighter Rest of Week

Posted By · October 21, 2014 at 12:29 pm

A stubborn upper level low will slowly drift off to the east today.  A few light spotty showers will be possible, especially in our northern viewing area.  The skies will slowly clear today as high pressure build in.  Temperatures will remain in the mid 50s this afternoon.


The skies will continue to clear out overnight, allowing temperatures to fall into the mid 30s.  Patchy frost will be likely.

A much brighter pattern arrives on Wednesday.  It will be sunny and cool with highs in the upper 50s. 

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The gradual warming trend will continue well into next week with temperatures climbing above average this weekend.  The SkyTrak13 weather team is forecasting temperatures around 70 degrees Sunday and Monday.


A weak cold front will arrive late Thursday night and there may be the need to put some light rain in the forecast.  Otherwise, a dry pattern will continue into next week, as well.


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Wet Pattern Sticks Around

Posted By · October 14, 2014 at 11:42 am

Showers and a few thunderstorms will taper off from west to east this afternoon.  There is still a chance of a few more showers and thunderstorms redeveloping.  Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy with an early high in the mid 60s.  Temperatures will slowly fall through the rest of the day.



It will be mostly cloudy tonight with another chance of scattered showers.  Temperatures will fall into the low 50s, running a few degrees above average.

More rain will be likely by Wednesday afternoon with a high around 60 degrees.



A few more lingering showers will be possible Thursday morning before a drier pattern returns.  The stubborn weather system will finally move east, with afternoon highs climbing into the low 60s.


Some sunshine returns on Friday with a high in the mid 60s.

The dry pattern will continue through the weekend.  It will be cool with highs in the mid to upper 50s.  Patchy frost will be possible Sunday



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Spotty Showers Possible Today, Stormy Monday & Tuesday

Posted By · October 12, 2014 at 8:09 am

An unsettled weather pattern will start to take over today as a warm front approaches. Clouds will increase from south to north today with a chance of a spotty shower or two later this afternoon into the evening.

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It will be slightly warmer today than yesterday, although still below normal. Highs will top out in the low 60s.


Winds will turn out of the south this evening with mostly cloudy skies. A few isolated showers will be possible this evening with better chances of showers and thunderstorms by Monday morning. It will be mild with a low in the upper 50s.

Warm, moist air pushes in on Monday. It will FEEL humid. Temperatures will likely climb into the low 70s with breezy winds out of the south. There will be several dry hours on Monday afternoon before more thunderstorms develop.

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Strong to severe storms will be possible, with the best time of arrival from late afternoon Monday through early Tuesday morning. Damaging winds and isolated tornadoes will be possible.

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Your SkyTrak13 weather team will keep you updated with the latest information as the storm system develops.

Heavy rain looks likely with this slow moving system. At this point, it looks like this low pressure system will stick around through Wednesday. Potential rainfall totals by then could be from 1.5” to 2.5” of rain.

High pressure will build in again by late in the work week. This will allow central Indiana to dry out with the quiet pattern continuing through the weekend.


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Frosty for Some Sunday, Stormy Start to Work Week

Posted By · October 11, 2014 at 5:40 pm

A Frost Advisory is in effect Sunday morning, 2am-8am EDT for White, Cass, Miami, Wabash, Grant, Blackford and Jay counties. The skies will be clear overnight, allowing temperatures to tumble into the upper 30s.

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Clouds will increase through the day on Sunday as a warm front arrives. A few spotty showers will be possible, especially along and south of I-70.


Winds will start to turn out of the east-southeast and temperatures will warm a few degrees higher than today with highs in the low 60s.


Shower chances continue Sunday night through Monday afternoon. Temperatures will climb into the low 70s with breezy southerly winds. Showers and thunderstorms will be likely by late afternoon and early evening on Monday. Some storms could be strong to severe Monday night into Tuesday morning.

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Tuesday will still be soggy and stormy with highs near 60 degrees.

A few more showers will be possible on Wednesday but Thursday through the weekend, looks dry at this point.


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Mainly Dry Weekend, Stormy Start to Work Week

Posted By · October 11, 2014 at 7:08 am

High pressure builds in today, bringing a bright and dry autumn day to central Indiana. Winds will be out of the northeast from 5 to 10 mph with a high near 60 degrees.


There are many college football games today and here are the forecasts:


It will be mostly clear this evening with temperature running about 5 degrees below average. Temperatures will fall to near 40 degrees Sunday morning.

Clouds will increase on Sunday with a chance of a shower or two Sunday afternoon, as a warm front lifts across central Indiana. Temperatures will climb into the low 60s.


A more active pattern returns on Monday as a cold front pushes through. Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible, with pockets of heavy rainfall likely.SLIGHT RISK  MONDAY 7AM  MONDAY PM

Afternoon highs will soar into the low 70s.

Tuesday looks wet too with more showers and thunderstorms likely.

There is a chance that the rainy activity could stick around through Wednesday but drier air arrives by Thursday and Friday. Temperatures will be running near seasonal by the end of the work week.

At this point, next weekend looks dry.


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Chilly Again Today, Warmer Mid Week

Posted By · October 5, 2014 at 7:37 am

As the clouds clear out this morning, temperatures are falling.  Patchy frost is likely this morning, especially in low lying and sheltered areas.  A Frost Advisory is in effect until 9am EDT this morning.

Today won’t feel as blustery as Saturday.  We have had quite a swing in temperatures since early Friday morning.


The winds will be a bit breezy at times, sustained from 5 to 15 mph.  The wind will be out of the southwest though, and that will allow more mild air to arrive later today.  Clouds will filter back in this afternoon with a high in the upper 50s.

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There is a chance of an isolated shower later this evening through Monday morning.

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Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy and near normal for this time of year, with the mid 40s.

There are better chances of showers by Monday afternoon with highs in the low 60s.

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A few lingering showers will be possible Tuesday morning with partly sunny skies later on.  Afternoon highs will climb into the mid 60s.

Wednesday looks like the pick of the week with partly sunny skies and highs near 70 degrees.

The active pattern kicks back in again Thursday with a chance of showers through Friday morning.  Saturday looks dry right now with another shot at showers and thunderstorms on Sunday.


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Frosty Start Sunday, Spotty Showers Possible Later

Posted By · October 4, 2014 at 5:58 pm

After a chilly, blustery day, the cold core of air will continue to filter in overnight.   Temperatures only climbed to 49 degrees today, tying the record set back in 1885.

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The light rain and the winds will die down this evening around sunset.  Here are some of the rain totals and wind gusts from our WeatherBug network:

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The skies will clear out and temperatures will tumble into the mid 30s.

A Frost Advisory is in effect from 3am-9am Sunday morning for all of central Indiana.  Patchy frost is likely, especially in low lying and sheltered areas.   On average, the Indianapolis area receives patchy frost around October 11th.  Widespread frost normally occurs around October 14th.

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Another chilly fall day is on tap Sunday afternoon with highs topping out in the mid 50.  There is a chance of a spotty shower too, with increasing clouds during the afternoon.

It won’t be quite as cold Sunday night with mostly cloudy skies and low in the low 40s.

Monday will be mostly cloudy with a good chance of scattered showers by late afternoon through the evening.  Temperatures will still be running well below normal, in the low 60s.

The active pattern will continue during the work week with another chance of showers on Thursday.


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