70s Today… Rain on the Way

A beautiful afternoon is ahead for Central Indiana.   We’ll hit highs in the low 70s this afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds.  It’s not a record breaking temperature, that record is 80 from 1974.

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It will be breezy today with winds out of the south up to 20mph, but it will still be very nice, even into this evening.

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After midnight rain chances increase, and we have scattered showers in the forecast tomorrow.

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Those showers aren’t expected to be a washout, and temperatures will still warm up nicely.  In fact, Wednesday we could tie or set a new record for the high temperature.  We are forecasting a high of 73, the record is 72 from 1878.

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The heaviest rain is expected to arrive Wednesday night into Thursday.  Thursday heavy rain will be likely.  By Friday night 1-2” of rain will be possible, with some isolated areas picking up, up to 3” of rain.  The warm temperatures are sticking around in the forecast through the weekend, but so is the rain.

Scattered showers will remain in the 7 day through Monday.  Our average high this time of year is 48, and our average low is 30, so we are well above that.

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Strong Winds & Mild Temperatures

It’s a warm and windy day across Central Indiana.  A Wind Advisory is in effect until 7pm, because of wind gusts up to 50 mph. 

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Sustained winds up to 30 mph will be likely.  As mentioned, gusts will be even higher.  Temperatures will be warm and mild topping out in the low to mid 60s. 

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Tonight wind gusts up to 30 mph will still be possible as lows drop to the mid 40s under mostly clear skies.

The weekend will start sunny and warm, with highs in the middle 60s.  There is a chance for scattered showers Sunday.  At this point it looks like the rain will more than likely be more widespread during the morning hours.  Highs on Sunday will still be mild, in the mid to upper 50s.  Cooler air is back for next week, with highs in the 40s Monday through Thursday.

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From Snow to Late Week Warmth

Highs will reach the mid 30s today with cloudy skies.  Tonight lows fall into the mid to upper 20s with mostly cloudy skies.  Some fog may develop.  Because temps fall below freezing, we could see re-freezing on area roads, so a few slick spots will be possible tomorrow morning. 

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Tuesday’s forecast calls for a chance of a wintry mix in the afternoon.  This is something we are watching closely.  As of right now the greatest chance for some light snow would be south of I-70, but this is something we will have to update tonight and tomorrow morning.  Highs Tuesday will reach the mid 30s. 

Much warmer weather is right around the corner with the 40s returning by Thursday and the 60s by Friday!  As of now, the weekend looks warm and mild with highs in the 50s and a chance of rain by Sunday.

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Snow Chances & Bitter Cold Start to the Weekend

Temperature are in the teens and twenties across Central Indiana this morning, it’s not as cold as 24 hours ago.

We will be watching the radar this morning.  An area of light snow will continue to push into Central Indiana.  It could be enough for a light coating of snow to make portions of the morning commute slick.

Highs today will reach the mid 20s with more chances for snow moving in this afternoon and evening.  Less than an inch of snow is expected.  Wind gusts up to 25mph out of the NW are likely today into tonight, and that could reduce visibility under snow showers.

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Tonight temperatures drop into the single digits, and it will be extremely cold.

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With the wind continuing wind chills tomorrow morning will be as cold as -10 to -20.

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Highs Saturday will only reach the mid teens, and even in the afternoon wind chills stay around zero.

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Sunday snow will develop and as of right now light snow accumulations are possible Sunday into Monday.  We are still watching this system so check back for the latest on the exact timing and where the heaviest snow is expected to fall.  Generally we are expecting 1-3″ of snow, again this could change.

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A warm up is on the way next week with highs back in the 40s by Thursday.

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Cold Start, Partly Cloudy Afternoon

We’re off to a cold start in Central Indiana with temps only warming into the low to mid 20s this afternoon.  Partly cloudy skies are expected for later today.

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Tonight won’t be as cold as temps fall to about 13 degrees, but clouds will be on the increase as snow develops for the morning commute.

Friday morning is expected to be slick with up to 1″ of snow possible Friday.  The timing of the snow isn’t ideal, as of right now falling during the morning commute.  Highs Friday will reach the mid 20s.

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We’re in for a cold weekend.  Saturday morning lows drop to the single digits with wind chills of -15 possible.  Saturday highs will only reach the mid teens under mostly sunny skies.

Sunday will remain cold with a high in the mid 20s.  As of right now snow is expected to develop late Sunday into Monday.  It’s too early to determine totals, however, we could see accumulating snow.  It’s something we’re watching closely.

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Warming Up for the Weekend

After a cold start with temperatures in the teens and 20s this morning, Central Indiana will warm into the low 40s this afternoon.  A few clouds will move in as well.  Our average high for today’s date is 37, the average low is 22.

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If you have plans tonight, skies will remain partly cloudy as temperatures fall into the 30s.

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Saturday morning we’ll start off cool with lows in the low to mid 20s.  Highs will eventually warm into the mid 40s with partly cloudy skies.  There’s a chance for an isolated sprinkle, but most areas will remain dry.

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Sunday we warm up even more, as we are forecasting a high of 50.  Sunday evening we’ll have a chance for rain, but as of right now, most of the day should be dry.

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By Monday, colder air moves in and snow chances increase.  There’s a chance for snow Monday through Wednesday.  We could see light snow accumulations, so check back with us for what we’re expecting.

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Strong to Severe Storms Today/Tonight

We will be watching the radar closely this afternoon into tonight as showers and thunderstorms develop across Central Indiana.

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Some storms may be strong to severe with damaging wind or an isolated tornado.

At this time, the greatest risk of severe weather is south of I-70, but all of Central Indiana could see strong storms.

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Highs will reach the upper 50s and low 60s.

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Temperatures will continue to climb into this evening.  The record high for today’s date is 59 from 1911.

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Right now, the risk for severe weather will come to an end late tonight.

Tomorrow temperatures will fall into the 30s by late afternoon with a chance for a few light rains showers.  A few light snow showers may mix in as well.

Clouds will hang around Thursday with highs in the mid 30s, before we start our warm up into the low 40s by Friday, and 50 by Sunday.  Monday, a chance for a rain snow mix will move in.

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Weekend Warm Up

Today we will see a mix of sun and clouds with temperatures in the mid to upper 30s across Central Indiana.  Our average high this time of year is 36, so we’ll be just a few degrees above that.

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Overnight skies become partly cloudy with lows in the low 30s.

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The warmer weather moves in starting Saturday as highs reach the low 50s.  So far we’ve had 5 days of 50 degree weather this month, and we could a few more before the month ends.

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Sunday clouds will be on the increase with scattered showers and highs in the low to mid 50s.

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We are not looking for a washout, however afternoon and evening hours will be the best time for rain right now.

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Next week starts off wet, with mild temperatures.  Monday rain will stay in the forecast with highs in the mid to upper 40s.

Another 50+ degree day is possible Tuesday with showers and thunderstorms.

By Wednesday colder air moves in and snow showers will be possible.

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Chance of Snow Today

Today we’ll see cloudy skies across Central Indiana with a chance for morning flurries and a few afternoon snow showers.

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There may be a very light coating in some areas.  Highs will reach the upper 30s.  Our average high this time of year is 36.

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Tonight flurries are possible through the evening, as skies become partly cloudy and overnight lows fall into the mid 20s.

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Friday begins our day of change as we tap into more sunshine and highs near 40.

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Saturday will be beautiful and mild with highs in the low 50s and partly cloudy skies.

Sunday won’t be a washout, but there is a chance of scattered showers.

Rain chances remain in the forecast through Tuesday as mild temps stick around too.

Early indications are that cooler air will begin to move in Wednesday and late next week.

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From Flurries to the 50s

As we move into the afternoon, we’ll see mostly cloudy skies and a few flurries across Central Indiana with temperatures in the low 30s.  Our average high this time of year is 36. 

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Tonight mostly cloudy skies stick around as temps fall into the mid 20s.

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We are tracking a weak and fast moving weather system for Thursday.  There will be a few flurries or snow showers possible, but we aren’t forecasting the snow to stick.  Highs will reach the upper 30s.

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If you want warmer weather, you just have to wait until the weekend.  Highs on Saturday will reach the low 50s.  Saturday will be dry, but by Sunday scattered showers will move in.  Temperatures will remain mild through Tuesday of next week, with the possibility of reaching the 50 degree mark a few more times!

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