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Oct
24

What A Weekend With Highs Nearing 70!

Posted By · October 24, 2014 at 4:49 pm

TGIF!  What a way start to the weekend.  Clouds eventually thinned as expected to allow for hazy sunshine and a rapid rise into the mid-60 to finish Friday.

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We’re in store for a pleasant evening of Operation Football Sectionals with a southwest wind keeping kick off temperatures near 60.

Take a light jacket with 50s expected by the 4th quarter but lows tonight shouldn’t drop much below the upper 40s due to an increase in cloud cover after midnight.  Much like Friday… sprinkles and passing showers are possible after midnight and into the morning hours of Saturday.

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Much like Friday… sprinkles and passing showers are possible after midnight and into the morning hours of Saturday.

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Any precipitation and residual cloud cover should diminish in the afternoon and highs make a charge at 70 degrees (and higher) for the first time since October 13th.  Temperature anomalies this weekend will be nearly 10 degrees above normal.

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Sunshine blankets the Ohio Valley Sunday in a picturesque day that will see highs of 65 to near 70 with a light wind.  The peak of this heat streak occurs Monday when highs climb into the mid and upper 70s!

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We’re still on target for a decent chance of rain and storms Tuesday as a cold front delivers more seasonal air to Central Indiana.  Long range guidance today continues to hint a surge of colder than normal air during Halloween and into next weekend.  Highs next Friday may struggle to hit 50 degrees and lows next weekend may drop into the 20s for the first time this season.  Have a great weekend – Sean Ash

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Oct
24

Big Warm Up for the Weekend

Posted By · October 24, 2014 at 3:40 am

We’re off to a cool start with temps in the 40s, but a BIG change is coming our way for the weekend with highs in the 70s!

A few sprinkles are possible this morning, but as we head into the afternoon the clouds will thin as highs top out in the mid 60s.

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Tonight will be perfect for Operation Football as temperatures fall into the 50s for kick off.

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Saturday morning isolated sprinkles are possible, but not everyone will see rain.  Partly cloudy skies will be around Saturday with highs in the low 70s.  Sunday we’ll see plenty of sunshine and by Monday we’ll warm into the mid 70s!  Our next best chance for widespread showers and storms will be Tuesday.

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Oct
23

Clouds Playing Role Of Spoiler For Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing

Posted By · October 23, 2014 at 4:29 pm

As anticipated clouds continue to increase and thicken over central Indiana and unfortunately will cause limited viewing of the partial solar eclipse this evening.  The towercam image below is not what the doctor ordered for the eclipse that begins at 5:42pm.

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It’s possible some may catch a glimpse in any cloud breaks that may be around or just prior to the sun setting at 6:55pm.  Good luck if you’re outside this evening and please send any pictures to pix@wthr.com.

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Clouds serve as a blanket overnight and keeps temperatures much warmer tonight.  Many areas that dropped to freezing Thursday morning will likely be 10 to 15 degrees warmer Friday morning.  So expect low to mid 40s out the door tomorrow with the possibility of spotty sprinkles or light showers.

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Though not as bright early Friday, temperatures will be milder in the lower to mid 60s… and we’re just scratching the surface of the advertised weekend warm up .  It’s looking like fairly pleasant playing conditions for Operation Football Friday evening with kick off temperatures near 60 degrees.

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 A period of clouds and/or sprinkles may accompany the surge of warmth Saturday morning.

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But under hazy sun and a steady southwest wind highs climb into the 70s Saturday afternoon!  Sunday will be slightly cooler, but milder than normal, with highs in the 65 to near 70 degree range.

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Monday still looks to be the warmest of the bunch with highs well into the mid-70s on a gusty southwest wind.  Our next best shower and storm chance arrives during the afternoon Tuesday… but not before many hit the 70s again.

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It’s a long way out but computer models are aligning on a sharp trough (southward dip in the jet stream) to impact the eastern U.S. beginning Halloween and into next weekend.  The attached image below is GFS (top) & European (bottom) model temperatures the morning of November 1st, which if this verifies would be our first round of 20s.  This could impact the Indy Monumental Marathon.  Stay tuned and have a great evening – Sean Ash

NEXT WEEKEND

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Oct
23

Frost Advisory Until 9am… 70s in the 7 Day Forecast

Posted By · October 23, 2014 at 3:37 am

We’re off to a chilly start in Central Indiana with temps in the 30s, and a Frost Advisory is in effect until 9am.  Patchy fog is likely this morning as well, so use extra care as you head out.

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Even though we’re cold this morning, a beautiful afternoon is ahead with increasing clouds and highs around 60.

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Tonight a few sprinkles are possible after midnight, and could stick around very early tomorrow morning.

However, the clouds start to thin on Friday and the warmth moves in with a great weekend forecast ahead!  Our next chance for rain starts on Tuesday.

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Oct
22

Frost Advisory Overnight but Still 70 Degrees This Weekend

Posted By · October 22, 2014 at 4:21 pm

A frost advisory is in effect for 4am-9am Thursday.  Skies will be clearer longer overnight and temperatures will fall into the range of 34-38 degrees, so frost is expected to be more widespread.

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Thursday will start chilly and sunny, but end with increasing clouds.  High temperatures will be in the range of 55-60 degrees.

PLANNER TODAY HIGHS

The clouds are associated with a weak weather system that will move over central Indiana Thursday night and early Friday.  There will be clouds and the a couple of showers, mainly early Friday morning.  Friday afternoon will be dry, with some sun and highs in the lower 60s.

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A warm-up is still in the forecast for the weekend.  The latest analysis has the warmest day on Saturday.  We are forecasting highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s on Saturday, with mostly sunny skies.  Sunday will be sunny too, with highs 65-70 degrees.

We are back into the upper 60s and lower 70s on Monday, before storm chances arrive on Tuesday.

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Oct
22

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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Oct
22

Chilly Start But Brighter Wednesday On Tap

Posted By · October 22, 2014 at 4:05 am

Good Wednesday morning Central Indiana!  After some early morning clouds, on the eastern half of the state, we’re expecting a brighter day for much of the area.

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Chilly temperatures in the 30s to start but the sun helps highs rebound into the mid and upper 50s.

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Under a clear sky and calming wind temperatures will rapidly drop overnight.  Areas of frost are very possible Thursday morning withe lows in the mid 30s.  More sunshine on the way tomorrow and pleasant highs nearing 60 degrees.

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A weak upper level system moves across the area Thursday evening that brings clouds and perhaps a few sprinkles or light showers Thursday night.  Some lingering clouds mix with sunshine Friday but we’re still targeting a warmer than normal set up heading into the weekend.

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Highs Saturday and Sunday will flirt with 70 degrees and temperatures early next week likely go well above 70.  Our next best chance of showers and some thunder will be along a cold front next Tuesday.  Have a great day – Sean Ash

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Oct
21

Chilly Night and a Late Week Warm Up

Posted By · October 21, 2014 at 4:25 pm

The lingering clouds late Tuesday will clear, as the weather system that brought clouds and a few showers to central Indiana finally moves east.  The core of a cool air mass is the weather concern overnight.  Forecast lows are in the middle and upper 30s.  It will be cold enough for some patchy frost early Wednesday.

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Sunshine is in the Wednesday forecast, with highs in the middle and upper 50s.  These numbers are still 8-10 degrees cooler than average, but the SkyTrak13 Weather Team is tracking a warm-up for the rest of the week.  Highs will be near 60 on Thursday and in the lower 60s on Friday.

Sunshine on Thursday will give way to a few clouds Thursday afternoon through Friday morning.  These clouds will be associated with a weak weather system that will pass just to our north.

More sunshine and a milder weather pattern arrive for the weekend, with highs in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees.  Our next best chance for rain isn’t until Tuesday of next week.

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