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Mar
23

From Spring Snow to Storms and Near 70 Degrees

Posted By · March 23, 2015 at 10:17 pm

The SkyTrak13 Weather Team is tracking an unsettled weather pattern through the end of the week.  Tuesday will be mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and highs in the range of 45-50 degrees.

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There will be a couple of rounds of rain and storms too.  The first will be Tuesday night through early Wednesday.  The second round will be Wednesday night through early Thursday.  Heavy rain and gusty winds will be possible with both rounds of storms.

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We do expect some dry hours during the day Wednesday and we will be in the warm sector of this active weather pattern.  Highs on Wednesday will be in the range of 65-70 degrees.

More cold air arrives on Thursday and Friday, as highs fall back into the 40s.  A few more snow showers are possible on Friday.

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Mar
23

Some Snow Today To 60s And Storms Next 48 Hours

Posted By · March 23, 2015 at 4:38 pm

An area of rain, sleet and snow continues to diminish in Central Indiana, but not before dropping up a few inches in north central sections of the state.  Many areas from Monticello-Bunker Hill-Fort Wayne (to name a few) receiving 1″ to nearly 3″ of snowfall… with reports of slick travel up north.

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Temperatures in central/northern Indiana are a good 20-25 degrees below normal and significantly colder than this past weekend.  It’s all apart of the usual ups and downs of springtime in Indiana.

TEMPS EVENING PLANNER

Precipitation diminishes by 8pm and we expect lows to drop into the upper 20s and lower 30s area wide by sunrise. Though much of the precipitation that falls tomorrow will be rain… it’s possible some sleet may mix with rain prior to midday before the atmosphere warms. Rain tomorrow will be scattered until late afternoon and more widespread rain hits overnight.

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Don’t be surprised if you hear rumbles of thunder after midnight and predawn tomorrow… but no severe weather is expected.  Wednesday is easily the pick of the week. Much of that day will be dry and unseasonably warm near 70 degrees. We’ll need to monitor heavy rain/storm potential Wednesday night into predawn Thursday. As of now it appears these storms will be below severe limits… but gusty wind, lightning, heavy rain are more than fair game. The Storm Prediction Center has a Slight Risk just west of Illinois/Indiana state line and close enough to warrant our attention. Stay tuned for updates.

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Rainfall appears to be the biggest element the next 72 hours with 1-2″ potential area wide before ending midday Thursday.

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Colder air quickly returns in the wake of these storms and will linger into the start of the weekend. Highs Friday struggle to hit 40 degrees with wind chills near 20… along with flurries and snow showers.

Saturday is sunny but well below normal in the lower 40s. Clouds and breezy conditions round out the weekend with highs nearing 50 Sunday. Have a great evening – Sean Ash

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Mar
23

Active Pattern This Week

Posted By · March 23, 2015 at 3:16 am

Monday is here and so too, the chance for a little weather later today. The morning will be mainly dry, but we are looking for the possibility of rain and a little sleet with some snowflakes mixed in , later this afternoon.  However we’re advising that you take the umbrella with you to work and school as rain increases by 3pm.  Our highs today will be about 13 degrees below average later today.

 

We are looking at a pretty unstable and active weather pattern this week.  Look for a bit of a warm up Wednesday when highs shoot into the mid-60s.

 

Colder air quickly returns Thursday and marks another stretch of well below normal temperatures.  Highs Friday and Saturday struggle to hit 40 degrees with snow showers possible Friday.

 

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1917 : South of Carlisle…a killer tornado, with a path 1/4 mile wide and 18 miles long killed two and injured 20 others at 1:15 pm.

1913 : A tornado whipped through Prairieton, Gardentown, Terre Haute to near Brazil, killing 21 people and injuring 250 others. Chickens were said to be defeathered, and a baby was reportedly carried by the wind and set down unharmed a block away. A woman reported that bed clothing was drawn off her and up through a fireplace. The storm was followed by flooding.

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Mar
22

Rain Mixing With Snow Monday Afternoon

Posted By · March 22, 2015 at 5:39 pm
It’s been a bright weekend in Central Indiana, though today has been noticeably colder than Saturday with temperatures about 10 degrees lower than 24 hours ago.
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Upstream radar shows our next weather system that brings a mix of rain and snow to Central Indiana over the next 24 hours.
RADAR PLANNER EVENING
Partly cloudy conditions prevail this evening with temperatures dropping into the 40s area wide by 10pm.
Monday begins with clouds on the increase but it also begins dry.  However we’re advising that you take the umbrella with you to work and school as rain increases by 3pm.  Daytime highs will colder than normal in the 30s and lower 40s.
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Daytime highs will be colder than normal in the 30s and lower 40s.  The air aloft will be cold enough to support some snow to mix in with the rain.  In heavier snow showers north of I-70, a dusting to under an inch is possible… mainly on elevated surfaces and grassy areas.  Though most will not see accumulation, it’s certainly going to make for a raw day in the region.
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The weather pattern remains unsettled and mainly colder than normal the rest of the week.  The exception will be Wednesday when highs shoot into the mid-60s.  This brief warm up is sandwiched between a wet, chilly Tuesday (low to mid 40s)… a wet/stormy Tuesday night and a wet/stormy Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
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Colder air quickly returns Thursday and marks another stretch of well below normal temperatures.  Highs Friday and Saturday struggle to hit 40 degrees with snow showers possible Friday.  Stay tuned for updates and have a pleasant evening – Sean Ash
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Mar
22

Tracking Temperature Swings & Rain

Posted By · March 22, 2015 at 6:15 am

While it will be cooler today than yesterday, it will still be a partly sunny and pleasant Sunday.  Winds will turn out of the east-northeast with afternoon highs climbing into the upper 40s to near 50 degrees.

TODAY PLANNER

It will be partly cloudy tonight with temperatures falling into the upper 20s, running several degrees below average.

An active pattern arrives during the work week with several chances of rain and some big temperature swings.

A weak disturbance will bring a chance of light rain Monday afternoon.  Rain could mix some snow along a Lafayette to Marion line.  No accumulation is expected but it could be a bit slick.  It will be mostly cloudy and chilly with temperatures only climbing into the low 40s.

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Tuesday morning looks dry but rain chances return by Tuesday afternoon.  Temperatures will climb into the upper 40s.

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Better chances of rain arrive Tuesday night through Wednesday morning.  Temperatures will only fall into the mid 40s, keeping the precipitation just rain.TUESDAY MID

 

There will be several dry hours on Wednesday and temperatures will soar into the low 60s.  A cold front will move through on Wednesday night, bringing a good chance of showers and thunderstorms through Thursday morning.

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Cooler air settles in through the weekend with highs topping out in the low 40s Thursday and Friday.  A few flurries will be possible on Friday.

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Mar
21

An Active Weather Pattern Takes Over

Posted By · March 21, 2015 at 5:56 pm

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It was a fantastic first full day of spring with sunny skies and temperatures climbing almost 10 degrees above average. Highs topped out at 62 degrees this afternoon in Indianapolis.

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It will be cooler tonight as winds shift out of the northeast. Temperatures will fall into the low 30s.

While Sunday will be cooler it will be a dry and partly sunny day with highs near 50 degrees.

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Big temperature swings arrive for the work week with an active wet pattern.

It will be chilly Monday with temperatures only climbing into the low 40s.  There is a chance of precipitation and it could be a light snow, sleet and rain mix late morning into the afternoon.

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There is a better chance of rain by Tuesday afternoon into the evening as a warm front arrives. Afternoon highs will climb to near 50 degrees.  Warmer air arrives on Wednesday and a cold front will bring showers and some thunderstorms.

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A few lingering showers are possible on Thursday morning and a few flurries are possible on Friday, as cooler air returns.

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Mar
21

Dry First Weekend of Spring

Posted By · March 21, 2015 at 6:07 am

The first day of spring will be fantastic with temperatures running almost 10 degrees above average.  Winds will be out of the southwest, allowing temperatures to climb into the low 60s, under mostly sunny skies.

TODAY PLANNER

A weak cold front will arrive tonight.  It will bring cooler air and increasing clouds overnight.  Temperatures will fall into the low 30s.

SUNDAY MORNING

Sunday will be cooler but dry with highs near 50 degrees.

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An active March pattern pushes in for the work week with big temperature swings and chances of rain.

There is a chance of a mix of rain and sleet Monday morning into early afternoon.  It will be cool too, with temperatures only climbing into the low 40s.

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A warm front will bring a chance of rain Tuesday night with thunderstorms possible Wednesday.  Temperatures will climb into the low 60s Wednesday afternoon.

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A few lingering showers will be possible on Thursday morning and a few flurries will be possible on Friday.

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Mar
20

Weekend Forecast and Spring Begins

Posted By · March 20, 2015 at 4:16 pm

Skies will slowly clear Friday night, with overnight temperatures falling into the middle and upper 30s.  Where the skies clear first, there might be a few patches of early morning fog on Saturday.  Saturday is the first full day of Spring.  Spring arrives Friday night at 6:45.

It will feel like Spring on Saturday, with some sun and highs in the 60s.

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Slightly cooler air arrives on Sunday.  We still have lots of sun in the forecast for Sunday, but high temperatures will dip back into the lower and middle 50s.

There are more temperature ups and downs in the 7day forecast.  Monday will be a down day, with mostly cloudy skies and highs in the lower 40s.  Temperatures rebound into the 50s on Tuesday and into the 60s on Wednesday.

We are tracking a developing weather system that will bring rain chances to central Indiana Tuesday night.  Rain and a few storms are in the forecast for Wednesday and may linger into early Thursday.  We end next week with another round of colder air on Friday.  Lows will be near 30 and highs only near 40.  A few flurries are possible too.n  Stay tuned for updates and have a great weekend.

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