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Central Indiana remains stuck under a thick blanket of overcast and this keeps temperatures locked in the 20s. We’re currently 15-20 degrees colder than 24 hours ago and wind chills in the teens make it “feel” 30 degrees colder than Tuesday.
Flurries continue to fly within the colder air and remain possible into the afternoon. Clouds likely hang tough the next 24 to 36 hours with an approaching upper level disturbance from the southwest. This feature, though weakening when it arrives, will spread some flurries and light snow into the state Thursday. Though light, some grassy accumulations in spots by the evening are a possibility. With sub-freezing temperatures we can’t rule out some slick spots in any heavier bursts that might occur.
Seasonably cold air remains in place Friday and this weekend with another shot of light snow impacting the southern half of the state Saturday. It appears the brunt of this weak system misses a majority of the viewing area, but it’s close enough to warrant the mention of light snow.
Long range indicators show the possibility of a bigger storm to impact the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes the middle of next week. Both the Euro and GFS models show a very deep (strong) area of low pressure over the Great Lakes 7pm Wednesday or Christmas Eve. This ups the ante for wind-whipped snow Christmas Eve and White Christmas hopes in central Indiana next week. While it’s much too early for specifics, the likelihood of some sort of mid-latitude storm continues to increase. Definitely check back for updates as this could potentially have impact on holiday traveling.
Stay tuned and thanks for visiting the blog – Sean Ash
Much colder air has arrived, and it’s settling in for the extended forecast. This morning some patchy freezing drizzle is possible, and with temps below freezing, a few slick spots on roads will be possible.
Highs will only reach the freezing mark today. However, it will feel colder with wind chills in the teens and 20s. Cloudy skies will be likely with a few breaks of sunshine possible late in the day.
Tonight temperatures fall into the low to mid 20s with partly cloudy skies.
Thursday the clouds remain, and so do the cold temperatures. There’s a chance for a few snow showers in the afternoon. At this point just a little accumulation of grassy areas looks possible.
We’re watching for light accumulating snow in the 7 day forecast on Saturday, and next Tuesday a wintry mix needs to be watched into Wednesday. We’ll keep you posted.
It’s a damp, blustery day across Central Indiana with wind chills in dropping through the 30s.
Clouds, showers and areas of drizzle hang tough heading into the evening. A wind shift the west-northwest delivers much colder air overnight into Wednesday morning.
Expect lows to drop in the mid/upper 20s with some flurries possible by the Wednesday morning commute. Clouds hang tough tomorrow, though there’s some hope for peeks of sun tomorrow afternoon. Highs tomorrow will be seasonably cold in the lower 30s and the chilly air hangs around heading into the weekend.
A quick moving disturbance brings a chance of flurries and light snow Thursday afternoon/evening… and I’m not ruling out a grassy accumulation for some by sunset Thursday. This is not a big system, but perhaps enough to cause slick spots with highs near freezing.
For the month Indianapolis has only had a trace of snowfall and just under 3″ for the season thus far… which is 5″ below this time last year.
We continue to keep close tabs on a weather system arriving to begin the weekend. At the very least we expect a period of light snow Saturday… and possibly enough to accumulate and make for slick travel. There is still considerable uncertainty on the evolution/strength of this feature and exactly where the heaviest snow will occur. So remain on watch from the I-70 corridor to Central Kentucky for potential holiday travel trouble Friday night and during the day Saturday. The rest of the weekend looks quiet and cold with highs near freezing.
Long range indicators suggest a cold set up to arrive by or just after Christmas Day and possibly linger into 2015. The transition to this pattern could carve out a decent mid-latitude storm. Something to monitor heading into the holiday. Have a great day and check back for updates regarding the Saturday snow potential – Sean Ash
A mild, damp day is ahead for Central Indiana with a big temperature plunge coming our way by Wednesday morning.
We’ll likely reach our high temps this morning across the state in the mid to upper 40s, with temps nearly steady if not slightly falling for the afternoon.
The best chance of rain is this morning, but we can’t rule out spotty showers or drizzle for the afternoon. It will be a breezy afternoon with winds out of the west up to 25mph.
As temps fall tonight any lingering moisture could turn into a few flurries. Temps really turn chilly tonight as we fall into the mid 20s.
If you’re craving sunshine, our best chance at getting a few rays will be Wednesday and Thursday with a mix of sun and clouds and highs only in the low 30s.
Late Friday into Saturday we’re watching for the possibility of light snow. We’ll keep you posted as we get closer to the weekend.
The chill will last through the end of the week, as we forecast highs in the lower and middle 30s and lows in the 20s. Our only hope for some sun breaking through the clouds will be later Wednesday and Thursday.
There is a weak weather system to watch for the start of the weekend. There is a chance for some light snow later Friday night into Saturday. This system is still developing and we will keep you updated on the timing and the chance for light snow this weekend.
We’re wrapping up the warmest day of December in Indianapolis. Highs neared 50 degrees and temperatures will remain nearly 10 degrees above average until Tuesday afternoon.
Cloud cover ensures mild Monday morning lows near 40 degrees. It appears areas of dense fog will increase over Central Indiana too… possibly causing some slower travel times during the early day commute.
Though Monday begins dry, take the umbrella heading out the door with showers increasing in the afternoon. It wouldn’t stun me to hear some thunder late tomorrow with decent lift over the region associated with an upper level low.
Showers remain likely Monday night into predawn Tuesday. Tuesday looks to be a misty day with early day highs in the 45 to near 50 range, and then falling temperatures after the passage of cold front Tuesday afternoon.
This delivers seasonably cold air for mid-week with highs dropping into the lower 30s. Wednesday is our best shot of sunshine before we quickly focus winter weather potential to finish the week.
We continue to monitor next weekend closely with the potential for wintry weather to impact holiday traveling in the Ohio Valley. There remains a high level of uncertainty regarding track, strength and precipitation type. But it should be noted some model solutions indicate accumulation of either snow, sleet and freezing rain between Central Indiana and Southern Kentucky.
Even if we get a glancing blow by this system, the trusted European model hints of a strong coastal storm late Saturday into Sunday. If this verifies it would pose serious air travel problems on a busy holiday travel weekend.
Since the forecast is highly changeable we advise you to check back with us frequently for updates. Have a great week – Sean Ash
Check back for updates as this would impact holiday travel plans – Sean Ash
Despite overcast it’s been the warmest day of December for Indianapolis. Afternoon highs neared 50 degrees and nearly 10 degrees above average.
Cloud cover ensures temperatures stay milder than normal overnight. Monday morning lows near 40 degrees are near the average high for this time of year.
Monday: An increasing wind tomorrow will help mix up the atmosphere and disperse the high levels of ground pollutants that plagued the region this weekend. Monday begins dry but take the umbrella as you head out the door with showers increasing in the afternoon. Expect another milder than normal day tomorrow with highs in the upper 40s to near 50.
Showers remain likely Monday night into predawn Tuesday. Tuesday looks to be a misty day with early day highs in the 45 to near 50 range, and then falling temperatures after the passage of cold front Tuesday afternoon. This delivers seasonably cold air for mid-week with highs dropping into the lower 30s.
We continue to monitor next weekend closely with the potential for a disruptive winter system moving across the Ohio Valley. There remains a high level of uncertainty regarding track, strength and precipitation. But it warrants attention with some model solutions indicating a possible snow accumulation between Central Indiana and Southern Kentucky. The trusted European model has been the most persistent from run-to-run and paints a stormy set up for the northeast next Sunday.
The GFS (American Model) has been more inconsistent and has a warmer solution (farther north) and mixed precipitation for Central Indiana. It’s still very early in the forecasting game… but no doubt something’s brewing heading into next weekend. We’ll update as needed. For now we continue to mention the chance of accumulating snow for Saturday. Remember that timing, track, and strength are all highly changeable between now and next weekend.
Check back for updates as this would impact holiday travel plans – Sean Ash