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Temperatures are running cooler than normal, but we’ll have plenty of sunshine to celebrate Mother’s Day today.
Our normal high this time of year is 72. Today we’ll top out in the mid 50s with mostly sunny skies, and a breeze out of the northwest up to 15mph.
Tonight temps fall close to record lows and patch frost is possible. Temp readings in the mid 30s will be likely. Indy’s record low is 35 set back in 1878.
A Frost Advisory has been issued for extreme north central Indiana early Monday morning.
Monday our warm up begins… and by Wednesday we could be talking the mid 80s! More showers and storms arrive Thursday.
Central Indiana’s last rain chance for awhile is racing east this evening along a cold front. Post-frontal conditions include a rather gusty wind (20-35mph) and much cooler air that will settle in overnight.
The steady, gusty wind will drive in the chill, but prevent frost from forming tonight. Mother’s Day morning will be unseasonably cold with lows in the mid 30s, and wind chills in the 20s! Thankfully sun, and not rain, will fill the sky for Mom and anyone heading to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday.
Conditions Sunday night/early Monday morning are more suitable for frost development, and temperatures will make a serious run at the record low of 35° in Indianapolis.
I fully expect rapid air mass modification after Monday… with temperatures quickly going from below to above normal by Wednesday.
The end result will be our warmest air since early September, with highs Wednesday hitting the mid/upper 80s in Central Indiana.
Next chance of rain arrives Wednesday night into Thursday. But what a 7 day forecast. Wind chill in the 20s, frost, near record lows to flirting with 90°. I truly hope you have a happy Mother’s Day and thanks for reading the blog – Sean Ash
Rain showers will develop as we head into the afternoon, but it doesn’t look like the day will be a washout.
Highs will reach the low 60s with a mix of sun and clouds and wind gusts up to 25mph. Scattered showers will likely develop late this afternoon and early evening. Less than .25″ of rain is expected.
Tonight the clouds break and temps fall into the upper 30s.
Mother’s day looks sunny, but cool. Highs will only reach the upper 50s. Our normal highs this time of year is in the low 70s.
Early Monday morning patchy frost is possible… but the cold will be short lived. Highs are back in the low 80s by Wednesday with storms developing by Thursday.
A cold front moving this way will bring the rain and also push our Sunday temperatures into the 50s. The coldest air settles in Monday morning when lows will be in the 30s and scattered light frost is possible.
Expect a quick warm-up next week with highs near 80 on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Patchy dense fog is likely across Central Indiana this morning, with more showers and storms developing throughout the day.
In the last 24 hours Indy picked up 1.08″ of rain. Thursday night, there was a report of a tornado in Terre Haute. The National Weather Service will confirm that report later today.
Highs will top out around 70 degrees with scattered showers and storms. As of right now, severe storms are not expected.
Saturday is opening day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and a spotty afternoon shower is possible as temps reach the mid 60s with winds gusting up to 25mph out of the northwest.
Mother’s Day will be cool and dry with temps only reaching the mid to upper 50s.
Tuesday and Wednesday a big temp jump close to 80 comes our way, then we’ll start tracking more storm chances late Wednesday night into Thursday.
This afternoon, strong to severe storms are possible across Central Indiana. Damaging wind, large hail, frequent lightning, and heavy rain is possible with any storm that develops.
Highs will top out in the upper 70s with scattered showers and storms this afternoon and evening. The more sunshine we get, the higher probability of severe storms. Cloud cover will inhibit severe storm development.
Tonight, scattered showers and storms will continue as we head towards midnight, but the severe risk should die down.
Friday, will not be a washout, but a shower or thunderstorm is possible, especially through midday. The risk for rain will push to our southeast counties Friday afternoon and night.
Saturday a few spotty showers are possible for the afternoon, and by Sunday highs will only reach the 50s!
By Monday morning, we could see patch frost.
We’ll have a slight risk for severe thunderstorms between 4pm and 10pm Thursday. Our main threat will be for 60mph winds, large hail and lightning.
Up to an inch of rain will fall from some of the stronger storms and our rain threat will continue through Saturday.
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Enjoy today’s sunshine with temps in the mid to upper 70s. An isolated shower is not out of the question, but not everyone will see rain.
Tonight partly cloudy skies stick around with temps in the mid 50s.
Thursday temps reach the mid to upper 70s with showers and storms developing.
Some storms may be strong to severe Thursday afternoon and evening.
The biggest risks:
In the 7 day we cool off and dry out for the weekend. Mother’s Day will be chilly, but look at Monday morning’s low. We could be waking up to temps in the 30s and patch frost!