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Oct
26

Warm Start To The Week But Followed By A Cold Finish

Posted By · October 26, 2014 at 5:49 pm

What a weekend!  Mid-70s Saturday and near 70 this afternoon is truly a weather treat for late October.  We’re not done with the unseasonably warm air either and Monday will be the peak of the heat.

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Tonight:  Expect clear, comfortable conditions this evening with temperatures slowly dropping into the 50s before midnight.  Morning lows will be near 50 and the warm up tomorrow won’t take long due to a strengthening southwest wind.

PLANNER MONDAY

Monday:  Upper 60s are likely during the lunch hour and highs will range from 75 to near 80 degrees… 15 to almost 20 degrees warmer than normal.

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Rain and storms increase after midnight tomorrow and lead to a wet commute Tuesday morning.  Latest indications suggest the moisture axis moves east of the state by late Tuesday afternoon.  Clouds and the rain keep temperatures much cooler in the mid 60s.

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Seasonably cool days are expected Wednesday and Thursday, but we’re still targeting Halloween and especially next weekend for a shot of colder than normal air.  Halloween highs will be in the lower 50s with more clouds than sun and chance for a few showers.

HALLOWEEN FORECAST

The first 20s of the season are very possible next weekend and highs will be near 50 Saturday and low to mid 50s Sunday.  Cold weather running gear will be needed Saturday morning for those participating in the Indy Monumental Marathon.  Start time temperatures will be near 30 degrees and a light wind will make it feel more like the 20s.  Despite sunshine midday temperatures will struggle into the lower 40s.  We’ll be tweaking the conditions as the week progresses.

MONUMENTAL FORECAST

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Have a great evening – Sean Ash

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Oct
26

Fantastic Fall Weather Continues Before Falling Temperatures

Posted By · October 26, 2014 at 6:35 am

The awesome autumn weather continues today with mostly sunny skies and highs climbing into the upper 60s to 70 degrees.

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It will be mostly clear and mild tonight with light breezes turning out of the south. Temperatures will only fall into the mid 50s.

Monday will be the warmest day of the week. It will be breezy with winds out of the southwest, allowing temperatures to soar into the upper 70s. That is unseasonably warm for this time of year, although not a record breaker. The record for Monday is 83 degrees, set back in 1940.

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A cold front will begin to move into central Indiana Tuesday morning.   Showers with a few isolated thunderstorms will be likely by mid morning Tuesday through late afternoon. Temperatures will still be above normal with a high in the low to mid 60s.

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Much cooler air will filter in over the next several days following the cold front.

Right now, a sprinkle or two will be possible on Halloween. Otherwise, it will be breezy and cool with a high near 50 degrees.

A hard freeze will be possible Saturday morning as temperatures tumble into the low 30s.

After a warm start to the work week, it will be much cooler by the end of the week.

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Next weekend looks sunny, dry and cool.

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Oct
25

More 70s on the Way, Cool By Late Week

Posted By · October 25, 2014 at 6:21 pm

After a beautiful fall day, a quiet and cool night is in store.  It will be clear with temperatures falling to near normal for this time of year, into the mid 40s.

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Sunday will bring a nice finish to the weekend with sunny skies and temperatures climbing near 70 degrees.

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A warm front will arrive on Monday, bringing some changes.  Clouds will increase on Monday afternoon and warm southerly breezes will allow temperatures to climb into the upper 70s.  It won’t be a record breaking day but temperatures will still be running about 15 degrees above average.

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A cold front will begin to push in on Tuesday morning and that will bring scattered showers and some isolated thunderstorms.  The timing at this point, looks to be around mid morning through late afternoon.  Afternoon highs will climb into the mid 60s.

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Cooler air will filter by mid week with temperatures only climbing into the mid 50s.  

Right now, Halloween looks dry but cool and breezy.  Afternoon highs will be running about 10 degrees below normal, in the low 50s.  

If you recall last year, Halloween was a soggy and stormy day.  There was record rainfall at the Indianapolis Airport of 2.01”.  There were some severe wind reports that day too, with gusts from 58 mph in Indianapolis to 75 mph in Muncie.  Many communities cancelled or postponed Halloween.

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Oct
25

Fantastic Fall Weekend

Posted By · October 25, 2014 at 7:11 am

It will be a fantastic fall weekend! A few sprinkles will be possible this morning with some cloud coverage. The clouds will gradually clear out this afternoon with temperatures climbing into the low 70s, running 10 degrees above normal.

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It will be mostly clear this evening with temperatures falling into the mid 40s.

Another gorgeous day will be in store on Sunday with highs near 70 degrees under mostly sunny skies.

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The October warm spell will peak Monday with temperatures climbing into the mid 70s.

A cold front will bring showers and thunderstorms to central Indiana on Tuesday.

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Temperatures will be running below normal mid week through the weekend.

Friday is Halloween and Trick or Treater’s will enjoy dry weather but it will be breezy. Last year on Halloween, over two inches of rain was measured at the Indianapolis Airport.

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The cooler air sticks around through the weekend.

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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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