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Jan
16

Bright Today, Breezy Tomorrow

Posted By · January 16, 2015 at 11:56 am

It will be a beautiful winter day with mostly sunny skies and temperatures will be climbing back to near normal this afternoon, into the mid 30s.

TODAY PLANNER

It will be mild tonight as the winds begin to turn out of the south.  Overnight lows will fall into the mid 20s.

While it will be breezy on Saturday, temperatures will climb more than 10 degrees above average.  Winds will gust up to 25 mph with a high in the mid 40s.

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A more active pattern takes over late Saturday night.  A weak cold front will arrive bringing some scattered rain showers overnight.  As temperatures fall early Sunday morning, rain will change over to some light snow showers.  No accumulation is expected.  Any snow will end by late Sunday morning.

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Temperatures will hold near steady on Sunday, in the low 30s with mostly cloudy skies.

The Colts -Patriots game in Foxborough will be a wet, raw breezy one with temperatures falling into the mid 30s.

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Another system arrives on Tuesday with a chance of rain and freezing rain.

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Jan
16

Slow Warming

Posted By · January 16, 2015 at 3:30 am

Looks like a nice day awaits us later. Yesterday, we reached a high of 36 and we’ll get close to that today.

We’ve had Saturday on our mind for several days.  Mid to upper 40s remain likely for areas without snow cover.  Even north of I-74 highs should still hit 40 degrees and likely melt a good deal of the snow.  It could be windy with gusts to 25 miles per hour.

East side of a cold front should be a mostly sunny location to start the weekend.  A line of gusty showers accompanies the frontal passage Saturday evening and pre-dawn Sunday.  High temperatures will be about 10 degrees colder behind the front Sunday.  Flurries and snow showers remain possible within the overcast Sunday too… with a localized dusting fair game.

The cold front teams up with developing low pressure off the Atlantic Coast to set up a “rain train” in the northeast.  This spells trouble for AFC Championship Game conditions in Foxboro. Looks like rain could fall during the entire game.Daypart

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Jan
15

Thursday Is Warmest In 11 Days. Even Warmer Air Yet To Come

Posted By · January 15, 2015 at 10:25 pm

In what’s been an unseasonably cold January thus far, sunshine and a southwest wind delivered a rare treat to Central Indiana Thursday.  Highs reached their warmest levels since January 4th… marking only the 6th day this month a high above freezing in Indianapolis.

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Even areas with the 4-6″ snow pack up north neared the freezing mark for a change.  The average temperature this month is over 9 degrees below normal, and actually colder than last January through 15 days.  That’s quite a feat considering we’ve had 18″ less snowfall compared to January 2014.

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No snow tonight, but some patchy freezing fog is possible by sunrise Friday.  It’s uncertain how widespread this might be, but it’s a good idea to get up early and check in with Chuck Lofton for an update before heading out.  Some cloudiness is possible early Friday before most enjoy some more decent sunshine to finish the week.  Highs will be near freezing in many areas.

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We’ve had Saturday circled for awhile now as the warmest of the bunch.  Mid to upper 40s remain likely for areas without snow cover.  Even north of I-74 highs should still hit 40 degrees and likely melt a good deal of the snow.  The warmth comes with a breezy price tag… southwesterlies may gust up to 35mph during Saturday afternoon.

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East side of a cold front should be a mostly sunny location to start the weekend.  A line of gusty showers accompanies the frontal passage Saturday evening and pre-dawn Sunday.

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High temperatures will be about 10 degrees colder behind the front Sunday.  Flurries and snow showers remain possible within the overcast Sunday too… with a localized dusting fair game.

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The cold front teams up with developing low pressure off the Atlantic Coast to set up a “rain train” in the northeast.  This spells trouble for AFC Championship Game conditions in Foxboro.  At the very least rain is likely.  Worst case scenario is the rain will be heavy and wind becomes gusty.  Stay tuned for updates on the Colts Forecast.

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We’ll be quiet early next week but will monitor late week closely as the upper pattern changes.  All long range indicators point toward a much colder finish to January and this transition may trigger a storm system in eastern U.S. next week… though exactly where and how strong are extremely suspect.  Check back for updates – Sean Ash

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Jan
15

Getting Closer To The 40s

Posted By · January 15, 2015 at 4:26 pm

Did you enjoy the sunshine today?  It was breezy but certainly bright across Central Indiana and temperatures responded nicely with many locations above freezing.  Sunshine and a southwest wind helped push temperatures to 40 from Indy-southward… and a good 15-20 degrees warmer area wide than 24 hours ago.

TEMPS 24HR CHANG TEMP TREND PLANNER EVENING

We’re expecting a clear evening and seasonably cool temperatures in the mid to upper 20s.

It appears low clouds increase tonight along an approaching frontal boundary.  We’ll need to monitor visibility closely with the potential for some freezing fog by Friday morning.  Lows will range from the mid-teens up north to lower 20s south.

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The start Friday morning may be cloudier than the brightness we enjoyed today.  Morning low clouds thin to allow for late day sunshine.  Expect highs near freezing Friday before the well advertised warm up for Saturday.

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Highs climb into mid/upper 40s for areas along and south of I-70 to start the weekend.  Highs will be closer to 40 degrees in the snow pack… but still the warmest for awhile.  The warm up is short in nature with a cold front arriving Saturday night.  Highs return to the 30s Sunday along with flurries and snow showers.

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By the way, for the Colts-New England game Sunday, look for a real good chance for rain and temperatures in the upper 30s/low 40s in the Boston area during the game – Sean Ash

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Jan
15

It’s Looking Better

Posted By · January 15, 2015 at 3:08 am

It looks like the weather pattern has finally moved into position to take a warmer turn. We’ll see temperatures slowly climb as we head into the weekend and most if not all of the snow on the ground will melt the next few days.

We’re looking for a high at the freezing mark today.  This is just the beginning of a milder temperature trend that will last through the start of the weekend.  Highs on Friday are forecast in the middle 30s, with some sunshine .

Look for a return to the 40s by Saturday with winds gusting near 35mph.

The average high is 35 degrees and we will be close to the that number early next week, with some sun on Monday and snow chances on Tuesday and Wednesday.

By the way, for the Colts-New England game Sunday, look for a real good chance for rain and temperatures in the low 40s in the Boston area during the game.

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Jan
14

Temperatures Go Above Freezing

Posted By · January 14, 2015 at 10:19 pm
We are forecasting one more very cold night, before a weather pattern change.  Skies will be mostly cloudy, with lows in the single digits north of Indianapolis and the teens south.  There will be some clearing toward sunrise, but there is also the possibility of some patchy freezing fog.
LOWS PLANNER

Temperatures climb into the upper 20s and lower 30s on Thursday.  This is just the beginning of a milder temperature trend that will last through the start of the weekend.  Highs on Friday are forecast in the lower and middle 30s, with mostly cloudy skies.

40s are still in the forecast on Saturday, with some sun.  It will be breezy too, with winds gusting near 35mph.  This will be a S-SW wind.

A developing weather system is still forecast to arrive early Sunday.  Right now there is a chance for some snow on Sunday, with high temperatures falling back into the 30s.

The average high is 35 degrees and we will be close to the that number early next week, with some sun on Monday and snow chances on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Jan
14

Flurries For Some This Evening. Freezing Fog To Follow?

Posted By · January 14, 2015 at 2:44 pm

We’ve endured our coldest morning of the next week… but it was a bitter start for sure.  Areas north of I-74 in the deeper snow pack began well below zero, with Kokomo the coldest spot at -8.  The clear sky, calm wind, and Arctic air provided the ingredients for a blanket of hoar frost.  This phenomenon is when vapor instantaneously crystallizes to objects that are often times colder than the frost point.

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Viewers in Grant and Miami counties provided the picture proof of the spectacular show put on by nature this morning.  That snow pack up north kept many cities in the low teens and upper single digits for “highs” this afternoon.  Clouds increase from the west and there’s just enough energy to squeeze out some flurries and passing light snow showers… mainly north of Indy though.

SATRAD PLANNER EVENING

Though lows won’t be as cold tonight, it’s still certainly frigid by any standards.  Single digits up north contrasted by lows closer to 20 down south.  There may be enough to wind to prevent fog from forming again tonight.  But areas that clear will be susceptible for freezing fog by sunrise Thursday.

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After some early morning low clouds we should finish the day with a bright sky tomorrow.  Highs make a run at freezing in Indy and possibly near 40 degrees for southern viewers.  A good 15 degrees colder up north, but chipping away at the snow pack for sure.

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The overall pattern remains quiet the rest of the week and we’re still anticipating highs in the 40s Saturday despite a good deal of cloudiness.

Breezy conditions accompany the “warm up” to begin the weekend.  A system moving across the Great Lakes drags in a cold front Saturday  night that will drop highs back into the 30s Sunday.  Along with the cold there’s a possibility of seeing some flurries and/or snow showers to finish the weekend.  Stay warm and check back for updates – Sean Ash

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We’re also closely monitoring the forecast in Foxbor for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game.  Our early call is a wet one for the game as low pressure intensifies off the coast.  Admittedly there are some timing uncertainties on when the heavies rain may come onshore.  We’ll update in the days ahead.  GO COLTS!

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Jan
13

From Frigid to 40s

Posted By · January 13, 2015 at 4:39 pm
It will be another frigid night across central Indiana.  Low temperatures will be in the range of near 0 north to about 10 degrees south.  This arctic chill will last through Wednesday with highs in the upper teens and lower 20s.  These numbers are closer to the average low for the middle of January.
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We are tracking a gradual warming trend and a dry weather pattern through the start of the weekend.  Highs will be near 30 on Thursday and in the upper 30s and lower 40s on Friday.  Saturday will be in the 40s, with sunshine.

There is a change on the way for the end of the weekend, as a weak weather system brings increasing clouds Saturday night and Sunday.  There will also be the chance for a few sprinkles or flurries.  Highs fall back into the 30s for Sunday and Monday.

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