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Oct
18

Spotty Showers Today, Frost Tonight

Posted By · October 18, 2014 at 5:04 am

Happy Saturday morning!  We’re waking up to a mostly cloudy start to the day, and that will continue as we go into the afternoon.  Highs will only reach the low to mid 50s today with a chance for spotty showers.  The day won’t be a washout, but a few rain showers are in the forecast.

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Our “normal” high this time of year is 65, so we’ll be well below that today as clouds help to keep temperatures low.

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If you have plans tonight, you’ll still need a jacket, and as skies clear temps will fall quickly.

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A Frost Advisory is in effect for Central Indiana from 3am to 9am Sunday.  Areas like Marion in the dark purple are under a Freeze Watch.

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Temps will fall into the 30s tonight making for a cold start Sunday morning.

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Sunday will remain cool, but we’ll soak in more sunshine.

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Our next chance for rain arrives Monday, with below normal temperatures lingering in the 7 day forecast.

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Oct
17

Saturday Showers and Frosty Sunday

Posted By · October 17, 2014 at 4:09 pm
Our one mild day was today.  High temperatures made it to near 70 degrees.  The weather pattern is already changing for the cooler.  It will be a mostly cloudy and breezy Friday night, with evening temperatures falling into the 50s by 9pm.  Winds will be WNW 10-20mph.
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It will be a cooler weekend, with clouds and a few showers possible late Friday night and Saturday.  Highs on Saturday will only be in the range of 50-55 degrees.

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Skies will clear Saturday night and the core of a cooler air mass will be over central Indiana.  Frost is possible on Sunday morning.  Expect mostly sunny skies on Sunday, with highs 55-60 degrees.

Next week will kick-off with a few showers on Monday and the chance for a few lingering showers on Tuesday.  Another round of cool air is in the forecast for the middle part of next week.  This will mean morning temperatures in the 30s Wednesday through Friday.  Highs will be in the 50s for much of next week and about 10 degrees cooler than average.  The rain chances end on Tuesday and the rest of the week will be dry and cool.

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Oct
17

Big Weekend, Big Changes

Posted By · October 17, 2014 at 3:23 am

Hang on to your hat! A windy day, but a wonderful day, weather wise in Indiana. The average high is the mid 60s and today, we will warm up into the upper 60s around the state. Tonight, for Operation Football, bring along a blanket or jacket, it will feel pretty brisk out there.

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Look for a new surge of cool air arrives tonight into Saturday morning. This air mass riding over Lake Michigan will drive down low cloudiness during the day Saturday, and possibly some lake effect sprinkles/rain showers. That would include the I.U. and Taylor University homecoming celebrations as well as the Covered Bridge Festival in Parke County.

Clouds clear Saturday night and the wind goes calm as high pressure settles over the Ohio Valley. That means temps drop to the lower to mid 30s Sunday morning and patchy frost at the very least. If this trend continues you can expect Frost Advisories to be issued for Sunday morning.

Colts tailgating looks chilly early in the morning but we’ll enjoy lots of sun Sunday. Kickoff temperatures will be in the mid-50s. Let’s hope for a win against the Bengals!

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Oct
16

Friday Sunshine Followed By Frost Potential This Weekend

Posted By · October 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Hang in there central Indiana.  The pesky overcast will slowly, but surely, depart overnight and set up our brightest day of the week Friday.  Between now and then expect plenty of gray and slightly warmer temperatures in the lower 60s despite the lack of sunshine.

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You don’t have to go far to the west to hit 70 degrees today, and that warmth will ride a strengthening southwest wind into the state.  The upper level system that’s delivering our dreary stretch continues its eastward movement and will take the cloud deck with it.

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The breeze picks up tonight into Friday morning… helping keep overnight lows in the lower 50s despite the lack of an insulating low cloud deck.  Expect a bright morning commute and rapid rise into the 60s by noon.  Highs tomorrow will near 70 and some locations may actually climb into the 70s.

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Enjoy the one day warm up as a new surge of cool air arrives Friday night into Saturday morning.  This air mass riding over Lake Michigan will drive down low cloudiness during the day Saturday, and possibly some lake effect sprinkles/rain showers.

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Clouds clear Saturday night and the wind goes calm as high pressure settles over the Ohio Valley.  The end result is lows in the lower to mid 30s Sunday morning and patchy frost at the very least.  If this trend continues you can expect Frost Advisories to be issued for Sunday morning.

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Colts tailgating looks chilly early in the morning but we’ll bask in a good dose of sun Sunday.  Kickoff temperatures will be in the mid-50s.  Showers return Monday along a new cold front that keeps us cool much of next week.  Have a great evening – Sean Ash

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Oct
16

Slow Changes

Posted By · October 16, 2014 at 3:16 am

We are all pretty much tired of the rain and drizzle but by this afternoon it will be gone. Look for rain and drizzle this morning for the ride to work or school. The clouds will slowly break later today as an area of low pressure moves to the east and gives us a break. Look for a high of 62 degrees later today.

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Are you lookin for some sunshine and better weather?  Friday remains our “pick of the week” with sunshine and a beautiful high of 70 degrees.  It will also be one of those hang on to your hat days with a wind from the west-southwest at 15-20 mph.

A wind shift to the north-northwest Saturday delivers a quick surge of cooler conditions behind the passage of cold front Friday night.  This air mass knocks weekend highs into the 50s and could lead to a frost Sunday morning as lows drop into the middle 30s.

Showers Monday are the best chance of rain next week.  We should see several dry, fall-ish days as high pressure spreads across the Ohio Valley.

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Oct
15

Ready For Some Sunshine

Posted By · October 15, 2014 at 4:13 pm
If you are ready for some sunshine, you won’t have to wait too much longer.  There will still be several bands of light rain and drizzle Wednesday evening.  This is the back edge of a storm system that we have been tracking since late Sunday night.  These bands are moving NE.  This rain will continue to fall this evening, but a drier weather pattern arrives for the end of the week and the weekend.
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Temperatures overnight are forecast in the upper 40s and lower 50s.  Thursday will start with clouds and drizzle, but end with some sun.  Sunshine is in the Friday forecast, with highs near 70 degrees.
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A weather system will move our way from the Great Lakes later Friday into early Saturday.  This will bring clouds and the slight chance for a stray shower on Saturday.  The bigger impact from this system will be a round of cooler air.  highs on Saturday and Sunday will only be in the 50s.  Some patchy frost will be possible on Sunday morning, with morning temperatures in the 30s.  The average high is near 65 degrees, but we will be cooler than that over the next 7 days expect for Friday.
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Oct
15

Damp But…Changes Ahead

Posted By · October 15, 2014 at 3:21 am

It is a little drizzly and about 5 to 10 degrees cooler this morning in Indiana. We’re in the fifties this morning and will stay there most of the day due to the overcast skies and light rain. I won’t rule out a thunderstorm but most of the precipitation today will be areas of light rain. Hang in there, it will get better, quickly. Still, if you’re headed to the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival, wear something warm and rain proof!

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Thursday will be cloudy but most of the rain will be gone.  Friday still appears to be the pick of the week with highs jumping into the upper 60s with a breezy south-southwest wind and sunshine. This is good news for pollen sufferers as the pollen count stays low.

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It’s a one day warm up with a return to cooler air for the weekend.  Highs this weekend drop back into the 50s and lows fall into the 30s Sunday morning.  The pattern next week remains cooler than normal and the coldest air of the season is possible the second half of the week.

 

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Oct
14

Cool And Damp At Times Next 24 Hours

Posted By · October 14, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Heavy rain, and thankfully not severe weather, is the mark left on central Indiana by an October storm that produced over 300 preliminary storm reports the past 24 hours in the eastern U.S.  We mentioned in this blog several days leading up to the event that the overnight timing and limited instability might lessen the blow for us.  Indeed that was the case.  If this storm arrived earlier during peak heating we likely would’ve had more reports locally.

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Rain amounts since midnight have been in the half inch to inch range, with two day totals nearing 2″ in some locations.

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Steady rain is now well east of Indiana, but spotty showers continue to pivot around an upper level storm over central Illinois.  This feature delivers a rather cloudy, damp Wednesday with periods of drizzle and showers.

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Temperatures will not budge tomorrow due to a healthy layer of overcast.  Morning lows slowly drop into the lower 50s and highs only make it back into mid to upper 50s.  Rumbles of thunder can’t be ruled out Wednesday either and small hail is possible in any stronger cells that emerge.

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We’ll be on the back side of the system Thursday and showers become less numerous.  Friday still appears to be the pick of the week with highs jumping into the upper 60s with a breezy south-southwest wind and sunshine.

It’s a one day warm up with a return to cooler air for the weekend.  Highs this weekend drop back into the 50s and lows fall into the 30s Sunday morning.  The pattern next week remains cooler than normal and the coldest air of the season is possible the second half of the week.

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Have a great evening – Sean Ash

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