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Rainy Friday Night and Your Weekend Forecast

Posted By · December 5, 2014 at 4:15 pm
It will be a soggy Friday night through early Saturday morning, across central Indiana.  Rain totals will be in the range of 1-2 inches by the time the rain ends mid-day Saturday.  Here is the latest timing with FutureTrak13.
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With clouds and rain in the Friday night forecast, temperatures won’t move much.  We are forecasting temperatures in the middle and upper 30s overnight.  The same goes for Saturday, with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s.  The rain will end by about lunchtime on Saturday.


Sunday will be dry, with highs near 40 degrees.  We are tracking a round of colder air for early next week.  It will arrive Monday night and last through Thursday.  As the colder air arrives, there will be the chance for a light rain/snow mix later Monday.  A few flurries are possible on Tuesday, with highs only in the 30s.  Forecast highs stay in the 30s through Thursday.


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Wet Friday, Drier this Weekend

Posted By · December 5, 2014 at 11:39 am

It was a foggy start this morning,with visibility reduced to less than a tenth of a mile in some locations this morning.  Here is a picture I took this morning in Johnson county.

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Soggy conditions have arrived across central Indiana today.  The good news is, temperatures will remain above the freezing mark over the next 24 hours, making this a rain only event.  As the low pressure moves in closer this afternoon, rain will become heavy at times.

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Showers will continue overnight through Saturday morning.

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Some areas could pick up one to two inches of rain by the time it’s all said and done.

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Afternoon temperatures will struggle to climb into the low 40s and will then fall into the mid 30s by Saturday morning.

A few lingering showers will be possible through early afternoon Saturday, otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy with maybe a few peeks of sunshine by late afternoon.  Temperatures will climb into the low 40s with breezy winds out of the north from 10 to 15 mph.  Wind chill values will make it feel like its in the low 30s.

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More sunshine will take over on Sunday with highs near 40 degrees.

We are tracking a chance of another round of rain on Monday.  A few light snow showers will be possible Monday evening, with flurries possible on Tuesday.

The average high for this time of year is 42 degrees and temperatures will remain below normal through most of the work week.


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Soggy Start to the Weekend

Posted By · December 5, 2014 at 3:16 am

Temperatures are mild this morning as we’re waking up, in the mid 30s.  Fog will be an issue for your morning commute, and later today, rain will be our weather headline.

Rain is likely for Central Indiana today, and will last into Saturday too.  Highs will top out in the low 40s today.

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At times, the rain will be heavy, especially south of I-70.

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The wet weather is not expected to end until midday Saturday, and by that point along and north of I-70 .5- 1″ of rain is possible.  South of I-70 1-2″ of rain will be possible.

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We start to dry out Saturday afternoon, and we’ll see partly cloudy skies on Sunday with highs in the mid 30s.The 7 day forecast is pretty quiet with the exception of Monday into Tuesday.  We’re watching for the possibility of a wintry mix.  We’ll keep you posted!

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Rainy Friday and Weekend Outlook

Posted By · December 4, 2014 at 8:44 pm

The rain, sleet and snow has ended for most of central Indiana.  Our Thursday night forecast includes clouds, fog and drizzle.  Temperatures across the northern half of the state will be cold enough to support some freezing drizzle through early Friday morning.  Watch for a few slick roads north of Indianapolis early Friday.

The SkyTrak13 Weather Team is tracking the potential for heavy rain on Friday.  It will be in the upper 30s and lower 40s Friday afternoon, so we are expecting rain and not snow.  The heaviest rain will fall from Friday afternoon through Friday night.  Rain totals will be near in inch, with some 2 inch totals possible.


Here is the timing with FutureTrak13.

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The rain will end by Saturday afternoon and the rest of the weekend will be dry.  It will be chilly, with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s.  A blast of colder air arrives for the early part of next week and a few snow showers or flurries are possible on Monday and Tuesday.


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Wintry Mix Departs Later And Heavy Rain Heads In Friday

Posted By · December 4, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Wintry weather continues to move across Central Indiana with a mix of snow, sleet and rain.  Thankfully temperatures are at or above freezing, and the precipitation will be mainly light.


So we don’t expect any significant road issues but conditions will be damp and cold.  Highs hover between 32 and 35 this afternoon.


Under thick overcast, temperatures hold steady this evening and overnight.  With a saturated air mass overhead and a damp ground, areas of mist and fog will likely develop by sunrise Friday morning.

Expect morning lows in the mid-30s with areas of drizzle/fog around.  Rain becomes the story Friday and possibly some decent downpours by Friday night.  Expect a raw day tomorrow with highs in the lower 40s.  Rain will be steady heading into Saturday morning and amounts will range from one inch to nearly two inches between I-70 and the Ohio River.


We’re still anticipating a soggy start Saturday morning with the rain system departing Central Indiana by afternoon.  However clouds linger and highs remain near 40 degrees.  Some late day sun is possible Saturday and leads into a dry finish to the weekend.


Another shot of cold air hits early next week and could bring some snow showers Monday afternoon into Tuesday.  Be safe traveling this afternoon and we’ll update later today – Sean Ash

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Wintry Mix for the Morning Commute?

Posted By · December 4, 2014 at 4:03 am

For the morning commute we’ll see patchy drizzle, possibly mixed with some wintry precip along and south of I-70.  This is something we will closely monitor throughout the morning.

Highs will reach the mid 30s today with patchy drizzle, and showers developing as we head into the afternoon.

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Rain will be likely Friday, and a wet pattern is setting up for Central Indiana through Saturday.


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Some rain totals could approach an inch, if not more by Saturday morning.

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We should dry out Saturday afternoon with highs in the 40s, and by Sunday we’re back to sunshine.

The “warmth” is short lived.  By Monday we could be tracking a chance of snow with highs only in the 30s.

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Light Wintry Mix Thursday and Heavy Rain on Friday

Posted By · December 3, 2014 at 9:34 pm

The SkyTrak13 Weather Team is tracking a developing weather system that will bring the chance for a light wintry mix to central Indiana on Thursday.  As the moisture from this system moves our way, it will run into colder air.  Overnight temperatures are forecast in the 20s.  This is cold enough to support a light wintry mix.  Watch for a few slick roads on Thursday.  Any road that looks wet may actually be slick, especially bridges and overpasses.  Highs on Thursday will only be in the lower and middle 30s.


The concern for Friday is heavy rain.  Rainfall potential is 1-2 inches.  Here is the timeline for that heavy rain, with FutureTrak13.

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Rain chances will linger into early Saturday.  Saturday afternoon through Sunday will be dry.  A round of colder air arrives early next week, with highs only in the 30s.  There will be the chance for flurries or snow showers on Monday and Tuesday too.  Stay tuned for updates.


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Light Wintry Mix May Impact Thursday Morning Commute For Some

Posted By · December 3, 2014 at 2:08 pm

Don’t be alarmed by the bright ball of light in the sky… as we’re finally seeing some welcomed sunshine in Central Indiana.  Overall it’s a pleasant afternoon with highs nearing 40 degrees in what’s easily our best weather over the next week.


Overnight:  The sky remains mostly clear this evening and will allow temperatures to drop quickly after sunset.  We’ll be in the 20s by midnight and eventually level off as clouds increase after 12am.  With lows dropping into the mid and upper 20s we need to watch the Thursday morning commute closely.


Slick Morning Commute?  Areas of light precipitation are possible by 8am.  However, location, timing and coverage remain highly uncertain at this point.  But the early potential and temperatures do concern me, as light freezing drizzle, sleet and/or snow could be enough to ice-up untreated roads… especially bridges and overpasses.  We’re advising you to wake up early and get the latest before heading out.  Nicole Misencik begins Sunrise coverage at 4am and Mimi Pearce covers traffic starting at 5am.


Thursday Afternoon:  Thick overcast, occasional wintry mix and an east-southeasterly wind ensures temperatures won’t warm much or fast tomorrow.  Sunrise temperatures will be in the 25 to 30 range and afternoon highs only make it into the mid 30s.  Anyway you slice it Thursday will be chilly and raw.  Freezing rain is possible Thursday night into Friday morning before it becomes just a cold rain by midday Friday.


All signs point toward a prolonged, and at times heavy, rain event Friday into Saturday morning.  Latest modeling targets the I-70 corridor to the Ohio River for heaviest rain amounts.


Wet Start To The Weekend:  There is excellent model agreement on 1-2″ rainfall for a good portion of the viewing area… much of which falls between midday Friday and midday Saturday.  At this point we’re expecting a dry evening Saturday for the thousands of football fans converging on Indianapolis for the Big 10 Championship Game.  If you’re in town you’ll definitely need the umbrella early in the day and a heavy coat all day long with highs near 40 degrees.  The weather Sunday looks quiet too, though morning lows will drop into the 20s and could freeze any leftover moisture on the roads.


Long Range:  Another shot of cold air hits early next week with flurries and snow showers in play both Monday and Tuesday with an upper low spinning over the Ohio Valley.  This produces temperature anomalies of 5-10 degrees below normal.  There are some signs of a mid-month warm up to spread across the eastern US.  This is a trend we’ll need to monitor in the coming days for a potential spell of above normal temperatures in December.


Have a great day and check back this evening for updates – Sean Ash

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