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Fantastic Fall Weekend

Posted By · November 7, 2015 at 6:52 am

Are you ready for seasonal fall like conditions?  It’s returning this weekend with temperatures near average for November.  If you are participating, volunteering or cheering on runners for the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, it will be a cool start this morning with temperatures in the low 40s.  It will be sunny and dry later today with light winds out of the northwest.  Afternoon highs will climb into the mid 50s.


It will be awesome for college football!

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With clear skies tonight, temperatures will tumble into the upper 20s and low 30s.  The last time we sank below the freezing mark was on October 18th.

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After a cool start, a pleasant rebound takes place Sunday afternoon with highs in the mid 50s.  It will be fantastic tailgate weather for the Colts home game.


A gradual warming trend returns Monday with highs in the upper 50s.

Above normal temperatures arrive mid week with shower and thunderstorms becoming likely Wednesday night, as a cold front moves in.

Scattered showers will end Thursday morning with windy conditions to follow the cold front.  Temperatures will likely fall throughout the day.

Cooler air pushes in Friday on through the weekend.


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Weekend Chill

Posted By · November 6, 2015 at 4:41 pm
The cooler air is here and it will last through the weekend.  Temperatures will fall into the middle and upper 30s overnight.  This will mean a cool start to the Monumental Marathon in Indianapolis on Saturday.  If you are running, volunteering or cheering on someone temperatures will be in the upper 30s to start and climb to near 50 by noon.  There will be a mix of sun and clouds on Saturday with highs in the middle 50s.  Winds will be NW at 10mph.
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Low temperatures will be near freezing Sunday morning, but with lots of sun in the Sunday forecast highs reach the middle 50s.  These numbers are close to the average for early November.  The Colts are at Lucas Oil Stadium to take on Denver Sunday at 4:25.  It will be a sunny and 55 degree kick-off.  Temperatures will fall into the upper 30s and lower 40s by the end of the game Sunday night.

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Milder air returns early next week, with highs in the upper 50s on Monday and in the 60s Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

We are tracking our next chance for rain and storms for late Wednesday through early Thursday.


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Say Goodbye to the 70s

Posted By · November 6, 2015 at 12:38 pm

The cold front that brought the rain this morning is now ushering in much cooler air this afternoon.  Temperatures have slowly been falling from the low 60s after midnight into the mid 50s late this morning.  Breezy winds out of the west-northwest will continue with temperatures holding near steady in the low 50s this afternoon.  The skies will gradually clear out to partly sunny too.


It will be partly cloudy this evening for Operation Football.  Temperatures will gradually fall into the upper 40 before midnight.  Wake up temperatures Saturday morning will be in the upper 30s.


Saturday will be sunny and bright but much cooler than the 70 degree temperatures we’ve been enjoying.  It will,however, be fantastic running conditions for the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon.


Afternoon highs will be below average, only climbing into the mid 50s.


It will be sunny and dry for tailgating for the Purdue and IU football games Saturday afternoon.


Skies will clear out Saturday night and temperatures will tumble, into the low 30s.  Many locations will drop below the freezing mark.

Sunday will bring sunny and dry conditions with highs in the low 50s. It will be great tailgate weather for the Colts home game as they take on the Broncos.


A gradual warm up moves in for the work week.

The next chance of rain moves in on Wednesday with rain becoming likely Wednesday night into Thursday morning.


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Friday Forecast & The Cooler Weekend Ahead

Posted By · November 6, 2015 at 3:03 am

After a rainy morning, Central Indiana will dry out today with a mix of sun and clouds and nearly steady temperatures in the low to mid 60s.  Winds will gust out of the west up to 30mph, so a very breezy day is ahead.

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Up to .25” of rain has fallen across central Indiana since midnight.

Tonight we remain dry for Operation Football, and temps fall into the 50s for most games.  The wind will relax, so it won’t be as breezy as the daytime hours.

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The weekend will be dry, but cool.  Saturday starts off in the upper 30s and low 40s, with highs in the mid 50s for the afternoon. 

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Sunday morning temperatures fall near freezing, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the 50s later in the day.

We return to the 60s by Tuesday, and our next chance of rain will move in by Wednesday.

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Rain and Wind Overnight with Cooler Air on the Way

Posted By · November 5, 2015 at 10:33 pm

The SkyTrak13 Weather Team continues to track a cold front moving toward central Indiana.  This front will bring big changes to our weather pattern.  After 4 days in a row in the 70s, cooler air is on the way.

There will be pockets of rain ahead of the front and we expect a line of heavier rain and strong winds, as the front arrives early Friday morning.  The timing will be from 2am to 8am and the front will move from west to east across central Indiana.

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The rain will end by mid-morning Friday.  The rest of the day will be partly cloudy, breezy and cooler.  Temperatures will be in the upper 50s and lower 60s with winds WNW 10-20mph.


The weekend will be dry and cool, with lows in the 30s and highs in the 50s.


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Some Showers For Evening Commute / Strong Gusts Later Tonight

Posted By · November 5, 2015 at 3:42 pm

The initial surge of rain continues to creep up from the southwest and will make some area roads wet for the evening commute.  Umbrellas will be needed at times but the main event doesn’t arrive until after midnight.  Despite the showers, temperatures remain unseasonably mild with a breezy south-southwest wind making it feel like September.


Indy tied a record high today, had its warmest November low since 1991 and for only the 6th time since 1871 we’ve had a November with two consecutive 76 degree days.  Impressively warm anyway you slice it.


We’ve advertised a fall front for nearly a week and it arrives early Friday morning with a line of predominantly gusty showers.  There likely won’t be much thunder tonight but even these showers may be enough to sporadically transfer 50-55mph gusts to the surface.  Don’t be alarmed when this line moves across the metro area between 3am and 7am… likely waking many folks up prior to their alarm clock.


Temperatures begin in the 60s Friday but we’ll finish in the 50s just in time for a brisk Operation Football Friday evening.  Though it’s much cooler this weekend, the temperatures will be more indicative of November.  Saturday morning looks ideal for the Monumental Marathon under a partly cloudy sky, light wind and temperatures in the upper 30s.  Good luck if you’re running!



Sunday will be sunny and crisp for Colts tailgating against the Broncos.  Have a great weekend – Sean Ash

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Record Warmth Today Followed By Gusty Storms Late Tonight

Posted By · November 5, 2015 at 1:21 pm

More rare November warmth in Central Indiana today with just enough sunshine to allow Indianapolis to at least tie the daily record high of 76 set in 1978.  Temperatures are a good 15-20 degrees above average and this marks only the 6th November since 1871 with two consecutive days at/above 76 degrees… and the first occurrence of this happening since 2003.


The shelf life of this balmy air expires by this time tomorrow after the passage of the latest fall front.  Though a few showers are possible this evening, the main event doesn’t arrive until after midnight.  We’re still expecting a narrow line of line/storms to develop over Central Indiana in response to a strengthening low level jet stream and advancing cold front.


Wind speeds at 5,000 feet will be cranking at 55-75mph.  Storms embedded within the line tonight could tap into this wind field to produce sporadic 50-55+mph gusts at the surface.  Because of this there is a low probability of damaging wind between 2am and 9am and a few severe thunderstorm warnings are possible.


With or without severe gusts it will be a rather windy night and Friday morning.  The speed of the line limits rain potential and precipitation ends by midday tomorrow with afternoon sun to follow.  We’ll post updates this evening if anything changes regarding storm potential.


More typical November conditions arrive this weekend with lows in the 30s and highs in the 50s.  Sun mixes with intervals of clouds Saturday and Sunday will be bright and crisp.  Have a great evening – Sean Ash

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Few More Hours Of Warmth!

Posted By · November 5, 2015 at 3:25 am

Despite changes on the way our streak of 70 degree days moves to 4 in a row today with a high of 73 later.  That’s where it will end, as we track some weather pattern changes for the end of the week and the weekend.

Clouds will increase today as a front moves closer to Indiana. This afternoon will be warm, with highs in the lower and middle 70s.  Clouds will be on the increase and we could see an isolated shower this afternoon.

The later we get in the evening the more likely rain moves in with the main line of rain and a few storms arriving early Friday morning.  Look for a wet morning rush hour Friday. We are timing the steadiest rain and a few gusty thunderstorms from midnight until 9 am Friday.

Cooler air arrives for the weekend.  Lows will be in the 30s and highs will be in the 50s. Conditions will be dry as people head into Lucas Oil Stadium for the Colts-Broncos game Sunday.


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