Cold Today, Warmer This Week

This morning is the coldest start of the season with temperatures in the upper teens.  Wind chill values are significant this morning, making it feel like it’s in the single digits.


An area of high pressure has moved into the Great Lakes and it will be in control for the next couple of days.  It will be a sunny and dry day but temperatures will struggle to climb into the low 30s.


Wind chill values will remain in the low 20s this afternoon.


Another cold night is in store with mostly clear skies and temperatures will fall into the upper teens and low 20s.  Wind chill values will be in the teens.


A gradual warming trend arrives this week.

Temperatures will be a few degrees below normal on Monday with highs in the low 40s under sunny skies.


More mild air arrives by Wednesday with highs in the low 50s.

The warmest day of the week is Thanksgiving Day.  Conditions will be great for the Drumstick Dash with wake up temperatures in the mid 30s.  Afternoon highs climb into the upper 50s.

Clouds will increase on Thanksgiving Day with rain becoming likely that night.  If you are heading out to shop, you’ll need the rain gear.

It will also be a wet Black Friday with showers continuing into the evening.

Colder air returns next weekend.


St. Patrick’s Day


Happy St.Patrick’s Day! We won’t have the warm day we did yesterday but temperatures will be around where we would expect for this time of year. The passage of a cold front this morning has brought in a colder air mass for St. Patrick’s Day. Temperatures will mainly be in the 40s for the parade so stand in the sun and be prepared for a cool wind!

Look for a start in the 20s Wednesday morning with increasing cloud cover, with temperatures in the 20s. Expect more clouds than sun, with a high close to 50 degrees. We continue to keep a chance of showers in the Thursday forecast, though there is some uncertainty regarding timing and amount of moisture. .

Spring comes in officially Friday at 6:45pm. It’ll fee like spring to start the weekend with temperatures returning to the upper 50s Saturday.


What A Day!

What a great day ahead! Already we are off to a nice start and it looks like, if we reach a high of 73, that this will be the warmest day since late October. If you are wondering, yes, the high will be over 20 degrees above normal and close to the record high of 79 set in 1945. Hang on to your hat because we will feel gusty winds out of the southwest.

A cold front comes in tomorrow to cool our high temperatures for St. Patrick’s Day. Temperatures should warm to the low 50s with intervals of clouds and sunshine. The wind shift to the north may help drag down some lake effect sprinkles or showers… but we’re not anticipating much precipitation at this point.

Look for rain to move in Thursday and Friday.


Cloudy But Mild

**Air Quality Alert in effect tonight through Sunday.**

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It was a cloudy but mild day with temperatures climbing into the mid 40s. Kokomo enjoyed a brief break in the clouds today.


Temperatures won’t move much as the cloud cover provides a blanket of insulation. Temperatures will only fall into the upper 40s by Sunday morning. Some light drizzle and patchy fog is possible overnight through Sunday morning.


The Air Quality Action Day continues on Sunday. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management actually declares Air Quality Action Days. It means that the quality of air will be unhealthy for sensitive groups due to the fine particulates in the air. There is a temperature inversion aloft from around 1km to 3km, helping trap the particulates at the surface. And there is not much of a breeze at the surface to stir the air.

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The thick cloud base will hang around on Sunday but the winds will turn out of the south-southwest, allowing temperatures to climb into the upper 40s to near 50 degrees.

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An area of low pressure will arrive move into the Great Lakes on Monday. Rain will be possible Monday afternoon and then it will be likely by evening. A few tenths of an inch to a half an inch of rain will be possible. Rain will continue into Tuesday morning.

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Temperatures will fall into the mid 40s Tuesday morning and will continue to tumble throughout the day. Temperatures will be in the upper 30s by late afternoon. If there is any moisture leftover Tuesday night, a few light snow showers will be possible.

A few flurries will be possible on Wednesday with near seasonal temperatures through the work week.

It’s still very early but another storm system may arrive late Friday and Saturday, bringing a chance of some snow.


Foggy Start, Mild Afternoon

Fog in the area this morning as we start off a mainly dry day after a damp afternoon yesterday. Some clouds early, but some peeks of sun are possible heading into early afternoon… with highs topping out around 57.

An upper air disturbance slides into Indiana tomorrow, so look for a chance for rain to reappear..  Flurries remain possible into Friday morning with a gusty northwest wind providing chilly conditions to finish the week.

Look for these disturbances to continue to pop in every other day with a cool weekend ahead. Remember, the average high is 59 degrees.

Long range data continues to support a cold air outbreak in the eastern U.S. next week.  If this verifies we could be staring down several days with highs in the 30s/low 40s and lows in the 20s.

On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……


1991 : At Indianapolis, the record low temperature for the date is set at 15 degrees.


Enjoy It While It Lasts!

Enjoy this beautiful day. It will take a while to warm up, but with sunshine and a plesant north wind, we’ll reach the low 70s this afternoon.

More 80 degree warmth is on the way for Wednesday and Thursday.  A stronger weather system arrives later Thursday, bringing some wet weather Thursday with some heavier rain, possibly Thursday night.  Much cooler air is on the way too.

Friday will be cloudy and damp, with highs in the 60s.  With more clouds than sun and the core of the cooler air over central Indiana on Saturday, high temperatures will only be in the range of 55-60 degrees.

Morning temperatures will drop into the upper 30s on Sunday morning and highs will only reach the lower 60s on Sunday afternoon.


The earliest fall freeze record is set with a low of 30 degrees. The record is tied again in 1993.


Summer In September

Can this possibly be September? At a time when the average high usually struggles to reach 73, we are in store for an above average, dry, beautiful weekend and for that matter, most of next week. Look for a high today to reach 79 with some of you hitting the 80 degree mark. The calendar says autumn, but this will be a late August-like next several days.


The weekend forecast includes more sunshine and highs near 80 degrees too.  In fact, we don’t notice a change in this quiet weather pattern until maybe Thursday of next week.

We will be tracking a transition to a colder, more active weather pattern.  The active part will come first, as rain chances return toward the end of next week.  The chill will follow.  We will keep you updated on the timing of this big weather pattern change, but until then enjoy the sunshine and 80 degrees.


On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1976 : A tornado touched down in Seymour and killed one person.

Great Today, Storms Wednesday

Look for another cool morning in Indiana, with temperatures running up to 5 degrees cooler than the same time yesterday. Despite the chill, we still look to see a really nice day with some sunshine and a high in the low 80s. Enjoy the dry weather, because things change….a lot….Wednesday

There could actually be two rounds of storms tomorrow. The first round will be in the morning and the second will be late afternoon through Wednesday evening. We are under a slight risk for severe weather on Wednesday, so stay tuned for updates. Make sure you have the WTHR weather app loaded in your smart phone.


That second round of storms will be associated with a cold front and it will get chilly for the end of the week. Highs by Friday will only be near 70 degrees. Highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s are in the forecast for the weekend.
On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……

1985 : Severe thunderstorm winds knock down trees and power lines in Hamilton and Marion counties. A car is demolished when a tree falls on it.



Beautiful Start, Midweek Storms

What a start to our day today. Temps continue to be cool and the children and the bus stop may need a light jacket this morning. By the afternoon, under sunshine, we’ll warm up to the upper 70s today and the low 80s by Tuesday.

We’re still looking at Wednesday for our next chance of rain and storms… with a slight risk of severe weather in Central Indiana . At this point, the best chance for storms is during the day, evening and early Thursday.

The cold front triggering the storms brings in the coldest air of the season… and coldest air since mid-May.  Temperatures late week into next weekend will be 10 to 15 degrees below normal which equates to lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s.  It will really feel like Autumn by the weekend.

On this day in 1989….

Severe storms did damage to several houses in Albany in Delaware County.


Wet Morning In Indiana

Wet pavement for our morning rush hour in Indiana this morning. The rain started moving in to the western part of the state at about 1 this morning and now just about everyone has recieved some rain.  The rain moves along with the front and by afternoon, we’ll see some sunshine and a high of 83.

Higher heat and humidity return for the middle to end of the week, with highs in the range of temps in the upper 80s.

A stray storm is possible on Thursday, with the better chance for scattered storms arriving on Friday.

If you are looking for some cooler weather, hang in there, temperatures drop to the 70s for highs this weekend and into next week.

On this day in Central Indiana Weather History….

2003-The highest flood since March 1913 quickly struck Martinsville following heavy rain in Hendricks and Marion counties on September 1st.