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We don’t want to make you feel bad, but this flirtation with summer is now, officially, over. To refresh your memory, we hit 78 Saturday and 75 Sunday making this past weekend the warmest weekend of 2014 so far. In fact, when the Indy Eleven kicked the ball at the start of the game with Carolina, it was 73 degrees…at 7:45 in the evening!
Lots of rain falling in Central Indiana this morning but most of the severe weather is in Tennessee and Mississippi this morning. Look for occasional showers and a brief thunderstorm today as temperatures slowly fall all day. Tonight, a few snowflakes could be mixed in with rain but no accumulation will occur.
Lows Tuesday morning will be in the 20s and highs will struggle to return to the 40s. A widespread frost/freeze appears likely Wednesday morning as clouds clear and the wind diminishes.
This also marks a turning point, as the air mass quickly modifies and temperatures return to normal Thursday. The average high is 64.
ON THIS DAY IN CENTRAL INDIANA WEATHER HISTORY….
2006, Severe storms in Indy produced winds of 85 mph.
Good morning! It will be a beautiful Palm Sunday in Central Indiana today as temperatures will reach the upper 70s, nearly 15 degrees above average for this time of year.
In the meantime, colder weather is poised to come back. After rain and thunderstorms late tonight and tomorrow a cold blast enters Indiana. Look for rain and even a few snowflakes mixed in Monday night and a cold high of just 44 on Tuesday. Back to the average high, the low 60s by Thursday.
You know, Central Indiana has seen all kinds of weather at this time of year…for instance, on this date in 1994, the Vermillion River in Vermillion County recorded a record flood, over 14 feet above flood stage.
Did you enjoy the beautiful weather yesterday? It was a day when smiling faces were in abundance due to the warm southerly breeze. The roads are wet this morning, but it will get better…promise!
The rain and thunderstorms will move east this morning and leave us with a beautiful afternoon. Look for a high of 65 later today, the average high is 62. Temps jump to the mid 70s this weekend with an isolated shower tomorrow and a chance for showers possible Sunday. Temps will cool into the 50s next week. In fact, look for a significant downturn in temperatures with every single day of the week, into Friday with below average high temperatures.
By the way, temperatures in the 50s for the Race For The Cure tomorrow morning and low 70s for the start of the Indy Eleven game.
On This Day In Indiana Weather History : The Palm Sunday tornado outbreak, the deadliest in state history. 10 tornadoes struck 18 counties in the north and central parts of the state. Seven of the tornadoes were killers, and between 4:45 pm to a little after 6:30 pm, they left 137 dead and 1724 injured.
If you like it warmer than today is your day. Highs today reach 70 degrees for the first time since mid-October. Much of today sunny, but an approaching cool front will trigger a line of rain and thunder tonight.
It’s subject to change, but early call for arrival time in the Indianapolis metro is between 6pm and 8pm. We don’t anticipate severe weather, but a rain or lightning delay is possible if you plan to attend the Indianapolis Indians home opener. Make sure you bring a raincoat with you just in case.
Mild weather into the weekend with highs in the 70s both days. A slower arrival time on the next front to impact the region will lead to a good portion of Sunday being dry.
We really don’t need any more rain, we have already had nearly 3 ½ inches of rain so far this month already.
On this day in Indiana Weather History
2001 : Bedford…Two inch diameter hail falls.
Here is a look at the forecast heading into a fantastic weekend….
CHUCK LOFTON’S SKYTRAK 13 FORECAST
THURSDAY, APRIL 10. 2014
TODAY: SUNNY AND BEAUTIFUL, LATE DAY CLOUDINESS AND RAIN
TONIGHT: CLOUDY, SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A THUNDERSTORM
TOMORROW: PARTLY SUNNY AND PLEASANT, CHANCE FOR A SHOWER, WINDY
HIGH : 70
SATURDAY: SUNNY AND PLEASANT 70
SUNDAY: SUNNY ,CLOUDS, SHOWER 72
It will be a chilly start to Wednesday, with morning temperatures in the 30s. As the lower atmosphere cools, the moisture left from Tuesday’s rain will condense and may form some patchy Wednesday morning fog. Expect a mix of sun and clouds on Wednesday afternoon, with highs near 60 degrees.
It will be near 70 on Thursday. There is a chance for rain late in the day Thursday. We will watch this closely. It is opening day at Victory Field for the Indianapolis Indians. A few showers are possible on Friday and this weekend. Right now I think there will be more dry weather than wet weather this weekend, but stay tuned for updates. The warm-up will last through the weekend, with highs in the 60s and lower 70s.
Scattered thundershowers have developed this afternoon. There is lots of cool air in the upper atmosphere helping destabilize the atmosphere. This cool pool of air is also leading to hail producing thundershowers. We have had several reports of hail across central Indiana. These thundershowers with hail, lightning and brief heavy rain will last through sunset. For the latest on Live Doppler 13 Radar, click on it here at wthr.com or from the Skytrak 13 Weather App on your phone. Skies will clear overnight, with lows in the 30s. Those areas getting rain now, may have some fog in the morning. It will be near 60 degrees on Wednesday with some sun.
Heavy rain continues to fall north and west of Indianapolis. Rainfall estimates are nearing 1″ from Frankfort to Lafayatte to Crawfordsville. Watch for lowland flooding this evening. The steady rain won’t end until after midnight. Remember our creeks, rivers and streams are still running high after heavy rain late last week.
Most of Tuesday will be dry, with just a stray shower or storm developing during the afternoon. The day will start at 38 degrees, with highs forecast in the 50s.
Snow showers are likely for the drive to work this morning, though most accumulations should be light and less than one inch.
Keep in mind that some untreated surfaces could be slick in heavier showers. Use caution early Tuesday before snow tapers to flurries by midday.
In the meantime, if you want warmer weather, hang in there, we’ll be back up to the 50s Friday and the 60s Sunday. Overall for the NCAA tournament, dry and improving weather.
On this day in Central Indiana Weather History…
1913 : From the 25th to the 29th…the flood of record occurs along the White and East Fork White rivers. The White River crested up to 20 feet above flood stage at Indianapolis and Centerton. The East Fork crested up to 27 feet above flood stage.
Here is your forecast.
Chuck Lofton’s Skytrak 13 Forecast
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
TODAY: Cloudy, windy and cold with some morning snow showers
Northwest wind 10-35 mph
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy, cool
Northeast wind 10-15 mph
TOMORROW Sunny and cold
THE EXTENDED FORECAST
THURSDAY: Periods of rain 48
FRIDAY: Sun, clouds, shower 55
SATURDAY: Sunny skies 53