This time last March central Indiana was basking in 80° warmth and setting high temperature records. Today not so much… with highs struggling to hit 40° and a good 10° below normal. There is a very slight chance of sprinkles/flurries in the Indianapolis metro early this evening.
But the best chance of precipitation will be in far western/southwestern Indiana where better atmospheric lift resides. Below is a series of Future Trak13 images that begins with this afternoon. Notice the clouds increase to limit sun the rest of today, and the little area of rain nearing Terre Haute by 5pm. Dry air and weak lift leads to slim precip chances for along/east of I-65 today.
Weather remains quiet for Friday and any rain will hold off until after the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Indianapolis. I recommend layers despite warmer highs in the 50s Friday…due to stiff southwesterly wind.
A new cold front will move across the state late Friday into Saturday morning… triggering a bout of rain after 6pm Friday and before 10am Saturday.
The front will stall out across the Ohio River and leave behind a mostly dry Saturday and Sunday. Notice on Future Trak 13 there is a rain along/south of the Ohio River. This moisture will creep northward in response developing low pressure…setting the stage for a wet Sunday night/Monday. At this point it looks to be a cold rain, with our next “best” chance of winter precipitation (after this evening) arriving Tuesday.
Friday is the best shot of above normal temps…with most of the next seven days on the colder side of normal. Notice spring begins Wednesday with highs only the in the 30s!
Have a great evening and thanks for reading the blog.