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Stretch of Pleasant Days

By · November 17, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Temperatures Saturday were as warm as they have been since 12am very early Monday morning.  It’s been awhile, but the wait was certainly worth it!

That’s not to say we’re done with chilly temperatures… as lows tonight will easily dip into the upper 20s/lower 30s areawide.

The chilly start, and any patchy fog that develops , won’t last long.  Decent sun should will help us shed 30s by 10am Sunday, and we’re well into the 50s by 1pm… a near carbon copy of Saturday.

Daytime highs Sunday will flirt with 60° in many backyards across Central Indiana… nearly 10° above normal.  Expect much of the same Monday too, with sunshine and highs near 60°.

The only fly in the 7day ointment is a rather weak, moisture-starved disturbance on Tuesday that may trigger some sprinkles.  But overall a tranquil weather pattern dominates the headlines for the next 6 days.

“If” (a big “if” considering Thanksgiving is five days away) temperatures hit our forecast high of 60° Thursday, it would mark the warmest Thanksgiving Day in Indianapolis since 1981.  That’s the last Turkey Day at or above 60°… though we just missed the mark back in 2006.  Notice in the column below (via NWS Indianapolis) that only 16 times (since records began in 1871) a Thanksgiving Day has had a high of 60° or greater.  So a rare treat that we could possibly be thankful for later next week.

It’s definitely a stat we’ll be tracking closely in the days to come.    Enjoy your evening and thanks for visiting the blog!

Sean Ash

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