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18

Warmest this Month! Plus Windy with Rain to Snow

By · February 18, 2013 at 12:42 pm

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What a day! We hit 50 at noon and will continue to warm into the mid (maybe upper) 50s this afternoon. The warmest we’ve seen all month was 53 on February 7th. We’ll beat that this afternoon. Our average high is 41.

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A warm front has ushered in this big warm-up. Our temps at noon were running around 27 degrees warmer than this time yesterday!

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Along with the warmth comes wind. Winds could gust 40 mph+ this afternoon. A WIND ADVISORY is in effect for Southern Indiana as well as Eastern Illinois.

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Our sunshine fades and clouds move in this afternoon. We’ll see rain push into the western part of the state after 3pm with rain making into the Indy Metro closer to 5 or 6pm.

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Highs in the mid 50s or maybe warmer are expected. We’ll get between 1/4 to 1/2″ of rain this evening and tonight, with rain turning to snow after midnight as temps fall behind a cold front. Any snow should be light – maybe a coating in a few spots.

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Tomorrow, any snow showers move out early in the morning paving the way for a mostly cloudy and windy and blustery day. Highs may struggle to make it to the freezing mark.

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It gets even colder Wednesday with highs in the 20s. Then late Thursday into early Friday, we’ll have to watch for a possible wintry mix – which could cause icy roads.

Happy President’s Day!
-Chikage

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