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Wind Advisory This Afternoon

By · February 11, 2013 at 12:50 pm

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Winds could gust to 50 mph out of the southwest and west through the afternoon. That’s why a WIND ADVISORY is in effect. The winds are due to a strong area of low pressure spinning through the Great Lakes and passing to our north. Winds should diminish after sunset.

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Our SkyTrak 13 WeatherBug Network shows gusts as high as 48 mph reported this morning! That’s been holding wind chills down in the 20s.

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We’ll have cloudy skies from Indy points north and sunshine to the south today, but by late afternoon, skies should start to clear. Our official high actually occurred at just past midnight when we reached 51 degrees. Then, we fell to 37 by 11am. We’ll slowly climb this afternoon to around 42.

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After a sunny Tuesday, Wednesday is a bit of a question mark. I have a hunch we’ll stay dry and turn milder, but a storm system that moves to our south could bring parts of Southern Indiana some wintry mix first thing Wednesday morning. A couple computer models do bring a touch of moisture as far north as Indy, so we’ll have to watch that storm carefully.

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Your WTHR 7-Day forecast shows a moderating trend heading into Valentine’s Day with highs in the mid 40s. But a strong cold front moves in Friday bringing a chance of snow showers and flurries both Friday and Saturday. At this point it looks like little if any accumulation, but we’ll keep an eye on it. One thing that looks pretty certain is a big temperature plunge. We might not make it out of the 20s on Saturday!

Hold on to your hats…and have a great Monday afternoon,
-Chikage
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