Friday Morning Highlights…

Happy Halloween and happy Friday!  All-in-all, nothing has changed with our thinking.  Stay warm this evening!

  • Light rain develops through the morning.
  • Light rain mixes with and changes to light snow this evening.
  • Localized heavier snow bursts could quickly lead to a dusting-coating in spots tonight.
  • North winds will gust to 40 MPH this evening.
  • Temperatures will plummet tonight, dipping into the upper 20s by daybreak Saturday.
  • Wind chill values will be in the 15-20 degree range Saturday morning.
  • Coldest morning is Sunday with widespread middle 20s.
Localized snow bursts could "coat" the ground in spots this evening.

Localized snow bursts could “coat” the ground in spots this evening.

The coldest morning will occur Sunday morning with widespread middle 20s.

The coldest morning will occur Sunday morning with widespread middle 20s.

Thursday Evening Video Update

This evening’s video update covers the snow and cold that’s set to provide added excitement to Halloween 2014.

By the way, for more in-depth video discussions and forecast material be sure to e-mail bill@indywx.com to learn about our personal and business weather consulting services.

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Frosty Start…Frost is pretty widespread across central Indiana this morning.  Certainly grab the coat on the way out the door!  Otherwise, morning sunshine will give way to increasingly cloudy skies during the afternoon and a few sprinkles are possible by evening.  Best chances of a heavier shower (still nothing of significance) will occur across southwestern portions of the state.

Not Feeling Like Halloween…Reinforcing cold air will pour into the state on howling north and northwest winds Friday.  After an early morning high, temperatures will fall through the day and light rain/ mist will begin to transition to light snow as nightfall approaches.  Trick-or-treaters- BUNDLE UP!  In addition to developing light snow/ flurries, winds will be gusting in excess of 30 MPH, creating wind chill values in the 20s for the evening.

Additionally, as the early season arctic air pours over the relatively warm Lake Michigan waters, we’ll notice a couple bands of enhanced snow rates that may extend into north-central Indiana Friday evening.  These snow bands will be very localized and thin in nature, but don’t be surprised to hear a couple reports of brief heavier bursts of snow from locations that get under these localized bands.  While our ground temperatures are still relatively warm, some areas will likely accumulate a dusting to “coating” of snow Halloween night.

Killing Hard Freeze…A killing hard freeze will occur both Saturday and Sunday mornings as temperatures drop into the upper 20s.  Partly cloudy skies can be expected during the day, but that early November sun won’t do much to help warm us up as we only reach the lower 40s Saturday and mid/ upper 40s Sunday- 15+ degrees below normal levels.

Next Wet Weather Maker…Our next storm system will deliver rain Tuesday into Wednesday.  After a sunny open to the work week, clouds and rain will quickly increase Tuesday into Wednesday.  We’ll have to fine tune rainfall amounts as time draws closer.

Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

  • 7-Day Rainfall Forecast: 0.50″ – 1.00″
  • 7-Day Snowfall Forecast: Dusting

Wednesday Evening Video Update…

Good afternoon and welcome into IndyWx.com!  Here’s a quick video brief concerning the weather situation across central Indiana over the course of the week ahead.

By the way, if you’re interested in more in-depth video and forecast discussions, be sure to e-mail bill@indywx.com for more about our business and personal weather consulting services.

Make it a great evening!

Wintry Feel For Halloween…

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Mid Week Sunshine…Though our northern counties will deal with periods of cloudiness into the afternoon, most of the region will enjoy lots of sunshine and cool, crisp temperatures (below normal levels).  Most neighborhoods will see frost tonight with many dipping into the middle 30s.

After a sunny start Thursday, skies will cloud up and a couple sprinkles will be possible during the afternoon hours.  Temperatures will remain cool.

Wintry Feel; Light Snow For Halloween…A secondary push of early season arctic air will invade for Halloween, including trick-or-treat, itself.  After an early high in the middle 40s, temperatures will fall through the day and developing light rain will begin to mix with and transition to light snow Friday evening.  Though we’re not forecasting widespread accumulating snow, it wouldn’t surprise us to see a few reports of a dusting to “coating” type accumulation reports atop cars and roof tops.  Needless to say, with falling temperatures, rain to snow, and gusty winds, plan to dress warm while out and about Friday evening.  Wind chill values will fall into the 20s throughout Friday evening.

Weekend Hard Freeze…Back-to-back hard, killing freezes can be anticipated Saturday and Sunday mornings.  Though we’ll introduce weekend sunshine into the forecast, it won’t help the temperature department all that much as highs remain 15-20 degrees below average.

Early Week Storm System…Our next weather maker will arrive Tuesday and produce a rather rainy, chilly day.  Early indications suggest light to moderate rainfall totals Tuesday.

Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

  • 7-Day Rainfall Forecast: 0.50″ – 0.75″
  • 7-Day Snowfall Forecast: Dusting

Jason Burton sent in this awesome Union City sunset shot from Monday evening.  Thank you, Jason!

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Early Rain Then Cooler…

Latest surface analysis shows a cold front just west of the state this morning and this front will push west to east across the state through the morning hours.

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Forecast radar shows the line of showers and thunderstorms advancing across the state this morning before exiting stage right towards lunch time.

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Rainfall totals will fall in the 0.25″ – 0.50″ range today.

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Temperatures will also slide backwards through the day. Note current temperatures in the upper 60s before falling into the upper 50s to lower 60s for the drive home.

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By the way, get used to the cooler theme. We still forecast a downright wintry feel Friday and Saturday with a light mix of rain, sleet, snow for trick-or-treat. A hard freeze arrives Saturday and Sunday morning (upper 20s).

Balmy Start To The Work Week, But It Won’t Last…

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Balmy For October…A strong southerly air flow will help temperatures surge to between 75 and 80 degrees across central Indiana neighborhoods this afternoon.  Strong and gusty south winds will reach speeds of 30-35 MPH this afternoon along with partly to mostly cloudy skies.

Cold Front Moves Through…A cold front will move through the area Tuesday and a line of showers and thunderstorms will move through the region late tonight into Tuesday morning out ahead of this frontal system.  Tomorrow will be a cooler day, but it won’t really be until Tuesday night when we notice the chilly air moving back into central Indiana.

Dry, Chilly Mid Week…Dry skies return along with slightly below normal temperatures as we move through the mid week stretch.

Big Push Of Cold Air…A second push of unseasonably cold air will blow in as we get set to wrap up the work week and head into the weekend.  A few showers and gusty winds will accompany the chill for Halloween.  While we’re not looking at any sort of heavy rain, it may prove to be a nuisance, especially when coupled with the chill.

A killing freeze awaits Saturday and Sunday mornings with widespread lows in the 20s.

Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

  • 7-Day Rainfall Forecast: 0.50″
  • 7-Day Snowfall Forecast: 0.00″

Weekly Outlook: Big Weather Changes…

October, month-to-date, shows a reflection of cool anomalies across the Great Lakes region and wetter than normal across the central and Tennessee Valley.

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The week will get off to an unseasonably balmy start. Some neighborhoods down state will top the 80° mark. Mid to upper 70s can be expected across central Indiana.

Ridging will reach a strong point over the Ohio Valley to open the week.

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A cold front will slice into the warm air late Monday night and Tuesday with showers and thunderstorms. This is what the radar may look like Tuesday morning for the all important rush hour.

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It’ll be the first in a two step push of unseasonably cold air for mid and late week. By the weekend, a deep trough will plunge into the eastern region.

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This will deliver a killing freeze across not only our immediate area, but for many east and south all the way into the southern Appalachian region Saturday morning. (Pink shades represent 30°, or colder, readings).

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7 day rainfall totals will be generally light and average half an inch, or less, for most communities:

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Short-Term Headline Is The Warmth…

We’ll be back later this afternoon to discuss the big late week chill, but want to focus on the warmth of early week this morning.

Today will be gorgeous- wall-to-wall sunshine and temperatures that top out in the mid to upper 60s. Note the visible satellite this morning and what we call “severe clear.”

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Ridging reaches its peak Monday and a strong southwesterly air flow will help boost temperatures into the middle to upper 70s. It’ll be a breezy day.

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A cold front will deliver showers and thunderstorms late tomorrow night into Tuesday. Rainfall amounts should generally fall under one half inch, but some locally heavier totals can be expected under storms.

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Cooler air will flow in behind the front for mid week, but a taste of winter arrives next weekend, and we’ll talk more about that this evening… Enjoy the great day ahead!

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