Active And Warmer…

Screen Shot 2015-03-29 at 8.24.13 AMEvening Rain…The day has started unseasonably cold and sunny, but changes are in the offing later this afternoon.  Breezy south winds will help temperatures moderate from the very cold morning readings. In fact, if we hang onto the sunshine long enough, south winds will combine with the extra sun to allow temperatures to rise close to 50 degrees.  As it is, we anticipate increasing afternoon clouds followed by showers arriving towards mid to late afternoon. These showers may even be accompanied by an embedded rumble of thunder. Rainfall amounts won’t be heavy and most can expect to accumulate between 0.10″ to less than 0.25″.

We’ll enjoy a nice stretch of sunshine and moderating temperatures Monday through Wednesday.  A clipper system should stay well north of our region Tuesday, but if your travels take you into northeastern portions of the state or to Ohio, expect a few showers.

The next storm system of note here will arrive Thursday. A cold front will deliver showers and thunderstorms, especially during the afternoon.

Another area of low pressure will deal a chilly rain to Indiana to wrap up the work week, but the good news in that sunshine appears to be the rule as we head into the special Easter weekend.

Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

  • 7-Day Rainfall Forecast: 1.00″ – 1.50″
  • 7-Day Snowfall Forecast: 0.00″

A Wintry Feel To Close The Week…

A big trough has carved itself out over the eastern portions of the country to wrap up the work week.

 

This will provide an unseasonably cold feel today and Saturday. As reinforcing cold air blows into town today, snow flurries will likely fly this afternoon.

 

 

We’ll be near record cold levels Saturday morning as lows fall into the middle to upper teens. Saturday’s record low is 16°.

 

 

Highs the next couple days will be closer to our average low this time of the year. Amazing stuff!

A warmer push of air will arrive for the majority of next week and this will be preceded by a round of light to moderate rain Sunday afternoon and evening. 

 

  

Rain Slowly Moves Out…

A cold rain will slowly move out of the region as we progress into the afternoon hours. Beforehand, just enough cold air may catch up with the back edge of precipitation to allow wet snow to mix in. 

   

 

A chilly afternoon is on tap with highs in the 40s, but the real surge of unseasonably cold air will blow into town to close the week- highs only in the middle 30s Friday and Saturday with lows in the upper teens! Brrrrrr…

Stormy Times Later Tonight/ Early Thursday; Much Colder To Close The Week…

Screen Shot 2015-03-25 at 10.39.34 AMBusy Times Continue…After an initial round of rain and embedded thunder moved through the region overnight and early this morning, most of today will be very quiet.  Look for a gusty southwest wind and increasing sunshine as we head into the afternoon hours.

Rain and storm chances will ramp up as we head into the nighttime hours and overnight.  A period of heavy rain and noisy thunderstorms will rumble through central Indiana after midnight into the pre dawn hours Thursday.  Additional rainfall of 1″ is a good bet tonight/ early Thursday.

MUCH colder air will quickly sweep into the region Thursday and could even allow some of the back end rain to switch to some wet snow before ending across north and northeastern portions of the area.  This won’t accumulate.

We’ll wrap the week up on a cold and wintry note.  Scattered snow showers and well below normal temperatures can be expected Friday, with dry and cold conditions Saturday.

The next weather maker will blow through Sunday in the form of a warm front.  This will spark a few showers Sunday afternoon and evening along with providing a warmer time of things early next week.

Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

  • 7-Day Rainfall Forecast: 1.00″ – 1.25″
  • 7-Day Snowfall Forecast: Trace

A “Don’t Blink” Kinda Weather Pattern…

Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 9.47.25 PMLoaded Up…That’s exactly what the weather pattern is over the forecast period above.  Before we get into that, how about that snow and sleet Monday?!  Snow came down fast and furious Monday afternoon just north of the city and accumulated to the tune of a few inches across a strip of north-central Indiana.  Travel was impacted, as well.  Ah, spring in Indiana… :-)

We’ll transition from the wintry times of Monday to thundery downpours later Tuesday and continuing through the mid week period.  A couple rounds of rain and thunderstorms can be expected Tuesday.  The first of which will arrive late Tuesday morning into the afternoon.  This will then be followed by a potentially noisy round of thunderstorms late Tuesday night into the wee morning hours Wednesday.  Most of the day Wednesday will feature dry conditions, along with a gusty SW breeze and much warmer conditions.  The atmosphere will prime itself for another round of heavy rain and strong to isolated severe thunderstorms Wednesday night into Thursday.  A cold front will finally sweep through the region Thursday morning and put an end to the rain and thunder as well as usher in a much colder regime to wrap up the work week.

As mentioned above, cold will be the word as we put a wrap on the week and head into the weekend.  In fact, enough moisture and upper level energy may be present to create snow showers Friday.  Talk about a harsh reality to Wednesday’s mid 60s.  Don’t you love the weather roller coaster this time of year?!  Cold remains firmly in place Saturday though with increasing sunshine.

As we look ahead to early next week, a warm front may lift north through the region Sunday afternoon and this could spark a light shower.

Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

  • 7-Day Rainfall Forecast: 1.50″ – 2.00″
  • 7-Day Snowfall Forecast: Trace – Dusting

Active Times…

An active weather pattern will put the Ohio Valley in for busy times this week.

First up is a snow maker that will drop in this afternoon. Snow may even come down hard enough north of the city to accumulate on grassy services. For the city, itself, look for a rain, snow mix this afternoon. 



We’ll then shift gears and get ready for stormy times Tuesday into Wednesday as a warm front lifts north through the area. We aren’t forecasting severe weather, but don’t be surprised to hear thunder rumbling for the first time in a long time. 





Heavy rain will become a concern Thursday before a cold front finally sweeps through the region and ushers in a drastically colder feel for the weekend. 



Full 7-day will be posted this evening! Enjoy your Monday, friends! 

Sunday Afternoon Catch Up…

It has been a very busy weekend and I apologize for a lack of posts today until now. We have a very active weather pattern on our hands this week.

A weather system will spread a swath of accumulating snow through northern portions of the state Monday. Across central Indiana, a cold rain will likely begin to mix with sleet and wet snow during the afternoon hours and may even accumulating to a slushy dusting north of the city.



The above image is a look at the forecast radar by 1p Monday. All-in-all, an unseasonably cold and raw day is on tap. – Certainly not a day that will feature Chamber  of Commerce weather across central and northern portions of the state. 

We’ll shift gears from a wintry theme Monday to one that features thunderstorms as early as Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. 



Another round of rain and storms will arrive Wednesday night into Thursday morning, including a threat of locally heavy rainfall totals up to 2″.  



Finally, a much colder air mass will pour in here Thursday night and set up a downright cold Friday and Saturday. Snow showers may fly Friday with the much colder air in place.

As a whole, we still envision March finishing on a cold note and unseasonably chilly conditions to open April. 





Busy Weather Week Next Week…

After a relatively quiet week of weather around these parts, next week promises to be different. 

We’ll deal with showers and thunderstorms Wednesday into Thursday. Heavy rain will be possible during this time as well. Rainfall numbers vary between a half inch and an inch and a half. With a GOM (Gulf of Mexico) connection, we suggest leaning towards the higher end of those rainfall numbers for now.



The second half of the week, into next weekend, will transition to a drastically colder scenario. Temperatures will run well below average and more like winter as opposed to spring. 

Our three more trusted mid range global models show excellent agreement on a major buckling of the jet in the 8-10 day period. This is upping the ante for a cold close to March and open to April.



It’s also possible that an unseasonably cold storm system helps usher in the colder feel. It’s far too early to get into specifics, but some of the forecast model solutions painting snow over portions of the Ohio Valley late next week aren’t too far off their rocker…