Beautiful Easter Sunday!

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Custom IndyWx.com Forecast Updated 04.19.14 @ 10:11p

Our beautiful weekend will continue for Easter Sunday, thanks to high pressure. Another cool start will warm nicely under a mostly sunny to partly cloudy sky.

The next weather maker to impact central Indiana will arrive late Monday evening into early Tuesday.  A cold front will swing through the area and be responsible for scattered showers.  Most of Monday will be rain-free, but rain chances will be on the increase Monday night through Tuesday morning.  All-in-all, this won’t be a big rain event with most neighborhoods only accumulating a tenth to quarter inch of rain as the front swings through.

Cooler air will build into the region through mid week as dry conditions return.

Our next weather maker is still slated for a weekend arrival, including the threat of thunderstorms Friday and showers Saturday.  We’ll fine tune details around timing as we move forward, but a potentially much cooler air mass may settle into the region Saturday night into next Sunday.

Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

  • 7-Day Rainfall Forecast: 0.50″ – 0.75″
  • 7-Day Snowfall Forecast: 0.00″

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Catching Up!

Our Easter weekend is off to a beauty of a start. Thankfully, the sunny conditions will continue into Easter Sunday. After a chilly start Saturday, temperatures will warm into the middle 60s today and into the 70s for all Easter Sunday.

This morning’s visible satellite image shows “severe clear” over our region. Get out and soak up that vitamin D!

We haven’t seen a lot of the sun this April. It’s been a wet month across the Hoosier state- namely from the big rain storm April 3rd.

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As for temperatures, despite Spring attempting to show herself more frequently these days, the chill continues to periodically drill south and we’ll have to continue to monitor for potential late season frost and freeze conditions with a cold Canada- potentially into May this year.

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Speaking of cool, the Great Lakes ice coverage is at an amazing 40% with data updated through the 18th. Never in my lifetime can I remember seeing such expansive ice coverage this late into the spring. Combined with a chilly Canada, the cold Great Lakes water will play a role in our spring/ summer, most likely keeping it at least slightly cooler than average.

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We’ll warm into the 70s Sunday and Monday, but we do note what initially appeared to be an impressive stretch of above normal temperatures is looking less and less impressive these days. We think cool will come in surges- mid week and again next weekend.

Two fronts of interest have our attention next week- neither of which appear to be huge rain or severe makers at this time period. All the while, showers will be possible Tuesday morning and again Friday.

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Note the cool north winds blowing as we head through next weekend behind front number 2.

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We’ll have your complete 7 day forecast later this evening!

Beautiful Until Monday With A Small “Speed Bump” Friday.

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Custom IndyWx.com Forecast Updated 04.17.14 @ 7:57a

Wednesday was a step in the right direction.  After a frigid start to the day, temperatures responded to that powerful mid-April sun.  We’ll continue to climb today with partly cloudy skies and winds backing around to the southwest.  

The southwest flow will aid in moisture transport north. We’ll increase our cloud cover this evening and add scattered showers into your forecast Friday morning. Most rain should fall during the morning hours with diminishing showers during the afternoon and clearing taking place Friday night.  All in all, Friday’s rain maker won’t be a big deal.

This will set the stage for a beautiful weekend, including lower to middle 60s Saturday and near 70 Easter Sunday. Sunshine will dominate both days!  Simply perfect weather for those Easter Egg hunts, but you may need a jacket during Easter Sunrise services.

Our next storm system approaches Monday and will result in a period of steady rains and an embedded rumble or two of thunder.

We’ll quickly dry things out again next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

  • 7-Day Rainfall Forecast: 0.50″ – 0.75″
  • 7-Day Snowfall Forecast: 0.00″

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Slow Moderation…

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Custom IndyWx.com Forecast Updated 04.16.14 @ 8:04a

Moderating After A Frigid Start. . .Today is off to a frigid start.  Average low temperatures are in the lower 40s for this time of year and we’re starting the day in the middle to upper 20s for many central Indiana communities.  Thankfully, with that powerful mid-April sun, temperatures will recover at least to the 50 degree mark- a far cry from the average high of 64.

We should remain dry Thursday along with temperatures another couple ticks higher.

Weak Friday System. . .A cold front will move through the area Friday and will result in increasing cloudiness along with scattered to numerous showers.  Rainfall amounts won’t be terribly impressive and we’ll forecast around a tenth to a quarter of an inch at this point.

We’ll dry things out Saturday with cooler northwest winds.

Next Storm System. . .Though we have some timing concerns, we’re thinking our next storm system will leave us dry for Easter Sunday before we introduce rain into Monday’s forecast.  Unlike Friday’s system, this storm will be able to tap more Gulf of Mexico moisture and as a result, heavier rains are possible early next week.  Stay tuned.

Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

  • 7-Day Rainfall Forecast: 0.50″-1.00″
  • 7-Day Snowfall Forecast: 0.00″

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Lake-Driven APRIL Snow Showers…

Hard to believe we were in the 70s just passed the midnight hour Monday morning.  Feels like temperatures are now in the teens with snow showers and embedded heavier squalls across central Indiana- some of which have resulted in periodic slick travel conditions.

Note the lake Michigan connection to the snow “streamers” with that famous northwest to southeast orientation in this morning’s visible satellite image.

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This morning’s radar shows the snow showers riding along I-65.

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Highs today will struggle to reach 40 in many locations with wind chills in the teens and 20s.  A hard freeze is on tap tonight as all go into the middle to upper 20s.

Slow moderation will begin Wednesday…

Old Man Winter Isn’t Finished

Come this afternoon it’ll be tough to believe we were in the 70s over the weekend!  A cold front is moving through central Indiana this morning and resulting in showers.  Rain will continue in an off-and-on fashion today, becoming a bit more organized yet again later this afternoon and evening.  This will be in response to a wave of low pressure developing to our east, along the pressing strong cold front.

A look at the forecast simulated radar at 7pm this evening:

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MUCH colder air will pour into the region today, complete with gusty northwest winds.  In fact, we’ll be in the 40s just after the lunchtime hour and the free-fall will continue.  30s arrive this evening and rain will begin to transition to wet snow.  Not all will see accumulation tonight, but a slushy accumulation of around half an inch will be possible where heavier snow persists.

A look at the forecast simulated radar towards 11pm-12am:

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Temperatures will crash into the 20s by Tuesday morning.  I saw many folks at Lowes buying flowers yesterday…hopefully those folks aren’t planning on planting until later…

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Tuesday will feature clearing skies, albeit unseasonably cold conditions.  We’ll remain in the 30s most of Tuesday, struggling to make it much above 40 by afternoon, along with a chilly northwest wind in place.  Lows Tuesday night/ Wednesday morning will drop into the lower to middle 20s.

From 76 Today To Snow Monday Night…

Today will be a beauty of a day- partly to mostly cloudy, windy, and warm.  We’re forecasting an official IND high of 76.  Clouds thicken this evening and showers and embedded thunder develop tonight into Monday.  Anywhere from 0.50-1″ of rain is a good bet tonight-Monday.

A MUCH colder air mass will begin to press south Monday afternoon and combine with moisture associated with a wave of low pressure along the front to result in light snow Monday night into the wee morning hours Tuesday.  Details in the video below!

Warm Weekend On Tap

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Custom IndyWx.com Forecast Updated 04.12.14 @ 8:16a

Warm Spring Weekend. . .After a chilly start to your Saturday, temperatures will quickly warm on a developing southerly breeze and that powerful April sunshine.  We note that moisture will begin to increase through the afternoon and evening hours and this may help trigger a widely scattered shower.  That said, the majority of neighborhoods will remain dry and rain-free today.  Enjoy what will be a beautiful spring day!

Strong southwest winds will howl Sunday, but the majority of the day will be dry and include a partly to mostly cloudy sky.  A passing shower is possible during the day, but, similar to Saturday, most will remain rain-free.  Better rain and storm chances will arrive late Sunday night into Monday.

Cold Frontal Passage. . .A cold front will move through the region Monday.  Ahead of this boundary, widespread showers and embedded thunderstorms will rumble through the area late Sunday night into Monday.  Today’s model data has trended downward on rainfall numbers and our forecast will follow suit.  We forecast anywhere from one half to three quarters of an inch of rain with this system.

Colder Air Moving In. . .A much colder air mass will pour in on a gusty northwest breeze Monday evening and Tuesday.  Temperatures will run close to 20 degrees below normal Tuesday and a hard freeze is ahead for Wednesday morning.

Moderating Back To Seasonal Levels. . .Temperatures will quickly begin to moderate by mid to late week as we get back into a milder southwesterly air flow.  We’ll introduce shower chances back into your forecast next Friday as the next weather system draws closer to our region.

Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

  • 7-Day Rainfall Forecast: 0.75-1″
  • 7-Day Snowfall Forecast: 0.00″

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