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  • Frigid Saturday Gives Way To A Messy Sunday Evening…


    • Bitter cold eases
    • Mix of snow and ice
    • Milder midweek

    Bitter Today; Wintry Mix By Sunday Evening…Most central Indiana reporting sites are checking in this morning between 6° and 10° below zero, but we note a couple of spots are even colder.  Arctic high pressure will remain in control of our weather today, leading to sunny and bitter conditions.

    An approaching storm system Sunday will help increase our cloud cover through the morning and we expect snow to develop by evening.  As warmer air aloft works into the region, a transition to freezing rain is expected during the overnight into early Monday morning.  The morning commute looks very messy Monday.

    Moderating temperatures will develop by midweek and as the milder air moves over the cold surface, thick fog and areas of drizzle and light rain will develop Wednesday.  A cold front will sweep through the state Thursday with showers and we’re keeping close tabs on a secondary piece of energy that will lead to a wintry close to the work week for portions of the Ohio Valley.  In fact, a significant winter event should develop out of this pattern Friday into Saturday.  The early call for now is that this is east of our region, but stay tuned.  Snow showers will fly in the colder air to close the week regardless.

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

    • Snowfall: 1″ – 2″
    • Rainfall: 0.50″ – 0.75″

  • Spring-Like Now, But Winter Returns This Weekend…


    • Dense morning fog
    • Tuesday showers
    • Severe potential Friday
    • Much colder this weekend

    Two Seasons This Week…We’re starting the work week with dense fog across central Indiana.  This will eventually burn off to a variably cloudy sky by afternoon, along with continued unseasonably warm temperatures.

    A weak weather system will press through the state Tuesday and this will help lead to a period of showers Tuesday morning into the early afternoon hours.  This won’t be a big event (most neighborhoods should accumulate between 0.10″-0.25″ of rain), but plan to pack the rain gear as you leave the house Tuesday morning.

    A much stronger storm system will impact the region Thursday into Friday.  As strong low pressure passes by to our northwest it’ll help pull anomalously warm, moist air northward Friday.  Strong to severe thunderstorms may occur along the strong cold front that will pass late Friday.  While we still have time to “fine tune” details on timing, early thinking would place greatest emphasis on large hail and damaging wind potential.  Stay tuned.

    Much colder air will hit with authority Friday night and set-up a wintry weekend.  The spring-like feel of this past weekend will be all but a distant memory and flurries may fly Saturday morning in the colder, blustery air.

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

    • Snowfall:  Trace
    • Rainfall: 0.50″ – 1.00″

  • Friday Morning Notebook: Warmer Times This Weekend…

    Happy Friday, friends.  We’re still cold this morning, but a look at the change in temperatures compared to 24 hours ago shows the milder trend that will be with us through the upcoming weekend.  Highs today will reach the upper 40s and 55-60 Saturday.

    Winds will turn strong and gusty out of the southwest this afternoon, noted by the tightly packed isobars (lines of equal pressure) along with considerable mid and high level clouds.

    Clouds will lower and thicken Saturday and we may also have to deal with periods of fog, as well.  Showers and drizzle will lift into town as the day progresses, especially by afternoon and evening.

    We don’t expect heavy rain this weekend.  In fact, model data continues to really back off on expected totals.  The general consensus is between 0.15″ and 0.25″ across central Indiana.

    After a mild Saturday, cooler (but not cold) air will ooze into the Ohio Valley Sunday.

    Resurgent cold air will blow into town during the middle and latter portions of the upcoming work week.  Highs will return to the 30s with overnight lows in the lower 20s.  We’ll likely add scattered snow showers into the mix as well.

  • Foggy Start; Winter Returns…

    Screen Shot 2017-01-23 at 7.15.25 AMHighlights:

    • Dense fog this morning
    • Turning much colder this week
    • Scattered snow showers late week

    Low Beams On…Dense fog engulfs most of central IN this morning.  Make sure you have the low beams on this morning as you head off to work and school and allow extra time.  A shower is possible at any point today, but particularly across the eastern half of the state.

    Our next storm system will push through mid week.  Southwest winds will increase Wednesday and scattered showers will accompany a cold front moving through the state.  Temperatures will fall Wednesday night into Thursday and scattered snow showers will develop.

    The theme late in the week and for the weekend will be a wintry one.  Upper level energy will interact with the colder conditions and result in scattered snow showers from time to time into the weekend.  The active northwest flow will remain into next week, as well, and we’ll have to keep a close eye for the prospects of a more “robust” clipper impacting the region just beyond this forecast period.

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

    • Snowfall: Dusting – 1″
    • Rainfall: 0.10″ – 0.25″

  • Pleasant; Dry Stretch…


    • Morning fog and drizzle burns off
    • Pleasant fall weather this weekend
    • Extended dry stretch

    Morning Fog Gives Way To Weekend Sunshine…There’s really no reason to waste a lot of pixels in this morning’s 7-day.  High pressure will supply an extended stretch of dry weather, complete with plentiful sunshine.  Morning fog and drizzle will give way to PM sunshine today.  Though cooler than we’ve been, with the exception of seasonable temperatures today, every day through the rest of the forecast period will be above normal.

    We’re still eyeing a mid-month pattern transition that should set up a much more active and wintry regime Thanksgiving to Christmas.  Speaking of that, our complete winter outlook was released last weekend.  If you haven’t had an opportunity to see it, click here.

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

    • Snowfall: 0.00″
    • Rainfall: 0.00″

  • Scattered Storms; Turning Much Cooler…

    Screen Shot 2016-08-18 at 7.46.00 AMHighlights:

    • AM fog burns off today
    • Scattered storms
    • Much cooler air coming

    Afternoon And Evening Thunder…Morning fog (some dense) will eventually burn off and give way to a muggy day.  As afternoon heating takes place, scattered evening thunderstorms are a good bet, especially north of Indianapolis.  We’ll repeat this to wrap up the work week Friday.

    A cold front will take aim at the region Saturday evening and scattered showers and thunderstorms will accompany this boundary as it moves through.  A few storms could reach strong to severe levels Saturday PM as the front moves through.

    Winds will shift to the NW and usher in a much cooler and drier brand of air for the second half of the weekend, continuing into the early portion of next week.  Many will likely be craving fall by early next week coming off multiple mornings with lows in the 50s.

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

    • Snowfall: 0.00″
    • Rainfall: 0.50″-1.00″

  • Early Fall Preview…

    Screen Shot 2015-08-11 at 10.47.16 PMHighlights:

    • AM fog gives way to lots of sunshine
    • Early fall preview
    • Warmer days return
    • Spotty weekend storms possible

    We still have warm to hot days left before we get into true fall air, but the next couple days will have many craving the autumnal season ahead.  It’s not every year we can say mid August will feature lows in the mid to upper 50s and highs in the 70s, but that’s the case for Wednesday.  Despite some patchy dense fog in spots, look for wall-to-wall sunshine today, continuing right through the end of the work week.  Have an extra vacation day or two to use at work?  Might we suggest burning them over the next 48-72 hours? 😉

    Warmth and humidity will return heading into the weekend and on into early next week.  Additionally, we’ll have to keep a close eye on weak upper level disturbances moving into the region.  They may provide just enough “umph” to spark isolated storms over the weekend.  Better coverage of thunderstorms can be expected early next week.

    Upcoming 7-Day Rainfall Forecast: 0.25″ – 0.50″ 

  • Brighter Days Ahead And Spring-Like Air!

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    Much Needed Vitamin D…After a cloudy, rainy, and gloomy Tuesday, we’ll welcome the sunshine with open arms today and Thursday.  Before we talk about the brighter times ahead, beware of areas of dense fog remaining in place through about the lunch hour.  The combination of a wet ground and overnight clearing led to rather widespread dense fog across the region.  Eventually, the high March sun angle should lead to increasing sunshine as we progress through the day Wednesday.  Thursday will feature lots of sunshine.  Both days will be unseasonably mild, though today’s high will be largely dependent on just how soon we clear things out.

    Another slug of Gulf of Mexico moisture will move north and impact the region to wrap up the work week.  Widespread significant rainfall is a good bet Friday into the first half of Saturday.

    The weekend won’t be a total washout as sunshine returns Sunday.  Temperatures will remain mild!

    Another push of resurgent warmth can be expected Monday as highs zoom into the lower 60s with a southwest flow in place before a dry cold front passes through here Monday night/ Tuesday.

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

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