• Category Archives Forecast
  • Feeling More Like Winter Than Autumn…

    Highlights:

    • Cold pattern
    • Showers give way to scattered snow flurries Saturday
    • Chilly Halloween ahead

    Into The Tank…Thursday was a delightful weather day across the region, including sunshine and seasonable temperatures after the cold and frosty start.  Unfortunately, weather won’t be nearly that nice through the duration of our current 7-day forecast period.

    A cold front is marching east and will pass through the state from this morning to early afternoon (west to east).  A band of showers will accompany the frontal passage along with strong and gusty winds shifting to the north, and falling temperatures through the day.  Heavier coats will be required by this afternoon.

    The air will grow cold enough for lingering moisture to fall as scattered snow flurries Saturday into early Sunday.  – Novelty event only, but the first flakes of the season are always fun to see.  Otherwise, look for a cold and blustery weekend.  Wind chills will fall into the 20s this weekend.

    Flipping the page to next week, a reinforcing chilly air mass will settle into the region in time for Halloween.  While considerable cloudiness will be with us, trick-or-treat hours should be cold and dry.

    Our next storm system builds in the middle of next week with a chilly light rain overspreading the region by Wednesday.

    The 2017-2018 IndyWx.com Winter Outlook is now available!

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

    • Snowfall: Trace
    • Rainfall: 0.50″ – 0.75″


  • Chilly Air Reinforces Itself…

    Highlights:

    • Afternoon showers
    • Patchy frost Thursday morning
    • Chilly air reinforcements

    Flannel Weather…Late October averages across central Indiana include highs in the lower 60s and lows in the lower 40s.  The balance of this forecast update will include temperatures well below those seasonal norms.  Have the coats, jackets, and flannel 🙂 at the ready!

    While early parts of our Wednesday could feature a couple looks at the sun, mostly cloudy conditions will dominate our hump day along with scattered afternoon showers.  Thursday will be a ‘tweener- morning frost will give way to more in the way of sunshine, with an increasingly gusty southwest breeze by the afternoon!

    Our next cold front will approach to close the work week.  Showers will spread into the state after a dry start to the day and a cold northwest wind will hit like a wall Friday evening.  Look for a sharply colder close to the day.

    A deep trough of low pressure will dominate our weekend, supplying the coldest air so far this season, along with considerable cloudiness. Spokes of upper level energy will rotate overhead and help generate a light shower or two, especially Sunday.  Yes, temperatures will be cold enough to allow for a little snow to mix in as well.

    Looking ahead to Halloween- reinforcing chilly air should be spilling south behind a Monday frontal passage and this will set the tone for chilly conditions as the trick-or-treaters take to the streets.  Plan to bundle up!

    The 2017-2018 IndyWx.com Winter Outlook is now available!

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

    • Snowfall: Trace
    • Rainfall: 0.25″ – 0.75″


  • Wet Start To The Work Week; Taste Of Winter This Weekend…

    Highlights:

    • Wet, gloomy open to the work week
    • Dry midweek
    • Much colder this weekend
    • First flakes of the season

    Rain Gear Required…Low pressure will track through the Ohio Valley and into the Great Lakes between now and Tuesday morning.  This will result in a wet day, including periods of moderate to heavy rain.  Once the cold front slips through central Indiana, we’ll notice slowly falling temperatures this afternoon.  We’ll throw in a gusty NW breeze tonight into Tuesday with showers and chilly conditions remaining in place.

    Drier air will work in for the midweek stretch.  After patchy frost Wednesday, a cool, crisp day is on tap with increasing sunshine.  Thursday will feature strong and gusty southwest winds (gusts over 40 MPH), but dry conditions ahead of an approaching cold front.  That cold front will blow through here Friday with a band of showers and sharply colder air to end the work week.

    The air will turn cold enough to end the growing season this weekend across central Indiana.  Additionally, a combination of upper level energy and reinforcing cold air Sunday will interact with the unseasonably warm lake waters to help generate scattered snow showers and flurries.  When we compare this upcoming Sunday to yesterday, it’ll add insult to injury as temperatures will be more than 30° colder…

    The 2017-2018 IndyWx.com Winter Outlook is now available.

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

    • Snowfall: Trace
    • Rainfall: 1.00″ – 2.00″


  • So Long Warm Autumn Weather; Colder Changes Ahead This Week…

    Highlights:

    • Bye-bye unseasonably warm weather
    • Wet start to the work week
    • Colder times loom

    Early Sunday Sun; Rain Increases In Coverage Tonight…The morning is off to a pleasant start, including unseasonably mild conditions and a SW breeze.  Clouds will thicken up this evening and a scattered shower will be possible.  Rain will increase in coverage and intensity tonight into Monday as an area of low pressure tracks into the Ohio Valley and eastern Great Lakes by Tuesday morning.  Steadiest rain will impact central Indiana Monday morning before diminishing to showers Monday afternoon and evening.  Temperatures will fall into the 50s Monday morning into the afternoon.

    A bigger “jab” of chilly air will plunge into the region for midweek.  Considerable cloudiness will accompany the unseasonably chilly conditions, along with a gusty northwest breeze.

    As we look ahead towards next weekend, another in a series of cold fronts (get used to that) will eye a Friday evening approach.  Showers will be possible as this front blows through the region.  Sharply colder air looms next weekend.  Frost and freeze conditions will likely develop early next week, along with the first flakes of the season…

    The 2017-2018 IndyWx.com Winter Outlook is now available!

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

    • Snowfall: 0.00″
    • Rainfall: 1.25″ – 1.75″


  • Calm And Sunny Now; Big Changes Ahead…

    Highlights:

    • Sunny, pleasant weather continues for now
    • Weekend cold front
    • Much colder next week

    Easy, “Breezy” Forecast Into The Weekend; Questions Loom Thereafter…There’s really no need to waste a bunch of pixels on the short-term forecast. High pressure will remain in control and supply plentiful sunshine into the first half of the weekend.  Mild temperatures will continue and we’ll add a gusty southwest breeze into the mix Saturday.

    A cold front will approach the state Sunday and this will lead to increasing cloudiness along with scattered showers by the afternoon into the evening.  Thereafter, questions loom around important details that will potentially increase what will, at the very least, be “nuisance” level showers and mist into mid week towards an all-out rain storm, including widespread 2″+ totals.  Stay tuned as we continue to fine tune things.  We’ll have an update later today.

    One thing that hasn’t changed and doesn’t require us to ask any questions is the coming chill. Temperatures will fall through the day Tuesday and highs may not make it out of the 40s Wednesday…

    It’s that time of year again!  The annual IndyWx.com Winter Outlook will arrive on the site this weekend.

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

    • Snowfall:  0.00″
    • Rainfall: 1.00″ – 1.50″


  • Sunny Days; Pattern Change On The Horizon…

    Highlights:

    • Extended stretch of dry, sunny weather
    • Late weekend cold front
    • Much colder close to the month looms

    Ideal, Crisp Fall Day…Sheltered, lower lying communities are waking up to temperatures in the middle and upper 30s this morning with patchy frost.  The rest of us are in the lower to middle 40s with just enough breeze preventing a deeper overnight fall.  All of us we’ll moderate into the mid and upper 60s this afternoon under a clear sky.  Those mostly sunny conditions will continue into mid and late week with moderating temperatures.

    Our next storm system will arrive during the second half of the weekend in the form of a cold front.  Scattered showers and thunderstorms will move in Sunday afternoon and evening ahead of the front.  Cooler air will invade behind the frontal passage, but the true chilly stuff will press in early next week.  Speaking of chilly weather, medium and longer range data continues to paint a cold close to the month and open to November.  Warm costumes will be needed for trick-or-treating this year.

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

    • Snowfall: 0.00″
    • Rainfall: 0.25″ – 0.50″


  • Falling Temperatures Today; Dry Weather Returns…

    Highlights: 

    • Temperatures fall through the day
    • Sunshine returns this week
    • Pleasant stretch of weather ahead

    Jackets And Sweaters Required By This Afternoon…A cold front will continue to march east this morning and this will push a broken band of showers east through the state.  Rainfall amounts won’t be significant, but will be enough to be a nuisance on the way to church or brunch this morning.  This afternoon, we’ll notice an increasingly gusty breeze and falling temperatures.  While it’s mild this morning, it’ll feel much cooler as we progress through the afternoon and evening hours.  Jackets and sweaters will be required!

    High pressure will settle overhead for the upcoming week and this will lead to an extended period of dry, pleasant weather.  Temperatures will moderate from seasonably cool early-week to unseasonably mild by late-week.  As expected, the late September and early October warmth (particularly warm overnight lows) really stunted our fall foliage this year.  That said, the cool, calm nights ahead this week will be sufficient enough to at least ignite some of the remaining leaves on trees for what should be a couple weeks of “decent” color ahead.

    Longer term, there are big goings on behind the scenes that will help drive a dramatically different weather pattern to wrap up the month of October and head into November.  Heads up to the parents out there, you may want to nudge the kiddos into picking a warm costume this Halloween…

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

    • Snowfall: 0.00″
    • Rainfall: 0.10″ – 0.25″


  • Weekend Warmup Ahead Of The Coolest Air Of The Season…

    Highlights:

    • Weekend Warmup
    • Scattered showers Sunday morning
    • Gusty winds and falling temperatures

    Weekend Changes…Before we discuss our weekend weather, we should finally see the “doom and gloom” depart later this afternoon as enough of a southwest breeze and drier air helps scour out the low clouds, drizzle, and fog.  Improvements will come slowly, but surely as we progress into the afternoon hours.

    A delightful Saturday is dialed up, including what’s very likely to be our last 80° reading until next spring.  Northern portions of the state will get in on some shower activity Saturday, but we’ll remain dry and windy here on the home front.  As the cold front draws closer to the region, scattered showers and embedded thunder will blow into town Sunday morning.  This won’t be a significant rain event and the much bigger deal will be the falling afternoon temperatures and gusty northwest breeze.  You’ll need a jacket before the sun sets Sunday.

    The cooler ending to the weekend is a harbinger of things to come as we open the new work week.  In fact, temperatures will fall low enough to warrant a patchy frost risk for outlying areas away from the metro Monday and Tuesday mornings.  Sun-filled skies and cool, crisp afternoons are on tap next week.

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

    • Snowfall: 0.00″
    • Rainfall: 0.10″ – 0.25″


  • Ups And Downs Of Autumn…

    Highlights:

    • Early morning rain ends
    • Cooler air arrives
    • Warm Saturday
    • Much cooler close to the weekend

    Buckle Up…Early morning showers and embedded thunder should press northeast of the region before the rush gets underway.  All the same, expect damp roads on the way in to work and school Wednesday morning.  Additionally, we’ll notice a much cooler feel to the day, including nearly steady or slowly falling temperatures.  After a seasonable high Thursday, dry conditions and moderating temperatures will be with us to wrap up the work week.

    Our next storm system will take aim on the region this weekend.  Dry conditions will prevail Saturday, along with a gusty southwest wind that will help aid in boosting temperatures to around 80° (where’s that college football weather)?!  That southwest (warm) wind will be in advance of an approaching cold front that will deliver scattered showers Sunday.  Not everyone will get wet, but everyone will notice the much cooler close to the weekend.  Temperatures will fall Sunday evening with a gusty north breeze.

    Early next week will open dry and cool.  – Just classic fall weather that most of us have come to know and love this time of year around these parts!

    Looking ahead, there continue to be signs that point towards potentially a more significant shift in the weather pattern that would result in a rather dramatic cold transition to wrap up the month.  More on this later.

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

    • Snowfall: 0.00″
    • Rainfall: 0.25″ – 1.00″


  • Active Week Of Weather…

    Highlights:

    • Warm open to the work week
    • T-storms return
    • Weekend cold front

    Active Times This Week…With the exception of patchy morning fog, the work week will get off to an uneventful start.  Unseasonably warm conditions will continue with sunshine.

    A storm system will move out of the Mississippi Valley and into the Ohio Valley Tuesday into Wednesday.  This will help spread an initial round of showers and thunderstorms across central Indiana Tuesday morning, followed by more widespread showers and embedded thunder Tuesday evening into the predawn hours Wednesday.  Drier and cooler air will return Wednesday afternoon and Thursday is shaping up to be the coolest day of the week (very close to our average high of 66° for the date).

    The cool air won’t last long as a southerly air flow returns in advance of our next storm system.  Saturday will be dry and breezy before clouds increase Sunday and scattered thunderstorms arrive Sunday afternoon and evening.  A more significant shot of cool air will invade early next week behind the frontal passage.

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

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