• Category Archives Spring
  • Chilly Saturday Gives Way To Improving Weather Sunday…

    Highlights:

    • Showers south today
    • Unseasonably cool and blustery
    • Increasing sunshine Sunday
    • Midweek storms

    Jackets Required Today, But Improving Weather Tomorrow…A stiff northeast wind is “eating away” at the northern extent of rain today.  Steadiest rains will fall across the southern third of the state, but a couple of showers may make it as far north as Indianapolis later this afternoon.  The bigger story will easily be the brisk northeast flow and unseasonably chilly air.  In fact, we’re waking up to wind chills in the 30s this morning. Jackets are required today.

    Drier air arrives on the scene tonight and clouds will decrease overnight, paving way for a beautiful Sunday.  Expect plentiful sunshine and moderating temperatures.  Dry and pleasant weather continues into midweek before an approaching cold front delivers our next chance of thunderstorms Wednesday evening.

    Another fast-moving weather maker will deliver thunderstorm chances to close the work week.

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

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


  • Thursday Storms Before A Cooler Trend…

    Highlights:

    • Strong storms possible Thursday afternoon
    • Cooler close to the work week
    • Raw Saturday
    • Delightful open to next week

    Thursday Rumbles…While storms have pressed through the northern portions of the state today, we’ve enjoyed a couple days of pleasant weather across most of central Indiana.  That will come to an end Thursday as scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms develop, especially during the afternoon into the evening hours.  A few of these storms could become strong-to-severe, including damaging wind and large hail potential.  The cold front will pass Thursday night and help usher in a briefly drier and much cooler air mass to close out the work week.

    Our next storm system will pass south of the region Saturday and result in thickening and lowering clouds Friday evening, and showers Saturday.  With a stiff east wind, showers at times, and temperatures well below average, we have the makings for a downright “raw” spring day Saturday.  The second half of the weekend will easily be “the pick” as we return to drier air and increasing sunshine Sunday afternoon.

    Early next week looks to get off to a pleasant start, including plentiful sunshine and moderating temperatures.

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

    • Snowfall: 0.00″
    • Rainfall: 0.75″ – 1.25″


  • Major Temperature Swings: Summer-Like Mid-Week; Sweater Weather This Weekend…

    Central Indiana will undergo significant temperatures swings over the upcoming week.  A southerly and southwesterly flow will push an unseasonably warm and moist airmass north to encompass all of the region as we progress through Wednesday and Thursday.

    As a cold front slices into the summer-like warmth (highs will approach 80° Wednesday afternoon), scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop late Wednesday into Thursday.

    We then will shift gears rather abruptly as we move through the latter portions of the work week and on into the weekend with well below normal chill.  In fact, if current data comes to fruition, most of the weekend will be spent in the 40s.

    Factor in a stiff northeast wind and periods of rain, we have the makings for a downright “raw” weekend.  We suggest having indoor activities planned this weekend as an extended period of damp, blustery, and unseasonably cool weather awaits.

    We still have a few days to continue watching the data, but early indications suggest locally heavy rainfall is possible (1″-2″) across the region…


  • Increasing Early Week Sunshine; Raw Weekend Ahead?

    Highlights:

    • Nice open to the week
    • Midweek storms
    • Wet, chilly weekend ahead

    Pleasant Open To The Week…High pressure will slowly build into the Ohio Valley through early portions of the work week.  Periods of clouds will be with us today before we clear things out in earnest tonight, resulting in a mostly sunny and beautiful Tuesday.

    Our next storm system arrives Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning with scattered thunderstorms.  With a southerly wind flow in place, a touch of humidity can also be expected Wednesday afternoon.  A cold front will pass early Thursday and result in a much cooler close to the work week.

    Attention then shifts to our next storm system that will, unfortunately, arrive on the scene this weekend.  Clouds will overspread the region Saturday and rain will develop.  Early indications suggest we’ll also need to hit the wind and unseasonably cool air, as well for the weekend.

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

    • Snowfall: 0.00″
    • Rainfall: 0.75″ – 1.25″


  • Warm Easter Weekend…

    Highlights:

    • Warm Easter weekend
    • Scattered storms, but more dry time than wet
    • Bigger storm system looms late next week

    Summer-Feel This Weekend…The big weather story for the Easter weekend will be the unseasonably warm temperatures, including a “touch” of humidity for the first time this spring.  That warmth and humidity will aid in storm development, at times, this weekend, but the balance of the holiday weekend will be rain-free.

    We think best storm coverage comes this evening (primarily after the evening rush) and again on Easter Sunday.  While an isolated storm is possible Saturday, most of the day should be dry.

    A cold front will sweep through the state Easter evening and help set-up a dry, slightly cooler regime to open the new work week.  Dry conditions remain Tuesday before scattered storms return to the forecast Wednesday.  A bigger, more significant storm system looms by the end of next week and could result in heavy rainfall totals.  We’ll keep an eye on things.

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

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


  • Beautiful Wednesday Gives Way To Shower Chances Thursday…

    We’re off to a glorious start this morning, including crystal-clear skies, and crisp temperatures.  This morning’s satellite shows the mostly sunny skies that should be with us for the majority of the day.

    Temperatures will rise from the upper 30s and lower 40s into the middle 60s by evening.

    As we push into Thursday, moisture will return and will lead to an increase in cloud cover, along with scattered showers, especially across northern regions.  It won’t rain the entire day by any means, and some neighborhoods likely won’t see a drop of rain Thursday, but we need to be prepared for a passing shower, especially from mid-morning into the evening.

    Looking ahead to Easter weekend, unsettled weather is still expected with scattered showers and thunderstorms associated with a warm front lifting north through the region Friday into Saturday before a cold front sweeps through Easter Sunday with additional thunderstorm chances.  That said, there will be plenty of rain-free hours this Easter weekend and warmth will dominate.  In fact, highs will flirt with 80° Friday and Saturday.  More on the Easter weekend forecast and our full 7-day later today!

    Enjoy a sunny Wednesday!


  • Drier Weather Arrives For Midweek; Unsettled Easter Weekend…

    Highlights:

    • Drier air arrives
    • Unsettled Easter weekend
    • Drier; cooler early next week

    Brighter Days Ahead…Needless to say, our storm system to open the work week has “overachieved.”  Severe thunderstorm warnings were hoisted as early as this morning northwest of the city, including Lafayette- where damaging hail was reported.  Storms remained northwest of the city through the rush hour before a line of slow-moving “gully washers” arrived just as Hoosiers were heading home from work.  Thankfully these remained below severe levels, but heavy rain and vivid lightning was noted and most certainly led to a slow commute home.

    Drier (and brighter) days are ahead this week.  High pressure returns as we progress through midweek and should allow for increasing sunshine and beautiful weather.

    Unfortunately, we can’t dial up 3 nice weekends in a row, but it will be far from a wash-out.  A warm front will lift north Friday into Saturday and result in scattered showers and thunderstorms before a cold front pushes southeast with showers and thunderstorms  Easter, especially in the morning.  We want to reiterate there will be plenty of dry time this weekend…just have the rain gear handy as needed.  Drier air will return Easter afternoon and remain in place early next week.

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

    • Snowfall: 0.00″
    • Rainfall: 0.50″ – 1.00″ (locally heavier totals)


  • Looking At The Week Ahead…

    The second half of the weekend will feature beautiful weather, albeit breezy conditions at times.  Strong southwesterly winds will gust upwards of 40 MPH this afternoon, but also aid in pushing mid to upper 70s northward into central Indiana.  Despite the strong winds, we still recommend finding a way to get outside and enjoy this weather!

    Highs will run close to 15° above average this afternoon.

    Stormy weather returns Monday as a frontal boundary slips into the state.  A couple storms may become strong or severe Monday afternoon and the Storm Prediction Center highlights northwestern portions of the state for a Slight Risk.  Damaging straight line winds are of greatest concern with any severe storm that may develop.

    High pressure returns for midweek and supplies a dry regime, along with increasing sunshine and temperatures that will run slightly above average (mid-40s at night and 65°-70° during the day).

    There are questions once to the end of the period as the GFS and European handle the evolution of our late-week storm differently.  The GFS brings energy out into the Ohio Valley and results in unsettled weather returning Friday, continuing into Easter weekend, while the European is slower.  We’ll keep an eye on things over the next few days and update accordingly.  The GFS suggests some localized heavier downpours would be possible in the Friday-Sunday period as the majority of the 7-day precipitation snapshot below falls within the timeframe.


  • Can’t Beat This Weekend Weather…

    Highlights:

    • Sun-filled weekend
    • Sunday turns windy
    • Storms arrive Monday evening

    Sunscreen Required This Weekend…It’s not very often around these parts where we can dial-up two beautiful weekends in back-to-back fashion, but that’s exactly what we’ll do.  High pressure will supply a gorgeous Saturday and Sunday, complete with plentiful sunshine.  We’ll add 10° Sunday, but also throw in 30-40 MPH wind gusts, especially by afternoon.  Get outside and enjoy this weather!

    A weak frontal boundary will slip into the state Monday afternoon and will likely kick-up some thunderstorms as it pushes southeast Monday afternoon and evening.  A strong thunderstorm, or two, can’t be ruled out.  We’re back to dry weather midweek before unsettled weather returns to close out the work week.  Looking ahead just beyond the current 7-Day would suggest a wet and stormy beginning Easter Sunday before a drier finish.  Stay tuned as we still have time for things to change.

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

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


  • Topsy-Turvy Forecast…

    Highlights:

    • Strong-severe thunderstorm potential Wednesday
    • Turning colder to close the week with snow showers
    • Beautiful weekend ahead

    Changeable Weather…The region will be in between storm systems Tuesday.  We think clouds will hang tough and the storms from overnight will move off to the east.  In place, scattered showers will dot the north-central Indiana landscape especially through the morning hours.

    A new storm system will take aim on the region Wednesday and strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible.  Many questions remain in regards to instability, but shear will be plentiful and we’ll have to keep a close eye on future developments over the next 24-36 hours.  Stay tuned.  From this distance, conditions seem favorable for super cells to develop especially across southern Indiana.  We’ll transition from storms to more of a wintry-like feel Thursday and Friday and continue to think the air will grow cold enough to support mention of wet snowflakes mixing with the rain by Thursday evening into Friday morning.

    As we flip the page into the weekend, high pressure will build into the Ohio Valley and support increasingly sunny conditions.  After a cold and frosty start Saturday morning, temperatures will rebound nicely under that strong early-April sunshine.

    Our next storm system won’t begin to impact the region until Sunday afternoon (increasing southwest winds) and Monday (scattered showers and thunderstorms).

    Upcoming 7-Day Precipitation Forecast:

    • Snowfall: 0.00″
    • Rainfall: 2.00″ – 2.25″