Friday warm up follows frigid Thursday - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

Friday warm up follows frigid Thursday


Thankfully the sun was shining over central Indiana Thursday or it would have been a much colder Thanksgiving.

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The 18,000+ Drumstick Dash runners braved the 8th coldest Thanksgiving morning low temperature since 1871 at a bitter 16°.  This afternoon was the first Thanksgiving day below 40° since 2002… and the city's sixth straight day below the average high.


In fact, it's been over 140 hours since Indianapolis has had a temperature at/above 40°!  That streak continues until Saturday.  If you're shopping this evening expect chilly temps falling into the 20s by 9pm.


If you're out early Friday morning searching for deals expect temperatures near 20°, and wind chills in the teens.


More blue sky on Friday and daytime highs near 40° by 4pm.

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Should be a very nice, albeit chilly, evening for the Circle Of Lights in downtown Indianapolis.

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Though it appears clouds will dominate the sky the second-half of the weekend.  Colts tailgaters can expect chilly Sunday morning lows near freezing, and highs struggling to hit the lower 40s.  Layer up if you're heading to Lucas Oil.


Next "best" shower chance is Tuesday, with long-range indicators pointing toward a strong cold front hitting a week from now.  This front may deliver our coldest temps of the season to this point, and I wouldn't be shocked to see single-digit lows next weekend.  Stay tuned for details.  

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