Warmer But High Wind Event Possible Thursday

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Breezy conditions over Central Indiana with gusts over 40 mph at times. Peeks of sun trying to emerge are a hint of brighter days ahead.

Expect a partly cloudy sky overnight with lows dropping into the 20s and wind chills nearing the teens for the bus stop Monday morning. A decent dose of sun on deck Monday with seasonably cool highs in the upper 40s.

Morning sunshine Tuesday gives way to increasing high cloudiness but doesn't slow warming as highs near and climb above 50°... with even warmer air ahead mid-week.

Despite cloudy conditions, highs Wednesday should climb above 60° (albeit later in the day) as a southeast wind increases with an approaching storm system. This feature eventually brings a batch of wind-whipped Wednesday night and possibly some thunderstorms.

This area of rain should depart quickly Thursday morning to allow temperatures to soar well into the 70s. However, we're expecting this warmth to be associated with high wind and gusts potentially exceeding 55-60 mph in the afternoon/evening. We'll need to monitor closely for Wind Advisories and/or High Wind Warning if this trend continues. Much of Thursday should be dry, but isolated afternoon storms are possible if this warmth is verified.

But this balmy air is a one-hit wonder this week with seasonably cold air quickly returning Thursday night. This sets the stage for a blustery Friday that features highs near 40, clouds, and some rain/snow showers. So right now looking like a chilly St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Indy.

Next weekend looks chilly with snow showers possible Saturday and a mainly sunny sky Sunday - Sean Ash