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Nearing 80 Monday Afternoon

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You couldn't ask for better weather on Easter Sunday in Central Indiana. Sunshine and highs near 70 is just what the doctor ordered after a soggy start to the weekend. It also is quite the contrast to the snowy Easter of 2018 that delivered over 2" of snowfall.

Pleasant weather continues this evening with clear conditions lingering to around midnight. Comfortable lows near 50 overnight precedes a much warmer Monday that sees highs temperatures near 80° in the afternoon.

This is courtesy of a stiff south-southwest wind with intervals of clouds and sun. Mild air lingers into Tuesday but an approaching cold front brings chances of showers and thunderstorms... beginning Monday night and likely peaking along the front Tuesday afternoon/evening.

There's some uncertainty on the exact location of the front during peak heating Tuesday... but latest data places the boundary south of Indy and this would significantly lower rain/storm chances around the metro area.

The front settles along the Ohio River Tuesday night... setting the stage for one of the better days this weekend. We're expecting a cooler, but pleasant Wednesday that begins with lows near 40 and highs in the 60s along with ample sun. Another wave of low pressure Wednesday evening into Thursday may bring a period of rain.

At this time we're expecting this feature to clear the state for a fantastic Friday and comfortable start to next weekend... and the Race For The Cure in Indianapolis - Sean Ash



From Soggy to Sunny - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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It seems this storm system just doesn't want to leave central Indiana.

The center of low pressure is situated just south of the area with precipitation wrapping around the back-side of the system.

Prepare for another soggy day through the state in the morning and afternoon before rain departs frrom west to east in the evening.

The rain will finally begin to pull east in the evening allowing for more dry time for the western side of the state after 5 p.m.

Afternoon temperatures will vary widely across the state with areas to the west in the mid-to-upper 50s, upper 40s for the Indianapolis metro, and areas east staying in the mid 40s for highs.

Showers finally exit eastern Indiana around 10-11 p.m.

As the sky clears overnight, temperatures will fall into the mid 30s. Be prepared for areas of frost early Sunday morning. If you have any growing vegetation, it might not be a bad idea to cover those plants overnight.

The clearing sky also means a sunny and warmer Easter Sunday. Afternoon temperatures will near 70.

We start the week on a dry note with pleasant temperatures in the mid 70s Monday afternoon.

The pattern gets active again by Tuesday with showers and storms moving in. Highs will still be in the 70s. Rain continues for Wednesday when we expect highs in the mid 60s.

This will be the coolest day in the extended forecast with above normal temps expected over the next 10 days.

With the exception of a few lingering showers mainly south on Thursday, the rest of the week looks dry with highs recovering to the lower 70s.



Weekend Forecast - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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Keep the jackets and the umbrellas handy through Saturday. With lingering showers, overnight temperatures will fall into the upper 30s. It will be cold enough for the rain to mix with sleet and some snow early Saturday. If you are across the eastern half of the state, it will be damp, cool and breezy on Saturday.

The far western part of the state will be dry with some sun. Afternoon temperatures across the western part of the state will be in the range of 55 to 60 degrees. Everyone else will struggle to near 50.

The weather system finally moves out for the end of the weekend. This means a sunny and warmer Easter Sunday. Afternoon temperatures will near 70 degrees on Sunday.

Monday will be even warmer and in the middle and upper 70s. There is a chance for rain on Tuesday and Wednesday. We will keep you updated on timing. High temperatures fall back into the 60s both days, before 70 degree warmth returns for the end of next week.



Soggy and Turning Cooler - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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It was a stormy start and it will be a soggy finish. Rain will continue to fall and it will be heavy at times overnight. Rain totals are already near an inch and another inch will be possible.

Keep the umbrellas and the jackets handy on Friday. The rain won't be as heavy, but there will still be some lingering showers. It will be cool and breezy too. Temperatures will only reach 45 to 50 degrees and winds will be N at 20mph.

The movement of this weather system has a big impact on our Saturday. The farther south and east it moves the more dry hours we will have. Right now we are forecasting the far western part of the state to be in the dry air, with afternoon temperatures near 60. From about Indianapolis east, there will be lingering clouds and showers. Where the clouds and showers linger all day, temperatures will only be near 50. We will continue to keep you updated on the movement of this weather system because of the big impact to your Saturday. Easter Sunday will be mainly sunny and warmer, as we forecast highs in the lower 70s.

The warmth will continue into early next week, with middle and upper 70s on Monday. The chance for rain returns on Tuesday and may linger into Wednesday.



Warm Wednesday Afternoon Before Stormy, Damp Stretch

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The Sun Switch quickly flips on this afternoon and temperatures jump into the upper 70s to finish the day.

Outdoor plans this evening are a go with a balmy breeze keeping temperatures in the 60s/70s.

We'll be monitoring radar to our west... where storm initiation is expected around Iowa/Missouri/Illinois through the evening. These storms become linear in nature and approach the Illinois/Indiana line around 4-5 AM Thursday.

It's uncertain what shape this line will be in at that time... but the western half of the state is most likely to encounter these storm "leftovers" in a weakening state. At this time the odds of severe wind/hail in our viewing seem low but can't be ruled-out.

However, downpours and lightning are a given in any storms Thursday... both of which impact bus stops in the mornings and afternoon.

Rain/storm coverage much of the day is scattered but becomes widespread in the evening into Friday morning. We're expecting a rather wide swath of 1" to locally 3" rainfall amounts by Friday 5 PM. With the rain Friday comes raw temperatures mainly in the 40s.

Saturday remains a tough forecast with the potential of our viewing area experiencing vastly different weather from west (possibly mainly sunny) to east (higher chance of rain/clouds).

There remains varying solutions on where a potential regrading (moving east to west) low pressure system tracks. Father east means dry for most. Father west would put more of the viewing area in play for clouds and rain. We'll updated accordingly.

No changes to the mild Easter Sunday forecast of highs well in the 70s. Dry weather is perfectly timed for Sunday plans with another active set-up of rain/storms emerging for the Ohio Valley next week.



Warm Wednesday Then Unsettled 48 Hour Stretch

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Tuesday was arguably weather perfection in Central Indiana. Sunshine and mid/upper 70s were quite the contrast to the snow and 30s that occurred on April 16, 2018.

Steady southwesterly wind overnight keeps temperatures 10°-15° above average for lows and highs Wednesday. This equates to mid-50s tonight and mid/upper 70s again Wednesday afternoon.

The biggest difference over the next 24 hours will be an increase in cloud cover at times. But Central Indiana should be free of rain/storms until Thursday.

Latest model analysis suggests a quicker arrival of a cold front on Thursday. This ups the ante for high temperatures in the mid/upper 60s vs mid/upper 70s Thursday afternoon.

Less heating also means less of a chance of severe storms in the viewing area. While the odds of severe wind or hail are low... the odds of downpours and thunderstorms remains high Thursday afternoon/night and predawn Friday.

Friday will be significantly cooler with highs near 50° range as thick overcast hangs around most of the day. Steady rain ends early Friday morning but spotty showers and thunder remains possible in the afternoon.

Model data diverges on how Saturday plays out. One solution is brighter with a high near 60°.

Another solution is breezy, cloudy, with showers possible, and highs in the 50s. We're going to split the difference for now... but know there's plenty of time for changes.

Confidence is higher on a mild Easter Sunday of highs in the 70s with a mix of sun and clouds. An active pattern continues next week with several disturbances along a stalling front triggering periods of rain/storms - Sean Ash



Weather This Week - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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Sunshine and 70s, rain and storms, and a cooler Friday are all in the forecast for the week ahead.

It is a cool start to the week and it will be cool overnight, as temperatures fall into the lower 40s by early Tuesday. With lots of sunshine and a warmer flow of air moving into central Indiana, Tuesday will be a warmer day. We are forecasting temperatures to climb into the 60s by lunchtime and into the lower and middle 70s by late afternoon.

Wednesday will be warm too and in the middle and upper 70s.

A developing storm system will arrive on Thursday, bringing rain and storms. We will keep you updated on timing. A few strong/severe storms are possible.

The chance for showers and a few rumbles of thunder will linger into Friday. Friday will be cooler, as temperatures fall back into the 50s.

The back edge of this weather system will bring clouds and at least the chance for some showers to central Indiana to start the weekend. Even if Saturday starts with some showers, we are forecasting some sunshine by later in the day. Right now Easter Sunday looks sunny and warm, with afternoon temperatures near 70 degrees.



Warmer Temps Arriving - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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A cool start to the week with temperatures holding steady in the 50s through the afternoon under a mostly sunny sky.

A quick wave of increased cloud cover takes over this evening in advance of a warm front set to move through early Tuesday. Temperatures fall into the upper 40s by 10 PM.

Tuesday will be the pick of the week! Besides a stronger breeze with 30 mph wind gusts at times, we're looking at a mainly sunny sky and mild temperatures for this time of year rebounding from the lower 40s in the morning back into the 70s.

High temperatures for Tuesday will climb into the low to mid 70s across the state.

The strong southwest wind will continue to pump mild air into Central Indiana again Wednesday. A stalled boundary to our north early Wednesday will increase cloud cover with a slight chance of a few stray showers mainly north.

It'll be another warm day with highs back in the mid 70s.

A strengthening low pressure system will develop back to our west on Wednesday and increase shower and storm chances for Central Indiana on Thursday as the system approaches.

The Storm Prediction Central is already highlighting parts of Illinois and Indiana for the potential of strong storms Thursday night into Friday morning with a passing cold front.

Temperatures behind the heavy rain/storms early Friday will be cooler -- highs fall back into the 50s for Friday and Saturday.

Rain chances continue through Friday and Saturday as moisture wraps around the backside of this weather system. Conditions improve by Easter Sunday with dry weather returning and mild highs in the 60s.



Some Snow Showers, Flurries, And Wind Chills In 20s Tonight

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Right on cue we're seeing rain mixing with snowflakes as colder air continues to filter into the state.

This is in the wake of a departing storm system that brought severe thunderstorm warnings to east-southeast Indiana... and some localized storm damage in Decatur County Sunday afternoon.

A cloudy, blustery night ahead with scattered flurries and/or snow showers lingering into early Monday morning. Lows drop into the lower 30s and wind chills in the 20s early Monday morning. Kids will need winter coats and gloves at the bus stop. Overcast gradually breaks for Monday afternoon sun and highs in the mid-50s with a persistent breeze.

Much warmer air for Tuesday and Wednesday as highs climb back into the 70s...with only slight shower chances Wednesday afternoon.

Another hefty spring storm system arrives Thursday with windy/warm conditions and thunderstorms.... possibly some severe.

This is followed by a period showery, breezy conditions Friday into Saturday with highs in the 40s and 50s - Sean Ash



Chilly Night With Snowflakes For Some Areas

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Colder air continues to filter-in in the wake of a departing storm system that brought severe thunderstorm warnings to east-southeast Indiana... and some localized storm damage in Decatur County Sunday afternoon.

The chilly air causes rain showers to mix with snowflakes this evening and overnight with lows dropping into the 30s and wind chills in the 20s early Monday morning. Kids will need winter coats and gloves at the bus stop.

Overcast gradually breaks for Monday afternoon sun and highs in the mid-50s with a persistent breeze.

Much warmer air for Tuesday and Wednesday as highs climb back into the 70s...with only slight shower chances Wednesday afternoon.

Another hefty spring storm system arrives Thursday with windy/warm conditions and thunderstorms.... possibly some severe.

This is followed by a period showery, breezy conditions Friday into Saturday with highs in the 40s and 50s - Sean Ash



Severe Storms Possible South And East Of Indy Sunday Afternoon

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Central Indiana is divided by quite the front today... with 30s/40s northwest to 60s/70s southeast.

We're monitoring the latter closely for the possibility of severe storms...including a low-end tornado threat. This threat includes cities like Bloomington, Columbus, Shelbyville, Greensburg, Seymour, Bedford, Rushville, and Richmond. Please be aware in this zone until around 6 PM.

That's when colder air returns area wide as low pressure moves away from us. The colder air switches rain to snow along/north of I-70 and drops temperatures to near freezing Monday morning.

A colder start to the week but we're back in the 70s Tuesday and Wednesday.



Storms followed by cold - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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Scattered rain showers and a few storms are likely today with a wide range of temperatures as a center of low pressure tracks through the southern half of Indiana this afternoon.

Temperatures in northern Indiana on the cool side of this system stay steady in the 40s, while parts of southern and southeastern Indiana will have afternoon highs in the 60s in the "warm sector."

The Indianapolis metro area will sit in between.

There's a chance of a few embedded thunderstorms this afternoon from approximately 1 to 5 p.m. with gusty winds and small hail possible.

Most storms stay below severe limits today with a few isolated storms in southeast Indiana may reach the severe threshold.

Timeline...

Areas south of Shelbyville from Greensburg through Columbus and Seymour have the best chance of a few strong storms this afternoon with the energy from warmer temperatures in this zone.

This threat comes to an end after 5 pm as colder air infiltrates the state.

Scattered rain showers will still be possible this evening as this system pulls east and temperatures begin to fall. It isn't out of the question to see a brief rain/snow mix in northern Indiana with any lingering moisture this evening.

This won't amount to much as the changeover will be rather brief.

Skies remain cloudy overnight with temperatures falling into the lower 30s. A gradual clearing will continue through Monday afternoon with highs in the mid 50s.

Be prepared to pull the winter coats back out for Monday morning -- temperatures start out near freezing for the day across the state.

Tuesday will be the best day of the week with mostly sunny skies and highs in the low 70s.

An active pattern will move in by mid week, bringing daily chances of rain into the weekend.