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Soggy To Snowy Next 48 Hours

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Sean Ash

The forecast of a rainy day is certainly playing-out over Central Indiana and the wetness continues the next 36 hours.

This is all apart of a winter storm system that looks to drop a band of heavy snow just to the north of the WTHR viewing area. However, that doesn't mean we'll completely miss-out on snow and a decent punch of cold for late February mid to latter of this week.

For now... expect showers and drizzle for school pick-up and the evening commute along with temperatures creeping into the 40s. Areas of low visibility are possible tonight as fog may develop within the saturated air.

Rain may mix with snow early Wednesday morning before a transition to all snow that will be wind-whipped on the backside of the winter storm. A light accumulation is possible around the metro area by Thursday morning with better odds of accumulation north and northwest of the metro area.

Be advised if you're going to be traveling around the Michiana border, Lower Michigan, Chicagoland, and southern Wisconsin Tuesday into Thursday morning.... with the potential of several inches of heavy, wet snow possible if not likely.

Temperatures drop from near freezing Wednesday afternoon to near 20° Thursday morning and sets the stage for three straight days of temperatures 10°-15° below average. This equates to lows in the teens, single digit wind chills, and highs near freezing Thursday-Saturday.

In addition, scattered flurries/snow showers can occur at anytime within the cold air mass. The chill eases Sunday and Central Indiana opens the first week of March with above average temperatures.



Wet start, cold finish - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Lindsey Monroe

Widespread rainfall is moving into Central Indiana as a broad area of low pressure moves in from the Great Plains.

Rain will be likely through the day, heavy at times as well. Temperatures remain above freezing and will actually be fairly mild for this time of year in the mid 40s through the afternoon.

Pockets of heavy rain will continue through the evening rush hour -- plan ahead for wet pavement and slippery conditions.

The center of low pressure will continue to move closer through the overnight keeping central Indiana in the path of heavy pockets of rainfall as well as under a warmer air mass. Temperatures hold steady in the low 40s overnight.

While it won't be an as consistent rainfall Tuesday, periods of rain will continue through much of the day. We'll still be in the "warm sector" of this weather system so temperatures are on track to recover to the lower 50s Tuesday afternoon.

Spotty showers for the Tuesday morning rush hour.

By 5 p.m., the center of the storm system will begin to track north of the area. The rain will begin to wrap-up from south to north Tuesday evening.

We'll be in the dry pocket of this weather system late Tuesday night as colder air begins to move in.

Rainfall potential ranges from 0.25-.50" north with over 1" possible south.

Colder air wraps around the backside of this system changing rain to snow on Wednesday. Light accumulations will be possible, especially across the northern tier of the state.

Colder air settles in for the remainder of the week with highs near freezing and lows in the teens.



Rainy Start To The Week And Much Colder Air On The Way

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Sean Ash

What a wonderful, sunny February weekend in Central Indiana that was capped-off with highs well into the 50s. Hopefully you had a chance to get outside and enjoy the relatively pleasant weather conditions.

If not, I'm afraid to say much of this week will be unsettled and eventually much colder than average for several days.

The transition from pleasant to damp begins Monday morning as rain becomes widespread between 4-8 AM. So plan on wet morning commute, bus stop, and school drop-off.

In fact, you can expect the exact same for the afternoon/evening commute and school pick-up... as rain will be around into Monday night.

At this time we're expecting rain amounts between a quarter-inch to locally one inch by Tuesday morning. Though Tuesday remains showery with drizzle... the steadiest precipitation shield begins to pivot northward in response to low pressure moving across Central Indiana.

Once this features moves east of us, much colder air returns on Wednesday for a transition to steady, wind-whipped snow and the possibility of accumulation mainly north of I-70.

At this time it appears the heaviest snow band stays to the north of the WTHR viewing area, but you should follow the forecast closely if you have travel plans near Michiana, Chicagoland, and southern Wisconsin.

This also marks a transition to colder than average with lows in the teens Thursday-Saturday morning and highs in upper 20s/lower 30s.

Next weekend looks dry with highs nearing 40° Sunday afternoon.



Rain returning - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Lindsey Monroe

Another lovely February day is shaping up for central Indiana. Temperatures are starting off near freezing but will rebound into the lower 50s this afternoon. That's over 10° above average.

We'll see a few breaks in the clouds in the afternoon allowing for some sunshine before thicker clouds return this evening in advance of our next weather system.

Rain showers return overnight and will make for a wet morning drive on Monday.

Rain will then be likely, heavy at times, through the course of the day Monday into the evening. Temperatures remain mild in the mid 40s.

Rain gear will be needed through the evening rush hour Monday -- notice the pockets of heavy rain through 5 pm.

Temperatures hold steady in the 40s through Central Indiana Monday evening as we sit in the "warm sector" of this weather system.

Rain will once again be likely for the morning commute on Tuesday.

We'll still be in the warm sector of this weather system through Tuesday keeping temperatures steady in the mid to upper 40s through Tuesday afternoon.

Rain will begin to wrap-up Tuesday afternoon as colder air wraps around the backside of this system.

The storm total rainfall potential is impressive with this system -- models indicate some spots could see 1-2" through the end of the rain late Tuesday.

Cold air is ushered in on the backside of this system. Daytime highs fall back into the 30s starting on Wednesday with chances of scattered snow showers.

It stays colder for the remainder of the week with highs near freezing and lows in the teens through next Saturday.



Warmer Sunday - Rain and Snow Chances Next Week - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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Angela Buchman

It was a sunny, breezy and mild Saturday. Afternoon temperatures were in the upper 40s to near 50. Sunday will be even warmer, with highs in the lower and middle 50s. Sunday will start with sunshine and end with increasing clouds.

We are tracking a developing weather system for late Sunday into early Monday. Right now it looks like the rain will hold off until Monday morning. Grab the umbrella for Monday, as the rain will become more steady and widespread Monday afternoon. It will be rain, with afternoon temperatures in the middle 40s. That chance for steady will linger into Monday night. A few showers are possible on Tuesday, but there will be lots of dry time and highs near 50 degrees. Here is the timeline with FutureTrak13.

Much colder air arrives on Wednesday and we are forecasting the chance for some snow showers. It may start as rain and then change to snow on Wednesday. We will keep you updated. A few snow showers and highs in the 30s are in the forecast for Thursday.



Warm, dry weekend - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Lindsey Monroe

Both days of this weekend will be winners across central Indiana. A dome of high pressure is in control meaning lots of sunshine for today with unseasonably warm temperatures.

Daytime highs will range from 5-7° above average topping out in the mid to upper 40s.

Skies will stay clear overnight meaning no cloud cover to hold warmer temperatures at the surface. Temperatures will fall back below freezing by daybreak Sunday with lows in the upper 20s, near 30.

A few more clouds build in for Sunday afternoon but temperatures climb even warmer.

Look for daytime highs topping out 10° above average in the low to mid 50s across the state.

Clouds increase even more overnight Sunday into Monday as our next weather system approaches. Rain showers will be possible by Monday morning and become widespread in the afternoon.

Temperatures remain mild in the mid 40s as rain will be likely into Monday evening.

We'll top out near 50 on Tuesday as we sit in the warm side of this weather system. Rain will be possible early on with more dry time in the afternoon.

Colder air wraps around the backside of this system Wednesday taking temperatures back into the 30s. There is a chance of a light rain/snow mix as well as this larger storm systems begins to depart to the east.

Daytime highs fall back into the 30s for the remainder of the week.



Milder Weekend - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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Angela Buchman

It will be a clear and cold Friday night, with overnight temperatures falling to near 20 degrees. After that chilly start to Saturday, expect sunshine and milder air. We are forecasting highs in the range of 45 to 50 degrees on Saturday.

Sunday will be even warmer, with highs in the lower 50s. Sunshine on Sunday will give way to increasing high clouds.

Our next weather system arrives late Sunday night into early Monday morning. Monday will be a day you will need your umbrella. Right now most of Monday looks rainy and breezy with highs in the middle and upper 40s. Temperatures stay in this range for Tuesday, with a stray shower possible.

We are tracking another round of rain later Tuesday into early Wednesday. This time the rain will change to snow on Wednesday, as colder air returns. Forecast highs drop back into the 30s Wednesday through Friday. A few snow showers will be possible on Thursday and Friday too.



Nice Warm Up on the Way! - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Kelly Greene

After a frigid start this morning, temperatures will rebound into the upper 30s this afternoon. The winds will shift from out of the northwest to out of the south today, allowing for a bit of a warmup. Wind chills will still be in the upper 20s this afternoon.

It will be mostly clear and cold with temperatures falling into the low 20s.

The weekend will be terrific. Saturday will be sunny and mild with temperatures climbing above average, into the upper 40s.

Sunday will be super too, with mostly sunny skies, dry conditions and afternoon highs soaring into the low 50s!

A couple of systems will move over central Indiana next week. The first one will arrive on Monday. Rain will become likely early Monday morning and will continue through the day. It will be a breezy and wet day with highs in the mid 40s.

A few spotty showers will be possible Tuesday, but it will be mainly dry.

The next system arrives Wednesday. This one should be cold enough for some snow to develop, mixing with rain. There is still a lot of uncertainty, so please keep checking back for the latest updates.



From Teens to 50s - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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Angela Buchman

Skies will clear overnight and it will be even colder, with Friday morning temperatures dropping into the lower teens.

After that cold start, there will be lots of sunshine on Friday with afternoon temperatures near 40 degrees. We are forecasting lots of sunshine on Saturday too, with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s. Sunday will start with sunshine and end with increasing clouds, but it will be mild with highs in the lower 50s.

The chance for rain arrives very early Monday. Have the umbrellas handy on Monday, with rain in the forecast. The chance for rain will end early Tuesday. Afternoon temperatures both Monday and Tuesday will be in the lower and middle 40s.

Another weather system arrives on Wednesday and will bring the chance for a light rain/snow mix. The chance for flurries will linger into Thursday. Highs will fall back into the middle and upper 30s for Wednesday and Thursday next week.



Frigid Today with a Warm Up - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Kelly Greene

It will be a cold February day with sunshine this afternoon and highs in the upper 20s.

Wind chills will be in the teens with a brisk wind out of the north.

Clear skies tonight will lead the way to another cold morning Friday. Temperatures will fall into the low teens.

The winds will shift out of the southwest on Friday with sunny skies. It will still be below normal but it will be warmer with highs in the upper 30s.

The weekend looks terrific. Saturday will be sunny and mild with temperatures rebounding into the upper 40s Saturday and into the low 50s Sunday.

The dry pattern ends by late weekend. Rain becomes likely by early Monday morning. It will be breezy and rainy through Monday with highs in the mid 40s.

A few spotty rain showers will be possible Tuesday with highs in the low 40s.

Another system will push in by mid week, bringing a chance of rain and snow.



Coldest Day of the Week - Then a Sunny Stretch - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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Angela Buchman

Lots of sunshine today, but clouds will return overnight. The clouds are associated with the leading edge of more cold air and a weather system that will bring snow to places that don't get a lot of snow like SW Kentucky, eastern Tennessee and parts of the Carolinas. There is a chance for a few flurries here early Thursday.

Thursday will be breezy and colder, with afternoon temperatures only in the range of 25 to 30 degrees. Wind chills or feels like temperatures will be in the teens on Thursday.

Skies start to clear later Thursday and this will be the beginning of a sunny stretch that will last through the start of the weekend.

Afternoon temperatures will near 40 on Thursday with sunshine and near 50 on Saturday. Our next storm system is slower and that means some sun early Sunday and it will mean a mild Sunday, with highs in the lower 50s. The chance for rain and snow showers will hold off until late Sunday night into Monday and Tuesday of next week.



Cold stretch begins - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Lindsey Monroe

Our cool but quiet weather pattern begins today.

Enjoy plenty of sunshine through the afternoon but with unseasonably cool temperatures.

Highs will top out in the mid 30s north to the lower 40s south.

Turning colder tonight with lows in the upper teens/20s.

Wind chill values will be in the single digits tomorrow morning, especially across the northern tier of the state.

A cold north wind will keep temperatures below freezing tomorrow across most of Central Indiana but the sunshine will continue.

Highs will be near freezing through the state. The average for this time of year is 41.

As a dome of high pressure settles in, cold air will continue to dominate through the end of the week as well as the unseasonably cold air.

We'll find relief from the cold by Saturday as our wind direction shifts and keep highs in the 40s into early next week. Next chance of rain, possibly a wintry mix to areas north, will arrive late Sunday into Monday.