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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.



Bright, Brisk Wednesday Followed By Snow Chances Thursday

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Sean Ash

It was a mainly gray day in Central Indiana but this afternoon GOES-16 visible satellite imagery shows overcast breaking-up and this trend continues into the overnight as drier air flows into the state on a steady, gusty northwest wind.

The wind flow eventually dries-out the lower layers of the atmosphere and leads to clearing from northwest-to-southeast this evening.

This marks a step-down in temperatures the next couple of days with lows in the 20s Wednesday morning. Wednesday will be a brighter day but remaining brisk with wind chills in the teens out-the-door in the morning.

We're still expecting an arctic front to pass through the state Wednesday night/early Thursday morning... setting the stage for a period of flurries/snow showers the first half of Thursday.

Cold air advection makes it tough for highs to hit 30° Thursday with wind chills well in the teens much of the day. Arctic high pressure spreads-out over the Ohio Valley Friday morning... allowing temperatures to bottom-out in the lower teens.

This high also paves the way for plentiful sunshine Friday and Saturday. But as the high slides east the beginning of the weekend, temperatures recover quickly into the upper 40s Saturday afternoon... which is our pick-of-the-week at this time.

The second-half of the weekend looks unsettled with clouds and potentially rain/snow mix to finish Sunday evening. This is part of what looks to be an active pattern around here next week.



Rain exits, cold air returns - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Lindsey Monroe

A cold front is currently moving through the state. Temperatures will continue to drop as the rain pushes out over the next few hours.

We should be rain-free but with lingering clouds through the lunch hour.

Area of light drizzle will be possible early but then mainly cloudy and cooler this afternoon with temperatures steady in the low 40s falling into the 30s this evening.

The sky will start to clear this evening as a colder, arctic air mass settles in.

Overnight lows drop into the low to mid 20s across central Indiana.

Sunshine is back for Wednesday as a dome of high pressure builds into the region.

It will be unseasonably cold though with daytime highs in the mid to upper 30s.

The coldest air of the week arrives early Thursday. Air temperatures will be in the teens with single digit wind chills values.

Daytime highs Thursday will struggle to reach the freezing mark with more single digit wind chills Friday morning.

Temperatures recover to the 40s this weekend with rain chances returning Sunday.



Rainy Evening, Bitter Mid-Week, Sunny Start To Weekend

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Sean Ash

It took a little longer than expected to materialize, but continues to expand over the northern half of the state.... where the higher rain amounts (locally half-inch) can be expected by this time Tuesday.

Rain ends from north-to-south early Tuesday morning and is followed by a mostly cloudy sky Tuesday with a chilly breeze from the north-northeast that produces colder temps in the 30s to near 40°.

A quick shot of near/below normal air hits mid-week in the wake of our latest arctic front. Bright, brisk conditions develop Wednesday with occasional lake effect flurries/snow showers possible into Thursday morning due to a persistent fetch off of Lake Michigan.

Lows may reach the teens Thursday/Friday morning before the cold air modifies significantly heading into this weekend.

For now... we're expecting a mainly sunny sky Friday into Saturday before clouds increase Sunday. The weekend may finish with showers Sunday evening with the next low pressure system moving through the Ohio Valley.



Rain to cold this week - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Lindsey Monroe

Rain showers are in the forecast today as an area of low pressure brings a warm front through this afternoon followed by an overnight cold front.

Rain will be more widespread across the northern half of the state through the day as temperatures surge through 40s as we sit in the warm sector of this weather system.

After several dry hours this afternoon, rain will pick up in coverage area by lunchtime.

The axis of heavy rain will still be north of I-70 through the evening rush hour.

Temperatures will be the warmest late in the day right before the cold front arrives. This will also be when the rain will be heaviest and most widespread.

Temperatures begin to drop behind the front overnight and rain will begin to depart east.

By daybreak Tuesday, most of the rain will be out of here and temperatures will be falling through the 30s.

We'll hold steady in the upper 30s/lower 40s Tuesday under a mainly cloudy sky.

High pressure will begin to fill in on Wednesday clearing the sky out. Arctic air will also accompany the clearing sky.

The pattern stays quiet for the remainder of the week as a dome of high pressure settles in. We'll see plenty of sunshine but also some very cold temperatures.

Morning lows will be in the teens both Thursday and Friday with wind chills potentially in the single digits.

Temperatures will recover looking ahead at next weekend with highs pushing 50 by Sunday.



Rain Returns Monday

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Sean Ash

Early morning hours of President's Day start dry but rain expands over Central Indiana by late morning... setting the stage for a wet Monday afternoon into predawn Tuesday.

There's a slight chance at the onset of the precipitation of sleet pellets or a few snowflakes possibly mixing-in with rain. This would mainly be for areas in north-central Indiana within the leftover snowpack from last week.

Otherwise the precipitation will be liquid and will become steady as the day unfolds. Temperatures creep from near freezing in the morning into the middle 40s in the afternoon and evening.

Rain and drizzle continue into early Tuesday morning before quickly shutting down. Clouds still linger around on Tuesday with a brisk north-northeasterly wind emerging.

Another arctic high pressure system sprawls-out over the Ohio Valley heading into mid-week... setting the stage for a 24 hour stretch of below average temperatures.

Lows drop into the teens Thursday morning as bitter air advects into the state. This cold air squeezes-out any available moisture in the form of scattered flurries/snow showers... most of which exit the state early Thursday morning.

Despite increasing sunshine, highs Thursday struggle to return to the lower 30s. Another frigid start Friday morning before the air quickly modifies again heading into next weekend.



Rain returns Monday - Live Doppler 13 Blog

Published:
Lindsey Monroe

Another mild day is shaping up through central Indiana with a mix of sun and clouds through the afternoon as temperatures warm into the 40s.

The snow pack will impact the northern tier of the state keeping temperatures down. Look for highs in the lower 40s where there is snow on the ground (due to sunlight reflection vs. absorption).

Mid 40s along the I-70 corridor and highs top out in the upper 40s to areas south.

We stay mainly cloudy overnight with lows near 30.

The morning drive looks to be in good shape as dry air will limit rain chances.

Rain showers will be most likely by lunchtime with scattered showers continuing through most of the day.

Showers will become more numerous by the lunch hour, especially to areas north.

A warm front will move through in the late afternoon so temperatures will peak later in the day.

The heaviest of the rain arrives just before the cold front Monday evening.

Widespread rain will be likely as the cold front moves through -- here's 12 a.m. Tuesday. This will also be the "warmest" part of the day on Tuesday as the front brings in cooler air.

By daybreak Tuesday, the rain will begin pushing out east leaving behind cloudy skies and falling temperatures. We spend most of the day in the 30s.

The pattern will be quiet for the remainder of the week but colder with highs in the 30s. We'll have a couple fairly cold mornings Thursday and Friday with temperatures in the teens.

Temperatures will moderate heading into next weekend with highs back in the 40s.



Wet Weather Returns - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Kelly Greene

A weak disturbance is working its way over the Great Lakes this evening. It will bring a few flurries late this evening into early Sunday morning. The winds will continue to relax overnight with patchy fog possible around sunrise.

Temperatures will only fall into the upper 20s.

Sunday will remain mostly cloudy with a light wind. Afternoon highs will be near normal for February 16th, with highs near 40°.

The next system arrives on Monday.

Widespread rain will move in by early afternoon and will continue into early Tuesday morning.

Rain accumulation will be from a quarter inch to a half inch.

Temperatures will warm into the mid to upper 40s by Monday evening but will fall through the day on Tuesday.

Temperatures should be down in the low 30s by late afternoon Tuesday.



Weekend outlook - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Lindsey Monroe

Our brief arctic blast will push out today allowing for more seasonal temperatures this weekend.

Cloud cover and a southerly wind increases this afternoon. Highs back to near 40 in the Indy metro and range from the mid 30s to the low 40s across central Indiana from north to south.

A weak wave will pass through the Great Lakes region this evening and will bring a few stray snow showers beginning at 5 p.m. mainly north.

A light wintry mix will be possible this evening and through the overnight with lows near freezing.

Little to no accumulation is expected but slippery conditions will be possible on untreated surfaces.

A lingering light shower will be possible to start Sunday with temperatures hovering near freezing.

The sky will clear out a bit for Sunday as temperatures rebound to the low 40s.

Our next weather system brings rain showers to central Indiana Monday.

Rain will be pushing into the western side of the state during the morning rush hour.

Rain showers will be likely through Monday night as temperatures surge into the upper 40s late in the day along a warm front.

The rain exits during the first part of the day Tuesday as colder air arrives on the backside of this system. Temperatures hold steady in the upper 30s near 40 Tuesday.

The pattern will be quiet for the remainder of the week with highs in the 30s. We'll have a couple fairly cold mornings Thursday and Friday with temperatures in the teens.



Sunny But Bitter Valentine's Day - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Kelly Greene

It’s a bitter cold Valentine’s Day across central Indiana today. This morning, temperatures fell to 2°.

It ranks up in the top 7 coldest Valentine's mininums.

At least it will be sunny and dry today. Winds will relax a bit, but it will still feel like the single digits today with temperatures only climbing into the upper teens.

It will be clear and cold tonight. Temperatures will fall into the low teens.

Clouds will increase on Saturday. The winds will shift out of the south, allowing temperatures to warm into the upper 30s and low 40s. It will be gusty at times, with gusts near 20 mph.

There is a chance of a brief rain or snow shower by early evening into Sunday morning. Most areas stay dry and mild with temperatures only falling into the low 30s.

Sunday will be mild with mostly cloudy skies and highs in the low 40s.

Scattered showers develop Monday afternoon. Temperatures will climb through the day, eventually getting into the upper 40s by late day.

After an early high in the low 50s Tuesday, temperatures will tumble behind a cold front. Scattered showers with some heavy downpours will continue Tuesday, before shutting down by early evening.

Wednesday will be much cooler with temperatures starting off in the low 20s and only climbing into the mid 30s.



Arctic Air Arrives - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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Angela Buchman

We have a new winter weather concern for tonight and it's arctic air. Temperatures will fall into the range of 0 to 5 degrees across the northern half of the state. Those areas with a higher snow pack, may dip below zero. The southern part of our area will be near 10 degrees early Friday.

It will be a cold Valentine's Day, with afternoon temperatures only in the upper teens and lower 20s. There is sunshine in the Friday forecast.

Expect a mix of sun and clouds on Saturday and Sunday. Afternoon temperatures will near 40 on Saturday and reach the lower and middle 40s on Sunday.

We are tracking our next weather system for early next week. Right now, with temperatures forecast near 50 later Monday into early Tuesday, this will be rain and not snow. We are forecasting showers to develop later Monday and last through the middle of Tuesday. Colder air returns late Tuesday into Wednesday and Thursday next week.



What's Next? Bitter Cold! - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Kelly Greene

An Arctic cold front will move through today, causing temperatures to crash today. Temperatures have been holding near steady in the low 30s but will tumble into the low 20s by late afternoon. Winds will also increase, creating wind chills in the teens. A few snow squalls, or quick hitting snow with gusty winds, will be possible this afternoon too. Most areas will be dry but cloudy.

It will be mostly cloudy and bitter cold into Friday morning. Temperatures will fall to around 5° Friday morning with wind chill values running 5 to 10 below zero.

Valentine’s Day will be frigid but sunny and dry. Temperatures will only climb into the upper teens, running 20 degrees below average. The wind will relax a bit by afternoon but wind chill values will be in the single digits.

It will be the coldest Valentine's Day since 2007!

There will be an improvement in temperatures this weekend. It will be partly sunny and dry with highs in the low 40s.

Monday will be mild with highs near 50°, as temperatures rise through the day. A few scattered showers will be around too.

More widespread rain will be around on Tuesday. Temperatures will climb to an early high in the low 50s, and then fall during the afternoon, as another cold front arrives.

Wednesday will be below normal with breezy winds and highs in the mid 30s.