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Cold Friday but 50s on Sunday - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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Angela Buchman

It will be a cold Thursday night, with overnight temperatures falling into the upper teens and lower 20s. A few flurries and snow showers are possible this evening and again on Friday. Little or no accumulation is expected.

Mostly sunny skies are in the Saturday forecast, but it will still be chilly with highs in the upper 30s. Sunday will be significantly warmer, as we forecast highs in the middle 50s. There will be a mix of clouds and sun on Sunday.

It stays mild through early next week, with highs in the 50s through Tuesday. The weather pattern turns active again. There will be a chance for a few showers late Sunday night into early Monday. There will be scattered showers and a few storms possible on Monday. The threat for rain will linger into Tuesday. The showers will move out by the end of Wednesday and it will be cooler with highs in the 40s.



Warm Up Returns - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Kelly Greene

With a fresh snowpack on the ground, it will be a cold day across central Indiana. It will be breezy with winds out of the west from 10 to 15 mph. Wind chill values will be in the teens and 20s with afternoon highs in the low 30s. A few flurries will be possible today, too.

It will be mostly cloudy this evening. There is a chance of flurries with temperatures falling into the low 20s.

Friday will bring a slight chance of a snow shower, otherwise, it will remain cloudy with highs in the low 30s.

The weekend looks terrific. Afternoon highs will climb into the upper 30s on Saturday under sunny skies.

Sunday will be breezy, with winds increasing out of the south. Afternoon highs will soar into the mid to upper 50s!

The work week will start off mild with temperatures in the 50s through mid week with rain likely Monday through Wednesday. Heavy rain is possible.



Refreezing Overnight and Slick Roads - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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Angela Buchman

The concern overnight, as the snow ends will be falling temperatures and some slick roads due to refreezing. Overnight temperatures will fall into the upper teens and lower 20s, so watch for a few slick roads for the Thursday morning drive. You will need the heavy coat too, with morning wind chills in the single digits.

Thursday will be mostly cloudy, breezy and cold. Wind will be NW near 20mph and afternoon temperatures will be in the range of 30 to 35 degrees. A few flurries are possible too.

The weather pattern stays cold through the start of the weekend. Expect morning temperatures in the upper teens and upper teens and lower 20s and highs in the 30s through Saturday.

There is a big temperature change coming for the end of the weekend and early next week. We are forecasting highs in the 50s starting Sunday. Rain chances return on Monday.



Accumulating snow to arctic cold - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Lindsey Monroe

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect through 1 a.m. Thursday for areas along and north of I-70.

We've seen everything from accumulating snow in Sharpsville to all rain so far in Bedford today as temperatures slowly fall.

Temperatures will fall to freezing and below through the lunch hour as snow showers pick up through the state.

Temperatures continue to drop through the day as snow exits this evening.

Snow will begin to taper off after the evening commute in Indy. Be prepared for slick road conditions, especially on untreated roads.

Snow pushes east through the evening from west to east.

Snow continues to exit and most should wrap-up by 8-10 p.m.

Colder air take over as the snow exits so refreezing will be likely.

Air temperatures fall into the upper teens/low 20s with single digit wind chills.

A few flurries will be possible Thursday with otherwise partly cloudy skies and temps slowly rising through the 20s.

Temperatures will be colder where the fresh snow pack is, especially to areas north. Highs range from the mid 20s to low 30s.

Cold air continues into the weekend. The next chance to get back above freezing doesn't look to arrive until next Sunday afternoon. After that, mild air returns with highs back in the 50s to start next week.



Snowy Wednesday

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Sean Ash

Steady cold rain continues to fall over most of Central Indiana as we prepare for an accumulating snow system impacting the region over the next 24 hours.

Snow is already mixing with rain across north-central Indiana, but roads will be wet for the afternoon/evening commutes with temperatures well above freezing.

This northwest-to-southeast transition continues overnight into the Wednesday morning commute... with a few inches of accumulation possible for areas north and northwest of Indy by 6 Wednesday.

Here are the expectations for Wednesday... with the disclaimer that the axis of heaviest snow could shift south some the next 24 hours.

Wednesday Morning Commute (5 AM - 9 AM): Snow increasing around the metro area and falling heavy at times. Roads may go from wet to slushy quickly during the morning commute and it's a good idea to have childcare plans in place as delays/cancellations are possible if not likely for some areas.

Wednesday Midday (10 AM - 2 PM ): Steady, wind-whipped snow falls heavily at times with slushy to snowy roads

Wednesday Afternoon (3 PM - 7 PM): Snow ending west-to-east with slushy to snow-covered roads and staying windy.

Temperatures drop into the lower 20s Thursday morning with single digit wind chills. Roads will be slick due to the hard freeze and temperatures remain below freezing possibly until Sunday afternoon.

Please check back for potential "tweaks" to the snow forecast and timing.



Winter Storm Watch issued for Wednesday

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Lindsey Monroe

An area of low pressure will track right through Central Indiana today into tomorrow.

We'll be on the warm side of this system today keeping today's temperatures above freezing and our precipitation type all rain.

We're starting the day with areas of fog, drizzle and light rain. Temperatures hold steady in the low to mid 40s today.

Northern Indiana will see a steadier rainfall today with the rest of the state looking at a light rain, drizzle set-up. Here's the lunch hour forecast:

Roads will be wet for the evening commute home as temperatures begin to fall.

By 10 p.m., temperatures will start to fall to near freezing in the northern tier of the state. Rain will begin to transition over to snow with a brief sleet mix in between.

A Winter Storm Watch will go into effect at 1 a.m. Wednesday and remain in effect through 1 a.m. Thursday for areas north of the Indianapolis metro where the highest snowfall potential is expected.

SNOWFALL TIMELINE...

Temperatures will be just above freezing in the Indy metro during the Wednesday morning rush hour bringing a rain/sleet mixture. It will be all snow to areas north.

Keep in the mind the ground is relatively warm and the inital snowfall will melt on contact.

Temperatures continue to drop during the day Wednesday from the lower 30s early into the upper 20s by the evening. This will keep the precipitation type primarily snow through the day.

Snow will become widespread and heavy at times through the lunch hour Wednesday.

Bands of heavy snow will be possible into the evening and eventually taper off closer to 10 p.m.

The preliminary snowfall forecast as of 6 a.m. Tuesday keeps the heaviest snowfall in the northern half of the state with 3-5" (isolated 6"+) from the Lafayette to Kokomo and Marion line.

For Crawfordsville to Muncie and areas south including the Indianapolis metro, 1-3".

Areas south of I-70 won't see much accumulation -- up to 1".

Behind the snow, bitter cold settles in with wind chill values possibly dropping below zero for parts of the state by Thursday morning.

A few snow showers, especially north with lake effect snow, will be possible Thursday. Colder air sticks around through the first part of the weekend with highs near freezing and lows in the teens.



Rain to Snow This Week - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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Angela Buchman

The weather headlines this week include umbrella weather on Tuesday and snow chances on Wednesday. A big temperature drop is in the forecast too.

Scattered showers and some areas of steadier rain stay in the forecast through Tuesday night. Keep the umbrella handy on Tuesday. Temperatures will be in the 40s on Tuesday.

We are tracking colder air and the change from rain to snow later Tuesday night into Wednesday.

Wednesday will be snowy and windy, with some accumulations of snow possible. The chance for flurries and snow showers will linger into Thursday. Highs on Thursday will only be near 30 degrees. Temperatures will stay this low through Friday and the start of the weekend. This will mean lows in the teens and highs only near 30 degrees. There will be a mix of sun and clouds on Friday and Saturday. A few flurries are possible too. It will be a sunny Sunday, with highs near 40 degrees. Stay with us over the next couple of days, as we help you stay weather aware ahead of that chance for some accumulating snow on Wednesday.



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.