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Downward Temperature Trend - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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A dry cold front moved through the state earlier today shifting our wind direction to the northwest.

This will usher in cooler air, dropping temperatures nearly 10° from yesterday. Daytime highs this afternoon will only be in the mid to upper 50s but the sky stays clear with sunshine.

A clear sky mixed with a north wind overnight takes temperatures back down in the frost-zone in the low to mid 30s.

Wednesday will be mainly sunny but even cooler with a northeast breeze and highs in the lower 50s. The normal high for this time of year is still in the lower 60s!

Say good bye to the sunshine as clouds build in on Thursday. The downward temperature trend continues with highs only in the upper 40s for the remainder of the week.

Tens of thousands of FFA representatives will be in downtown Indy for the National FFA Convention for the rest of the week -- layer up!

Friday is shaping up to be a raw, blustry day with rain returning and steady temps in the 40s.

Saturday will feature more dry time but it will still be cloudy, damp and cool. More widespread rain pushes back in for Sunday. Plan accordingly for your early Halloween celebrations.



Another Arctic Blast Tomorrow - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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It'll be a great evening to be outdoors, even if it is raking leaves.

Lows 60s with sunshine in the early evening dropping into the lower 50s by 10pm. A brisk southwest wind continues.

A dry cold front brings a wind direction shift to the northwest overnight, therefore another blast of arctic air returning. Low temperatures remain slightly more mild in the upper 30s/lower 40s before the colder air arrives.

Sunshine is back again tomorrow but it won't be as warm with highs only near 56 -- keep in the mind the average high is 63.

Patchy frost is back in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday mornings with lows in the mid 30s.

Temperatures continue to drop with highs Wednesday only in the lower 50s then the upper 40s for Thursday.

Clouds increase Thursday as well with rain returning mainly south on Friday. There will be lots of dry time Saturday before more widespread rain Saturday night into Sunday.

It remains unseasonably cool for the weekend with highs in the lower 50s. Overnight lows in the upper 30s/lower 40s.



Brief Warm Up Followed By Another Cold Spell

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Another cold night ahead with lows dropping into the 30s Monday morning. Kids will be shedding layers Monday as a breezy southwest wind teams up with sunshine to deliver afternoon highs in the 60s. Wind gusts may near 35 mph at times between 2pm and 6pm Monday.

A cold front moves across the state late Monday night but it only noted by a wind shift to the northwest Tuesday... and cooler highs in the 50s. This marks a transition to another cool stretch and all signs point toward a east coast storm emerging later in the week.

In response to they system...a strengthening upper system develops over the Ohio Valley Friday into next weekend. This results in cloudy, chilly, and damp conditions at times.

High temperatures look to be about 15° below average for Operation Football and next weekend which equates to 40s. Stay tuned for updates - Sean Ash



Wicked Wind Reports From Saturday

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A well-advertised upper storm system lived up to its windy, cold front billing. Many weather stations in Central Indiana eclipsed 50 mph gusts and unfortunately did some tree damage.

IPL says the wind event was the strongest they've dealt with in nearly decade, from a power perspective. Their website showers nearly 9,000 customers still without power over 24 hours after the wind-maker. They've called additional crews to assit.

Here's a list of other wind gusts from the NWS Indianapolis. You can also clink this link for their data: https://nwschat.weather.gov/p.php?pid=201810210242-KIND-NOUS43-PNSIND



Tranquil weather setting up - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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It was the coldest start since April 16th -- Indianapolis with a morning low of 28 and wind chill of 19 experienced the coldest morning yet this fall season.

Frost to sunshine this afternoon and official word from the Colts -- roof closed!

Bundle up for tailgate town as temperatures will still be in the upper 30s rebounding to 50 this afternoon.

Temperatures fall through 40s with a clear sky this evening.

The wind will shift from the northwest to the southwest later in the day and overnight, keeping temperatures slightly more mild. Overnight lows fall to near 37 with a wind chill near 30. Skies will stay mostly clear.

The southwest wind will work in our favor for Monday, ushering in warmer temperatures.

It will be a stronger wind, though, with 25 mph gusts at times. That wind, mixed with the sunshine, means we're looking at a rather pleasant fall day. Highs reach near 60.

A dry cold front will then push through early Tuesday switching our wind direction back out of the northwest... this keeps it cooler for Tuesday with highs near 56° falling to the lower 50s for highs Wednesday. A northerly wind flow mixed with clouds spells even cooler temps for Thursday with highs only in the upper 40s.

The pattern remains mainly dry with only a slight rain shower chance Friday through next weekend.



Wind Calms, Arctic Air Arrives - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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Wind gusts are finally calming after an extremely breezy day.

Central Indiana was stuck in between two dominate weather system -- a high pressure system to our west and a low pressure system to our east.

This created a strong pressure gradient causing very strong wind gusts.

West Lafayette takes the prize for strongest wind gusts with Indianapolis reporting a 61 mph wind gusts. Many locations throughout Central Indiana reported wind gusts over 50 mph including Shelbyville, Eagle Creek, Muncie, Terre Haute, Columbus, and Kokomo.

Wind damage reports came in from all over... this one taken in Indianapolis.

Many tree limbs and branches snapped in the strong wind gusts.

This tree in the yard of a home located at 38th and Emerson in Indianapolis came tumbling through the roof.

Extensive damage was caused at this home this afternoon.

Now that the winds are calming, we focus on the arctic chill arriving.

A Freeze Warning will be in effect for the southern part of the state where the growing season is still ongoing.

Temperatures fall into the upper 20s/lower 30s with wind chills in the mid 20s.

After a frosty morning, we get in on plenty of sunshine for Sunday afternoon.

Big question... will the roof be open at Lucas Oil Stadium? It'll be dry but rather chilly with highs near 50.

A brief wind shift from the southwest warms our high temps to near 60 on Monday before cooler air arrives mid-week.

The long-range forecast keeps us mainly dry through next week with no real rain until next weekend.



Wintry Weather Arriving - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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First, we start the day relatively mild with some sunshine and temperatures rebounding to the upper 50s by lunchtime. If you have outdoor plans you'll be rain-free through around 5pm.

By 5pm, all bets are off for dry weather, especially along and north of I-70 and along/east of I-65. This region, including the Indy metro area, will be influenced by an approaching cold front and upper energy.

This results in wind-whipped rain showers that mix with snow or graupel at times as colder air arrives. Temperatures will fall into the upper 40s by 6 p.m. with wind chills dropping into the 20s by 10 pm.

Lake-enhanced snow showers will be possible in northern Indiana through midnight before the much cooler and drier air takes over.

It turns rather blustery and cold overnight, even by mid-October standards. Temperatures fall to near 30.

Wind chill values through Central Indiana drop to 20-25 degrees overnight.

A Freeze Warning will be in effect overnight from 3 a.m. through 10 a.m. Sunday for southern Indiana where the growing season is still ongoing.

We'll enjoy a string of mainly sunny days that carries into the middle of next week. Expect chilly nights and milder, brighter afternoons are accelerating fall foliage and that trends should continue ramp up the next 7 days.



Blustery Saturday, Chilly Sunday - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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It was a chilly start this morning but the sunrise was gorgeous!

Scattered showers will be likely late this afternoon into the evening.

It will be a chilly evening with temperatures falling into the low 40s by Saturday morning as the skies clear out.

Saturday will be a blustery day. Winds will increase by afternoon and will shift out of the northwest. Winds will be sustained from 15 to 20 mph with gusts from 25 to 35 mph.

Clouds will increase again by late afternoon with highs in the mid 50s.

Scattered rain showers will return late afternoon into the evening and rain could mix snow.

A few lake enhanced snow showers will be possible with some quick bursts of snow possible.

Temperatures will fall into the low 30s Sunday morning and it will still be breezy. That will keep wind chills in the 20s through the morning.

The winds will relax by afternoon with sunny skies. Temperatures will struggle to climb to near 50 degrees.

The winds will increase and shift out of the south on Monday. It will be mostly sunny, breezy and warmer with temperatures climbing to near 60 degrees.

The pleasant pattern continues through Wednesday with a chance of rain on Thursday.



Showers For Operation Football

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Another chilly night ahead as lows drop back into the lower/mid 30s. There should be some sun early Friday but expect a thickening cloud deck by/around noon.

Undercutting the overcast will be a stiff breeze from the southwest. The breeze, combined with clouds and scattered showers, makes for raw conditions during Operation Football Friday evening. Pack your rain gear just in case and good idea to layer up for the wind.

A more potent upper storm system still appears on track for Saturday afternoon and predawn Sunday. This feature brings wind conditions much of Saturday and we're still expecting wind-whipped rain showers to emerge in the afternoon... possibly becoming widespread Saturday evening along/north of I-70.

Modeled temperature profiles show a cold enough column to support some wintry precipitation (snow/graupel) possibly mixing with the rain. Either way...Saturday evening looks blustery with temperatures falling into the 30s and 40s.

The stiff breeze makes it feel like the 20s before 11pm Saturday so layer-up if you're outside.

A brisk Sunday morning with wind chills in the 20s eventually gives way to a bright Sunday afternoon with highs near 50. Early next week highs near 60 Monday-Wednesday with our next chance of rain not showing up until possibly October 25th - Sean Ash



Chilly Week of October - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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A cold front will move through this morning, bringing a brisk wind to central Indiana. A few clouds will develop as the cold front arrives but no precipitation is expected. The winds will increase out of the northwest with gusts around 20 mph. Temperatures will be running more than ten degrees below average. Afternoon highs will climb into the low 50s with wind chill values in the low 40s.

It will be mostly clear and cold tonight. A Freeze Warning is in effect Thursday morning for central Indiana, as temperatures fall to the freezing mark. A Frost Advisory is in effect for south central Indiana. Widespread frost is expected, with a light wind out of the northwest.

Temperatures will rebound into the mid 50s by Thursday afternoon with a light wind.

A few rain showers are likely by Friday late afternoon into the evening. Afternoon highs will be in the low 50s.

Saturday will be a windy day with winds gusting around 25 to 30 mph.

It will be mostly cloudy with a chance of a rain / snow mix late day into Sunday morning.

It'll be a chilly Sunday afternoon with highs in the upper 40s.

Temperatures will finally warm back up into the low 60s for the work week.



Another Freeze Thursday Morning And Timing Out Rain

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A week removed from near-record high temperatures in the mid/upper 80s...many in Central Indiana experienced the first frost/freeze of the season.


Low temperatures ranged from the mid-20s in rural areas to near-freezing in Indianapolis... the coldest since April 29th.


Clear again overnight but a steady southwest wind at 10-15 mph should low temperatures up a bit. So compared to the 20s/lower 30s...expect out-the-door readings Wednesday of 35 to near 40. However, that same wind makes it feel like freezing so plan on layers for kids at the bus stop.


That southwest wind shifts to the northwest Wednesday morning with the passage of a cold front. This ensures another day of high temperatures in the 50s and much cooler than average.


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This is also sets the stage for another widespread frost/freeze Thursday morning. But it's followed by beautiful blue sky Thursday and temperatures rebounding nicely into the mid/upper 50s.

We're still targeting Friday afternoon/evening for the next bout of rain showers. This doesn't bode well for dry conditions during Operation Football. Also of note...medium range models continue to depict a decent piece of upper energy moving across the Great Lakes/Ohio Valley between Saturday-Sunday mornings.

There's diversion in data on timing, location, and intensity... but this feature could bring a round of wind-whipped rain showers to parts of Central Indiana that could mix with ice pellets and/or snow later Saturday with some lake enhancement too. Stay tuned for updates - Sean Ash



More Frosts This Week - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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A chilly evening is shaping up for tonight... temperatures fall into the mid 40s by the end of the Fleetwood Mac show at Banker's Life Fieldhouse.

The sky clears overnight and temperatures fall back into the upper 30s. It won't be "as" cold tonight as compared last night with the help of a west wind at 5-10 mph.

A dry cold front will sweep through Central Indiana tomorrow keeping temperatures 13° below average.

Mostly sunny but with winds shifting back from the northwest, highs only rebound to the lower 50s.

Overnight lows Wednesday into Thursday morning will prompt widespread frost again dropping to near 32°.

Patchy frost will be possible again this weekend Saturday and Sunday nights with lows in the mid 30s.

Thursday will be quiet and sunny albeit unseasonably cool still. Highs in the mid 50s.

Our next chance of rain returns Friday afternoon -- scattered showers linger into the evening. It'll be a cool rain too with temps holding steady in the lower 50s for Operation Football.

Rain clears out for Saturday but it'll be a breezy start to the weekend.

The long-range pattern looks slightly warmer with highs pushing 60 to start next week.