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Soggy Start; Sunny Finish - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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The soggy weather pattern continues into the start of the weekend as a large weather system brings rain to much of the eastern U.S.

Scattered showers will be likely through the day, especially through central and southern Indiana.

Temperatures hold steady in the mid 40s with a strong northeast breeze, gusting to 30 mph at times.

Showers become less numerous this evening and eventually taper off overnight.

Skies remain cloudy with lows in the mid 30s by Sunday morning.

We start Sunday with lingering clouds but some sunshine to finish off the day.

The forecast looks great for the Colts vs. Cowboys with chilly temps in the 30s at Touchdown Town rebounding to 50° for the post-game.

Sunday will be an unseasonably warm day over with high temps 10°+ above average in the upper 40s/lower 50s.

The sky continues to clear into Sunday evening.

A dry cold front will push through on Monday, keeping the sunshine around but bringing the return of arctic air. High temperatures will be near 40 both Monday and Tuesday with lows in the upper 20s.

A quick warm-up Wednesday takes highs back near 50 before a wet weather system brings rain in Thursday. As temperatures fall on the backside of that system, leftover rain will possibly mix with snow by Friday morning into the afternoon.

It appears the colder air will stick around through the weekend leading up to Christmas Day. Make sure to check back for that all important holiday forecast over the next week.



Rainy Start to Weekend - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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An area of low pressure will slowly drift east along the Ohio River Valley today and tomorrow.

Showers will be on and off through the day today with cloudy skies and highs in the upper 40s to near 50°.

Showers will continue this evening and the winds will increase.

Pockets of heavy rain will be possible overnight with temperatures falling into the low 40s.

Saturday will be rainy and breezy. Winds will gust around 25 mph with winds out of the northeast.

Rain will taper off by evening with highs in the low to mid 40s.

An area of high pressure will build in and a gradually clearing will allow temperatures to fall into the low to mid 30s Sunday morning.

Sunday will be pleasant and mild with partly sunny skies and highs in the upper 40s. Great tailgating weather for the Colts!

A quiet and dry pattern will continue through mid week with temperatures running above normal.

Colder and wetter conditions will return on Thursday, with rain changing over to snow.



Wet at Times But Mild - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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A few showers will be possible this afternoon with temperatures climbing into the low 40s.

Temperatures will hold near steady this evening. Scattered showers will be possible this evening with cloudy skies overnight.

Friday will be cloudy and breezy with highs in the upper 40s.

Showers will be possible by afternoon and then will be likely by evening.

It will also be breezy Friday evening.

Rain will continue into Saturday, tapering off during the afternoon. It will still be mild, with highs in the mid 40s.

Rain will come to an end by Saturday evening with a gradual clearing. Temperatures will fall into the upper 20s.

Sunday will be the weather pick of the weekend. It will be partly sunny with high in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees.

The mild temperatures will still around next week with rain chances holding off until Thursday.



Fog, Drizzle, And Rainy Stretch Begins Thursday

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It turned out to be a relatively "mild" day in Central Indiana with highs in the mid 40s to lower 50s south of I-70. The trade-off was a gusty southwest wind up to 30 mph.

A weak front moves through this evening with only slight odds of a rain/snow shower. However, it does set the stage for moisture pooling along this boundary overnight to increase low clouds and locally dense fog late tonight into Thursday.

Thursday is colder, raw day with areas of dense fog and some showers developing in the afternoon. Temperatures struggle to go from near 30° in the morning to lower 40s in the afternoon.

Rain increases over Central Indiana Thursday into Friday... which will be a rather wet day with breezy conditions, but with highs in the 40s. Wind-whipped rain lingers Friday night into the first-half of Saturday.

Rainy conditions begin the weekend as the center of the system spins across Kentucky. Though we're still expecting rain to diminish Saturday afternoon... areas south of I-70 may remain in showers much of Saturday.

The entire state returns to tranquil conditions Sunday and this beings a pleasant stretch of days for December standards. Highs Sunday into the middle of next week will mostly be 5°-10° above average.



Morning Freezing Fog; Warming Temps - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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We're monitoring visibility and road conditions closely this morning as a low cloud/fog layer expands over Central Indiana. In some areas this layer stays just above ground but in other areas it reaches the surface...with near-zero visibility.

Those areas of dense fog will create a glaze on untreated surfaces and put black ice in play for the morning commute.

Visibility is ner a 0.25 mi through the middle part of the state. Allow extra time for travel until this low lying cloud deck begins to lift around midday.

Low clouds may hang tough early in the day on Monday before a brightening sky in the afternoon with hazy sunshine.

As a result there is big bust potential with the high temperature forecast. It's conceivable if the deck lasts long enough some areas struggle to hit 30 degrees while temps climb into the mid 30s elsewhere.

We're slightly warmer for Tuesday with mostly sunny skies and winds shifting from the southwest.

Highs rebounding into the lower 40s -- the "normal" for this time of year.

Wednesday's highs are again back in the lower 40s before our next weather system arrives. First rain moves in late in the day, possibly mixing with snow in the late evening and overnight as temperatures fall near freezing.

This marks the return of an unsettled pattern with shower chances again Thursday evening into Friday. Temperatures remain right at or just above the season average in the low to mid 40s into next weekend.



Black Ice And Low Clouds Monday Morning

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We're monitoring visibility and road conditions closely Monday morning as we expect a low cloud/fog layer to expand over Central Indiana. In some areas this layer stays just above ground but in other areas it reaches the surface...with near-zero visibility.

Those areas of dense fog will create a glaze on untreated surfaces and put black ice in play of the Monday morning commute. Though it may not be widespread, it would be impactful where/when/if it develops. Please get up and watch WTHR Sunrise for the latest before heading out Monday morning.

Low clouds may hang tough early in the day on Monday before a brightening sky in the afternoon with hazy sunshine. As a result there is big bust potential with the high temperature forecast. It's conceivable if the deck lasts long enough some areas struggle to hit 30 degrees.

Tuesday is much of the same before a rain/snow mix becomes possible Wednesday. This marks the return of an unsettled pattern with shower chances Thursday and Friday too... though data diverges on a timing, coverage, and storm intensity later in the week. Expect the 7 day forecast to possibly change significantly in the coming days.



Patchy Low Visibility And Slick Spots Monday Morning

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Just a heads up that we're expecting areas of dense fog to develop late tonight and into the Monday morning commute. While locally dense fog may drop visibility to near zero in spots... combined with sub-freezing temperatures also means slick spots may develop as that moisture freezes on contact to untreated surfaces.

Though it may not be widespread, this would have implications on the the Monday morning commute. Please get up and watch WTHR Sunrise for the latest before heading out Monday morning.

Otherwise expect abundant sun and seasonably chilly highs in the 30s. Tuesday is much of the same before a rain/snow mix becomes possible Wednesday. This marks the return of an unsettled pattern with shower chances Thursday and Friday too... though data diverges on a timing, coverage, and storm intensity later in the week. Expect the 7 day forecast to possibly change significantly in the coming days.



Sunny Stretch Starts the Week - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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Quiet weather prevails for this Sunday as central Indiana sits just a few hundred miles north of a major wintry system impacting the southeastern United States up through the Carolinas.

Plan ahead if any travels plans take you in that direction.

We get sunshine this afternoon followed by continued clear skies into the evening and overnight.

Temperatures will rebound into the mid 30s this afternoon -- quite the improvement after only hitting a high near 27 yesterday.

It'll be another clear and cold one overnight with temperatures falling into the upper teens with single-digit wind chill values, so plan ahead for a frosty start to Monday.

With a high pressure system in play, quiet weather continues through the first part of the week with mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid 30s Monday rebounding into the lower 40s by Tuesday afternoon.

The pattern becomes slightly more active with a chance of rain returning late Wednesday. With temperatures dropping to near freezing Thursday morning, lingering moisture could fall as a brief wintry mix.

Expect some dry time Thursday afternoon.

Rain again will be possible Friday into Saturday morning with seasonally warm high temperatures in the low-to-mid 40s continuing through next weekend.



Dry But Cold Trend - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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It was a cold day today with temperatures only moving 10 degrees.

Indianapolis started off with a low of 17° and only rebounded to 27°.

The skies will remain mostly cloudy this evening with a slow partial clearing overnight. That will allow temperatures to dip in the upper teens once again.

High clouds will be around on Sunday but it will be brighter and a bit warmer too.

A southerly system that is bringing heavy rain and heavy snow will stay south of Indiana.

Temperatures will climb into the mid 30s.

High pressure will continue to dominate the Great Lakes through mid week. Monday and Tuesday will be sunny and dry with highs in the mid to upper 30s.

Clouds will increase Wednesday with a chance of a rain and snow mix by late afternoon. Temperatures will climb into the low 40s.

Rain will be likely by Thursday afternoon, if not before. Temperatures will climb into the mid 40s.

Friday looks rainy and windy with afternoon temperatures in the mid 40s.

Rain will continue Friday night into Saturday. Temperatures will slowly fall in Saturday, allowing rain to change over to some snow.



Dry, Quiet Pattern Moves In - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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It will be a sunny and dry day with temperatures rebounding into the upper 20s to near 30 degrees.

It will be mostly clear and cold again this evening with temperatures falling back into the mid teens.

The cold and quiet pattern will continue into the weekend. Clouds will increase Saturday with highs in the low 30s.

There will be a mix of sun and clouds Sunday with highs in the mid 30s.

A southern storm system will miss central Indiana this weekend. There are warnings and watches already out for the Appalachians, where snow and ice will be likely.

Monday will be sunny and a bit warmer, although still below normal, with highs in the upper 30s.

Temperatures will finally get back into the low 40s by Wednesday with a chance of a wintry mix of rain and snow by late day.

A light wintry mix will be possible Thursday with rain becoming likely on Friday with windy conditions.



Falling Temperatures May Cause Slick Roads - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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Rain and snow fell on Thursday. Accumulations were less than an inch across most of central Indiana and roads were mainly wet. Those wet roads may turn icy overnight. Untreated roads might still be slick through early Friday. It is a good idea to allow extra travel time, as temperatures fall.

Temperatures will be in the upper teens and lower 20s early Friday morning. Friday will be cold, but there is some sunshine in the forecast. Afternoon temperatures will only be near 30 degrees.

We are tracking a developing winter storm system that is still forecast to stay to our south this weekend. It will be close enough for some clouds, but the ice and snow will stay across parts of Kentucky and Tennessee. Saturday afternoon will be cold and in the lower 30s. High temperatures reach the middle and upper 30s on Sunday, with more clouds than sunshine. As that southern weather system moves east, we will get back into some sunshine early next week.

It won't be as cold next week, with highs in the 40s Tuesday through Friday. We are forecasting our next weather system for late Wednesday into Thursday. Right now this looks like a mainly rain event, with the best chance for showers on Thursday.



Timing Thursday Snow - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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There will be a break from the snow showers tonight. It will be mostly cloudy and cold overnight, with low temperatures falling back into the middle 20 for early Thursday.

We are forecasting a dry start to Thursday, but there is a fast moving weather system that will arrive late morning and bring the threat for more snow. Right now we are forecasting a quick inch to inch and a half of snow on Thursday.

Here is the timeline for snow on Thursday with FutureTrak13.

Behind this weather system, we are tracking another blast of colder air.

Morning temperatures will fall into the teens for Friday and near 20 for Saturday. Afternoon temperatures both days will only reach the lower 30s. There will be some sun on Friday, but mostly cloudy skies are forecast for the weekend.

There is a developing winter storm system that will track just to our south this weekend. This system will bring the threat for snow from Oklahoma to Kentucky. We will track it closely because any shift to the north will bring snow into the southern part of Indiana Sunday into early Monday.