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Wintry Mess Today - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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Scattered snow showers will be most likely north of the I-70 corridor during the afternoon with a light rain/sleet mix along the I-70 corridor and mainly rain across the southern half of the state.

Temperatures remain below freezing north -- holding steady in the low to mid 30s across the rest of the state.

This system exits mainly after 5 p.m. Sunday with a few lingering flurries into Monday morning.

Most areas receiving snow will see up to an inch creating slick travel on untreated surfaces.

Areas along the I-70 corridor including the Indianapolis metro will see around a dusting of snow with sleet mixing in at times creating slippery travel conditions.

The rest of Monday and most of Tuesday will be dry with highs in the mid to upper 30s.

Clouds linger for most of the day on Monday with snow chances dwindling into the afternoon.


We are tracking a tricky weather system for late Tuesday and Wednesday. Snow moves in first after 1 AM Wednesday then changes to a wintry mix with the threat for snow and freezing rain through early Wednesday morning with temperatures near freezing.

Temperatures eventually rebound into the 40s in the afternoon -- changing all frozen precipitation over to rain.

The long-term weather pattern does look overall a bit warmer. Highs will return to the 40s and 50s late next week into next weekend.



Slippery Sunday - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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The next weather system arrives on Sunday. It will bring precipitation mainly in the form of snow, however, there is a chance of some light freezing rain from I-70 and points north.

The best chance of freezing rain will be from mid morning through early afternoon. A few hundredths of an inch is possible with some slick roads likely.

It will likely transition into snow early afternoon and will taper off by late evening. Only a dusting of snow is expected in south central Indiana with less than one inch possible for the rest of central Indiana.

Afternoon highs will climb into the mid 30s.

Monday will be a dry and cloudy day with temperatures running below normal, in the upper 30s.

Tuesday will be dry with a bit more sunshine and temperatures will start off in the upper teens and climb to near 40 degrees.

Another systems arrives on Wednesday, bringing snow that will transition to rain during the day.



Snow Arriving Sunday - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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We start the weekend on a dry note with seasonally pleasant weather through central Indiana. Look for mostly sunny skies today with highs near 37.

Our next weather system will bring a mix of snow, sleet and rain through the day tomorrow. The first snow flakes are possible beginning after 3 AM early Sunday.

Sunday with snow most likely for areas north of I-70. Look for a rain/sleet mix along the I-70 corridor, and mainly rain across the southern half of the state.

Snow will be the primary precipitation type across the northern half of the state where temperatures remain at or below average through the day Sunday.

Sleet will mix in along the I-70 corridor where temperatures rebound just above freezing in the afternoon with rain south.

Moisture will be limited to areas south so this event will have the biggest impact on the northern half of the state.

Areas that receive mainly snow north are looking at 1-2" through the course of the day on Sunday with areas along the I-70 corridor including the Indianapolis metro picking up less than 1" with sleet mixing in.

This won't be a major event but slick roadways are certainly possible.

The rest of Monday and most of Tuesday will be dry with highs in the mid to upper 30s.

We are tracking a tricky weather system for late Tuesday and Wednesday next week. There will be the chance for snow late Tuesday. That snow then changes to a wintry mix with the threat for snow and freezing rain early Wednesday.

We are forecasting warmer air to arrive later in the day Wednesday to change the precipitation to all rain. We will watch this one closely and keep you updated.

The long-term weather pattern does look overall a bit warmer. Highs will return to the 40s and 50s late next week into next weekend.



Back to Winter - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Clouds will increase this afternoon with a breezy wind out of the northwest from 10 to 20 mph. Temperatures will be near steady, in the upper 20s.

Another system will move over the Ohio River Valley later tonight into Saturday morning. Snow showers will become likely for south central Indiana with accumulations up to one inch possible. Snow will arrive after 8pm this evening and will taper off by 8am Saturday. Temperatures will fall into the upper teens and low 20s.

There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for southern Indiana tonight.

Most of Saturday will be mostly cloudy and below normal with highs in the mid 30s.

The next system will move in on Sunday. Light snow will be possible throughout the day with a dusting possible. Afternoon highs will climb into the low 30s.

Monday will be quite with some sunshine. Afternoon highs will climb into the upper 30s.

Tuesday will be cloudy with highs near 40s.

A wintry mix of rain, freezing rain and snow look possible on Wednesday. There is still low confidence with this system, so please keep checking back.



From 50s to Snow Chances - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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We are tracking 2 weather systems for the end of the week and the weekend. The first arrives later Friday afternoon and will bring snow chances to the southern half of the state. Snowfall potential is around an inch or less from about Bloomington, Nashville and Columbus south. Where there is a higher chance for a couple of inches of snow, there is a winter weather advisory in effect. This includes the southern counties near the Ohio River.

This system moves out quickly and Saturday will be dry and chilly, with afternoon temperatures in the 30s.

The second system arrives on Sunday. This system will bring a better snow chance for all of central Indiana. Right now accumulations will be minor and around inch or so. Remember it didn't take much snow last Sunday to cause slick roads.

Monday and Tuesday look quiet and near 40 degrees. There will be a tricky storm system to track late Tuesday into Wednesday next week. Right now there is a the threat for a wintry mix. We will keep you updated.



Lovin' This Valentine's Day - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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It will be a mild Valentine’s day with breezy winds out of the south.

Winds will gust around 25 mph today with temperatures climbing into the upper 40s to near 50 degrees.

A cold front will swing through late tonight. There isn’t much moisture in the atmosphere but there is a chance of a spotty shower.

A few flurries will be possible as temperatures fall into the mid 20s. it will still be breezy during the overnight with gusts around 20 mph possible.

Friday will be colder, thanks to the cold front. Any flurries will taper off by mid morning. It will remain cloudy with highs in the low 30s.

Another system will move over the Ohio River Valley late Friday night. This will bring a better chance of snow showers, mainly for areas south of I-70.

The timing for snow is after 8pm Friday into Saturday morning, tapering off before 8am Saturday. An inch or two of snow accumulation is possible.

A gradual clearing will continue for Saturday with mostly sunny skies and highs in the low to mid 30s.

Another round of light snow showers will be possible early Sunday morning into the afternoon. Highs will be in the low 30s.

Monday looks quiet, dry and cold with a chance of a few snow showers again late day Tuesday.

A wintry mix is possible Wednesday with highs in the upper 30s.



Finally Some Sun... For Now.

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After the wettest first twelve days of February since 1894... it's nice to bask in sunshine across Central Indiana!

The bright sky is a bit deceiving due to a blustery wind making afternoon high temperatures in the 30s feel more like the teens and 20s.

A breezy night and Valentine's Day on tap with gusts over 30 mph at times. But the wind from the south-southwest also delivers our warmest highs of the next week Thursday afternoon when most hit 50.

The "warmer" day is provided by a rather gusty south-southwesterly wind that gusts over 30 mph at times Thursday.

This is despite a mainly cloudy sky on Valentine's Day, but a mainly dry day until late evening.

Rain showers mix with snow showers Thursday night-predawn Friday as a cold front moves across the state to bring colder air to finish the week. Highs Friday struggle into the lower 30s and we'll be monitoring a clipper system Friday night for snow potential... especially south of I-70.

It's a close call whether this system brings accumulation to the Indy metro area, but the odds of accumulation increase south of I-70 and near the Ohio River.

It's conceivable cities like Bloomington, Columbus, Seymour, and Bedford may reach Winter Weather Advisory criteria for slick travel between 8 PM Friday and 8 AM Saturday. This is a quick-hitter and most of the area enjoys a partly cloudy sky Saturday and highs in the mid-30s.

Another system quickly approaches Sunday and brings a wintry mix to the entire region and possibly snow and/or ice accumulation. Check back for updates on both systems - Sean Ash



Warming to the 50s - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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It'll still breezy today with wind gusts up to 25 mph through the afternoon.

A little more sun as the day progresses and cooler highs in the mid 30s.

A warm front will lift through for Valentine's Day Thursday increasing our temperatures back near 50 with the help of 25 mph wind gusts from the south.

Mainly cloudy skies through the day.

Highs will range from the mid 40s north to the lower 50s south.

Temperatures fall through the lower 40s tomorrow evening. It'll be mainly dry until about 10 PM as rain pushes in along a cold front.

It'll also get windy again -- 30-40 mph wind gusts possible through the evening.

Light rain showers continue into the early overnight hours as temperatures drop into the 30s.

Any leftover moisture could transition to light snow early Friday morning.

Partly cloudy with highs in the lower 30s Friday afternoon.

Latest data suggest a quick-moving system arriving Friday night with snow potential for the southern half of the state into early Saturday morning.

This will exit early and we'll have a dry Saturday afternoon with highs in the 30s.

Yet another system is in the forecast for Sunday with some accumulating snow potential, especially across northern Indiana as rain looks to be the primary precipitation type across southern Indiana Sunday.

Temperature remain unseasonably cold through early next week with highs in the low to mid 30s.



Snowy, Windy, Colder Afternoon With Slick Evening

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*** Wind Advisory 4 PM Tuesday - 4 AM Wednesday For Gusts 40+ MPH***

Rain now changing to snow around the Indy metro area and it's been snowing for nearly an hour in western Indiana. Snow rates will be moderate to heavy, but much of this initial batch melts on roads.

But with temperatures continuing to drop, and heavier snow showers and/or squalls developing, we're expecting slick conditions for the evening commute.


Temperatures near freezing for many by 5 PM and go below freezing by midnight. Accumulations range from dusting to locally an inch in heavier bursts. It will be a good idea to get up early and check on road conditions with a longer morning commute for some Wednesday.

This storm system also delivers a windy punch with gusts of 40+ mph at times from this afternoon into tonight. Blustery conditions with snow showers linger in Wednesday morning before easing.

The active, wintry pattern continues into the weekend... but is preceded by a Valentine's Day warm-up to near 50°. Some showers are possible Thursday evening but more likely overnight.

A quick burst of rain/snow moves across the state Friday morning along a cold front that pushes highs back down into the 30s. Latest data suggest a quick-moving system arriving Friday night with snow potential for the southern half of the state into early Saturday morning.

Yet another system is in the forecast for Sunday with some accumulating snow potential. Please follow the forecast closely with multiple snow chances in the days ahead - Sean Ash



Rain To Snow With Gusty Wind - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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Overnight heavy rain is now leading to areas of dense fog through Central Indiana.

The rain will begin to fill back in this afternoon as temperatures hold above freezing until a cold front drops temps in the early evening.

We'll still be in the "warm sector" as the cold front approaches this afternoon bringing the return of rain.

Behind the front, temperatures will begin to fall back into the 30s and near freezing around 5 PM. Leftover moisture will begin the transition from rain to snow for the evening.

The wind begins to pick up on the backside of this system -- a Wind Advisory will go into effect for all of Central Indiana from 4 PM to 4 AM Wednesday. Winds will gust from the west up to 40-45 mph at times.

Keep in mind we have a very saturated ground from recently rainfall and the combination of this with the gusty winds could lead to downed trees and possible power outages during the evening and overnight tonight.

The snow won't amount to much but be cautious of slick spots developing tonight into Wednesday morning.

Light snow showers linger into Wednesday morning with temps in the lower 20s and single-digit wind chill values.

Wind chills remain in the 20s with seasonably cold highs in the upper 30s under a mostly to partly cloudy sky. Winds continue to gust up to 30 mph Wednesday.

Valentine's Day looks dry with clouds and a few rain showers arriving in the evening. Highs approach 50 before another cold front brings a drop in temps overnight Thursday into Friday. Rain changes to snow during the first part of the day on Friday and temps will be overall much cooler in the 20s and 30s.

Cooler-than-average temps settle in for the weekend with highs in the lower 30s and lows in the 20s. A few chances of light snow early Saturday and again Sunday afternoon.



From Fog and Rain to Snow - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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It will be an active 24-36 hours of weather for central Indiana. Monday night will be soggy and foggy. The fog will reduce visibility and the rain may cause more lowland flooding. Most of central Indiana is under a flood watch through Tuesday morning, with the threat for an addtional 1-1.5" of rain. Remember our ground is saturated and any additional heavy rain will quickly cause standing water.

The heaviest rain will end early Tuesday. There will still be a few lingering showers. A cold front will move through the area during the afternoon hours, with a few areas of heavy rain possible. It will also start to get windy. Behind the front, it will be get colder and there will be some snow showers. Here is the timeline for rain to snow with FutureTrak13.

Snowfall potential is on the low side, but a quick inch or so will be just enough for some slick roads Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.



Heavy Rain to Snow Tuesday - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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Rain has mainly been contained to the southern part of the state so far today but will become more widespread this evening.

Temperatures hold steady in the upper 30s/lower 40s through the afternoon and evening.

Rain begins to lift northward and becomes widespread through central Indiana by 8 PM.

Heavy rain will be likely through the state during the overnight and into early Tuesday as a warm front lifts through.

Tuesday will be a transitional day as a warm front lifts in early taking temperatures into the mid-40s. Then a swift-moving cold front begins to drop temperatures into the 30s in the afternoon. That's when we're going from rain to snow as colder air returns

Many locations get a new 1" to 2" of rain through the day and overnight keeping the flooding threat high.

A Flood Watch remains in effect for areas along and south of I-70 through Tuesday morning.

Temperatures will climb into the low to mid 40s during the first part of the day Tuesday. Pockets of heavy rain will be possible along a cold front around midday.

Temperatures fall back into the 30s behind a cold front after lunchtime and rain will begin to transition to snow.

The snow won't amount to much -- but a quick burst of snow could bring a dusting to less than 1" through Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

It'll also be windy with gusts possibly exceeding 40 mph Tuesday night. Temperatures fall into the lower 20s with wind chills in the single digits and temps near 20 by Wednesday morning.

After a quiet, brighter Wednesday with highs in the upper 30s, temperatures soar into the 50s Thursday into early Friday. It gets sloppy again Thursday night as long-range weather models disagree on when arctic air moves in to change rain to snow during the course of the day on Friday.

Light accumulations will be possible, so make sure to check back for Friday and Saturday plans.