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Windy Wednesday - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Kelly Greene

A cloudy, windy fall afternoon is in store today. Winds will be out of the northwest, sustained from 15 to 25 mph. Gusts could be 30 to 35 mph at times.

Afternoon highs will struggle to climb into the upper 40s to near 50°.

It will remain cloudy and breezy this evening. Winds will continue to turn out of the northwest, gusting around 20 mph. Temperatures will fall near 40°.

The skies will gradually clear out Thursday morning with breezy winds. Afternoon highs will climb into the mid 50s.

Patchy frost will be possible Friday morning, with lows in the upper 30s.

After a cool start, Friday will be a pleasant day as the winds will be lighter and out of the south. Afternoon highs will climb into the upper 50s and low 60s.

Most of Saturday will be partly sunny and dry. Temperatures will climb above average, into the upper 60s to near 70°.

There is a low chance of a shower or two late Saturday night.

Sunday will be sunny and mild with highs in the low 70s.

Scattered showers will be possible late Sunday night into Monday morning. Showers and a few thunderstorms will be likely on Monday, along a cold front. Afternoon highs will be near normal, in the mid to upper 60s.

Tuesday will be chilly and breezy with highs in the upper 50s.



Live Doppler 13 Forecast for 10/14/19 - Evening Update

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Chuck Lofton

It’s calm and beautiful in Indiana tonight, but we will see some big changes in the next 24 to 36 hours.

Temperatures drop into the low 40s this evening and with low humidity and little wind, things will be calm.

Our leaves have some partial color now but that will accelerate as we bring in some cool and wet weather beginning Tuesday afternoon, evening and early Wednesday.

The cold front that will trigger off the change moves out Wednesday and the daily highs will drop 20 degrees from Tuesday to Wednesday.

After that a mild pattern takes over with increasing temperatures until Sunday when we will bring our next chance of rain in the forecast.

Look for dry weather if you are visiting Brown County or the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival from Wednesday thru Saturday.



Live Doppler 13 Weather Forecast - 10/13/2019 Evening Update

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Chuck Lofton

No question about it…we had a beautiful day today. Temps were in the mid 60s and we had a sapphire blue sky.

Let’s keep the good times rolling with a beautiful display of the Full Hunter’s Moon tonight. Peak was technically at 5:08 p.m. but because of the clear skies, we will see the brilliance of the moon all night. The Full Hunter’s Moon comes after the Harvest Moon and the closes full moon to the Autumn Equinox.

Now to the weather. A very deep low pressure ridge is powering chilly air to the south. It will be cold tonight.

Much of Indiana will be under a Frost Advisory from 5 a.m. until 9 a.m. tomorrow. It will be a cold one so a warm coat will be required on the way to work and school tomorrow.

The week ahead will see real ups and downs and cold fronts will be the catalyst to change.

For instance a cold front could bring us some decent amounts of rain Tuesday late into early Wednesday and just look the 7 day forecast and you will see temperatures below average for several days but also a pretty good shot at a couple of days over 70.

Remember to watch our weathercasts on WTHR this week for the latest and as always, remember to download the WTHR Weather App.

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The Week Ahead - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Lindsey Monroe

After Saturday where we experienced the coolest morning since mid-April and the coolest daytime high since mid-May, we'll see a warmer day topping out about 10° above yesterday.

A cold dome of air will begin to shift northeast this afternoon allowing for the warmer temperatures.

Staying sunny and breezy with highs back in the low to mid 60s. Southwest wind gusts to 30 mph at times.

Another cold front will push through late tonight, early Monday although this one lacks moisture and will be less intense.

The sky stays clear with outlying locations falling into the upper 30s overnight with lows near 40 elsewhere.

It stays sunny for Columbus Day with slightly cooler highs in the lower 60s.

We'll warm back to near 70 Tuesday afternoon with increased clouds and stray showers as a warm front lifts through central Indiana.

Widespread rain chances will be likely late Tuesday into Wednesday morning as a cold front moves through the state followed by a drop in temperatures for Wednesday with highs only in the mid 50s.

Sunshine and highs in the upper 50s for Thursday warming into the upper 60s Friday.

Temperatures look to stay more moderate with highs near 70 for next weekend with our next rain chance returning.



Frosty start, warmer finish - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Lindsey Monroe

It's been an unseasonably chilly day through central Indiana.

With a low of 34° this morning, it was the coldest start since April 15th. We only reached 54° this afternoon making it the coolest high temperature since May 12th.

It's time to pull out the extra blankets -- overnight tonight will be clear and chilly with lows falling into the upper 30s.

A Frost Advisory will be in effect for the southern half of the state overnight from 2 a.m. to 9 a.m. with temperatures set to drop into the mid 30s. Widespread frost is expected. Bring plants inside if possible or keep them covered to prevent damage.

A cold dome of air will begin to shift northeast for Sunday allowing for slightly warmer temperatures. Staying sunny and breezy with highs back in the low to mid 60s.

High temperatures will range from the low to mid 60s through the state tomorrow.

Another cold front will push through late Sunday, early Monday although this one lacks moisture and will be less intense. It stays sunny for Columbus Day with slightly cooler highs in the lower 60s.

We'll warm back to near 70 Tuesday afternoon before another cold front brings rain chances late Tuesday into Wednesday morning.

Temperatures drop behind the front for Wednesday with highs only in the mid 50s. With the exception of the warmer day Tuesday, the forecast for the next several days remains below average.

Sunshine and highs in the 60s return for the remainder of next week. The next chance of rain moves in late Saturday looking ahead to next weekend.



Sunny but chilly weekend - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Lindsey Monroe

BRRR! Low temperatures this morning fell below freezing in many spots. With a morning low of 34° in Indianapolis, we officially achieved the coolest temp in 180 days dating back to April 15.

Cool, Canadian air has settled into central Indiana behind a potent cold front. Temperatures will run about 10° below average this afternoon with highs only in the mid 50s.

Staying mainly sunny and breezy with southwest gusts up to 25 mph this afternoon.

It's time to pull out the extra blankets because overnight tonight will be clear and chilly with lows falling into the upper 30s.

A cold dome of air will begin to shift northeast for Sunday allowing for slightly warmer temperatures. Skies stay sunny and we will have another breezy day with highs back in the low to mid 60s.

Another cold front will push through late Sunday and early Monday, although this one lacks moisture and will be less intense. It stays sunny for Columbus Day with slightly cooler highs in the lower 60s.

We'll warm back to near 70 Tuesday afternoon before another cold front brings rain chances late Tuesday into Wednesday morning with a drop in temperatures for Wednesday putting highs only in the mid 50s.

Sunshine and highs in the 60s return for the remainder of next week.



Rainy, Raw Evening Ahead

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Sean Ash

Thus far the forecast of a rainy day is playing out across Central Indiana with some locations in excess of a half-inch of rainfall already. Today will go down as our wettest day since late August with additional rain, and possibly some thunderstorms, between now and midnight.

The bigger weather story ultimately is the well-advertised arrival of much colder air late afternoon into evening. At time of posting a sharp cold front was near the Illinois-Indiana border... with temperatures east of the front in the upper 60s and behind the front 40s/50s.

This boundary will be crossing the Indy metro area between 4-5 PM with a rapid drop in temperatures of some 20° in the matter of a few hours. The combination of showers, temperatures in the 40s, a gusty northwest wind, and wind chills in the 30s lead to a raw evening for Operation Football, Luke Bryan, and/or heading into the Pacers game.

Definitely dress for cold, wet conditions and it will be a good idea to have layers and clothing that's waterproof. Showers end west-to-east around midnight with a clearing sky overnight.

Temperatures continue to drop into the lower and mid 30s heading into Saturday morning near/below freezing. A bright but windy weekend ahead that features colder than average highs Saturday in the mid-50s.

Wind gusts Saturday/Sunday afternoons may exceed 35 mph as a strong storm system spins to our north.

Sunday will be warmer in the mid-60s but again with strong gusts in the afternoon/early evening.



Wet Friday with a temperature tumble this evening

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Sean Ash

Weather today requires a wardrobe change from light clothing and rain gear to winter layers. This is due to a well-advertised sharp cold front that moves across the state between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Before the changed arrives, temperatures hover around 70°-75° for much of the day, despite several rounds of rain and thunderstorms. Rain will be heavy at times over the next 12 hours and stronger cells may produce some hail. However, we don't anticipate any severe weather.

The front moves across the Indy metro area between 4 - 6 pm. sending temperatures from near 70° down to near 50° by 7 p.m. Temperatures fall into the 30s/40s by 10 p.m. with wind chills dropping even lower. We highly recommend you layer up, have rain boots, gloves, and hats if you'll be outside for Operation Football games this evening.

The same applies for those attending the made up Luke Bryan concert at Ruoff Music Center. Though the heaviest rain rates likely move east after 6 PM... a steady drizzle is expected to continue to around midnight. The falling temperatures and dampness make for a raw evening outside.

Overnight clouds clear but a brisk northwest wind continues, sending temperatures to their coldest levels locally since April. We're forecasting lows of 32° to 37° which likely leads to Freeze Watches for parts of the viewing area heading into Saturday morning. Wind may be strong enough to prevent widespread frost, but temperatures will be cold enough that you'll want to cover-up or bring in your plants.

A rather brisk and cold Saturday morning features a bright sky. But despite the early day sunshine, afternoon temperatures only manage to reach the mid to upper 50s with wind gusts exceeding 40 mph at times.

Sunday will be warmer with highs in the 60s but remains windy with gusts again close to 40 mph.



Timing Friday Rain and a Temperature Tumble - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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Angela Buchman

A stray shower is possible tonight, but most of the rain will fall on Friday. Grab the umbrella for scattered showers and maybe a thunderstorm on Friday. Here is the timeline for rain with FutureTrak13.

We are tracking a powerful cold front that will drop temperatures from the 70s to the 40s in just a few hours Friday evening. The rain will end late Friday evening.

Temperatures will fall into the middle and upper 30s. We are thinking there will be enough wind that a frost threat will be minimized but some patchy frost is possible early Saturday.

Saturday will be windy and chilly, with afternoon temperatures only in the 50s. There is some sunshine in the forecast this weekend and the warmer day will be Sunday, as highs rebound back into the 60s.



Tumbling Temperatures - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Kelly Greene

An area of high pressure has been providing the dry and quiet pattern. The back side of this system will impact central Indiana with southerly breezes. Afternoon highs will climb into the upper 70s to near 80°. The record of 88° set in 2010 will stay safe, but temperatures will be running well above average. Skies will be partly sunny.

Clouds will increase late tonight. A spotty shower is possible overnight with lows in the mid 60s.

A strong cold front will push in on Friday. A few scattered showers will be possible Friday morning with showers becoming likely by mid afternoon. There is low confidence in rain in the morning, so temperatures should still climb back into the mid 70s.

As the front starts to arrive, showers and a few storms will become likely.

Temperatures will take a drastic drop Friday evening.

Winds will be gusting around 25 mph with wind whipped rain into early Saturday morning. Temperatures will fall into the upper 30s and low 40s.

A gradual clearing will return Saturday morning. It will be sunny by afternoon with breezy winds, gusting around 30 mph at times.

Sunday will be warmer but still breezy with gusts around 30 mph and highs in the mid 60s.

Monday looks dry and pleasant with spotty shower chances returning Tuesday.



Big Temperatures Swings this Week - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Kelly Greene

It will be another beautiful fall day across central Indiana. After a cool start, temperatures will rebound into the mid 70s this afternoon under sunny skies.

It will be clear and cool tonight but temperatures will still run more than 10 degrees above average. Wake up temperatures will be in the upper 50s.

Thursday will be warmer yet, with partly sunny skies and highs in the upper 70s to near 80°.

Changes will start to arrive on Friday. A Canadian upper low will drop across the Midwest, bringing the coldest air of the season.

Temperatures will still have a chance to climb into the mid to upper 70s Friday afternoon. Temperatures will fall quick behind the front.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be likely by late afternoon and will taper off Saturday morning.

Temperatures will fall into the upper 30s Saturday morning.

Saturday will be breezy with gusts around 30 mph at times. It will be sunny by afternoon with afternoon highs only climbing into the mid 50s.

Sunday will be pleasant and seasonal with lows in the mid 40s and afternoon highs in the mid 60s.



Warming back up - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Lindsey Monroe

Temperatures will recover this afternoon into the upper 60s/lower 70s under a mainly sunny sky.

These are fairly seasonal temperatures with an average daytime high this time of year of 68 (for Indianapolis).

Temperatures cool back through the 60s this evening with a clear sky.

With a combination of clear skies and a light east breeze, overnight lows will drop back into the 40s overnight.

The average overnight low temperature right now is 47 (for Indianapolis) so while it might seem rather chilly, it isn't out of the ordinary.

Tomorrow will be nearly a repeat of today with a cool start to the day warming into the mid 70s in the afternoon. Skies remain mostly sunny through the day with more clouds developing in the evening and overnight.

We'll continue with the upward trend of temperatures through Thursday and Friday with highs back near 80. A potent early-season cold front will bring a big time drop in temps heading into the weekend.

Along with the drastic drop in temperatures will be a chance of showers during the second half of the day on Friday through early Saturday morning.

Temps will run 10-15° cooler on Saturday as compared to Friday. It'll also be rather breezy this weekend behind the departing system with 30-40 mph wind gusts possible.