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Weather This Week - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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Here is a snapshot of the weather this week.

As the sky continues to clear this evening and overnight, colder air settles into central Indiana. Prepare for a cold morning Tuesday with temps in the mid 20s. You might have to scrape a little frost off of your car early Tuesday

Sunshine is in the forecast for the next few days but it remains unseasonably chilly Tuesday afternoon with highs in the upper 40s -- we should be in the mid 50s this time of year.

More mild air arrives on Wednesday with highs in the upper 50s.

Clouds increase on Thursday out ahead of our next weather system. A few showers will be possible too. Warmer and windy with highs back near 60.

More widespread rain moves in for Friday into next Saturday. A strong southerly breeze takes temps into the lower 60s Friday afternoon. Highs will still be in the upper 50s early Saturday afternoon before a strong cold front comes through.

We'll fall back below freezing to start next Sunday as the rain exits. Highs stay cold near 40.



Late Night/Overnight Storms - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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Severe storms have developed along a cold front just back to our west prompting several warnings through southern Illinois and Missouri this evening.

Radar update just before 8 PM highlighting the Severe Thunderstorm Watch that is in effect for parts of Illinois and Missouri through 10 PM CDT.

Storms are still on track to impact the southern half of the state -- expect them to impact western Indiana first just before midnight.

Storms are not expected to reach severe limits by the time they reach Indiana but could contain heavy rain, strong wind gusts and small hail.

The strongest of the storms come to an end around 3-4 AM as the atmosphere loses a bit of steam.

Lingering garden-variety rain showers will continue for the Monday morning drive -- be prepared for wet pavement and allow extra time for the early commute.

Temperatures hold steady in the low to mid 40s through the morning then only recover into the upper 40s in the afternoon. The sky clears allowing for late afternoon sunshine.

Sunshine dominates for Tuesday but it remains unseasonably chilly with highs in the upper 40s. More mild temps take back over Wednesday as sunshine continues with highs in the upper 50s.

Thursday will feature more clouds and stray showers with highs in the lower 60s.

Our next weather system brings more widespread rain and a chance of a few storms in for Friday into next Saturday. Temperatures will fall from the lower 60s Friday afternoon into the lower 50s to start Saturday and eventually into the 40s Saturday afternoon along a cold front.



Sunny start, rain returns tomorrow - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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It's a pleasant start to the weekend with sunshine through the afternoon with seasonal highs near 54.

Clouds increase this evening with a few rain showers developing overnight. Temperatures hold steady in the upper 30s.

There will be a few morning rain showers, especially across the northern half of the state, before the rain becomes more widespread throughout central Indiana Sunday afternoon around midday.

Temperatures will warm into the 50s (and some 60s south) in the early evening as a warm front lifts through. We'll also get a break from the rain at this point too.

Thunderstorms develop along a cold front that will arrive Sunday evening from west to east beginning around 10 AM.

Storms are not expected to be severe thunder, lightning, and brief heavy rain is possible.

The heavy rain wraps up during the overnight and a few lighter showers linger through Monday morning.

Cooler and drier air takes back over for Monday afternoon. We'll see some late-day sunshine but with temperatures that will run 10° cooler-than-average.

Sunshine dominates for Tuesday but it remains unseasonably chilly with highs in the mid 40s. More mild temps take back over Wednesday as sunshine continues with highs in the mid 50s.

Thursday will feature more clouds with highs in the lower 60s. Our next weather system brings rain in for Friday into next Saturday with highs in the lower 60s and 50s through the start of next weekend.



From Sunshine to Showers This Weekend - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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Skies will be clear and winds will diminish later this evening. This is a recipe for a cold night. Temperatures will drop into the middle 20s by early Saturday.

Saturday starts cold and frosty, but it will end with sunshine and highs 50-55 degrees. Enjoy the sunshine because clouds and the chance for a few showers return on Sunday. It will still be mild and in the 50s on Sunday. The steadiest rain will fall later Sunday into early Monday.

As colder air wraps into the weather system, the rain may mix with snow north. Temperatures will be in the upper 40s early in the day and start to fall late in the day. We are forecasting some late day sun on Monday.

Tuesday will be cool and only in the 40s. A gradual warming trend will bring temperatures into the 50s and 60s later next week.



Frosty Night Ahead But Sunny Saturday

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We're enjoying much more in the way of sunshine today but do expect intervals of low clouds passing through the state between now and sunset. A brisk wind from the north-northwest ramps up this afternoon with gusts over 40 mph possible... if not likely.

This flow keeps temperatures in check with afternoon highs in the 45-48° range and 5-10° colder than average. Dress for the chill if you're heading downtown for the Kelly Clarkson concert.

Clouds and wind diminish overnight to set the stage for frosty cold lows in the lower/mid 20s Saturday morning. Thankfully we'll enjoy plenty of sunshine on Saturday with highs creeping into the 50s during afternoon.

It should be a quiet weather evening for the thousands of people headed to Bankers Life Fieldhouse for the State Basketball Championships Saturday. Good luck to your teams!

Clouds increase Saturday night to keep lows in the upper 30s and serve notice of a weather system that brings periods of rain on Sunday. Rain continues Sunday night into late morning Monday...before a brighter stretch of days returns Tuesday-Wednesday of next week - Sean Ash



Chilly Start to Spring - Weekend Preview - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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The first full day of Spring has been cool. The cool trend will linger into Friday and the start of the weekend. The average high is in the middle 50s, but we don't get there until Sunday afternoon.

Skies will clear briefly tonight, but a reinforcing shot of cooler air arrives on Friday. With that cooler air, we are forecasting clouds and spotty mixed showers. Yes a few more rain and snow showers are possible on Friday. It will be cool and breezy. With some late day sunshine, temperatures reach the middle 40s. It will feel colder than that due to NNW winds near 20mph.

Skies clear and the winds diminish Friday night. This is a recipe for a cold night and we are forecasting middle 20s by Saturday morning. With lots of sunshine on Saturday, temperatures reach 50 degrees during the afternoon hours.

There are more clouds than sunshine in the Sunday forecast, high temperatures reach the middle 50s.

Rain chances return for Sunday night and Monday.



Spring Begins Soggy and Cool

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It is a soggy start to Spring. The rain will be heavy at times through late Wednesday evening. As colder air wraps into the weather system, the rain may mix with some snow. This will be a light wintry mix early Thursday.

The rest of Thursday will be chilly and breezy. With mainly cloudy skies, afternoon temperatures will be in the 40s. Winds are forecast NW near 15mph. A few late day breaks in the clouds are possible. The weather system will move toward the East Coast and intensify. Due to that intensification, colder air will be pushed our way for the end of the week and the start of the weekend. This is the reason we had to adjust the temperatures down.

Friday will start with clouds, but end with some sunshine. It will be breezy again, with afternoon temperatures in the range of 45 to 50 degrees.

Sunshine is in the Saturday forecast, with highs near 50. There are more clouds in the Sunday forecast, but temperatures wil be in the range of 55 to 60 degrees.

There is another chance for rain on Monday and that rain may mix with some snow early Tuesday.



Timeline For Wednesday Rain - Live Doppler 13 Weather Blog

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It will be dry Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. With mostly cloudy skies, it won't be as cold. Temperatures will be in the lower and middle 30s on Wednesday morning. With the delay of the arrival of the rain, we are not forecasting the rain to mix with sleet or snow as it begins. On the back side of the system Thursday morning, there will be lingering clouds and a few flurries. There is another chance for rain to snow in the 7 day forecast.

Rain chances increase late Wednesday morning and showers will linger into Wednesday evening. The steadiest light rain will fall from about 11am to 8pm. The line of light rain will move from NW to SE across the state. Afternoon temperatures will be in the range of 45 to 50 degrees.

Thursday will start with clouds and a few flurries. There is some sunshine in the Thursday afternoon forecast, with highs near 50.

There is sunshine in the Friday forecast, with afternoon temperatures in the upper 40s and lower 50s. Temperatures will be in the range of 50 to 55 degrees on Saturday and near 60 on Sunday. Our analysis of the data originally hinted at a bigger warmup. Right now it looks like central Indiana is just on the edge of that warmup this weekend.

There is another chance for rain on Monday. The rain may briefly mix with snow before it ends late Monday.



Showers Wednesday Followed By Brisk Start To The Weekend

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Another mainly bright day in Central Indiana though high clouds filter the sun more than Monday. However, it doesn't slow down temperatures with afternoon highs in the 50s.

Based on latest guidance we've tweaked a few portions of the forecast. The first is a later arrival time of precipitation on Wednesday... which looks more like midday to afternoon now as opposed to the morning.

This eliminates the possibility of a sleet/snow at the onset and allow temperatures to near 50 in the afternoon compared to low/mid 40s.

In the wake of this low pressure system will be a chance of some scattered flurries/snow showers very early Thursday morning. We're expecting a very slow decrease in cloud cover and highs may struggle to hit 50 Thursday afternoon.
This is a much colder set up than earlier advertised.

Another front comes in from the north-northeast Thursday night-Friday morning. This "back door" cold front set up makes 60s mainly unlikely Friday and Saturday, but we should still enjoy plenty of sunshine.

For now highs in the mid-50s to finish the week and followed by a frosty Saturday morning in the mid-20s as high pressure settles over Central Indiana. Highs near 60 on Sunday despite an increase in clouds.

A shot of unseasonably cold air hits early next week but long-range trends suggest more substantial warmth the latter half of next week. We'll see if that holds - Sean Ash



Warming Trend Follows Mid-Week Rain

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A mix of sun and clouds dotting the sky in Central Indiana on Monday afternoon with seasonably chilly temperatures ranging from upper 30s north to mid/upper 40s south.

Another mainly sunny spring on tap Tuesday after temperatures climb from the 20s in the morning to 50s in the afternoon.

Another reminder that the statewide tornado drill takes place at 10:15 AM Tuesday morning and is a time you should review your severe weather safety plan.

No severe weather this week but a fresh batch of cold rain arrives Wednesday morning and lasts much of the day. It's possible the onset of precipitation may begin with a rain/sleet mix early Wednesday and expect to struggle into the low/mid 40s due to clouds and showers.

The astronomical beginning of spring arrives at 5:58 PM Wednesday with the spring equinox.

This is when the direct rays of the sun pass over the equator on the path into the northern hemisphere. Daylight continues to lengthen and in fact, Indianapolis gains more than two and a half hours between now and the end of May.

Extra daylight eventually leads to warmer temperatures. We'll notice a warm-up this weekend as highs near 60 Friday and should go into the 60s Saturday/Sunday.



Statewide Tornado Drill On Tuesday

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In conjunction with Severe Weather and Flood Preparedness week... a statewide tornado drill will be performed at 10:15 AM Tuesday morning.

Please take that time to review your severe weather safety plan with friends, family, and co-workers. That plan should include having extra batteries, charge electronics, a weather radio, know the safest location in your building, bike helmets to protect your head, a first aid kit, have a pair of boats or sturdy shoes, and not relying on "outdoor" sirens to be warned.

It's always a good idea knowing the difference between a watch and warning. A Watch is when the ingredients are in place to either produce severe thunderstorms and/or tornadoes.

On days of severe weather potential we will relay the threat level to you on a one to five scale. One being the least probable and five being the most severe set up... and when either widespread severe wind or numerous tornadoes are possible.

It's important to follow the forecast closely on severe weather days and have multiple ways to receive watches and warnings. One of those can be our free Live Doppler 13 Weather app for Iphone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wthr-live-doppler-13-weather/id478953025?mt=8 or Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.doapps.android.mln.wthr_weather&hl=en_US



Chilly Start This Week But Warming Trend Ahead

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Sunday was Indy's snowiest St. Patrick's Day in 46 years and the .70" snowfall at NWS Indy ties for the 3rd snowiest March 17th since 1871.

Some areas picked-up 1" to locally 3" well north of Indy. Like most March snows, the brightening sky and temperatures in the 40s quickly melted the snow pack quickly.

A clear seasonably chilly night on tap with lows in the 20s Monday morning. Heavy coats at the bus stop but a respectable warm up into the 40s Monday...with just a slight shower chance in the afternoon as low-level clouds flare up.

Tuesday looks like a stellar weather day with highs climbing into the 50s before our next rain-maker emerges Wednesday.

But this system is also a quick-hitter and we're setting the stage for plenty of sun Thursday and Friday. Makes plan accordingly with highs in the mid-50s Thursday to near 60 Friday... a perfect way to start March Madness in Central Indiana.

Next weekend will be even warmer as highs should easily get into the 60s with sunshine Saturday followed by a shower chances Sunday afternoon - Sean Ash