Pamela Gardner

Staying Dry Tonight

February 17th, 2013 at 9:03 pm by under Weather

Indiana stays dry tonight with high pressure in control.  A system will move in for Monday giving us a chance for rain and way warmer temperatures.  Highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s.

   


A Warm, Rainy Start To The Week

February 17th, 2013 at 6:33 pm by under Colts Forecast, Weather

Temperatures are in the upper 20s and lower 30s at this hour.  The wind chill makes it feel like the lower 20s.  This evening temps fall into the 20s.  Tonight’s lows won’t be quite as cold as last night, in the mid 20s for most.  Highs on Monday boost into the upper 40s and lower 50s (average high 41º) due to a warm front and a strong south wind.

     

Central Indiana avoids rain chances until 2pm Monday.  Then the rain showers spread across the state during the evening.  Pockets of heavy rain will be possible as well as an isolated thunderstorm Monday night.  Rainfall totals could reach around an inch.  Once the cold front pushes through, colder air filters in.  The rain changes to light snow around 1am Tuesday.  Drier air starts to take over at that time too.  Therefore, the snow totals shouldn’t be too impressive-maybe a dusting by daybreak Tuesday.

    

Temperatures take a tumble for Tuesday afternoon with highs in the lower 30s.  Wednesday will be dry but bitter cold in the mid 20s.  Another system on Thursday and Friday could bring the state some sleet and freezing rain.


A Milder Day

February 17th, 2013 at 4:13 pm by under Weather

It feels warmer this afternoon compared to yesterday.  The sunshine is helping a lot too.  Temperatures are in the upper 20s and 30s now with a wind chill in the 20s.  This evening we stay mostly clear and cool.


Heavy Snow East of Indianapolis

February 16th, 2013 at 11:25 pm by under Weather

A snow shower east of Indy is bringing very heavy snow, quick accumulation up to an inch, and visibility near zero.  All the snow is moving to the southeast.  With temperatures in the lower 20s and teens now, watch out for new slick spots.   Once the upper level low pressure system over the Great Lakes moves away (that’s triggering in the snow), high pressure will take over in central Indiana Sunday and we will be dry.

 


A Few Snow Showers this Evening

February 16th, 2013 at 10:01 pm by under Weather

Tracking some light snow showers pushing southeast into downtown Indianapolis at this time. The chance of flurries will continue throughout much of the evening and will eventually diminish in the early morning hours. No snow accumulation is expected from the lingering flurries tonight. Temperatures are quickly dropping into the upper teens and lower 20s, but the wind is making temperatures feel like they are  in the lower teens.

 

Overnight lows will fall in the teens across central Indiana with possible wind chill values in the single digits. Sunday will be slightly warmer and will stay dry throughout the day. Partly cloudy skies are expected tomorrow with a high temperature of 33 degrees for downtown Indy. Winds will also be very light, which will help make temperatures feel a bit more comfortable than the bitter temps from previous days. Warmer temperatures will arrive Monday with highs in the mid 40s, but rain showers will enter by that afternoon. The rain showers will transition into snow showers by Tuesday as a cold front pushes though Indiana.  Highs will quickly return to the 30s for the remainder of the week.

 


Tracking Bitter Temperatures and Flurries

February 16th, 2013 at 6:47 pm by under Colts Forecast, Weather

We have very chilly temperatures in the 20s across the Hoosier state, but the wind is making it feel much colder. The temperatures will continue to “feel like” they are in the teens throughout the rest of the evening. We are even tracking some faint flurries on Forecast 8 Storm Tracker, but snow accumulation is not expected. Plan on having a winter coat if you have plans tonight because the temperatures, wind, and flurries will make this evening a bitter one!

     

Temperatures will only get colder as the night continues on. Lows will drop in the teens overnight, making single digit wind chill values possible in some locations. Highs tomorrow will remain below the average of 40 degrees, and will only reach the 30s for central Indiana. Even though temps will be on the chilly side,  Sunday has a dry forecast with partly cloudy skies. By Monday, highs will reach the mid 40s, but a cold front will arrive with some afternoon rain showers. The rain showers will transition into snow showers by Tuesday.  Temps in the 30s will return in the forecast for the rest of the work week.

       


A Cold Day

February 16th, 2013 at 3:55 pm by under Weather

We saw some light flurries across the state this morning and early afternoon, but much of those flurries have cleared out of central Indiana. Forecast 8 Vipir is still showing some lingering flurries around Ft. Wayne, but those will be pushing southeast out of Indiana within the next hour. Still chilly at this hour with temperatures in the 20s and wind chill values in the teens. Bundle up if you have plans this afternoon and evening! Temps tonight fall into the teens.

  

 

 


Chilly Weekend Ahead

February 15th, 2013 at 9:49 pm by under Weather

Forecast 8 Vipir is still showing some lingering flurries up in Northern Indiana at this time, but looking clear in central Indiana. Partly cloudy skies expected overnight, but some places may see a light flurry. Temperatures are very chilly at this hour in the mid to upper 20s with wind chills values in the teens and lower 20s. Temps will continue to drop overnight with lows only in the teens across central Indiana. Take caution if traveling tonight because the cold temperatures may cause a few slick spots on roads.

   

A few stray flurries are possible on Saturday morning, but should clear out later that afternoon. Otherwise, party sunny skies are in tomorrow’s forecast with a high of 26 for Indianapolis. Chilly temperatures will stay with us throughout the weekend, with Sunday’s high only expected to reach around 30 degrees for central Indiana. Temperatures in the mid 40s will arrive by Monday, but rain showers are expected by that afternoon. Colder temperatures will return on Tuesday with highs only in the mid 30s.  The rain changes to some snow showers on Tuesday.

 


Tracking Snow Showers and Cooler Temps

February 15th, 2013 at 5:15 pm by under Colts Forecast, Weather

Much of the snow showers have cleared west of Indianapolis, but still are pushing through eastern Indiana. Forecast 8 Vipir is indicating heavier snowfall southeast of Shelbyville and is continuing on a southeasterly track. These snow showers may cause hazardous driving conditions and minimal visibility at times. Temperatures are sitting in the mid to lower 30s at this hour, with wind chill values in the 20s.

 

A winter coat will be necessary if you have plans this evening because of these chilly temperatures and lingering flurries. The chance of flurries will diminish closer to midnight leaving mostly cloudy skies across central Indiana. The temps will continue to fall into the mid 20s by midnight, possibly making roads and parking lots slick in spots. Lows for tonight range in the mid to upper teens with a low of 16 for Indianapolis. Highs tomorrow will only climb into the mid to upper 20s, which is much cooler than our average high of 40 for this time of year.

   

Light flurries are possible for Saturday, but should clear out by the evening. Otherwise, expect partly cloudy skies for the remainder of Saturday and into Sunday. We will end the weekend dry with highs close to 30 degrees. Warmer temperatures enter our forecast at the beginning of the work week. The highs on Monday will reach the mid 40s for central Indiana, however there is a chance of afternoon rain showers. Those rain showers will transition into snow showers by Tuesday and colder temps will return. Temperatures in the 30s plan to stick around for the remainder of the week.

 


Snow Moving Out

February 15th, 2013 at 4:03 pm by under Weather

The snow showers are moving out of the western and northern half of the state.  The heaviest pockets of snow are along I-65 north of Columbus and in Richmond.  The snow moves out over the next couple of hours.  This evening expecting only a few flurries.