The last time it we had mornings this cold was three weekends ago, when the Indy temp started at 27 and 36, respectively. This time, the cold only stays a day. But is DOES feel like winter again, with wind chills in the 20’s. Does your swimsuit still fit?
The coldest morning air settled in the northeast corner of the state. Of course, keep in mind these are close to NORMAL temperatures. The reason for the Advisories and Warnings was simply the streak of unseasonably warm weather that fooled the flowers and tricked the trees into thinking it was May.
I can forgive the foliage. I mean, c’mon, what WAS this “winter” anyway? I realized yesterday that the “several inches of hail accumulation” widely reported Friday night in Shelby county was the most accumulation of ANYTHING we saw over winter. There are only TWO days on the books where Indianapolis officially got to a two inch snow depth. (January 13th and 14th.) Most days it’s been nothing. Nothing at all.
Speaking of snow, we haven’t checked the tote board in awhile. The last snow we had was March 5th. We’ve had .70″ of an inch this month. That means still just 9.8 for the season. The normal number would be 25.5 inches at this point. Last year we’d overachieved: 35.9 inches. Oh yeah, I don’t see any snow in our future.
I do see some storms, and plenty of ups and downs. A parade of fronts move through over the next 36 hours. A warm front arrives tonight, followed by a good shot at showers and storms. The chance will arrive first this evening up in South Bend and northwest Indiana. It should arrive around Lafayette in the mid to late evening. The rest of central Indiana, including Indianapolis, will see most of the stuff in the overnight and very early morning Wednesday. The Storm Prediction Center says there’s a slight risk of severe weather tonight in the area of central Indiana roughly west of I-65 and north of I-70. Heads up, Lafayette and Terre Haute.
The first half of Wednesday morning drive could be soggy, but then we dry out and it will be warmer, despite an approaching cold front. (Part of the aforementioned Parade.) That front’s main effects will kick in Wednesday night and Thursday, but a warmup wins Friday into the weekend. The next episode of showers and storms also arrives this weekend, starting with chances Friday night. Looks likely Saturday, and then there are slight chances Sunday and Monday.
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The average high today is 56 and the average low is 36. The record high is 84 and the record low is 11. Sunrise is 7:37, and sunset is at 8:05.
DETAILED INDIANAPOLIS FORECAST:
Today: Patchy frost early, then mostly to partly sunny. High 66.
Tonight: Clouding up. Showers and storms overnight. Low 57.
Wednesday: An early morning shower and storm chance. Partly sunny by midday. Mostly sunny, breezy, and warmer afternoon. High 75.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear and cooler again. Low 44.
Thursday: Sunny. High 61.
Thursday Night: Clear. Low 42.
Friday: Partly cloudy. High 66.
Friday Night: Shower/storm chances. Low 50.
Saturday: Good chance of showers and storms. High 73.
Saturday Night: Chance of showers and storms. Low 55.
Sunday: Partly sunny. Slight shower/storm chance. High 77.
Sunday Night: Slight shower/storm chance. Low 59.
Monday: Slight shower/storm chance. High 73.