A sweet looking Valentine’s Day forecast

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A fast moving front may mean a cloudy start to the day.

Happy Valentine’s Day!  There are a couple of changes with the forecast today that you’’ want to know about.  The first and main change will be with the chance for an isolated shower for today.  The chance for rain will be due to a fast moving cold front that will slide through first thing this morning.   Rain totals will be low and spotty with a number of reporting stations likely reporting trace rain.  The rest of the day will be breezy with partly cloudy skies and winds out of the west.  Temperatures will hit the mid to upper 40s.  If we hit 47 degrees or higher today than it would be the warmest Valentine’s day for indianapolis in more than five years. 

Another front will pass through on Friday morning and this secondary front will bring with it a chance for snow.  In fact we are expecting everyone to see at least some snow, with some places potentially reporting up to an inch of snow.  Just remember that with the mild couple of days we have seen with highs just shy of fifty degrees it will take a bit before snow begins

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Winds will shift to the west southwest today.

to accumulate.  This could mean snow reports will not be totally representative of the amount of snow we actually receive. 

Behind this secondary front expect a big temperature dip with temperatures in the upper 20s for a big part of Friday afternoon.  Saturday highs will only hit the mid-20s with wake-up temperatures on Saturday in the teens.  Sunday will be warmer but not by much.  Morning lows on Sunday will fall to the mid-teens once again but highs should be right at 30 degrees. 

Looking at the extended forecast there will be another chance for some snow in the seven day forecast next Tuesday.  How it stands right now moderate rain totals will flip over to rain Tuesday morning.  At this time it looks like snow totals will be less than an inch once again but that could certainly change.