A cool down then warmest air of 2014 coming; perfect holiday weekend

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COOLING DOWN

What a change in the past 24 hours.  Severe storms yesterday are long gone and in their wake a refreshing cool off.  Humidity (dew points to we weather folk) have lowered sharply = it feels great!   Temperatures were  running 8 to 13 degrees colder than same time Wednesday in most locations.

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Dew point Change

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24 hour Temperature Change

 

The cold front lingers in southern Indiana setting up a huge north to south temperature spread Thursday.  Early Spring north – Spring central and Summer in southern Indiana.

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Indiana state temperatures 5 PM Thursday

 

A few showers may slide into the state again later tonight then skies will begin to clear.  Low temperatures dive into the upper 40s early Friday morning well away from the city.

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Forecast early morning temperatures Friday

 

 NEARLY PERFECT HOLIDAY WEEKEND WEATHER

High pressure builds south Friday night and it will dominate the weather suppressing cloud developments and importing comfortable air from Canada.  The center of the high will be sliding east by Sunday allowing a return flow of warmer and more humid air to arrive by Monday.  Rain chances may creep up again but not until late Monday.

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Carb day Forecast

 

WARMEST OF THE YEAR NEXT WEEK

Spring 2014 to date is the coolest here since 1996 and among the coolest 19% on record.  Since March 1st  54% of the days have been below normal.  A real rebound begins next week.  High temperatures will climb into the 80s as early as Sunday in some spots and area wide Monday.  Tuesday high temperatures forecast could bring upper 80s here for the first time this year and warmest since last September.

6-10 day Outlook 5-22

Warm end to May