Temperatures remain below average for most of the next week

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Over the next week the roller coaster we call weather will see more downs than ups.  It just makes up appreciate those few ups all the more right?  Dry air in place will keep rain chances away for the most part, but a serious of fronts rolling in from Canada will reinforce the already cool air in place.  Yesterday’s high temperature struggled to hit the mid-40s, that’s more than ten degrees below the thirty year average.  The cool air in place will make it tough to get back positive when it comes to daily highs.

This weekend:

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Highs are expected to near 50 degrees today but it won’t stay there for long.  We are tracking a cold front that will push through around lunch.  The front will keep our skies overcast throughout the day and temperatures will plummet after 2pm.  A high of 49 at 2pm will quickly turn to temperatures in the low 40s by 5pm.  The cloudy skies and gusty winds won’t help to make it feel any better to those hanging outside.  Both Indiana and Purdue have home games today with Noon kickoffs.  Expect the best feeling weather to arrive at kick-off with the fourth quarter feeling notably cooler.  Hopefully both teams give fans something to stick around for in the fourth quarter.

Cold air is expected to settle in during the overnight hours with lows falling to the freeze mark.  Outside of Indianapolis a hard freeze could occur with temperatures spending an hour or two at or below 28°.  Sunday should be the better of the two weekend days with a high once again near 50 degrees.  This time though, highs near 50 degrees will stick around.  We shouldn’t have to worry about too strong of winds and while still cloudy we should see some sun.

Work week:

Weather map 7 AM Tuesday.

Weather map 7 AM Tuesday.

Monday looks to be the jewel of the week with highs near 60 degrees.  It is all downhill from there temperature wise with highs on Tuesday near 50 degrees and highs the rest of the week near just 40°.  A Tuesday cold front could bring with it a chance for rain.  At this point it does not look like there’s a chance for snow as the front passes.  A few sprinkles or flurries may be possible as we cool down on Wednesday and Thursday and perhaps a few lake enhanced snow bands will be seen on radar to our north along Lake Michigan.  The coldest day of the week may be on Thursday with a high at this point in the upper 30s.

Thanks for checking out the blog this morning.  I won’t mention on air this morning but in case you’re curious the first chance for accumulating snow could actually occur in a little over a week.  Model data is in agreement that we could see a wet sloppy snow next Sunday.  Temperatures and the upper level profile are conducive for snow.  Clearly my confidence in snow within the next 10 days is low but just wanted to mention to those willing to check out the blog.  We aren’t looking at a 2 inch snow or anything, but still a sloppy west snow will be possible.