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Showers Wednesday with record warmth on the way

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 8, 2015)--Good Tuesday afternoon! It's been a mild afternoon with temperatures skyrocketing into the mid-50s. It's feeling more like mid-November outside.

Local Current Temperatures

Tonight we'll have increasing clouds with patchy fog and lows in the low 40s. Winds will be southerly 10-15 mph. Showers will move in from west to east by Wednesday morning and we'll have a chance of showers through the day. Rainfall amounts of only a couple hundredths of an inch possible.

RPM 4 km Precip Type

Highs on Wednesday will reach the 50s again and Thursday will stay dry with highs in the mid-50s and breezy south, southwest winds. Ahead of a strong low-pressure system, central Indiana will have some scattered showers on Friday.

GFS 500 mb Heights

As the low pressure moves overhead into the weekend, temperatures will jump up into the 60s both Saturday and Sunday!

Record and near-record warmth is expected Saturday and Sunday, respectively. The record high temperature on the 12th is 63 degrees from 1927. The record high on Sunday is 65 degrees from 1975. I'm forecasting 64 degrees on Saturday and 60 degrees on Sunday.

Record high minimum temperatures may also be broken. The record high minimum for the 12th is 50 degrees from 1873 and 52 degrees from 1929 on the 13th. I'm forecasting a low of 52 degrees on Saturday and 55 degrees on Sunday.

We'll have to see how things play out! Aside from the warmth, rain and possibly t-storms will be moving in. The weekend looks wet with the potential of 1-2 inches of rainfall. Monday will also bring showers with cooler weather. Right now it appears we'll have falling temperatures on Monday so we'll monitor the potential for some light snow too. The winds will be strong all throughout the weekend and early next week. --Danielle Dozier

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