Patchy freezing fog with some sunshine Saturday

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 1, 2016)--Happy New Year! Central Indiana started with some sunshine but the clouds quickly moved in and it's been overcast the rest of the day. Temperatures rose into the low 30s for many after lows in the mid-20s. Average lows are in the low 20s with average highs in the mid-30s for January 1.

Speaking of temperatures, December 2015 ended up being the 3rd-warmest on record in Indianapolis. The warmest December still goes to 1889.

Warmest Decembers

Indy also recorded the 9th-wettest December on record in 2015.

Wettest Decembers

It's interesting to compare December 2014 to December 2015. Both years saw above-average temperatures with 2015 much warmer. Both years also saw below-average snowfall.

December 2014

December 2015

Now on to January! Saturday, January 2, will bring some patchy freezing fog with temperatures in the mid-20s in the morning. Visibility may below 10 miles in spots. We'll see some sunshine on Saturday with highs in the mid-30s. Highs on Sunday will be near 30 degrees. There's a chance of passing flurries this weekend.

RPM 4 km Precip Type

As a trough of low pressure deepens over Indiana into Monday, snow showers can't be ruled out especially to our north and east. Temperatures will run near average the next couple of days with a pattern change coming next weekend.

Temperatures will climb to the low 40s Thursday and Friday with a chance of rain on Friday. That Saturday, January 9, we'll be watching for the possibility of measurable snowfall. The weather pattern definitely gets more active thereafter with several snow chances in the long term. Stay tuned! --Danielle Dozier

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