Windy but nice for St. Patrick’s Day then a chance of a rain and snow

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 16, 2016)--Good Wednesday afternoon! It was a stormy night across the Midwest Tuesday night as nine tornadoes were reported from Iowa to Illinois. Here's a look at the storm reports from the Storm Prediction Center.

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Half-inch hail was reported in West Lafayette from thunderstorms as they moved through Indiana Tuesday night. A couple of other thunderstorms moved through central Indiana producing small hail. Luckily, we had no severe weather like out west.

Today was nice but windy. A Wind Advisory continues through 8 p.m. tonight. Winds will gust to 40 mph in Indy through this evening.

DMA Wind Advisory

The sky will be mostly clear through the overnight but hi-resolution models have a slight chance of rain from around midnight to 2 a.m. Temperatures will drop to the low 40s with winds gusting to 25 mph overnight.

Thursday, St. Patrick's Day, will be rather nice but also windy. We'll have sunshine through a good part of the day. Winds will gust to 35 mph out of the west, southwest. Highs will be in the upper 50s and near 60 degrees.

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St Patricks Day

Friday will bring more cloud cover and a chance of a snowflake up north or a sprinkle in Indy. Morning lows will be in the mid-30s with highs near 50 degrees.

The weekend will also bring colder weather. Expect morning lows at or below freezing with a chance of a rain/snow mix. A chance of rain will be in the forecast in the afternoons as temperatures rise to the low to mid-40s. The spring equinox is Sunday, March 20 at 12:30 a.m. EDT.  Here are your spring last freeze facts for Indianapolis.

Spring Last Freeze Dates

Signs of a warmer weather pattern are in the extended with highs near 70 degrees next Wednesday. --Danielle Dozier

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