Temperature turnaround is brief; windy, warmer and wetter Wednesday

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APRIL CHILL

April's open has produced four nights at or below freezing, the most since 1992.  Early morning low temperatures included the lower 20s at Crawfordsville, West Lafayette, Carmel and Zionsville.  These are some of the coldest temperatures since early March.  The 26° low in Indianapolis equaled the low early Sunday morning.

LSR 5 Line Morning Lows

WARM FRONT TONIGHT

Winds will shift behind a warm front later tonight bringing a one day warm up.  Temperatures will briefly dip to the upper 30s before clouds thicken.  A few showers and possibly a t-storm could sweep the state closer to midnight.  Best chance of a shower will target the northern third of the state.

Forecast radar 12 midnight Wednesday

Forecast radar 12 midnight Wednesday

WINDY WEDNESDAY WILL WARM

Stronger winds will blow on Wednesday and temperatures will surge before showers and a few t-storms arrive.  A quick jump to 60° is possible but ran and a new cold front will approach by early afternoon.

ADI 18z RPM 4km-12km 72hr

STRONGER COLD BLAST ENTERING THE WEEKEND

A cold front will pass late Wednesday and a again Friday and the series of cold fronts will really deliver a chill entering the upcoming weekend.  Temperatures Thursday and Friday are forecast in 40s before a strong surge of cold arrives Friday night.  Rain and possibly a few wet snowflakes could mix on Thursday but a better chance of a wet snow will fall Friday evening.

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The chill is impressive driving temperatures into the lower 20s in the city and possibly the teens outlying early Saturday morning.  Records are not expected to fall but temps Saturday will run at mid February levels and nearly 25° below normal!

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Weather map early Saturday morning. much colder air and brisk winds flow into the state.

 

Cold Anamoly

The average temperature Saturday is 61°. Current forecast for Saturday of 39° is the normal for mid February