Expect a chance of wintry mix plus rain and wind on Sunday

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 9, 2016)–Good Saturday afternoon! Temperatures were hovering near 40 degrees this afternoon with a mostly sunny sky. This after a hard freeze this morning with lows in the upper 20s. We even had a trace of snow move through Indy overnight and some lake-effect snow showers across the area this morning!

Tonight expect increasing clouds with a low temperature near 30 degrees. A Freeze Warning is in effect from 9 p.m. Saturday until 8 a.m. Sunday.

DMA Freeze Watch Warning

As a storm system moves through the Midwest these next couple of days, expect wild changes in the forecast. There looks to be light moisture that will move through the area early Sunday morning between the hours of 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. During this time, we may see a wintry mix of rain, sleet or snow. A warm front will then lift north across the area early Sunday morning and allow temperatures to jump rather quickly through the morning.  Spotty showers are possible from late morning into the early afternoon with the best chance of widespread rain in the late afternoon hours. Thunderstorms are also possible Sunday night into Monday.

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Winds will also be strong during the day on Sunday. Southerly winds will be between 20 and 25 mph with higher gusts to 30 and 35 mph during the afternoon.

RPM 4km Wind Gusts

A cold front will move through on Monday and rain will continue to be around through the start of the work week. Temperatures will be in the mid-50s with north, northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Rainfall amounts of up to 1 inch are possible through Monday afternoon.

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The pattern will change Tuesday through the end of the week as high pressure builds in. Temperatures will go from the mid-50s for highs on Tuesday with sunshine to the upper 60s by the end of the week. We may even hit the 70s next Saturday! –Danielle Dozier

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