Expect a wet, windy day after rain-soaked weekend

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(Nov. 24, 2014) - Sunday was certainly a soggy one.  In fact we saw more rain falling within a 24-hour period on Sunday than at any other point so far in 2014.  You’d have to go back to December of last year to find the last time we saw more rain falling.  Last December 20–21 saw 2.95” of rain falling within a 24-hour period.  Before yesterday the previous 24-hour high here in Indianapolis for this year was 1.87”.  We have seen at least 1.92” of rain since Sunday afternoon.   We aren’t done yet with more morning rain on the way.

Wind Advisory

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Not only will you need the umbrella today but you’ll need to keep a good grip on it.  Windy conditions will move in for the day.  While it will be close there will be a couple of hours of winds at or just hitting the criteria for a wind advisory.  If you’re wondering for Indianapolis the criteria are winds at or above 35 mph and or wind gusts hitting 45 mph.  Both will be achievable today.

The reason we see strong winds is due to a strong pressure gradient.  In our case today we will see high pressure moving in quickly behind a surface low and front that has brought us rain.  The advisory is in effect from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m.

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Temperatures will be falling behind a morning cold front.  Highs have already been hit for the day with us starting off in the mid-50s.  Scattered morning showers will give way to cooler afternoon weather.  While the morning will be overcast I think we see some sunshine this afternoon.  There will also be a small chance for a snow shower or two this evening into the overnight hours.  Passing snow showers have the highest chance to the northwest of Indianapolis.  Places like Lafayette could see a quick dusting.

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