New autumn storm moves in; windy, wet and turning colder later this week

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The warm, dry November (and Fall) is shifting gears. Showers will come in waves for the next day and half – batches of showers well in advance of strengthening Autumn storm out west.

Over two dozen tornadoes have been reported today in what is the second late season severe weather outbreak in less than one week.  A large, ‘wedge’ tornado had been spotted west of Dodge City, Kansas before sunset.

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Showers will ease overnight and then fill in again for the Tuesday morning commute. Rain free hours will once again develop with the largest and wettest surge of rain arriving very early Wednesday.

Rainfall is needed. November has only yielded .56″ of rainfall making this the 24th driest November on record. This fall is running 4″ below normal rainfall (Since September 1st).

Month to date only half the normal rainfall

Month to date only half the normal rainfall

An average off 7 various machine’s rainfall output comes to .90″ for Indianapolis with a range from .61″ to 1.19″. Amounts could locally be higher if convection, thunderstorms, do develop, a strong possibility especially early Wednesday morning.


Colder changes underway to end the week and entering the weekend. Milder 60s Tuesday and early Wednesday will be swept away as a cold front races across the state starting Wednesday morning. The cool off to seasonal levels is expected Thursday but a strong push of winter-level cold is projected late Friday int Saturday morning. This front will drop the coldest air of the season in to start the weekend – possibly into the teens by Sunday morning!

Any snow with this front? At this distance yes. There could be a early spell of rain and or snow Saturday – we will firm that possibility up through the week and see if it holds

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