Temperatures rise with rain by the end of the week

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 23, 2015)--Good Monday afternoon! Temperatures are on the rebound after a cold start in the 20s. There is still snow on the ground to our north but with temperatures above freezing and full sun this afternoon, expect some melting to take place.

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We'll have some fog develop overnight with a partly cloudy sky. Temperatures will dip to the upper 20s Tuesday morning so coats are once again in order. Highs will be in the upper 40s during the afternoon with light northwest winds shifting southeast.

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Wednesday will bring an even bigger jump up in temps to the low 50s. By Thanksgiving, expect highs in the upper 50s under a mostly sunny sky and breezy conditions. As a trough of low pressure moves through and a cold front moves this way, we'll have a slight chance of rain Thursday evening. The best chance of rain will be Friday. Grab the umbrellas if you're doing some shopping! Here's a look at the travel forecast for Thanksgiving Day.

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Snow showers are likely through Wyoming, parts of Colorado, Idaho, South Dakota and Utah. Meanwhile, expect rain through central Texas, Oklahoma up through Michigan.  As colder air moves in behind the cold front sweeping across the nation, some rain may mix with snow, especially in central Iowa and Kansas Thursday night.

That rain will move into Indiana by Friday. Models show rain amounts from 0.25 inches to about 1.25 inches so we'll fine tune the amounts expected as we get better agreement from models. We'll have colder weather by next weekend. --Danielle Dozier

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