Colder air expected into the first half of the weekend

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 16, 2015)--Good Wednesday afternoon! We've had scattered showers with some lightning detected across northwest Indiana today. Showers and isolated t-storms are moving northeast and we'll have a chance of rain in Indy through about 9:30 p.m.

HRRR Reflectivity

A cold front currently to our west at 2 p.m. will move through the Indy metro between 8 and 9:30 p.m. bringing showers, a wind shift to the west and much colder air. Expect lows to dip to the low 30s tonight.

regional temps

We'll have some patchy fog develop overnight with a partly cloudy sky otherwise into Thursday. A breeze will develop Thursday afternoon with highs near 40 degrees. Friday will bring a slight chance of flurries but the atmosphere will be rather dry so I'm not expecting much at this time. Winds will be breezy at 10-20 mph with highs only in the low 30s on Friday.

I guess it's time we get some cold weather in here. It's been a warm December. In fact, it's been the 6th-warmest Dec. 1-15th on record with temperatures running more than 10 degrees above normal!

Record Warmth

Saturday will be sunny but cold with highs in the mid-30s. Sunday the winds pick up with highs back in the upper 40s! Expect rain to start winter with windy conditions Monday and mild weather. The winter solstice is Monday, Dec. 21 at 11:49 p.m. ET. Tuesday and Wednesday will also bring unseasonably warm weather. Highs will be in the 60s next Wednesday! The record high for that date is 64 degrees set back in 1933. --Danielle Dozier

PM 7-Day Forecast

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