Spring begins but hints of winter linger on


Spring officially began Tuesday evening and for many, it wasn’t soon enough. Meteorological spring has been a chilly one again. Each of the past three years, March temperatures in Indianapolis have averaged below normal. This year, 16 of the first 20 days have been below normal with a daily average of 5° below normal.

Sunny days increase as the year wears on and as we put the cold weather months behinds us. Annually, March ranks fifth cloudiest of the months but this month sunny days have been stingy. Only 28 percent of the possible sunshine has been observed so far this Month.


Showers will be thin and scattered later Wednesday evening but a shower threat will continue in a scattered fashion into early Thursday morning.

As winds shift to the northwest and colder air filters in behind a departing low pressure, there could be a few mixed snow flurries and ice pellets along with the raindrops early Thursday. The stretch of below average days will reach seven on Thursday with temperatures only near 50-degrees late day. The normal high moves to 54-degrees Thursday.

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