April snow showers with a February chill; reinforcing cold entering the weekend

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FEBRUARY CHILL!

It’s the coldest open to an April in 14 years and it’s getting colder!  Cold winds blowing Thursday producing a wind chill near 30° at 4 PM!  It feels over 30 degrees colder than from the same time Wednesday.  Colder air will settle in through the evening.  Overnight, the low temperatures will likely fall below freezing again.  A Freeze warning has been issued for most of central Indiana.

Temperatures 3 PM Thursday. Normal high is 60°
Temperatures 3 PM Thursday. Normal high is 60°
DMA Freeze Watch Warning
Freeze Warnings and Watches issued from 3-9 a.m. Friday

SNOW AND SLEET THURSDAY AFTERNOON

A combination of rain, snow and sleet showers were common in central and north central Indiana  Thursday afternoon.  These brief ‘downpours’ will diminish after sunset.

A sleet shower over downtown Indianapolis Thursday afternoon
A sleet shower over downtown Indianapolis Thursday afternoon

REINFORCING COLD

The next cold front in a series of cold fronts, will pass Friday.  Once again, it will turn windy with temperatures remaining well below normal.  However, rain showers are possible as early as Friday morning as a warm front sweeps the state.   The ‘warm up’ is brief and really no bargain.  Temperatures will jump into the upper 40s before a wind shifting cold front passes early in the afternoon.

Snow showers are likely again Friday evening and into Friday night and a few snow showers may produce a quick coating. This round of cold will be a bolder brand driving area temperatures down into the mid to lower 20s by sunrise Saturday.

ADI 18z RPM 4km-12km 72hr

Saturday afternoon will likely remain 20° below normal or at mid February levels again.  The normal high Saturday is 61°.

Cold Anamoly

WINDY WARM UP FOR SUNDAY

Here comes more wind!  Stronger winds will blow come Sunday afternoon and evening but from the south.  Gusts could reach 40 mph or higher as temperatures surge to nearly 60 degrees.  Showers and a few t-storms are possible by late day and evening.

Weather map Sunday. Strong winds are likely again
Weather map Sunday. Strong winds are likely again

 

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