Winter remains on hold; Tracking several rainy days ahead

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We had a beautiful finish to the weekend with high temperatures rising into the upper 40s. Indianapolis peaked at 48° Sunday afternoon. That’s a good 13° above average for this time of year. The rest of this evening will be pleasant. Although it will be breezy and dry, it will still be cool. While temperatures may be running above average, the Feels Like temperatures will be running about 10 degrees cooler than the actual temperature. By the time we head towards the late evening hours, the wind chill will fall into the mid 20s. It’s certainly still coat weather outside.

We’ve been seeing quite a few windy days around central Indiana and Sunday was no exception. Peak gusts made it up to 43 mph in Indianapolis, with many other spots around our area peaking above 35 mph. We stay breezy through the evening before winds ease Monday morning.

So when does winter return? Not anytime soon. We do have a few shots of “colder” air coming but that’s relative to the mild temperatures we’ve been experiencing. Indianapolis is now up to it’s 17th straight day above average and we’ll be adding a lot more of those days on as we head into this new week.

Temperatures rise to more of a spring-like feel by late in the week. Looking farther ahead, the 8-14 day outlook suggesting a rather strong signal that above average temperatures will carry over into next week as well.

Some very wet days are ahead in the forecast too. However, it takes a while before we see them. Rain builds in Thursday evening, leaving us setup for some soakers on Friday and Saturday. By Saturday, as temperatures fall, we could even see some of those rain showers change over to snow by late Saturday night into early Sunday. We’ll keep an eye on that and bring you more details as we get closer to next weekend. Stay tuned!

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