Mother Nature providing several dips over next week

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The ups and downs of spring continue.  Officially, temperatures rose in to the lower 60°s Wednesday in central Indiana – reaching 65° in Bloomington and 64° in Indianapolis and Muncie.

A cold front moved in to the state this afternoon.  On the leading edge of the cold front, a narrow band of moderate rain developed.  Ahead of the band, wind gusts increased to as much as 62mph in Columbus.

Wind Gusts 5 Line

The winds will ease this evening and rain will begin to taper later tonight.

Cooler air will take a hold of Indiana for the next 72-hours starting Thursday.  Temperatures will be 15° to 20° cooler Thursday afternoon compared to Wednesday.  There will likely be scattered showers around as well.  Best chance for rain will be in the northern/northeastern half of the state.

18z 4km-12km RPM DMA

Winds will again be brisk, out of the northwest at 12-20mph with gusts 30-35mph.

IND HRRR Wind Gust - Tomorrow 7am - 18hrs - 60mph

CHILLY START TO WEEKEND

The weekend looks start on a cool note.  Mother Nature is reminding Hoosiers that it isn’t summer yet.

Temperatures will struggle to get out of the 30°s Saturday afternoon.  There could even be a few snow showers falling from the sky.  Computer models suggest a band of lake effect snow could come off Lake Michigan in the morning through the afternoon.  Accumulating snow is not likely.

18z 4km-12km RPM Regional

 

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