Normal snow and cold will stay away through at least the end of the week as Indiana winter remains elusive.
Following Thursday's abundant December sunshine and high temperatures ranging through the 40s, Indianapolis and much of the Hoosier State will have temperatures near to above the 50-degree mark on Friday.
An "average" mid-December day would warm no higher than 39 degrees.
The afternoon increase in cloudiness, beginning with the south and west, will hint at a soon-to-come turn in the weather. However, rain, not snow, amid temperatures in the 40s and 50s will be Saturday's outcome throughout Indiana, as low pressure cuts from the central Plains to the northern Great Lakes.
Sunday through at least Monday, only modest cooling will follow a cold front.
Thumbnail image shows Indiana World War Memorial (Photos.com/Todd Taulman).
Tropical Storm Neoguri has quickly weakened as it made landfall over Japan, but it still poses dangers to the nation with heavy rain and possible mudslides.
Days after Neoguri takes a curved path over Japan and into the northern Pacific, much cooler air will drive southeastward across the Midwest and into the Northeast.
Pockets of potentially flooding rain, hail, and unseasonably cool air will not be quick to leave central and eastern Europe.
Violent storms and tornadoes ransacked areas in the northeast on Tuesday, killing five.
Intense storms rolled through Arizona Tuesday night bringing flash flooding to areas of La Paz County.
Phoenix, AZ (2001)
Six straight days with highs below 100 degrees. This is the first time that this has accured in July since 1950.
Greenland Ranch CA (1913)
134 degrees -- highest temp. recorded in the Western Hemisphere.
New Jersey (1926)
A bolt of lightning at the Picatinny Army Arsenal in Northern NJ triggered a massive explosion in an ammunition dump. Every building within a half mile was leveled by the blast and 16 people were killed. Debris landed as far as 22 miles away and over 100 million present-day dollars of damage was done. This is the most costly damage due to lightning in the United States.