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5-day Forecast, 3/17-3/21/2023: The Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow = a Warmup

To paraphrase another Patrick – Patrick from SpongeBob – Why (can’t) we take Tuesday’s weather & move it over to Friday?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Cardinal Country! While it may not feel like what St. Paddy’s Day is supposed to (normal high is supposed to be 51° according to climatological normals for today), we do have good news! (Yaayyyy!!) However, some bad along with the good, (BOOO!) we’re going to have to wait for it through this weekend. (I know, after hitting the 60° mark yesterday, you’ll see today & the weekend and say, “Won’t Indiana make up what season it wants?!”). After a cold front dragged through a system rolling by the Upper Peninsula of Michigan at the time of this writing that dropped our temperatures from the lower 50s to the lower 30s, we’re not expecting to warm up much under WNW to NW winds and low-level cloudiness keeping things in check. A reinforcing shot of cold and even a little upper-level energy/moisture will thicken the clouds again briefly with the slight chance of some snow showers Saturday morning, but those look to be quick hitters & a done deal by the much clearer afternoon hours. That clearing comes as a herald of high pressure’s influence, which will expand and become the dominant player in our weather through the end of the 5-day period, warming us to near 40 by Sunday, then through the upper 40s to about the mid-50s by the time we reach Tuesday of next week. Now that’s like finding a pot of gold, but in the meantime, stay warm & fly safe, Cardinals! Also, congrats to the Ball State Women’s Basketball Team for their 101-86 win against the Belmont University Bruins at Worthen Arena last night!! #ChirpChirp & slay in the 2nd round of the WNIT from all of us with the Cardinal Weather team!

  • Cardinal Weather Service Weather Forecaster Ryan Hill

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