11/28/2011 Long Range (Brandt)

Forecast updated 2:30pm EST - 28 Nov 2011

This is Paul Brandt with the 3-7 day outlook for Central Indiana.

After the wild weather pattern of the early week, the weather will become more placid, as high pressure will be in place by Thursday.

A weak cold front to the north associated with a clipper system will bring clouds and a chance of precipitation across portions of the Great Plains and far-Northwestern portions of the Great Lakes. However, high pressure will remain in control over Indiana, and so while cloud bands may pass through on Thursday night, precipitation looks to be unlikely at this point. Both Thursday and Friday look to be dry and cool, with high temperatures around 40, and lows in the mid-20s.

A strong cold front, in association with a low pressure center located in Canada, looks to develop and move through the Great Plains on Saturday and Sunday.

Precipitation is likely to develop around the front, and temperatures in the area look to be close enough to freezing to include a chance of snow showers during the afternoon and evening on Sunday. However, precipitation over our area looks to be light, and will likely begin as rain, though there is significant uncertainty in terms of precip type for a forecast this far out in time.

Behind the front lies a large area of Arctic air that will move into place during the day on Monday.

The weather will be dry and very cold during the first part of next week; high temperatures will struggle to break freezing as Central Indiana experiences its first Arctic outbreak of the season.

today's long-range forecast graphic was produced by Paul Brandt