We had a fantastic end to September with sunshine and pleasant temps! We hit 70 degrees, just shy of the average of 72. Now, get ready for a whole lot of changes as we start October. High clouds began pushing in late Sunday and the clouds will thicken through the night. Rain isn’t too far behind with a large system drenching parts of the Deep South.
Rain moves into Southern Indiana Monday morning and nudges into Central Indiana Monday afternoon to evening. The rain could linger off and on through Wednesday bringing storm totals of 1/2″ or more to the Indy Metro, 1″+ for Southeastern Indiana, and much lighter totals north and west of the Metro.
This rain piggybacks on what was officially the 5th wettest September on record for Indy. We ended the month nearly 5″ above average with 7.73″, behind 10.27″ (2003), 9.33″ (1926), 8.17″ (1896), and 8.06″ (1989). We also had the 8th wettest August on record in Indy.
Along with the rain, we’ll also have cool temperatures for most of the week. The exception is Thursday which looks like the brightest and driest in the next 7 days. But late Thursday night into Friday morning, a strong front barrels through the state and could bring strong storms along the way. Friday’s our transition day with cool temps in the 60s and a chance of scattered rain. That paves the way for the coldest temps since Spring for next weekend! Highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s (frosty morning – coldest yet for Indy – possible Sunday morning). Those temperatures are more typical of Mid November!
Finally, our Hoosier Pic at 6 courtesy of Levi Shrader who captured the Full Harvest Moon overlooking an Elwood wind farm. Great shot! Share your pic here: https://www.facebook.com/ChikageWindlerFanPage or here: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13?ref=ts&fref=ts