It is going to be a fantastic day , weatherwise , in Indiana today. As we take in the last days of summer, the fresh air comes in all day, with highs finally back into the 70s by this afternoon. Some parts of the state are dealing with fog this morning, but it doesn’t appear to be as widespread as yesterday.
We move into a sunny and mild stretch of weather through the start of the weekend. Thursday and Friday will be sunny, with highs in the lower and middle 70s. Temperatures warm back into the lower 80s to start the weekend on Saturday.
Saturday will be sunny and warm, but we are tracking the chance for showers and a few storms on Sunday.
More cool air arrives early next week, with lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s. Fall officially begins Monday night and it will feel like it, with temperatures about 10 degrees cooler than average.
On this day in 1972, baseball sized hail fell in Dover Indiana.
We begin this day with areas of dense fog. That will burn off by mid morning, but it will be another chilly day in Indiana for this time of year. It will be another cooler than average day, with highs in the range of 65-70 degrees. The average high is 78 degrees. We get closer to that average by Friday and Saturday.
We’re looking for sunshine and beautiful weather for Thursday through Saturday, along with a gradual warming trend. Highs will be in the lower 70s on Thursday, the middle 70s on Friday and in the lower 80s on Saturday.
The weekend will end with rain chances on Sunday.Those showers actually come courtesy the remnants of Hurricane Odile, a rare thing indeed that storm remnants from the Baja affect Indiana. Fall begins on Monday September 22 at 10:29pm. There will be another round of cooler air too, just in time for Fall to begin. High temperatures fall back into the 60s early next week.
In 1969, the record rain total for the day was established with 1.07″.
The rain is out but the cool air stays with us today. Temperatures are chilly this morning and because of a north wind, the high will only reach 66 today. The average high and low for this date, according to the National Weather Service in Indianapolis is 78 and 56. Today’s weather will mirror the third week of October here in Indiana.
Look for a couple more cool mornings, with temperatures in the 40s on Wednesday and Thursday. Looks like we’ll experience a gradual warming trend that will last through the start of the weekend.
Sunny skies are in the forecast Wednesday through Friday. Highs will be near 70 on Wednesday, but the in the upper 70s on Friday.
Highs will be near 80 on Saturday. The next chance for rain will be later Saturday and Sunday. We will keep you updated on the timing of those rain chance for the weekend.
On this day in weather history in 1939….
The high reached 96 in Indy, establishing a record.
It is a crisp, cool start to the day in Central Indiana today. Temps have dropped into the 40s and the children need a coat at the bus stop today.
Later today winds shift to the southwest, allowing a bit of a warm up. Clouds will increase ahead of a cold front, with afternoon highs climbing into the upper 60s. Scattered showers will be possible late Monday morning in our west central viewing area. By mid afternoon, most of central Indiana has a shot at some light rain. Any rain will be out of central Indiana by midnight. We are not expecting any heavy rain with this system. At best, around a tenth or two of an inch of rain will be possible.
for those of you headed to the Monday Night Football game between the Colts and Philadelphia, bring a raincoat, just in case. Temperatures will fall into the upper 50s by 11pm.
Tuesday will be cool with highs in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees.
A warming trend begins Wednesday, continuing through the weekend. Temperatures will climb to near normal by Friday, with highs in the mid 70s.
A dry pattern will continue into the weekend with the next chance of rain arriving late Saturday night.
The calendar says September but it feels like October! The average high for October 10th is 68 degrees, according to the National Weather Service and that will be our high today. Look for periods of clouds and sun and a brisk north wind.
Bring a jacket tonight to Operation Football games as we’ll have cool conditions in the lower 60s for kickoff and 50s by the end of the fourth quarter. We’ll have periods of cloud cover the next couple of days blowing off of Lake Michigan.
Saturday should be cool too, but weather won’t be an issue for the Shamrock Series game at Lucas Oil Stadium between Purdue and Notre Day or the Indy Eleven game. Clouds clear Saturday evening and pave the way for the coldest night with lows in the mid to low 40s. After a chilly start, Sunday looks nice with highs near 70. Don’t look for a big warm up…temperatures stay in the low 70s most ofr next week.
…ON THIS DATE IN CENTRAL INDIANA WEATHER HISTORY… 1897 AT INDIANAPOLIS…THE RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE IS SET AT 95 DEGREES.
The storms have moved out and the cooler air is moving into Indiana today. Yesterday, the Indy Airport reported .90″ of rain but much heavier rain hit the north side and Castleton reported 3.04″ of rain. The front that brought the precipitation has moved into Kentucky.
Today, look for mostly cloudy skies and a high of only 70 degrees. Highs will only be in the middle and upper 60s Friday through Sunday. Morning temperatures will fall into the 40s starting Sunday.
Most of the weekend will be dry, but a stray shower is possible on Saturday. Sunday will be sunny and cool, with highs in the 60s.
Highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s are in the forecast for early next week. There is a chance for rain on Tuesday.
On This Day In Central Indiana Weather History….
Rain will be a big part of our forecast in Indiana today. There is a slight risk of severe weather and a flash flood watch will go into effect in the afternoon and evening. The biggest threats for severe weather will be damaging winds and heavy rain. Some of our computer guidance suggests that we could easily pick up 1-3 inches in parts of Indiana during the day and evening. Look for periods of heavy rain this morning and then later in the afternoon and evening. Most of the rain will be out of the area by midnight tonight. That paves the way for a huge, autumn like change in our weather pattern. Much cooler air arrives for the end of the week. Highs Thursday – Sunday will only be in the 60s. Low temperatures fall into the 40s on Sunday and Monday mornings. ON THIS DAY IN WEATHER HISTORY 1890…The record rainfall amount for the date was established at 2.6″.
Look for another cool morning in Indiana, with temperatures running up to 5 degrees cooler than the same time yesterday. Despite the chill, we still look to see a really nice day with some sunshine and a high in the low 80s. Enjoy the dry weather, because things change….a lot….Wednesday
There could actually be two rounds of storms tomorrow. The first round will be in the morning and the second will be late afternoon through Wednesday evening. We are under a slight risk for severe weather on Wednesday, so stay tuned for updates. Make sure you have the WTHR weather app loaded in your smart phone.
That second round of storms will be associated with a cold front and it will get chilly for the end of the week. Highs by Friday will only be near 70 degrees. Highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s are in the forecast for the weekend.
On This Date in Central Indiana Weather History……
1985 : Severe thunderstorm winds knock down trees and power lines in Hamilton and Marion counties. A car is demolished when a tree falls on it.