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Morning fog lifted and most of central Indiana had sunshine and 70s on Monday afternoon. There will be the chance for some patchy morning fog on Tuesday too. Morning temperatures will be in the 50s. Expect a mix of clouds and sun and highs in the 70s on Tuesday afternoon.
The average high for early October is in the upper 60s. We will be about 10 degrees warmer than that through Thursday. We are forecasting highs in the range of 75-80 degrees.
Our weather pattern changes on Friday, as a developing weather system brings a few showers and thundershowers to central Indiana late Thursday night into Friday.
With clouds and rain chances, it will be cooler on Friday with highs in the 60s.
The weekend starts cool and in the 60s, but Sunday will be sunny and in the 70s.
After a foggy start along I-65 north and north of Indianapolis, we’re starting to see a brighter day.
We’ll warm, into the mid to upper 70s with a great afternoon ahead.
Temps this evening will stay mild as we fall into the 60s.
Our average high this time of year is 69, and we’ll enjoy above average highs for the next few days. Tonight overnight lows fall into the mid 50s. There may be some patchy fog again tomorrow morning.
Tomorrow highs warm into the mid 70s with partly cloudy skies. The work week remains warm and dry through Thursday. Our next chance of rain moves in on Friday, and we me have a few thunderstorms too. Temperatures cool down for the weekend, but we should dry out to enjoy fall weather outdoors Saturday and Sunday.
What a difference a day makes! Saturday set a record cold high of 50 degrees and temperatures we’re enjoying sunshine, 70s and temperatures 20-30 degrees warmer. This sets the stage for a very pleasant evening and overnight.
Areas of fog develop after midnight and may be locally dense Monday morning. Any fog should quickly diminish to allow for mainly sunny conditions. Highs return to the mid and upper 70s not only tomorrow but into Thursday afternoon.
Light jackets may be needed at the bus stop early Monday morning but temperatures quickly warm to near 70 degrees by noon. Shorts, short sleeves and sunglasses will be apart of the wardrobe Monday afternoon with light northeasterly wind.
Our next chance of rain and thunder is Friday as the latest cold front arrives. This offers a brief cool down into the 60s Friday and Saturday, but temperatures quickly rebound back into the 70s Sunday into the middle of the month.
Enjoy the evening and a big thanks to all that donated to Coats For Kids today outside the Colts game – Sean Ash
Good Sunday morning. We’re beginning where we left off Sunday… cloudy, cool with areas of rain and drizzle with temperatures near 50 degrees. But after a gray, damp beginning expect a decrease in clouds this afternoon.
The brighter finish leads to much warmer temperatures in the 70s and a good 20 to 25 degrees warmer than the record low maximum high of 50 degrees set on Saturday. This marks the beginning of several days in a row with decent sunshine and highs in the 70s.
After this morning Central Indiana will be rain-free until Friday when the next cold front brings rain and thunderstorms back in play. This front also brings seasonably cool air into the region for next weekend.
Have a great day and please remember to bring a new or slightly used coat down to the Colts game for WTHR’s annual Coats For Kids campaign. We’ll be collecting on the corner of Capitol and Illinois until 1pm. Thanks for helping us keep kids warm this winter – Sean A
What is causing this significant change? The upper level weather system to our SE that brought us the clouds and rain will push far enough away for some sun and the return of milder air.
This is the beginning of a sunny and 75 degree temperature trend that will last through much of next week.
The Saturday forecast is mostly cloudy, windy and chilly with a few more showers. Highs on Saturday will only be in the middle and upper 50s. Everyone will have to dodge a few showers on Saturday, but the best chance for a steadier light rain will be across the eastern half of the state. This area is closer to the upper level weather system that is pulling back moisture our way from the East Coast. It is a good idea to prepare for 50s and rain chances if you are going to either football game at Ball State or IU.
Speaking of the East Coast, that upper level weather system, a slow moving front and moisture from Hurricane Joaquin will all contribute to a significant flooding threat this weekend. The Carolinas are forecast to be the hardest hit.
Our weekend will end with a mix of clouds and sun. Sunday won’t be as chilly, as we forecast highs in the range of 65-70 degrees. Remember we will be collecting coats and cash donations for Coats For Kids before the Colts game on Sunday. We hope to see you there.
The forecast for next week is dry and mild, with highs in the 70s.
We’re starting off cool and dry this morning with temperatures in the 40s and 50s. Today will be breezy with wind gusts out of the Northeast up to 30 to 35mph. For the most part we’re expecting to stay dry as highs only reach the low 60s. There’s a slight chance for a late day/evening shower.
We’re continuing to keep an eye on Hurricane Joaquin. It’s still a category 4 storm, but the newest data shows that the storm could push more to the east. Still, we’ll see heavy rain likely across portions of the east coast.
If you’re heading out for evening plans, or Operation Football, you’ll need to bundle up. Temps will fall into the 50s, which is comfortable, however, winds will continue to gust up to 30mph.
The wind continues on Saturday, with rain chances increasing during the day. The average high for this time of year is 71, Saturday we won’t hit the 60 degree mark.
Sunday will be a little bit warmer in the upper 60s, with a chance for a spotty shower. Sunday will be the drier day of the weekend.
Highs in the 70s return starting Monday with mostly sunny skies too.
The SkyTrak 13 Weather Team continues to follow several weather systems to our east… both of which will directly and indirectly our weather this weekend. All eyes are on the Bahamas where Category 4 Hurricane Joaquin continues to unleash devastating wind, rain and surf.
Unfortunately Joaquin appears to becoming stationary or moving slowly to the southwest, is over very warm waters and encountering weak atmospheric shear… all of which combined leads us to believe Joaquin will either maintain intensity or strengthen the next 36 hours.
While there is still uncertainty on track, the “modeled” trend is for the core of Joaquin to remain away from the U.S. mainland. Unfortunately, the upper level storm that aids in pushing Joaquin away will also create potentially catastrophic flooding in the Carolinas and some of the mid-Atlantic… even without Joaquin making landfall.
The atmospheric set up was going to deliver a heavy rain event on the East Coast this weekend, but residual moisture and lift from Joaquin’s circulation aids in producing tropical rainfall rates. Due to high precipitable water values, long duration and upsloping effect parts of the Carolinas may see 12-17″ rainfall. Or in other words… 3-4 months of rainfall in 3-4 days.
The same upper level system doing this will bring some of the East Coast moisture our way over the next couple of days. Clouds and wind both increase Friday and temperatures struggle into the lower and mid 60s during the afternoon. Can’t rule out a few sprinkles or a passing shower but many places stay dry.
It’s definitely jacket weather for high school football games on Friday, with temperatures in the 50s during Operation Football. It will feel much cooler due to a steady northeast wind at 20-25mph. Though clouds mostly have more bark than bite, a few passing showers are possible
Saturday will be rather cloudy and unseasonably cool with temperatures locked mainly in the 50s. Wind-whipped showers may be more prevalent during the afternoon as moisture feeds westward from the East Coast. The persistent breeze continues and wind gusts of 30-40mph are very possible.
However rain amounts locally should be minimal and the clouds/cool will be bigger stories this weekend. Long range indicators suggest another pleasant spell of mostly sunny/mild days next week as highs return to the 70s. Have a great evening – Sean Ash