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After a gorgeous week of sunny skies and mild temperatures, some changes arrive for the weekend. A few more clouds will arrive today but it will still be a summer-like day with temperatures climbing into the low 80s.
Clouds will increase tonight but it will be a dry evening for most during Operation Football. Temperatures this evening will fall into the upper 60s by 10pm.
There is a small chance of a few sprinkles from a Bedford-Columbus-Greensburg line and points south, mainly after 10pm.
Overnight lows will eventually fall into the low 60s.
A system to the southeast will actually retrograde to the northwest this weekend. This will allow clouds to spill into central Indiana and it will also bring a chance of a few light showers on Saturday.
The Purdue game is at noon against Bowling Green and it will be a bit cloudy but dry.
The best chance of rain will be east of I-69 and south of I-70. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected in any shower. It will be cooler and breezy with temperatures only climbing into the low 70s.
Clouds will stick around Saturday night with a low in the low 60s.
Sunday will be mostly cloudy with highs in the mid to upper 70s.
The summer heat returns for the work week with temperatures rebounding back into the low 80s Monday and Tuesday.
There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday and Thursday next week.
Another stellar sunny day in Central Indiana with equally warm highs in the 80s… a good 10 degrees above average for late September. No changes this evening, overnight and into Friday morning which means clear conditions and comfortable temperatures in the 50s.
Friday Forecast: Cloud cover will increase as Friday but not before a bright and pleasant beginning. By 5-6pm expect more clouds than sunshine over the southeastern half of the state, but but we’ll stay dry and pleasantly warm in the lower 80s. It Should be a great night of weather for Operation Friday Football as temperatures slide into the lower 70s by the end of games.
Weekend Outlook: A system along the east coast throws moisture westward into the Ohio Valley. The end result will be a rather cloudy weekend at times with occasional spotty showers both Saturday and Sunday. However it should be noted the exact track of an upper disturbance could change and possibly go farther south or north… both of which would drastically change the forecast. More south means more sunshine and warmer highs, while farther north would up the ante on rain coverage and amounts. Check back but at this point it’s looking mainly cloudy and cooler as a result.
Bottom-line… clouds should have more bark than bite and intervals of filtered sunshine are very possible too. Certainly no need to cancel any outdoor plans, like going to the Circle City Classic Parade Saturday morning, but realize a few showers will be around. As of now rain amounts appear to be light and well under a quarter inch.
Rare Lunar Eclipse: Unfortunately cloud cover may play the role of spoiler of the first total “supermoon” eclipse since 1982. The partial eclipse begins at 9:07pm EDT as the moon begins to enter the Earth’s shadow. It will reach totality at 10:11pm and exit totality at 11:23pm. We’re hoping clouds thin enough for viewing here in Central Indiana as it’s only the 6th occurrence since 1900 and won’t happen again until 2033. Good luck and here are a couple of websites with great explanations on what will be happening and where it gets its name from: http://shadowandsubstance.com/ http://earthsky.org/tonight/total-lunar-eclipse-blood-moon-hunters-moon-september-27-28-2015
First Fall Cold Front Next Weekend? We mentioned the possibility of a potentially significant cold front around October 6th in the blog yesterday. The latest operation European model indeed has a sharp trough over the eastern U.S. next weekend. If this verifies it would deliver chilly air and temperature departures of 10-20° next weekend. Stay tuned – Sean
A beautiful morning with temperatures in the 5os but with a rapid rise into the 80s. We’ve been monitoring a disturbance near the east coast for potential local impact. We’re watching a storm along the East Coast. We’ll see if some of the cloud cover and rain chances move in here with an easterly flow of air.
For now we’re keeping the forecast dry for Operation Football and the weekend, but we’ll see how far west the rain and cloud cover move.
It appears the warmer than normal pattern lingers into the opening of October but we have at least a chance for a shower in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday.
THIS DAY IN CENTRAL INDIANA WEATHER HISTORY…
Autumn came in at 4:21am this morning and it would seem that despite the date, we are actually headed back into summer weather.
Temperatures the next few days will be in the 80s during the day. Evenings will be mainly clear and pleasant as readings slide into the lower 70s and upper 60s near sunset.
A late week system along the East Coast may push some cloud cover westward into the Ohio Valley and patchy fog may begin showing up the next few mornings too.
The weekend looks fantastic . Temperatures will hang in the 80s and we will keep rain out. Look for showers to return by the middle of next week.
Fall begins at 4:21am on Wednesday, but it will feel more like Summer.
It will be clear and mild Tuesday evening, with temperatures in the 70s through 8pm. Clear and cool describes early Wednesday, with morning temperatures near 50 degrees.
Our first Fall afternoon will be warm, with highs in the lower 80s. This 80 degree warmth will last through the weekend. We are forecasting lots of sunshine too.
Right now there isn’t any significant weather pattern change until the middle part of next week. This means cool mornings with sunny and warm afternoons.
Hard to argue that the nation’s best weather is right here in Central Indiana. Sunshine and comfortable temperatures in the mid-70s this afternoon gives us the right to that honor… and we’re just getting started on a prolonged dry spell.
You couldn’t write a better weather script for Monday Night Football and Colts tailgating. Expect clear and comfortable conditions with temperatures in the 60s by kickoff. During the game temperatures continue to fall and will be in the 50s for the ride home out of Lucas Oil Stadium. Enjoy the game and GO COLTS!
Jackets will be needed for kids early Tuesday morning as many areas away from Indianapolis drop into the 40s. The seasonably cool start quickly warms under a full canopy of blue sky and sunshine. Highs will finish a bit warmer and near 80 degrees in many cities. Temperatures the next 7-10 days will be a 5 to 10 degrees above average and the Ohio Valley looks to stay mainly rain-free.
The autumnal equinox (astrological beginning of the fall season) occurs Wednesday morning at 4:22am as the sun’s most direct rays pass southward over the equator. But the pattern the next 7-10 days definitely fits the bill of summer. Expect several days in row with mostly clear conditions, cool night and afternoons warming into the 80s. While the southeastern and southwestern U.S. sees substantial rains over the next week… we’ll see dry conditions prevailing heading into early October.
Have a great evening – Sean Ash
The last Sunday of summer was gorgeous! After a cool start in the upper 40s and low 50s, temperatures rebounded into the low 70s.
A quiet and cool night is in store with temperatures falling back into the upper 40s and low 50s.
The dry and quiet pattern continues through the week as a ridge of high pressure dominates the Midwest.
Monday will be beautiful with afternoon highs climbing into the mid 70s, near normal for this time of year.
It will be a fantastic evening in downtown Indianapolis for the Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium for Monday Night Football. Temperatures will fall into the low 60s as you head out of the stadium. Overnight lows will fall back into the low 50s Tuesday morning.
The first day of autumn arrives on Wednesday morning at 4:20pm. It will feel like a summer day as temperatures climb to near 80 degrees.
Right now, next weekend looks dry and pleasant.
It’s a chilly fall-like start this morning with many areas dropping into the upper 40s. It will be a bright, dry and beautiful final Sunday of summer 2015.
Afternoon highs will be in the low 70s with light breezes out of the northeast.
A warming trend moves in Monday afternoon with mostly sunny skies and afternoon highs in the mid 70s. It will be a fantastic evening to be downtown Indy for the Colts game.
The Autumnal Equinox arrives officially at 4:20am EDT on Wednesday, September 23rd. It will feel more like a summer day, with temperatures climbing to near 80 degrees.
Temperatures will be running above average through the weekend.