We may start out dry on Friday, but rain will develop and could be heavy at times as we head into the late afternoon and evening hours. There could be isolated thunderstorms as well, especially south of Indy. Rain totals up to 1/2″ are possible with more to the south. Unfortunately, it does look like wet weather for Operation Football Friday night. Clouds and showers will hold temps back with highs expected to stay in the upper 60s.
It gets even colder this weekend with instability clouds and an isolated shower possible Saturday (mainly morning) and breezy winds making it feel even colder. Highs may only manage low to mid 60s. We’ll clear out Sunday leading to a chilly start in the low 40s and a cool finish with sunshine around 63. Tailgaters will appreciate a jacket before heading into Lucas Oil Stadium. The coldest air yet could arrive for kids at the bus stop Monday morning. A Patchy Frost is possible if winds calm and skies are clear. We rebound back into the 70s for the rest of next week.
Finally, the Drought Monitor was released on Thursday and showed very little change from last week. We’re still in a moderate drought through the Metro, but rain Friday could lead to more improvement. We’re running more than 3″ above average for rain in September, but running more than 3″ below average for 2012.