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Summer-like Warmth and Isolated Rain Chances

By · October 22, 2012 at 7:00 am

Get ready for Indian Summer! Mild temperatures this morning will give way to 70s to low 80s later this afternoon. Our average high is just 63. Pull out the shorts! Though most areas from Indy point south and east will probably stay dry today, we can’t rule out an isolated shower or storm pushing through areas north and west of the city. The most likely spots to get wet from this afternoon through tomorrow morning will be Terre Haute to Crawfordsville to Frankfort to Kokomo to Fort Wayne points north and west with possibly between 1/10″ to 1/4″ of rain. Farther south and east (including the Indy Metro) rain chances go way down. We might get a trace to at most 1/10″ if any of the rain sneaks toward us.

Look for a high of 78 in Indy with 80 possible in both Bloomington and Terre Haute!

Tomorrow as the WNBA Champion Indiana Fever celebrate victory with a parade Downtown at noon, we’re hoping for dry weather. There’s a chance of showers/isolated storms mainly north and west in the morning, but a shower could try to sneak into Indy, so keep that in mind. Temps will yet again be unseasonably warm in the upper 70s.

Our warmth builds even more with dry weather Wednesday and Thursday. We could hit low 80s and get close to records. The record high Wednesday is 81 set in 1963. The record high Thursday is 82 set in 1963. But a strong cold front brings our Indian Summer to an abrupt end as we hit Friday. Highs may only manage 60s with rain likely.

That paves the way for a chilly and raw (and possibly damp) weekend ahead. The Irvington Halloween Parade may require some extra layers if this forecast holds. We’ll have 50s and wind on Saturday (maybe some showers) and chilly 40s on Sunday (can’t rule out a shower).

Have a great day and a terrific week!
-Chikage

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