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Sunny Start To The Week, Halloween Looks Soggy

By · October 27, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Less wind and cloud cover certainly made a world of difference today… and made the mid 50s much more enjoyable than Saturday.

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Crystal Helderman braved the raw wind Saturday to capture some amazing fall color in Brown County at Ogle Lake.  Please feel free to share your weather pictures anytime via Twitter, Facebook or email.

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We’re in store for a pleasant evening with temperatures holding in the 50s past 7pm.  Under a clear sky and light wind, low temperatures are heading back to down to the freezing mark (or colder) for the morning commute and bus stop.

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The chilly start gives way to a mild finish Monday, with highs nearing 60 degrees in Indianapolis and lower 60 in western Indiana.

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We’re advising viewers to soak up the sun and fall color Monday before clouds and rain return Tuesday.

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Tuesday will start dry, but clouds quickly move in after a chilly start.  Showers are fair game by 4pm, but more likely after 4pm.  The cloudy/showery combo will make it tough for temps to climb into the mid 50s Tuesday.

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This marks the beginning of a damp stretch that includes another good chance of rain Wednesday, and long range guidance agrees Halloween will be wet and windy.

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Current modeling suggests an inch of rain is likely Thursday, and the “potential” for strong to severe wind gusts.  However, “if” the modeled clouds and rain remain prevalent Thursday… instability may be weak enough to keep strong/severe winds from mixing down to the surface.  For now we wait and watch the progression of a storm system that’s several days away.  Much can/will change in the forecast regarding strength/timing.  Bottom-line: confidence is high on rain Thursday… to be determined if severe “potential” becomes reality.

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The damp weather mid-week comes with a mild, humid air mass…as dewpoints creep toward 60.  You’ll be able to give the heaters a break for a day or two before cooler air returns heading into next weekend.  Thanks for reading the blog and have a great evening – Sean Ash

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