What a day! Highs in Central Indiana were more fitting of April. But this goes down as the warmest December 1st day in over 15 years, with temperatures a good 20° above normal.
The high of 64° in Indianapolis was the warmest December day since 2008, and was actually warmer than the high of 61° on June 1st of this year.
This balmy air mass combined with increased cloud cover, will produce overnight lows in the low/mid 50s… or warmer than the average high for this time of year.
Hopefully you were able to get the last leaves raked, and Christmas lights put up today. Showers develop after midnight, and will occasionally make it soggy on Sunday. Below is FutureTrak 13 at 7am and 12pm tomorrow:
The disturbance triggering this rain will slide east of the stat Sunday night, and set up the warmest day of this balmy stretch of December weather. Highs on Monday will approach record levels (69°), and some backyards may actually hit 70° for the first time since November 10th. Stay tuned.
A frontal system arrives Tuesday, and brings widespread showers and storms. Temperatures briefly drop below normal behind the front on Wednesday… but quickly return to the upper 40s/lower 50s Thursday & Friday.
Long-range models are hinting of a possible clipper system next Sunday night into Monday (December 9-10). That’s way too far off for snow lovers to get their hopes up. I’m certainly not convinced of anything yet. We’ll keep you posted. For now enjoy the spring warmth while it lasts!
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