Welcome to the coldest weekend (so far) of the young Fall season. Chills start out around or even below Freezing Saturday morning, and won’t get past the 40’s this afternoon. An upper level wave tonight and early morning Sunday should spark enough clouds to keep your plants safe, but count on clearing Sunday afternoon. That clear sky will combine with a light wind Sunday night into Monday and the result is a Freeze Watch for the state. The Watch is from 2-9am Monday Morning.
Not that it wasn’t cold THIS morning. Evidence abounds on Twitter:)
RT @MissMandiF: Holy balls of cold outside okay Mr. weatherman I agreed upon Fall but said nothing about winter. Brrrrr ice on my windshield
It will be bright and brisk for the Classic Parade in Downtown Indy, with sunshine and chills in the upper 30s.
And it’s a big day for football:
RT @susanwagener: Hope it clears up for IU Homecoming game…
The answer is yes, although the morning sun will probably compete with middle and higher level clouds in the afternoon. But don’t pack the pancho for either the IU BSU, or Purdue games. The high in Bloomington today is 54. Muncie’s high is 51. Lafayette will just be peaking at 52 as their late afternoon game begins. Nowhere to go but down, especially at Soldier Field, where Notre Dame’s playing. The chill there will fall from the upper to middle 30s during the game.
Did seem like Friday went on for several days? The dreary day saw the Indianapolis temp fall from 63 at midnight to 41 by 11:59pm. That’s below average. And it won’t get that warm again until Tuesday. And THAT just lasts for a day.
Yesterday’s rain added another 1.03″ to the Indy total, and for today at least, the year-to-date deficit has been whittled down to exactly one inch!
PP NETWORK TODAY:
Sunny start, and partly sunny in the afternoon. Partly to mostly cloudy overnight. Michiana has a shower chance tonight and tomorrow, and so does the Evansville area. Highs today:
49 South Bend
52 Hendricks County
The average high today is 69 and the average low is 48. Records are 89 and 30. The sunrise time is 7:47 and the sunset is 7:19.
PAUL’S PREVIOUS PREDICTION:
Temps fell to 46 by Friday afternoon. My forecast was 50.
Low today, then low-medium Sunday. Low on Monday, and low-medium Tuesday.
DETAILED INDIANAPOLIS FORECAST:
Today: Sunny start, chilly breeze, and some afternoon clouds. High 52.
Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 37.
Sunday: Mostly to partly cloudy in the morning. Clearing through the afternoon. High 53.
Sunday Night: FREEZE WATCH. Clear and cold. Low 33.
Monday: Sunny. High 58.
Monday Night: Mostly clear. Low 40.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 64.
Tuesday Night: Chance of showers. Low 48.
Wednesday: Chance of showers. High 57.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 39.
Thursday: Partly sunny. High 61.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 42.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High 57.