You’ll notice a wicked westerly wind today, the most noticeable change following a front that clipped the state early this morning. Behind the cold front both clouds and temperatures will decrease. Midday and afternoon gusts could reach 25-30 mph.
The front’s rain stayed mainly north of Indianapolis. South Bend recorded a third of an inch of precipitation. Less than a tenth of an inch fell in Fort Wayne.
Our high today will be almost ten degrees cooler than yesterday. But wait, there’s more! Or less, tonight. Frost will once again be possible. The National Weather Service has a Frost Advisory in place for early Thursday morning, but it’s only for parts of southeastern and southern Indiana. That’s for places like Columbus, Seymour and Greensburg. It won’t be any colder there – that’s merely a result of the widespread frost that happened over northern and central Indiana earlier this week. Once you’ve really had it, there’s not much point in Advising for it.
Sun rules Thursday, and another clipper arrives Thursday night. Looks like deja vu all over again. Little moisture, and an overnight ETA. If you work third shift you might see a sprinkle going or coming late Thursday night/early Friday morning.
Our attention shifts to storms this weekend. Warmer air will surge in Saturday. A likely scenario brings a cold front into the state later Saturday evening. A line of showers and storms is expected. We’re tapping a pretty frisky jet stream at that point, so there is also the potential for some severe weather.
If the timing works out, most of Saturday and Sunday day time could be dry. And mild! It’s possible we could go four days in a row above average on temperatures. That will be the first time this month. It only happened twice in September.
Today’s average high is 67 and the average low is 46. Records are 88 and 27. Sunrise time is 7:51 and the sunset comes at 7:13.
PAUL’S PREVIOUS PREDICTION:
Yesterday’s high was 63. The forecast was 62.
Low-medium today, then low through Saturday.
DETAILED INDIANAPOLIS FORECAST:
Today: Light shower chance in the early morning, then decreasing cloudiness, with colder breezes gusting to 30mph. High 54.
Tonight: Clear and colder, with patchy frost. Low 34.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 61.
Thursday Night: Becoming mostly cloudy. A stray sprinkle is possible after midnight. Low 46.
Friday: Becoming mostly sunny. High 63.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 45.
Saturday: Partly sunny and warmer. High 72.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy with a good chance of showers and storms, especially late. Low 60.
Sunday: Partly sunny with a chance of showers and storms, especially in the morning. High 72.
Sunday Night; Partly cloudy. Low 53.
Monday: Partly cloudy. High 71.
Monday Night: Shower and storm chances. Low 54.
Tuesday: Shower and storm chances. High 71.