It will be a cold and breezy weekend, but at least the sun returns today. Partly cloudy weather is expected Sunday and Monday. Expect frosty conditions the next few nights.
Our attention now turns to the effects of “Franken-storm.” This is the mess expected out of the combination of low pressure over the northeastern US, and tropical system Sandy coming onshore early Tuesday morning.
Hurricane Sandy was briefly downgraded to a tropical storm early Saturday, but winds then increased again to 75 mph. The center at 8am Saturday was about 335 miles southeast of Charleston South Carolina. Sandy is expected to move up and parallel to the coastline this weekend, then make a turn toward Delaware by very early Tuesday morning.
The resulting storm system is expected to move SLOWLY up through the eastern half of Pennsylvania Tuesday and Wednesday. Authorities are still braced for a prolonged period of high winds and heavy precipitation. Some heavy snow is also expected, probably centered around the mountains of West Virginia.
What about Indiana? Trick or treat? It’s quite possible the eastern third of the state could have rain and/or snow showers Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday. The entire state will notice breezy conditions and lots of clouds.
The average high today is 61 and the average low is 42. The records are 83 and 24. The sunrise time is 8:09 and the sun sets at 6:49.
PAUL’S PREVIOUS PREDICTION:
Yesterday’s high was 53. The forecast was 51.
The count stays low through Monday.
DETAILED INDIANAPOLIS FORECAST:
Today: Mostly sunny. High 52. Gusty winds to 25 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 34.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 52. Breezes to 20 mph.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 32.
Monday: Partly sunny. High 50.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, breezy again. Low 35.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 44.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, and still breezy. Low 35. Rain and/or snow showers east of Indy?
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, breezy. High 45. Rain and/or snow showers east of Indy?
Wednesday Night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 35.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. High 49.
Thursday Night Partly cloudy. Low 35.
Friday Mostly sunny. High 50.