More clouds today, and winds gusting to 40 mph. Winds could gust to 45 mph in west central Indiana, where a Wind Advisory runs from 11am-9pm in Lafayette, Terre Haute, and Crawfordsville. Rain moves in from the west later this evening. Here are today’s highs:
68 South Bend
69 Hendricks County
Bigger clouds and bigger breezes today, but still some really tall temperatures.
How mild is it? The Indianapolis overnight low was within a degree of the average high for today.
Wind speeds will increase after noon, and gusts of 45 mph are possible in west central Indiana, where a Wind Advisory is in effect from 11am to 9pm. The Advisory includes Lafayette, Terre Haute, Crawfordsville, Terre Haute and Vincennes.
Those winds are driven by the pressure difference between a large “high” to the east, and our weather villain, low pressure to the west. That low is connected to a cold front that will rain down precipitation overnight and knock down temperatures Monday.
When you wake up tomorrow it will still be in the mid 40s, but that should drop to around 40 during the day. Showers will still be around. If the advancing cold air overtakes the departing precipitation we could see some flurries late morning or early afternoon Monday.
Colder than average temperatures will follow all week.
So: Hold on to your hats and ENJOY TODAY! Am I being too subtle?
72 Terre Haute
69 Ft. Wayne
67 South Bend
Twitter follower @alexanderhall has an interesting find related to last night’s terrible explosion on the south side. He notes that Indianapolis weather service radar shows a return in that area just after 11pm, perhaps from smoke and debris. You can click this link to see a time lapse, via “Weather Underground”: http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b579/alexanderhall03/KIND_Explosion.gif
Indianapolis missed a record high yesterday by three degrees.
The average high today is 55 and the average low is 37. Records are 76 and 18. The sunrise time is 7:26 and the sun sets at 5:32.
PAUL’S PREVIOUS PREDICTION:
Yesterday’s high was 72. The forecast was 69.
Low through Wednesday.
INDIANAPOLIS DETAILED FORECAST:
Today: Partly cloudy, with southerly winds gusting to 40 mph in the afternoon. High 70.
Tonight: Cloudy with a chance of evening showers and storms. Rain likely overnight. Evening winds gusting to 35 mph. Low 47.
Monday: Morning rain likely. Showers ending in the early afternoon, possibly with some snowflakes mixed in. West wind gusting to 25 mph. Temperatures falling to around 40 during the day.
Monday Night: Clearing and colder. Low 26.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 43.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Low 28.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 45.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Low 29.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 49.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Low 33.
Friday: Partly cloudy. High 51.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 34.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 53.