Cold front ushers in cooler temperatures

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After a nearly normal weekend across the state with summer-like temperatures and humidity levels, Central Indiana is in for a big change that will literally change the season.  A cold front is moving through the state later tonight but ahead of it will be scattered showers and thunderstorms.  We are not expecting severe weather out of this system.  Scattered showers and storms will be possible as we continue throughout the afternoon and evening hours.  As of 3:30 PM, the best activity was out in Central Illinois and this continues to move to the east.  I’ll be tracking the latest rain and storm activity live starting at 4 PM.  Rainfall amounts out of this event still don’t look to impressive with most models only picking up a few 100th of an inch.

Small Regional Radar

3:30 PM Satellite Radar Snapshot

But the biggest thing happening will be a swing from summer temperatures to an early fall preview. Temperatures remain mild tonight due to clouds, especially in our southern counties.  But farther to the north, temperatures will dip into the upper 50s.

FCST_Low_Temps

After the front, expect temperature to remain below the 80 degree mark for several days in a row.  Highs should only increase into the upper 70s for Tuesday and the mid 70s on Wednesday.

 

Meteogram tomorrow

 

A ridge of Canadian high pressure is sliding into Central Indiana and this will help keep the cool air and clear skies around for several days.  Our next chance for rain doesn’t come in until the end of the weekend.