I’m sure you’ve noticed it this afternoon, it’s starting to cool down quickly! We hit an early high of 46° here in Indianapolis but with the passing of our cold front, temperatures started to tumble at 3 PM. And thanks to this same cold front, we saw a large range in temperatures across the state this afternoon. Peru topped out at 38° while Bloomington hit 51°. The cold front that’s passing through did bring some minor precipitation reports this afternoon in our northern spots. Kokomo and Gas City reported flurries but that came to an end quickly. We could still see some isolated showers in the southern part of the state this evening but nothing significant.
TONIGHT: Temperatures will continue to fall this evening as winds continue from the north at 10 to 15 mph and this ensures that Sunday morning will be colder outside. Indianapolis should fall to 22° while some of our northern spots could even see the upper teens by sunrise.
Besides it being colder tonight, one other big thing is happening, Daylight Saving Time begins overnight! This means you set your clocks ahead 1 hour before bed and thus lose one hour of sleep. Good news for some of you though, we do get to enjoy a later sunset time. The sun will set on Sunday at 7:46 PM.
SUNDAY: Clouds continue to decrease on Sunday as a high pressure ridge returns to the state. This means mostly sunny skies on Sunday but temperatures will still lag behind seasonal levels. Indianapolis should hit 43° on Sunday afternoon but 48° is considered normal.
EXTENDED FORECAST: We are looking at a big jump in temperatures for the start of the work week. We should easily climb into the low 60s on Monday with mostly sunny skies and a breezy wind from the south at 10 to 20 mph. This will be a nice dose of spring-like weather here in central Indiana. The warm air continues on Tuesday with temperatures in the upper 50s but a few more clouds will start to build into the state that day, thus keeping the temperature a little lower. But say goodbye to those warm temperatures on Wednesday. A low pressure system will sweep across the state that day bringing in rain showers, cooler air and potentially a quick shot of snowfall. Temperatures will only reach the upper 30s that afternoon before falling. The big question is if this will bring any snow to central Indiana. The models keep flipping back and forth between all rain and accumulating snowfall. We’ll continue to keep an eye on it for you and get you a forecast when it looks more definitive!