Storms on the way along with coldest air of the season

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ONE MORE 80° DAY

It's a warm one - 80° in the city at 3 PM (warmest October 2nd in 7 years) the 5th 80 degree day officially over the past 7 days!  The normal high for today is 71°.  The streak of above normal days reaches 8 days!

3 PM Thursday

3 PM Thursday

SCATTERED STORM CHANCE RISING
Storms are scattered west and will migrate east into IN next few hours Radar image 3:20 PM. Many of us will continue to see dry time and may dodge some of the early evening storms.

radar 3:20 PM thursday

radar 3:20 PM Thursday


ORGANIZED STORMS LATER
A more organized and larger line of showers and t-storms will arrive later tonight. A few locally heavy downpours and some gusty winds could accompany these storms closer to or just after 12 AM. I'm posting below the 3 PM temperatures - 3:30 radar and the NWS HRRR model forecast radar at 12 AM Friday morning.

Forecast radar 12 AM Friday

Forecast radar 12 AM Friday


BIG COOL OFF COMING
Cold front passes early Friday and sweeps the rain east by early afternoon. Winds ramp up as temps slide when coolest air of season hits behind 2nd cold front Friday evening. This front could bring a few scattered showers and t-storms again to the area in the late afternoon or early evening.

Falling temperatures Friday

Falling temperatures Friday


A real chill arrive late Friday night as area temps tumble into the low 40s and upper 30s by Saturday morning. Time to break out that fall wardrobe.

Jet stream forecast Saturday AM

Jet stream forecast Saturday AM