Winds ease but temps rise to near record levels Saturday; a cold turn again next week

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WINDSWEPT MIDWEST
Wind advisory will expire at 7 PM. The winds have reached their peak - over 60 mph at Straughn in Henry Co and a report of 60 mph in Cicero.
Indianapolis Fire Department speculates that a train derailment may be wind related late Friday afternoon. Freight cars are reported to be empty.
Friday evening train derailment may be wind related per IFD

Friday evening train derailment may be wind related per IFD

LSR 5 Line Wind Gusts

The peak wind gust in Indianapolis reached 52 mph Friday.
Those strong winds back down overnight but not diminish entirely. Skies will clear and we are expected to cool to a low in the mid 40s.
MID-APRIL WARMTH
Friday's high of 63° is the warmest of 2016 and for a February 19th in 22 years. Well above the average of 41° and it will get even warmer for Saturday. Sunshine will hold for most of the day and temperature are expected to reach a high of 65°. That's the average for April 19th and just shy of the record of 67° set in 1983 and 1930.
ADI 18z RPM 4km Temperature

High temperature forecast Saturday (65°) will near record for date and reach mid April levels

Second half of the weekend will cool and showers will develop before sunrise Sunday. Temperatures will lower Sunday to the low/mid 50s.
FEBRUARY CHILL TO RETURN
Colder air filters in Monday and settles back to more typical February levels. A few snow showers will show up, especially late week when a southern system swipes the Ohio Valley and perhaps Friday next week as colder air moves in. Enjoy the warmth Saturday, you knew it would not last!
Much colder again by next Friday!

Much colder again by next Friday!