Record warmth and windy conditions expected to start the work week
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –Good Sunday afternoon! Rain moved into the area this afternoon and has continued for parts of central Indiana. Indianapolis has had 0.16 inches of rain since 4 p.m. Some areas have even stayed dry today! Temperatures were above average again with highs in the mid-70s. Today marks 33 days of above-average temperatures this fall season.
Tonight, we’ll have showers around through the early evening. Expect a cloudy sky overnight with lows in the mid-60s. In fact, it will be so mild, we look to set a record-high minimum temperature. The current record is 62 degrees from 1980. The forecast low is 65. Keep in mind, the afternoon (highs) should be in the mid-60s!
Indy does look to come close to a record high temperature on Monday too. The current record is 86 degrees from 1950 and the forecast high is 85 degrees. We’ll have a mix of sun and clouds and very windy conditions. Gusts could peak around 35 mph.
Tuesday will also bring record warmth with highs in the mid-80s. A cold front will move through the area in the evening and bring a slight chance of storms. Right now, the better moisture (although still limited) is from Indy and areas south. Tuesday will also be gusty.
Another low-pressure system will move in with a warm front Wednesday and cold front Thursday. Temperatures will dip to the low 60s for highs to round out the work week. We’re also expecting rain in the area both Wednesday and Thursday. It will turn much cooler Friday and Saturday with temperatures near or slightly below average. –Danielle Dozier