We are on the warm side of an approaching weather system late Wednesday. Showers are increasing to our west and will spread east this evening reaching Indianapolis by 9 pm.
A cold front will pass before sunrise Thursday bringing much cooler air but it is only temporary. A new warm surge is in the works this weekend.
What an incredible Fall to date. We are averaging 5° per day above normal with over 70% of the days above normal. October currently ranks 19th warmest and even more impressive, the lack of cold nights.
We have yet to reach frost levels, 36° in the city of Indianapolis - and only one night so far this fall has dipped below 40°. This has only happened three times in the past 75 years!
WARM PATTERN TO END MONTH AND OPEN NOVEMBER
No cold coming for now. The jet stream is running flat, west to east or what meteorologist call "zonal". Pacific origin air is sweeping the country and our temperatures will remain well above normal overall throughout first week of November.
Thursday will turn chilly but it is brief. A new warm surge is coming to open the weekend and the final weekend of October has 70° warmth with it. S
Sunny and milder air returns Friday then stronger southwest winds will blast mid to upper 70° temps into the state Saturday. The current forecast of 77° is warm but just shy of the record for the date of 81°
After Saturday's warm up, a wind shifting front will slip through the state Sunday bringing a slight cool down. Halloween looks to be the warmest in 8 years as a warm front passes during the day. Windy and warm conditions return Tuesday November 1st. and we will jump to upper 70s again! The record for November 1st is 81° - the latest 80 degree day on record.