Brief warm-up arrives today ahead of weekend cooldown

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(Sept. 4, 2014) - Today could see temperatures hitting the 90s for only the third time this year here in Indianapolis.  The warm-up won't last into the weekend, though, with temperatures plummeting behind a cold front that will arrive overnight from Friday into Saturday.

Today's forecast

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For today expect to see plenty of sunshine with some clouds around beginning late morning into the afternoon hours.  While highs will be near 90 (officially we are forecasting 89 for the airport), the weather will actually remain pleasant with relatively low humidity levels.  Winds will be out of the south-southwest at 6-12 mph.

Tracking the cool down

Technically. Friday should be the hottest day of the week but the early arrival of a front and rain chances will likely hold temperatures into the upper 80s.  Model data is now showing rain arriving as early as 2 p.m. on Friday with hit or miss showers and storms rolling in for the rest of the afternoon and evening.  Model data shows the rain coming to an end on Saturday morning with the potential for mist lasting throughout the morning hours.

Saturday highs will be reached at midnight with temperatures likely in the mid to low 70s during the afternoon.  We likely won't see any sunshine through the morning hours, but the sun should come out for a bit during the afternoon.  High pressure takes over the state by Sunday with only some very low pancake cumulus clouds being expected for Sunday.  Sunday's highs will also be in the mid-70s.