Here comes Indian Summer; 70 degree temperatures coming before a chilly Halloween

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RAIN CHANCE LATE

Clouds arriving tonight will gradually increase and bring a few showers into central Indiana before sunrise on Saturday.  Any rain will be light and brief.  This is the only rain threat this weekend.

RPM forecast 3 AM Saturday

RPM forecast 3 AM Saturday

ONE YEAR AGO – RECORD COLD AND SNOW

Last year on this date a record cool high temperature occurred – only reaching 40°!  Snow showers developed by early afternoon – bringing the second snowfall of the season.  A wet snow coated cars last October 24th.

Snow last Oct 24th

Snow last Oct 24th

Snow fell for the second straight day one year ago

Snow fell for the second straight day one year ago

INDIAN SUMMER

70° high temperatures are forecasts for 3 out of the next 4 days. That’s rare – from this date gong forward we only average another five 70 degree days. The exception is Sunday – as a cold front passing early afternoon Saturday will bring a brief pull back to the warmth before a new surge of mild air hits Monday.

Strong warm up Monday

Strong warm up Monday

Get out and enjoy – especially this weekend – the final weekend of October.

CHECKING IN ON FALL 2014

Fall 2014 has been chilly – ranking among the coolest 22% on record. 58% of the days have been cooler than normal – a deficit we will cut into the next few days.

Fall  2014 is running cool

Fall 2014 is running cool

HALLOWEEN 2014 OUTLOOK

SPOOKY trends have developed again for a chilly Halloween. Colder temperatures are set to move in before trick or treating.

Halloween 2014 weather map

Halloween 2014 weather map