Dry Tuesday before rain arrives mid-week

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. --Good Monday afternoon! The official winter outlook was issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration just a few days ago and it's predicting an equal chance of seeing above or below-average temperatures. It's also predicting a greater chance of seeing above-average precipitation in central Indiana. This outlook is due to the anticipation of the development of La Ni‎ña which is a global climate pattern that influences the weather patterns across North America.

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Locally, temperatures topped out in the low 60s this afternoon across central Indiana and we'll have a clear sky overnight. Temperatures will be a bit lower Tuesday morning and near 40 degrees. Some spots will dip into the upper 30s.

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Tuesday will bring mid and high clouds in advance of our next weather system set to move in Wednesday. Expect an east wind at 5-10 mph with highs near 60 degrees Tuesday afternoon.

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A warm front will lift north across the area Wednesday and bring some showers and possibly a t-storm in the evening. Winds will increase too with gusts to 25 mph as temperatures climb to the low to mid-60s. Rain will carry over into Thursday morning with gusts to 30 and possibly 35 mph. Rainfall amounts of 0.10 to 0.25 inches seem reasonable with higher amounts in any t-storm.

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A cooler day is in store Thursday with highs in the upper 50s but rebounding to the upper 60s by Friday afternoon. Halloween looks nice but if you're trick-or-treating the weekend before, plan on a chance of rain Saturday. We'll fine tune the timing as we get closer to the weekend. --Danielle Dozier

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