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.
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.
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.
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.
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