Temps warm up before rain, much cooler temperatures move in

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What a morning! Wednesday has now brought the coolest air of the season.

As temperatures continue to drop quickly these next few months, we will be meeting those conditions again and again. Right now, Wednesday morning takes the cake for the coolest air we've seen. Indianapolis dropped to 47°, while other cities made it down to the mid 30s!

Temperatures are rebounding nicely Wednesday afternoon and will peak in the mid 70s. That's quite the spread in temperatures from the morning to the afternoon!

Wednesday not only marks the arrival of chillier temperatures but also the date of the "First Flakes" recorded in Indianapolis. This was back in 1925, when trace amounts of snow fell. The date of the earliest snow accumulation isn't far behind. Historically, the earliest it's ever been recorded was on October 18 back in 1989. How would you feel getting snow in mid October? It's happened on several occasions. If you're not a fan, no worries, it's not in the forecast yet.

Temperatures are warming into the upper 70s and lower 80s Thursday and Friday. However, a cold front will swing through and kick temperatures back down to much cooler conditions for the weekend. Still no snow though -- just rain!

While a few spotty showers are possible Thursday, most areas will stay dry. It's the cold front that will bring the chance for showers and thunderstorms Friday afternoon/evening into Saturday morning. Plan on having the rain gear handy if you'll be heading out to a Friday night football game. Not only will it likely be wet, but very breezy too.

We're dry tonight though, and temperatures will be comfortable to cool this evening. While we are tracking a cool down this weekend, that doesn't mean we're done with the above average temperatures. The 8-14 outlook suggests the probability of warmer than average temperatures across the region into the third week of October. Stay tuned!

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