Our first full weekend of fall was more summer-like than anything as highs reached the low 80s both days. Skies remain mostly clear again for Sunday night and temperatures will fall into the upper 50s across the metro area and as low as the mid 50s in the outlying areas. This is above normal for an overnight temperatures spread as 50°F is where we should be for a typical low.
We will start the work week with another summer-like day and mostly sunny conditions. We’ll climb back to the low 80s on Monday which again puts us above normal for this time of year. High pressure is still controlling our weather locally so the warm stretch continues.
Winds will continue from the north again on Tuesday and we’ll see a few more clouds. A weak cold front will remain north of our state but it’s position helps increase the cloud cover. Temperatures should top out around 77°F with partly cloudy conditions. Wednesday will be another warm and quiet day across our state and yet again, high pressure is the main influence. This means mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s. Thursday is when the forecast starts to get a bit more interesting. A cold front will be headed our way during the day. Winds will pick up from the south at 10 to 20 mph, resulting in another warm yet windy forecast. The morning hours should be dry but rain will return that afternoon. The better chance for widespread and more consistent showers will be Thursday night into Friday morning. While it will be nice to finally see some rain here in central Indiana, this front is also the transition from warm to much colder weather.