INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –Good Monday afternoon! We’re tracking the unseasonably warm weather and strong winds out there today! This morning’s low temperature in Indianapolis was 64 degrees and broke the previous record high minimum temperature of 62 from 1980. As temperatures climb into the 80s this afternoon, we’ll come close to a record high temperature as well. The current record high for the date is 86 degrees from 1950.
Tonight, we’ll continue with strong wind gusts up to 30 mph. Temperatures will be near 70 degrees for a low which may be another record high minimum for Tuesday. We’ll build in the cloud cover overnight.
Tuesday’s temperatures will climb into the mid-80s with wind gusts up to 30 mph. We’ll have a partly sunny sky ahead of a cold front. That cold front is supposed to move into Indy between about 7 and 8 p.m. Along the front, especially near and south of Indianapolis, we need to be weather-aware. The overall forcing for severe weather is weak, however, other parameters off of several model data suggest a low-end tornado threat. It looks as if any storm that may develop along and ahead of the front has a chance of producing a funnel cloud or brief spin-up. We’re watching this carefully so check back to see if the data changes!
Wednesday will bring warm weather again with showers and a few thunderstorms as a warm front lifts across the area. We’ll have highs in the mid-70s. A stronger cold front is set to move in Thursday and bring widespread rain and cooler weather to the area. Expect lows down in the low 40s by Friday morning, the coldest of the season. –Danielle Dozier