The sun returns with a seasonal cold; 70 degree days to return
The clearing at the end of the day will lead to a freezing night, but a new warm-up is in preparation
The rain wants to be evenly distributed, but at least we all had precipitation late Tuesday and early Wednesday. Reports were highest based on radar estimates and ground reports which included about 2″ in Lafayette and near the state line from nearly 3″ to just 0.25″ to 0.33″ around Richmond in eastern Indiana.
The 1.06″ of rain in Indianapolis was the heaviest in a single day in 45 days and the HEAVIEST since August 29! We added a single .01″ on Wednesday. The rain has increased the deficit, but we need more. To date, we are still 2.54″ below normal for the season and among the driest 20% fall on record.
COOLING IS FAST
Temperatures are expected to settle into the 30s over the next few mornings, bringing some frosty starts, but the cooling is short-lived. Temperatures will drop Thursday morning bringing widespread frost but the sun will bring temperatures to a seasonal high near 60C
The warming trend will kick off in full over the weekend when southerly breezes push temperatures up to near 70 degrees. Are the 70s rare this late in the season? By scanning the weather records, we have on average three more days at 70° or warmer and we could open November with two!
While showers are expected to bring some coolness on Sunday and Monday, Tuesday will warm up and the likelihood of above normal temperatures for the first week of November looks strong.
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