Picture-perfect holiday weekend ahead

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Sean Ash

We hope you’re enjoying this fall-ish afternoon in central Indiana. After a few early day sprinkles and showers, you couldn’t ask for a better July afternoon. Sun and clouds with high temperatures in the lower to mid 70s… a good 10 to 15 degrees below normal.


Under the center of Canadian high pressure overnight we’re assured of our coolest start to July 4th in some 18 years. Lows tonight will easily drop into the 50s and the aforementioned high keeps the sky sunny tomorrow with pleasant highs in the mid to upper 70s.


Friday evening will arguably be one of the best weather set ups for fireworks in recent memory. A clear sky, light wind and comfortable temperatures in the 65 to near 70 degree range. Enjoy and please be safe tomorrow.


As nice as our weather is… it couldn’t be worse right now for the Carolina coast. Hurricane Arthur continues to strengthen and will likely become a Category 2 hurricane before making landfall overnight/early Friday morning between Wilmington and Cape Hatteras.


Radar and satellite imagery shows a healthy eye wall and numerous squalls coming ashore in the northeast quadrant of Arthur. One saving grace may be the forward speed over 10mph and should accelerate more tonight.


The same high pressure system bringing fall-like weather to Indiana eventually pushes Arthur away from the eastern seaboard.


Here at home the comfortable air mass hangs around for much of the weekend and keeps the sky sunny Saturday and the first part of Sunday. You’ll likely notice an increase in humidity Sunday afternoon, but we’re expecting rain-free conditions until after midnight Sunday.


An active weather pattern returns early next week with the potential for heavy storms Monday.