All-Time Hottest October Day In Indy Possible Tuesday


We've closed the book on the warmest and 3rd driest September on record in Indianapolis... but we're not done with record-breaking high temperatures.

Much like Monday, temperatures are already in the 80s with an expectation the daily record (89° set in 1897) high for October 1st falls between 12-1 PM. If our forecast high of 92° verifies it would be the all-time hottest October temperature in Indianapolis which currently is 91° October 8th, 2007.

Keep in mind these temperatures are a good 20° above average and this air mass lingers into Wednesday when another daily record high (89° in 1953) likely gets broken.

Thursday remains the day of transition, but before a cold front can get through the metro area... high temperature quickly warm into the 80s. Unfortunately this front won't bring much rain but will have plenty of wind. In the wake of its passage, northwesterly gusts exceed 30 mph at times Thursday afternoon as it delivers a much cooler, less humid air mass. Lows drop to near 50° Friday morning which looks like an autumn lover's dream.

Despite a bright sky, highs only reach the mid to upper 60s Friday afternoon with a refreshing northeast breeze. The early call for Operation Football is clear, cool weather as temperatures likely drop into the 50s by the end of games.

This sets the stage for our coolest night of the young fall season as the weekend opens with lows well in the 40s Saturday morning. Saturday remains pleasant if you like highs in the 60s with a mix of sun and clouds. A weak front moves into the state Saturday night and brings a chance of showers... though at this stage we're not overly optimistic on widespread rain.

This front is modeled to depart the state by Sunday evening but it does reinforce the autumn air into early next week.