September Sizzle Continues


The soon-to-be officially warmest September on record in Indianapolis will go out in a blaze today. Temperatures are already nearing 80°+ and we're well on our way to snapping the first of likely three straight daily record highs.

We're forecasting 92° today which is 20° above average, would break the daily the record high of 89° set in 1971, and would mark only the 5th day since 1871 with a high temperature 90°+ this late in the season.

Much of eastern half of the U.S. experiences near-record to record high temperatures the next three days as hot dome spreads across the region. Underneath this region of sinking air will be little chance of rain...with the exception on the edge of the hot air along a boundary.

Muggy lows near 70° tonight could break the daily lowest maximum temperature for October 1st. It also sets the stage for what may become the hottest October temperature on record in Indianapolis as we forecast 92° on Tuesday.

More record warmth expected Wednesday with only a slight rain chance. Thursday remains oppressively humid with dewpoints near/above 70° to start the day. However, a cold front pushes south of the Ohio River late in the day to open the gates to refreshing air and a taste of autumn Friday into this weekend. We're expecting lows near 50° Friday morning, in the 40s Saturday morning, and "highs" only in the 60s a week from today... some 30° to nearly 40° cooler. Buckle up for a fun weather week here.