Streak Of Record Warmth


Despite scattered showers and storms that moved across Central Indiana... late-day sun helped boost Indianapolis' high temperature to 87° after a warm front slowly lifted north of I-70.

This front continues to linger around central Indiana but is slowly lifting to the north. It's proximity and an approaching upper disturbance keep the possibility of a few downpours and/or storms moving through the state between now and early Monday morning.

But much of the day is expected to be hazy sun and highs in the 90s... likely breaking the daily record high (89° set in 1971) by 5 PM.

Temperatures 20-25° average Tuesday and Wednesday... both days we're forecasting record-breaking high temperatures in the low 90s with little chance of rain.

IF highs do hit 90° all three days it would mark the first three day streak of 90°+ highs this late in the season. If the 92° forecast high on Tuesday is achieved it would be the warmest October temperature on record in Indianapolis since records began in 1871.

Humid heat lingers into Thursday before an impressive fall front arrives Thursday evening. Unfortunately it's impressive from a temperature perspective and not precipitation. It likely brings some showers, but I have my doubts it delivers widespread beneficial rainfall.

Lows drop into the upper 40s/lower 50s Friday morning in what will be a fantastic autumn day. The crisp morning gives to a mild afternoon of highs in the 60s.

This is likely followed by the coolest temperatures since mid-May with widespread lows in the lower/mid 40s Saturday morning.

It's a week away, but long-range guidance shows potential of a decent rain-maker impacting Central Indiana and the Ohio Valley next Monday. Stay tuned - Sean Ash