INDIANAPOLIS — We officially kicked off the fall season with the autumnal equinox occurring at 2:50 a.m. this morning.
It'll be a beautiful start to fall with mostly sunny skies this afternoon and slightly above average temperatures pushing the 80-degree mark.
Sunset today is at 7:41 p.m. and temperatures will rapidly drop around this time. Grab your jackets for any outdoor evening plans as we will fall into the 60s by 9 p.m.
Overnight lows will be cool in the low 50s. Outlying locations will see the mid to upper 40s under a clear sky and light northeast breeze.
Sunday starts mostly sunny with increasing clouds from west to east as our next storm system moves in. This will bring a slight chance of stray showers after 4 p.m. to western Indiana and into the metro by 8 p.m. This storm system will be battling a very dry air mass in place across the state which will likely limit most showers from holding together.
Temperatures will be very similar to today with highs near 80.
Dry weather and unseasonably mild temperatures start next week with highs again near 80 on Monday. The pattern becomes more unsettled on Tuesday with stray showers back in the forecast for late in the day and scattered showers and storms again possible Wednesday evening.
Temperatures will be hindered a bit by these rain chances with highs still seasonal in the mid to upper 70s through mid-week.