INDIANAPOLIS — TGIF, friends! And what a lovely Friday of weather we have dialed in across central Indiana. The majority of the WTHR viewing area is positioned south of a stalled front across the northern third of the state, where temps remain locked in the 40s with lingering clouds the closer you get to the Michiana border.
There's abundant sunshine for many areas and unseasonably warm highs in the 55°-60° range this afternoon — 10°-15° above average for early December. This times out nicely for the thousands of fans descending on Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship game. If you're going to Georgia Street this evening for fan festivities, expect relatively comfortable weather for this time of year with temperatures lingering into the 50s a bit after sunset.
The passage of a cold front tonight will deliver a seasonably chilly open to the weekend with highs in the 40s Saturday despite another severe clear day. You'll need a heavier coat being outside to start the weekend and we'll eventually need rain gear with an approaching storm system delivering a wet and windy finish to the weekend.
Rain increases during the day Sunday and the wind does, too. Some modeling shows potential of wind gusts exceeding 45 mph Sunday night into early Monday morning. We'll monitor closely with the potential of power outages if indeed that happens.
Another system in the middle of next week brings the possibility of snow and/or rain.