Southwest winds are developing across the state today and that will take temps up through the weekend. We should see good sunshine in the short term with the moderating temps. Dry weather will continue through the weekend and into midweek next week. The upper low moving across the great lakes this weekend appears to have a track far enough north such that we will not have to be concerned about clouds or any inclement weather in northern Indiana tomorrow.
After a slight cool down Sunday and Monday, southwest winds are back as we move into midweek next week. We should see temps climb for Tuesday and Wednesday. The dry pattern continues too. Our next chance of rain may end up being Next Thursday over the southern half of the state. A wave that has its best moisture in the Tennessee Valley is trying to build farther north on Thursday, and we may need to watch for scattered showers from I-70 southward in that period. Moisture totals do not look overly impressive at this point, but if all works out as projected right now, we may have to look for a few hundredths to .3” over 80% of areas south of I-70 on Thursday afternoon. It’s not set in stone yet, and the better part of the system stays south of the river. But, it is a development that we can’t ignore at this time. Northern parts of the state see only clouds and no precipitation.
Dry for Friday, and then we get into our better frontal complex for early December. A front for the 2nd and 3rd still looks like it can bring .1”-.4” to 80% of the state. It is a fairly quick moving storm, so its duration is purely controlled by its arrival. For the rest of the extended period, we are leaving our outlook for a strong front around the 6th at this time. The front is not as impressive this morning as it was earlier in the week, but there is still plenty of action there. It could bring up to half an inch of moisture, but we are pulling coverage back to 60%, due to track uncertainty.
So, a good part of the state sees good weather for wrapping up harvest over the course of the next week.