We are behind our cold front this morning and you…will…notice…it! A dramatic change in temperatures is afoot with Mother Nature finally breaking out of her identity crisis and admitting it is autumn after all Temperatures today will be a good 20 degrees cooler than yesterday and nearly 30 degrees cooler than some of our warmest temperature readings over the weekend. We are also done with rain here and should see sunshine take control through the day. Tomorrow will be mostly dry too, at least through the daytime hours. However, clouds will try and build in the afternoon.
A minor batch of moisture moves across the state tomorrow evening through the overnight. We expect no more than .25” of action over 80% of the state. Moisture totals are unchanged from yesterday, but we are expanding our coverage. Everything is still done by sunrise Saturday, and we have a dry weekend on the way.
Moisture returns Sunday night and tracks across the state through Monday. We will put rain totals at .05” to .5” with coverage at 60% of the state. The rain out of this event may actually push farther south, bringing the best rains to central and southern Indiana, while northern Indiana escapes with little to no action. Still, rain is done by midnight Monday night.
Dry weather then settles in for the rest of the 10-day window, and it extends through most of the extended 11-16 day period too. We are tweaking the forecast just a bit this morning and are projecting a 10-day dry stretch starting next Tuesday and going through the following Thursday. Clouds may pop up from time to time, but we do not see any significant frontal boundaries or systems crossing the state. This period should see good evaporation and good drying, meaning we should have an excellent harvest window opening up.
Rain is back in the forecast for Friday the 26th. We are expecting .25”-.75” rains with coverage at 75% of the state.
Temps are much cooler today as we noted above. However, after the Sunday night-Monday system, we make another leg down in temps, and will see our coldest air in here next Tuesday morning. We still are projecting some good frost over the state there. The map above shows potential morning lows for Tuesday. There can also be some patchy frost this weekend, particularly in NW Indiana, although it will not be even close to a killing frost. The rest of next week and the extended period will feature temps normal to slightly below normal across the region, meaning our Indian summer is gone, and fall is here.