Updated 10.11.13 @ 6:45a
Zionsville, IN I, like many of you, make sure to enjoy the last of the warm, sunny weather this time of year. As veteran Hoosiers know, the months ahead present a cloudy, bitterly cold, and windy time of things. Thankfully, we have another gorgeous day lined up to close the work week. We discuss this and busier times ahead below!
It’s only fitting that we close out the work week with the same type of weather we’ve enjoyed all week long- a cool start followed by beautiful weather conditions through the afternoon. Get outside and spend some time soaking up the sunshine!
Most of your daytime Saturday will provide pleasant weather to get some of those last minute chores taken care of. We’ll notice an increase in our cloud cover followed by a broken line of showers (perhaps a rumble of thunder) rolling through the state from west to east. We’re not looking at significant rainfall with this system. In fact, we think most communities pick up less than one tenth of an inch of rain (if that).
While some of our extreme eastern counties may see an AM shower Sunday, most of the day will be rain-free and feature increasing sunshine. It’ll be another pleasant day for outdoor activities.
High pressure and an associated northerly air flow will dominate our weather to begin the new work week. North breezes may gust upwards of 15 MPH Monday and this will help keep us cooler than the weekend. We’ll start the day quite chilly (middle 40s for most) before warming into the upper 60s.
While we have some timing issues to work out as we draw closer to the event (GFS is more progressive whereas the ECMWF is slower), we’ll go ahead and introduce shower chances to your forecast as early as Tuesday evening. Stay tuned as we fine tune things.
As of now, we see a cold front moving through the region Wednesday. Ahead of the front, showers and possibly a thunderstorm will blow through the region. Our winds will shift to the northwest Wednesday night/ Thursday, helping drive the coldest air so far this season into the Hoosier state Wednesday night and Thursday.
Again, as we posted above, timing is everything with our mid to late week cold front. Overnight model data places a heavier corridor of rain through central Indiana mid week- potentially as much as 1″-1.25″ over the two day period.
We also want to continue pointing out that with the PNA shifting back into the positive, the stage is set for chilly air to hang around the region with more “staying power” as we move through October’s second half. We’ve covered this in posts below and will continue to go over things as we move forward… It’s time to certainly pull out those coats! 🙂