STATEWIDE--There will be warmer temperatures followed by some rain this week, says the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.
“The early part of the week looks really nice. We’re expecting partly to mostly sunny skies into Wednesday with highs in the mid-60s,” said Joe Skowronek, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.
Skowronek warns that you’ll want to watch out for high winds at times.
“Winds are going to be kind of gusty both this afternoon (Monday) and tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday). Relative humidities will be kind of low. Those two combinations will lead to some kind of enhanced fire risk,” said Skowronek.
It’s for that reason that Skowronek says you should stay away from burning anything outdoors.
“That’s when fires or the embers from the fires can spread and start new ones pretty easily,” said Skowronek.
Many cities and towns across Indiana will get high temperatures in the 60s through Wednesday, but that is supposed to change later in the week.
“The chances for rain start up Wednesday night. Rain also looks pretty likely Thursday and Thursday night as well. The rain chances also linger into the weekend. We’ll cool off into the weekend with highs only around 50,” said Skowronek.
He doesn’t expect any severe weather with the rain at this point, but he says you should monitor the forecast between now and then because it can always change.