STATEWIDE–Monday will be the coldest day of the week across Indiana, but that will change as the week goes on.
“We have one cooler night where we have temperatures down into the low 30s. That’s Monday night. By the time we get into the middle of the week, we are going to be seeing temperatures at or near 70,” said Andrew White, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.
White said those temperatures are much warmer than what he normally expects for this time of year.
“Right now every year, we’re usually seeing high temperatures between 50-59 degrees. We’re getting some high-pressure building across the area that allows a southerly flow to move in with some moist Gulf air,” said White.
White says the air from the Gulf tends to be warmer. After most of the state got rain over the last two weeks, there likely won’t be any rain this week.
“We’re not really expecting any chances for rain next week. It will probably be Tuesday at the earliest. This warm stretch won’t last too long. We’ll see temperatures cool down and get back to normal (for October), by the end of next week,” said White.
Drought conditions have improved for much of Indiana, but most of the state is still either “abnormally dry” or under “moderate drought”, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.