Increased fire danger today, rain returns Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Strong winds return later this afternoon. Several rain chances move into the forecast as we enter the new week.


Dry conditions combined with strong afternoon winds will create an increased fire risk across all of Indiana today. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for much of the day because of the increased fire danger.

Winds could gust over 40mph – especially north of I-70.

Meanwhile, expect dry and sunny conditions today, with highs hitting the middle 60s.


Winds should ease back a bit under partly cloudy skies. Temperature shouldn’t be quite as chilly, with lows falling to the middle and upper 40s.


Dry start to the day. An approaching cold front will increase cloud cover and bring a return of showers to the area by the afternoon hours. A few downpours could be possible in the southern portions of central Indiana late in the afternoon.

The southern 1/3 of the state could see over 0.5″ to as high as 1″ of rain close to the Ohio River.

Highs top out in the mid 60s.

8 day forecast:

Sunday’s cold front will stall out of the region, providing isolated rain chances for Monday through Wednesday. We should see temperatures jump back to near 70° by mid to late week, before front completely moves out by Friday, bringing another cool down by next weekend.


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