Rain and a few strong storms possible today with cooler air set to return Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Happy Friday, everyone! We hit the 90° mark for the 38th (and hopefully final) time in 2018 yesterday. We average only 18 days per year at 90 or above, so it’s been a hot one. 

The good news is, big change is on the way. The bad news is, we have to get through rain and storms late this morning and early this afternoon before we see cooler temps. The morning commute, however, will be dry, breezy and mild. 

By 9-10am, a broken line of storms will start to slide in from the northwest. 

The line will be falling apart as it approaches central Indiana, so not everybody will see rain or stronger storms, though a MARGINAL Risk is in place for most of the state with our south-easternmost communities barely in the SLIGHT Risk area for damaging wind and hail. 

High temps today will manage to slide into the mid 80s, thanks to a stiff south wind gusting to 30 mph or more at times. 

If you’re heading out to high school football this evening, most rain and storm activity will move out and the evening will be a pleasant one, albeit it breezy. Heads up, kickers! 

The new north wind will drive temps back into the low to mid 50s in most areas by daybreak Saturday. 

Clouds will stick around through the first half of the weekend with high temps only managing to top out in the upper 60s. 

The weather will be perfect for the Circle City Classic here in town, or the college games in Muncie, Bloomington or even the homecoming game in West Lafayette. 

After today, temperatures look to remain seasonable for the next five to eight days.

Enjoy the weekend because rain chances look to ramp back up as we head into next work week with a good amount of rain both Monday and Tuesday. 

We will clear back out by mid-week for one of the last Indy eleven home matches of the year with a sunny streak persisting through this time next week. Enjoy!