Sunny end to the work week with below average temps the next six days

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Happy Friday, everyone! After a bumpy day yesterday with a scattering of showers and strong storms, we’ve cleared out to close out the work week. 

We’ll start the morning in the upper 50s and low 60s, so you might send the kiddos off to school in a light jacket or sweatshirt, but they will not need it later today.

With plenty of sunshine, temperatures will rise quickly this afternoon with highs eventually topping out just shy of the 80° in most areas. 

Compared to the average this time of the year, we will be well shy of normal and nowhere close to the record high set back in the early 20th century. 

If you’re heading to the Indianapolis Indians’ doubleheader against Buffalo this evening or have any other outdoor plans, you’ll be in good shape as temps slowly sink into the upper 60s just before midnight under clear skies. 

Temps will continue to tumble through the overnight. With a north wind and clear skies, temperatures will drop all the way into the mid to upper 50s in most locations. Enjoy the free a/c!

After the chilly start, sunshine will help to nudge temperatures back into the upper 70s and low 80s Saturday afternoon. 

A few isolated showers are possible, though the vast majority of us will remain dry through the first half of the weekend. 

Better shower and storm chances look to return as early as daybreak Sunday with continued rain chances throughout the day. 

The wet weather chances will continue to ramp up as we head into next work week with our best chances for storms arriving Tuesday. 

Due to the cloud cover and rising rain chances, temperatures look to remain well below average for the next 5 or 6 days until a warm-up moves in by this time next week. 

Make some outdoor plans and get the chores taken care of either today or tomorrow before the better rain chances return Sunday through Wednesday and or the heat by this time next week.