Warming trend continues, but rain and strong storms will return soon

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — We saw another cool, crisp morning with lows in the low 30s in northern Indiana and the upper 30s here in the metro. 

Even after the cold start, temperatures have rebounded quickly with sunshine and a south wind. We topped out in the low 70s — above average for only the 6th time this month. 

This evening, clear skies will allow temperatures to drop off into the upper 50s by midnight, so you might need a light jacket or sweatshirt if you’re headed out late. 

Low temperatures will continue to drop into the low 50s by daybreak Tuesday, much more mild than what we’ve seen the past several mornings. Outside of a light jacket to start the day, take the shades and enjoy the ride on the warm-up wave! 

We haven’t seen highs climb up to or above the 80° mark in just about 200 days, but we’ll finally beat that streak at day 199 tomorrow afternoon with a high temperature of eighty degrees. We’ll see plenty of sunshine, so try to get out and enjoy it (with plenty of sunscreen) because rain will return by mid-week. 

Isolated rain showers will dive in as early as lunchtime Wednesday with highs in the low 80s. 

Better rain and storm chances will slide in through the second half of the work week with temperatures dropping slightly, into the mid 70s both Thursday and Friday. 

Outside of a few stray rain showers this weekend, things look nice both Saturday and especially by Sunday with highs in the mid 70s to mid 60s. Another round of rain returns by this time next week, so enjoy the sunny streak while it lasts!