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Near-record warmth today; rain returns tonight

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Our stretch of beautiful warm afternoons will come to a quick end after today. Rain and storms return to end the week, with a big cool down on tap for the weekend.


Another very warm day on tap. Expect mostly sunny skies and windy conditions through the day. Highs top out in the lower/middle 80s.

Because of the dry conditions and gusty winds, there is an elevated fire risk. A red flag warning is place until 8pm Thursday.

Thursday night:

Cold front will approach the state, bringing scattered showers and storms to the area late tonight through the overnight hours. Lows fall to the lower 50s.


Slow moving front will provide on and off shower chances to the area for much of the day. Much cooler temperatures with highs in the upper 50s/lower 60s.

Total rain accumulation ranges between 0.5″ to 1.5″ with some locally higher amounts possible.


Showers continue into Saturday morning, with blustery winds and chilly temperatures. Highs will hover in the middle 50s Saturday, and only in the lower 50s on Sunday.

8 day forecast:

No significant warm up on tap for the upcoming week, but it does appear relatively quiet for now. Highs will hold in the mid/upper 50s for Monday, and make a slow climb back to the middle 60s for the mid-week.