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Near-record high temps Tuesday; rain chances to increase later this week

Monday evening forecast – October 23, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — It almost seems like us starting in the 30s was a lie, but we certainly did and found our way into the 60s Monday afternoon. Some spots in southwestern Indiana even got into the 70s.

We are expecting a trend of 70 degree weather, but a system far out west will slowly brew and move our way as we get towards the final weekend of October. This will bring a series of rain chances.

Monday night: A much warmer and mostly clear night will be expected with a light breeze out of the south. Lows will dip into the low 50s.

Tuesday: Winds out of the south will strengthen a little bit for Tuesday with gusts up to over 20 mph at times. This and the combination of abundant sunshine for much of the daytime hours will push our high temperatures into the mid to upper 70s. Matter of fact, we will not be too far off from record high temperatures. The record high in Indy for Tuesday, Oct 24, is 81 degrees from 1963.

Cloud cover will increase dramatically by Tuesday night.

Wednesday: We will shift from a bright Tuesday to a mainly cloudy with scattered shower chances. Despite the lack of sunshine, winds will keep getting more breezy and help keep high temperatures in the mid 70s. Wind gusts on Wednesday could approach 20-30 mph.

8-Day Forecast: Rain chances will remain isolated to scattered Thursday and Friday with highs hanging around in the mid 70s. Wind gusts from 20-30 mph will also persist through the end of the workweek. By the weekend, a front will look to slow way down over our state. Timing of the eventual frontal passage is yet to be determined, but do know that rain chances will become more likely Saturday and Sunday. By early next week, we could be talking a rather big cooldown.