Break out the beanies and bomber jackets because fall is officially here.
Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis are calling for a very dreary day today with rain moving into the area from the west just before sunrise.
“You've got a strong cold front moving through your area,” said meteorologist Kacie Hoover. “And ahead of that, you're going to see rain pretty much all day.”
Hoover said today's high will barely climb into the low 70s before dropping as the cold front moves through. The overnight low, she said, is expected to drop all the way down to 35 degrees.
“It's going to get cold,” she said, although the NWS isn't expecting to issue a frost warning just yet.
The winds, too, will be strong today with gusts reaching up to 20 mph or more at times, Hoover said. Some rolls of thunder, lightning and isolated heavy rainfall are all possible with this front as well.
“We aren't expecting anything to reach the severe level,” she said. “But it could knock over some lawn chairs.”
The rain is forecast to taper off before midnight, Hoover said, revealing much cooler yet very sunny weather for the weekend.
Meteorologists are calling for a high Saturday of 57 degrees before a drop back down to 39 degrees overnight. Sunday calls for a more seasonable sunny high of 67 degrees.
Highs will again be in the upper 60s or low 70s on Monday and Tuesday, Hoover said, but then another cold front is expected to move through the area, bringing with it another drop in temperatures.
Rain is possible with that system, she said, but not likely.
For the latter part of next week, highs will struggle to reach the 60-degree mark, and lows will likely be in the 40s, which, Hoover said, is pretty seasonable for this time of the year.