The ups and downs of spring continue. Officially, temperatures rose in to the lower 60°s Wednesday in central Indiana – reaching 65° in Bloomington and 64° in Indianapolis and Muncie.
A cold front moved in to the state this afternoon. On the leading edge of the cold front, a narrow band of moderate rain developed. Ahead of the band, wind gusts increased to as much as 62mph in Columbus.
The winds will ease this evening and rain will begin to taper later tonight.
Cooler air will take a hold of Indiana for the next 72-hours starting Thursday. Temperatures will be 15° to 20° cooler Thursday afternoon compared to Wednesday. There will likely be scattered showers around as well. Best chance for rain will be in the northern/northeastern half of the state.
Winds will again be brisk, out of the northwest at 12-20mph with gusts 30-35mph.
CHILLY START TO WEEKEND
The weekend looks start on a cool note. Mother Nature is reminding Hoosiers that it isn’t summer yet.
Temperatures will struggle to get out of the 30°s Saturday afternoon. There could even be a few snow showers falling from the sky. Computer models suggest a band of lake effect snow could come off Lake Michigan in the morning through the afternoon. Accumulating snow is not likely.