Weather Blog: Temperatures below average, risk of frost this week

Thunderstorms and rain will continue on Monday before skies clear up in the evening giving way to much cooler air.

INDIANAPOLIS – A cold front is moving across the state and has brought widespread rains and scattered storms. A few thunderstorms will continue throughout the morning with lightning, strong gusts of wind and heavy rain.

Persistent rain showers continue into the afternoon as cooler air takes over. Temperatures will remain steady in the upper 50s and low 60s through the afternoon as the rain subsides after 4 p.m.

Skies will clear tonight, and much cooler air will arrive.

Low temperatures drop into the upper 30s under generally clear skies. Scattered frost patches will be possible, especially in the northern part of the state.

An arctic air mass will be our dominant weather feature for the next few days as a weather system pauses over the Great Lakes region. We will see the sun return on Tuesday, but it will be a cool day with highs only in the mid 50s.

The risk of frost returns to the forecast as unseasonably cold air sets in. Low temperatures Wednesday and Thursday morning will be in the mid 30s with highs in the mid 50s. Any sensitive vegetation should be covered outside or brought inside if possible to reduce the risk of damage.

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