A warm and windy dayOctober 17th, 2012 at 8:13 am by Tara Hastings under Weather
We’re starting the day off cloudy and there was even a few sprinkles on the radar early this morning. Those will quickly fall apart and sunshine will break out today. It’s going to be a great day with temperatures well above normal, sunny skies and breezy winds out of the south.
The clouds that are with us now move eastward and the clear skies in Indiana and Illinois will be here for the afternoon. However the clear skies will be short lived as a cold front brings the clouds right back in tonight.
Ahead of this cold front winds will gust at times from 10 to as much as 20 miles per hour. Probably not a good day to rake the yard because the leaves will blow all over the place. But the winds will help boost temperatures into the lower 70′s which is well above normal for this time of the year.
The cold front moves through late tonight and early tomorrow morning bringing rain to the area.
The rain will last for the first half of the day but the clouds stick around Thursday. Temperatures drop and showers linger for Friday.
So today would be the pick day of the week to get out and enjoy some of the fall colors. Here’s a few great photos from Doug Smith. He sent these to us via our reportit feature.