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5-day Forecast 4/20-4/24/2023: Why Can’t We Decide What Season We Want?

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Hello Cardinal Country! We’ve got some fantastic, June-like weather awaiting us today, but it’s like one of those “one-day sale” deals due to the “seasonal switcheroo” we have lined up for us this weekend into next week. Abundant warmth and dry conditions should be with us for a while today. Still, with the breezy to windy conditions (gusts 35-40 mph or more at times), a Red Flag Warning is now in effect through 8 PM tonight as relative humidity drops to around 20% during the time of those gusty winds this afternoon and evening.

That wind is whipping up ahead of a deepening low-pressure system with a strengthening cold front in tow, which will set the stage for some rainy and perhaps breezy conditions Friday morning & afternoon. There may be a lull in the evening hours, but it will be much cooler throughout the day tomorrow relative to today’s conditions as temperatures do not get too far up into the 50s before the front crashes our beautiful weather party. Post-frontal showers will be associated with the departing low much like the last system late night into the morning hours Saturday as well. Part of this time involves the Ball State Late-Nite Carnival, which we’re rooting for that dry time to stick around and make things at least a little decent for the rides and festivities, but it will feel more like fall than spring (or summer, like today), BOO!!

We do at least see some high-pressure ridging nudge it’s way into the forecast picture as we roll into the rest of the upcoming week & we have a shot at some moderating warmth. We start with some mornings for Sunday & Monday that may require frost or freeze alerts if we clear out & lighten up the winds enough yet we look to see temperature make a run for the 60s by the middle of next week. Something for everyone, yeah?

-Weather Forecaster Ryan Hill-

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