Cooling is aiming for the Hoosier State in the wake of a rainy cold front, but it will not last long.
The front, which reached the Northwest early on Tuesday, was set to slide away to the southeast by evening, taking the last of the rain and any rare December thunderstorms with it.
The cooling was sweeping aside a mass of mild air, which warmed the south and east of the state into the 60s on Tuesday. This followed highs in the mid-60s to lower 70s on Monday.
Wednesday, highs are pegged 10 to 15 degrees lower than those of Tuesday, ranging from near 40 degrees in South Bend to 56 degrees in Evansville, but the downturn in temperature will not be enough to return readings to normal levels.
The return of mild air from the south will begin on Thursday, sending temperatures up to 20 degrees above normal by Saturday.
With the late-week warming will come a few outbreaks of rain, welcome to at least some Hoosiers, following a dry month of November.
As temperatures rise through the weekend in the South, so will the risk for heat-related dangers.
While heavy rainfall inundated the Phoenix area with historic flooding, deadly landslides occurred in Japan, claiming dozens of lives.
While a tropical low is expected to brew into Tropical Storm Cristobal this weekend, the East Coast of the U.S. is being monitored for future impacts -- even if the storm remains well offshore.
United States residents may pay higher heating costs this fall as colder air is expected to grip the Rockies and Plains at times and some quick-hitting chilly shots may impact the Northeast.
A swath of soaking rain will slowly shift from the northern Plains to the Canadian Prairies this weekend, making people reach for their umbrellas and heightening concerns for flooding.
While residents will face more disruptions to outdoor activities on Saturday, dry air will push southward across Pittsburgh to end the weekend.
Lake Ontario (1987)
Strong northwesterly winds caused upwelling. On the south shore, the water temperature was 70 degrees, but along the north shore, it was only 41 degrees.
Heavy rains caused floods. Kilmarnock, VA, had a two-day total of 13.50 inches, and Nassawaddox, VA, had 12 inches.
South Texas (1998)
Four people were confirmed dead from floods in Real County from the remnants of Tropical Storm Charley.