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Long Range Forecast 10/3/11

Forecast updated 2:30pm EDT - 3 Oct 2011

This is Paul Brandt with your 3-7 day outlook.

The following week is going to be defined by an abrubt shift in pattern, from what we have become used to over the past few weeks. Temperatures in Central Indiana will be slightly above seasonal averages, with highs in the mid-70s for the end of the week and weekend. The amount of dry weather we will experience ought to be a welcome change for those tired of a more-rainy pattern; dry weather will dominate for the near future, with chances of precipitation close to 0%.

This plot of lower-level relative humidity clearly shows a region of dry air (low relative humidity values) in place over the eastern United States, with Indiana solidly within the middle of it. During the end of the week, areas across the western portions of the CONUS will see larger amounts of moisture and a more unstable pattern.

By Monday night, however, a front looks to form across the midwest, bringing a chance of precipitation and cooler weather with it, potentially, by the middle part of next week.

Overall, the 3-7 day outlook predicts that Hoosiers will enjoy weather that is reliably warm and dry. Enjoy it while it lasts.

today's long-range forecast graphic was produced by Paul Brandt, EAS undergrad