Scattered rainfall may continue into the early afternoon, but with temperatures in the mid 30s over the next few hours, we could even see a few wet flurries mixed in with the rain. Higher pressure will begin to clear out most of our upper l evel moisture later today, allowing thermometers throughout Lafayette to hit 50° this afternoon. After temperatures once again fall into the 30s overnight, that high pressure will position itself to our east, pushing temperatures slightly higher than today's. Tomorrow afternoon's high temperature of 54° will kick off a warming trend that will last through the weekend and continue into next week. On top of that, with the exception of a slim chance for showers Saturday, this period of warmer weather looks to be a primarily dry one. On Friday it will be 62° and mostly sunny, Low pressure will begin to inch its way up the Ohio River Valley come Saturday. Now temperatures are expected to be slightly warmer that day, expect the mid to upper 60s, though that low may produce an isolated shower or two. Following that, we'll dry out and warm up into the 70s on Sunday. If all Mondays could be as the next, I'd have a case on the "Mondays" every week! Afternoon highs to kick off the next work week will be near 77° with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. A cold front is expected to finally arrive Tuesday evening and bring an end to our warmer conditions. However, that wont happen before the mercury climbs to 80° that afternoon.
State police are warning Indiana residents about a phone scam that has been reported in central Indiana where grandparents are swindled out of money by con artists who tell them about a fake emergency.
Eskenazi Health hospital will officially open for business in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday while nearby Wishard Memorial Hospital will begin to close.
State police say a southern Indiana man has been arrested after a six-hour standoff that began when he fired several shots at family members.