September 18, 11 PM Weather Forecast Update

Coldest nights since mid-May ahead & where they stack in terms of the average first occurrences of <45, <40, <36, etc.

Posted: Sep 18, 2020 3:41 PM
Updated: Sep 18, 2020 9:58 PM

Moderate Drought continues over a chunk of the area with Abnormally Dry conditions elsewhere.  The only area not in any sort of dryness or drought designation is parts of Clinton & Howard counties.

Highs today reached 63-71 with a strong northeast to north-northeast wind gusting up to 30 mph in the area.

Extremely dry air came into the area this afternoon with dew points dropping to 17-24 with relative humidity levels as low as 15%.

With the wind, this zapped a lot of soil moisture.

Lows of 36-44 are likely tonight.  Patchy frost is likely from northern Jasper through White, Cass to Miami counties & northward.

Frost south of that zone would be very localized & in the lowest, coldest locations.

Some patchy shallow fog is possible around areas of water & in low-lying areas.

After sunny skies, east to east-northeast winds at 8-17 mph & a lack of smoke overhead tomorrow (highs 65-72), we should drop back to 36-44 Saturday night (with some patchy shallow fog around water & in low-lying areas).

The normal first 45 or less of the Fall season is normally in the September 16-22.

However, getting to 40 or less tends to be September 26-October 2.

Areas that get to 36 tonight in our northeast mean that they will see such a cold temperature around two weeks earlier than normal.

Sunday will be sunny, but smoke should begin to return from the west & northwest to east & southeast.

Highs of 69-75 are likely as the east breeze turns to the east-southeast at 7-13 mph.

Looks dry for the next 7 days with temperatures warming to the 80s next week.

If you are looking for any rainfall, it likely will not arrive in the area until around a week from this Sunday

This would tend to occur as the remnants of a tropical system & cold front move into the area.

After that, it may be October 4 or 5 before we see any sort of rainfall.  Interestingly, that may be a remnant tropical system that makes landfall in Mexico & move northward into the Plains.

Beyond that, unless there is another tropical system, it may be around October 17 before some more rainfall occurs.

Overall, October is still looking warmer & drier than normal for the area.

West Lafayette
Cloudy
32° wxIcon
Hi: 34° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 19°
Kokomo
Cloudy
31° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 16°
Rensselaer
Cloudy
32° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 18°
Fowler
Cloudy
32° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 19°
Williamsport
Cloudy
32° wxIcon
Hi: 34° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 20°
Crawfordsville
Cloudy
30° wxIcon
Hi: 35° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 15°
Frankfort
Cloudy
30° wxIcon
Hi: 34° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 15°
Delphi
Cloudy
31° wxIcon
Hi: 34° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 19°
Monticello
Cloudy
31° wxIcon
Hi: 34° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 19°
Logansport
Cloudy
32° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 20°
A windy and chilly day is expected. Tonight could be the coldest night of the season so far.
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1118335

Reported Deaths: 17712
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion1455892240
Lake724831254
Allen67063882
Hamilton51060487
St. Joseph49820649
Elkhart40268546
Vanderburgh34714497
Tippecanoe30808276
Johnson27696467
Hendricks26313385
Porter25657386
Madison21131455
Clark20238279
Vigo19059309
LaPorte17192261
Howard16770314
Delaware16761303
Monroe16628220
Kosciusko14293167
Hancock13113186
Bartholomew12983190
Warrick12210190
Wayne12090269
Floyd12011226
Grant11998245
Morgan10409192
Boone9869124
Noble9316122
Henry9177169
Marshall9152147
Dearborn8970100
Dubois8835140
Shelby8281130
Cass8167128
Lawrence8057185
DeKalb7817109
Jackson770793
Huntington7661115
Gibson7102118
Montgomery7101123
Harrison6954100
Knox6915116
Steuben669089
Whitley659660
Miami6595113
Putnam645085
Clinton627179
Wabash6221111
Jasper613192
Jefferson5856105
Ripley557294
Adams542281
Daviess5076117
Scott491580
Wells4836105
White478469
Greene4701101
Clay464662
Decatur4611110
Fayette452496
Jennings452067
LaGrange427491
Posey410044
Randolph3944107
Washington390956
Fountain375964
Fulton364874
Spencer362247
Starke355574
Owen353577
Sullivan348555
Orange331372
Jay331050
Rush309533
Carroll296239
Franklin292744
Perry290553
Vermillion283658
Tipton251167
Parke250130
Pike248644
Blackford222144
Pulaski210359
Newton182452
Brown177550
Crawford169129
Benton168417
Martin152120
Switzerland147612
Warren135816
Union122616
Ohio92413
Unassigned0595

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events