A photo from the NWS Indianapolis for 10-30-20
(PHOTO: NWS Indianapolis)

NWS: Freeze Warning to Go Into Effect Saturday Morning, Rain Chances Diminish

INDIANAPOLIS–A freeze warning will go into effect early Saturday morning for most of central Indiana and portions of southeastern Indiana.

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis says the freeze warning goes from 4 am to 9 am Saturday and says it will affect areas of the state that have “yet to have a hard freeze.”

“Those areas haven’t been 28 degrees or lower up to this point. They’re going to see temperatures drop below freezing and kill off remaining vegetation outside. It’s up to you to decide how much longer you want to keep those plants alive,” said Andrew White, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.

White called Saturday an “ice scraper morning.”

“We’re expecting widespread frost really across all of central Indiana. Then it won’t too bad after that. For Halloween, we’re expecting mostly sunny skies with high temperatures expected to climb into the mid-50s. We’re expecting pretty windy conditions on Sunday. Wind gusts might reach as high as 30-35 mph,” said White.

Then there likely won’t be rain again for a while.

“If you go out Monday morning, it will probably be one of the chillier days this fall. We’re expecting low temperatures in the mid-20s. It looks really dry all the way through next week. We’ll get a little bit warmer. It’s probably looking like until next weekend and maybe even until the week after before we see rain again in central Indiana,” said White.

The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows southern Indiana and a section of northeast Indiana no longer under drought conditions, but other parts of the state are still either “abnormally dry” or under “moderate drought.”

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