Here is Asa Johnson who is only 8 months old. Catherine her Mom really captured what a great Halloween and pattern we are in. Usually we heat up pumpkin pie to stay warm this time of year but this year the babies have got out the pumpkin shorts. This weekend will even be a nice time to go fill up on some pumpkin custard. Yummy!
You see yesterday's high temperatures that made it into the 70s. Not even Jacksonville, Florida was this warm. They only had a high of 69! I will make sure to send Mom and Dad some warmer weather. This much warmer than normal pattern should stick around. The graphic above shows no cold air in sight. Today we just have a weak front moving south that could chop just a few degrees off of our highs. But it will still be about 10 degrees above average so enjoy and make sure to boiler up!
If you are heading to the Purdue game today you can leave the blankets you normally bring to games at home. Now usually sunburns do not take place this time of year but I would still recommend wearing some sunblock with plenty of sunshine and it will be comfortable as well with highs back in the 60s. The hats and layers that usually cover our skin are not needed today, so I want to make sure you do not get a surprise sunburn. Speaking of surprises, I think the black and gold will pull off an upset. Go Boilers!
If this is not enough, tonight is also one of my favorite nights. We all get an extra hour of sleep and with all of the weather excitement this week going from snow flurries to shorts weather I will need a little extra shut eye. I have gotten quite the workout. Make sure to fall back or turn those clocks back an hour before you go to sleep and change the batteries in your smoke detectors. The great part is you can catch up on rest by getting out the hammocks. A nap outside this time of year is a double bonus. I think we could even be close to 70 again on Sunday thanks to a warm front moving through the area by early Sunday. It could touch off an isolated shower or thunderstorm mainly north and west of Lafayette but most of us should remain dry and any rain will be brief. That is right a thunderstorm is possible. What a pattern. The highest chance of rain will be late Saturday night and early Sunday as you see below. So if you have an early tee time Sunday I would not panic or cancel but I would also remember those lightning safety rules. Any lightning delays should be brief at best. We really are acting like Florida out there.
Happy golfing and even happy fishing! The only unhappy people this weekend may be those fisherman that have taken their boat out of the water. But I think they will survive and find a way to get out. I am going to go cut my lawn and do some more garage cleaning. Have a great weekend and thanks for reading. I am Mike Prangley and I approve this forecast! :)