FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Temperatures have topped out in the upper 60s and lower 70s over the past few days, which is above average for the middle of October.
The truth is, that kind of warmth will be hard to find for quite a while.
A blast of colder air from the Arctic is on the way to round out the work week.
The big day of change will be Thursday when a cold front brings a few showers to northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio.
Temperatures will begin to tumble Thursday afternoon as cooler air filters into the region behind the front.
The sky will rapidly clear out and it will be a downright cold night Thursday.
A Freeze Warning is in effect for the area from 2 a.m. until 8 a.m. Friday.
Widespread sub-freezing temperatures are expected which will likely end the growing season.
Another cold morning is expected on Saturday where temperatures will be in the upper 20s and lower 30s before sunrise.
Highs today in the 50s to near 60 with chance of showers. Clearing and cold tonight, lows in the 30s. Dry and cool for much of the weekend. pic.twitter.com/kFJMA20zEo
— NWS Northern Indiana (@NWSIWX) October 15, 2020
On average, the area experiences its first freeze from October 11 to October 20.