It will be cold through tonight with afternoon highs in the middle 30s north to the lower 40s south and overnight lows in the middle 20s to lower 30s.
Then, roller coaster weather will follow associated with a frontal system.
Temperatures will warm back to the upper 40s and middle 50s on the heels of windy southerly flow. Wind gusts to near 45 mph are possible Friday afternoon and early evening over the upper Wabash Valley.
Rain chances will follow as the front moves through and interacts with increasing moisture. The best chances will be over southeastern sections closer to a strong low-level jet.
Temperatures will be falling in the wake of the cold front with temperatures falling through the 30s and 40s Saturday.
Windy conditions are expected Friday Maximum gusts of up to 45 MPH are possible Friday afternoon and evening.
Winds of this intensity may disturb outdoor objects, including holiday decorations and garbage cans.
INDIANAPOLIS 7-DAY EXTENDED FORECAST
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low of around 30. South-southeast wind around 7 mph.
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 52. South wind 8 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.
Friday Night: Showers likely, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low of around 33. South wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 41. West northwest wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 41.
Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low of around 27.
Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44.
Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low of around 36.
Tuesday: A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. The chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 3-DAY OUTLOOK
SOURCE: NWS Indianapolis.