State climatologists are saying Indiana's long-term forecast calls for the weather to remain cool through early October, but then turn warmer later in the month and could continue that way through November.
The climatologists at Purdue University say the wet trend Indiana has experienced so far this month is forecast to continue through the next two weeks, but drier than normal conditions could prevail for October as a whole. The precipitation outlook for November is less certain.
State Climatologist Dev Niyogi says it's too early to predict the winter weather. Climatologists are waiting to see how an El Niño develops and how an Arctic condition might influence weather patterns. He says one month this winter could be warmer than normal and the following colder.