Enjoy the weather today, before a blast of wind and rain tonight provide a prelude to the wintry conditions expected the rest of the week.
High temperatures in Northwest Indiana could drop about 30 degrees from this afternoon through Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
A wind advisory for Lake, Porter, Newton and Jasper counties is scheduled from 3 p.m. today to 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Winds of 35 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph, are expected and could make driving difficult, down tree branches and blow away loose objects.
Drivers, especially those in high-profile vehicles such as semitrailers, should use caution, forecasters said.
Temperatures could set a record this afternoon as they reach the mid-60s, before a strong cold front moves through the area, the weather service said. Isolated showers were expected later, mostly likely after sunset as the cold front arrives.
There is a possibility of thunderstorms, which are rare in December, forecasters said.
Temperatures are expected to decrease through the week, with highs in the 30s Tuesday and Wednesday and possibly the 20s Thursday.