WARSAW – The warmth on Christmas Day in northern Indiana was not record-breaking, but it is today, according to the National Weather Service.
The weather service reports South Bend already broke its previous record for high temperature for Thursday, Dec. 26.
The record arrived at 12:22 a.m. Thursday when South Bend’s temperature hit 56, the weather service said.
The forecasted high today is expected to reach 60.
The high temp in Fort Wayne for Dec. 26 was 60 and that was set in 2016, according to meteorologist Brent Lothamer, who works out of the North Webster office.
The forecast for Warsaw today includes partly cloudy conditions. There is a 40 percent chance of rain tonight as temps fall to 41.
Friday’s high will be 47 and skies will be mostly cloudy.
The chance for rain returns Saturday night and continues through Sunday night. Highs will be 56 on Saturday and 60 on Sunday.
Temps will fall to near freezing Sunday night and into Monday.
The reason for the unseasonable warmth is a high-pressure system in the southeast that’s been pushing warm temperatures up into the Midwest, Lothamer said.