Indiana’s Weather For Saturday

May 5, 2012

I’m removing the slight chance of storms from the Saturday afternoon forecast, with the exception of the southern quarter of the state, including Evansville.

Timing is everything in the Mini-Marathon, and in weather. Thunderstorms made a run on Indianapolis just ten hours prior to the Race’s start time. Wind damage was reported to trees and a storage shed in Boone County from those storms.

This morning you should double check our radar but it appears timing is *good* for the race. Just don’t run south for too long, or you’ll run into rain and plenty of puddles in southern Indiana. Two to four inches or rain has been measured since last night in some areas from Bloomington down to Louisville, where another type of race awaits.

The morning will feature a gradual transition from the overcast to partly sunny skies. Expect a muggy Mini. If you’re running, you won’t be stationary, but a front will be. That stalled front will combine with a moist air mass to keep scattered thunderstorms chances alive today. The most likely time will be this afternoon. It doesn’t look like severe weather will threaten today, but it could return by tomorrow evening.

Dew points will still be juicy, so that sweat won’t evaporate easily. Don’t expect help from the breeze. Winds will be fairly light in this stalled pattern, with an east to southeasterly flow around 5mph.

If you want to walk it off tonight, it should be just partly cloudy. It might be a bit less humid tonight and Sunday. Partly sunny weather is expected tomorrow, with rain and storm chances returning Sunday evening.

Do those big hats keep the rain off your face? There is a 30% shower and storm chance at Churchill Downs, where it has already rained and stormed very early today. The hot and humid high will be 86.

74 South Bend
79 Muncie/Marion
82 Lafayette
82 Anderson
83 Indianapolis
88 Evansville

The count is “Medium-High” today, and will go back to “High” on Sunday and Monday. It will fall again to “Medium-High” Tuesday.

The average high today is 70 and the average low is 49. Records are 92 and 35. Sunrise time is 6:42 and sunset is 8:43.

Today: Partly sunny. High 83.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 62.

Sunday: Partly sunny. High 83.

Sunday Night: Chance of showers and storms. Low 64.

Monday: Showers and storms likely, with a few possibly severe. High 76.

Monday Night: Chance of showers and storms. Low 57.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 71.

Tuesday Night: Slight shower chance. Low 52.

Wednesday: Chances of showers. High 66.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 49.

Thursday: Sunny. High 66.

Thursday Night: Clear. Low 47.

Friday: Sunny. High 70.

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