Indiana’s Weather For Tuesday

May 15, 2012

OK, a string of sunny icons was just too boring. So there are some weather wrinkles for tonight, but nothing huge. Temperatures are big today, running almost ten degrees above average. It will be the first day since a week ago yesterday with an 80-plus Indianapolis high temp.

We are halfway through the month, and so far that month has only featured two days with below normal numbers. The 8-14 day forecast takes us nearly to the end of May, and promises at least near to above-above average highs.

The precipitation outlook for the second half of May is average. So far this month there’s been 2.10″ of Indianapolis precipitation. That’s just slightly below the average of 2.28 inches. We also look ok year to date. The number there is 14.46 inches, compared to an average of 14.63 inches. So don’t feel too guilty about all the dry days in the 7 Day Forecast.

That weather wrinkle I mentioned earlier does concern the possibility of precipitation. A cold front moves through central Indiana overnight, and may produce a few showers and storms after midnight. All signs point to the potential precip moving outta Indy by morning drive Wednesday, and skies returning to sunshine by lunch time.

That same boundary returns as a warm front Friday, pulling in steamy air just in time for the weekend. Dew point temps will likely rise back in to the 60s during the day Friday.

Runners seem to be cursed. You’ll recall the Indianapolis Mini-Marathon was held with humidity. Same story this Saturday morning for the “Geist Half,” which your weather correspondent will be running. A muggy morning, and an even hotter high than the Mini. The maximum (Maxi?) temp by afternoon will be in the mid 80s. No rain chances right now, but there might still be some puddles behind Paul.

(I mean..from the sweating!)

The average high today is 72 and the average low is 52. Records are 88 and 35. The sun rises at 6:30 and sets at 8:53.

Today’s Index is 8, in the “Very High” category. The index is at least “high” for most of the country today, other than the northeast coast area.

Indianapolis stays on the high side of “Medium/High” today and tomorrow. The count falls a little, but is still “Medium/High” Thursday and Friday.

Today: Sunny. High 81.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Slight shower chance overnight. Low 57.

Wednesday: Partly sunny in the morning, mostly sunny by afternoon. High 76.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Low 49.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 76.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Low 57.

Friday: Mostly sunny. High 83.

Friday Night: Mostly clear. Low 62.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, hot and humid. High 86.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear and muggy. Low 64.

Sunday: Partly sunny, hot and humid. High 87.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy and muggy. Low 67.

Monday: Partly cloudy, with a shower and storm chance. High 84.

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