There’s about a 30 percent chance you could see a shower or storm this afternoonp. Blame (or credit, depending on your disposition) an upper level low that moves out by sunset tonight.
Breezes today could gust to 25mph.
It won’t be as cool as yesterday, but still below average. That changes tomorrow. Most of next week is pretty close to normal. And it’ll probably BE pretty, with plenty of dry weather.
Dry weather won’t help the drought spreading from southwest and north central Indiana, although this past week’s rain provided some temporary relief. And I do have one more rain chance for you beyond today. Another wave in the upper atmosphere is scheduled to move through on Monday. Again, about a 30-40 percent chance.
One nice thing about our recent dry spell – no severe weather. May is normally a dangerous month, but it seems we got the worst of the spring season over with…in winter this year, with U.S. outbreaks in January and February. Nobody lost their life in tornado related storms across the country in May. That hasn’t happened in May since 2005.
Today IS the anniversary of the largest Indiana tornado outbreak. I always remember it because my oldest son was about to turn one year old.
The day was June 2 1990. There were 37 tornadoes that day, a record for Indiana, with a total of 65 tornadoes through parts of the Midwest and Ohio Valley. Seven of the tornadoes were rated “F4″ with winds estimated at greater than 207 mph.
You can watch home video of one of those twisters striking in Petersburg Indiana by clicking here.
I’ve also attached the Weather Service’s map of all the tornado tracks from that evening. Click here to see that.
The average high today is 78 and the average low is 58. The record high is 100 and the record low is 39. The sunrise time is 6:19 and sunset comes at 9:08.
In the high category today, at “7.”
Breathe easier this weekend, with a “low-medium” level today and tomorrow. We’ll be back to “medium” Monday and Tuesday.
DETAILED INDIANAPOLIS FORECAST:
Today: Sunny start. Partly to mostly cloudy midday and afternoon, with a chance of scattered showers and storms. High 71.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 54.
Sunday: Mostly sunny and warmer. High 80.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 61.
Monday: Partly cloudy with a slight shower and storm chance. High 78.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 59.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 77.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 57.
Wednesday: Partly sunny. High 77.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 57.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 78.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Low 59.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High 79.