Not as cloudy, not as breezy, not as cool today. What more do you want?
Maybe some rain? Scattered Saturday showers produced paltry precipitation for most. Indianapolis recorded .03 of an inch. Bloomington got .02 of an inch. In Terre Haute, a similar story: .05 of an inch.
I think yet another upper level wave could deliver a similar result Monday. The best chances for the most rain will come in the southwest corner of the state.
Sunday began with patchy fog across central Indiana. Lafayette reported visibilities under a mile at one point.
Sure, there’s always coverage of Post-Race-Day-Chicken-Bone-Trash, and Post-Race-Day-Left-Behind-Cars-And-Furniture, but what about Post-Race-Day-Weather? I think today, for example, would be a great day to have a huge outdoor sporting event! Today’s temps will be more than ten degrees cooler than Race Day last week.
Last year the weekend after the “500” wasn’t so pretty. Rain totaled .83 of an inch in Indy, and it was still in the 90s on that Saturday.
Friday’s cloudy and cool weather got me thinking: “there haven’t been many of these days in a long time.” Sure enough, a little weather history research shows the during “Meteorological Spring” (March, April, May) Indianapolis reported only 19 cloudy days. Only THREE in May! Hey-S.A.D.! TTFN! (Good luck decoding that.)
You can really see the nice days reflected in the latest Indiana crop report. There hasn’t been much to keep farmers out of the fields compared to last year’s stormy Spring. Ninety-six percent of corn acreage has emerged compared with 36 percent last year and 60 percent for the 5-year average. Corn condition is rated 56 percent good to excellent compared with 44 percent last year at this time.
Ninety-three percent of the intended soybean acreage has been planted compared with 23 percent last year and 51 percent for the 5-year average.
There are some drought concerns with ag interests in about the northern third of the state. BTW: Who’s hungry for some corn-on-the-cob after those last two paragraphs?
PP NETWORK TODAY:
Mostly sunny everywhere!
77 South Bend, Muncie/Marion
79 Lafayette, Indianapolis
COAST TO COAST:
Above normal temperatures will continue for a large portion of the Southwest and into the southern Plains for Sunday and Monday, with 100+ degree readings possible. Meanwhile, soaking rains will continue over portions of the Northeast into early Monday, especially in Maine. Severe weather is possible today from southwest Minnesota into western Iowa and Missouri, and back to northern Oklahoma, much of Kansas, and eastern Nebraska.
The average high today is 78 and the average low is 59. Records are 100 and 40. Sunrise today is at 6:18 and sunset comes at 9:09.
We’re back into the Very High category today, with a “9.”
The Indy count stays “Low-Medium” today and tomorrow, goes to “Medium” Tuesday, and then back down to “Low-Medium” Wednesday.
DETAILED INDIANAPOLIS FORECAST:
Today: Patchy morning fog, then mostly sunny. Not as breezy. High 79.
Tonight: Increasing cloudiness. Slight shower chance after midnight. Low 62.
Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a few patchy light showers. High 78.
Monday Night: Slight evening shower chance, then partly cloudy. Low 57.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 75.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 56.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 75.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 55.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 78.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Low 56.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High 80.
Friday Night: Mostly clear. Low 59.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 82.