PP NETWORK TODAY: Sunny, hotter, but not humid. Mostly sunny Sunday. More humid Sunday night.
High Temps | 88 South Bend | 90 Lafayette | 87 Muncie | 89 Anderson | 90 Indy | 92 Evansville
Breaking News! We broke a streak!
In the last minutes of Friday in Indianapolis the official temperature fell to 69. That ended, by my count, 22 consecutive days of never falling below 70 degrees. By the way, that streak is a new record, and one of the many reason (for some) that this Summer’s gotten OLD.
Our NEW Weather Pattern of below normal temperatures lasted about as long as New Coke.
Saturday’s highs will jump right back to 90, as high pressure ridges re-stablish at the surface and in the upper atmosphere.
In fact, parts of western Indiana will be flirting again with triple digits next week.The next round of storm chances comes Tuesday.
If “every little bit helps” is really true we can all get excited about the “trace” of Indianapolis Airport precipitation Friday.
The came from several hours of low clouds, drizzle, and temps stuck in the 70s. The Indy high did jump to 82 once the sun took over. That’s the “lowest high” since June 13.
The humidity followed the clouds out the door. The drew point temperature sank from 71 at 9am to 62 by 6pm.
It still won’t be humid today, but those dewpoints will get juicy again Sunday night. That’s a case of “every little bit hurts.”
Even with last week’s rain Indianapolis is still 8.93 inches behind a normal year-to-date total. We have 15.83″ this year. Last year was roughly twice as wet by now, with 30 inches eve on July 21.
One very big positive, though. This year’s severe weather in central Indiana has been a shadow of what we dealt with in 2011, when 72 tornadoes touched down statewide. That broke the old record of 49 from 1990.
The average high is 85 and the average low is 66. Records are 106 and 46. Sunrise comes at 6:35 and sunset is at 9:08.
PAUL’S PREVIOUS PREDICTION:
Yesterday’s forecast high was 86. The actual low was 82.
10 (Very high.)
Counts are suddenly a little higher. “Medium” today and Sunday. It will be “Medium-High” Monday, and back to “Medium” Tuesday.
DETAILED INDIANAPOLIS FORECAST:
Today: Sunny. High 90.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 67.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 95.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy and muggy again. Low 74.
Monday: Mostly sunny. High 95.
Monday Night: Clouding up. Low 77.
Tuesday: Partly sunny. Slight shower and storm chance. High 93.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 73.
Wednesday: Partly sunny. Slight shower and storm chance. High 93.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 75.
Thursday: Partly sunny. Shower and storm chances. High 92.
Thursday Night: Slight shower and storm chances. Low 75.
Friday: More shower and storm chances. High 91.