Hope you enjoyed another morning in the 60s, because that little break is toast after today.
The nonstop 90s are back until next weekend. Today will be the 35th 90+ day of the Summer of 2012 in Indianapolis. The average is 15 and the record is 58.
The latest national Drought Monitor shows 64 percent of the country is in some level of drought. Even with last week’s storms the Indy precipitation total holds at .77″ since the first of June. That’s roughly a tenth of what it should be. The Airport is 9 inches behind for the season. It will take about an average of an inch of rain weekly through the end of summer to get out of drought. I don’t see that happening.
It’s even worse in other spots. The year to date deficit in Evansville is over 13 inches. Showers have been more consistent in Northern Indiana, where the deficit in South Bend is “only” 3 inches.
There may be some scattered storms Sunday afternoon and evening around South Bend, but most of the state will be dru/
There are rain chances in the forecast almost daily in the coming work week. The chance is 30 percent Tuesday and Wednesday, then 40 percent Thursday, and 30 percent again on Friday.
PP NETWORK FORECAST:
Mostly to partly sunny. Getting warmer, but still not too humid. Scattered afternoon and evening storms are possible around South Bend.
HIGHS: 93 South Bend | 96 Lafayette | 91 Muncie/Marion | 93 Anderson | 94 Indianapolis | 96 Evansville
The average high today is 85 and the average low is 66. Records are 106 and 49. Sun is up at 6:36 and sets at 9:07.
PAUL’S PREVIOUS PREDICTION:
The actual high yesterday was 91. The forecast was 90.
9 (Very high.)
The count stays “medium” through Wednesday.
DETAILED INDIANAPOLIS FORECAST:
Today: Mostly to partly sunny. High 94.
Tonight: Partly cloudy and becoming more humid. Low 72.
Monday: Mostly sunny, hot and humid. High 97.
Monday Night: More clouds. Low 73.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a slight shower/storm chance. High 95.
Tuesday Night: More slight chances. Low 74.
Wednesday: Partly sunny. Slight chances of storms. High 93.
Wednesday Night: Scattered storm chances continue. Low 77.
Thursday: A better storm chance. High 91.
Thursday Night: Shower and storm chances. Low 73.
Friday: Slight storm chances. High 90.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 73.
Saturday Mostly sunny. High 88.