Indiana’s Weather For Friday

July 27, 2012

Welcome back to the Weather Top 40!

Moving up on the charts–the thermometer. It will be close, but today should be the 40th time this summer in Indianapolis the high’s hit 90. That’s just 19 days away from breaking a solid gold record from 1983.

It would also be the 25th day of 90+ weather in just one calendar month, and that ties the record–again from August 1983.

The number one song on American Top 40 this week in 1983? “Every Breath You Take” by The Police.

Thanks for your letters, now: on with the count down!

Every breath you take this weekend will be easier. NASCAR’s in town, and the worst weather is leaving town. Dewpoints will drop tonight, and stay more comfortable through Sunday. It’s a bit of a replay of last weekend’s Friday Night/Saturday combo of less humidity. Why so nice?

Credit two cold fronts. One goes through today, and there was also a cold front moving through Indiana yesterday.

What was it good for? Absolutely nothing! The rain gauge at the Indianapolis Airport stayed at zero. Maybe you’ve seen the joke going around online about the new Indiana rain gauge. Attached is a picture of a bottle cap.

Last week’s water did bring the month-to-date total to .68 of an inch, but that’s 3.25 inches below normal for the month, and the city is officially 9.75 inches behind year-to-date.

Want water? Go North, young reader. Yesterday’s storms added another .78 of an inch. The monthly total is 6.03 inches. That’s almost twice the normal number! Of course, there’s still a year-to-date deficit, but it IS down to 1.99 inches.

Three-tenths of an inch fell in Evansville, bringing the July total to 2.33 inches. That helps, but the city on the River is still an inch behind for the month, and a whopping 13.52 inches behind year-to-date. OK, Evansville, here’s your Long Distance Dedication: Phil Collins, and “I Wish It Would Rain Down.”

With today’s cold front, a slight chance of scattered showers and storms, and there’s another slight chance Monday and Wednesday.

It’s the same…….old song.

Average high temperature today is 85 and the average low is 66. Records are 100 and 51. The sunrise time is 6:40 and it sets at 9:03.

The actual Indy high yesterday was 94. The forecast was 95.

8 (Very high.)

It remains “medium” today and Saturday, but rises a little into “medium-high” territory Sunday and Monday.

Today: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of scattered thunderstorms. High 92.

Tonight: Partly cloudy and less humid. Low 67.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 88.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Low 66.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 89.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Becoming more humid again. Low 70.

Monday: Partly cloudy. Slight storm chances. High 89.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy with a slight storm chance. Low 70.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 92.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 71.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms. High 90.

Wednesday Night: Clearing. Low 70.

Thursday: Mostly Sunny. High 88.

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