It was a DRY heat.
Thursday afternoon’s relative humidity at Indianapolis was in the teens. That was lower than Vegas, baby. VEGAS!
The city in the desert is going to 103 today. We’re “only” getting to the mid 90s. But it won’t be a dry heat anymore. Higher dew points are pushing in from the south, so today’s discomfort will go up gradually through the day, and steamy sunshine is Saturday’s story until storms steal the spotlight in the evening.
Storms Thursday night in southern Indiana racked up big precipitation totals. Click here for a radar rain analysis. Evansville’s Airport measured 2.31 inches. Most of that came in one hour. That’s the biggest one-day total in Evansville this year. It was almost as much as the city got the entire month of July, and more than they’d measured in the months of April, May, and June.
It never rains…it pours.
They’ll pour lots of lemon shake-ups today at the Fairgrounds. The State Fair starts with optimism over the second half of my 7 Day Forecast, where we see several days of “only” 90 degree weather next week.
There could be a few storms south of Indianapolis this afternoon, but for most of central Indiana the rain window opens again slightly late Saturday afternoon, and is wide open Saturday night. A few of those storms could be severe. Showers and storms could linger into Sunday morning, but should be gone by the afternoon, and it won’t be as hot. (Humidity will decrease Sunday night.)
If I were choosing days for Colts Camp in Anderson this weekend, I’d go with Sunday. I wish you, uh, Luck.
The Carribean King this weekend is named “Ernesto.” The Tropical Storm moved north of Barbados earlier today, heading for the Caribbean Sea, where it could become a hurricane.There are storm warnings for Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, St. Lucia, Martinique and Guadalupe.
The average high today is 84. The average low is 65. The records are 98 and 50. The sunrise time today is 6:46, and the sunset comes at 8:55.
PAUL’S PREVIOUS PREDICTION:
Yesterday’s actual high was 97. The forecast was 97.
9 (Very high.)
It’s been “medium-high” most of the week, and will stay that way through next Monday.
DETAILED INDIANAPOLIS FORECAST:
Today: Mostly to partly sunny. More humid. High 96.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 74.
Saturday: Partly sunny with slight chances of showers and storms in the later afternoon. High 96.
Saturday Night: Scattered showers and storms. A few could be severe. Low 75.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a shower/storm chance in the morning. Partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 87.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy and less humid. Low 65.
Monday: Mostly sunny. High 86.
Monday Night: Mostly clear. Low 66.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 89.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Low 69.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 90.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Low 68.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 89.