Rain in the past 5 days has dented the drought. Hail Thursday night dented some cars.
And crops. The Storm Prediction Center reported that corn and soy beans were “completely stripped and flattened” for a five miles stretch in Dunn County, Wisconsin. Same thing happened in Winneshiek county Iowa.
With yesterday’s rain, August is already the second wettest month of 2012. Indy measured another 1.47 inches Thursday, AFTER .94 inches Wednesday night. We are almost 3 inches above average for the month, with a total of 3.92 inches.
Only the month of March, with 4.14 inches, is higher.
I’ve attached a graphic analyzing the last week of rain fall totals, and you can see widespread 2-4 inch amounts all over central Indiana.
There were a couple of tornado warnings, but no confirmations via the Weather Service.
No more warnings now. The cold front has passed. And I mean cold! Today will be one of the coolest high temps we’ve had since it was 72 on June 2nd.
Highs will stay in the 60s around Muncie today. Expect some morning fog, then partly to mostly cloudy conditions, and a noticeable northwesterly breeze. There could be some scattered showers, especially north and northeast of Indianapolis.
The best weekend of summer (so far) is your payoff to all the recent weather drama.
From Twitter, @fyrefligh223 sums it up: Lol @PaulPoteet … 30’s the new 20 and August is turning into the new April #notcomplaining
The average high today is 84 and the average low is 65. Records are 99 and 50. The sunrise time is 6:53 and the sunset comes at 8:47.
PAUL’S PREVIOUS PREDICTION:
Yesterday’s actual high was 87. The forecast was 88.
Up and down the next few days…”medium” today, “medium-high” Saturday, “high” Sunday, and “medium-high” Monday.
DETAILED INDIANAPOLIS FORECAST:
Today: Morning fog, then partly to mostly cloudy. Scattered showers possible. C O O L E R ! High 72.
Tonight: Partly cloudy Early evening shower chance. Low 58.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 79.
Saturday Night: Clear. Low 59.
Sunday: Mostly…then partly sunny. High 82.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 65.
Monday: Partly cloudy with a slight shower/storm chance. High 82.
Monday Night: Slight shower/storm chance. Low 65.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 85.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Low 65.
Wednesday: Partly sunny. High 89.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Low 66.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. High 87.