Tuesday morning fog is connected to good news. More recent rain. (Combined with a light wind and a clearing sky above the cloud at ground level.)
As promised, yesterday’s makes August the (TA DA!) wettest month of 2012, so far! The .28″ of an inch at the Airport gives us a 4.20″ total for August. The only previous month coming close is March, with 4.14 inches of precip. Don’t get cocky, kid, but the stats have been improving this month. The official Indy year-to-date deficit is now 7.33 inches.
Up in South Bend, almost an inch fell, which means that part of the state has whittle its deficit down to under an inch. Although there was almost a half inch of rain in Evansville yesterday, the year-to-date drought is still over 12 inches.
Central Indiana totals were on the the lighter side this time around. A map is attached that shows the biggest boomers soaked the north and southwest, where it is still needed the most.
The next rain chance is a pretty good one that arrives the second half of Thursday, and stays through the first half of Friday. The weekend weather will be excellent for cutting that green grass.
COAST TO COAST:
A cold front moving into the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states on Tuesday will help set the stage for strong to severe thunderstorms across the region. Damaging wind gusts and large hail will be possible during the afternoon and evening from northern Virginia northward to portions of Upstate New York.
The average high today is 84 and the averge low is 65. Records are 95 and 48. The sunrise time is 6:57 and the sunset comes at 8:42.
PAUL’S PREVIOUS PREDICTION:
The actual high yesterday was 82. The forecast was 81.
“Medium-high” today, then “high” through Friday.
DETAILED INDIANAPOLIS FORECAST:
Today: Early morning fog, then becoming partly sunny. High 80.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 61.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 84.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 66.
Thursday: Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of afternoon showers and storms. High 88.
Thursday Night: Showers and storms likely. Low 66.
Friday: Morning shower and storm chances, then becoming partly sunny. High 75.
Friday Night: Mostly clear. Low 56.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 73.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Low 54.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 74.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 57.
Monday: Partly cloudy. High 77.