Our weekend weather anchor doesn’t wear pancake makeup.
It’s high pressure, anchored near Virginia until Sunday. The clockwise circulation around this system will bring a continued flow of air from the south. The prospect for fair weather cumulus clouds is a little higher today and tomorrow, but the sun will still be strong.
We’ve been warming ever-so-slowly the last few days.
I think humidity will still be a non-factor today, and it will increase a little this weekend.
The last two weekends have been too kind. Three out of four of those days featured highs just into the upper 70s. We’ll be closer to 90 this time around. A frontal system should approach late Sunday afternoon into Sunday evening. The best chance of showers and storms is still on Monday.
The attached chart shows potential precipitation, and the prospect of an inch of rain in the northwestern third of Indiana. Note also the bulls-eye over Florida, where 8 inches of Isaac-related rain could fall.
Isaac will pound the Dominican Republic and Haiti today and approach southeastern Cuba tonight. As it moves into the Gulf next week the heaviest rainfall is expected to occur in a 50 – 80 wide wide swath along and to the right of where the center tracks.
If the remnants of the system hold together and curve toward the Ohio River Valley we could see some beneficial rain, but that’s not going to happen until at least next Friday.
Remember Hurricane Ike? The remnants from that storm tracked across our state September 14, 2008. Winds gusted up to 70mph, including 63 mph at the Indy Airport. Numerous power lines, tree limbs and branches were brought down, and thousands lost power.
Leftovers from Hurricane Erin caused a four delay in the start of the second running of the Brickyard 400 in 1995. Usually there’s less NASCAR weather drama compared to the “500” at the Speedway, simply because of the time of year the events are scheduled.
The average high today is 84 and the average low is 64. Records are 98 and 49. The sunrise time is 7:05 and the sunset comes at 8:29.
PAUL’S PREVIOUS PREDICTION:
The actual high yesterday was 88. The forecast was 88.
8 (Very high.)
The count remains “high” today and tomorrow, and may dip to “medium-high” on Sunday.
DETAILED INDIANAPOLIS FORECAST:
Today: Mostly sunny. High 90.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 66.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 90.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Low 68.
Sunday: Partly sunny. High 88.
Sunday Night: Slight chance of showers and storms. Low 68.
Monday: Shower and storm chances. High 83.
Monday Night: Slight shower and storm chances. Low 66.
Tuesday: Becoming mostly sunny. High 84.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Low 62.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 81.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Low 62.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 85.