Today should be the first day in Indianapolis above 75 degrees since the middle of the month that is about to end. April’s average temperature of 54.1 is 1.3 degrees above average. But March”s 56.6 was 14.4 degrees above average, so – for only the second time since 1872 – April will be cooler than March.
Monday starts with rain on the radar. Chances are with us all day, although they will diminish tonight. Storms Monday afternoon carry a slight risk of becoming severe, with large hail and damaging wind.
The storm chances are still around Tuesday, but the sun rules an entire day in the middle of the week. Wednesday will probably be the peak of the temperature week, but every day will be above average. The present record high for Wednesday is 87. We could get close. Humidity will surge into the area Wednesday through Friday. So lose the long sleeves for now.
Cold air is still hanging on in New England. Monday starts with Hard Freeze warnings in parts of PA and NY. Flash Flood Warnings and Watches stretch from central and southern Illinois down to the Oklahoma-Kansas border. Showers and storms in central Indiana could bring a half-inch to an inch total precipitation Monday through Tuesday.
Only one of the last nine days in Indianapolis has featured above normal temperatures.
The small relief from this weekend will continue today, with counts in the “Medium-High” range. They will stay there until Thursday, returning to “High” at that time.
The average high today is 68 and the average low is 48. Records are 90 and 31. Sunrise is 6:46 and sunset is 8:39.
DETAILED INDIANAPOLIS FORECAST:
Today: Mostly cloudy, with periods of showers and storms. A few could be severe this afternoon. High 78.
Tonight: Shower and storm chances. Low 60.
Tuesday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with shower and storm chances. High 78.
Tuesday Night: Chances of showers and storms. Low 63.
Wednesday: Partly to mostly sunny. High 84.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 68.
Thursday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and storms. High 82.
Thursday Night: Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and storms. Low 63.
Friday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and storms. High 80.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and storms. Low 61.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and storms. High 78.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Slight shower and storm chance. Low 58.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 74.