Summer comes to the calendar this week, and Mister Weatherman is in sync! Even when the highs “dip” Friday and Saturday—they’ll still be above average. Speaking of heat, Indy hit the highest mark of the year so far on Saturday, at 93 degrees. That record will stand. For about another day.
It also rained this weekend, but only in selected places. If you look up “feast or famine” in the dictionary you might get the attached chart that indicates weekend rainfall. Up to five inches fell in Warren county, which is just west of Lafayette. Lafayette itself only picked up .15″ of an inch, but that’s .15″ more than *I* got.
“Da Region” got a good Saturday soaking also. Rain continued Sunday in the northeast corner of Indiana, which is good, because it’s one of the areas hardest hit by the drought. South Bend’s weekend total made it all the way to .32″ of an inch.
Another Drought Dry Spot is southwest Indiana, which got some scattered weekend storms, although Evansville only recorded .04″ of precip.
Our chances are dim until Thursday. The weekend frontal system is moving back north as a warm front today, so there could be a few storms in the northern quarter of Indiana. Next best chances come Thursday afternoon and evening…and again Saturday afternoon and evening.
The humidity will be noticeable this week, so you’ll enjoy the stiff southwest breeze that should develop during the day both today and tomorrow. Winds could gust up to 30 mph.
COAST TO COAST:
This week’s blistering temps will be shared by many. It could get close to 100 in DC and Boston in a few days. Wanna escape? Mid to upper 70s in LA today. Palm trees grow, and rents are low….no, wait—that old song needs to be inflation-adjusted. Meanwhile, the jukebox is still playing “Wildfire” in Colorado and many Western states. The surf is rough along the Florida coast, due to a strong easterly flow, and the Pacific Northwest will see some showers.
The average high today is 83 and the average low is 63. Records are 96 and 45. That record high is especially popular, having been set in 1888, 1962, and 1994. Sunrise time is 6:17 and it sets almost 15 hours later, at 9:16.
9 (Very high.)
Today and tomorrow should be “low.” Wednesday and Thursday will be in the “medium-low” range.
DETAILED INDIANAPOLIS FORECAST:
Today: Partly to mostly sunny, with breezes up to 30mph. High 91.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 68.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 94.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Low 68.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 94.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Low 70.
Thursday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers and storms. High 93.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers and storms. Low 67.
Friday: Partly cloudy. High 87.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 64.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 88.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and storms. Low 68.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 91.