Let’s not mince words about the weather.
This Twitter follower summed it up best:
“@AimsIsland: @PaulPoteet ..up here in Fishers, Mr. P. Feels like the past 3 months’ worth of storms arrived all at once!”
Radar indicates as much as FOUR inches fell since last night. Thursday begins with a Flood Warning for Central Vermillion, Northern Parke, Southern Fountain, and southwestern Montgomery counties in west central Indiana.
A couple of lows mean high chances for more showers and storms this morning and again this afternoon and tonight. One upper level system is moving in from the Mid Mississippi Valley and one’s coming from the Great Lakes.
Indianapolis already picked up just an inch late last night. Radar indicates as much as two inches may have fallen in the northwest corner of Indy in the evening and overnight. There’s a widespread 2-4 inch swath west of Indy back toward Illinois.
Recently rain-neglected Terre Haute measured .23″ of rain between 3 and 4 am this morning – exactly what the city received in the MONTH of June.
Another inch is possible – along with possibly severe weather – this afternoon and evening. We’ll get a break in the midday today.
Today will be the last day for above normal temperatures until next Monday. We won’t see the 90s back again until next Wednesday. The hot weather left with a Big Bang yesterday, as the high hit 98, and tied a 1941 record high. That was the 18th daily high temperature record set this year.
Here’s a record that probably WON’T be broken: 86 consecutive days above 80. That’s from 2002. Today will be the 64th consecutive day above 80 in Indy, but I think we’ll stay in the 70s tomorrow.
The average high today is 84 and the average low is 65. The records are 99 and 50. The sunrise time is 6:52 and the sun sets at 8:48.
PAUL’S PREVIOUS PREDICTION:
The actual high yesterday was 98. The forecast was 94.
The rain helps knock it down to “low-medium” today, and “medium” Friday. Back to “medium-high” this weekend.
DETAILED INDIANAPOLIS FORECAST:
Today: A period of morning showers and storms. Then partly sunny, with shower and storms returning in the afternoon. Some could be severe. High 88.
Tonight: Showers and storms likely. Some severe. Low 62.
Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy. A few light showers possible. MUCH cooler. High 76.
Friday Night: Mostly clear. Low 55.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 79.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Low 58.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 81.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Low 64.
Monday: Partly cloudy. High 84.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 66.
Tuesday: Partly sunny. High 88.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 67.
Wednesday: Partly sunny. High 90.