Soup(y) for you!
The End-Of-Summer-Super-Soaker has left things wet, and Tuesday starts with a calm wind. It all helped to set the stage for patchy morning fog.
A weak front will move through today and could stir the pot a little, with chances for a few scattered showers and storms. A stronger front is waiting in the wings. Possibly severe storms will move from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska today into Michigan, southeastern Wisconsin, Illinois, and northwest Indiana Wednesday. The biggest chances for storms here will be in late afternoon and evening Wednesday.
Behind that front, temps and humidities drop. Thursday looks sweet. But: it never rains, it pours! (Well, at least now it does.) Shower and storm chances are back Friday and Saturday.
The remnants of Hurricane Isaac moved slooooooooooowly across Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana during the weekend. The leftovers moved slower than originally anticipated, causing much of the heavy rain to fall across portions of Missouri and Illinois rather than Indiana, where most places reported 1-3 inches. (Click here for a map.)
Still: much of the weekend was soggy, and a Flood Advisory was issued for some areas Saturday evening. Here are some specific city totals:
3.60″ Pittsboro, IN (from @bee_guy_indy on Twitter)
3.21″ Champaign, IL
1.03″ Terre Haute
By the way: even with that latest rain the Evansville deficit is still just over ten inches.
Here are the Indy precipitation figures, updated following the weekend wet stuff:
29.63″ Normal total (year-to-date)
24.41″ This year’s total
5.22″ Current Deficit
Indianapolis was *ahead* of the game at this point last year, with 31.47 inches. Saturday’s rainfall was the biggest in one calendar day since just over two inches fell on September 25, 2011.
The average high today is 82 and the average low is 61. Records are 98 and 46. Sunrise time is 7:16 and the sunset comes at 8:11.
PAUL’S PREVIOUS PREDICTION:
The actual high was yesterday was 82. The forecast was 81.
After dipping over the weekend it’s back to “high” through Friday.
DETAILED INDIANAPOLIS FORECAST:
Today: Patchy dense morning fog. Then mostly to partly cloudy and muggy. Scattered showers and storms possible. High 85.
Tonight: Clearing out, with more fog possible. Low 65.
Wednesday: Fog early, then some morning sun. Chance of afternoon showers and storms. High 89.
Wednesday Night: Better chance of showers and storms. Low 69.
Thursday: Becoming mostly sunny and not as muggy. High 82.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Low 61.
Friday: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and storms. High 78.
Friday Night: Shower and storm chances. Low 61.
Saturday: Shower and storm chances. High 72.
Saturday Night: Slight chance of showers and storms. Low 56.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 72.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 55.
Monday: Partly cloudy. High 73.