Fog at first today, mainly in southern Indiana, where a Dense Fog Advisory goes until 10am. One reason? Recent moisture. This is the area that got the bulk of the rain yesterday. And they need it most. Here are some Wednesday totals:
.23″ Terre Haute
.14″ Eagle Creek
.06″ Indianapolis International
The year-to-date deficit is down to 5.35 in Indianapolis, and it will be interesting to see the effects of the Labor Day Weekend water on the weekly Drought Monitor that will be released today.
One cold front moves past the state Thursday morning, and you should feel a little humidity relief this afternoon and evening. Another cold front is already queued up to the west. It arrives Friday night. Shower and storm chances are back tomorrow, with the biggest threat in the later afternoon and evening. Once again storms have the potential of being promoted to severe. Once again the possibility is there for up to an inch of new rain.
Speaking of rain: there was dramatic change in the rainfall pattern from July to August. Some very dry areas of west central Indiana received over 10 inches of rainfall during August, while areas of south central Indiana that received over 8 inches in July turned much drier and received slightly over an inch of rainfall. It ended up being the 8th WETTEST August ever in Indy.
The aforementioned front should be moving through Saturday morning, but showers could linger for awhile in the morning. It will NOT be like last weekend. That will bring smiles to both the hipsters at Penrod and the dragsters at O’Reilly this weekend.
A nice stretch of fall-like (it IS only a few weeks away) temperatures will be here Saturday through Tuesday.
Remember those Friday The 13th movies? Just when you those Jason was gone – BOOM! Tropical system Isaac may have similar staying power.
A remnant piece of the once-hurricane has re-emerged into the Gulf of Mexico. The system is currently disorganized but the National Hurricane Center gives it a 50% chance of becoming a Tropical Cyclone. If a tropical storm were to form, it would be named Nadine, as the remnant was not from the main circulation of Isaac which moved into the Northeast U.S
The average high today is 81 and the average low is 60. Records are 99 and 44. The sunrise time is 7:18 and the sunset comes at 8:08. That’s another two minutes less
daylight compared to yesterday.
PAUL’S PREVIOUS PREDICTION:
Yesterday’s high was 83. The forecast was 90. That’s the biggest miss of the year. (So far!)
It will be “high” again today, and then drop a little to “medium-high” Friday and Saturday. It drops a little more, to “medium” on Sunday.
DETAILED INDIANAPOLIS FORECAST:
Today: Patchy morning fog. Mostly to partly sunny. A little less humid this afternoon. High 85.
Tonight: Mostly clear and not as humid. Low 63.
Friday: Partly sunny with a chance of showers and storms, mainly in the afternoon. A few could be severe. High 82.
Friday Night: Showers and storms likely. A few could be severe. Low 59.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. A slight chance of morning showers. High 73.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 54.
Sunday: Partly sunny. High 72.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Low 52.
Monday: Sunny. High 75.
Monday Night: Mostly clear. Low 53.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 77.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Low 57.
Wednesday: Partly sunny. High 80.