Wake up! We’re taking the weather pattern off auto-pilot. (Or “Otto Pilot,” if you’re a fellow “Airplane!” fan.) You’ll see more clouds today, and a cold front waits in the weather wings, arriving late tonight.
Our official rain deficit remains at a little over 3 inches for the year. Not much is expected tonight through Friday morning, with less than a quarter inch forecast. Up to 3 inches of much-needed rain could fall in Texas and Oklahoma. They will tap the cooler air behind the cold front, and so will we.
This hasn’t been a bad little September. Indy average temps ran below normal from last weekend all the way up to yesterday, when we were 1 above average. After today we go back below the normals again. At least, a little. And at least a week. In fact, the 8-14 day forecast has below normal temps over the state through the last week of September.
We’ve had no 90s this month. September of *last* year featured four of those days, including a 100 degree reading on September 3.
Got a tweet from @fishersart yesterday, and they are happy to see sunshine in the weekend story. “Art in the Park” offers browsing possibilities (real-life, not Firefox or Chrome) in front of Fishers Town Hall on116th St. just west of I-69. They’ll have food & entertainment also.
The forecast is also good news for The Two Jason’s performing outdoors at Klipsch this weekend: Mraz Friday night, and Aldean Saturday night. Start-of-showtime temps will be in the mid 60s Friday evening, and around 70 Saturday.
I think the roof at Lucas Oil Stadium will be open Sunday. Hopefully, I won’t have to retract that prediction. (One of the replacement refs just threw a flag on that pun.) Tailgating temps will just be getting into the 60s. It will be into the mid 70s by NFL Showtime.
The average high today is 79 and the average low is 58. Records are 99 and 39. The sunrise time is 7:25 and the sun sets at 7:56.
PAUL’S PREVIOUS PREDICTION:
The high yesterday was 83. The forecast was 84.
It remains “medium-high” through the weekend.
DETAILED INDIANAPOLIS FORECAST:
Today: A mix of clouds and sun. More clouds than yesterday. High 82.
Tonight: Slight chance of an evening shower. Showers are likely overnight. Low 58.
Friday: Slight chance of a morning shower. Clouds decreasing in the afternoon. High 72.
Friday Night: Clearing and cooler. Low 51.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 75.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Low 54.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 77.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Low 56.
Monday: Partly sunny. High 77.
Monday Night: Chance of showers. Low 60.
Tuesday: Chance of showers. High 72.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 48.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 69.