Plenty of changes today. Not so frosty and definitely not so sunny.
An area of low pressure moves in from the plains, dragging in a couple of periods of showers and maybe some thunder. The southwest part of the state is under a slight risk for severe weather today. A cold front approaches from the northwest tonight and then stalls out around here Wednesday. More storm chances, although I think the coverage will be just a bit less tomorrow. The rain should move out by Friday. One more slight chance Friday, then another nice Autumnal Weekend.
This will be the TWELFTH consecutive day with below normal temperatures. September will be the first month of 2012 will more below normal than above normal days.
Time to put on my old disk jockey clothes (mainly polyester) and spin some Records!
We’ve already done “driest June on record.” Would you like to go for “wettest August-September?” The current high water mark for Indy is 16.11 inches from 1989. This year is in 5th place (so far) at 13.23 inches since August 1. Three inches to go on our way to Number One, and we’re counting ’em down! Another inch or two is possible today and tomorrow.
Just by itself last month was the 8th wettest August ever, with 6.51 inches recorded. And let’s not forget July, which went into the records books at the hottest ever.
The average high today is 74 and the average low is 52. Records are 92 and 35. Sunrise comes at 7:36am and sunset is at 7:37pm.
PAUL’S PREVIOUS PREDICTION
The actual high yesterday was 67. The forecast was 68.
Better news this week. The count is low-medium today, low Wednesday, then low-medium again Thursday and Friday.
DETAILED INDIANAPOLIS FORECAST:
Today: Periods of showers likely with some thunder possible. High 72.
Tonight: Periods of showers and storms. Low 62.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a good chance of showers and storms. High 75.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 55.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. High 72
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 53.
Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy. A slight shower/storm chances. High 69.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 52.
Saturday: Partly to mostly sunny. High 70.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Low 50.
Sunday: Partly to mostly sunny. High 70.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Low 50.
Monday: Mostly sunny. High 70.