Who can really unite our country? Mister Weatherman, of course!
I’ll do it by bringing in an upper level disturbance over northern Montana and combining it with some moisture straight from the Gulf Of Mexico. You may not get a chicken in every pot, but there should be some water in every rain gauge tonight in Indiana.
Up to an inch of rainfall is possible by early Thursday morning in the western half of the state, and at least three-quarters of an inch is expected in Indianapolis, where the official rainfall deficit is just under two inches.
The upper level low will drag a surface cold front through the state late tonight. Ahead and along the front, expect rain. There could be some rumbles of thunder. No severe weather is expected here, but the Storm Prediction Center does indicate a slight risk of severe storms from southern Illinois, southeast Missouri, the western tips of Kentucky and Tennessee, much of Mississippi, northern Louisiana and nearly all of Arkansas. Damaging winds are the biggest threat.
Rain should shut down pretty quickly Thursday morning. The wind will be frisky both today and tomorrow, with wind gusts up to 35 mph.
The cold front leaves behind colder temps tomorrow and Friday, and one more wave of low pressure rotating through late Thursday and Friday produces precipitation again. Expect a cold rain to finish the work week. The timing appears good for a good weekend.
The average high today is 65 and the average low is 44. Records are 86 and 26. The sunrise time is 7:58 and the sun sets at 7:02.
PAUL’S PREVIOUS PREDICTION:
Yesterday’s high was 68. The forecast was 68.
The count is Medium today. It rises to Medium-high Thursday and Friday. The count is Medium again Saturday.
DETAILED INDIANAPOLIS FORECAST:
Today: Sunny start. Clouding up in the afternoon with a chance of later afternoon showers and storms. Breezy and warmer. High 72. Wind gusts to 35 mph by afternoon.
Tonight: Rainy, with some rumbles of thunder. Breezy. Low 47.
Thursday: Chance of early morning showers, then mostly to partly cloudy. Cooler breezes. High 60.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers after midnight. Low 42.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. High 52.
Friday Night: Slight shower chances. Low 42.
Saturday: Becoming partly sunny. High 59.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 45.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 67.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear. Low 52.
Monday: Partly sunny. High 72.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 52.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 6