The longest dry spell in Indianapolis in seven years ended yesterday. We had gone 17 days with no measurable precipitation. The streak stopped at 16 days for both Muncie and Lafayette. So: some rain Wednesday…but not enough to ease some very dry conditions overall.
A combination of occasional wind gusts to 35 mph and abnormally dry air will create conditions favorable for fires to quickly get out of control today. Afternoon relative humidity could sink to 25 percent! Not the day to be burning leaves. Be responsible with any flammable items and be prepared for isolated power outages during periods of stronger winds. A “Red Flag Warning” is in place.
My Huge Radar has real-time weather tracking, current temperatures, and severe weather watches and warnings. Get detailed Indiana conditions by clicking here. Click here to see my central Indiana 7-Day Forecast. Follow these links to get my forecasts for Lafayette, Muncie, Hendricks County, and Hamilton County. Need a second opinion? Click here for central Indiana National Weather Service forecasts. (Some charts via WeatherBELL.)
INDY SEVEN DAY FORECAST
Today: Overnight showers end in the early morning. Becoming mostly sunny. Wind gusts to 35 mph. High 62.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Gusts to 20 mph through evening. Low 37.
Friday: Mostly sunny. Wind gusts to 30 mph. High 62.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy evening. Wind gusts to 20 mph. Mostly cloudy after midnight. Low 45.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Isolated shower possible. High 66.
Saturday Night: Spotty shower possible in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low 40.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 62.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 38.
Monday: Partly sunny. High 52.
Monday Night: Mostly clear. Widespread frost toward daybreak. Low 32.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 50.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Widespread frost toward daybreak. Low 30.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 52.