Election Day weather is a big change from the steamy and stormy weather we had yesterday. Dewpoints have dropped into the comfortable 50s and highs will only make low to mid 70s. Though that’s still above the normal high of 70, it will certainly feel cooler. We’ve had highs in the 80s 5 of the last 6 days, but now I’m forecasting 60s and 70s for highs the next seven days.
One thing I’m not forecast is snow! But you might be interested to know that on this date in 1923, we got just under an inch of the white stuff in Indy. That’s the latest measurable snow on record for the city. In comparison, this season’s last measurable snow was all the way back on March 5th when we got 0.3″!
And what a difference a year makes! Last season’s snow total was more than 37″, compared with only 9.8″ this season. Too soon to say what’s in store for next winter!
If you’re heading to tonight’s Indians game, you’re in luck! We’ll have partly cloudy, dry, and pleasantly cool 60s through the game. A light jacket might come in handy as you’re leaving Victory Field.
Tomorrow, come on down to the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Cookout! Chris Wright, Anne Marie Tiernon and I will be grilling up burgers along with other media teams to raise money for the Salvation Army. The event is from 10 to 2 on the Circle. We’ll be cooler in the 60s with maybe a passing shower or few sprinkles, but most of the day will be dry. Tomorrow will be the coolest day of the week.
Looking ahead to the weekend, we’ll warm back up into the 70s. Saturday looks dry and pleasant for the 500 Festival Kids Day Rookie Run and any other outdoor plans you may have. Mother’s Day is a little more in question. A cold front sinking through could spark an isolated shower or t-storm. A this point it looks like that front could stall in Southern Indiana – meaning rain chances might continue Monday and Tuesday in Downstate Indiana, while we may stay dry in Central Indiana. We’ll have to watch for any changes.
Finally, here’s our Hoosier Pic today at noon from Rachel Copas. After some storms rolled through Martinsville yesterday, she captured this rainbow. If you look closely, you can see a very faint double rainbow! If you’d like to share your pics, just post them on WTHR’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13