You can feel the change if you head outside. Humidity levels fallen dramatically with dew points in the comfortable 50s. Temps which topped out late afternoon at 88 degrees will continue to fall a couple degrees each hour which means we’ll wake up to a cool, crisp morning Monday. Temps in the 50s to 60 degrees may be combined with some patchy fog to start off the day – a result of our recent rain.
Speaking of rain, Sunday’s official rain total of 1.26″ was the most in a single day since May 1st! Our monthly rain is now 0.98″ above average, but our annual deficit has only been trimmed to 9.24″. We need a consistent 1″/week each week heading into Fall to even the playing field.
Rain totals from our SkyTrak13 WeatherBug Network included 1.47″ at the Orchard School on Indy’s Northside and 1.34″ at Lucas Oil Stadium Downtown.
Other areas tallying more than 1″ of rain from the early morning storms Sunday included Crawfordsville, Trafalgar, and Straughn. For many spots in Central Indiana, this was the most rain in months.
Monday looks like a fantastic day with some patchy fog to start, then nearly wall-to-wall sunshine. Temps should climb into the upper 80s with very low humidity. It will be a great day to head to the Indiana State Fair or Colts Camp.
We heat up Tuesday and Wednesday with highs in the 90s again. Our next chance of rain arrives Thursday into Friday ahead of another strong cold front. We’ll have to watch for the possibility of severe weather Thursday night. Behind that front, we could see the coolest stretch of weather Indy has experienced since early June!
The August 11-15 outlook from the Climate Prediction Center actually places Central and Southern Indiana in a “cooler than average” zone! The average high for that period is 84 and so far, it looks like we could string together 4 or 5 days of low 80s.
Finally, here’s our Hoosier Pic at 6 courtesy of Rod Humphrey of Southport. His rain gauge picked up just shy of an inch, much-needed moisture! Submit your pic here: https://www.facebook.com/ChikageWindlerFanPage or here: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13
Our web folks have created a photo slideshow of the storm damage Sunday morning. Check it out here:
Have a great week!