What a beautiful day in Indiana. Gotta’ tell you, when we were freezing in the month of January, many of us were hoping for heat and humidity and now, many of us are wishing for cooler, drier air. We get that today.
Temperatures will hang in the 70s most of the afternoon before reaching a high of 80 later this afternoon. It looks like all rain will hold off until Saturday evening and into Sunday.
By the way…
Summer begins Friday at 1:04am.
I have asked around and cannot find one person who wants rain! Like it or not, it has been wet in many parts of the WTHR viewing area this morning. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are in the area this morning and in some parts of Southern Indiana, heavy rain has fallen. A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for Lawrence County and the Bedford area due to rain amounts already in excess of 2 inches.
Don’t fret too much. It could be worse. In Florida, heavy rain is falling from Jacksonville to Miami with some spots getting about 4-8 inches of rain. That rain comes courtesy of Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the hurricane season.
June has been a very strange month. Up until today, every day has been, as far as temperatures are concerned, below the average high. Here in Indianapolis, swimming pools have been open for a few days but the mornings have been really cool. It is already warmer than at this time yesterday and temperatures will again warm to near 80 degrees. Wednesday will be the last dry mild day before thunderstorms arrive. We’ll have a chance for rain Thursday, late Sunday and Monday. At this point, severe storms are not expected.
What a day! Earlier this morning, most of the WTHR viewing area dropped below 50 degrees and this afternoon the chill will stay, with a high only reaching 70 degrees. Look for a return to the mid 70s tomorrow but with no chance of rain moving in until Wednesday. In the meantime, at the time of this writing, I am heading down to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to broadcast live at noon from the Pacer rally.
Can you imagine what will happen if the Pacers win tonight? I think this would be one of the most important victories in Pacer history. Let’s hope!
Yesterday was a strange day in Indiana with some cookouts completely washed out by soaking rains and in some spots, nothing at all. Look for a slight risk of severe weather today with the chance of daily thunderstorms lasting into Friday. Look for highs in the 80s this week. The average high is the mid 70s.
By the way, get a free lunch, cheer on the Pacers and see Scott Swan today at noon. Pre register here http://www.nba.com/pacers/enjoy-picnic-plaza-kroger-gatorade-and-vienna-beef …
Today is the last day of April and good riddance to it. With 8.59 inches of rain this was the 2nd wettest April in Indy weather history. Fortunately, we close the month on a dry and warm note, with an afternoon high of 81.This is a high temp more like June rather than April. Cooler and damp weather moves in by the end of the end of the work week and expect rain to be around for the Mini Marathon. Temperatures will be in the 40s for the festivities Saturday.
It is a mild, pleasant day so far, but it is April, so things will change later today. Rain in front of a cold front moves in this afternoon and is with us during the entire evening rush hour. As the rain ends early Wednesday morning, we will have picked up more than a half inch of rain.
After the front slides thru, temperatures drop and we will struggle to reach the low 50s tomorrow.
It could be worse…a strip of snow is falling in Kansas and Colorado today!
What a weekend! The Susan G. Komen race participants walked or ran in cold weather this morning, but later today, temperatures warm to 50 degrees, 15 degrees below normal.
Overall, the weather will cooperate with our many events this weekend, from the Little 500 to the Grand Prix at Purdue, from the Country Music Expo, to the Community Shred It Day at Channel 13.
Tonight, look for a Freeze Watch as temps drop to 33 and our Flood Warning looks like it will stay in place into next week.