No question about it, summer is here and it will feel like it as the humidity starts to pick up later this morning.
By the way…
*The 1st Day Of Summer
*The Longest Day Of The Year
* Prince William’s 31st Birthday
…And the beginning of a warming trend that will take us into the middle of next week. Look for a big warmup the next few days with highs reaching 91 by Sunday. Some isolated thunderstorms are possible this weekend. All in all, summer didn’t wait to cruise into Indiana, it’s coming in at 90 miles per hour!
“Why did you say this is the last day of Spring?” That was the question asked of me by a young Mom on the phone this morning. “Hasn’t it been summer for a long time?” Well, yes and no. From a meteorological sense, summer began June 1st. However, to be precise, the summer solstice occurs at 1:04 a.m tomorrow morning.
No matter how you feel about it, summer is here weather wise and will stay with us for some time. Look for a high of 85 today and by Saturday the high will reach 90. Look for the heat and humdity to increase with at least, a chance for a thunderstorm over the weekend and into next week. We can stop saying summer-like weather and call it summer weather.
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.