80s Finally Return To Central Indiana

Done deal!  The well advertised warm up can felt in central Indiana’s warmest temperatures since October 4th.


The 214 days between 80 degree days is the longest stretch since 1996-97… but fells more like 1,000 days after the winter we endured.


Unfortunately the high pollen count plays role of buzzkill today, and will remain very high tomorrow.  Though minor relief is expected Friday with rain around, it will be short lived.


If you don’t suffer from allergies enjoy outside in what will be a pleasantly mild evening.  Temperatures will remain well into the 70s after dark, and low temperatures Thursday morning will be closer to the average high (70 degrees) than average low (50).


Don’t forget that practice for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis begins tomorrow at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway… and it’s free!  Pack the sunglasses, sunscreen and expect warm/humid conditions as highs again shoot well into the 80s.


I mentioned rain on Friday and FutureTrak13 images below are proof.  Technically the western half of the state is under a Slight Risk of severe weather, but our thinking is that clouds and rain will limit instability enough to prevent widespread severe weather.  It also appears the highest wind shear will depart before minimal daytime heating, further limiting our risk.  But we’ll monitor for adjustments to the forecast.


Latest model data suggests the convective boundary may push south of the I-70 corridor and stall along the Ohio River.  If this verifies much of Saturday may remain dry… with just a slight chance for redevelopment.  It’s certainly not set in stone being three days away but a drier trend to monitor.


This would prove to be perfect timing for the Kids Day and Rookie Run downtown Saturday.  We’re keeping shower chances in play Saturday morning for now.  The inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis will run rain or shine, and the white flag drops at 3:50pm at IMS.


Mother’s Day looks warm and humid with isolated rain/storm chances.  Admittedly there remains large model differences in the overall pattern late weekend into early next week.  So don’t be surprised to see big adjustments either way.  Long range guidance has locked in on the idea of a cooler than normal pattern arriving this time next week.  Some indications of 10-15 degree temperature anomalies for 7 to 10 days out.  Stay tuned.  Have a great evening – Sean Ash


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