We continue to deal with an oppressive Muggy Meter in central Indiana with tropical dew points locked into the 70s. This is makes it feel uncomfortable, and requires frequent breaks if you’re outside for a lengthy period of time.
Another byproduct of the recent wet stretch and humid air is a very high pollen count… mainly consisting of ragweed and grasses. If you’re like myself, you’ve probably noticed an increase in sniffles and sneezing. It’s no fun and likely won’t get better anytime soon.
Though high temperatures technically remained below 90 degrees Sunday… heat indices climbed into the 90s and even lower 100s in southern Indiana.
The core of the hot dome/heat ridge remains displaced to our west. This is where Heat Advisories/Excessive Heat Warnings are up and where temperatures are daily in the mid to upper 90s.
This Evening: There isn’t an atmospheric trigger around to create widespread storms like Saturday evening. But isolated showers and storms remain possible while the sun is up. It should be noted that anything that can develop will have heavy rain potential with a highly “juicy” atmosphere in place.
Tomorrow: Monday will be similar to today. Areas of dense fog in the morning followed by hazy sunshine and a slight storm chance in the afternoon. Highs will near 90 and heat indices will be in the 90s.
Remember that while isolated, locally heavy rain is very much in play Monday afternoon if anything can develop.
It’s been 348 days since Indianapolis’ last official 90 degree day. That’s the 5th longest streak on record and Monday may be our best chance this week.
Storm chances ramp up again Tuesday with the potential for multiple rounds of storms… both in the early morning and afternoon.
Another 1-3″+ rainfall is possible for some depending on the track and coverage of storms. This marks another unsettled stretch that brings daily chances of heavy storms as Indiana remains on the edge of the hot dome. This is something in meteorology we call the “Ring of Fire.”
Warm, humid conditions look to prevail into the Labor Day weekend. Have a great evening – Sean Ash