We don’t have any significant rain relief expected anytime soon. That’s after 20 straight days officially with no measurable rain in Indy. That number will continue to grow with only an isolated rain/storm chance Friday/Saturday. One computer model is forecasting just .84″ of rain between now and July 10th! Unless something changes dramatically, we are likely to break the record for driest June. 0.36″ in 1988 is the current record.
While our lack of precipitation stays the same, our temperatures will swing all over the place this upcoming week. After hitting 92 Sunday, we’ll have highs only around 81 for Monday and Tuesday as cooler, drier, less humid air drops in for a visit behind a cold front that moves through overnight.
Don’t get used to the cool-down, though. A strong warm front lifts through the Hoosier State later this week surging temperatures to the highest levels since last year! We could get very close to triple digits and records. The last time we hit 100 was September 3rd. The record high for Thursday is 101 and the record high for Friday is 100. Heat index values late week could hit 100-110, which is high enough for a heat advisory which could be issued in the coming days.
As for Tropical Storm Debby in the Gulf, her track has shifted dramatically! 24 hours ago, it looked like Debby would push due west toward Texas. Now many of the computer models are sending Debby toward a Florida landfall. While we can’t buy a drop of rain, Florida could get 10″+ and some areas are already experiencing significant flooding. Latest track info: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at4.shtml?5-daynl#contents
Finally, our WTHR-TV Hoosier Pic at 6 from Matt Fearnow who shared this pic of his girls enjoying Saturday night’s Indians game. Submit your pic here: https://www.facebook.com/ChikageWindlerFanPage or on WTHR’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13?ref=ts.