Clouds and an undercutting southeasterly wind provided the back drop for a pleasant day in central and eastern Indiana. This dry wind kept the eastern edge of showers in far western and southwestern Indiana. Much of the evening will be just fine, though showers remain in play from Terre Haute to Beford.
Don’t let the gloomy sky keep you from enjoying the Indianapolis Indians and a nice evening at the Indiana State Fair. The dry wind is keeping the humidity in check and prolongs the onset of rain farther east in the state.
Rain chances ramp up late tonight and into Friday morning from southwest to northeast. It should be noted the heaviest rain totals will be south of I-70 and lightest will be northeast of Indianapolis. Clouds, waves of showers and locally heavy storms keep high temperatures in the lower 70s… below normal by some 10 to 15 degrees.
Thick overcast serves as a insulator and will make it feel more like late September tomorrow.
The atmosphere remains unsettled this weekend which means we’ll need to increase cloud cover and storm chances for Saturday and Sunday. It doesn’t mean it’s going to rain all day, but you’ll need to monitor radar for outdoor plans.
Rain amounts of 1-2″ will be common in the southern half of Indiana by Sunday morning. Totals should mostly be below 1″ in northern Indiana where drier air at the onset will lower totals. We’re expecting cooler than normal temperatures much of next week.
Have a nice evening – Sean Ash