Cool Spell Eases For Weekend Warm UpBy
Are you fan of our latest stretch of unseasonably cool air in central Indiana? If not your patience will be rewarded early next week when highs near 90 degrees. Between now and then it will be a gradual transition from comfortable humidity to an oppressive Muggy Meter.
This Evening: It’s nothing but nice this evening if you’re heading to the free Concert on the Canal in Indianapolis outside the Historical Society… or anything else you’re doing for that matter. Highs today remained 5 to 10 degrees below normal in what’s been an impressively cool start to July.
The first 16 days of this month produced an average temperature of 70.9 degree… which would be good for 2nd coolest July on record if the month ended today. There’s still plenty of month and potential heating left, but this will be a statistic we’ll follow closely the next couple of weeks.
This is now officially the 6th longest wait on record for the first 90-degree day of the year in Indianapolis… and longest stretch since 2004 when there were zero 90-degree days in the city. The average first date for the first 90 degree temperature was nearly a month ago, and the city averages 18 days in the 90s in a year.
Tonight and Friday: This will likely be the last night of windows open and A/Cs off. So enjoy the low to mid 50s Friday morning and pleasant highs nearing 80 Friday afternoon. Much like the past few days, expect a mostly cloud-free morning with fair weather cumulus clouds popping during the heating of the day.
Weekend Outlook: For the past few days we’ve mentioned uncertainty regarding precipitation chances this weekend in relation to an approaching upper level system. Latest analysis and model data suggests this feature should bypass our viewing area to the south and southeast… with perhaps some residual cloud cover.
You will notice an increase in humidity Saturday evening heading into Sunday, and this marks a transition to typical summer weather for the Ohio Valley. Don’t forget the Indy Eleven are back on the pitch Saturday evening and it should be a nice night for soccer.
7 Day Forecast: It appears our next best chance of rain and storms will Wednesday with the approach of a cold front. These storms will have heavy rain potential and we’ll need to monitor for severe weather as well. Have a great evening – Sean Ash