For the 8th straight day high temps in Indianapolis will be below 80°… tying a 142 year old record for consecutive July days below 80°.
The average monthly temperature this July is 74° which is 1.5° below normal. This is quite the contrast to the July 2012 average monthly temperature of 84°… which set the mark for the warmest July on record for Indianapolis. Long range model guidance continues to support the notion that below normal temps will be the rule of thumb as persistent “troughiness” sets up across the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley.
Perhaps our best chance at 80°+ happens Thursday. But we’re preaching patience tomorrow, with low clouds and areas of fog in the morning.
The gloomy start should give way to a fantastic finish, and highs closer to normal (84°) in the lower 80s. This is perfect timing with the International Champions Cup at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Indiana State Fair begins Friday and we’re watching the possibility of storms returning Friday afternoon/evening closely. There isn’t much model consensus on timing, coverage and intensity at the moment. So stay tuned for updates.
However confidence is growing that another impressive cool shot arrives Sunday… with lows back in the 50s! Sunday should be the better of the two days this weekend. Have a great evening – Sean Ash