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Hot and Dry Weather Returns

By · June 17, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Only a couple lonely spots reaped the benefits of rain on Father’s Day. Storms in Illinois died and dissipated before reaching Indy Sunday morning, then very isolated showers developed east of Indy during the evening. The result: 13 straight days with no measurable precipitation at Indianapolis International Airport.

24-hour rainfall estimates were highest north and west of Lafayette with about a third of an inch. But most spots were like Indy: dry.

Extra clouds held the temperatures down a bit on Sunday. Our high was 88 (still above the average of 83). Starting Monday, we’ll see 90s return as a warm front lifts northward through the state. Along the way, there’s a very small chance of a shower Monday morning mainly north/east of Indy. The majority of us will yet again be dry and that dry streak may not end until Thursday. Late Thursday and early Friday, we’ll have a shot at some rain, but most computer models bring very little in the way of totals for us…which means even if we do get rain, it won’t even make a dent in our worsening drought. Though 90s will be the rule for much of your WTHR-TV 7-Day, we won’t be in record territory. Records are in the mid 90s to 100 this upcoming week. The Summer Solstice arrives at 7:09 pm Wednesday – and we’ll definitely be feeling the summer swelter with the hottest day of the year possible.

Hang in there,
-Chikage
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