Hot End to August… Plus Number Crunching

Hot, humid, chance of a pop-up… were you really expecting anything else?

Highs today will reach the low 90s with partly cloudy skies.  Expect humid conditions with a chance for a pop up shower.  Most spots will remain dry, so don’t count on getting your backyard quenched!

Overnight, we stay mild with lows around 70 degrees.

Nearly every day there’s a chance for a pop up as temps stay above average.  Our best chance of rain appears to come late Thursday into Friday as a cold front is expected to move through the state.  We’ll have to see how this plays out in the days to come.

Okay… as promised in the headline… number crunching.

It’s been a hot August… we know that… so here’s some quick weather facts.

So far this year we’ve had 30 days with temps at 90 degrees or warmer.  On average, Indy usually hits that 17 times.  Back in 2007 it was a warm one with 35 days of 90+ heat.

The average high temp for August 2010 is 90.2  The historical average is 83.7.

We are on pace to set the 5th warmest August on record.  That’s determined by averaging the high and low temps of each day during the month.

One more thing… only .37″ or rain… we’re 3.23″ below average for the month.  This is expected to be the driest August on record.

Indianapolis Seven Day Weather Forecast