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Hot End to the Weekend…Slim Rain Chances

By · June 23, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Did you see the sun halo Saturday afternoon? Lots of people including viewer Tim Sturgeon saw it, snapped pics, and shared them with us here at WTHR. A gorgeous sight, sun halos occur when the sun’s rays pass through high thin cirrus clouds (made of ice crystals) at just the right angle. More: http://earthsky.org/space/what-makes-a-halo-around-the-moon

We’ll see temperatures nudge up a bit to end the weekend. We hit 88 today and could reach low 90s tomorrow with more cloud cover (mainly high clouds) through the day. Tomorrow’s high of 91 should make day number 11 this year of 90+ heat.

It should stay dry until nighttime when we’ll watch a cold front push through. Ahead of that front, there’s a chance (albeit a small one) of showers and storms – around 20% at best. Some areas that do manage a storm could see a strong or severe storm, so we are in a “Slight Risk” of severe for Sunday night/early Monday. I don’t expect much out of the chance. As for rain, most areas could see only up to 1/10″ if any at all. We’ve now gone 19 straight days officially at the Indianapolis International Airport without measurable rain.

Next week, we’ll have some big temperature swings. We could be hard-pressed to get out of the 70s Monday (I’m calling for a high of 80 – barely!) but as a strong warm front lifts through mid to late week, we could see the hottest air of the year arrive Thursday and Friday. Mid to upper 90s look possible! As for rain chances in your WTHR-TV 7-day… the majority of the week looks dry until an isolated shower/storm chance Friday or Saturday.

Saturday afternoon, Tropical Storm Debby formed in the Gulf of Mexico and could bring very heavy rain to the Gulf Coast. For updated track information: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#DEBBY

Finally, our Hoosier Pic at 6. Brad Brown shot this flyover from his house as the planes were headed to the Indy Air Show. It’s a really busy weekend with all kinds of outdoor events – from the Air Show to the Fishers Freedom Festival to the Marion County Fair to the Indians. Snap a pic and share it on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChikageWindlerFanPage?ref=tn_tnmn or https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13?ref=ts

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
-Chikage
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