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More Like June!

By · May 15, 2012 at 12:55 pm

It’s a sunny and warm day across Central Indiana today. Our average high is 72 and we were already 77 at noon on our way to the low 80s. It will feel more like the 2nd week of June. While the warmth is here, the humidity is not. We have comfortably cool dew points in the 30s and 40s. It’s a great day for taking in practice at the IMS…just don’t forget the sunscreen!

Today’s temps will top our around 10 degrees above average, but we won’t quite reach record territory. The record for today is 88 set in 2001.

While we’ll be sunny and dry today, there is a weak cold front sagging through the Upper Midwest. As the front makes it into parts of Wisconsin and Illinois, some strong to severe storms could develop in places like Chicago and Milwaukee. As that front scoots into Indiana overnight into the morning tomorrow, signs now point to it weakening even more. There could be a few showers in the morning through far Northern Indiana, but here in the Central part of the state, it looks like we’ll be hard pressed to see much more than a few sprinkles. Then as the front sags into Southern Indiana, there could be a few showers developing in the afternoon. Most areas in the Indy Metro will stay dry tomorrow.

After a couple slightly cooler days in the upper 70s, we’ll bump back into the 80s – and add in some humidity Friday through Monday. This weekend dew points will surge into the sticky 60s! When combined with temps in the mid 80s, this weekend we could have heat index values of 90+. And if you’re heading to the track, it will feel even hotter than that because of the metal stands and hot track surface. As for rain, we might get an isolated storm late Sunday night, but the best chance arrives on Monday with scattered showers and storms.

Finally, here’s today’s Hoosier Pic at noon courtesy of Randall Tishner who got this great pic of a momma bird with her babies. Submit your pic on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13

Have a great day!
-Chikage
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