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Much-Needed Rain, Cooler Start to the Week, Steamy Race Weekend, & the Solar Eclipse

By · May 21, 2012 at 12:00 am

A line of showers and storms accompanied by gusty wind and some pea sized hail is slowly making its way from Western Indiana toward the east. Plan on some pockets of heavy rain during the overnight hours as a cold front moves through. At this point, isolated strong to severe storms can’t be ruled out.

After hitting 88 degrees Sunday (hottest since September and just 2 degrees shy of a record), we’ll have a considerably cooler start to the workweek! Showers/t-storms move out in the morning but cooler air filters in. Highs Monday may only reach mid 70s. We’ll stay on the cool/dry/comfy side of things Tuesday before another warm-up moves in.

If you thought it was hot this weekend, just wait ’til next weekend! Signs are pointing to highs near 90 combined with building humidity levels making for a steamy Race Weekend! As for rain chances, we’ll have another mainly dry week ahead. A very low storm chance is possible late Friday into early Saturday, but dry will be the rule for most.

Finally, most Hoosiers didn’t see even a glimpse of the annular solar eclipse which was absolutely stunning for Japan and the West Coast – as you can see from this photo from California courtesy of Michael Rogner. The eclipse occurred just before sunset here and clouds got in the way for most areas in Central Indiana.

Some parts of Northwest Indiana caught a glimpse of the partial eclipse including Joey Lax-Salinas from JoeyBLS Photography. This shot was taken just before sunset from Schererville. The next solar eclipse visible in Indiana is October 23, 2014. It is a partial eclipse.

A better view of the eclipse took place for areas to our west. The partial eclipse in Western Illinois was stunning! Photo courtesy of Jeremy Simmons.

Have a great week!
-Chikage
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