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Not as Hot and Not as Humid

By · June 22, 2012 at 1:24 pm

After a high of 93 yesterday (our 10th day of 90+ heat this year), we’re getting a bit of a break today and tomorrow with highs in the mid to upper 80s. The other big change: our humidity is much lower making for a comfortable feel for any outdoor plans, whether you’re heading to the Indianapolis Air Show, the Indians Games, Fishers Freedom Festival, Marion County Fair, Dave Matthews Concerts or any of the many outdoor events taking place this weekend. Sunday turns hot again with a chance of isolated storms. Right now, Sunday’s rain potential looks highest north and west of Indy (30% or better) and lowest south and east of Indy (10% or less). Rain amounts may average only around 1/10″ or less. Timing on Sunday’s rain chance looks most likely late day/night.

Were you lucky enough to get rain yesterday? Indianapolis officially (at the airport) recorded NO rain, so our dry streak goes to 18 days at the end of today. Some areas from Crawfordsville to Lafayette to Kokomo did get some much-needed rainfall according to Doppler Radar estimates.

Since Indy did not officially get any rain yesterday, our 0.05″ for the month so far continues as the least rain for the first 21 days of June since 1988! More here from the National Weather Service: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=ind&storyid=84481&source=0 We could be on our way to the driest June on record! The current record is .36″ in 1988.

Last week, 88% of the state was in a drought. That number has now increased to 100% with an “Extreme Drought” (the worst in the state) for Southwestern Indiana. The Indy Metro has been put in a Moderate Drought (last week we were in the initial drought stages). If we don’t get significant rain soon, the drought will continue to worsen.

What’s ahead in your WTHR-TV 7-day? Much cooler air arrives to start next week, then a warming trend late week. There could be some isolated rain arriving Thursday and Friday of next week.

Finally, your WTHR-TV Hoosier Pic at noon. This gorgeous photo is even prettier thanks to the raindrops on the flower! Lebanon got rain yesterday to help perk up the plants. Thanks to Angie Ranney for the pic! Submit your pic on WTHR’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13

Have a great weekend,
-Chikage
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