Not as Hot, Not as HumidBy
Our triple digit record hot streak is over! We were still toasty today, with an official high of 96, but that’s likely to be the hottest temp we see for at least another week. A cold front worked through Central Indiana during the afternoon knocking our temps down from mid 90s to low 80s!
The front brought a couple hit and miss showers to Indy (though officially at the airport no rain was observed). I grabbed a screenshot of our WTHR-TV HD SkyCam around 4pm when a few raindrops moved across the north side of Downtown.
Our official rain tally continues to be a “trace” this month following on the heels of last month’s record-driest 0.09″. We’re now 5.41″ below average for rainfall since June 1st!
It was a different story for folks in the southern third of the state where severe storms fired up during the afternoon. We had reports of wind damage and hail plus heavy rain which prompted flood advisories in several counties including Monroe, Lawrence, Jackson, and Greene. Take a look at some of the radar-estimated rainfall totals. More than 2″ in Washington County! A spotter reported 1.25″ just southwest of Bloomington in only 20 minutes!
The week ahead will still be above average as far as temps are concerned, but no more triple digits or records! Plus, it will be considerably less humid to start the week. Our average high is 85. We should be between 85-90 during the week with low 90s possible for the weekend. As for rain, it’s not looking likely. There might be scattered showers and storms in Southern Indiana Saturday and Sunday, but chances for Central Indiana look pretty slim at this point.
Finally, our Hoosier Pic of the Day from Joanna Edwards of New Palestine. She captured these mammatus clouds over head during the late afternoon. Mammatus clouds are known for their “pouch-like” structures and are caused by sinking air in a thunderstorm. Submit your pic here: https://www.facebook.com/ChikageWindlerFanPage or here: https://www.facebook.com/WTHR13.
Have a great week!