Record Heat Possible, Along With More Storm Chances

Yesterday’s wind and rain were caused by a derecho that caused widespread damage across several states. What’a a derecho?

Early this morning, more rain and storms rolled through, giving some much-needed rain to areas from Indy points north. Spotters reported .72″ in Meridian Hills and 1.15 near Sheridan. WeatherBug morning rain reports included .45″ in Carmel.

This afternoon, we could see some additional storms develop. There’s a slight risk of severe storms (wind and hail the biggest threats). Areas north of Indy look most likely for storms with lesser chances to the south.

We’ll also be under a slight risk of severe for tomorrow. Not everyone will get rain this weekend, but some lucky crops and lawns will get the much-needed moisture.

Our dry streak officially broke yesterday when we got 0.04″ of rain at Indianapolis International Airport.  We picked up a trace of rain officially early this morning. That brings our monthly total to 0.09″ which will set a record for driest June unless we pick up another 0.27″ before midnight. The current driest June record is 0.36″ in 1988.

Heat will continue this weekend as well. A Heat Advisory covers Indy points north and an Excessive Heat Advisory covers areas to the south. Heat Indices will soar past 105 and temps will top out in the upper 90s Indy to triple digits south.

The week ahead looks continued hot!  We’ve now had 14 days of 90+ heat this year and the next 7-days will add to that total.  We only average 18 90+ highs a year!  Scattered rain chances today and tomorrow will give way to isolated chances Monday before a mainly dry stretch (again) moves in.

Have a great weekend,
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