Record Warm March, But a Little Cooler Thursday

The Warmth: Today was our 13th day of the month with a high of 70+ (we hit 75).  The normal is 57!  We continue to build a formidable record…the old record of 9 days in the 70s in March happened in 2007, 1945, and 1907.  This month will go down as the warmest March in recorded history for Indianapolis, with records dating back to 1871!

The Change: Thursday will be a “cooler” day (but still above the average high of 57).  And despite the cool-down, it will be our 20th Straight Above Average day with highs in the low 60s.

Storm Chances:  Storms may develop Late Thursday night into Friday.  Everyone has a shot at rain and non-severe t-storms (possibly up to ½” of rain).  There’s a slight risk for severe Indy points east, though I’m not expecting a widespread outbreak.  Best shot at a couple storms going severe may be Friday afternoon – my hunch is they might form Nashville to Columbus to Greensburg points east.  Those areas will tap the moisture plus see highs into the 70s Friday.

Dry Weekend:  Looks like the system Friday will be out earlier now.  So both Saturday and Sunday are looking dry….by Sunday and Monday we could be nearing 80!

Colder Midweek Next Week: Signs are pointing to a significant cool-down next week late Tuesday through Wednesday…the return of lows in the 30s is one possibility.  And it wouldn’t shock me to see some snow flurries, esp. the Lake Effect variety in Northern Indiana Tuesday night/Wednesday morning….if the trend pans out.

Take Care,
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