Officially at the Indianapolis International Airport, we picked up .78″ of rain Thursday, narrowing the gap between our rain this year and the average rain to date. Our deficit is now down to 6.84″ for the year.
Check out some estimated rainfall totals…north of Indy, areas from Kokomo to Lafayette had more than an inch, with more than 2″ out in parts of Montgomery and Putnam County.
South of Indy, areas in Monroe, Owen, and Greene counties also saw heavy, drenching rains. Lesser amounts fell from Greenwood to Shelbyville according to radar estimates.
This rain will help ease the drought conditions which have improved slightly since last week due to the heavy rains we saw then. The next Drought Monitor map is released Thursday the 17th.
In addition to rain, there were some reports of hail and high winds. Here’s a link to storm reports: https://nwschat.weather.gov/lsr/#IND/201208161525/201208170233/0100
After the rain, we’ll turn cooler and drier for a gorgeous weekend. There may be some patchy fog to start your Friday, then clouds will give way to sunshine. Saturday morning will be a chilly one with lows in the 50s in town, but upper 40s possible in some outlying areas! Those going to the closing weekend of the fair and MotoGP at the IMS will be greeted by comfortable temps and plenty of sunshine. We’ll warm slightly into next week with a week of dry weather on the way.